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This 3D-Printed Predicta Will Transport You to the 1950's

a shared story    36 minutes ago
Once upon a time, long before Twitter or Xbox live, you could turn on a TV that looked a lot like this and watch spacemen valiantly defeat their enemies with rayguns and plutonium-powered rockets. We can't travel back to that simpler age, but we can re-create...(more) 



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The soothing art of hand making traditional wooden skis

a shared story    1 hour 36 minutes ago
It's the traditional, old school and almost forgotten methods of craftsmanship that always impress me the most. This video shows how traditional wooden skis are made in Norway and you get to see the entire process, the carving, shaving, shaping, bending and even the making of...(more) 



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How many Android users will convert to iPhone because of the Apple Watch?

a shared story    2 hours 36 minutes ago
As applied to Apple, the ‘halo effect’ refers to the dynamic wherein the popularity and success of one product incentivizes consumers to purchase other Apple products they might not otherwise have given a second look. The first notable example of this dynamic was seen when the...(more) 



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Pimp my plumage: Male and female birds are evolving to look alike says study that challenges theory of sexual selection

a shared story    2 hours 36 minutes ago
Biologists at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee measured the plumage colour of male and female birds from 977 different species and their findings challenge Charles Darwin's famous theory. 



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Uber plans legal taxi service in Germany - manager in WiWo magazine

a shared story    3 hours 36 minutes ago
Uber aims to launch a service in Germany by this summer that will allow its novel taxi-hailing service to operate legally in Europe's biggest economy, the company's German chief was quoted saying by weekly magazine Wirtschafts Woche (WiWo). The move comes after a German court earlier...(more) 



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Salesforce aims to surpass SAP on German market: executive tells WiWo

a shared story    4 hours 36 minutes ago
Cloud software company Salesforce.com Inc aims to overtake SAP in terms of sales on the German company's home market in the coming years, the Europe chief of Salesforce told a German magazine. "We want to become the biggest software company in Germany by sales," weekly Wirtschafts...(more) 



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An Alien Nation remake will describe how and why aliens came to Earth

a shared story    5 hours 36 minutes ago
Alien Nation, the 1988 buddy cop / sci-fi mashup, is getting a remake, The Hollywood Reporter reports. While the original movie centered around the first police officer from an alien race, the Fox reimagining will reportedly explain how and why the aliens came to Earth in...(more) 



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Juror kerfuffle leads to high drama in Ellen Pao discrimination trial

a shared story    6 hours 36 minutes ago
A funny thing happened as the jurors walked to the courtroom. One juror changed his vote, throwing the whole verdict into disarray. 



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California: Governor Signs $1 Billion Water Package

a shared story    6 hours 36 minutes ago
Gov. Jerry Brown signed legislation Friday that speeds up $1 billion in water infrastructure spending amid the worst drought in a generation. 



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HTC still in turmoil: Lead designer out after just one year on the job

a shared story    7 hours 36 minutes ago
It’s never a good sign to see a major executive shakeup at a company just after it makes a major product launch — see Windows 8 architect Steven Sinofsky’s abrupt departure from Microsoft after Windows 8 launched, for instance. This is now the case with HTC,...(more) 



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Wisconsin officer, bank robbery suspect killed in shootout

a shared story    8 hours 36 minutes ago
(Reuters) - A Wisconsin State Patrol officer and a bank robbery suspect were killed in a shootout on Tuesday evening, officials said. The trooper began following a car matching the description of the suspect's vehicle around 5:30 p.m. local time in the city of Fond du...(more) 



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5 Reasons Radiation Treatment has Never Been Safer (Op-Ed)

a shared story    8 hours 36 minutes ago
From focused proton beams to the positioning of patients, new approaches to radiation therapy are transforming cancer care. 



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