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Virtual supermarkets are popping up in subway stations in South Korea, where commuters can virtually shop for items while waiting for the train to come. Customers simply scan an item’s QR code using the free “Homeplus” app and can have it delivered to their doorstep before they even get home. Ranked as the 2nd most hard-working country in the world to Japan, South Korea is rewarding its workers with this timesaving gem.
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If Earth Had Rings
First off, they would be really pretty to look at. They would also dominate the sky in both night and day at exactly the same place as they would never rise nor set. And at night you would see the Earth’s shadow swing across the rings, like in the 4th photo here.
However, life would be very different on Earth if this were the case. Nocturnal animals would have a hard time being nocturnal, as the light reflecting from the rings would illuminate the night.
Because we are closer to the Sun than Saturn is, the rings would be more rocky than ice, making them less bright but still pretty bright. In fact, you would see far less stars at night (living anywhere other than the equator or the arctic circle) because of the light pollution and not to mention ruin most meteor showers because of that.
During the day the rings would block sunlight in certain regions of the planet creating wild weather cycles and effecting plant life as well. So basically, they would be definitely pretty to look at but they would also make a whole lot of things screwy.
Illustrations by Ron Miller // io9
— Click the photos for captions
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Just as we feared, Yahoo has already begun deleting blogs and tampering with Tumblr’s integrity.
They are deleting accounts for sharing photos of animal cruelty as if the accounts sharing them are encouraging or promoting animal abuse.
It’s now apparently Tumblr policy to shut down accounts with zero notice.
Welcome to the New World Tumblr guys, where you don’t get to discuss whatever you want.
You know what to do.
These cute kitty keychains are not toys, but are in fact a very serious defense weapon.
Use coupon code ‘1000NOTES’ to get an extra 10% off your entire order!
If I was a girl I would buy this. When it comes to defense there are no rules to the game. This is a cheap way to always have protection with you.
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KZSU Interviewed Noam Chomsky about Social Media, Occupy Wall Street and the future of funding scientific research in America. Professor Chomsky also discussed why US Corporations and Venture Capitalists are not investing enough in technologies that can help solve our environmental problems. The interview is available from this link.