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Voyager I Sailing In Cosmic Purgatory

Voyager I is now 11 billion miles from the sun and at the end of our solar system.  NASA calls the area cosmic purgatory.

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Too Many Drivers Eat, Text, Watch Videos and More Behind the Wheel — Survey of the Day

Buckle your seat belts, folks.

According to Harris Poll chairman Humphrey Taylor regarding a new survey, “The number of drivers who engage in potentially dangerous, in some cases extremely dangerous, behaviors while driving is terrifyingly high.”

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Computer Flashmob Aims To Create Super Computer
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Future Predicting Supercomputer Planned By European Union

Scientific leaders in the European Union are planning the Living Earth Simulator, a nervous system for the entire planet.

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Hedy Lamarr – 1930′s Actress Is The Inventor Of Wi-Fi, GPS & Cellphones

Hedy Lamarr is remembered as a stunning and amazing actress who was a legend in Hollywood's Golden Age. What they might not remember her for is the fact that she co-patented the technology that we use today in Wi-Fi, cell phones and even GPS.

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Wondering What Most Use the Internet for? Well, It’s Not That Exciting — Survey of the Day

Why did the average American go online? For no particular reason (Ba-dum-bum).

Although this may not become the newest joke anytime soon, it’s actually a true statement. According to a new report from the Pew Research Center’s Internet & American Life Project, 53 percent of 18- to 29-year-old Americans go online just for fun or to waste time. With 2,260 participating adults, it turns out that 58 percent of all adults go online for the same reason.

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Country Of Origin Labeling For Many Foods Takes Effect In The U.S
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Fruit Stickers That Are Fruit Cleaners; Dissolve In Water

What is one man's annoyance is another man's inspiration.  Yes, the woebegone fruit sticker has received a facelift.

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Verizon Outage In West Texas Due To Down Lines

If you are a customer of Verizon Wireless in the Texas Panhandle and surrounding areas, you probably noticed there was no service today. Down lines caused the outage from Amarillo to Lubbock and surrounding areas.

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Brain Surgeon Robot Ten Times Steadier Than Humans

Part of the uncertainty of surgery your surgeon won't discuss with you.  A new robot invented in Europe may eventually make the discussion unnecessary.

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Man Alert! WiFi May Be Great, But It’s Hurting Your Little Swimmers in Top Hats

Most people think the only way the internet can reduce a guy’s chances of having children is because of games like World of Warcraft lowering sex appeal. But that’s not the real reason the internet is risking a man’s chances for reproducing. WiFi is actually harming sperm.

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‘Morning Person?’ Laziness? There’s a Gene for Them — Health Check

If you’ve ever wondered why some people can get by on just a few hours of sleep while others need much more, scientists may have found an answer.

Research conducted on 4,000 Europeans discovered that those who had two copies of a particular variant of a gene called ABCC9, which influences sleep duration, generally reported sleeping less than those who had two copies of a different version of the gene.

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