Ancient Rome rebuilt, virtually

Ancient Rome rebuilt, virtually

Not only was Rome not built in a day, but a digital model took 10 years to construct. A team of archaeologists, architects and computer specialists from Italy, the United States, Britain and Germany has just unveiled a sprawling 3D digital simulation of the ancient city as it appeared at the height of its development(…)

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What’s wrong with this picture?

What’s wrong with this picture?

This Brazilian model “lost” her belly button as the Playboy magazine editors were retouching her body curves. The mistake went unnoticed, and the magazine sold 605,000 copies that month… lots of readers got pissed off when they realized they were wasting money on fake pictures. Found at Bits and Pieces

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The mystery of how an animal has survived for 80 million years without sex has been solved by UK scientists

The mystery of how an animal has survived for 80 million years without sex has been solved by UK scientists

There could be some benefit to millions of years without sex after all—Dr Alan Tunnacliffe, University of Cambridge Clip from article: A Cambridge team says the creature owes its existence to a genetic quirk that offers some recompense for its prolonged celibacy. Many asexual organisms have died out because they cannot adapt to changes in(…)

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80MBS of storage for under $12K? ComputerWorlds top 10 retro ads

80MBS of storage for under $12K? ComputerWorlds top 10 retro ads

My favorite: What the heck is electronic mail? That’s the question posed in this Honeywell ad, which explains: “Simply put, it means high-speed information transportation. “One of the most advanced methods is terminals talking to one another. “Your mailbox is the terminal on your desk. Punch a key and today’s correspondence and messages are displayed(…)

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Will the San Francisco Chronicle be the first newspaper to kill print in favor of its online sfgate.com?

Will the San Francisco Chronicle be the first newspaper to kill print in favor of its online sfgate.com?

photo: in2jazz From article: Why the San Francisco Chronicle is a candidate to exit print Play with me on this one: Which major American newspaper should be the first to throw up its hands and stop publishing a print product? It’s a question worth asking. This could be the worst year for newspapers since the(…)

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Pot dealers are now terrorists…

Pot dealers are now terrorists…

Photo: Courtesy of the Operation Alesia Joint Information Center From news article:  California — The nation's top anti-drug official said people need to overcome their "reefer blindness" and see that illicit marijuana gardens are a terrorist threat to the public's health and safety, as well as to the environment. John P. Walters, President Bush's drug(…)

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