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Special Device Help Prevent Suddent Infant Death

Special Device Help Prevent Suddent Infant Death

Researchers from Germany's Fraunhofer Institute for Reliability and Microintegration IZM in Berlin has developed a new breathing sensor system that help prevent Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS). This syst...

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University Installs Grass Lawn in School Library

University Installs Grass Lawn in School Library

Cornell University has built a grass lawn inside their school library as a part of a project of their institution's Department of Design and Environmental Analysis. The department is currently conducting a r...

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Wash Your Clothes in a Portable Washing Machine [Video]

Wash Your Clothes in a Portable Washing Machine [Video]

Meet, the Scrubba, a portable washing machine, in form of a bag. This wash bag, allows people to do their laundry, on-the-go. The Scrubba is a lightweight, foldable bag that features small nodules to help sc...

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Fart-Deodorizing Underwear Sold in Japan

Fart-Deodorizing Underwear Sold in Japan

Thanks to Japan's new invention, the Deoest underwear, extreme farters can now release their foul smelling gas and prevent people near them from fainting. It is a fart-deodorizing underwear, created by Profe...

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Encyclopaedia Britannica, To Stop Printing After 244 Year-Run

Written on March 14, 2012 by Avlya Jaie

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Encyclopaedia Britannica, to cease print production, will focus on their online encyclopedias and educational curriculum for schools

From our great-grandfathers time to our generation, our libraries were adorned with leather bound copies of the well known Encyclopaedia Britannica. Before the days that internet was used for research, this well loved encyclopedia is the one we turn to when we need answers to our questions. After its 244-year run, Jorge Cauz, the president of the Chicago-based Encyclopaedia Britannica Inc., has confirmed to the New York Times, that it will cease their print operations.

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Wikipedia To Shutdown in Protest of SOPA

Written on January 17, 2012 by Chris Martin

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Wikipedia announces plans for a 24-hour shutdown on Wednesday in protest of SOPA and PIPA.

Wikipedia’s English language site will go offline for 24-hours in protest of SOPA and PIPA, two proposed legislations that may potentially harm ‘the free and open Internet’.

The protest which is scheduled on Wednesday was announced by Wikipedia Co-Founder Jimmy Wales through a series of tweets.

Wikipedia, the most-widely used online encyclopedia, currently ranks as the sixth most popular website according to Alexa, and is estimated to have an average of 25 million visitors daily.

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Wikipedia Concludes Fundraiser and Reaches $20M

Written on January 03, 2012 by Chris Martin

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Wikipedia successfully ended its annual fundraiser with a record-breaking $20M, surpassing its $16M goal.

The Wikimedia Foundation, the non-profit organization behind the Wikipedia and other related sites has just concluded its annual fundraising campaign after it reached a record breaking $20M that surpasses its $16M goal.

The conclusion of the campaign also marks the end of its quirky fundraising banners which are now replaced by a ‘thank you’ banner. This banner is linked to a letter coming from Wikimedia Foundation Executive Director Sue Gardner, thanking its donors for their generous contributions and for making Wikipedia the ‘#5 most-popular site in the world’.

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Wikipedia Lets You Send Kittens with WikiLove Button

Written on June 26, 2011 by Japhet Writ

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Spread the love for Wikipedia's contributors and volunteer editors with the WikiLove button.

It is no brainer that Wikipedia is a good source of information on almost any topic. And in order to continuously improve, the site needs a flow of volunteer editors. But here is the catch: A study shows that people are more willing to make new edits if they gain support from other people on Wikipedia.

Hence, Wikipedia announced that it will push a new site-wide feature on Wednesday — the WikiLove button. The WikiLove button is currently on the Wikipedia test site. But if all goes well, it will be released on June 29 at the right hand corner of each user’s page in a form of a little red heart.

Users are encouraged to click the button which will launch a ‘Love Interface’. The button clicker will be presented with various kind of love, like kittens and beers, to send. The commendation will then appear to the user’s discussion page.

Are you willing to spread the love once Wikipedia reveals the WikiLove button on Wednesday? Share your insights by leaving a comment.

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The History of the World in 100 Seconds based on Wikipedia

Written on March 27, 2011 by B Waldorf

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It's not your typical geography study guys, it's not boring and it's from Wikipedia.

Gareth Lloyd, a London-based software engineer together with his friend Tom martin created an awesome video about the history of the world. It’s not your usual history presentation guys. It’s Wikipedia based.

Turns out, no less than 424,171 Wikipedia articles have geographical co-ordinates and dates associated with them. Cross-reference them, you can create a tiny blip of light on the map. One for every history. See the video after the cut.

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Wikinvest is Now on iPhone

Written on August 26, 2010 by B Waldorf

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Wikinvest launches its very first application on mobile and iPhone is the first one to grab it.

The Wikipedia for investing, Wikinvest, has good news for you iPhone users. It launches its mobile application that will be available in Apple store tomorrow at 9 am. This will be a big help for brokers and investors who use iPhone because they will have a personal access to their portfolios. As well the latest investment news at the tip of your fingers.

Wikinvest will mark the first iPhone app that gives you stock info as well as the information you would like to discuss from a user’s brokerage and investment accounts. The app will also provide market data, quotes charts, financial news, currency exchange and other financial related concerns. It will offer 100 different international exchanges for the international investors.

The app can give you over 60 supported brokerages and a realtime market data of the entire portfolio. As of the moment, costumers have an average of 3 portfolios linked to their web account.

Wikinvest has a tracking of more than $3 billion dollars in assets.

The release of the iPhone app will only encourage the company’s ongoing growth, “We’ve more than doubled the number of brokerages we support in the past few weeks,” says founder Michael Sha.

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