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One nation, seven sins - Las Vegas Sun
"By culling statistics from nationwide databanks of things like sexually transmitted disease infection rates (lust) or killings per capita (wrath), the researchers came up with a [mapped] sin index."
maps  society  america  via:clare 
august 2009 by kevan
BBC NEWS | Technology | Villagers text to light the way
"A village in Germany is pioneering a method of saving energy and reducing carbon emissions by switching off the street lights at night. But local residents can use their mobile phones to turn the street lights back on again for 15-minute periods whenever they want."
light  phones  electricity  via:clare 
december 2008 by kevan
Gallery - Snowflakes as you've never seen them before - New Scientist
"These photos were taken by Kenneth Libbrecht of CalTech, using a specially-designed snowflake photomicroscope. They show real snow crystals that fell to earth in northern Ontario, Alaska, Vermont, the Michigan Upper Peninsula, and the Sierra Nevada mountains of California."
ice  photos  nano  via:clare 
december 2008 by kevan

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