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New tech could mean 3D movies with no glasses

Posted on August 22 2012 by CNN / IM

Watching 3-D movies generally means suffering through two things: crappy plotlines that favor spectacle over substance and the need to wear some annoying, dorky glasses. Scientists may have solved one of these frustrations. (You might be able to guess which.) Researchers in South Korea have created a new method that would allow moviegoers to simply […]

Apple is now the most valuable company of all time ( video)

Posted on August 21 2012 by David Goldman / CNN

As Apple’s stock rose to new high on Monday, the technology giant set another record: It became the most valuable public company in history. Apple’s market value — the price of its stock multiplied by the number of outstanding shares — soared to $623.5 billion at the market’s close. That eclipsed the previous record of […]

Indonesia Media Spain – Portugal 2012. # 4

Posted on August 20 2012 by Stacey Irawan / IM

Day 4 : TOLEDO I’ve come to the attention that whenever I mention that I’m going on a tour abroad most people tend to half-heartedly respond by saying, “Oh, so it’s a tour.” It seems that tours have been given a bad name. I imagine that most people conjure up images of intimidating tour buses […]

Photos: Yu Wenxia crowned Miss World 2012

Posted on August 20 2012 by CNN / IM
Photos: Yu Wenxia crowned Miss World 2012

Miss China, Yu Wenxia, waves to the audience after being crowned Miss World 2012 during the pageant’s final ceremony in Ordos, Mongolia, on Saturday, August 18. Wenxia defeated more than 100 other hopeful beauty queens.               This post was submitted by CNN / IM.

Top 10 Things You Didn’t Know About Wind

Posted on August 18 2012 by The White House / IM

The Department of Energy put together a list of the top ten things most people don’t know about wind energy. Check it out: 10. Human civilizations have harnessed wind power for thousands of years. Early forms of windmills used wind to crush grain or pump water. Now, modern wind turbines use the wind to create […]

Lamborghini’s $2.2 million Sesto Elemento supercar ( video)

Posted on August 18 2012 by CNN / IM

Lamborghini’s Sesto Elemento concept car, unveiled at the 2010 Paris Motor Show, will go into production at a price of about $2.2 million, the automaker has announced. Only 20 will be built but there’s one thing you should know before you sign up for yours. You won’t be able to drive it on the street. […]

Bakery owner refuses Biden visit ( video)

Posted on August 17 2012 by CNN / IM

A Virginia bakery owner is causing a stir after turning down a visit from Vice President Joe Biden             This post was submitted by CNN / IM.

Look At London Olympics 2012 From Different Spectacle

Posted on August 16 2012 by Stanley Chandra / IM

Many people were so excited about London Olympics 2012 and so did I. However, that excitement apparently did not last long enough for some people. Some have complained about the Olympics committee not doing a great job with selling the tickets, organizing the venue and you can go on and on criticizing whoever involved in […]

A Banner Year for the U.S. Wind Industry

Posted on August 15 2012 by The White House / IM

Today, the Energy Department and Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory released a new report highlighting strong growth in America’s wind energy market in 2011 and underscoring the importance of continued policy support and clean energy tax credits to ensure that the U.S. remains a leading producer and manufacturer in this booming global industry. As President Obama has made […]

Asylum seekers feared dead off Australia

Posted on August 15 2012 by Al Jazeera / IM

Authorities admit “grave fears” for 67 people reported missing after leaving Indonesia last month for Christmas Island. More than 60 asylum seekers have been reported missing off the Australian coast, and authorities hold “grave fears” for their safety, an official has said. The 67 people left Indonesia in a rickety boat bound for Australia more […]

Indonesia farmers struggle against imports ( video)

Posted on August 14 2012 by Al Jazeera’s Step Vaessen / IM

Experts say agricultural sector must modernise to avoid country’s dependence on food from abroad. Indonesia is one of the most fertile countries in the world, experts say, but farmers there are struggling to grow basic crops. The country was self-sufficient before it opened up its agricultural market, under international pressure, to the free market in […]

Olympics Day 16: ‘Glorious’ Games come to an end

Posted on August 13 2012 by CNN / IM

Legendary track star and chairman of the London Organizing Committee Sebastian Coe congratulated his fellow Britons for a “glorious” Olympic Games on Sunday night. “When our time came, Britain, we did it right,” Coe told the 80,000 gathered at Olympic Stadium for the closing ceremony. Coe said these “two glorious weeks” would “inspire a generation.” […]

Ryan’s selection as Romney’s running mate energizes both sides ( video )

Posted on August 12 2012 by CNN / IM

Mitt Romney on Saturday announcedU.S. Rep. Paul Ryan of Wisconsin as his running mate for the White House — a bold and risky move that energized both conservatives and their opponents. Ryan is a rising Republican star and the party’s leader on fiscal and budget issues. He is the architect of a Republican spending plan that […]

Why Is The World’s Largest Foundation Buying Fake Poop?

Posted on August 11 2012 by MICHAELEEN DOUCLEFF /NPR / IM

Last week, the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation announced that it’s purchasing 50 pounds of fake poop. A practical joke? No, not in the least. Nor is this synthetic poop a plastic replica of the real thing; it’s an organic version made from soybeans. The Gates Foundation will use it to test high-tech commodes at theirReinvent the […]

Could this be the scariest hotel swimming pool ever?

Posted on August 10 2012 by elly

 Holiday Inn Shanghai Pudong Kangqiao’s swimming pool has an exceptional view, as the image above shows. Part of the indoor pool, which perches atop the 24-story hotel, protrudes from the main building and is suspended mid-air. Its bottom is constructed with toughened glass. This gives guests a delirious sense of swimming in the sky — […]

Pro-Rohingya protest staged in Indonesia

Posted on August 10 2012 by Al Jazeera / IM

Group calling itself “People’s Care for Rohingya” demands an end to violence against Southeast Asia’s stateless people. An Indonesian group calling itself “People’s Care for Rohingya” has been protesting in front of the Myanmar’s embassy in the capital Jakarta against the violence and discrimination suffered by the Muslim Rohingya minority in Myanmar. Thursday’s demonstration attracted protesters carrying […]

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