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Charge Yourself: Solar-Powered Charging Stations To Recharge Our Phones And Minds
Offbeat  (tags: environment, technology, design, Israel, solar operated rechargers )

Beth
- 24 days ago - nocamels.com
I had a bit of a difficult time deciding in which category to put this article. Tech? Environment? This nifty Israeli-made re-charging station, available to anyone in the public where these are is a wonderful way to keep technology we depend on working.
How Technology Is Changing Disaster Relief
Offbeat  (tags: technology, disaster relief )

Ray
- 31 days ago - bbc.co.uk
When the British government delivered emergency aid to people fleeing Islamic militants in northern Iraq last month, one of its primary concerns was how the refugees might charge their mobile phones.
India Successfully Puts Spacecraft in Mars Orbit
Offbeat  (tags: technology, scientists, astronomy, asia, India, spacecraft, Mars )

Naoko
- 31 days ago - the-japan-news.com
India triumphed in its first interplanetary mission, placing a satellite into orbit around Mars on Wednesday morning and catapulting the country into an elite club of deep-space explorers.
The 35 Funniest AutoCorrect Fails of All Time
Offbeat  (tags: culture, funny, humans, humor, off-beat, technology )

Kathy
- 41 days ago - news.distractify.com
I'm so painfully embarrassed for these people. The mom ones are definitely the best.
Mysterious Fake Cellphone Towers Found in US - Appear to Be Either Tapping Calls or Reading Text
Offbeat  (tags: americans, business, design, ethics, government, news, odd, protection, safety, technology )

Caree
- 50 days ago - t.money.msn.com
Seventeen fake cellphone towers were discovered across the U.S. last week. Rather than offering you cellphone service, the towers appear to be connecting to nearby phones, bypassing their encryption, and either tapping calls or reading texts. 17 bogus...
How Pot Plants and Crisp Packets Could Be Spying on You
Offbeat  (tags: science, technology, sound, conversations, microphones, pot plants )

Beatrice
- 78 days ago - telegraph.co.uk
Researchers at Massachusetts Institute of Technology have discovered a way to turn inanimate objects like crisp packets and pot plants into 'visual microphones' which can pick up conversations even in a sealed room
What Does Your Sleeping Position Say About You?
Offbeat  (tags: off-beat, interesting, humans, photos, technology )

B
- 82 days ago - ba-bamail.com
Forget about hobbies, personality tests, online profiles and alike. If you really want to know the person, check when they are most unaware - during sleep. So which of these 7 positions is yours, and what does it say about you?
In Grief There Is Joy and Love
Offbeat  (tags: children, goodnews, humans, photos, technology, photoshop )

Lynn
- 98 days ago - globalnews.ca
A grieving Ohio father asked strangers to Photoshop a picture of his baby daughter who passed away at six weeks old, and the response was heart-warming.
High-Tech Warnings to Help Prevent Wildlife Collisions
Offbeat  (tags: animals, environment, protection, wildlife, technology )

Cher
- 120 days ago - boundarysentinel.com
The government of B.C. will be testing new high-tech wildlife detection systems on Highway 3 between Fort Steele and the Alberta border to better warn motorists about the potential for wildlife collisions.
Oxford Dictionaries: Demise of the Printed Editions?
Offbeat  (tags: Digital Age, Internet, Technology, Oxford English Dictionary, OUP )

Ray
- 125 days ago - bbc.co.uk
TV show Countdown has announced that its "Dictionary Corner" will use the online version of the Oxford Dictionary of English instead of the printed version. Does this spell the beginning of the end of the printed dictionary in the digital age?
WildLeaks Attracts Major Wildlife Crime Leads in First Three Months
Offbeat  (tags: animals, environment, protection, wildlife, technology )

Cher
- 130 days ago - theguardian.com
WikiLeaks-style website yields 24 tip-offs including elephant poaching, tiger killing, illegal fishery and forest destruction
Electronic Predator Deterrent Devices Are Saving Snow Leopards
Offbeat  (tags: animals, environment, protection, wildlife, technology )

Cher
- 130 days ago - digitaljournal.com
Predator Guard deterrent lights use smart technology to produce a repeating, intermittent flash of twin lights that to wild animals appear to be the eyes of another predator. To a snow leopard, these lights are threatening or confusing
Adios, Pacific Garbage Patch: This Teenager's Invention Could Clean It Up
Offbeat  (tags: goodnews, ocean, plastic pollution, interesting, design, environment, off-beat, technology )

ValAWAYNO
- 132 days ago - takepart.com
It sounds like an awesome but silly science fair idea: a massive machine that could clean up the ocean's plastic trash. Dutch teenager Boyan Slat proposed just that two years ago at his high school. Though the concept went on to win recognition from gr...
 

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