In 2014, a friend of mine arrived at dinner wearing these big, bright, ugly, orange-lensed safety glasses. I thought he was playing a joke on me. We weren’t in a five-star restaurant, but people were dressed nicely and his look was out of place. Eventually, I had to ask, “What’s up with the safety glasses?”
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Slowly, movie studios are putting the pieces in place for reducing the time between a film’s theatrical run and when you can watch it at home. The latest step toward this is news that Warner Bros. would be cool with people watching its movies as soon as 17 days after theatrical debut, according toVariety. That privilege would come with a $50 price tag — the same price Napster founder Sean Parker proposed over a year ago for his Screening Room service.
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The now-annual Air Jordan 11 release has become a holiday tradition in recent times, and serves as one of the most highly anticipated sneakers of each year. The most recent launch of the “Space Jam” Air Jordan 11 took things a step further, becoming not only the biggest release of 2016, but Nike’s biggest release ever, topping the previous year’s Air Jordan 11 “72-10.”
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It’s often said that the loss of one sense improves the others. New research shows the dramatic extent to which this is true in blind people, and how their brains make new connections to boost hearing, smell, touch—and even cognitive functions such as memory and language.
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Seeing as the Earth is a puny nugget of metal sitting atop a nearly 2000 mile-thick mantle of high-pressure flowing rock, it’s no surprise that the rock occasionally seeps out, either slowly or explosively, through the surface. It’s pretty cool to see the magma glowing beside Sicily’s nighttime lights, though.
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It’s been more than three years since Elon Musk open-sourced his design for the Hyperloop, a futuristic form of transportation that promises to shotgun passengers through low-pressure tubes at near-supersonic speeds like bits of fleshy buckshot. And on Tuesday, one company released the first details we’ve seen so far on what a Hyperloop shotgun shell — er, passenger pod — might look like.
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