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3981395_460s_v1.jpg (460×540) 3981278_460s.jpg (460×605) 3982901_460s.jpg (398×303) 3980312_460s.jpg (460×594) HuffingtonPost: Hundreds of thousands sign... RTX7Y7X-jpg_192734.jpg (630×369) RTR229JT-jpg_192734.jpg (630×432) RTR19V1H-jpg_192732.jpg (630×423) RTR2SR5T-jpg_192727.jpg (630×385) 3980943_700b.jpg (700×2740) OWS1.jpg (460×426) Volcano Fire Pit on the Beach. The All-American Rejects - Kids In The Street. This is the web right now. Impossible Buildings by Victor Enrich. Apr 24, 2012 Barcelona-based artist and photographer Victor Enrich created these intriguing works of art through a combination of photography and 3D digital rendering.

Impossible Buildings by Victor Enrich

With over a decade of professional experience in the 3D architectural visualization field, Victor is able to bring a true sense of photorealism to his ‘impossible’ (rather highly improbable) buildings. Victor has an extensive 37-image gallery on his website that’s worth checking out if the series below interests you. Enjoy!

Gideon Sundback. Gideon Sundback (April 24, 1880 – June 21, 1954) was a Swedish-American electrical engineer, who is most commonly associated with his work in the development of the zipper.[1] Background[edit] Otto Fredrik Gideon Sundback was born on Sonarp farm in Ödestugu Parish, in Jönköping County, Småland, Sweden.

Gideon Sundback

He was the son of Jonas Otto Magnusson Sundbäck, a prosperous farmer, and his wife Kristina Karolina Klasdotter. Incredible Anomorphic Illusions by Felice Varini. We have seen many forms of art that amazes us in different perspectives.

Incredible Anomorphic Illusions by Felice Varini

This relatively classic art form termed “anomorphic illusions” is getting popular during designing buildings, especially in hallways, stairs and entrances. Felice Varini, a famous designer in this area has demonstrated some amazing art forms that changes the viewer perspective greatly. This precision art gives the impression of overlapping shapes producing amazing 3D effects at different viewing angles. PH named world's 2nd slowest in Web page loading. When it comes to surfing the Internet, Filipinos may have to be extra patient.

PH named world's 2nd slowest in Web page loading

This, as the Philippines was listed among the slowest countries in the world for loading Web pages on a desktop computer, according to a study from the Internet giant Google. The Philippines, with an average Web page loading speed on desktops of 15.4 seconds, was named the world’s second slowest behind Indonesia’s 20.3 seconds, said a Bloomberg report which cited Google's study . The Slovak Republic meanwhile has the fastest average time with 3.3 seconds, the report showed. South Korea, the second fastest in desktop speeds, was also the zippiest in loading Web pages using mobile devices with an average loading time of 4.8 seconds while the slowest country in mobile was United Arab Emirates with 26.7 seconds, it added.

Here’s the complete list of the top and bottom 10 countries both in desktop and mobile speeds for loading Web pages according to Google: 7-ibm-500-mile-battery.jpg (600×365) Drug Addicts’ Group Joining 2013 Polls? MANILA, Philippines - A group of drug addicts is applying for party-list accreditation for the 2013 polls at the Commission on Elections (Comelec).

Drug Addicts’ Group Joining 2013 Polls?

Comelec Chairman Sixto Brillantes said the Samahan ng mga Drug Addict is among the 172 party-list groups that have already filed their registration for accreditation. "We receive a lot of that...we'll set all these for hearing, including that of the group of drug addicts," he said in an interview. "We are going to start the hearings May 2 to 31, 2012," added Brillantes. In 2010, a group of cockfighters also applied for accreditation at the commission but was eventually denied by the poll body after it failed to meet the "basic" technical requirements. Brillantes also revealed that the poll body is set to come out soon with a resolution on the number of parties to be delisted from those previously accredited. Philippine communist leader chides China for 'absurd' Panatag claim.

Manila (Philippine Daily Inquirer/ANN) - The founder of the Maoist party in the Philippines disapproves of what he calls China's imperialist and capitalist designs in the West Philippine Sea including the Panatag Shoal, where Chinese poachers triggered a standoff between Philippine and Chinese authorities.

Philippine communist leader chides China for 'absurd' Panatag claim

Jose Maria Sison, founder of the Communist Party of the Philippines, said China's historical claims over what it calls the South China Sea amount to an absurdity, "as this would be like Italy claiming ... all areas previously occupied by the Roman Empire. " "Chinese historical claims since ancient times amount to an absurdity as this would be like Italy claiming as its sovereign possession all areas previously occupied by the Roman Empire," said Sison, now also the chair of the International League of Peoples' Struggle. "The name China Sea was invented by European cartographers and should not lead anyone to think that the entire sea belongs to China. Definition basis. Pinoy students develop ultrasonic washing machine. 3934398_460s.jpg (460×1179) 3935122_460s.jpg (460×688) 3933741_460s.jpg (460×513) Soft drink cited as factor in N.Z. woman's death: reports. A New Zealand inquest has been told a woman's 10-litre (2.2 gallon) a day Coca-Cola habit may have contributed to her death, reports said Friday.

Soft drink cited as factor in N.Z. woman's death: reports

A coroner's inquest was told Natasha Harris, a 30-year-old mother of eight from Invercargill in southern New Zealand who died in February 2010, drank huge amounts of the caffeinated beverage, Fairfax Media reported. It said pathologist Dan Mornin told the inquest that he believed Harris died from cardiac arrhythmia and was also suffering from low potassium levels and caffeine toxicity.

Mornin testified her excessive soft drink consumption probably contributed to her medical condition, along with poor nutrition, Fairfax reported. Harris' partner Christopher Hodgkinson said she was addicted to Coke and the dead woman's mother-in-law Vivien Hodgkinson had called for soft drinks to carry health warnings, Radio New Zealand reported. Coca-Cola Oceania told Fairfax that excessive consumption of any liquid, including water, could have health impacts.

11 Touching Portraits of Elderly Animals. In this powerful and touching series by photographer Isa Leshko, we get an intimate glimpse into the lives of elderly animals.

11 Touching Portraits of Elderly Animals

Below is a small gallery of these moving black and white photographs along with a short documentary on Isa’s Eldery Animals series by Walley Films. To see more images from this series or to purchase prints, please visit: Domino's Pizza Safe Sound - Menselijk motorgeluid voor elektrische scooter. The Cat Unleashed. WOTL: Walang Himala! TWIE 101: Beaming Solar Power to Earth. The 10 Best Countries to Work In Pictures. Dr Who's sonic screwdriver 'invented' at Dundee University. 19 April 2012Last updated at 10:59 ET It is hoped the Dundee device could improve ultrasound surgery Scientists claim to have invented their own version of Doctor Who's famous sonic screwdriver.

Dr Who's sonic screwdriver 'invented' at Dundee University

The Dundee University researchers have created a machine which uses ultrasound to lift and rotate a rubber disc floating in a cylinder of water. It is said to be the first time ultrasound waves have been used to turn objects rather than simply push them. The study could help make surgery using ultrasound techniques more precise, the physicists said. Surgeons use ultrasound to treat a range of conditions without having to cut open a patient.

The ability to steer ultrasound waves to the precise spot where they are needed could make those treatments even more effective. The ultrasound waves could also be used to guide a drug capsule through the body and activate it, for instance right inside a tumour. Continue reading the main story. Ten Iconic Images: A Photographer’s Bucket List. 20 countries to adopt PHL initiatives to protect women, overseas workers. Twenty countries will adopt Philippine initiatives to protect women and overseas Filipino workers, especially in crisis situations, the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) said.

20 countries to adopt PHL initiatives to protect women, overseas workers

In a news release, the DOLE said the Philippine position on four key labor and migration issues were successfully integrated into the regional framework of cooperation in the Abu Dhabi Dialogue II in Manila this week. The Abu Dhabi Dialogue is a dialogue of 11 countries of migrant worker origin which are members of the Colombo Process: Afghanistan, Bangladesh, China, India, Indonesia, Nepal, Pakistan, Philippines, Sri Lanka, Thailand, and Vietnam. It also includes nine countries of migrant worker destination: Bahrain, Kuwait, Malaysia, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, United Arab Emirates, and Yemen. Among the Philippines' major inputs were:

UP reels from cyber attacks as Scarborough standoff goes online. MANILA, Philippines — The University of the Philippines (UP) on Friday said it is taking extra precautions in securing its online properties after one of its websites was defaced by what appears to be hackers from China. In an online interview with, UP System Information Office Director Danilo Arao said the security of the UP System website will be reviewed by concerned officials “and further improved because of this unfortunate incident.

UP website defaced allegedly by hackers from China early Friday morning. “The University Computer Center says that ‘further analysis is needed to pin down specific vulnerability issues that are exploited in the UP website’,” Arao told On early Friday morning, the UP website featured a photo depicting China’s territorial claim of the Spratly Islands, particularly the Scarborough Shoal (or Huangyan Island), which has been the subject of a recent standoff between Chinese and Philippine naval forces. “We come from China! 3900783_460s.jpg (414×283)

TIME: Tens of millions of young... A Legacy of the Worldwide Recession, Unemployed Youth Could Threaten Economic Recovery. Alex Rodríguez Toscano thought he had prepared himself well to compete in the 21st century. For five years, the Spanish economics major studied hard at Madrid's University of Carlos III, taking the most complicated mathematics courses and polishing the three foreign languages he speaks. But after graduating in February 2011, Rodríguez discovered that even those desirable qualifications mean little in today's distressed global economy. For eager college grads in crisis-hit Spain, where more than half of all young people are out of work, finding a job is almost impossible. In Middle East, Democracy Deficit Has Roots in History. One year after it captured the world's imagination, the Arab Spring is looking less appealing by the week.

The promise of a new birth of freedom in the Middle East has been followed by a much messier reality, particularly in Egypt, where there have been attacks on Christians, Western aid workers and women. And now, as Egypt's presidential election approaches, we see the rise of two candidates from Islamic parties, Khairat al-Shater and Hazem Salah Abu Ismail. The former is often described as a moderate, the latter as a radical. Much of what we're seeing might well be the tumult that accompanies the end of decades of tyranny and the rise of long-suppressed forces, but it raises the question, Why does it seem that democracy has such a hard time taking root in the Arab world? 3904923_460s.jpg (460×422) 3906868_460s.jpg (460×384)

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Sony straps on Internet-linked wristwatch. Sony on Thursday released an Internet-linked wristwatch powered by Google-backed Android software. SmartWatch gets online by connecting wirelessly to a wearer's Android smartphone using Bluetooth technology, according to Sony. Friday The 13th Haunted Launch? 3 Hot Interview Questions To Ask The Facebook Generation — And What The Answers Reveal. Billions of habitable worlds in Milky Way Pictures. Emma Watson gets a bad-girl makeover for ‘The Bling Ring’ movie. Guam exec's remarks irk Philippine consulate. Pacquiao is joining Binay's party. Pregnant shooter will compete in London Olympics. (The Star)Nur Suryani Mohamed Taibi will be shooting for two at the London Olympics. 10 SEC READING: Frogs being boiled. Fake Angry Birds Strikes Android Users With Malware. Top 5 factors to weigh when picking a college (by May 1st deadline) - The Answer Sheet. Posted at 04:00 AM ET, 04/14/2012 Apr 14, 2012 08:00 AM EDT.

UP Law dean: It's time to change the bar exams. 10 Things to Say and 10 Not to Say to Someone With Depression. 10 Careers With High Rates of Depression. Hollywood Loves a Sequel. How journalists train to stay safe while covering hostile environments. Spain’s Death Spiral and the Hypocrisy of the Euro. U.S. Should Quit $100 Bill to Stop N. Korea Counterfeiting. Service recovery paradox. Jobs: How to Know Whether You Should Switch Employers. Retirement: 6 Myths About Saving for Retirement.