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Unscramble.net. Why Nikola Tesla was the greatest geek who ever lived. Additional notes from the author: If you want to learn more about Tesla, I highly recommend reading Tesla: Man Out of Time Also, this Badass of the week by Ben Thompson is what originally inspired me to write a comic about Tesla.

Why Nikola Tesla was the greatest geek who ever lived

Ben's also got a book out which is packed full of awesome. There's an old movie from the 80s on Netflix Instant Queue right now about Tesla: The Secret of Nikola Tesla. It's corny and full of bad acting, but it paints a fairly accurate depiction of his life. The drunk history of Tesla is quite awesome, too. History.com has a great article about Edison and how his douchebaggery had a chokehold on American cinema. That Video Site. 60 Fantastic Examples of Dog Photography. Dogs are of the first animals to be domesticated by man and over the years have become known as mans best friend for their loyalty and affection.

60 Fantastic Examples of Dog Photography

Dogs are of the first animals to be domesticated by man and over the years have become known as mans best friend for their loyalty and affection. Over the years they have shown there usefulness be it in hunting, for company or for guarding, they have become vital to our society too. Due to their excellent sense of smell and hearing certain dogs are used in the police force, other breeds are used as guide dogs, to heard animals as well as help the fire department. These magnificent animals have helped save many lives among other feats and therefor we have gathered 60 photos of man’s best friend, hope you enjoy and leave us your opinions. ZZZzzz by Deimos2 Little Shark by jevigar Siberian Huskies 1628 by Sooper-Husky one for the weekend by spyed. A mother like no other.

Lisha, a Labrador, is world famous for her mothering skills even though she’s never birthed any pups of her own.

A mother like no other

The dog, who lives at Oudtshoorn’s Cango Wildlife Ranch in South Africa, has played surrogate mom to more than 30 animals, including cheetah and tiger cubs, potbelly pigs, a porcupine, a pygmy hippo, a weasel and a barn owl. Rob Hall, director of the wildlife refuge, says that Lisha domesticates the wild animals and serves as a bridge between them and humans. “They adjust more easily to her, and when they see that she trusts us, they are more at ease around us," he said. Self Publish a Book - Lulu.com. Choose a Bookmaking Tool.

Page 2. PBH2, Video Before It's Viral - StumbleUpon. DaylightMap. CalorieConnect.com - StumbleUpon. The Bulletproof Dog That Stormed Bin Laden's Lair. Since the moment it was revealed that the "nation's most courageous dog" [Update: named "Cairo"] served alongside the 80 Navy SEALs who took out Osama bin Laden, America's fascination with war dogs has hit a fevered pitch.

The Bulletproof Dog That Stormed Bin Laden's Lair

And while the heart-tugging photos of these four-legged heroes are worth a look, so is the high-tech gear that helps them do their job. Last year, the military spent $86,000 on four tactical vests to outfit Navy Seal dogs. The SEALs hired Winnipeg, Canada-based contractor K9 Storm to gear up their four-legged, canine partners, which it has used in battle since World War I.

K9 Storm’s flagship product is the $20,000-$30,000 Intruder, an upgradeable version of their doggie armor (you can check out the full catalogue here). The tactical body armor is wired with a collapsible video arm, two-way audio, and other attachable gadgets. The big idea behind the armor add-ons boils down to a simple one: the key to any healthy relationship is communication. I Will Knot! - StumbleUpon. Incredible macro-photography of people's eyes - Lost At E Minor: For creative people. He received a PhD in Theoretical Physics from Yerevan State University in 2001 for research in the field of Quantum Chaos and investigations in the field of Quantum Technologies. Yet, Suren Manvelyan is probably best known for his stunning macro-photography. Especially popular is his series of close-ups of human eyes called Your Beautiful Eyes.

Broken CDs Transformed Into Iridescent Animal Sculptures. With most of our music now in a digital format, neatly contained on our mobile phones and iPods, many of us have no doubt got lots of old CDs stacked up in garages, waiting to become miniature frisbees or coffee coasters or museum relics from a bygone era.

Broken CDs Transformed Into Iridescent Animal Sculptures

But rather than letting them lie there in their boxes, unloved and gathering dust, why not put them to good use by smashing them up and turning them into attractive animal sculptures? Artist Sean Avery has done exactly that and created a series of sculptures—from bears to peregrine falcons and even the Loch Ness monster—using the reflective splinters of what was once, possibly, a cherished music collection. It’s not the first time we’ve seen artworks created from dead (well, dead-ish) media. Previously enterprising artists have repurposed floppy disks and cassette tapes to create portraits and iconic album covers.

It’s good to know we can find new uses for all these hunks of once beloved plastic. [via Colossal] One Sentence - True stories, told in one sentence. - StumbleUpon. Doggelganger - StumbleUpon.