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Minecraft Made a Cool $33 Million

Minecraft Made a Cool $33 Million

Minecraft was developed in 2009 by Markus “Notch” Persson, a Swedish programmer. It's a browser based 3D game with graphics on par with 1996, but that didn't stop it from becoming the underground hit throughout last year. It spread throughout the internet, garnering Persson's company around ten bucks a pop for each purchase. That's not much, but just today Minecraft's website reports 1837252 have purchased the game.

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Möbius Gear

Möbius Gear

This blew my mind wide open today. This guy, he goes by the name of Aaron M. Hoover. He makes things. He made this model of a Möbius Gear. The black outer ring was laid down layer by layer in thin plastic slices with a computer controlled machine. The white Möbius ring in the center and the blue gears were both constructed from silicone rubber in wax molds also built with computer controlled machines. 3D Printing is very cool. Check it out.

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Google +1: So Simple These Babies Get It

Google +1: So Simple These Babies Get It

These babies know more about internet than you ever will. Listen, er, read the subtitles of their wise words and learn about the glory that is +1. It's just that simple. You have to listen to them because they're babies on the internet. They do a better job of explaining and entertaining than a posse of a million. Enjoy.

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Robotic surgical instruments make tiny paper airplanes

Robotic surgical instruments make tiny paper airplanes

It never ceases to amaze me at how medical technology has progressed in the last few years. Surgeries that required docs to cut you open and pry out your innards a few years back can now be done with tiny incisions and little robotic tools like the ones you see in the image below. The tools can also make more precise paper airplanes than I can with my hands.

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LOL is Now Officially English

LOL is Now Officially English

The Oxford English Dictionary added a number of networthy initialisms to the ranks of official English words. If you haven't heard of an initialism before, I hadn't, you'll now know that this is a word that is created by making an acronym from the first letters of each word in a longer phrase. The venerable dictionary added and updated a collection of these acronyms to it's rolls of wordiness earlier today.

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Newest Farmville Crop Is…Watermelon Babies?

Newest Farmville Crop Is…Watermelon Babies?

Popular game Farmville has a new crop you can try, but its appearance can be a bit off-putting. Farmville China now has Watermelon Babies. You read that correctly. The crop looks like a regular watermelon, save for the fact that it has a pink baby-looking creature poking out the top.

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She blinded me with Steins of Science (and beer)

She blinded me with Steins of Science (and beer)

Science is one of the subjects that tends to have a lot of dry, boring subject material spiced a bit with some really cool stuff. The Steins of Science certainly fall into that really cool stuff category. A science geek devised to create the ultimate beer drinking steins and to do so they used heavy-duty beakers from a science lab.

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