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Can tossed cigarettes blow up your car?

Shayne Jacopian for redOrbit.com - @ShayneJacopian According to Mythbusters, the answer is mostly no. While a cigarette butt has the potential to ignite gasoline, it doesn’t have enough sustained heat. Gasoline ignites at 500-550°F, and cigarettes don’t even get close to…

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New glasses make you invisible to facial recognition technology

Chuck Bednar for redOrbit.com - @BednarChuck Best known as a freeware Internet security and personal protection software developer, Czech Republic-based AVG has announced a new product designed to help prevent facial recognition technology from determining a person’s identity. The company…

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Rare white elephant discovered in Myanmar

Chuck Bednar for redOrbit.com - @BednarChuck Officials in Myanmar reported on Sunday that they have located and captured a rare white elephant in the jungles of the western Ayeyarwaddy region, making it just the ninth member of its species to…

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Are lizards necrophiliacs?

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - @ParkstBrett Necrophilia might be one of the last remaining taboos in our society, but for some male Brazilian lizards, a dead female lizard doesn’t mean she’s not DTF. Zoologist Ivan Sazima first observed the behavior…

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What colors are these objects?

Shayne Jacopian for redOrbit.com - @ShayneJacopian The world has been irreparably divided for the last few days. This time, the culprit isn’t religion or politics, but a dress. Watching it all, we decided we weren't going to add anything to…

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Where to hide during the zombie apocalypse

Provided by James Riordon, American Physical Society A team of Cornell University researchers focusing on a fictional zombie outbreak as an approach to disease modeling suggests heading for the hills, in the Rockies, to save your brains from the undead.…

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Forensics: Egyptian king was brutally killed in battle

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - @ParkstBrett Sometimes, it isn’t so good to be king. Pharaoh Senebkay, from Ancient Egypt’s forgotten Abydos Dynasty, was viciously killed in battle over 3,600 years ago--probably being cut down from his horse or chariot, according…

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We now have brain-controlled drones

Chuck Bednar for redOrbit.com - @BednarChuck Researchers have successfully demonstrated a brain-to-computer interface that makes it possible to control an unmanned drone with your mind, the aerospace firm responsible for developing the technology revealed Tuesday in a blog post. Officials…

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Move over Hooters: London bar to have real, live owls

Chuck Bednar for redOrbit.com - @BednarChuck Perhaps Harry Dunne is finally capitalizing on his legendary mistake in Dumb & Dumber, as several entrepreneurs are set to open a new owl bar in London’s Soho district next month. The owl bar,…

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Solar thermal power plant vaporizes birds

Shayne Jacopian for redOrbit.com - @ShayneJacopian The Crescent Dunes Solar Energy Project utilizes thousands of mirrors to reflect solar energy onto a tower containing millions of pounds of salt. The intense energy melts the salt, and this heats water into…