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Top Moments in Television History

Commercial television and the development of television goes back a long way but T.V. as we know it today dates back 62 years. In 1951, President Harry Truman spoke at a press conference about officially ending the United States post WWll occupation of Japan. What makes it ‘as T.V. we know today’ is the fact it was broadcast on 87 stations in 47 cities using microwave technology.

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Getty Images, photo by Bill Ingalls

Billionaire Elon Musk Has a Transportation Vision Called Hyperloop

Billionaire Elon Musk, the guy that gave us Pay Pal, SpaceX and Tesla electric cars, has introduced his vision of a transportation system called ’Hyperloop’. A means of transportation that is solar-powered and can get you from Los Angeles to San Francisco in 30 minutes.

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Getty Images, photo by John Moore

Idaho State University Wants to Use Drones to Locate Bigfoot

The hunt for Bigfoot has taken a turn toward the latest technology -  drones. At Idaho State University, Jeffery Meldrum believes drones will be the edge needed to locate the ever-elusive Sasquatch. The project is called “The Falcon Project’, it's a 45-foot drone equipped with cameras, in hope of solving the mystery of Bigfoot.

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Getty Images, Photo by Richard Heathcote

Goodyear Getting Away From Blimps and Going to Zeppelins

Goodyear blimps have been around at sporting and other events for a long time and, after decades of Goodyear having blimps in their fleet, a new generation of the Goodyear flying machines is being built. Instead of a blimp, Goodyear is building a zeppelin.

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Getty Images, photo by Chris McGrath

There’s an App to Summon Ice Cream Trucks

You always hear ‘there’s an app for that’. Maybe there is 'an app for that', because now there’s a app for smart phones that will summon an ice cream truck. It’s an Uber app that was a special promotion this past Friday that allowed people in 33 cities around the world to get ice cream on-demand. Because it was so h

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Getty Images, Photo by Keystone

Dogs are Watching More T.V. Because of Flat Screen Televisions

There are T.V. channels starting that are made for dogs to watch with programming specifically made for K-9’s. This has nothing to do with the new channels, but dogs are watching more T.V. The thing that is making a dog stare at the screen more has to do with the way a dog’s eye works and the recent advancement of flat screen T.V’s.

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Getty Images, photo by William Thomas Cain

Air Conditioning Not Only Cools Us, But It Helped An Entire Industry Too!

We have had a few muggy days so far this year here in Maine but nothing that compares to the temperatures of over 100 degrees in parts of the West and Southwest. I’ll bet, like us, most people are saying, ‘thank goodness for air conditioning’.

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Decorative Diamond Fire Glass for Gas Fireplaces or Outdoor Pits

Outdoors or indoors, you can use Diamond Fire Glass to hold heat and burn cleaner, hotter fires. It is mostly used with gas fireplaces and burns more efficiently and hotter than wood. Fire glass doesn’t burn; it retains heat as a result of heating gas. Since it burns hotter than wood, there is no smoke or ash and can be turned on and off quickly since the glass heats up and cools down quickly.

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10,000 Year Clock Under Construction In West Texas

It will be the slowest computer in the world when it’s completed, but it will be able to keep accurate time for 10,000 years, that is why it’s called the 10,000-year clock. The official name is the Clock of the Long Now, and is the brainchild of Danny Hillis, who wanted a clock that would use the sun to keep time and have a century hand that will advance once every 100 years.

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3 Earth-Size Planets Disovered

Three new planets have been discovered by astronomers that are close to Earth-size and are the right distance from their sun to make the temperature similar to Earth’s. The planets were discovered in what scientists call the ‘habitable zone’ where the surface of the planet isn’t too hot or too cold.

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