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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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Louisiana Tech Wins Shell Eco-Marathon Challange

Last weekend more than a thousand high school and college studenst from around the country competed in the Shell Eco-marathon Americas, which challenges students to design and build high mileage vehicle. For the second year

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Say Goodbye to Guess Work — This High-Tech Dress Bares All When She’s Turned On

“Is that a see-through dress, or are you just happy to see me?” Much like how clear heels tell us that a woman will most likely give us a lap dance, thanks to one Dutch fashion designer you may never again have to wonder if she’s into you --  this new dress becomes transparent when the wearer’s heart rate rises, making things rather...clear.

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Intoxicase Protects Your Phone Like a Bodyguard, Opens Your Beers Like a Servant and Counts Them Like a Nosy Girlfriend

Like a wingman cleverly disguised as an iPhone case, the Intoxicase always has your back. It will not only defend your phone from harm, it's also at the ready to pop open your beer (no more searching for openers or banging the bottle on the table), and will even tell you if you've had a few too many.

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Survey Reveals Americans Feel the Need to Take a Break from Facebook

Valentine's Day may be in the air, but it seems like there isn't a ton of love for Facebook

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