Posts tagged Russia
Jamaican Bobsled Team Crowdfunding To Reach Sochi Olympics

Jamaica's two-man bobsled team has successfully qualified for the Winter Olympics in Sochi, bringing back the glory days for Cool Runnings fans the world over. However, bringing the unfortunate side of the aforementioned film's plot into the 21st century, it's going to take a lot of money to get them there, which they do not have. That is where you come in.

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Astronomers Trace Origin Of Russian Meteor

A team of astronomers have tracked down the origin of a meteor that hit Russia, injuring about 1,000 people earlier this month.

Using the thounsands of videos footage posted online, chronicling the strike, the team plotted the meteor's trajectory through the Earth's atmosphere, reconstructing it's orbit around the Sun and tracing it to a source of origin.  

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LiveJournal: Behind The Scenes Drama Isn't Restricted To Facebook

You may not have even heard of Livejournal: a blogging site that's been active and popular for over a decade now. But it ranks above The Daily Mail Online and even Reddit in the Alexa 500, and it's a social network that I've been a part of before Facebook was a twinkle in Mark Zuckerburg's eye. 

Everyone knows the drama behind the creation of Facebook (or at least David Fincher's version); but the drama that surrounds the ownership of of LiveJournal is a bit more hidden. Like any company, LiveJournal was founded, bought and sold several times but in 2009 current owners, SUP Media moved the company from San Francisco all the way to Russia.

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The DisplAir: That awesome computer from Minority report, only real

Ever since Tom Cruise fired up his elaborate computer set-up to target pre-emptive crimes, we've always been a little bit fascinated with the opportunity of the gesture based control.  Removing the need for a display and allowing the user to manipulate 3D images in midair.  Turns out Russia has a working prototype called the DisplAir.

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