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Howard Zhou
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Attended Georgia Institute of Technology
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How to make a Katana in the traditional Japanese way. This video is overloaded with details that at times I needed to rewind and watch several times in order to completely follow. For the first time, I started to understand why it costed so much time and effort to make such a weapon. Definitely a great video to watch!

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+Albert Bodenhamer I was telling you about this...  This is the point where I realized that these guys are not just making crazy replica weapons, they clearly have a tremendous amount of skill.
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OMG how awesome is Google? I know I'm a fanboy... but even, completely objectively, this is supa-magic!  

(and yes, I know other fanboys and fangirls have already seen this, but I just now watched it with my family!) 
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"This is the only cave that is deep underground where I have experienced 'clouds' and 'fog' hanging in the immense void," says photographer Robbie Shone of Cloud Ladder Hall, one of the largest cave chambers in the world.
Extreme Photo of the Week: See new extreme adventure photos each week featuring tips from your favorite athletes and photographers. And get the stories behind the shots.
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Despite its cute, bunny-like appearance, this tiny sea creature is actually a type of slug found throughout the Indo-Pacific Ocean. See footage of the mysterious critter in action.
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Magnus Effect - rotating balls (cylinders) go farther.

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It's been a long time...
 
We've come a long way in understanding Pluto since its discovery by American astronomer Clyde Tombaugh in 1930. Today, thanks to our New Horizons spacecraft, the dwarf planet is cleared than ever before. http://go.nasa.gov/1Ht2uwj
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Photo of the Day: Ski mountaineer and #YourShot member Peter Svoboda shared this minimalist composition of a lonely tree and a single skier in the Austrian Alps. #photography
A skier passes a lone tree in the Austrian Alps in this National Geographic Photo of the Day.
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Holodeck is suddenly a lot closer now.

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Sweet! Real-time translation (for now 20 languages) coming to your phone.
 
The power of Neural Networks, on your phone

Today we announced that the Google Translate app now does real-time visual translation of 20 more languages. So the next time you're translating a foreign menu or sign in Prague with the latest version of Google's Translate app, you're now using a deep neural net. Learn how it works, all on your phone and without an Internet connection, on the Google Research blog, linked below.
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Woodpecker Explained
Woodpecker bills are typically longer, sharper and stronger than the bills of piculets and wrynecks; however, their morphology is very similar. The bill's chisel-like tip is kept sharp by the pecking action in birds that regularly use it on wood. Species of woodpecker and flicker that use their bills in soil or for probing as opposed to regular hammering tend to have longer and more decurved bills. Due to their smaller bill size, many piculets and wrynecks will forage in decaying wood more often than woodpeckers. The long sticky tongues, which possess bristles, aid these birds in grabbing and extracting insects deep within a hole of a tree. It had been reported that the tongue was used to spear grubs, but more detailed studies published in 2004 have shown that the tongue instead wraps around the prey before being pulled out.[3]
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Woodpecker
gif: http://sploid.gizmodo.com/watch-a-woodpecker-bang-its-beak-and-head-against-a-tre-1712244717
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Glittery, colorful, and spiky arachnids: check out some of the most terrifyingly beautiful species of spiders around the world.
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  • Georgia Institute of Technology
    Computer Science, 2002 - 2010
  • California Institute of Technology
    Computer Science, 2000 - 2002
  • Pasadena City College
    1998 - 1999
  • Shanghai No 8 High School
    1989 - 1996
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