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Tolkien purists won't like it, but Evangeline Lilly as the female elf warrior Tauriel balances out all that short male dwarf and hobbit energy. She looks awesome. This second installment of the Hobbit looks twice as exciting as the first.
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Improved cache behavior over the C++ std::map. YMMV
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In case you need a reason to eat chocolate, this New England Journal of Medicine article might convince you.

http://goo.gl/xAy74

Correlation between Countries' Annual Per Capita Chocolate Consumption and the Number of Nobel Laureates per 10 Million Population
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I just returned from the SciPy 2012 conference. I didn't realize until I saw the tutorials how awesome the iPython notebook in version 0.13 actually is. If you have some time, check out the iPython videos just posted from the conference, especially "IPython in depth: high-productivity interactive and parallel python".
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A new 2:32 minute trailer for the thriller, Prometheus. Hasn't it been far too long for Ridley Scott to return to sci-fi? I can't wait to see the star of the Swedish version of Girl With the Dragon Tattoo as another hero.
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What 5.3 million pounds of thrust from the solid rocket boosters gets you.
There and back again in 400 seconds... #spaceshuttle #boosters
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How a robotic bee is constructed by the printed circuit MEMS technique. Inspired by pop-up books.
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Sublime Text 2 is a blazingly fast editor for plain text and computer code. For those who like Textmate, or BBEdit on Mac OSX, this is something to try out. The beta is available for free on Linux, Mac, and Windows.
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You'll have some tea... are you sure you don't want any? Aw go on, you'll have some.
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William Nordhaus, an economist at Yale University, examined hundreds of devices—from the first computer to the iPad and the fastest supercomputers, from 1932 to 2011—and determined how many basic calculations they could perform every second.
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