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2.5 Billion Habitable Earth-like Planets in Milky Way Galaxy

gliese581c an earth like planet

Phil Plait, the skeptic and astronomer, of Discover Magazine's Bad Astronomy blog section noted a report about the amount of earth-mass planets in the galaxy and used some quick math to estimate the number of earth-like planets in our galaxy that could potentially be habitable.

How to Create Art with Your Mouse Cursor Paths


There's a new way to create some interesting look art. Using IOGraphica's IOGraph you can track your mouse movements on your computer. It tracks your cursor and when your cursor is sitting in one spot it starts creating a circle. The larger the circle, the longer your mouse was idle. What exactly does this "art" look like?

Mobile Defense Android App Helps Defend and Find Your Phone


Lose your phone? Has someone stolen your phone? Want to spy on your children, spouse, siblings, girlfriends, or boyfriends? There's an app for that! This Android app will let you lock your phone, wipe it clean, and keep you secure from attacks, thieves, and those who believe in finders keepers.

Cell-Phone Carriers like AT&T and Verizon Killing Unlimited Data Plans

Cell Phone Carrier

AT&T killed its unlimited data plans recently due to large volumes of data, most probably from the Apple iPad. From $30/month for unlimited plan to $25/month for 2 GB of data bandwidth transfer per month for the Apple iPad. $20/month for iPhone limited to 2GB as well. For some it may seem like 2GB is enough, but it really depends on how often you use your data services.

Verizon FiOS vs Cox Cable: Battle of the Best ISP

Verizon vs Cox Internet

I was moving to a new apartment, and the leasing office told me that I could get either Verizon FiOS or Cox Cable for my internet and TV. I said to myself "Gee, that’s swell," because I was thrilled Comcast wasn’t force fed to me like usual. I had always dreamed about trying out that new Verizon FiOS too. Finally, real true capitalism can work because I actually get a choice.

DNA Logic Gates May Yield Injectable Bio-computers

DNA Bio computers

DNA-based logic gates created by researchers at the Hebrew University in Israel can lead to injectable bio-computers that can sense biomarkers or traces of perhaps cancer and release counter-agents. This may be the key to solving many medical problems that have been labeled incurable.

Google Voice - Your Last Phone Number

Google Voice

Formerly known as GrandCentral, Google will shortly be opening up Google Voice through invites. With Google Voice you will have one number for all your calls and SMS. You might have heard of this before, but not be able to recall why it sounds familiar. GV Mobile was removed from Apple's App Store (AT&T is probably to blame).

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