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  • Hashing It Out: The Art And Science Of Pushing Pot To Its THC Limits

    20 April 2014, 4:20 pm by: Andrew Tarantola

    The intoxicating effects of cannabis have skyrocketed in the last 50 years as the plant's rapidly widening acceptance has spurred a race among growers to produce ever more potent strains. But even the stickiest of the ickiest buds top out at 25 percent THC per…
  • Why Weed Makes You... You... Huh?

    20 April 2014, 4:00 pm by: Andrew Tarantola

    Scientists have long suspected that THC somehow affects the hippocampus region of the brain, the bit responsible for controlling short-term memory, but they have never been able to prove it. Turns out that's because they were looking at the wrong grey…
  • Celebration, Florida: The Utopian Town That America Just Couldn't Trust

    20 April 2014, 3:00 pm by: Kelsey Campbell-Dollaghan

    It's been exactly two decades since Celebration, Florida, broke ground in 1994, a major anniversary for a community that enjoyed a massive amount of media attention when it emerged. Yet we don't hear much about Disney's foray into real estate lately, apart…
  • Weekend Deals: Blu-rays, Games, Anime, and David Attenborough

    20 April 2014, 2:45 pm by: Shane Roberts, Commerce Team on Kotaku, shared by Shane Roberts, Commerce Team to Gizmodo

    Sorry you didn't find the golden egg in today's hunt. Here are a whole bunch of deals pulled from our five Twitter accounts to cheer you up. While you're here, you may as well follow them too.Read more...
  • This Incredible Animation Was Made By Code That Could Fit on a Floppy

    20 April 2014, 2:00 pm by: Kelsey Campbell-Dollaghan

    This is no 20 GB video file, painstakingly pulled from a render farm. All of it was generated in real time by one tiny algorithm. And it's amazing.Read more...
  • Advanced Concrete Could Last More Than A Century Without Maintenance

    20 April 2014, 1:00 pm by: Michael Keller

    A new water-repellant concrete impregnated with tiny superstrong fibers promises to leave roads and bridges free of major cracks for up to 120 years.Read more...
  • Think You Know Basic Physics? This Balloon Will Prove You Wrong

    20 April 2014, 12:00 pm by: Eric Limer

    When you have a balloon floating in a car and start driving, instead of getting thrown back, it actually flies forward. What? Are balloons immune to inertia? Is physics broken? Nope. As SmarterEveryDay explains, it actually makes perfect sense, as science…
  • This Faucet Sprayer's Flat Blade of Water Scrapes Dishes Clean

    20 April 2014, 11:00 am by: Andrew Liszewski

    If you're lucky enough to have a retractable sprayer attached to your kitchen faucet, you've probably noticed that its circular blast often isn't powerful enough to really scrape dishes clean. To fix that, Kohler is introducing what it calls Sweep spray…
  • This Week's Top Comedy Video: If Miyazaki Films Were Like Other Anime

    19 April 2014, 9:00 pm by: Splitsider

    Anime legend Hayao Miyazaki has a whimsical style and plot complexity all his own. But what if his masterpieces followed the anime tropes we know so well? Whoa Ponyo, you sure look, uh, different. Read more...
  • Take a Sip of a 3,300-Year-Old Danish Beer

    19 April 2014, 8:00 pm by: Robert Sorokanich

    Wanna get some real beer snob cred? With Egtved Girl's Brew, you can sneer at your friends' beers and their "founded in the 1800s" claims to authenticity. Because this beer's recipe is 3,300 years old. Now that's a legit brew. Read more...
  • Electronic Monocle Uses Biofeedback to Track Your Favorite Websites

    19 April 2014, 7:00 pm by: Robert Sorokanich

    The internet is a fire hydrant of content. Keeping track of the pages you enjoy is a pain. A team of UK design students has a conceptual solution: Amoeba, an electronic monocle that files away the pages you find most interesting, as measured by your…
  • LED Lights Are Ruining Laundry Detergent's White-Brightening Trick

    19 April 2014, 6:00 pm by: Robert Sorokanich

    LED lighting is great. The right bulb gives the same warm incandescent glow you love from a fraction of the energy. But there's a downside: while LEDs make cities look awesome , the most common type of LED lighting dims the ultraviolet trick laundry…
  • And now one freakin' huge explosion

    19 April 2014, 5:48 pm by: Jesus Diaz on Sploid, shared by Jesus Diaz to Gizmodo

    One freakin' goddamn huge explosion at some open-pit mine or a road construction or who knows what. Don't know, don't care: It's a freakin' huge explosion. That's all, people. Enjoy.Read more...
  • Anti-Bus Laws, High Rents, and Pee: What's Ruining Our Cities This Week

    19 April 2014, 4:00 pm by: Alissa Walker

    Tennessee lawmakers tried to make Nashville's buses illegal, a dude pissed in a reservoir and Portland has to flush 38 million gallons of water, and—let's say it all together—the rent is too damn high. This is your weekly look at What's Ruining Our…
  • This week in Tech Reads: the biological basis behind yawning, the suspicious backroom deals that und

    19 April 2014, 3:30 pm by: Robert Sorokanich

    This week in Tech Reads: the biological basis behind yawning, the suspicious backroom deals that undergird "sound science," high-tech toilets, and a Silicon Valley inventor who's either a prolific genius or a criminal con-man. And more!Read more...
  • U.S. Gov't Changed Your HealthCare.gov Password Because of Heartbleed

    19 April 2014, 3:00 pm by: Robert Sorokanich

    Heartbleed, the gaping flaw that left the internet's security gate wide open for more than two years, is causing headaches for yet another site: the beleagured Healthcare.gov . The government says the site has not been compromised, but officials have reset…
  • Windows Phone, Haunted Houses, Muppets, and More

    19 April 2014, 2:00 pm by: Robert Sorokanich

    Well it was another busy week here at Gizmodo. On top of Utopia Week, our week-long look at past, present, and future visions of a perfect society, we brought you reviews of new phones, cameras, and smartwatches, a hard look at beginning a life without…
  • The Biggest Thing At The New York Auto Show Was Not A Car

    19 April 2014, 12:00 pm by: Michael Ballaban on Jalopnik, shared by Robert Sorokanich to Gizmodo

    The easiest way to determine "hype," whatever that is, for a product is to measure the size of its media scrum. New Mustang? Meh. How about a Mercedes? Borrrrring. But Honda just enthralled everybody with a 14-year old robot.Read more...
  • How To Pass a Urine Test (Or At Least Stand a Fighting Chance)

    19 April 2014, 12:00 pm by: Andrew Tarantola

    You've got enough to worry about for that upcoming job interview without stressing over whether or not you'll be judged by what you pee into a cup. And sometimes it's just too late to go all the way straight-and-narrow. Fortunately there are ways of maximizing…
  • Why Vinyl Is the Only Worthwhile Way to Own Music

    19 April 2014, 11:00 am by: Mario Aguilar

    On any given Tuesday in the 90s, I would hustle to the record store after school to gawk at the new releases. Occasionally, I would take a CD home, greedily tear it open, pop it into my boombox, and listen while I pretended to do my homework. This wonderful…
  • What Happens When You Give A Bunch Of Hotshot Pilots GoPros

    19 April 2014, 10:05 am by: Michael Ballaban on Jalopnik, shared by Robert Sorokanich to Gizmodo

    Some of the best pilots in the US Navy are assigned to fly Super Hornets from the USS George Washington. But just because you're the best at what you do, doesn't mean it's all seriousness, hard work, and downright tedium. Most of the time it looks like it's…
  • Holy Cow, Another Crazy Meteor Caught on Russian Dashcam

    19 April 2014, 9:59 am by: Robert Sorokanich

    Last night, yet another eye-searing blue meteor screamed across the dark Russian sky. Lucky for us, Russia is the land of dashcams, meaning that yet again , we get a driver's seat view of the phenomenon. How do you say "wow" in Russian?Read more...
  • Super Mario Song Played on Wine Glasses Sounds Just Like the Real Deal

    19 April 2014, 9:00 am by: Robert Sorokanich

    If you listened with your eyes closed, you'd think this was just a video of someone playing Super Mario Bros on a vintage Nintendo. But there's not a controller in sight. Just 48 wine glasses and a frying pan. Dan Newbie of YouTube, you're a maestro of the…
  • Magic material is both a reflecting mirror and a see through window

    19 April 2014, 12:44 am by: Casey Chan on Sploid, shared by Casey Chan to Gizmodo

    No, it's not a one way mirror. It's much cooler than that. MIT scientists have invented a new invisible mirror that can show reflections like a typical mirror but also be see through like a window. The magic is in the alternating 84 ultra thin layers typical…
  • When Having Each Other Isn't Enough

    19 April 2014, 12:00 am by: Andrew Tarantola

    How dysfunctional does your relationship have to be when getting carried off by a raptor—its talons cleaving into your skull—is such a decidedly better option than staying in for the night? You'll find out in kokooma's beautifully abstract animation, Each…

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