6 Extremely Ethically Questionable Experiments

Last week we heard about a French game show in which contestants believed they were giving other contestants life-threatening electric shocks. The stunt was based on the Stanley Milgram experiment, a highly controversial test carried out on normal folk who agreed to take part in a bonkers psychological study back in the 1960s. Alas, that wasn’t the only morally questionable experiment of yesteryear. It appears psychologists could get away with anything back in the ’50s,…

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Gucci 3D Glasses

So far these glasses are for the “Movie Theater” only. Gucci’s new 3D glasses allegedly improve the 3D viewing experience – beyond personal aesthetics. “The Gucci 3-D glasses contain a high tech multi-layered mirrored coating which allows the wearer to view themselves in a mirror without distortion. The mirrored coating not only provides a premium look as well as offers superior viewing and contrast enhancement, but also allows over 98 percent of visible light through,…

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Hard Graft Phone Wallet

Carrying a phone on your person at all times isn’t even a question anymore. Even if you’re not phoning home like E.T., you probably need to sext, pay some bills, update some databases, sell some books, or take care whatever other ridiculous (read: awesome) need the iPhone fills in your life. Couple the iPhone with some credit cards and a set of headphones and you have everything you need on a daily basis. The Hard…

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Dream recording ‘possible’ researcher claims

By Pallab Ghosh Science correspondent, BBC News A US researcher has said he plans to electronically record and interpret dreams. Writing in the journal Nature, researchers said they have developed a system capable of recording higher-level brain activity. “We would like to read people’s dreams,” says the lead scientist Dr Moran Cerf. The aim is not to interlope, but to extend our understanding of how and why people dream.

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James Bond 1964 Aston Martin DB5 Sold

RM Auctions, in association with Sotheby’s, has sold James Bond’s gadget-packed 1964 Aston Martin DB5, driven by Sean Connery in Goldfinger and Thunderball, for a cool £2.6 million ($4.1 million) in London. Jerry Lee, the seller of the car, had bought it directly from the Aston Martin Lagonda factory for $12,000 in 1969. Harry Yeaggy, the winning bidder from America, is only the second ex-factory owner of the Bond’s ride. He said… via: bornrich

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Marvin Gaye: The Legend

(Born April 2, 1939, Washington, D.C., U.S.—Died April 1, 1984, Los Angeles, Calif.) American soul singer-songwriter-producer who, to a large extent, ushered in the era of artist-controlled popular music of the 1970s. Gaye’s father was a storefront preacher; his mother was a domestic worker. Gaye sang in his father’s Evangelical church in Washington, D.C., and became a member of a nationally known doo-wop group, the Moonglows, under the direction of Harvey Fuqua, one of the…

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Military iPad app makes war like a video game

Video games already make a game out of war, but can technology work both ways, making war more like a video game. Yes, it turns out. It sure can. Just take a look at this new military iPad app, which manages to make keeping track of troops a whole lot like keeping track of Zergs in Starcraft II. The app, by Textron Systems, shows a top-down map of friendly and hostile locations, including where soldiers…

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Apocalypse Now Blu-ray: Full Disclosure Edition

The Revelation of Francis Ford Coppola. Reviewed by Jeffrey Kauffman, October 12, 2010 The term “apocalypse” gets bandied about with such reckless abandon nowadays (especially on such disaster prone cable channels like History) that its meaning has become obscured under the weight of end of the world prophecies and similar doomsdaying. The original Greek word Apokálypsis means simply “revelation” or “lifting of the veil.” In John’s Book of Revelation which closes the Bible in a…

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Hormone Research Suggests Rich Live Longer

DHEAS – or dehydroepiandrosterone sulfate – is produced by the brain, adrenal glands and sexual organs and is a guide to life expectancy. Researchers from University College London, working on the English Longitudinal Study of Ageing, found evidence that biological ageing is slower among people with better socio-economic circumstances. By Andy Bloxham

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Olympiq – A fireplace inspired by Olympic torch

The latest in the range of decorative fireplaces by the Dutch manufacturer Safretti is the fireplace Olympiq, inspired by the shape of the Olympic torch. The eco-friendly fireplace is perfect for both indoor and outdoor purposes. Besides serving as a fireplace, it also transforms into a wok and grill to serve three-fold, could be used as a fireplace in indoor spaces with ethanol, and as a grill or wok for outdoor cooking, burning wood or…

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500,000 public sector jobs could be axed in UK

Source: dailymail.co.uk More than 500,000 public sector jobs could be axed in the next five years under a post-election squeeze on spending, it was claimed today. The figure is far greater than any of the major political parties are forecasting, according to the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development. The jobs cull could lead to a 10 per cent reduction in the 5.8million.

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