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    Update About Swine Flu

    So far, over 2000 people have been infected by the Swine Flu virus, most of which were in North America (mainly Mexico, followed by the United States). It is hard to say, due to the flow of different and often contradicting information, but most likely 149 people have died, as of April 28, morning. Now the question is if more people are actually infected than the reported numbers. It could be very likely that even up to a few million people are currently infected, but only the most critical cases make it to the hospitals (and thus are known to us). This could be possible, since health care isn’t really…

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    Swine Flu Spreads panic over the Internet

    The recent spreading of the deadly Swine Flu has started a wave of panic in the media. The Internet isn’t different in that matter. In fact the Swine Flu is currently the top trending topic on the micro-blogging service Twitter. It is also one of the most searched keyword on search engines such as Google and Yahoo. For example “Swine Flu Ohio” is the 27th most popular search keyword on Google. As for the blogosphere, the keyword “Swine Flu” has been indexed on almost 2800 blogs all over the Internet, as of April 26. This is expected to continue to increase as more people get infected. The flu, which originated…

  • Life,  Technology

    Underwater Dwellings: H2Ome and The Poseidon Resort

    U.S. Submarine Structures LLC is the company that designed both H2Ome and the Poseidon Resort. H2Ome is the world’s first sea-floor private residence while the Poseidon Resort is the first sea-floor hotel. The Poseidon Resort is located underwater on the sea-floor inside a Fijian lagoon. The pressure at the sea-floor is equivalent to one atmosphere, so the structures are strong enough, yet not really massive. Also this depth enables sunlight to reach the resort’s huge windows, giving a magnificent view on the sea and it’s life-forms. This would be the dream hotel! As for H2Ome, it is very similar to the Poseidon Resort (also under a one atmosphere pressure) but…

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    7 (Crazy) Civilian Uses for Nuclear Bombs

    Nuclear Bombs are known to be the most destructive weapon man has ever created, but it could also be a great tool for some civilian uses. The 7 proposed civilian uses for some of the 23,000+ known nuclear bombs in the world are: 1) Creating a Harbor, or Just a Hole: Nukes can easily dig huge holes in the ground in a matter of a few seconds. 2) Creating a New Panama Canal: The Panama Canal is not wide enough for some of the world’s biggest ships, and has to be constantly maintained, otherwise mud and sand or other deposits would accumulate, filling up the canal. Therefore, an easy and…