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Beer Can Keyboard Might Make Computer Work More Fun [Video]

This keyboard made of beer cans made it's debut at the Webstock 2012 conference. It's from a company called Robofun Create. As the cans(keys) are pressed, the sound of a beer being opened can be heard! Watch the video to see it in action.

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Moving The Space Shuttle Endeavour Through L.A. Is A Logistics Nightmare In Time Lapse Video

The space shuttle Endeavour was a magnet for gawkers as it made it's way through the streets of Los Angeles recently. Crowds had to be managed, traffic had to be re-routed, and because of the sheer size of the space shuttle, objects had to be moved. Even a small tree lost it's life in the shuttle's weekend journey to the California Science Center. You can watch the time lapse video of the Endeavour's weekend in Los Angeles after the jump.

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Amazing Helmet Cam Of Felix Baumgartner’s Jump [VIDEO]

Just when you thought you've seen all there is to see about this historical jump. Enter the helmet cam. See the jump from Felix's point of view.

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Orionid Meteor Showers Bring Light Show to Our Skies This Weekend

If the skies are clear over Mid-Michigan this weekend, you may be treated to a meteor shower caused by the debris of Halley's Comet.

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Wisconsin Man Finds 1.22 Carat Diamond In The Mud

A man from St. Croix County, WI was just sifting through some mud from a friend's newly dug well, when something caught his eye. He was hoping for flakes of gold, but ended up with something much more valuable!.

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More Meningitis Cases Reported in Michigan, More to Come

The Michigan Department of Community Health (MDCH) is coordinating with the Center for Disease Control (CDC) and Food and Drug Administration (FDA) on a multi-state investigation of fungal meningitis cases including several in Michigan.

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Smarter Than Einstein at 12 Years Old

Can you imagine a pre-teen child scoring an IQ of 162? Recent testing has discovered a child prodigy. Her name is Olivia Manning and someday we might discover some of science's best kept secrets because of her. She actually scored more points on the IQ test than Albert Einstein. She is already a candidate for Mensa International (The High IQ society) at the tender age of twelve.

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Watch Felix Baumgartner Free Fall 23 Miles from the Edge of Space to Earth [VIDEO]

This morning (October 9th) Felix Baumgartner will attempt to make history by plummeting 120,000 feet (roughly 23 miles) from outer space back to Earth -- watch it live here!

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Man Attempts to Break Record with 120,000 Foot Free-Fall [VIDEO]

I have always been adventurous, and I love heights, but I'm not sure if I would have the guts to pull this off. J. Patrick reported back in March about Felix Baumgartner and his 13 mile jump from the upper atmosphere. Tomorrow morning, Felix will attempt to shatter the current record of 102,800 feet set back in 1960, by jumping from 23 miles up.  Reaching a speed of near 700 miles per hour, he will most likely break the sound barrier as well.

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Celebrate The Hexaflexagon [Video]

There is such a thing as a hexaflexagon. I'm not sure what it's practical applications might be, but it's pretty fascinating to watch it come together!

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Stressed at Work? Blame Your Parents

In today's corporate world it might be easy to blame the boss for your work related stress,  but a new study suggests that maybe your family is at the root of the problem.

It's not that it's really their fault. It is more likely, scientists say, that genetics are playing a significant role in your reactions to stress.

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Need For Blood Never Takes a Holiday

While most of us are enjoying our extended Labor Day weekend, someone is in need of blood products to save their life.  The need for blood is there 24/7, 365 days a year.  That is where you come in.

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