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Free Admission This Saturday At The Science Zone

Taco John's is thanking the community for the continued support and donations to The Science Zone on Saturday with free admission.

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Bomb Alarm Clock Promises Explosive Mornings [VIDEO]

We’re all guilty of hitting the snooze button and sleeping a little bit longer in the morning. But with this alarm clock, if you don’t wake up on time to defuse it, you’re in for an explosive surprise.

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YouTubers Rap a Tribute to Steve Jobs in ‘We Are All Steve’ [VIDEO]

As we’re all sadly aware, Steve Jobs, co-founder of Apple and the creator of iconic products like the iPhone, has been valiantly fighting cancer for years — and given his recent resignation as CEO of the company, he doesn’t appear to be winning.

YouTubers Pantless Knights have put together a terrific tribute song, and the accompanying video features various people — and one Muppet — in Jobs’ trademark black turtlenecks and round glasses lip-syncing a rap about the legendary tech genius.

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Apple Loses Another iPhone Prototype in a Bar

In a replay from an incident last year, another Apple employee lost another iPhone prototype in yet another Bay Area bar. If this keeps up, they’re going to start surgically implanting new phones into developers’ arms.

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CLOO iPhone App Lets You Share Your Bathroom With Strangers [VIDEO]

One of our favorite niche smartphone apps is RunPee, which tells you the best time during a particular movie to excuse yourself to do something about that gallon-sized Diet Coke you drank when you first sat down. But what if the theater bathroom has a long line or looks like it hasn’t been cleaned since the Eisenhower administration? What if you’re running errands and there’s nary a Starbucks loo in sight?

That’s where CLOO comes in.

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Upcoming App Tells You How Much Time Is Left on Traffic Lights

Researchers at MIT and Princeton have developed a smartphone app called SignalGuru that will tell drivers exactly how much time they have to make the next light.

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Robot Soccer Goalie Shuts Out Shooters [VIDEO]

If you think soccer is a low-scoring sport now, just wait until the robot goalies take over. This prototype of a mechanical goalkeeper isn’t ready for a regulation net, but is able to flawlessly protect his indoor soccer-sized goal from some pretty tough shots using GPS-like technology.

Next, they should probably program the net-minding bot to take dives.

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5 Great Educational Apps for Kids

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Ever given a five-year-old with an iPad a dirty look? Silently tsk tsk-ed in your head? Hold onto your judgment for a minute – they're not all playing Angry Birds. In fact, there are tons of apps out there that are all about learning. Here, we round up the best in

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Watch What Happens When Two Chatbots Chat With Each Other [VIDEO]

The folks at Cornell Creative Machines Lab wanted to see what happened if two chatbots, which had been programmed to carry on coherent conversations with people, were instead introduced to each other.

The results are pretty funny and more awkward than any human-on-human first date we can imagine. Check out the banter, which quickly takes an odd philosophical turn, below.

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Charge Your Cell Phone With Your Shoes

A shoe insert that harnesses the power of each step and can be used to charge cell phones is in development.

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TalkO’Clock Offers Wake-Up Calls From Strangers [VIDEO]

Social networking site TalkO’Clock is now offering up a service that allows strangers to provide wake-up calls for other strangers.

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Can Wasting Time Online Improve Employee Productivity?

In a study that anyone who works in an office will heartily embrace, researchers found that spending small parts of the day wasting time on the Internet makes workers more productive because it acts to mentally refresh them.

“Browsing the Internet serves an important restorative function,” concludes the report from the National University of Singapore.

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