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Never one to sit back and watch the competition, Google is testing the retail waters with a 285 square-foot space inside a London computer store they opened this past Friday. With the air of a trendy pop-up boutique it will only be open through Christmas, but is an important experiment for the equivalent of the web's 900 pound gorilla.
If somebody is having a "case of the Mondays" these days it's pretty certain you'll know about it in 140 characters or less. While this may seem like a no-brainer, scientists set out to quantify what we have all intuitively guessed — Twitter shows recognizable patterns on how we feel throughout the day.
Today we can all breathe a little easier thanks to a new survey of near-earth asteroids by NASA's Wide-field Infared Survey Explorer (WISE). After a year of scanning the celestial sky with infrared light between January 2010 and February 2011, the study has shown there are significantly fewer mid-size near-Earth asteroids than thought. That's not even the best news.
Using an old CD as a coaster is so yesterday. We know you're out there — those of you putting your coffee mugs on old AOL install disks and snickering to yourself. While you do win points for helping the environment, we've spotted a few other uses for old CDs that blew us away. CDs are going the way of the casette tape, but we've all still got them, and old discs are as common as locusts during a seven-year plague. Don't fret: there are countless ways for you to up-cycle your CDs, from looking on Google for a place to recycle them, to turning them into fun and unique art projects. Here we'll show you seven of the latter, most of which are DIY projects with instructions for how you can replicate the result.