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10 Most Shared 2012 Democratic Campaign Ads on YouTube

Top 10 Most-Shared 2012 Democratic Campaign Ads 10. President Obama and the Fight for LGBT Rights Glee star Jane Lynch narrates this documentary style ad (it’s more than 5 minutes long) on a popular topic for the Democratic party — LGBT rights. The ad builds up to the fact that Obama is the first sitting […]

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In Severe Weather, Experts Look to You for Ground Truth

Amy Freeze is a Certified Broadcast Meteorologist for WABC-TV in New York City. After a forecast is delivered on TV, all you can do is wait. The confidence for a forecast grows when there is confirmation — when someone provides proof that the atmosphere is behaving as expected. Meteorologists traditionally wait for storm-spotters outside the […]

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NYC Startups Offer Each Other Power, Internet After Sandy

Following Hurricane Sandy, members of the New York startup community have extended offers of help fellow entrepreneurs and other residents of the tri-state area caught without power and Internet by the storm. Social discovery startup Mirror Media, based out of Lower Manhattan’s Flatiron neighborhood, opened its offices Wednesday to entrepreneurs seeking power, Internet and workspace. […]

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Watch the Red Bull Stratos Jump — This Time in LEGO

We can’t keep our eyes off the live video of Felix Baumgartner’s fall from space, but this LEGO creation is well worth a two-minute distraction. In this whimsical short, you can watch the Red Bull Stratos jump reenacted entirely by LEGO. You’ll see the team of toy men and women watch from below as Baumgartner’s […]

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Mashable Weekend Recap: 67 Stories You Might Have Missed

The fallout from Apple’s Maps debacle was among the top headlines this past weekend. Mashable brought you those stories, as well as other tech and social media news while you were out of the office. Our staff kept tabs on all the latest happenings, so don’t worry if you missed a few articles. Check out […]

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Will.I.Am Says Coders Are Today’s Rock Stars

Earlier this week, will.i.am became the first artist to have a song broadcast on another planet. Tuesday afternoon, the Curiosity Rover on Mars played the song “Reach For The Stars,” which was audible here on Earth at a NASA event at the agency’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, Calif. Mashable caught up with the former […]

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In Virginia, McAuliffe Crawls Personal Data to Win Undecided Votes

Virginia Democratic gubernatorial candidate Terry McAuliffe was at the forefront of data-driven campaigns about a decade ago, when, as the chairman of the Democratic National Committee, he spearheaded the creation of a database full of 170 million potential Democratic voters nationwide. Now he finds himself in the same spot. This time, he’s the first candidate […]

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The Smart Grid Will Transform the Way Your City Works

Urban populations grow larger every day. Researchers predict that nearly 75% of the world’s population will live in cities by the year 2050. As a result of this continued growth, there’s a need — and a demand — for cities to build smarter infrastructures to ensure reliable operations and provide consistent, sustainable energy. In the […]

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Mars Rover Curiosity Snaps Hi-Res Color Photos of Red Planet

NASA‘s Mars rover Curiosity has beamed home high-resolution color photos of its Red Planet landing site, showing terrain strikingly similar to the deserts of the American Southwest. Curiosity snapped the pictures with its 34-millimeter Mast Camera on Aug. 8 PT (Aug. 9 ET), just three days after its daring and dramatic touchdown inside Mars’ Gale […]

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