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A new and previously unknown species of spider has been discovered in the dune of the Sands of Samar in the southern Arava region of Israel by a team of scientists from the Department of Biology in the University of Haifa-Oranim. Unfortunately, however, its habitat is endangered.

Link: www.sciencedaily.com/(…)100111102534.htm…

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December 7-8, 2009 saw one of the biggest swells in modern history batter the northern shores of the entire Hawaiian Chain, followed by another extraordinary day of outer reef waves on Christmas.

Link: www.billabong.com.au/(…)has-el-nino-already-served-…

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China's exports rose 17.7% in December, state media has reported, suggesting the country has overtaken Germany as the world's largest exporter.

Link: news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/business/8450434.stm

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Fifty chefs in the Arab-Israeli village of Abu Ghosh on Friday mashed up over four tonnes of hummus, beating the Guinness World Record set in Lebanon just months ago. "This is a new record," said Guinness adjudicator as the massive dip, dished out in a six-metre (20 foot) satellite dish provided by sponsors, weighed in at 4,087.5 kg (8992.5 lbs).

Link: news.yahoo.com/(…)lifestylemideastgastronomyrecordo…

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While the 3D TVs shown at CES in 2009 were very much in the prototype stages, this year should see the arrival of 3D TVs we can actually buy. Panasonic is keen to be at the forefront of the 3D revival and it's stand at this year's CES is dominated by the technology.

Link: www.techradar.com/(…)stand-back-panasonic-unveils-t…

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AOL is currently in talks to acquire Mashable, the world's largest technology blog. A sale to the content-obsessed internet company would mean Mashable's 24-year-old founder Pete Cashmore really would have everything. Mashable excels at promoting content on sites like Twitter, Digg, and Google-- a direction AOL is looking to take.

Link: gawker.com/(…)aol-lusts-for-the-brad-pitt-of-the-bl…

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After a year of engineering, modeling, and trials, the world's largest Christmas star now hovers above the A9 Autobahn near Munich's northern gateway. Affixed to the three blades of the massive wind turbine--70-meters tip to tip--are 9,000 light-emitting diodes

Link: www.treehugger.com/(…)wind-turbine-becomes-worlds-l…

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Just like on any other day, Christine Ross and her dog Ruca left their home on Albuquerque's west side to go for a walk. But on Feb. 2, 2009, the stroll took a strange turn.

Link: www.amw.com/fugitives/case.cfm?id=64720

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It took 172 minutes on a rooftop to shoot 1655 overlapping 21.6 megapixel images and 94 hours to stitch them together. The result is not only a gorgeous 26 gigapixel view of Dresden, Germany, but also the world's biggest photo.

Link: gizmodo.com/(…)26031250000-pixels-make-this-the-big…

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Incredible footage of a plane flying by the Burj Dubai tower. This tower is the largest building ever constructed at 2684 feet and nearly 1000 feet taller than the Sears Tower.

Link: www.break.com/index/worlds-largest-tower-flyby.html

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GE has been awarded a $1.4 billion contract for 338 of the company's most advanced wind turbines to build a 845-megawatt wind farm in Oregon -- a size that outstrips all others currently operating worldwide.  When complete, the Shepherds Flat wind farm will occupy 30 square miles of Gilliam and Morrow Counties in north-central Oregon.

Link: www.greenbiz.com/(…)ge-lands-14b-contract-turbines-…

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Twenty-six operations put healthy kidneys into 13 desperately ill people: Doctors in the nation's capital just performed a record-setting kidney swap, part of a pioneering effort to expand transplants to patients who too often never qualify.

Link: www.msnbc.msn.com/id/34408759/ns/health-health_care/

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Abu Dhabi, the nearby Emirate of Dubai and the next decadent Shangri La of the Middle East (largely built, like Dubai, on unscrupulous slave labor), has just vomited forth another architecturally outrageous beacon of bad taste.

Link: www.switched.com/(…)building-sized-x-rated-led-disp…

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The world's largest picture of the Milky Way was unveiled today in Chicago, taken by NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope, measuring a whopping 120 feet across.

Link: gizmodo.com/(…)worlds-largest-milky-way-image-is-12…

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On Sunday CERN broke the world record for highest-energy proton smashing with its Large Hadron Collider. But that’s not all, folks. This underground proton racetrack, 17 miles in diameter, has racked up a whole list of superlatives — aside, of course, from biggest, most feared (to some), and most profound (to us) science experiment ever.

Link: www.motherboard.tv/(…)the-large-hadron-collider-als…

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The two-piece wall consists of a huge LED media facade (at the top), and a multitouch information-wall (at the bottom), and impresses by its physical size, as it equaling more than 6000 computer displays.

Link: infosthetics.com/(…)ringwall_world_largest_multi-to…

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Literally a floating city, the Oasis of the Seas is the largest cruise ship in the world, designed to be a figure of opulence as well as a technical marvel

Link: www.americainfra.com/news/oasis-of-the-seas/

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The new terminal at Istanbul's Sabiha Gökçen Airport is the world's largest earthquake-safe building. You're looking at the over two million square feet of scaffolding that support it, all resting on top of giant geological roller skates.

Link: gizmodo.com/(…)the-worlds-largest-earthquake+safe-b…

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Most people would run for cover if they encountered a spider the size of a dinner plate. But it's one man's mission to track down the biggest arachnid in the world — the Goliath tarantula. Wild Chronicles follows this brave researcher through the jungles of French Guiana in search of this hairy king of spiders.

Link: www.babelgum.com/4001323/tarantula.html

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While flowers typically attract humans and insects alike with their enchanting beauty and luscious fragrance, some rather perverse stinking flowers entice flesh and fecal-loving insects to their foul-smelling blooms in the guise of meat by their colors and fetid scents, which include some of the largest and most bizarre flowers in the world.

Link: gardeninggarden.com/(…)the-largest-smelliest-and-mo…

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