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“Traffic that grinds to a halt and then restarts for no apparent reason is one of the biggest causes of frustration for drivers. Now a team of Japanese researchers has recreated the phenomenon on a test-track for the first time.”

http://technology.newscientist.com/article/dn13402-shockwave-traffic-jam-recreated-for-first-time.html

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You are about 20 years old
The teen repellent will no longer foil you, but you can still hear some pretty high tones.

The highest pitched ultrasonic mosquito ringtone that I can hear is 16.7kHz
Find out which ringtones you can hear!


Incidentally, the 15.8 kHz tone is about the same frequency as a TV's flyback transformer, which explains how I can hear when a TV or CRT monitor is on.

How about you?
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The Woodlands' Susan Vreeland-Wendt gets inspiration from everything from china patterns to Star Wars.
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Why is Amazon.com recommending that I buy the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-IV)?
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Looks like you may have a new snack food to try in Canadia: poutine-flavoured chips:


I'm a little grossed out by the roast chicken flavour myself.
(Thanks [livejournal.com profile] jeffhawkins)
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What was your worst date movie?
Mine was The Handmaid's Tale.
Good flick, not conducive to anything happening afterwards.

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