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San Francisco Ocean Film Festival

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The San Francisco Ocean Film Festival has become a must-see event for all nature lovers. Now in it's fifth year, this family friendly event starts at the Comwell Theatre on February 1st-3rd. The festival features films that showcase our incredible oceans, their marine life and the importance of our ecosystem. 

Life on the Red Planet?

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In our eternal quest to find life on another planet, our eyes perk up whenever we see an image that even remotely looks like a living creature. This picture sent four years ago, by NASA's Rover "Spirit" was released recently by an avid Space fan who believes he has found evidence of life on Mars.

Try catching this rodent with a mouse trap!

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Imagine an animal that was as big as a bull and looked like a cross between a hippopotamus and a guinea pig. That's what scientists believe, "Josephoartigasia Monesi" (we can't pronounce it either) looked like - except that this was no bull, but a mere rodent in the pre-historic era. Makes you wonder how big the bull was during that time.

The Fastest Man On No Legs

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20-year old Oscar Pistorius is known by many names - some call him "The Fastest Man on no Legs" others "Blade Runner"  - we call him AMAZING!

Scientists may be able to "grow" custom organs

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Scientists at the University of Minnesota recently revealed that they had been able to grow a rat heart in a laboratory.  While it will take years before this will be available to human beings, their success has raised the hopes that some day it will be possible to grow new hearts and other organs to replace or repair damaged ones.

Capturing wind energy to power cargo ships

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High energy prices and a desire to reduce carbon dioxide emissions, have led two German Companies to combine forces and try harness the oldest and cheapest source of energy - the wind.

Coming soon to supermarkets near you - A smart shopping cart!

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Attention mums and dads! Your grocery shopping time may be cut in half thanks to these new smart carts.  Developed by Media Carts using technology provided by Microsoft, these carts are currently being tested in Shop-Rite stores nationwide and are expected to show up at a supermarket near you during the second half of this year.

A human calculator

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Alexis Lemaire is a member of an elite group of people known as "human calculators"- people who can perform amazing mathematical feats without the use of a calculator.

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