Is it a bird? Is that a plane? No it’s a Felix Baumgartner in his Red Bull Stratos space suit falling from the heavens. Felix tried to break the record for the world’s highest skydive Tuesday, but his attempt got aborted at the last minute because of poor weather conditions. Oh well. Here’s some news bits we didn’t get to tide you over until his next attempt.
Michigan State University scientists have discovered a way to use bacteria to make 24-karat gold. To be precise, these are a super-tough bacterium that essentially poops out 99.9-percent pure gold while they’re chowing down on a gold-chloride lunch. [via Gizmodo]
Ladies, are you confused by your dude-friend’s mixed signals or just blatantly drunken texts? Luckily for you there’s a new website called HeTexted that you can use to help decipher exactly what your date is telling you. You can post your text-message conversation and get a general Internet consensus to help you figure out if that guy is into you. If you rather keep things private, you could always “Ask a Bro” for a closed session of help. [via Huffington Post]
Adafruit Industries is out to make your Raspberry Pi learning experience even more accessible. In addition to releasing an Educational Linux Distro to help you get to hacking your $50 Linux Stick, the hacking company has set up a web portal called the Raspberry Pi WebIDE to let you program from anywhere, too. [via Hack a Day]
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