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January 5th, 2012 by in Images, Links

The 6 Weirdest Cities People Actually Live In[Cracked]

Pentagon Scientists Use ‘Time Hole’ to Make Events Disappear[Gizmodo]

Soldiers could one day conduct covert operations in complete secrecy, now that Pentagon-backed physicists have figured out how to mask entire events by distorting light.

A team at Cornell University, with support from Darpa, the Pentagon’s out-there research arm, managed to hide an event for 40 picoseconds (those are trillionths of seconds, if you’re counting). They’ve published their groundbreaking research in this week’s edition of the journal Nature.

The Beginning of the End of the 9-to-5 Workday? – [Moneyland]

The traditional eight-hour workday may soon be the exception rather than the rule. New evidence shows that we’re reaching a tipping point in terms of workplace flexibility, with businesses seeing the wisdom of allowing employees — young ones especially — to work odd hours, telecommute and otherwise tweak the usual 9-to-5 grind.

Art Student Hangs Own Painting In Poland’s National Museum – [Arbroath]

A struggling art student managed to secretly hang one of his paintings in a major Polish gallery where it spent three days before anyone noticed. Andrzej Sobiepan waited until security guards were not watching before putting it on the wall in in a room with contemporary Polish art at the National Museum in the city of Wroclaw.

After it was discovered he said he hoped galleries would give more exhibition space to young artists as a result. “I decided that I will not wait 30 or 40 years for my works to appear at a place like this,” he said. “I want to benefit from them in the here and now.”

New Years Around The World (Photos) – [In Focus]

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