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This day in history: 23 May 2018: Pro Wrestler Owen Hart Falls to His Death in the Ring (1999). Regardless of whether one considers professional wrestling a sport or merely choreographed entertainment, one cannot deny that wrestlers often risk serious injury in the ring. High-flying stunts and feats of flamboyant showmanship are now par for the course. Tragically, the dangerous nature of wrestling was graphically illustrated in 1999, when Hart, one of professional wrestling's most respected stars, was killed during a live event.

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Tech Insider UK

Posted on 22 April 2018

These whirlpool turbines can provide 24/7 power for dozens of homes.


Posted on 21 April 2018

This rock musician lost his arm to an electrical transformer. Now he’s become the world’s first bionic drummer. It’s not science fiction - it’s Superhuman. Follow the show to see all new episodes from the frontlines of medical innovation.

South Peninsula Water

Posted on 08 April 2018

Cape Town gets celebrated for our water saving efforts in the LA Times. #CapeTownWaterCrisis #CapeWater

This Is The Ultimate Road Trip Across The United States

simplemost.com, 07 April 2018

Who doesn’t love a good road trip? One of the many great things about our country is that you can experience so many unique and amazing things by just jumping in a car. The challenge is with so many options of cool spots to visit, where do you even start?

Interesting Engineering

Posted on 06 April 2018

These incredible sculptures almost look like they disappear as you walk around them via Julian Voss-Andreae

Fox Dives Headfirst Into Snow | North America

youtube.com, 06 April 2018

A red fox pinpoints field mice buried deep beneath the snow, using his sensitive hearing and the magnetic field of the North Pole to plot his trajectory. For...

30+ Art History Memes That Prove Nothing Has Changed In 100s Of Years

boredpanda.com, 01 April 2018

Museums and art galleries can become an overwhelming experience for the casual visitor. Luckily, some people untangle centuries-old ideas and dumb-down them into language us mortals can understand, too. Previously, we covered museum snapchats, now it's time for something else.

An introduction to the Berg River Cape Camino

blog.franschhoek.org.za, 31 March 2018

A Camino is an ongoing walking route providing a space for long distance walkers to introspect on their lives or to get fit or to meet people or simply to enjoy the country side. It is a very personal experience. The concept provides many creative opportunities to the region. Not only those with exi...

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In the news

Robot see, robot do: Nvidia system lets robots learn by watching humans: If robots are ever going to earn their keep, they'll need to learn on the job. Posted on 23 May 2018.

Chicago Wins 'Most Corrupt City' Award Due In No Small Part To Its Awful Redlight Camera System: We've talked a great deal about my home city of Chicago, largely for the myriad of awful, corrupt practices it has put in place around topics that we cover here. Posted on 23 May 2018.

Centenarians' end-of-life thoughts: is their social network informed?: People in centenarians' close social networks are often not aware of their thoughts on end-of-life issues, a new Journal of the American Geriatrics Society study reveals. Posted on 23 May 2018.

Cape Town weather

5 day forecast

  • Wed 23: light rain

    17 ° - 17 ° Wind 7 km/h / Clouds 92 %
  • Thu 24: moderate rain

    15 ° - 16 ° Wind 6 km/h / Clouds 92 %
  • Fri 25: few clouds

    14 ° - 16 ° Wind 8 km/h / Clouds 20 %
  • Sat 26: sky is clear

    12 ° - 17 ° Wind 3 km/h / Clouds 8 %
  • Sun 27: moderate rain

    16 ° - 17 ° Wind 7 km/h / Clouds 63 %

See next two weeks

News (continued)

Instagram Is Adding A 'Mute' Button For The Sake Of Your Sanity: And no one will know when you use it. Posted on 22 May 2018.

Comcast Now Offering Mesh Network Pods from Plume for $120+: Good news Comcast customers. Posted on 22 May 2018.

Luminaries from across Israel’s tech ecosystem are joining us onstage in Tel Aviv: Tickets are going fast for our inaugural Tel Aviv event and no one should miss out on the opportunity to see some the nation’s rising stars discuss the challenges and opportunities ahead for mobility technologies. Posted on 23 May 2018.

Faculty uses new formats – including comics – to convey research: Faculty and academic staff presented projects including comics, videos and websites in the Knowledge Matters Fellowship, May 10. Posted on 22 May 2018.

Space, The Boring Frontier: Suppose you randomly go 1 million miles somewhere away from our Sun. Posted on 12 April 2018.

Mark Zuckerberg appears before European parliament - live updates: Facebook’s co-founder will be speaking to the ‘conference of presidents’ made up of leaders of the eight major political groupings 7. Posted on 23 May 2018.

The truth about obesogens: can dust and chemicals make you fat?: Researchers suspect that taking your shoes off, getting rid of carpets and dusting can prevent chemicals building up that may affect our hormones – and our waistlines. Posted on 23 May 2018.

Optus confirms Virgin Mobile closure: Virgin Mobile will be shuttered over the next two years, Optus has confirmed. Posted on 23 May 2018.

Environment Agency warns of serious water deficits for England: Enough water to meet the needs of 20 million people is lost through leakage every day, the report says. Posted on 23 May 2018.

Few Rules Govern Police Use of Facial-Recognition Technology: Groups call for Amazon to stop selling facial-recognition tech to police departments after documents reveal the practice. Posted on 23 May 2018.

Crowdfunders Left Hanging By 3D Headphone Startup's Abrupt Closure: "To fail at the five-yard line is a tragedy," the company said in a statement. Posted on 22 May 2018.

Why birds don't have teeth: Why did birds lose their teeth? Was it so they would be lighter in the air? Or are pointy beaks better for worm-eating than the jagged jaws of dinosaur ancestors?. Posted on 23 May 2018.

Amazon Pushes Facial Recognition to Police. Critics See Surveillance Risk.: Amazon promotes its facial recognition technology on the company’s website, saying that the service can track people in a video even when their faces are not visible. Posted on 22 May 2018.

Why scientists trained this tiny spider to jump on command: Jump, Kim! Jump!. Posted on 13 May 2018.

Comcast xFi Advanced Gateway Modem/Router: Here is Comcast’s most advanced modem/router which promises speed as well as ease of use. Posted on 06 December 2017.

Exclusive: 10 British VCs To Start Sharing Diversity Data On All The Startups They Meet: Atomico, Balderton Capital, Draper Esprit and others have agreed to share anonymous data on the diversity of startup pitches they hear. Posted on 23 May 2018.

China's ZTE estimates at least $3.1 billion loss from U.S. sanctions: Bloomberg: BEIJING (Reuters) - China's ZTE Corp is estimating losses of at least 20 billion yuan ($3. Posted on 23 May 2018.

Microsoft Vietnam: 2018 Events: Find out the latest Microsoft events and technology conferences in Vietnam. Posted on 23 May 2018.

Matter: Every Cell in Your Body Has the Same DNA. Except It Doesn’t.: . Posted on 22 May 2018.

Scientists Take A Ride On The Pacific's 'Shark Highway': Biologists knew the sharks sometimes traveled from waters off Costa Rica south to the Galapagos Islands, but they'd never actually witnessed it. Posted on 22 May 2018.

Ready, aim, fire: Australian diners given water pistols to ward off seagulls: PERTH, Australia (Reuters) - Annoyed at seagulls that pester its patrons, a restaurant in the Australian city of Perth has armed customers with water pistols to stop the birds from ruining the waterfront dining experience. Posted on 17 May 2018.

Tesla's Promised $35,000 Model 3 Is Still a Long Way Off: When the Model 3 was first unveiled, it was pitched as an EV for the masses that would have a reasonable $35,000 price. Posted on 01 January 1970.

Security advocates challenge facial recognition in policing: Several privacy advocate organizations have penned a letter to Amazon, asking the corporation to stop marketing new facial recognition software to police stations. Posted on 01 January 1970.

This Popular Parrot 'Talks' Like Us. But We're Silencing It.: Scientists are using forensic techniques to help save African gray parrots, among the most illegally trafficked birds in the world. Posted on 21 May 2018.

Facebook and Google urged to set up independent regulator to avoid internet laws: . Posted on 25 January 2018.

These Two Angry, Yelling Lynx Are Probably Fighting About Sex: A viral video shows two lynx yelling at each other along the side of a road in Ontario, Canada. Posted on 22 May 2018.

Job of the future: Embalming your online persona: The woman organizing our messy digital lives to survive us. Posted on 23 May 2018.

Can Alcohol Or Drug Abuse Be "Cured" In 4 Weeks?: Go to obtain second diagnosis. Posted on 23 May 2018.

Some of the tech in my workday

Best programming language?

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While Java and Python top the popularity charts, more than 80% of all websites run on PHP.

Longer term weather forecast

Cape Town weather

  • Wed 23: light rain

    17 ° - 17 ° Wind 7 km/h / Clouds 92 %
  • Thu 24: moderate rain

    15 ° - 16 ° Wind 6 km/h / Clouds 92 %
  • Fri 25: few clouds

    14 ° - 16 ° Wind 8 km/h / Clouds 20 %
  • Sat 26: sky is clear

    12 ° - 17 ° Wind 3 km/h / Clouds 8 %
  • Sun 27: moderate rain

    16 ° - 17 ° Wind 7 km/h / Clouds 63 %
  • Mon 28: moderate rain

    15 ° - 17 ° Wind 9 km/h / Clouds 71 %
  • Tue 29: moderate rain

    16 ° - 17 ° Wind 8 km/h / Clouds 44 %
  • Wed 30: heavy intensity rain

    16 ° - 16 ° Wind 11 km/h / Clouds 44 %
  • Thu 31: heavy intensity rain

    15 ° - 16 ° Wind 6 km/h / Clouds 78 %
  • Fri 01: light rain

    16 ° - 17 ° Wind 9 km/h / Clouds 30 %
  • Sat 02: moderate rain

    16 ° - 17 ° Wind 9 km/h / Clouds 49 %
  • Sun 03: moderate rain

    16 ° - 17 ° Wind 5 km/h / Clouds 57 %
  • Mon 04: sky is clear

    16 ° - 17 ° Wind 5 km/h / Clouds 0 %
  • Tue 05: sky is clear

    15 ° - 17 ° Wind 3 km/h / Clouds 0 %
  • Wed 06: sky is clear

    15 ° - 18 ° Wind 1 km/h / Clouds 0 %
  • Thu 07: light rain

    15 ° - 17 ° Wind 5 km/h / Clouds 89 %