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In 2022 World Cup Bid, Japan Offers to Broadcast Live, Full-Scale 3-D Holographic Games on Fields Worldwide / future-shit
When Germany hosted the 2006 World Cup, people flocked to public parks, arenas, and sporting stadiums worldwide to watch the games on massive screens at public viewing events. If Japan lands its bid for the 2022 Cup, you may be able to go to your local soccer stadium and view real-time 3-D hologram displays of tournament games projected full-size on the pitch.

Researchers Create the World's First Fully Synthetic, Self-Replicating Living Cell / meet-your-new-masters future-shit
If figuring out how to quickly sequence genomes was but the first small step for genetics, Craig Venter has gone ahead and made a giant leap for the discipline. The J. Craig Venter Institute announced today that it has created the world’s first synthetic cell, boasting a completely synthetic chromosome produced by a machine. “This is the first self-replicating species we’ve had on the planet whose parent is a computer,” Venter said in a press conference.

'Exile on Main St.': A new reflection on the classic Rolling Stones' disc / music
Cut off from civilization. An absentee singer. A guitarist so strung out, everyone must wait as he sleeps off his latest buzz. Drugs, procurers and hangers-on everywhere. No record-company feedback. No game plan. Is this the way to record the greatest album of your career?

The VVA Veteran: REMF Diary of Dying and Bureaucratic Complexity / friends vietnam
When David Willson, a VVA member battling Agent Orange-induced bone cancer, applied to the VA for his veterans benefits last September, he found out that the vast government agency had his name spelled wrong and his address all screwed up. But that was the least of the Seattle resident’s VA-related problems.

Bacon Explosion KFC Double Down / fuck-you-diet
Around my house pork reigns supreme and never takes a backseat to chicken. So I did what any true BBQ Addict would do, and added a hot slice of Bacon Explosion to the middle of my Double Down sandwich to give it the true bacon kick that it was missing.

On The Trail Of Mexico's Vicious Sinaloa Cartel : NPR / fodder
An NPR News investigation suggests Mexico's brutal fight against drug mafias may be rigged. Based on analysis of arrest records and interviews with law enforcement and organized crime experts, federal forces in Ciudad Juarez — ground zero of the cartel war — appear to be favoring the Sinaloa cartel, which the U.S. Department of Justice says is one of the largest organized crime syndicates in the world.

Indian reservation works to save Lakota language / scalped
The Pine Ridge Indian Reservation, a 3,500-square-mile plot of land home to the largest concentration of Lakota people, is also home to the effort to save the indigenous Lakota language from extinction. The odds are stacked against them.

Your RBR Word of the Day: frog-march - Roll 'Bama Roll / football


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