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Earth

Submission + - $1 Billiion Dollar Mission to Reach the Earths Mantle (cnn.com) 1

black6host writes: Humans have reached the moon and are planning to return samples from Mars, but when it comes to exploring the land deep beneath our feet, we have only scratched the surface of our planet. This may be about to change with a $1 billion mission to drill 6 km (3.7 miles) beneath the seafloor to reach the Earth's mantle — a 3000 km-thick layer of slowly deforming rock between the crust and the core which makes up the majority of our planet — and bring back the first ever fresh samples.
Technology

Submission + - 12 Types of Bad Tech Names (hp.com)

Esther Schindler writes: ""Life is too short to want to punch a website in the face," writes Carol Pinchefsky. "But there I was, staring at Apple.com, feeling the rage. I was struck for the nth time by the sheer badness of the name iPad when I realized there were worse names of tech companies, products, and services. In fact, there are entire categories of bad." Ten of them, in fact, such as "Unpronounceable names" and "Names that use symbols." You'll probably laugh. Or maybe cry. Hard to tell."

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