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Did you know that the largest purchase with the cryptocurrency to date was payment for a villa in Bali using Bitcoin worth over US$500,000 at the time, on March 20, 2014? Or, that there are currently over 12-million bitcoins in circulation with an approximate creation rate of 25-bitcoins every ten minutes. The total supply is capped at the arbitrary limit of 21 million, and every four years the creation rate is halved. This means new bitcoins will continue to be released for more than a hundred years. Continue reading for more interesting facts.

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The amorphous metal pictured above is a solid metallic material that is non-crystalline, and has a glass-like structure. But unlike common glasses, such as window-glass, which are typically insulators, amorphous metals have good electrical conductivity. In the past, small batches of amorphous metals have been produced through a variety of quick-cooling methods. For instance, amorphous metal wires have been produced by sputtering molten metal onto a spinning metal disk (melt spinning). Continue reading for more.

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Could this be a sign? The image above of the M87 galaxy shows a black hole-powered stream of electrons barreling into space, traveling near the speed of light. What this indicates is that there may be a super-massive black hole at the center of this galaxy, with this particular example believed to have "swallowed up" matter equal to 2-billion of our suns. Continue reading for more.

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Called the "Pump House", this compact off-the-grid home was designed by Branch Studio Architects and built by the carpenter client in rural Victoria, Australia. While it may be self-sustaining now, it was originally designed as storage space for a water pump and farm equipment. They used simple materials, like Colorbond iron, low-grade plywood, and rough sawn timber to keep construction costs low. Continue reading for more awesome homes with designs that think outside the box.

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Mark, a former park ranger, discovered the massive weta, which has a wing span of seven inches, on a tree. This was the result of two days of searching on a tiny island called Little Barrier Island, in New Zealand. The species were wiped off the mainland by rats accidentally introduced by Europeans. After feeding it a carrot, Mark put it back exactly where he found her. Continue reading for more.

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Quetzalcoatlus - name comes from the Mesoamerican feathered serpent god Quetzalco - was a pterodactyloid pterosaur from the Late Cretaceous of North America, and one of the largest known flying animals ever. It was a member of the Azhdarchidae, a family of advanced toothless pterosaurs with unusually long, stiffened necks. Continue reading for more.

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Amazon Fire TV was officially announced yesterday, and it's basically a $99 set-top box that aims to take on Apple TV, Roku, Google Chromecast, and other similar devices. Unlike the others however, this one is powered by a 1.7-GHz quad-core Qualcomm Krait 300 processor, has 2GB of RAM, 8GB of internal storage, and even a specially designed Amazon Fire game controller to go along with it. On top of the powerful hardware, it boasts an exclusive new feature called "ASAP", which predicts what movies and TV episodes you'll want to watch and buffers them for playback before you hit play. Product page. Continue reading for more.

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Did you know that Microsoft lost between $100-$125 per original Xbox console sold? In the first four years of its release, Microsoft may have lost in the upwards of $4 billion. Fortunately, the company has always been willing to operate at a loss in order to establish itself in the gaming industry. Continue reading for more cool facts you never knew about.

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What you're looking at above is the Razer Eidolon, which "will automatically try to find the optimal shot, remember your favorite angles or distances and can be tweaked on the fly through voice commands." According to the website, "It can even upload to your favorite social platform when you're ready. Just say 'Eidolon, Take Selfies. MySpace Angle,' and watch as the Instagram likes come pouring in." Continue reading for more.

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The Deep Web, also known as Deepnet, refers to World Wide Web content that's not a part of the Surface Web, which is indexed by standard search engines. The lines between search engine content and the Invisible Web have begun to blur, as search services start to provide access to part or all of once-restricted content. An increasing amount of deep Web content is opening up to free search as publishers and libraries make agreements with large search engines. Continue reading for more.

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