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Kate Bosworth's Bikini Day With Shirtless Alexander

Kate Bosworth and Alexander Skarsgard recovered from three long days at Coachella by lounging at the pool of their hotel in Palm Springs on Monday morning. The two were all over the festival looking loved up in the heat and what better way to cool off than with a dip in the water. Getting a peek at Alexander's abs also fulfills one of our biggest shirtless wishes of 2010 — hot! Check out these pictures of Kate's bikini body relaxing with sexy Alex.

Carmen Electra - Still Hot. Still Too Good for Us

Blah, blah, Carmen Electra is still too hot for us, blah. I cannot believe that she is still so amazing. The poster of her that I ... admire... every night looks exactly like the gallery below. It's incredible. I guess money does buy happiness. I.e., the ability to not age. And cool stuff.

Kelly Bensimon in a Bikini

It's been getting way too heavy around here, so thank God someone finally put a bikini on. Unfortunately none of you know who Kelly Bensimon is because she's on The Real Housewives of New York which exactly five people watch yet somehow you're dating one of them. On that note, to extract any sexiness out of this post, you're going to want to focus on the just-barely exposed areola and not the over-tanned wildebeest it's attached to. Trust me on this one.

J-Woww Smash

The whores from MTVs Jersey Shore brought some friggin class to some friggin gym in Miami yesterday, and J-Woww went at the heavy bag like it was one of them, “friggin darkies”. Then they went and had some smokes to cool down. That smooth blend of rich tobacco provides pure smoking flavor and helps sooth your aching muscles.

PHOTOGRAPHY & EYE CANDY

Cloud Encounters

Alien invasion or freak of nature? Thankfully it’s the latter! Often mistaken for UFOs, spectacular lenticular clouds are formed at high altitudes when, uh, a bunch of scientific stuff happens. But aren’t they cool? Click the pics for a better look at these gorgeous formations.

The Helpful Hippo That Rescues Helpless Animals From Mara River

But as they watched thousands of animals cross the raging Mara river they were astonished to see a hippo come to the rescue of two drowning stragglers. The strong current separated a wildebeest, or gnu, from her calf and she watched helplessly as it was swept away. ‘To everyone’s amazement the hippo came to the gnu’s rescue and pushed it gently to the river bank,’ said Abdul Karim, the head guide at Sanctuary Olonana in the Masai Mara, Kenya. The infant panted for a moment before getting up and running to its watching mother. But the female hippo’s work did not finish there. Within ten minutes she spotted a little zebra crossing the same stretch of water and pushed it across, its tiny head struggling to keep above the torrent.

Amazing Photographs of Storms

Photography is a favorite source of inspiration and a hobby of many designers. In this post I’d like to showcase a collection of photos from various photographers that have captured storms.

25 Haunting Shipwrecks Around the World

Fellow blogger Tom Moran from Urban Ghosts inspired this post. His excellent article on ‘Ship Graveyards: Abandoned Ships, Boats and Shipyards‘ sent me on a quest to find some incredible photographs of shipwrecks around the world. The United Nations estimates that there are more than 3 million shipwrecks on the ocean floor. These once mighty vessels, both sunken and beached, are a haunting reminder that nothing lasts forever. These beautiful ships used to rule the seas they traveled. Now they serve as a window into our past.

PLANES, TRAINS & AUTOMOBILES

Is A 15-Year Old Texan Girl Driving This Ultra Rare Lamborghini To High School?

The Lamborghini Gallardo LP570-4 Super Trofeo Stradale is one of the rarest Gallardos ever built. There are just 150 in the entire world. But one of them has been seen in the parking lot of a Texas High School. And even more surprisingly, it is allegedly being driven there by a 15-year old girl with a license granted to people that are in economic hardships.This scene takes place outside Dallas, Texas at what looks to be Coppell High School. The car is the Gallardo STS, which is one of the rarest Gallardos ever made. Based on the cars used in the Super Trofeo racing series, there are just 150 on the roads worldwide, and they are basically hell on wheels.

Boeing Tries To Wear Out The 787 Dreamliner

For the next three years Boeing will simulate the wear and tear of more than 100,000 flights on one of its 787 Dreamliner airframes. The testing is part of the certification process known as fatigue testing and it started this week at Boeing’s factory north of Seattle. Boeing says the 787 is designed to have a lifespan of 44,000 take offs and landings, or cycles as the industry calls them. The 787 test airframe will undergo close to triple that number. The tests will include a variety of simulations ranging from bouncing around on uneven ground while taxiing to the gate, to simulations of turbulent storms the plane may experience during flight. The airframe is attached to a massive test rig with mechanical devices attached to the airframe that will flex, bend, twist and shake the airplane seven days a week for the next three years. The fatigue testing is more about the effects of daily usage compared to the wing bending static tests that see how far the airplane can be pushed before breaking according to Boeing’s Jim Ognowski.

Bugatti Veyron Operating Costs So Expensive, It's Cheaper To Use A Private Jet?

There are frightening bills, horrific bills, and Bugatti Veyron bills. The legendarily expensive to buy, it seems that the Veyron is equally expensive to keep running, with some pegging yearly running costs at $300,000. It's so expensive, in fact, that Autocar says there's an owner who trailers his car to a particular driving route, then follows behind in a private jet. Let's just take the tires, for example: in the U.S., the Michelin Pilot Sport 2s fashioned with the Veyron's unique compound cost about $30,000; in the UK they're £23,500 ($38,216 U.S.). Bugatti recommends you change them every 4,000 kilometers, or 2,500 miles, and at every ten thousand miles the company recommends changing the wheels and tires, which runs north of $50,000.

Caterham R600 Superlight

Iconic British road and race car manufacturer, Caterham Cars, has developed its most extreme race-ready Seven to date - the Superlight R600. With stunning performance potential and all the character of existing Caterham circuit cars, the new supercharged incarnation of the Seven will represent the top echelon of the Caterham racing spectrum in the Superlight R600 Championship from 2013. Powered by a supercharged, 2-litre Ford Duratec engine, producing 275bhp, the R600's dedicated championship will further extend the Caterham Motorsport 'ladder', currently topped by the hugely successful R300 series. The R600 race car, which costs £44,995, will be the first Seven ever to feature forced induction technology, making it the fastest ever production Seven and a natural progression from the advances made with Caterham's sports prototype, the SP/300.R, which uses a similar power plant. Caterham is expecting at least a 16-car grid for the debut championship season in 2013, with 30 cars anticipated to compete the following year. Simon Lambert, Caterham's Chief Motorsport and Technical Officer, said: "Caterham racing just got even more interesting.

TECHNOLOGY & OTHER NEAT STUFF

World's First Commercially Available Jetpack Goes On Sale

Ever since the glory days of the Fall Guy in the 1980s any self-respecting gadget geek has craved a workable jetpack. The new Martin Jetpack is priced at $86,000 (£57,675) and is the world's first commercially available personal flying machine. This beast of a machine will allow you a full 30 minutes of flight time, so just be careful you are not too high when you are reaching that 28-minute point in your flight across from the top of London's Centrepoint to the top of the BT Tower. The machine's rotors are built from a carbon / Kevlar composite and powered by a 200hp two-liter V4 two-stroke petrol engine. Martin Aircraft is based in New Zealand, so you may also have to take a trip over there to pick up your new wonder-toy. Either that, or pay a couple of extra grand for the shipping costs.

Use Googles Open Spot Android App To Find Parking Spots

Google's new Open Spot Android app turns finding open parking spots into a social game. You earn "karma points" for marking down available parking spots while others earn open parking spots by tracking down those marked spots. Each time you mark down an available parking spot in Open Spot, you gain a karma point. The more karma points you get, the better you feel about yourself, or something like that. The marked spot shows up in the Open Spot app for 20 minutes and is shown in a time-sensitive color: red for freshly marked, orange for spots marked 5 minutes ago and yellow for spots marked 10 minutes ago. Parking spot applications have been done before, but not with the big G attached. But even with Google, Open Space's success hinges on getting enough users in the game.

iPhone 4's Yellow Spot Issue Goes Away With A Bit Of Time?

We're starting to hear a few reports of the dreaded yellow spots disappearing from the iPhone 4's display after a day or so of use. Interestingly, someone posting on the AppleInsider forums seems to know why: Apple is using a bonding agent called Organofunctional Silane Z-6011 to bond the layers of glass. Apparently, Apple (or more likely Foxconn) is shipping these products so quickly that the evaporation process is not complete. However, after one or two days of use, especially with the screen on, will complete the evaporation process and the yellow "blotches" will disappear. How do I know? I was involved in pitching Z-6011 to Apple.

The Worst Part of Going to Space? Your Fingernails Come Off

Did you think drinking your own urine was bad? To truly test whether you have the right stuff, imagine ripping out your own fingernails, on purpose. A couple of astronauts have done this before going into orbit, because they figure it’s better than losing them inside chafing, unwieldy spacesuit gloves, according to Dava Newman, director of MIT’s technology and policy program and director of the university’s Man Vehicle Lab. Newman, who has studied space-related injuries, told a group of journalists at MIT that some astronauts have reported losing their fingernails during spacewalks. Fingernail trauma and other hand injuries are spacewalkers’ biggest complaint, she said. In a forthcoming study, Newman says astronauts with big hands suffer the worst. National Geographic News explains that improved, custom-fitted gloves might be the solution. In a recent study of astronaut injuries, at least 22 reported lost fingernails, a phenomenon called fingernail delamination. It happens because of pressure on the fingertips, but researchers also think circulation cutoff could be to blame, NGN explains.

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