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Panasonic readying 85-inch 1080p plasma for $30,000

Posted by Mark Rollins Categories: HDTV, Home Entertainment

Panasonic TH-85PF12U

If bigger is truly always better, we know a lot of you would upgrade your television before anything else. The 85-inch TH-85PF12U is the next big thing in the HDTV realm. It’s a 1080p set that’s 3.9 inches deep. Oh, and it costs $30,000. Sure that may be equivalent to your annual salary, but isn’t this 260-pound bad-boy worth it?

By the way, a 42-inch 720p monitor was priced at $30,000 ten years ago. You could fit four 42-inch monitors in the space that this 85-inch screen covers.  Wow.  The times, the are a-changin’.

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ASE Asks U.N. to Monitor NEOs

Posted by Sheila Franklin Categories: Science, Transportation

AsteroidWe really thought that this was one of those gag articles meant for April Fool’s Day. Researchers of the ASE (Association of Space Explorers) say that a killer asteroid may be coming in the next 15 years. Sure enough, not only does the organization exist, it has come up with a study that suggests that the U.N. assume responsibility in the way of a global information network using data from ground and space telescopes to let us know if/when the big one is coming. A second project should plan how to destroy or deflect it. NASA is currently watching 209 NEOs (Near Earth Objects,) although none of them are considered dangerous.

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