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Ben Garvin explains the making of this wonderful video:

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alphadogg writes "Google on Monday released a website and video regarding its Solve for X project, which the company says is 'a place where the curious can go to hear and discuss radical technology ideas for solving global problems.' It's got a TED-like think tank feel to it, but possibly with oodles of Google resources behind it. It appears related to Google's up-to-now largely secretive Google X research lab that the New York Times recently shed some light on."

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LETTING IN THE LIGHT: Acid-attack survivor Memoona, 23 years old, posed for a picture Wednesday in her Karachi, Pakistan, home. The nursing student lost an eye when a boy threw acid on her over an old family feud. New laws explicitly criminalize the attacks. (Insiya Syed/Reuters)

WINDY: Visitors braced themselves as Marine One departed the White House in Washington Wednesday, carrying President Barack Obama and first lady Michelle Obama. Mr. Obama was en route to speak with troops in Fort Bragg, N.C., after they arrived from Iraq. (Jim Lo Scalzo/European Pressphoto Agency)

MOURNING PERIOD: Women comforted each other in Liege, Belgium, Wednesday. Police said grenade-lobbing gunman Nordine Amrani killed two teenage boys and a toddler at a shopping plaza Tuesday. Authorities also found a fourth victim, a woman, in his garage. The suspect fatally shot himself. (Marius Becker/DPA/Zuma Press)

STUCK ON: Etibar Elchiyev posed with utensils stuck to his body in Tbilisi, Georgia, Wednesday. Mr. Elchiyev was attempting to break the Guinness record for most spoons on a body. (David Mdzinarishvili/Reuters)

STANDING FOR YULIA: Supporters of former Prime Minister Yulia Tymoshenko gathered outside a court in Kiev Wednesday. Ms. Tymoshenko did not appear at the hearing. She is appealing a seven-year sentence after she was found guilty of abuse of office while negotiating a gas contract with Russia. (Sergei Chuzavkov/Associated Press)

IN THE FRAY: A security official tried to control a crowd that gathered outside a polling station in Giza, Egypt, Wednesday. Voters poured into polling stations for the second round of parliamentary voting. (Mohammed Hossam/Agence France-Presse/Getty Images)

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LOOKING UP: Holden Orr, 6, watched as men weatherproofed his grandfather’s house in Mineral, Va., after the chimney was damaged when an earthquake struck Tuesday. The 5.8-magnitude earthquake rattled the East Coast from South Carolina to New England. (Sabrina Schaeffer/The Free Lance-Star via Associated Press)

MUD BATH: A boy played in mud near the Ravi River after a downpour on the outskirts of Lahore, Pakistan, Wednesday. (Mohsin Raza/Reuters)

INSPECTING SHEEP INSPECTING SHEEP: A man inspected sheep at a market in Husum, Germany, Wednesday. (Kay Nietfeld/DPA/Zuma Press)

STOMP! People faced off against police officers in Kiev, Ukraine, Wednesday. Thousands of protesters rallied against the arrest of former Prime Minister Yulia Tymoshenko during celebrations marking the 20th anniversary of Ukraine’s independence declaration. (Sergey Dolzhenko/European Pressphoto Agency)

PUTTING THEIR HEADS TOGETHER PUTTING THEIR HEADS TOGETHER: Tibetan spiritual leader the Dalai Lama greeted a woman during his visit to a school for the blind in Friedberg, Germany, Wednesday. (Alex Domanski/Reuters)

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