Scientists drag light, Chase Bank mistakenly jails a man: top Diggs
Wednesday 13 July 2011
The most popular news, videos and images as picked by Digg users during the last seven days, recorded on July 12.
1. Yeah, that's why i don't have a girlfriend.
An overweight cartoon character imagines that the reason he doesn't have a girlfriend is because he is too shy and self-conscious.
2. Chase Bank Is Very Sorry For Having Man Jailed For No Reason
A Chase Bank customer was mistakenly arrested and jailed for four nights for trying to cash a check that a bank teller suspected was fraudulent.
3. Motorcyclist Dies In Accident While Protesting Helmet Law
A motorcyclist who was participating in a protest against New York's mandatory helmet law was killed when he lost control of his motorbike and hit his head on the pavement.
4. Scientists drag light by slowing it to speed of sound
Scientists at the University of Glasgow were able to "drag light" and rotate an image by almost five degrees by shining a light through a ruby (which slows it down to around the speed of sound) that was spinning at up to 3,000 rpm.
5. Confessions Of A Female Power Digger: An Interview With Amy Vernon
"Power Digger" Amy Vernon explains the ins and outs of Digg and tells the story of being a woman in the male-dominated tech world.
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