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Middle age 'key for exercising'

(http://news.bbc.co.uk) - scanned by: Jeff Hilford over 5 years ago
Increasing activity levels in middle age can prolong life as much as giving up smoking, a study suggests. More>>>
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Technology

The coming of the megacomputer

(http://www.roughtype.com) - scanned by: Jeff Hilford over 5 years ago
About 20 percent of all the server computers being sold in the world "are now being bought by a small handful of internet companies," including Microsoft, Google, Yahoo and Amazon. More>>>
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Biotechnology

Induced Pluripotent Stem Cells Take a Big Step ...

(http://www.memebox.com) - posted by: Bora over 5 years ago
This week, researchers from Canada and Scotland made a major advancement in the field of stem cell biology. They discovered a method to successfully reprogram somatic cells into stem cells without the use of viruses. Induced pluripotent... More>>>
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Biotechnology

Bacteria-killing Enzyme Cures Mice With Fatal P...

(http://www.sciencedaily.com) - scanned by: Jeff Hilford over 5 years ago
Instead of using synthetic weapons, they are using nature’s: an enzyme that has proved so effective at killing Streptococcus pneumoniae that it has been put on the front lines in the battle against infectious disease. More>>>
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Gadgets

Japanese gadget controls iPod in blink of an eye

(http://www.physorg.com) - scanned by: Jeff Hilford over 5 years ago
A wink, a smile or a raised eyebrow could soon change the music on your iPod or start up the washing machine, thanks to a new Japanese gadget. More>>>
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Biotechnology

Thumbs up for 3D bone printer

(http://www.newscientist.com) - scanned by: Jeff Hilford over 5 years ago
EXACT replicas of a man's thumb bones have been made for the first time using a 3D printer. More>>>
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Technology

The Eyeborg Cometh

(http://www.angryzenmaster.com) - scanned by: Alvis Brigis over 5 years ago
Canadian documentary filmmaker Rob Spence wants to embed a video camera in his prosthetic right eye. He’s working on a documentary about how we interact in our daily lives with a surveillance culture that keeps watch over us like never before. More>>>
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Education

Students Getting College Credit via YouTube

(http://www.readwriteweb.com) - scanned by: Jeff Hilford over 5 years ago
A computer science professor at an Australian University is doing something revolutionary with YouTube - he's offering students who can't attend his classes college credit for watching his videos. More>>>
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Energy

Google's Schmidt on National Renewable Energy P...

(http://online.wsj.com) - scanned by: Alvis Brigis over 5 years ago
Google's chairman and CEO, Eric Schmidt, discussed the company's energy plan with The Wall Street Journal's Alan Murray. Here are edited excerpts of their discussion. More>>>
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Environment

Beyond Green Roofs: 15 Vertically Vegetated Bui...

(http://webecoist.com) - scanned by: Adam Cutsinger over 5 years ago
Vertical gardens bring lush, verdant life to even the coldest and barest of surfaces, both indoors and out. These ‘living walls’ increase interior humidity, purify the air and provide a much-needed touch of nature in spare, angular urban spaces li... More>>>
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Technology

The Sociology of Robots: A New Paradigm in Huma...

(http://www.zygbotics.com) - scanned by: zygbot over 5 years ago
An exciting and important new prospect for sociological research that is steadily appearing on the technological horizon involves the domain of human-robotic interactivity—or what might be called the “sociology of robots.” More>>>
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Biotechnology

Stem cell breakthrough may transform future of ...

(http://www.guardian.co.uk) - scanned by: Jeff Hilford over 5 years ago
Scientists have found a way to make an almost limitless supply of stem cells that could safely be used in patients while avoiding the ethical dilemma of destroying embryos. More>>>
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