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Facebook En Route to Cloning FriendFeed

(http://www.techcrunch.com) - scanned by: Alvis Brigis over 5 years ago
"Facebook is trying to show you an up-to-date look at what your friends are doing both on Facebook and around the web. But it’s not actually live — it’s static. You need to refresh the feed to get more information. FriendFeed, on the other ha... More>>>
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Communication

Edge-Online team quits

(http://www.joystiq.com) - scanned by: Alvis Brigis over 5 years ago
The editorial team for Edge-Online in the US has quit, in response to what former Editor-in-Chief Colin Campbell calls "a gumbo of old media thinking, rampant cost-cutting and ego-driven control mechanisms." Campbell explains on his new ... More>>>
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Security

Gates' Defense Budget and the Army Backlash

(http://www.esquire.com) - scanned by: Alvis Brigis over 5 years ago
If the Iraqi and Afghan insurgents — and, now, the Somali pirates — have taught us anything, it's that the era of the "big war" is behind us. No one gets that more than our Secretary of Defense, argues a top global-security expert, and t... More>>>
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Transportation

Bill Gates Patents Electromagnetic Hybrid Engine

(http://www.fastcompany.com) - scanned by: Alvis Brigis over 5 years ago
Microsoft founder Bill Gates appears as a principal applicant on a patent published last week by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, but the concept in question isn't computer-based; it's an electromagnetic combustion engine that may eliminate t... More>>>
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Energy

Spain Leads the World in New Solar Energy Devel...

(http://ecoworldly.com) - scanned by: Alvis Brigis over 5 years ago
According to a newly released draft of a report by the Renewable Energy Policy Network for the 21st Century (REN21), Spain now leads the world in added photovoltaic capacity. More>>>
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The Secret to Face Recognition? Nature's Own "B...

(http://www.fastcompany.com) - scanned by: Alvis Brigis over 5 years ago
Every day, we recognize hundreds of faces without giving it a second thought, but unlocking exactly how humans pull off that seemingly simple feat has bedeviled researchers, who have been tantalized by the wealth of applications that the science p... More>>>
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Business_work

IBM launches business analytics services unit; ...

(http://blogs.zdnet.com) - scanned by: Alvis Brigis over 5 years ago
IBM on Tuesday unveiled a new services unit focused on business analytics and optimization and stumped for the need to use data to make better predictions. At an event in its Hawthorne, NY research facility, Big Blue detailed plans to launch i... More>>>
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Biotechnology

Stem Cell Therapy Makes Cloudy Corneas Clear

(http://www.sciencedaily.com) - scanned by: Jeff Hilford over 5 years ago
Stem cells collected from human corneas restore transparency and don't trigger a rejection response when injected into eyes that are scarred and hazy, according to experiments conducted in mice by researchers at the University of Pittsburgh School... More>>>
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Rise of the Robots--The Future of Artificial In...

(http://www.sciam.com) - scanned by: Jeff Hilford over 5 years ago
By 2050 robot "brains" based on computers that execute 100 trillion instructions per second will start rivaling human intelligence More>>>
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Medical tourism: Have illness, will travel

(http://edition.cnn.com) - scanned by: Jeff Hilford over 5 years ago
Josef Woodman, author of Patients Beyond Borders, a guide to medical tourism, told CNN that two to three million people travel outside their home country for treatment each year More>>>
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Information

Scientists warn of rapid -fire media dangers

(http://edition.cnn.com) - scanned by: Jeff Hilford over 5 years ago
Rapid-fire TV news bulletins or getting updates via social-networking tools such as Twitter could numb our sense of morality and make us indifferent to human suffering, scientists say. More>>>
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[Video] An Inside Look at the University of Tex...

(http://www.memebox.com) - posted by: Garry Golden over 5 years ago
The Future of Algae has been a hot topic among energy and cleantech bloggers, but it is still way off the radar of mainstream media.  This Wall Street Journal video looks at one of the world's leading catalogs and wholesalers (US$75 per tube)... More>>>
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