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Google Maps Now Show Views From Webcams

(http://www.techcrunch.com) - scanned by: Alvis Brigis over 8 years ago
The latest layer to be turned on in Google Maps is one for webcams. Just click on the “More” button on the top right of each map right next to the “Traffic” button. When you do that, it shows you thumbnails from different public Webcams around the... More>>>
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Putting a Price on Social Connections - Busines...

(http://www.businessweek.com) - scanned by: Alvis Brigis over 8 years ago
Researchers at IBM and MIT have found that certain e-mail connections and patterns at work correlate with higher revenue production. More>>>
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Growing Recognition of Peak Oil Production Coul...

(http://www.memebox.com) - posted by: Garry Golden over 8 years ago
[Note: Sadly, this is a Production chart focused on alternative 'decline rates', and does not include Global Demand forecasts.  Only know that there is a gap in any scenario!] The upside of 'Peak Oil Production' is that it might be a more ... More>>>
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Growing Up on Facebook - Personal Retro-Quant

(http://www.nytimes.com) - scanned by: FutureFly over 8 years ago
Someone I haven’t seen in decades just posted a snapshot of me on Facebook: there I am at 16, dressed in an unfortunate cowl-neck sweater, my hair cut to resemble a Semitic cotton ball. William Faulkner, I suspect, would love it — Facebook, after ... More>>>
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Social Genetics - GeneTree Launches

(http://www.iftf.org) - scanned by: Alvis Brigis over 8 years ago
Via Blaine Bettinger comes word of the official launch of a website that combines genetics and social networking: GeneTree. The company, which describes itself as a "family networking site," is part Facebook, part 23andMe. Users can crea... More>>>
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Mapping a City's Rhythm

(http://www.technologyreview.com) - scanned by: Alvis Brigis over 8 years ago
A phone application reveals will soon show where different urban "tribes" gather. More>>>
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[Video] Nanopore based DNA Base Sequencing Show...

(http://www.memebox.com) - posted by: Garry Golden over 8 years ago
One of the most exciting areas of 'Nano-bio' research is the engineered integration of 'wet' and 'dry' nanoscale systems that might revolutionize research in genetics and proteomics (Study of Proteins).  But how do you explain this breaking d... More>>>
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NASA, Cisco Partnering for Climate Change Monit...

(http://news.prnewswire.com) - scanned by: Garry Golden over 8 years ago
NASA and Cisco Inc. announced Tuesday a partnership to develop an online collaborative global monitoring platform called the "Planetary Skin" to capture, collect, analyze and report data on environmental conditions around the world. More>>>
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Connected Vehicle Proponents to Ask: Is it Time...

(http://news.prnewswire.com) - scanned by: Garry Golden over 8 years ago
The international Connected Vehicle Trade Association (www.connectedvehicle.org) and connected vehicle services provider ATX Group (www.atxg.com), of Dusseldorf, are championing an initiative to collaborate on how drivers and passengers can safely... More>>>
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Evaluation of 'green' nanotechnology requires a...

(http://www.nanowerk.com) - scanned by: Garry Golden over 8 years ago
Nanowerk looks at growing body of research around life cycle analysis of nanomaterials. More>>>
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Major step for drug discovery and diagnostics

(http://www.physorg.com) - scanned by: Garry Golden over 8 years ago
Researchers from Nano-Science Center, University of Copenhagen and National Centre for Scientific Research, France have developed a general method to study membrane proteins. This method can be used to screen several thousand proteins, and it will... More>>>
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Low temperature combustion could double diesel ...

(http://www.memebox.com) - posted by: Garry Golden over 8 years ago
I see efforts to improve combustion engines as trying to 'build a better buggy whip' in an era of 'diminishing returns' on mechanical heat engine innovations. The problem is not their efficiencies, rather it is the manufacturing costs and complex... More>>>
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