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Biotechnology

Fake blood 2.0?

(http://www.the-scientist.com) - scanned by: Bora over 7 years ago
Newly created synthetic particles that mimic red blood cells may one day carry drug molecules and/or oxygen through bloodstreams, according to researchers writing in this week's issue of the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS). More>>>
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Government

Joseph Nye on American Power in the 21st Century

(http://endoftheamericancentury....) - scanned by: DSMason over 7 years ago
Harvard's Joseph Nye, author of the book "Soft Power" argues that American power in the 21st century will be different, but "not one of decline." But this formulation ignores the many elements of domestic and international dec... More>>>
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Social_media

Social Media Video Viewing Up 98%

(http://www.marketingprofs.com) - scanned by: Jeff Hilford over 7 years ago
Time spent viewing video on social networking sites increased 98% last month, from 503.8 million minutes in October 2008 to 999.4 million in October 2009, according to Nielsen. More>>>
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Biotechnology

Cognitive dysfunction reversed in mouse model o...

(http://www.sciencedaily.com) - scanned by: Jeff Hilford over 7 years ago
findings from the Stanford University School of Medicine and Lucile Packard Children's Hospital shed light on the neural basis of memory defects in Down syndrome and suggest a new strategy for treating the defects with medication. More>>>
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Technology

IBM's Blue Gene Models Cat's Entire Brain

(http://www.popsci.com) - scanned by: Jeff Hilford over 7 years ago
Using 144 terabytes of RAM, scientists simulate a cat's cerebral cortex based on 1 billion neurons and 10 trillion synapses More>>>
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Communication

Twitter’s users drop 7.9% in October

(http://www.boston.com) - scanned by: Jeff Hilford over 7 years ago
The month-to-month decline contrasted with a 2 percent increase for users of Facebook Inc., the most popular social network. More>>>
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Technology

Awesome List of Modern Robots w/ Pics

(http://www.foresight.org) - scanned by: memebox over 7 years ago
J Storrs Hall at Foresight.org has compiled a sweet list of modern day robots to illustrate their avaialability for complex research. It's long! More>>>
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Energy

Stealth-Mode Wind Turbines

(http://www.technologyreview.com) - scanned by: memebox over 7 years ago
Last month Danish wind turbine company Vestas and U.K. defense contractor QinetiQ demonstrated the first "stealth" wind-turbine blade--their solution to the aviation radar interference problem holding up the installation of gigawatts-wor... More>>>
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Technology

Muscle-Bound Computer Interface

(http://www.technologyreview.com) - scanned by: il pinolo over 7 years ago
Forearm electrodes could enable new forms of hands-free computer interaction. More>>>
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The_web

Mary Meeker's Internet Presentation 2009

(http://www.scribd.com) - scanned by: Jeff Hilford over 7 years ago
Mary Meeker's always great, information-dense slides from Web 2.0 2009. More>>>
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Technology

WaterCar Python Offends All 5 Senses on Land An...

(http://www.wired.com) - scanned by: Muffaletta over 7 years ago
A California company has combined a Corvette with a luxury speedboat and thrown in some jet ski to create a holy trinity of awesomeness it calls the WaterCar Python. More>>>
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Ten Young Geniuses Shaking Up Science Today

(http://www.popsci.com) - scanned by: Adam Cutsinger over 8 years ago
We have a credo around here: The future will be better. It may sound optimistic in light of our wheezing environment and limping economy, but then you haven’t met the Brilliant 10, PopSci’s annual selection of the nation’s most promising young res... More>>>
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