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Plants employed as sensing devices - 1 views

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    fp7 project employing plants as part of a sensing network
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Anonymous employees reveal the worst thing about working for Google - 4 views

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    not entirely unexpected but some interesting points
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Cut EU red tape: Report from the Business Taskforce - 2 views

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    some interesting recommendations part of a current discussion between the commission and some member states in a general, and apparently popular with all parties, drive to reduce bureaucracy to, among other things, stimulate innovation.


    Firms face a challenge. They produce superb products, offer world-class services and benefit from being able to sell to a European market of 500 million customers. But they are often encumbered by problematic, poorly-understood and burdensome European rules. The impact is clear: fewer inventions are patented, fewer sales are made, fewer goods are produced and fewer jobs are created.
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amines found to be far more important than cosmic rays in cloud formation - 0 views

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    relationship between living organisms and cloud formation seems interesting
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A Case Study of Gut Fermentation Syndrome (Auto-Brewery) with Saccharomyces cerevisiae ... - 0 views

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    man infected with brewer's yeast brews beer and gets drunk whenever he injests carbohydrates.

    This surely presents an excellent opportunity to address long term manned space exploration psychological issues by infecting astronauts with yeast rather than investing in costly and bulky space-brewing equipment.
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Carbon nanotube computer - 0 views

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The truth IS out there: British scientists claim to have found proof of alien life - Sc... - 4 views

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    should we all go home then? apparently you just need a balloon
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    wow. the wiki page is hilarious. maybe i'll submit something
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http://arstechnica.com/business/2013/01/bitcoin-based-casino-rakes-in-over-500000-profi... - 2 views

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    i seem to remember a discussion on here about bitcoin a while ago. seemingly there's a certain degree of confidence in using it
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San Diego Zoo Creates Biomimicry Incubator - Slashdot - 2 views

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    waderoush writes "The San Diego Zoo has built a world famous reputation as a tourist destination, for helping to rescue the California Condor, and maybe (if you're old enough) for Joan Embery's appearances with Johnny Carson. Now the zoo is using its expertise to drive innovation by establishing a n...
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Ancient language discovered on clay tablets found amid ruins of 2800 year old Middle Ea... - 1 views

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    archaeology for a bit of a change of pace.

    "The discovery is important because it may help reveal the ethnic and cultural origins of some of history's first 'barbarians' - mountain tribes which had, in previous millennia, preyed on the world's first great civilizations, the cultures of early Mesopotamia in what is now Iraq."
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BBC: Horrible noises experiment - 0 views

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    part of the bbc's citizen sciene thingy 'so you want to be a scientist. it's like a game show for science experiments if you're not familiar. the bookmark will take you to the online participation part of one of the experiments selected. here's the main page.

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/radio4/features/sywtbas/

    "This experiment is being run by citizen scientist Izzy Thomlinson for BBC Radio 4's So You Want To Be A Scientist?. It aims to find out what you think about unpleasant sounds. Please read the following statement and click Take Part Now! if you agree to participate."
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Advancing Aeronautics: A Decision Framework for Selecting Research Agendas | RAND - 1 views

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    possibly some of you might find this interesting. methodology for selecting research agendas particularly with respect to NASA from the RAND corporation

    "Develops a unified decisionmaking approach for selecting aeronautics research agendas that quantifies the social and economic reasons for the research, balances competing perspectives, and enables transparent explanation of the resulting decisions."
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An extensive and autonomous deep space navigation system using radio pulsars :: TU Delf... - 4 views

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    Interesting. these guys are apparently gonna try developing pulsar navigation. They propose to solve the low apparent brightness problem using relatively complex signal processing and filtering to limit the antenna size etc. The say they've already had some promising results using ground based data. worth a science coffee perhaps?
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Nice sea and ocean depths diagram - 2 views

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