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April 29, 2015

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12:30 PM | Making Medicines from Soil: Going Behind the Scenes of a Citizen Science Project
Taking you behind the scenes and into the laboratory of the Citizen Science Soil Collection Program This is a guest post by Dr Robert H. Cichewicz a professor at the University of Oklahoma and leader of the Citizen Science Soil Collection Program. Dr Cichewicz previously wrote on SciStarter about how you can participate in this project. In […]Find more posts like Making Medicines from Soil: Going Behind the Scenes of a Citizen Science Project by Arvind Suresh (Editor) on the […]
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10:52 AM | Waves radiating from an object
In the last post, I showed you flow separation on a pylon in Elbe river. Remember? Today, we are back at the same pylon, only that this time the tidal current is a lot less strong, but there is a … Continue reading →
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9:07 AM | Escape of non-enveloped virus from intact cells
The primary mode of exit for non-enveloped viruses is cell lysis. However, more complex exit strategies are possible. Continue reading →
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8:11 AM | World-first remote air traffic control system airport in Sweden
Small airports often don't have much air traffic because they lack of adequate tower system. The world's first remotely controlled airport in northeastern Sweden is now operational and the system may adopted by other countries soon as well. According to Sweden's radio report, We are so thankful to Remote Tower Services (RTS) system, the first plane landed last week at Örnsköldsvik Airport in the northeast of Sweden, but it was controlled from the LFV Remote Tower Centre 123 km (76 […]
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8:02 AM | Internet Archive Search: creator:"Nader Ale Ebrahim"
How To Promote Article - UM Bulletin Vol 1 2014 - Nader Ale EbrahimWriting an article for online distribution in a way that maximized the chances of citation hits, is different from preparing one for print journals in some small, but important, respects. To be cited, articles have to be visible in an electronic environment. Therefore, publishing a […]
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12:21 AM | “Language of the Unheard”: How Dr. King Really Felt About Rioting (Editorial)
Less than six months after the events of Ferguson, the crisis in Baltimore is once again forcing Americans to confront the uncomfortable issue of racial tension in our modern society. As with the shooting of Michael Brown in Ferguson, the death of Freddie Gray – whose spinal cord was almost completely severed while he was in the custody of Baltimore PD — sparked outrage and city-wide protests. And as with the shooting of Michael Brown, media coverage has focused on

April 28, 2015

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7:15 PM | Google launches its own Mobile Network: Fi Network
Last month, Google announced its plans to make international roaming free. Now they has decided to become your mobile network carrier as well. The company has debuted a US wireless service that is capable of switching between cellular networks and Wi-Fi in order to keep data use and phone bills to a minimum.The Google-run network, dubbed Project Fi, is only available through invitation and currently supports only the Google Nexus 6 phones and will be hosted through Sprint Corp and […]
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7:00 PM | How to Do Robotics at Home with Your Kids
Twenty steps to help you and your kids succeed with family robotics projects.
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6:58 PM | Diver Swims Through A Seemingly Infinite Sea Of Atlantic Silversides (GoPro Video)
Ever wanted an overwhelming scuba diving experience without having to put on the gear or travel to distant waters? Thanks to London-based diver William Mitchell, we can all share a spectacular underwater experience. According to Huffington Post… In July 2013, Mitchell was diving in the Devil’s Grotto, an undersea cavern, when he encountered a massive cloud of Atlantic silversides — a phenomenon known in the dive community as a “silver rush.” While enjoying the […]
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5:31 PM | Researchers turns salt water into drinking water with solar enegy
MIT researchers team in the US turns salt water into useful drinking water using solar power. They come up with a portable desalination system that can be use throughout the world that needs it, but it’s just won the competition named as 2015 Desal Prize run by USAID to encourage better solutions to water shortages in developing countries. To win the prize amount of $140,000, entries had to present how their invention not only works well, but is cost-effective, environment friendly, and […]
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3:30 PM | Teen Sets World Record For Solving Rubik’s Cube In Just Over 5 Seconds (Video)
So you may have seen the guy who can juggle three Rubik’s Cubes while simultaneously solving them, but did you hear about the teenager from the U.S. who just broke the world record for solving a Rubik’s Cube faster than anyone else in history? Last week, Pennsylvania teen Collin Burns set the new world record — a blazing 5.25 seconds — in a high school cafeteria in Bucks County. The previous record was 5.55 seconds, set by by Mats Valk
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3:29 PM | Mystery Seed of the Week 247
  Our mystery seeds today are from another small tree. When you figure out what they are, you may think I was trying to be tricky. Nope, I just happened to find them this week and timing is everything. (The white object is a rice grain added for scale). Do you recognize what plant these ...continue reading →
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3:19 PM | Seed of the Week: Orchid Trees
Craig recognized our mystery seeds and seed pods from last week as coming from orchid trees (Bauhinia sp.) Orchid trees are named for their absolutely breathtaking, orchid-like flowers. A few weeks ago our local orchid trees were masses of brilliant flowers. Orchid trees were originally from Asia, but are now grown in warm areas throughout ...continue reading →
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1:22 PM | Could Common Core Help Grow Arts Education in Schools?
Some educators are seeing Common Core as integral to strengthening arts education by enabling students' creative and analytical skills.
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1:25 AM | Starbucks Is Charging $200 for A $50 Mother’s Day Gift Card
There’s no doubt that Starbucks gift cards are one of the most popular gifts out there. According to Fortune, nearly 46 million Americans (1 out of every 7) received a Starbucks gift card during the 2014 holiday season. But when it comes to Mother’s Day, the plastic cards don’t provide much sentimental value and usually get thrown away as soon as they’re used up. Apparently, Starbucks saw this disconnect as a business opportunity. The coffee giant is now […]
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12:16 AM | Multiple Team Membership and Team Boundaries in Virtual Teams: Correlations with Emotional and Cognitive States and Effects on Behavioural Outcomes
Eingang zum Volltext in OPUSHinweis zum Urheberrecht Dissertation zugänglich unterURN: urn:nbn:de:hbz:385-9220URL: http://ubt.opus.hbz-nrw.de/volltexte/2015/922/Multiple Teammitgliedschaft und Teamgrenzen in virtuellen Teams: Zusammenhänge mit emotionalen und kognitiven Zuständen und Effekte auf verhaltensbezogene Ergebnisse Multiple Team Membership and Team Boundaries in Virtual Teams: Correlations with Emotional and Cognitive States and Effects on Behavioural […]

April 27, 2015

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11:00 PM | Top Iranian General Says That Saudi Royal Family ‘Will Be Toppled’ Soon
The Saud family has ruled Saudi Arabia since 1932, when Ibn Saud — father of current King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud — consolidated his family’s dominions and established the country as a modern nation. But the family’s time in power could be coming to close, according to senior Iranian general Mohammad Ali Jafari. “The House of Saud is on the edge of disintegration and collapse… Regional and international analysts have talked […]
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7:10 PM | Finnish Millionaire Gets A $58,000 Ticket for Going 64 In A 50
Traffic tickets are done a little differently in Finland. Like other Nordic countries, Finland has a long history of promoting social equality through their progressive tax system and extensive spending on social programs. But that progressive mindset also extends to punishments. In other words, the people of Finland believe that things like traffic tickets should hurt the wealthy just as much as they hurt those who are less well off. So when Finnish millionaire Reima Kuisla was […]
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6:35 PM | Second very rare and adorable pocket shark discovered
This is the only second pocket shark ever seen by human being was discovered by a team of researchers during a study conducted by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, some 36 years after the first one was spotted off the coast of Peru. According to NOAA Researchers team, this tiny rare creature measures of just 13 cm (5.5 inches) long and was caught off the coast of Louisiana, where they were observing the feeding habits of sperm whales. After observing a "remarkable […]
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1:19 PM | Swedish Brothers Launch Donut to the Edge of Space (Video)
Earlier this month, Swedish brothers Alexander and Benjamin Jönsson and a few of their friends launched a donut to the edge of space for the first time ever. After months of planning the group used a weather balloon to launch the donut from Askim, Norway on April 9th. According to Popular Science… “Like other weather-balloon-powered launches we’ve seen, it didn’t technically reach outer space – an altitude of 32 kilometers is still within […]
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1:08 PM | Does Common Core Ask Too Much of Kindergarten Readers?
Some early childhood educators worry that pushing young learners to read in kindergarten will jeopardize their fluency down the road. Others say setting expectations prevents disadvantaged children from developing a reading gap early.
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11:50 AM | Sony Xperia P2 leaks with great camera and massive 4240 mAh battery
The famous Sony Xperia P series may be old but it seems the Japanese company still has plans to revive it by launching the Xperia P2. This is a rumor for now but some images were posted on a Chinese website complete with specs and dimensions. The new smartphone was even compared alongside the newly launched Sony Xperia Z4--this one we mentioned was a slight improvement of the Xperia Z3.The Sony Xperia P2 brings back the transparent strip from its 2012 predecessors, Xperia U and Xperia […]
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10:49 AM | Flow separation
On the way to the pool I cross over the Elbe river on this pretty bridge. Which is pretty spectacular, just because the structure itself is so amazing. But what is even more spectacular is how every time I am … Continue reading →
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10:00 AM | Cookies: A Delicious Way to Develop Science Skills
      When it comes to learning, it is always more fun, and often more effective, when a treat to eat is involved. I have been following Bethany Brookshire's series Cookie Scienceon the Eureka! Lab blog. Brookshire has been posting step-by-step updates of her process of science investigation surrounding the perfect gluten free chocolate chip cookie recipe. What is great about these posts is that they are taking a fun subject- baking cookies- and really outlining the […]
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1:06 AM | You Should Know: CaT Bobino and In The Know Science Show
Welcome to the twenty-eighth installment of You Should Know, where I give my own #ScholarSunday salute to Scientists, Science Communicators as well as Science Blogs, Websites, Podcasts and Video... -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

April 26, 2015

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11:18 PM | Always Tired? Why Women Are at Higher Risk of Sleep Apnea
Some studies estimate that one in two women suffers from some form of sleep apnea. Here's what to know. The post Always Tired? Why Women Are at Higher Risk of Sleep Apnea appeared first on Ask the Dentist.
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11:06 PM | What Did Primal Sleep Look Like? [Podcast Interview With Born Primal]
The modern lifestyle has changed how our faces, necks, mouths, and airways have developed, affecting how we breathe during sleep and our ability to fully access deep sleep. The post What Did Primal Sleep Look Like? [Podcast Interview With Born Primal] appeared first on Ask the Dentist.
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11:05 PM | This Major Greek Bank Is Writing Off Debts Up To $21,600 For Its Poorest Clients
Since the beginning of the debt crisis in 2009, both the country and the people of Greece have struggled under the weight of large sums of debt. Now, one of the country’s biggest banks has announced plans to forgive or restructure the debts of its poorest clients to help ease some of the financial burden on them. In a statement, the Bank of Piraeus called the economic situation in Greece a “humanitarian crisis”, and announced that it would be writing off […]
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7:47 PM | Americans Waste $37 Billion A Year On Unused Mobile Data
Roughly 85 percent of smartphone users in the United States are paying for more data than they need. According to Vocativ, the average value of this unused data is about $27.86 per line per month ($334.32/year). That equates to roughly $36.9 billion worth of data wasted every year by American smartphone users. But the 15 percent of users who aren’t buying more data than they need are no better off, since they get charged for exceeding their data limits. When you […]
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4:08 PM | From NPR (National Public Radio): Plants Talk. Plants Listen. Here's How
Animals bark, sing, growl and chat. Plants, one would think, just sit there. But it turns out that plants bark, growl and chat as well. Here's how they do it.See it on Scoop.it, via Plant Biology Teaching Resources (Higher Education)
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