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August 25, 2014

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12:53 PM | Pica in pregnant teens linked to low iron
In a study of 158 pregnant teenagers in Rochester, NY, […]
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12:02 PM | Biomimetic photodetector 'sees' in color
Researchers have created a CMOS-compatible, biomimetic color photodetector that directly responds to red, green and blue light in much the same way the human eye does.
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11:55 AM | A highly efficient technique to develop low-friction materials for energy applications
Researchers have created an unprecedented highly efficient method for developing friction materials with a desired frictional property.
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11:23 AM | Preceded by Brain Damage
The 2017 total solar eclipse awarded to the United States Love the title. If you want to skip to the details, go ahead I remember a partial eclipse that happened when I was in grad school (probably July 11, 1991). It was lunchtime and the gaps between leaves of a tree made for a set [...]
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9:49 AM | Nanotechnology in agriculture
Nanotechnology applications are currently being researched, tested and in some cases already applied across the entire spectrum of food technology, from agriculture to food processing, packaging and food supplements. Specifically in agriculture, technical innovation is of importance with regard to addressing global challenges such as population growth, climate change and the limited availability of important plant nutrients. Nanotechnology applied to agricultural production could play a […]
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9:16 AM | A newly discovered gold nanocluster promises rich chemical yields
Researchers have found one new gold molecule, a catalyst containing exactly 25 gold atoms, that is powerful as well as sophisticated. It catalyzes the conversion of a variety of molecules, including the transformation of poisonous carbon monoxide into harmless carbon dioxide, a reaction that may find application in devices near gas flues or wood-burning stoves.
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8:00 AM | How Gravity Makes Things Fall
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7:13 AM | Manh(a)ttan Recap: The Sins of the Past [SPOILERS]
If you were wondering how Manh(a)ttan was planning to up the stakes yet again after the death of Sid Liao and the ensuing fallout, the latest episode (“A New Nuclear Cosmology”) should... -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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7:05 AM | Thermal barrier coating nanopowder increases efficiency of gas engines
The nanopowder is used as thermal block in these devices and can be produced through a simple and economical method.
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7:02 AM | Picosun Joins Forces with IMEC for Novel, Industrial ALD Applications
Picosun Oy, a leading manufacturer of high quality Atomic Layer Deposition (ALD) equipment for global industries, teams up with IMEC to realize next generation's battery technology with its advanced ALD solutions.
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7:00 AM | Heraeus Shows 55 Inch Touch Screen From Inputek With Clevios Conductive Polymer Inside
For the first time highly conductive Clevios PEDOT is used as an electrode in a large area Projective Capacitive Touch Screen.
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6:00 AM | NuSTAR osserva un evento raro in prossimità di un buco nero supermassiccio
Il telescopio orbitale della NASA NuSTAR (Nuclear Spectroscopic Telescope Array) ha rivelato un evento raro nelle regioni immediatamente prossime ad un buco nero supermassiccio noto come ESO 362−G18, che risiede nel nucleo di una classe di galassie attive, dette di Seyfert, che presentano righe spettrali dovuti al gas ad alta ionizzazione. Gli scienziati ritengono che una sorgente compatta […]
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3:23 AM | Why It Matters
Many mathematicians are uncomfortable about the NSA/GCHQ's surveillance of entire populations, but fundamentally aren't that bothered. Does it really matter?

August 24, 2014

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11:17 PM | Weekend Diversion: The Universe in your home
How to turn the greatest NASA images in history into wallpaper, curtains, fabric and more!Continue reading on Medium »
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8:00 PM | Science and its privilege in the policy arena
Scientific evidence is held in high regard by New Zealand’s government and its public officials, and frequently plays a significant role in the policy arena. As the late Sir Paul Callaghan said, “‘Science is the compass on the voyage we must all make into the twenty-first century.” But as government moves to appoint science advisors [...]
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7:56 PM | Pubs in London
While I kill time waiting for it to be a reasonable time to call Kate and the kids back in the US, a list of most of the pubs I’ve visited during this trip to London. Because why not? In more or less chronological order: The Victoria in Lancaster Gate. Or maybe Paddington, going from…
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7:03 PM | Cobalt, Uran e il cavallo vapore
Come visto in Nascita di Atom, il professor Ochanomizu creò per il robot anche una coppia di genitori, ideata in origine su Gas People (come letto nel post Atom l'ambasciatore). La famiglia, però, venne successivamente allargata con l'aggiunta di due "fratelli": Cobalt e Uran. Mentre il primo è una versione un po' più alta e snella di Atom, la seconda è rappresentata, sia graficamente sia caratterialmente come una sorella minore.Cobalt esordisce sull'omonima […]
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6:30 PM | The discover of Morniel Mathaway
http://youtu.be/OoYkZyZ6XSU a radio drama by William Tenn Following Deutsch and Lockwood(1), there are two types of time paradoxes: inconsistency paradox and knowledge paradox.An example of the first type is the grandfather paradox, introduced by the french writer René Barjavel in Le voyageur imprudent (1943 - Future Times Three).An example of the second type is The discover of Morniel Mathaway, a radio science fiction drama by William Tenn. It was originally transmitted by the show X […]
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4:20 PM | Let it go: Rumination makes what’s bad a whole lot worse
What causes some employees to focus on the future while […]
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3:41 PM | say it like it is
good thing about Icelandic, it is phonetic, almost all the words are pronounced the way they are spelled, including Bárðarbunga the extra few letters are just what they look like. Fortunately Biggi Lögga is there to set you straight.
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3:12 PM | Want a happy worker? Let robots take control
Study finds that human subjects prefer when robots give the […]
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2:00 PM | MI weekly selection #89
Ancient star holds evidence of one of its earliest ancestors. Traces of one of the universe’s first stars may have been found in the […] Read more The post MI weekly selection #89 appeared first on Mapping Ignorance. Related posts:MI weekly selection #86 Private health insurance: adverse or propitious selection? The twilight of the neanderthal
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2:09 AM | Is the universe a biased sample?
Recently, at the conference for the American Scientific Affiliation, I gave a short talk on the question “Is our universe a biased sample?” You can listen to it and see a pdf of the slides, and see more info on this page. The question here is, since we only observe a finite volume of the […]

August 23, 2014

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8:43 PM | Atom l'ambasciatore
Lo spiega lo stesso Osamu Tezuka ne La nascita e l'evoluzione di Tetsuwan Atom, storia in tre parti in appendice al primo volume della Panini Comics: Atom, noto negli Stati Uniti e da qui nel resto del mondo soprattutto come Astro Boy (soprattutto per la serie televisiva), nasceva come personaggio di contorno in Atomu Taishi, Ambassador Atom anche nota come Captain Atom, storia serializzata su Shonen dall'aprile 1951 al marzo 1952.Nelle prime due puntate Tezuka prepara l'ambientazione, presenta […]
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5:00 PM | IAU 312: Star Clusters and Black Holes in Galaxies Across Cosmic Time
Black Holes, dense star clusters, and galactic nuclei move into the focus of cosmological galaxy formation and evolution. High-resolution observations as well as simulations, in our local environment as well as in the distant universe approach the central engine and its co-evolution with stars and gas around. Black Holes formed in astrophysical environments are expected gravitational wave sources. China, […]
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3:00 PM | Physics and Evolution of Magnetic and Related Stars
The Special Astrophysical Observatory of the Russian Academy of Sciences will organize a traditional International conference “Physics and Evolution of Magnetic and Related stars” during the period from August 25 to August 31, 2014. The meeting will take place in the Special Astrophysical Observatory in Nizhniy Arkhyz near Zelenchukskaja of the Karachai-Cherkess Republic of Russia […]
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1:52 PM | Fungus Deadly to AIDS Patients Found to Literally Grow on Trees
Researchers have pinpointed the environmental source of fungal infections that […]
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1:44 PM | Use a rule of thumb to control how much you drink
Sticking to a general rule of pouring just a half […]
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1:43 PM | Tissue regeneration using anti-inflammatory nanomolecules
Team develops system that may protect against inflammatory reactions Anyone […]
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1:42 PM | Ask Ethan #51: Is Astrology A Science?
And, in general, how would you be able to tell?Continue reading on Medium »
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