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Can 3D Printing Rock the Vice Market for Guns, Drugs, and Exotic Species?

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3D printed gun (Photo: AR15) Author and entrepreneur Steven Kotler has an interesting piece over at Forbes, wondering about the impact of exponential growth in technology on illicit trading. Looking at the three largest categories–drugs, exotic species, and arms, in descending order–Mr. Kotler argues that 3D and DNA laser printers...
Can 3D Printing Rock the Vice Market for Guns, Drugs, and Exotic Species?

German Chancellor Says Only Print Media Can Teach You 'Real' Reading

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Angela Merkel may be Germany's Chancellor, and therefore a busy woman, but since she trained as a chemist, you might expect her to have a more positive view about new technology than this statement from a recent interview (original video in German), reported by the Netzpolitik blog, would suggest: I...
German Chancellor Says Only Print Media Can Teach You 'Real' Reading

AMD awarded DoE grant to pursue exascale computing, but struggles to remain profitable

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AMD announced this morning that it’s been awarded $12.6 million by the Department of Energy for research into the DoE’s Extreme-Scale Computing Research and Development Program. The program — we’ve cheekily titled it ESC-R&D — is designed to outsource the creation of new solutions to the exascale computing problem. DARPA...
AMD awarded DoE grant to pursue exascale computing, but struggles to remain profitable

The 'chemputer' that could print out any drug

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When Lee Cronin learned about the concept of 3D printers, he had a brilliant idea: why not turn such a device into a universal chemistry set that could make its own drugs?Professor Lee Cronin is a likably impatient presence, a one-man catalyst. "I just want to get stuff done fast,"...
The 'chemputer' that could print out any drug

Letters: Sunday Dialogue: A New School Schedule?

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Readers react to a proposal for a longer school year and day.    ...
Letters: Sunday Dialogue: A New School Schedule?

Element 112 officially "Copernicium"

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Admittedly, if you're not a chemist or physicist, you may find this post as boring as dirt. (Please forgive the simile, microbiologists. I know dirt is actually fascinating.) Then again, it's not everyday a new element is added to the periodic table. The latest addition, number 112, was discovered...
Element 112 officially "Copernicium"

Frodo on top in 'Periodic Table of Middle Earth'

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Gollum, Bilbo, Sauron, Smaug, and other characters feature as elements in the chart, which was of course created by a geek chemist. [Read more]...
Frodo on top in 'Periodic Table of Middle Earth'

Chemical Patent Searches? There's an API for that!

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When I think of APIs, I tend to think of mostly end-user data being passed back and forth between consumer websites and various client apps. Automated uploading to Flickr, for example, or consuming Twitter data in some way. I don’t think of chemical patent searches. SureChem just announced an API...
Chemical Patent Searches? There's an API for that!

Twitter to Release Curation Feature Tomorrow

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Tweets about this, Tweets about that; there are Tweets flying all over Twitter about all kinds of things, but no easy way to display one or more of them gracefully on a website or blog. Until tomorrow, that is. In a post today on the company's blog for media companies...
Twitter to Release Curation Feature Tomorrow

'Cyber Jedi' schools contest a new hope for Britain's IT empire to strike back

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Ministers hope search for young and logical thinkers will in future become the force against dark lords of cybercrimeThe job might sound a little nerdy and conjure unflattering images of geeky men who need to get out more. But the UK is now so short of experts in cybersecurity, they...
'Cyber Jedi' schools contest a new hope for Britain's IT empire to strike back
NASA hires scent chemist to recreate the smell of space

Bartosz Grzybowski: Chematica is an internet for chemistry

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By networking 250 years of chemistry knowledge, Bartosz Grzybowski hopes to make drug manufacture quicker and cheaperFor the past 10 years, Bartosz Grzybowski, a chemist with the Northwestern University, Illinois, has been leading a project to build a network of nearly 250 years of chemical knowledge. Called Chematica, the network...
Bartosz Grzybowski: Chematica is an internet for chemistry
Chemist dabbles with a practical philosopher's stone
Watch this: 'Breaking Bad' intro remade using motion graphics

'Online Ivy' Minerva Project launches genius grant-like prize for educators

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Much like the MacArthur Foundation’s genius grants recognize talented individuals for their creativity, a new prize from startup Minerva Project wants to honor educators for excellence and innovation in teaching. The San Francisco-based company, which last year grabbed headlines with a $25 million seed round for its plans to bring...
'Online Ivy' Minerva Project launches genius grant-like prize for educators

MMR and me | Jon Butterworth | Life & Physics

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I have a doctorate in physics. My wife has one in chemistry. We have an 11-year-old son, who should have got his MMR jab in 2003A lot has been written about the MMR scare of just over a decade ago. More is being written now because children who were not...
MMR and me | Jon Butterworth | Life & Physics
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