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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?

Japanese scientists use particle accelerator to create salt-resistant rice

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An unfortunate and little reported side effect of last year’s Japanese earthquake and tsunami is that thousands of acres of farmland were contaminated with seawater. Rice is a staple crop in Japan, and it requires large amounts of water to grow. The salt in seawater, however, stunts or outright kills the plant....
Japanese scientists use particle accelerator to create salt-resistant rice

The Irish government isn't happy with Apple's Maps - this 'airfield' isn't an airfield at all

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Irish Justice Minister Alan Shatter is set to compound Apple’s iOS 6 Maps woes after it was revealed the government minister has contacted the company, asking it to urgently reclassify Airfield Park in Dublin because it is labelled as an dedicated airport inside the app. Irish iOS device owners spotted...
The Irish government isn't happy with Apple's Maps - this 'airfield' isn't an airfield at all
Networks: Mystery Google Device Appears in Small-Town Iowa

Minecraft: Xbox 360 edition – review

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Xbox 360; 1600 Microsoft Points (about £13); cert 7+; Mojang/4J StudiosWith 25 million registered players and a hardcore community that makes the Scientologists look feckless and uncommitted, Minecraft is one of indie gaming's most astonishing and important success stories.Originally released on the PC in 2009 as a working project, the...
Minecraft: Xbox 360 edition – review

DailyDirt: Robot Farmers

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Just like any other business-people, farmers face the global economy, armed with technological advances and innovative strategies to target customers. If farmers don't invest in new tools and learning skills like genetics and marketing, they risk falling behind their competition. Robots are already a pretty significant part of modern farming...
DailyDirt: Robot Farmers

Fquare Brings The Crowdfunding Model To ... Farms?

techcrunch.com
You’ve heard of Kickstarter and IndieGoGo and I’m sure you’ve heard of plenty of other crowd-funding startups. But clearly there was a gap in the market waiting to be filled. That gap was farms. Yes, farms ladies and gentlemen. Thus I give you Fquare (no, that’s no Square miss-spelled), a...
Fquare Brings The Crowdfunding Model To ... Farms?

Foxconn Plans New Iowa Plant, Will Hire 10% Of State’s Population

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After a highly visible meeting with Apple CEO Tim Cook, Foxconn’s founder Terry Gou announced plans to open a sprawling Foxconn factory in Guthrie Center, Iowa, essentially replacing the approximately 2,000 residents of that small town with workers from in and around Iowa. The company will hire 300,000 employees for...
Foxconn Plans New Iowa Plant, Will Hire 10% Of State’s Population
Ken Burns' 'Dust Bowl' shows how irresponsible innovation almost destroyed the country
Dispatches from the heartland: there's no Sprint LTE in Kankakee, Illinois

Alcatel-Lucent flies Parrot AR.Drone 2.0 over 3,280 feet using LTE: reach out and buzz someone (video)

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The Parrot AR.Drone 2.0 is many good things, but "long-ranged" isn't what comes to mind with a 165-foot maximum distance between pilot and quadrocopter. Not to be daunted, Alcatel-Lucent has conducted a test with an ad hoc LTE network, a USB modem and a smartphone to see just how...
Alcatel-Lucent flies Parrot AR.Drone 2.0 over 3,280 feet using LTE: reach out and buzz someone (video)

Greetings from Des Moines!

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Song of the day: "I've been across this country, from Denver to the ocean. And I never met girls who could sing so sweet as the angels that live in Houston." To me there's nothing better than driving across the Great Plains of the United States. It's like a meditation....
Greetings from Des Moines!
Data Centers: Apple Doubles Down on Maiden Solar Farm
The Crowdfunding Ecosystem Needs Contraction and Organization
How geeks do charity: Use your GPU to churn out goats

Nearly every US state wants to host one of six new drone testing grounds

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Despite the fact that local citizens’ groups and many civil libertarians are disturbed by the prospect of drones patrolling American skies, the Los Angeles Times reports Monday that no less than “50 groups in 37 states” are officially interested. These states have all entered a federal competition to become...
Nearly every US state wants to host one of six new drone testing grounds
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