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Bugs pick up pesticide resistance from pesticide-eating bacteria

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The indiscriminate spraying of pesticides has probably caused as many problems as it has solved, but here's one that was not expected: some bacteria have decided that one insecticide is a very tasty meal. Unfortunately for us, one of the strains of bacteria that has evolved the ability to...
Bugs pick up pesticide resistance from pesticide-eating bacteria

Koubachi WiFi Plant Sensor takes your cactii's temperature, sends it to your iPhone

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Plants, like pets, need to be constantly cared for, but not everyone's blessed with the requisite green thumb. So, for those of you imbued with what we'll call the bad, brown touch, Swiss outfit Koubachi's got a cloud-based solution to sidestep those negligent ways and keep your window garden...
Koubachi WiFi Plant Sensor takes your cactii's temperature, sends it to your iPhone

Nokia 808 PureView now available stateside, $700 via Amazon

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Finnish phone purveyor Nokia has delivered on its promise to bring its flagship camera phone to US soil, with or without carriers' support. The company is offering up the PureView 808 on Amazon, complete with Carl Zeiss optics and Nokia Belle, for a cool $700 contract free. That's no...
Nokia 808 PureView now available stateside, $700 via Amazon
Plants have a memory of pests that spans generations

Mastery And Mimicry

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The Internet is an amazing place. Last weekend an email arrived in my inbox with the subject line "Hello From MIT". That got me to open it. Turns out it was from Sep Kamvar, a faculty member at the MIT Media Lab, and before that the Stanford computer science department....
Mastery And Mimicry

How Much Is Expert Testimony Worth To Apple? $75,000

techcrunch.com
In the case of Samsung vs. Apple, one of the biggest tech trials on U.S. soil, today’s been all about Peter Bressler, one of Apple’s expert witnesses. He’s fought with Samsung lawyers, and affirmed just about everything Apple has accused Samsung of. As an inventor or co-inventor on about 70...
How Much Is Expert Testimony Worth To Apple? $75,000
Researchers use satellite imagery to discover long-lost human settlements

Megaupload’s lead programmer is out on bail but banned from using the Internet

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It’s been a month since the FBI raid of Megaupload took place, shutting the site down and arresting many of its top employees. One of the released employees is lead programmer Bram van der Kolk, and he spoke with the Sunday Star Times in New Zealand, where he is awaiting...
Megaupload’s lead programmer is out on bail but banned from using the Internet

Why The Supreme Court Needs To Make Sure That Selling A Used iPad Isn't A Copyright Violation

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Over the last few years, we've been following a series of cases that have challenged the first sale doctrine -- which says that if you buy a product that has some element covered by copyright (i.e., a book) you're able to resell that item at a later date without seeking...
Why The Supreme Court Needs To Make Sure That Selling A Used iPad Isn't A Copyright Violation
Nears Arrives From Brazil to Take on Foursquare In the Mobile Marketplace

Crowdfunding's Next Frontier: Academic Research?

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Blog: Hack (Higher) EducationCrowdfunding has become increasingly popular lately. That is, those who are looking for funding for their various projects can now turn to the community at large, which makes small contributions that are pooled resources into some pretty sizable chunks of change. Crowdfunding sites like Kickstarter have been able...
Crowdfunding's Next Frontier: Academic Research?

Incredible: Disney just figured out how to make any plant into a multi-touch sensor

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Disneyland is going to get a touch more awesome if new research coming out of Disney’s Pittsburgh research lab gets its day. The project, called Botanicus Interacticus, turns plants into multi-touch sensors. Just check out this promotional video for its SIGGRAPH 2012 exhibition and tell me it’s not rad: The...
Incredible: Disney just figured out how to make any plant into a multi-touch sensor
Disney's 'Botanicus Interacticus' turns any plant into an interactive toy

European Drone Companies Should Address Privacy Issues, Lawyer Says

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European residents are better protected by law from privacy intrusions by unmanned aircraft than people on U.S. soil, but companies operating drones commercially......
European Drone Companies Should Address Privacy Issues, Lawyer Says

Signs of life on Mars--from 1976

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Building on previous tests that found signs of microbial life, scientists reexamine data from the Viking mission and once again find strong signs of organic compounds in soil from Mars. [Read more]...
Signs of life on Mars--from 1976
Stone Spray project uses 3D printer to build long-lasting, intricate sandcastles

NASA on track to launch astronauts in 5 years

www.computerworld.com
NASA announced Friday morning that it's on track to once again launch astronauts into space from U.S. soil within five years....
NASA on track to launch astronauts in 5 years

Is Virgin Media to blame for damaged fence and discarded cable?

www.guardian.co.uk
Workmen installing services next door trespassed on to my property, broke my fence and left debris in my gardenIn mid-February I noticed a large reel of cable had appeared in my garden and that my fence had been damaged, so I phoned Virgin Media to ask why it was there....
Is Virgin Media to blame for damaged fence and discarded cable?

EPA: Stubborn Environment Refusing To Meet Civilization Halfway

www.theonion.com
WASHINGTON—The EPA called most of the environment’s day-to-day processes rude and inconsiderate, like its over-reliance on "perfectly clean soil" for sustainable growth, and its continual inability to act in good faith and adapt to rising carbon dioxide levels....
EPA: Stubborn Environment Refusing To Meet Civilization Halfway

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Understanding the Psychology of Twitter | Psychology Today More on the Psychology of Twitter | Psychology Today Wrapping It Up: The Psychology of Twitter | Psychology Today The Psychology of Twitter | World of Psychology elearnspace. Connectivism: A Learning Theory for the Digital Age Lars is Learning: Welcome aboard!...
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Keep Car Windows From Fogging with a Potato [Clever Uses]

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If you'd like a clever and cheap way to keep windows, goggles, and other glass and plastic surfaces from fogging up, you can use a potato to keep the vision-blocking condensation at bay.Photo by jimmihomeschoolmom. We're almost out of the so-cold-your-breath-fogs-the-windshield weather in most of the US but this trick...
Keep Car Windows From Fogging with a Potato [Clever Uses]

Iran, perceiving threat from West, willing to attack on U.S. soil, U.S. intelligence report finds

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U.S. intelligence agencies believe that Iran is prepared to launch terrorist attacks inside the United States in response to perceived threats from America and its allies, the U.S. spy chief said Tuesday. Read full article >>...
Iran, perceiving threat from West, willing to attack on U.S. soil, U.S. intelligence report finds

MPAA Worries About Pirating U.S. Soldiers in Iraq

torrentfreak.com
It is no secret that the MPAA is involved in an ongoing battle against copyright infringers in the United States. Tens of thousands of copyright notices are sent out each year informing illegal file-sharers that they are breaking the law. Less known are the movie industry’s efforts to clamp down...
MPAA Worries About Pirating U.S. Soldiers in Iraq

How are we building our “community soil? | Full Circle Associates

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How are we building our “community soil? | Full Circle Associates

Breathe, Device For Growing Your Plants Without Soil | Home and Gardening

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Breathe, Device For Growing Your Plants Without Soil | Home and Gardening
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