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Google Is Making Me Stupid

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by Chris Bodenner The Pew Research Center recently released an opinion survey of nearly 900 "prominent scientists, business leaders, consultants, writers and technology developers" regarding the impact of the Internet on intelligence and learning. The lead question was the Nick Carr-inspired, "Will Google make us stupid?", based on his...
Google Is Making Me Stupid

What Online Dating Sites Don't Understand

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Enter an online dating site. The focus is on appearance and personality type and maybe even zodiac signs. It's the kind of information that you'd check off on your list of your ideal mate. These might be aspects of yourself that you'd like to cultivate, should you imagine your idealized...
What Online Dating Sites Don't Understand

1+1=? Finding the origin and impact of altered gene dose

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In theory, we each have two copies of every gene; one on the chromosome from mom and the other on the chromosome from dad. In reality, this is not necessarily the case. The Human Genome Project revealed that Copy Number Variations (CNVs)—the presence of something other than two copies...
1+1=? Finding the origin and impact of altered gene dose
The New Rolls-Royce Uses GPS To See The Future And 'Pre-Change' Gears
How to find that special someone: Your co-founder

No, the Neanderthal genome has not been completed

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The new genome (in red) is shown in relationship to other human genomes. http://www.eva.mpg.de/neandertal/index.html Today, the people behind the Neanderthal genome project (Svante Pääbo's group at the Max Planck Institute) loosed yet another Neanderthal genome on the world, a genome that many press outlets are calling "complete." This one...
No, the Neanderthal genome has not been completed

Facebook Has 1 Billion Users & I Have Three Questions

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So Facebook has reached the impressive milestone of 1 billion active monthly users. What does it mean? Hard to know without a bit more information. In today's exclusive interview with Matt Lauer on NBC's Today Show, Zuckerberg said, "I really only want to go out and talk when there's something to...
Facebook Has 1 Billion Users & I Have Three Questions

Court Says BitTorrent Users Connected To The Same Swarm Are Not Involved In Any 'Conspiracy'

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Almost exactly a year ago, we saw yet another trick come out of the copyright troll's bag. To justify the increasingly failed attempts to sue a ton of people in a single lawsuit, there was a claim that all of the people connected to a single BitTorrent swarm represented a...
Court Says BitTorrent Users Connected To The Same Swarm Are Not Involved In Any 'Conspiracy'

Cataloging the controlled chaos of the human genome

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One word for this project: MASSIVE. Holly Gramazio The completion of the human genome, rather than being the huge breakthrough it was presented as, raised almost as many questions as it answered. Less than two percent of it encoded a protein, and only about five percent ended up being...
Cataloging the controlled chaos of the human genome
We Tried Out Necomimi's Brainwave-Reading Cat Ears and They Freaked Out All of Our Coworkers

Netflix's New Post-Play Feature Is Like Chain-Smoking For "Lost" Fans

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Marathon viewers of Lost, Breaking Bad, and Arrested Development rejoice: Netflix today introduced a "post-play" feature that's explicitly designed so you never have to leave your couch again, save to restock on snacks. With post-play, Netflix will now automatically fire up the next episode of the program you're watching as...
Netflix's New Post-Play Feature Is Like Chain-Smoking For "Lost" Fans

Fracture Putty: It Heals, Bounces, Molds, Stretches, Snaps & More!

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Broken bones could heal in a matter of weeks, thanks to a new concotion developed by researchers at the University of Georgia’s Regenerative Bioscience Center: “Fracture putty.“ A stem-cell-infused gel, fracture putty induces rapid bone healing by producing a protein essential to bone formation. And it does so very quickly....
Fracture Putty: It Heals, Bounces, Molds, Stretches, Snaps & More!
Play this: 'Typing Karaoke' stretches your fingers, not your vocal cords

Dead island that inspired Skyfall comes to Google Street View

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It goes by the name of Hashima, or Gunkanjima ("Battleship Island"), or even "The Dead Island", since it inspired the water-locked cyberterrorist HQ in Skyfall. As you can now see for yourself, courtesy of Google Street View, it's a very a real place off the coast of Japan's Nagasaki...
Dead island that inspired Skyfall comes to Google Street View

3-D printer for manufacturing human tissue and organs

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A pair of companies have developed a bio-printer that works just like a regular 3-D printer but instead of using polymer, it uses human tissue to print out skin, blood vessels, and livers. To start with, only simple tissues, such as skin, muscle and short stretches of blood vessels, will...
3-D printer for manufacturing human tissue and organs

China builds $3.7 billion, 1,373 mile power cable, how was your afternoon?

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The State Grid corporation of China is constructing a power line of capable of transmitting a staggering 37 billion kWh per year. The record-breaking cable stretches from the power rich north eastern Hami Prefecture to the energy-starved city of Zhengzhou in the west. Costing a twitch-inducing $3.7 billion, when...
China builds $3.7 billion, 1,373 mile power cable, how was your afternoon?
Apple smartwatch said to be coming in 2013 with iOS and health-monitoring on board

Robot car controlled by an iPad - video

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Footage showing robotic technology from Oxford University that allows a car to 'drive itself' for stretches of a journey...
Robot car controlled by an iPad - video

3G comes to the Channel Tunnel in time for the Olympics

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Traveling to the U.K. for the Olympics via the Channel Tunnel? In some stretches, you can now use mobile services on your laptop, tablet or smartphone. [Read more]...
3G comes to the Channel Tunnel in time for the Olympics

Smack Attack Makes Sweet Music By Connecting Your Car's Steering Wheel And Your iPhone

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My car’s steering wheel has taken a beating because of the all the lousy drum fills I’ve banged out on it over the years, and at least one entrepreneur thinks that experience could use a little bit of improvement. Gregor Hanuschak (who, in a previously life worked for NASA) has...
Smack Attack Makes Sweet Music By Connecting Your Car's Steering Wheel And Your iPhone

Ford C-MAX Hybrid rated for 47MPG across the board, C-MAX Energi hits 85MPH in EV mode

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The wait for the Ford C-MAX Hybrid has been a long one, and we'll still be waiting until the fall before the driving public takes a set of keys. In the meantime, there's good news from the EPA for travelers wondering just how far that hybrid MPV will go...
Ford C-MAX Hybrid rated for 47MPG across the board, C-MAX Energi hits 85MPH in EV mode

You’re Just Going To Have To Hold It

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A video of an adorable snoring dormouse, deep in hibernation, has gone viral this week. English dormice sleep from October to April, and animals as diverse as squirrels, lemurs, and bears all hibernate for stretches of time during the year. Do hibernating animals wake up to go to the bathroom?...
You’re Just Going To Have To Hold It

Linking simple chemistry to something like life

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A computer model of a growing membrane. Szostak Lab Origin of life researchers have made impressive progress in recent years, showing that simple chemicals can combine to make nucleotides, the building blocks of DNA and RNA. Given the right conditions, these nucleotides can combine into ever-longer stretches of RNA....
Linking simple chemistry to something like life

Just As CEO Heins Predicted, BlackBerry World Now Plays Home To Over 100,000 Apps

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BlackBerry announced earlier today that its BlackBerry World content portal has officially crossed the 100,000 app marker, and has chosen to celebrate by talking up availability of some select, high-profile apps. New Amazon Kindle, OpenTable and Wall Street Journal apps have already gone live in the market, and BlackBerry has...
Just As CEO Heins Predicted, BlackBerry World Now Plays Home To Over 100,000 Apps

Best Buy releases full list of 50 store closures. Is one of them in your town?

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Enormous electronics retail chain Best Buy has released the full list of 50 stores that it will be closing or has closed this year. The retailer had announced the number of the closures on March 29th, but has released a full list of the stores today and given a timeline...
Best Buy releases full list of 50 store closures. Is one of them in your town?

Penguin, Macmillan respond to DOJ in e-book price fixing suit

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Penguin and Macmillan, the two publishers that chose to fight the Department of Justice’s e-book price fixing lawsuit in court, have both filed responses to the DOJ suit. Both publishers flatly deny that they engaged in a price-fixing conspiracy with other publishers. Macmillan’s response is shorter and more fiery; Penguin’s...
Penguin, Macmillan respond to DOJ in e-book price fixing suit

Sorry, English major, the engineers have triumphed

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In 2008, Nicholas Carr took to the pages of The Atlantic to make the provocative case that Google might be "making us stupid." His basic worry was that a reliance on the Web was rewiring his brain, that he was skimming along the surface of links, facts, and ideas,...
Sorry, English major, the engineers have triumphed

Amazon, A&E deal brings Pawn Stars, Storage Wars and Dance Moms to Prime Instant Video

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Those in need of another reason to stare at their computer screen for long stretches of time will be pleased to learn that Amazon has struck a deal with A&E Networks that'll be bringing shows from its titular network, along with History, Bio and Lifetime to the online retailer's...
Amazon, A&E deal brings Pawn Stars, Storage Wars and Dance Moms to Prime Instant Video

Nano-machines built to mimic human muscle could help power cyborgs, keep the OSI budget down

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At today's prices, building a Six Million Dollar Man would cost around $31 million. Of course, being a TV show means the Office of Scientific Intelligence doesn't have too many bionic employees, but that might not the case in the future. Nicolas Giuseppone and a team at the Université...
Nano-machines built to mimic human muscle could help power cyborgs, keep the OSI budget down
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