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Skilled Readers Rely on Their Brains Visual Dictionary to Recognize Words

Posted in Science on 16th Nov, 2011 12:43 AM
by APM
Skilled readers can recognize words at lightning fast speed when they read because the word has been placed in a visual dictionary of sorts
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Light barrier used to repel mosquitoes

Posted in Science on 15th Nov, 2011 10:23 PM
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In a phenomenon not fully understood, the mosquitoes that are outside the wall seem blocked, as if by a semi-invisible fence. (Gizmag)
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NeverWet Spray makes any surface super water resistant...

Posted in Science on 14th Nov, 2011 06:05 PM
by APM
Ross Technology has developed a 100% waterproof spray called NeverWet.
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Top Secret Google Lab of The Future

Posted in Science on 14th Nov, 2011 05:34 PM
by APM
In a top-secret lab in an undisclosed Bay Area location where robots run free, the future is being imagined.
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Petri dish to dinner plate, in-vitro meat coming soon

Posted in Science on 14th Nov, 2011 02:08 PM
by APM
Scientists are cooking up new ways of satisfying the world's ever-growing hunger for meat.
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American Innovation Losing its Shine?

Posted in Science on 14th Nov, 2011 01:58 PM
by APM
MIT President Warns Silicon Valley that a Lack of Ambition, Investment in Education, Research and Manufacturing Will Cut America's Lead, Stifle Future Job Growth
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This Week in the Future, November 7-11, 2011

Posted in Science on 13th Nov, 2011 02:14 AM
by APM
Well, we've all made it through the week. Our reward? An eyeball-centric week in the Future!
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Stricken Mars probe stays silent

Posted in Science on 13th Nov, 2011 02:03 AM
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Efforts are continuing to try to regain control of the Russian Mars mission that is stuck circling the Earth. (BBC)
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The South China Sea may hold 213 billion barrels of oil

Posted in Science on 11th Nov, 2011 08:29 PM
by APM
To China, the worlds biggest energy consumer, another Saudi Arabia of oil may lie beneath the ocean to its south. (Bloomberg)
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Planets could orbit singularities inside black holes

Posted in Science on 10th Nov, 2011 06:59 PM
by APM
Certain black holes can have a complex internal structure that could allow photons, particles, and perhaps even planets to orbit the central singularity
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World headed for irreversible climate change in five years

Posted in Science on 10th Nov, 2011 05:42 PM
by APM
Any fossil fuel infrastructure built in the next five years will cause irreversible climate change, according to the IEA.
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Nanowires could be solution for high performance solar cells

Posted in Science on 9th Nov, 2011 06:31 PM
by APM
Tiny wires could help engineers realize high-performance solar cells and other electronics, according to University of Illinois researchers.
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LifeStraw Brings Clean Water To Almost One Million In Kenya

Posted in Science on 9th Nov, 2011 06:19 PM
by APM
Most of us take access to clean water for granted. But for nearly a billion people around the world, clean water is a commodity thats hard to come by.
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Phobos-Grunt Mars probe loses its way just after launch

Posted in Science on 9th Nov, 2011 05:43 PM
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Russian engineers are fighting to save the country's latest mission to Mars.
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World Emissions of Carbon Dioxide Outpace Worst-Case Scenario

Posted in Science on 8th Nov, 2011 05:05 PM
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The global output of heat-trapping carbon dioxide jumped by the biggest amount on record in 2010, the U.S. Department of Energy calculated.
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No evidence for extraterrestrials, says White House

Posted in Science on 8th Nov, 2011 04:28 PM
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The US government has formally denied that it has any knowledge of contact with extraterrestrial life.
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