Monthly Archives: September 2012

Hitachi unveils glass slivers that store data forever – Channel NewsAsia

The company on Monday unveiled a method of storing digital information on slivers of quartz glass that can endure extreme temperatures and hostile conditions without degrading, almost forever. via Hitachi unveils glass slivers that store data forever – Channel NewsAsia.

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Tesla Motors Launches Revolutionary Supercharger Enabling Convenient Long Distance Driving – Yahoo! Finance

Constructed in secret, Tesla revealed the locations of the first six Supercharger stations, which will allow the Model S to travel long distances with ultra fast charging throughout California, parts of Nevada and Arizona. via Tesla Motors Launches Revolutionary Supercharger … Continue reading

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Newfound Alien Planet a Top Contender to Host Life – Yahoo! News

Newfound Alien Planet a Top Contender to Host Life – Yahoo! News. “The newfound world, a “super Earth” called Gliese 163c, lies at the edge of its star’s habitable zone — that just-right range of distances where liquid water could … Continue reading

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BBC News – Mother-to-daughter womb transplant ‘success’ in Sweden

BBC News – Mother-to-daughter womb transplant ‘success’ in Sweden. “Two Swedish women could be able to give birth using the wombs in which they were carried, doctors say, hailing the world’s first mother-to-daughter uterus transplants.”

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Eye movements could help in diagnosis of neurological disorders | USC News

Eye movements could help in diagnosis of neurological disorders | USC News. “With eye movement data from 108 subjects, the team was able to identify older adults with Parkinson’s Disease with 89.6 percent accuracy, and children with either ADHD or … Continue reading

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Google Fiber Issues Public Challenge: Get Up To Speed! | Business | TIME.com

Google should come to Belgium and do this, seriously.   Google Fiber Issues Public Challenge: Get Up To Speed! | Business | TIME.com. “Google’s goal, by building the fastest city-wide broadband network in the country, is not to compete with … Continue reading

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There is evidence that poor diet is one cause of Alzheimer’s | George Monbiot | Comment is free | The Guardian

Alzheimer’s could be the most catastrophic impact of junk food | George Monbiot | Comment is free | The Guardian. “A large body of evidence now suggests that Alzheimer’s is primarily a metabolic disease. Some scientists have gone so far … Continue reading

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f.lux makes the color of your computer’s display adapt to the time of day, warm at night and like sunlight during the day

f.lux: software to make your life better. This software is available for Windows, Mac OSX, Linux and iPhone/iPad. “Ever notice how people texting at night have that eerie blue glow? Or wake up ready to write down the Next Great … Continue reading

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CERN’s Higgs boson discovery passes peer review, becomes actual science | ExtremeTech

CERN’s Higgs boson discovery passes peer review, becomes actual science | ExtremeTech. “CERN’s announcement on July 4 — that experiments performed by the Large Hadron Collider had discovered a particle that was consistent with the Higgs boson — has passed … Continue reading

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Caribbean coral reefs face collapse | Environment | guardian.co.uk

Caribbean coral reefs face collapse | Environment | guardian.co.uk. “The decline of the reefs has been rapid: in the 1970s, more than 50% showed live coral cover, compared with 8% in the newly completed survey. The scientists who carried it … Continue reading

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