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The 50th anniversary of Starfish Prime: the nuke that shook the world

Monday, July 9, 2012
Category: History

From blogs.discovermagazine.com

The US, worried that a Soviet nuclear bomb detonated in space could damage or destroy US intercontinental missiles, set up a series of high-altitude weapons tests called Project Fishbowl (itself part of the larger Operation Dominic) to find out for themselves what happens when nuclear weapons are detonated in space.

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Worst TB outbreak in 20 years kept secret

Monday, July 9, 2012
Category: Health

From www.palmbeachpost.com

The CDC officer had a serious warning for Florida health officials in April: A tuberculosis outbreak in Jacksonville was one of the worst his group had investigated in 20 years. Linked to 13 deaths and 99 illnesses, including six children, it would require concerted action to stop.

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Samsung Wins U.K. Apple Ruling Over ‘Not as Cool’ Galaxy Tab

Monday, July 9, 2012
Category: Technology

From www.bloomberg.com

The design for three Galaxy tablets doesn’t infringe Apple’s registered design, Judge Colin Birss said today in London in a court fight between the world’s two biggest makers of smartphones. Consumers aren’t likely to get the tablet computers mixed up, he said.

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Improve Living Tissues With 3D Printed Vascular Networks Made From Sugar

Monday, July 9, 2012
Category: Health

From www.upenn.edu

University of Pennsylvania researchers have developed an innovative solution to this perfusion problem: they’ve shown that 3D printed templates of filament networks can be used to rapidly create vasculature and improve the function of engineered living tissues.

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Television built from a tin can

Monday, July 9, 2012
Category: Engineering

From hackaday.com

The image displayed on this TV isn’t very large; there are only 30 scan lines and the pattern of the holes results in a display 10.5mm in width by 7.85mm high. Basically, this display is microscopic but it’s still very impressive.

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The Content Conundrum: To Create Or Automate?

Monday, July 9, 2012
Category: Internet

From www.fastcompany.com

At a time when it is imperative for brands to communicate 24/7, a growing number of tech and media companies make it possible to automate content creation and curation. A few keywords typed in here and there and---voila!--content.

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Happy 4th of July: German researchers find 500-year-old map of early America

Monday, July 9, 2012
Category: History

From www.thebunsenburner.com

German researchers have discovered a 500-year-old copy of an early America map in the collections in the University Library in Munich. The rare map is from cartographer Martin Waldseemüller’s workshop.

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Probation Fees Multiply as Companies Profit

Monday, July 9, 2012
Category: America

From www.nytimes.com

“With so many towns economically strapped, there is growing pressure on the courts to bring in money rather than mete out justice,” said Lisa W. Borden, a partner in Baker, Donelson, Bearman, Caldwell & Berkowitz, a large law firm in Birmingham, Ala.

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The Little-Known History of How the Modern Olympics Got Their Start

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Monday, July 9, 2012
Category: History

From www.smithsonianmag.com

One year there was a blindfolded wheelbarrow race, another offered “an old woman’s race for a pound of tea” and on yet another occasion there was a pig chase, with the intrepid swine squealing past the town’s limestone cottages until cornered “in the cellar of Mr.

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The 12 Ties that Bind Long-Term Relationships

Monday, July 9, 2012
Category: Love

From www.psychologytoday.com

he surprising findings of this study, reported in the prestigious journal Social Psychological and Personality Science, showed not only that many people were still in love even after 10 years of marriage, but also which factors predicted the strength of their passion.

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Economists demonstrate exactly why bank robbery is a bad idea

Monday, July 9, 2012
Category: Crime

From arstechnica.com

For guidance on the appropriateness of knocking over a bank, the authors first suggest that a would-be robber might check with a vicar or police officer, but "[f]or the statistics, look no further. We can help.

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