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Painkilling chemicals with no side effects found in black mamba venom Not Exactly Rocket Science Discover Magazine

Friday, October 5, 2012
Category: Science

From blogs.discovermagazine.com

The black mamba has a fearful reputation, and it’s easy to see why. It can move at around 12.5 miles (20 kilometres) per hour, making it one of the world’s fastest snakes, if not the fastest. Its body can reach 4.

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Meet Wall-Ye: The French grape-picking robot which can work day and night - and may well put vineyard workers out of a job Mail

Friday, October 5, 2012
Category: Agriculture

From www.dailymail.co.uk

Sales demonstrations are about to begin, and big name French vintners like Bordeaux′s First Growth Chateau Mouton-Rothschild have offered their vineyards as a venue for the 20-kilogramme (44-pound) robot to put on its show.

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The economics of video games

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Friday, October 5, 2012
Category: Games

From www.washingtonpost.com

Inflation can be a headache for any central banker. But it takes a certain type of economist to know what to do when a belligerent spaceship fleet attacks an interstellar trading post, causing mineral prices to surge across the galaxy.

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Hipsters and Low-Tech » Cyborgology

Friday, October 5, 2012
Category: Technology

From thesocietypages.org

Hipsters’ obsession with antique devices reflects a desire to escape the complex and highly-interdependent socio-technical systems that characterize contemporary society and return to time in which technology appeared to be something that humans could master and, thus, use to affirm their individual agency.

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