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A chemical approach to biological antifreeze | Chemistry World

A chemical approach to biological antifreeze | Chemistry World | Career Interests | Scoop.it
Total chemical synthesis of a protein that stops Antarctic fish from freezing.
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This is really neat, is combines biology and chemistry. It seems as though scientists have found a food safe antifreeze in a fish that lives in freezing antarctic waters.

 

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League of Legends deemed a professional sport by the US government

League of Legends deemed a professional sport by the US government | Career Interests | Scoop.it

League of Legends has been a big deal in the eSports community for years with a total of $8 million being distributed to various players throughout its third season, but only now has the US government deemed League of Legends a professional sport.

 

What does this mean, exactly? Simple: professional League of Legends players can now get working visas in the US for their contribution to this emerging sport.

 

"The United States government recognises League of Legends pro players as professional athletes and award[s] visas to essentially work in the United States under that title," said developer Riot Games' eSports manager Nick Allen in an interview with Gamespot. "This is groundbreaking for eSports."

"We can start looking at international players when they come over. It's a much easier process because they're actually recognised by the government," he added, before noting that achieving this acceptance was a long, drawn out battle. "This was a lengthy process. We had a lot of people fighting for this. It wasn't something that happened overnight."

 

League of Legends' Season 3 World Championship will begin on 16th September in Los Angeles where it will conclude on 4th October at Staples Center. First place will walk away with $1 million in cash


Via Chung-wei Kerr - Sam
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This game is really taking off and many people can see that, I am just hoping that I could possibly be apart of a video game that could change history.

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Chung-wei Kerr - Sam's curator insight, July 15, 2013 4:44 AM

This is a huge win for eSports, having the recognition of the US government as an official sport, and should see a marked increase in US based eSports events in the future.

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Chemical Engineering | MIT OpenCourseWare | Free Online Course Materials

Chemical Engineering | MIT OpenCourseWare | Free Online Course Materials | Career Interests | Scoop.it
MIT Chemical Engineering courses available online and for free.
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I have always wanted to go to MIT but never thought of applying with my grade point and overal lack of extra curricular activities but regardless I think it would be helpful to compare some of these courses with the UW's chemical engineering courses and see if I can find some similar aspects to really specify my education.

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The life of a video game designer at Riot Games games

A video game designer at Riot Games in Los Angeles explains what his job entails and how he landed his dream gig.

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Love this game and always wished I could be involved in designing for this company, its a long shot but I still would like to look into any openings in their company that fit my career field

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Using science to reform toxic player behavior in League of Legends - Ars Technica

Using science to reform toxic player behavior in League of Legends - Ars Technica | Career Interests | Scoop.it
Using science to reform toxic player behavior in League of Legends Ars Technica Riot Games founders and League of Legends creators Brandon Beck and Marc Merrill have encountered bad behavior in massively multiplayer online games since the days of...

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This is really intersting, it combines psychology with gaming.

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GamerPeer's curator insight, June 5, 2013 5:38 PM

Or the could just use GamerPeer and eliminate randomn queue all together?  

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Gluten & Your Nervous System - Depression, Brain Abnormalities ...

Gluten & Your Nervous System - Depression, Brain Abnormalities ... | Career Interests | Scoop.it

For years scientists have been investigating the detrimental effects of gluten on brain and nerve tissue. A recent study published in the Journal of Neurology, Neurosurgery, and Psychiatry is just one more piece of evidence ...


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Oh now this is really cool, I have been attempting gluten free diets recently with a hit miss track record but I am also interested in neurology. This is uniquely connected to my life.

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Actuary Is The Best Job In America - Business Insider

Actuary Is The Best Job In America - Business Insider | Career Interests | Scoop.it
Boot, who worked as an actuary for 25 years — first at Principal Financial Group, then at Allstate Financial — said it takes a lot of research, a lot of assumptions, and running "a lot of numbers through a whole range of interest ...
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I just absolutely LOVE statistics and numbers, always have. This is definitely good news as far as that specific interest of mine.

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Make Fire Using Chemistry - Chemical Reactions and Combustion

Make Fire Using Chemistry - Chemical Reactions and Combustion | Career Interests | Scoop.it
Have you seen any of NurdRage's videos on YouTube? One of these videos show four methods of making fire using chemistry. Here's a quick rundown of ways you can.
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Now this is simple but cool, great introduction facts to get me more interested in a career that deals with chemistry.

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