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NewsDaily: Insight: Unable to copy it, China tries building own jet engine

NewsDaily: Insight: Unable to copy it, China tries building own jet engine | Democritus | Scoop.it
China has designed nuclear missiles and blasted astronauts into space, but one vital technology remains out of reach. Despite decades of research and development, China has so far failed to build a reliable, high performance jet engine.
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How to Need Less Sleep by Getting Better Sleep Every Night

How to Need Less Sleep by Getting Better Sleep Every Night | Democritus | Scoop.it
Many of us struggle to get enough sleep every night, but is the sleep we get any good? While it's important to get enough sleep, better sleep is a greater ally than more hours of sleep.
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tovima.gr - Ατμός χωρίς βράσιμο!

tovima.gr - Ατμός χωρίς βράσιμο! | Democritus | Scoop.it
Υπάρχει ατμός χωρίς νερό; Οπωσδήποτε όχι, τώρα όμως μπορεί να υπάρξει ατμός χωρίς βρασμό, και μάλιστα μέσα σε δευτερόλεπτα χάρη σε μια μέθοδο με νανοσωματίδια που ανέπτυξαν ερευνητές από τις ΗΠΑ.
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Tracking Internet Outages in Sandy’s Wake - IEEE Spectrum

Tracking Internet Outages in Sandy’s Wake - IEEE Spectrum | Democritus | Scoop.it
A new network-monitoring system shows the hurricane’s path by animating downed Internet connections...
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SpontaneousInterventions | Design Actions for the Common Good

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How to Grow All Your Food on a Tenth of an Acre

How to Grow All Your Food on a Tenth of an Acre | Democritus | Scoop.it
Proponents of biointensive gardening claim it could offer the answer to our ongoing food crises. It's certainly an impressive way to grow vast amounts of food.
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tovima.gr - Η ολική έκλειψη Ηλίου ζωντανά

tovima.gr - Η ολική έκλειψη Ηλίου ζωντανά | Democritus | Scoop.it
Ορατή από το νότιο ημισφαίριο της Γης θα είναι η εφετινή ολική έκλειψη Ηλίου. Οι μόνοι που θα έχουν την ευκαιρία να παρακολουθήσουν ζωντανά το πολυαναμενόμενο σπάνιο φαινόμενο θα είναι οι κάτοικοι του βορειοανατολικού τμήματος της Αυστραλίας.
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Soil Science Society of America Journal - Upland and Lowland Soil Resources of the Ancient Maya at Tikal, Guatemala

Soil Science Society of America Journal - Upland and Lowland Soil Resources of the Ancient Maya at Tikal, Guatemala | Democritus | Scoop.it

Upland and Lowland Soil Resources of the Ancient Maya at Tikal, Guatemala

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Caltech | Snap Judgments During Speed Dating

Caltech | Snap Judgments During Speed Dating | Democritus | Scoop.it
For speed daters, first impressions are everything. But it's more than just being hot or not.

Whether or not we like to admit it, we all may make snap judgments about a new face.
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Lost World War II Bomber Crew Found After 69 Years

Lost World War II Bomber Crew Found After 69 Years | Democritus | Scoop.it
More than 69 years after they crashed in Germany, the remains of five British airmen have been recovered and will receive a proper burial.

Via Ioannis
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NewsDaily: NASA rover finds Mars' soil similar to Hawaii's

NewsDaily: NASA rover finds Mars' soil similar to Hawaii's | Democritus | Scoop.it
In the first inventory of minerals on another planet, NASA's Mars rover Curiosity found soil that bears a striking resemblance to weathered, volcanic sand in Hawaii, scientists said on Tuesday.
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One step closer to rollable, foldable e-Devices

One step closer to rollable, foldable e-Devices | Democritus | Scoop.it
New research brings industry and consumers closer to several improvements in e-Readers and tablets, including a simpler and more colorful way to make rollable and foldable devices.
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9 Records Blown Away by Superstorm Sandy

9 Records Blown Away by Superstorm Sandy | Democritus | Scoop.it
She may not have caused the most property damage, but the superstorm extraordinaire holds some impressive records.
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Ozone hole at smallest size in decades | Earth Science | Science News

Ozone hole at smallest size in decades | Earth Science | Science News | Democritus | Scoop.it

There’s good news from Antarctica this fall: The seasonal hole in the ozone layer above the continent reached its smallest maximum extent and second smallest average in 20 years thanks to warm air temperatures.

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Ultrasound parties: New frontier in pregnancy oversharing

Ultrasound parties: New frontier in pregnancy oversharing | Democritus | Scoop.it
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The ultrasound tech squirts gel on her belly, the expectant mom looks at the beating heart on the flickering screen, and a dozen friends and family members huddle in for a closer look -- drinks in hand.

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World Bank Report Paints Bleak Picture of Warming World - IEEE Spectrum

World Bank Report Paints Bleak Picture of Warming World - IEEE Spectrum | Democritus | Scoop.it
Four degrees warming would yield dramatically different planet, according to Turn Down the Heat report.
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Rooftop Solar Stood Up to Sandy - IEEE Spectrum

Rooftop Solar Stood Up to Sandy - IEEE Spectrum | Democritus | Scoop.it
Big solar installers report almost no damage, even in hardest hit areas...
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Nature Blows My Mind! Optical Wonders of Insect Eyes

Nature Blows My Mind! Optical Wonders of Insect Eyes | Democritus | Scoop.it
The compound eyes of most insects are not only cool looking, but have an interesting way of functioning.
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Tesla Model S Impresses the Unflappable Consumer Reports

Tesla Model S Impresses the Unflappable Consumer Reports | Democritus | Scoop.it
Consumer Reports is known for its independence and sober reviews, and you don't often hear them use words like "fantastic" and "addictive" in a review.
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Slooh Space Camera - Robotic telescopes. Membership. Live Celestial Shows. Astronomy.

Slooh Space Camera -  Robotic telescopes. Membership. Live Celestial Shows. Astronomy. | Democritus | Scoop.it

''Slooh will broadcast a free, real-time feed of the stunning total solar eclipse live from Cairns, Australia with broadcast team on-site.  ''

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Babies rely on words to 'decode' underlying intentions of others

Babies rely on words to 'decode' underlying intentions of others | Democritus | Scoop.it
A new Northwestern University study shows the power of language in infants' ability to understand the intentions of others. The results, based on two experiments, show that introducing a novel word for the impending novel event had a powerful...
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Ακατάλληλο νερό σε επτά περιοχές της Ελλάδας

Ακατάλληλο νερό σε επτά περιοχές της Ελλάδας | Democritus | Scoop.it

"Ακατάλληλα και μάλιστα με υψηλές συγκεντρώσεις καρκινογόνων νιτρικών αλάτων είναι τα αποθέματα των υπογείων υδάτων σε επτά λεκάνες απορροής της χώρας,σύμφωνα με επίσημη έκθεση του υπουργείου Αγροτικής Ανάπτυξης και Τροφίμων.............."

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NewsDaily: Insight: Unable to copy it, China tries building own jet engine

NewsDaily: Insight: Unable to copy it, China tries building own jet engine | Democritus | Scoop.it
China has designed nuclear missiles and blasted astronauts into space, but one vital technology remains out of reach. Despite decades of research and development, China has so far failed to build a reliable, high performance jet engine.
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How the brain controls our habits: Neuroscientists identify a brain region that can switch between new and old habits

How the brain controls our habits: Neuroscientists identify a brain region that can switch between new and old habits | Democritus | Scoop.it
Neuroscientists have found that a small region of the brain's prefrontal cortex, where most thought and planning occurs, is responsible for moment-by-moment control of which habits are switched on at a given time.
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Photos of New York City Underwater from Hurricane Sandy Flooding

Photos of New York City Underwater from Hurricane Sandy Flooding | Democritus | Scoop.it
I'm hunkered down in Brooklyn waiting for Hurricane Sandy to pass. Curious about what is happening nearby, I'm looking for photos of the flooding. Here's what I've found so far.
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Adding spinach to solar panels nearly triples their efficiency - New Earth Daily

Adding spinach to solar panels nearly triples their efficiency - New Earth Daily | Democritus | Scoop.it

Ask people what they know of spinach’s energy-boosting powers, and most people will start talking about Popeye the Sailor Man.

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