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New drug approach could lead to cures for wide range of diseases

New drug approach could lead to cures for wide range of diseases | Live | Scoop.it

A team led by a longtime Oregon Health & Science University researcher has demonstrated in mice what could be a revolutionary new technique to cure a wide range of human diseases -- from cystic fibrosis to cataracts to Alzheimer's disease -- that are caused by "misfolded" protein molecules.


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The Winds of Deep Space

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If we can use solar photons to drive a sail, and perhaps use their momentum to stabilize a threatened observatory like Kepler, what about that other great push from the Sun, the solar wind? Unlike the stream of massless photons that exert a minute but cumulative push on a surface like a sail, the solar wind is a stream of charged particles moving at speeds of 500 kilometers per second and more, a flow that has captured the interest of those hoping to create a magnetic sail to ride it. A ‘magsail’ interacts with the solar wind’s plasma. The sailing metaphor remains, but solar sails and magsails get their push from fundamentally different processes.


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Colt Alan Lee Manseth's curator insight, December 15, 2013 10:21 PM

I can't believe that their are winds in space it just amazes me how much stuff I do not know in this world and beyond.

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OLHOS QUE TUDO VEEM

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“Revelações de Snowden evidenciam as vulnerabilidades trazidas pelo mundo digital e mostram como objetivos estratégicos governamentais podem andar de mãos dadas com interesses privados.
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Lego e mais Lego no Campo Pequeno - Artes - DN

Lego e mais Lego no Campo Pequeno - Artes - DN | Live | Scoop.it
Ao entrar, o difícil é decidir por onde começar. Três milhões de peças de Lego compõem cidades, monumentos, naves espaciais, comboios... É a maior exposição em Lisboa do género que promete atrair crianças e adultos.

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N3twork launches a new mobile social network based on your interests, not your friends

N3twork launches a new mobile social network based on your interests, not your friends | Live | Scoop.it
The founders of Ngmoco want you to create your own content around your own interests.

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In Norway, all library books must be digitized by law

In Norway, all library books must be digitized by law | Live | Scoop.it
A law in Norway has their National Library scanning all literature and then making it publicly available to anyone to anyone coming in under a Norwegian IP address. Pretty cool, if you're in Norway now or in the near-ish future.

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How One “Hour of Code” Can Launch an Entire Computer Science Program

How One “Hour of Code” Can Launch an Entire Computer Science Program | Live | Scoop.it

"Thanks to code.org‘s “Hour of Code,” millions of students will get their first taste of computer programming this week, Dec. 9-13, designated as Computer Science Education Week. If schools do decide to go beyond the one hour and take the next step to add coding as a part of school curriculum, what will this look like?

 

Getting kids excited about coding is the easy part. What about the stuff that administrators and educators must worry about — funding, teacher development, curriculum, connection to standards? And, where do you fit this “coding class” in a school day?"

 


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CNC-Cut pavilion is a Wave of Renewable Cork in Portugal

CNC-Cut pavilion is a Wave of Renewable Cork in Portugal | Live | Scoop.it
Cork is making a comeback as an insulation material; this project demonstrates you can make an entire structure out of this versatile material.

Warm to the feel, insulating and renewable, cork is truly an amazing material. We've seen beautiful structures made completely out of cork previously, and now a trio Portuguese designers are experimenting with cork as a material for parametric design. Rising up from the ground like a wave of cork, the Vaulted Cork Pavilion by Pedro de Azambuja Varela, Maria João de Oliveira and Emmanuel Novo was recently showcased at Porto's biennial Concreta fair.


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New tourism promotional video for Visit Portugal : "The beauty of simplicity"


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From Star Trek to Siri: How the Machine-Reading Revolution will dictate the future

From Star Trek to Siri: How the Machine-Reading Revolution will dictate the future | Live | Scoop.it

IBM's Watson system defeated the human champion on "Jeopardy!" in February 2011 -- surprising the world.
But that feat was a precursor to what is being called a "Machine-Reading Revolution," which is underway now.
Microsoft co-founder Paul G. Allen and entrepreneur Oren Etzioni reveal five ways it will change how you live.
They say it will impact on how we find a hotel, follow our favorite sports team and receive medical advice.


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adn: Cientistas revelam que o álcool prolonga a vida e o café reduz. - Etilicos.com

adn: Cientistas revelam que o álcool prolonga a vida e o café reduz. - Etilicos.com | Live | Scoop.it
Segundo pesquisa da Universidade de Tel Aviv, o álcool pode prolongar a vida do ser humano e o café pode reduzir.
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BLU and OSGEMEOS in LISBOA

a collaboration between Blu and OsGemeos for Crono festival in Lisboa (Portugal) soundtrack by osgemeos, studiocromie, koyo and blu (recorded after dinner) s...


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BASE Jumper Captures Harrowing Failed Jump on Headcam

BASE Jumper Captures Harrowing Failed Jump on Headcam | Live | Scoop.it
A BASE jumper attempting a cliff dive off the side of "Wall Street" near Moab, Utah, suffered a brutal fall after a poor parachute opening -- and the entire thing was captured on his headcam.
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Landscape photography, part one: a few principles | Ming Thein

Landscape photography, part one: a few principles | Ming Thein | Live | Scoop.it


I’ll be straight up honest here: I’m not known as a landscape photographer. Far from it, in fact. But that hasn’t stopped me from experimenting, and as we all know, experimentation is the key to artistic development and evolution: applying what you learn in one discipline to your others can result in something unique, and vice versa. I think the relationship between landscape, cityscape and architectural photography is pretty obvious. Might I approach a watch or food plating as a landscape in future? Why not! Or treat a landscape as an abstract? Certainly. Let’s start – as usual – by throwing the rule book out of the window. Warning: I’m going to make some people very angry here. Forget the rule of thirds, fifths, golden proportion, whatever – if your subject doesn’t fit the composition, it doesn’t fit. And there’s simply no way the rule of thirds can apply universally across multiple aspect ratios; a square will have very different balance properties to a 16:9 cinematic.....


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Edo Lucas's curator insight, December 12, 2013 10:26 AM

Experimenteren is alles wat je kan doen als je geen expert bent. Genieten van je foto's is het belangrijkste wat er is

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OPINION: We Need Coding in Schools, but Where are the Teachers? (EdSurge News)

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"Coding in K-12 schools has gained momentum over the last two years.But as we rush to bring coding to our schools, questions emerge: Do we need ‘coding’ teachers? Who will teach computer programming to our students?

 

Many believe that anyone can learn using the many “learn to code” startups that surround us. Programmers today are writing code--to teach coding!

 

What, then, is the role of the teacher in this coding movement, especially for younger students? Can all kids learn using these “learn to code’” sites without a teacher who understands coding? Will this work for all types of students?"


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Bonnie Bracey Sutton's curator insight, December 12, 2013 12:14 PM

Lost in the lurch when the time is not provided to help them learn.

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Dual boot USB drive – tutorial | Linux User

Dual boot USB drive – tutorial | Linux User | Live | Scoop.it
Want to carry around a multi-booting hard drive you can connect to any computer? Then this quick tutorial may just be for you

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Gonzalo San Gil, PhD.'s curator insight, December 11, 2013 4:08 AM

* #Your #Take-#Away #Linux.
# No more excuses to try #FreeSoftware..

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José Luiz Passos é o grande vencedor do Prémio Portugal Telecom de Literatura 2013

José Luiz Passos é o grande vencedor do Prémio Portugal Telecom de Literatura 2013 | Live | Scoop.it
Os escritores brasileiros José Luís Passos, Cíntia Moscovich e Eucanaã Ferraz são os premiados da 13ª edição do Prémio Portugal Telecom de Literatura em Língua Portuguesa

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Homeless US programmer creates social app which can help lower gas emissions in NYC

Homeless US programmer creates social app which can help lower gas emissions in NYC | Live | Scoop.it
One New York City homeless man may not have a place to call his own, but he does have something that’s pretty impressive: his own smartphone app.

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