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'Back to the Future' inspires solar nanotech-powered clothing

'Back to the Future' inspires solar nanotech-powered clothing | Love | Scoop.it
Marty McFly's self-lacing Nikes in 'Back to the Future Part II' inspired a University of Central Florida scientist who has developed filaments that harvest and store the sun's energy -- and can be woven into textiles. The breakthrough would essentially turn jackets and other clothing into wearable, solar-powered batteries that never need to be plugged in. His work is published in the Nov. 11 edition of Nature Communications.

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Cow goes moo: Artificial intelligence-based system associates images with sounds

Cow goes moo: Artificial intelligence-based system associates images with sounds | Love | Scoop.it
The cow goes 'moo.' The pig goes 'oink.' A child can learn from a picture book to associate images with sounds, but building a computer vision system that can train itself isn't as simple. Using artificial intelligence techniques, however, researchers at Disney Research and ETH Zurich have designed a system that can automatically learn the association between images and the sounds they could plausibly make.

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25 Recent Space Discoveries That Blew Our Minds

25 Recent Space Discoveries That Blew Our Minds | List25 Want more? Check out the Science & Technology Playlist: http://bit.ly/21NCpRG If you like thi
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Supercomputers capture the crush in biological cells

Supercomputers capture the crush in biological cells | Love | Scoop.it
Using the largest computer in Japan - one of the most powerful in the world - research led by an MSU scientist has achieved breakthroughs in understanding how proteins are affected by realistic biological environments. The work, published in the current issue of eLife, is a significant step forward in simulating biology in a computer.

"Biological processes that make life happen and cause diseases largely take place inside cells, which can be studied with microscopes and other techniques, but not in enough detail," said Michael Feig, an MSU professor of biochemistry and molecular biology who led the research project. "Our research has revealed unprecedented details about what exactly takes place inside biological cells, and how proteins in particular behave in their natural environment."

The team set out to examine whether the crowding in biological cells alters the properties of biological molecules and their ability to carry out their function. Armed with access to the "K computer," a supercomputer housed at the RIKEN Advanced Institute for Computational Science in Kobe, Japan, the research team was able to conduct computer simulations that model the cellular interior of a bacterium, and show a detailed view of how the various molecular components interact in a very dense environment.

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Six Amazing Websites that Make Your Writing Stronger

Six Amazing Websites that Make Your Writing Stronger | Love | Scoop.it

  Great sites that will make your writing stronger.


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25 Things You Should Know About Dialogue

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Chuck Wendig: Freelance Penmonkey

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Is Donald Trump So Popular Because of How He Talks? A Linguistics Explainer

Is Donald Trump So Popular Because of How He Talks? A Linguistics Explainer | Love | Scoop.it
Logical or not, Trump uses linguistic strategy to make you to believe what he says.
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What to do at Auschwitz? Hide site behind logs, Idea Office proposes

What to do at Auschwitz? Hide site behind logs, Idea Office proposes | Love | Scoop.it
On a summer day last year Russell Thomsen walked through Birkenau, probably the most horrific place on Earth, not knowing what to think or feel.

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RIP Eric "Rick Kahn. Remembrance. 

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This Bionic Lens Could Give You Superhuman Vision

There are plenty of ways to fix imperfect vision, but none of them last. Even LASIK, the most popular long-term solution, leaves you


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The 75 Best Books of the Past 75 Years

The 75 Best Books of the Past 75 Years | Love | Scoop.it
When Parade asked me to compile a list of the best 75 books to celebrate the magazine’s 75th anniversary, my first answer was, “Not a chance!” I could picture the mountains of furious letters complaining about all the great works of literature I’d left off. But when I asked the staff at Parnassus Books, the [...]

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Exactly As Advertised: Books That Wonderfully Meet Expectations

Exactly As Advertised: Books That Wonderfully Meet Expectations | Love | Scoop.it
Books that are just as good as people say they are.

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In Silicon Valley, Meditation Is No Fad. It Could Make Your Career

In Silicon Valley, Meditation Is No Fad. It Could Make Your Career | Love | Scoop.it
Meditation and mindfulness are the new rage in Silicon Valley. And it's not just about inner peace—it's about getting ahead.
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Underwater Stone Age settlement mapped out

Underwater Stone Age settlement mapped out | Love | Scoop.it
Seven years ago divers discovered the oldest known stationary fish traps in northern Europe off the coast of southern Sweden. Since then, researchers at Lund University in Sweden have uncovered an exceptionally well-preserved Stone Age site. They now believe the location was a lagoon environment where Mesolithic humans lived during parts of the year.

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What Are Basic Human Rights?

Are Human Rights Getting Worse? http://bit.ly/1STaW06 Subscribe! http://bitly.com/1iLOHml The United Nations is responsible for upholding human right
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4 creative ideas with Pens

This video i'll show you 4 creative ideas with Pens songs: 1 - Universal - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3-fPJLhcato 2 - Alternate
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Oily fish 'protects against heart attack deaths'

Oily fish 'protects against heart attack deaths' | Love | Scoop.it
Eating a diet rich in oily fish and seeds can can reduce your risk of dying from heart disease by about 9%, according to a study.
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Should You Fictionalize Your Story? 

Should You Fictionalize Your Story?  | Love | Scoop.it
I’m working on a memoir. It’s gritty, raw, painful and real. But the reality of grit and pain is that it doesn’t happen alone—it happens in a larger context in which other people play a role. My story interweaves with many others’, sometimes in a beautiful way, other times with conflict and painful consequences. So …

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8 Writers: on Facing the Blank Page

8 Writers: on Facing the Blank Page | Love | Scoop.it
“It’s like a slightly overweight, bald boss saying: ‘Oy, get to work! You’re supposed to be a writer, aren’t you? You can’t just sit around on your fat ass waiting to be inspired’.” Hear how David Mitchell and seven other authors face the blank page.

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Remember Good Morning

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love, long lasting

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A Lovely poem about relationships

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Anthony Robbins interviewing 108 year old woman survivor of a Nazi concentration camp

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6 Quick Tricks to Help You Tighten Up Your Writing | Positive Writer

6 Quick Tricks to Help You Tighten Up Your Writing | Positive Writer | Love | Scoop.it
You can tighten up your writing without losing your voice or compromising your writing style.

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The more you write, proofread and edit, the more adept you become at spotting bulging and unnecessary word fat. Six quick tricks is a fast read to help you do just that. Which one of the six do you need to work on?

 

My favorite was #3, simply because I love the word "circumlocution." Has quite a ring to it. It means: don't be too wordy. Don't use two words when one will do. Three instead of four. Pick the best adjective out of two.

 

***This review was written by Penelope Silvers for her curated content on "Writing Rightly"***

 

Link to the original article: http://positivewriter.com/tighten-your-writing/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+PositiveWriter+%28Positive+Writer%29

 

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This is a really useful article since it gives 6 ways to clean up your writing. I like how it almost forces you to do everything you've been doing wrong and through it away. Like myself i have a problem of using words repetitively and my work sometimes sounds out of order. this article tells you how to fix that in the simplest of ways.

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Household chemicals attacking your thyroid

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Book up for a longer life: readers die later, study finds

Book up for a longer life: readers die later, study finds | Love | Scoop.it
Survey of more than 3,500 people finds that reading books – markedly more than periodicals – appears to deliver a noticeable ‘survival advantage’

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25 Books to Read Before You Die: World Edition by Powell's Staff

25 Books to Read Before You Die: World Edition by Powell's Staff | Love | Scoop.it
For our third annual list, we sought to highlight literature that exposes readers to cultures and ways of life that may be different from their own.

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