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Startup Plotting a Pandora for Books

Startup Plotting a Pandora for Books | Skylarkers | Scoop.it
BookLamp is a book recommendation engine built on book content and writing style instead of sales data.
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SpaceX chief sets his sights on Mars

SpaceX chief sets his sights on Mars | Skylarkers | Scoop.it
"Don't expect to hear any nostalgia about the soon-to-end space shuttle era from Elon Musk, the millionaire founder of Space Exploration Technologies. Musk isn't prone to look to the past, but rather to the future — to a "new era of spaceflight" that eventually leads to Mars."
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Where Does Google Make Its Money? [Infographic]

Where Does Google Make Its Money? [Infographic] | Skylarkers | Scoop.it
It's widely known that the search juggernaut Google, despite all its side projects, is an advertising company at heart.
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Astronauts Leave American Flag, Shuttle Model on Space Station in Tribute

Astronauts Leave American Flag, Shuttle Model on Space Station in Tribute | Skylarkers | Scoop.it
Atlantis astronauts left a model and the first American flag ever flown on a NASA shuttle on the International Space Station in a tribute. Atlantis is on NASA's final shuttle mission.
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Wikipedia Rolls out Ratings for English-language Articles

The Wikimedia Foundation is in the process of adding a ratings feature to all English-language articles on Wikipedia, so that readers can evaluate their quality...
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Archaeologists uncover ancient metropolis where Philistines met Israelites

Archaeologists uncover ancient metropolis where Philistines met Israelites | Skylarkers | Scoop.it
Archaeologists uncover ancient metropolis where Philistines met Israelites.
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The history of optic aids - by Victoria Rose Perkins

The history of optic aids - by Victoria Rose Perkins | Skylarkers | Scoop.it
Newsweek Magazine, in its January 11, 1999 edition wrote, reading glasses are one of the most important inventions of the past 2,000 years.  ..., Victoria Rose Perkins...
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Most mysterious phenomena of world ocean

Most mysterious phenomena of world ocean | Skylarkers | Scoop.it
The ocean is full of mysteries. Humans traditionally fear the ocean and prefer to admire it from ashore. There are places in the world ocean, which people fear especially. Planes and ships disappear in those places without a trace...
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Happy Birthday, John Glenn! First American to Orbit Earth Turns 90

Happy Birthday, John Glenn! First American to Orbit Earth Turns 90 | Skylarkers | Scoop.it
Read 'Happy Birthday, John Glenn! First American to Orbit Earth Turns 90' on Yahoo! News. John Glenn, one of NASA's original seven astronauts and the first American to orbit Earth, joined another exclusive club today (July 18) — the nonagenarians.
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How a long mission to Mars could kill you

How a long mission to Mars could kill you | Skylarkers | Scoop.it
When NASA's 30-year Space Shuttle Program ends on Thursday as Atlantis touches down for the last time, space-watchers will be looking toward our next step into space.
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5 Ways Google+ Will Influence Search Results

5 Ways Google+ Will Influence Search Results | Skylarkers | Scoop.it
Google+ is not even a month old yet, and marketers everywhere are trying to uncover the relationships between Googles new social networking product a...
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Personality plays role in body weight, according to study

News release concludes that personality can go through cycles of gaining and losing weight throughout their lives.
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Fatty food cravings genetically programmed

(Medical Xpress) -- In a new study published in Neuropsychopharmacology, Dr.
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Augmented reality browsing with Live View

Augmented reality browsing with Live View | Skylarkers | Scoop.it
LONDON, United Kingdom - Ever wanted to know where the nearest restaurant is, or which way you need to walk to find the closest bank?
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Cisco: 50 Billion Things on the Internet by 2020 [Infographic]

Cisco: 50 Billion Things on the Internet by 2020 [Infographic] | Skylarkers | Scoop.it
The Internet of Things, when real world objects are connected to the Internet, is a trend that we've been actively tracking since early 2009.
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First views of Vesta from orbit

First views of Vesta from orbit | Skylarkers | Scoop.it
Today NASA unveiled the first pictures of the asteroid Vesta as seen from an orbiting spacecraft.
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New scientific research reveals diamonds aren't forever

New scientific research reveals diamonds aren't forever | Skylarkers | Scoop.it
(PhysOrg.com) -- In a paper published in the US journal Optical Materials Express this week, Macquarie University researchers show that even the earth's hardest naturally occurring material, the diamond, is not forever.
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NASA's Dawn spacecraft returns close-up image of giant asteroid Vesta

NASA's Dawn spacecraft returns close-up image of giant asteroid Vesta | Skylarkers | Scoop.it
NASA's Dawn spacecraft has returned the first close-up image after beginning its orbit around the giant asteroid Vesta. On July 15, Dawn became the first probe to enter orbit around an object in the main asteroid belt between Mars and Jupiter.
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The #1 best protein for your health and the environment (and the worst to avoid)

The #1 best protein for your health and the environment (and the worst to avoid) | Skylarkers | Scoop.it
Read 'The #1 best protein for your health and the environment (and the worst to avoid)' on Yahoo! Shine.
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Is There Anything Red Wine Can't Do?

Is There Anything Red Wine Can't Do? | Skylarkers | Scoop.it
Alcohol enthusiasts love touting health benefits: now it fights being sedentary...
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Bigelow Model Makers

LAS VEGAS -- Anyone who struggled to put together model airplanes as a youngster might relate to this story. It's about some grown up kids who are not only making a good living by gluing together highly detailed models but are also helping to clear the way for humans to start living in outer space.
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New fuel discovered that reversibly stores solar energy

New fuel discovered that reversibly stores solar energy | Skylarkers | Scoop.it
Scientists from MIT have identified a new solar thermal fuel that should be affordable, stable, and rechargeable. Their proposal combines carbon nanotubes with a well known photoactive chemical, azobenzene, to store solar energy a high densities.
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Astronaut Captures Fantastic Shot of Aurora From Space

Astronaut Captures Fantastic Shot of Aurora From Space | Skylarkers | Scoop.it
A crewmember floating inside of the International Space Station snapped this long-exposure photo of the Southern Lights dancing through Earth’s...
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Antiretroviral treatment is HIV prevention: The proof is here

A special press conference at the 6th IAS Conference on HIV Pathogenesis, Treatment and Prevention will today feature a panel consisting of researchers from the CDC TDF2 study, the Partners PrEP Study and the HPTN 052 study.
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