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New Lab-on-a-Chip Enables Single-Cell Genetic Analysis

New Lab-on-a-Chip Enables Single-Cell Genetic Analysis | Skylarkers | Scoop.it
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Microscopes borrow tricks from astronomy to see deep into living tissues

Microscopes borrow tricks from astronomy to see deep into living tissues | Skylarkers | Scoop.it
Researchers at the University of California, Santa Cruz, are developing new microscope technologies to enable biologists to see deep within living tissues and observe critical processes involved in basic biology and disease.
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A Transparent Battery to Power Next-Gen See-Through Gadgets

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3 Creative Tools for Nuclear Cleanup: Algae, Rust, and Bacteria

3 Creative Tools for Nuclear Cleanup: Algae, Rust, and Bacteria | Skylarkers | Scoop.it
Environment | algae | In the future, nuclear clean-up workers may be getting help from some surprising sources.
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Northern Graphite Announces Successful Test Production of Graphene

Northern Graphite Announces Successful Test Production of Graphene...
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Japan Ends Analog TV Broadcast After 58 Years, First in Asia - Businessweek

Japan ended a 58-year era of analog television broadcast yesterday, becoming the first Asian nation to complete the transition to digital transmission.
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Virgin unveils 'worlds fastest' 1.5Gb cable broadband trial

Virgin unveils 'worlds fastest' 1.5Gb cable broadband trial | Skylarkers | Scoop.it
Speed boost for TechHub entrepreneurs...
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People are key to making technology work - InvestmentNews

Respondents to the recent InvestmentNews RIA Technology Study overwhelmingly (95%) rated technology as either “critical” or “absolutely critical” to the success of their business...
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Gmail's New Features: A First Look

Gmail's New Features: A First Look | Skylarkers | Scoop.it
Here's a primer to help you wade through the changes Google has made to its Gmail service.
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LEGO Minifig USB Flash Drive

LEGO Minifig USB Flash Drive | Skylarkers | Scoop.it
Love all things LEGO? I am quite sure that you know by now the wonders of LEGO and how it does its job in tickling your imagination. Well, LEGO's back with a spanking new device for computer geeks - the aptly named LEGO Minifig USB Flash Drive.
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What Was Machu Picchu For? Top Five Theories Explained

What Was Machu Picchu For? Top Five Theories Explained | Skylarkers | Scoop.it
Were the 15th-century Inca ruins a royal retreat, a sacred memorial, or something else entirely?
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Tell Your Story through the Latest Social Network, Proust

Tell Your Story through the Latest Social Network, Proust | Skylarkers | Scoop.it
A new social networking website, which is taking the internet by storm, is far more interested in what your past life had been like, instead of what you are...
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Farthest, largest water mass in universe discovered

Farthest, largest water mass in universe discovered | Skylarkers | Scoop.it
An international team of astronomers led by the California Institute of Technology and involving the University of Colorado Boulder has discovered the largest and farthest reservoir of water ever detected in the universe.
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Cool Roofs Create Largely Positive Atmospheric Feedback - Softpedia

Cool Roofs Create Largely Positive Atmospheric Feedback - Softpedia | Skylarkers | Scoop.it
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Nano sensor detects minute traces of plastic explosives

Nano sensor detects minute traces of plastic explosives | Skylarkers | Scoop.it
Materials scientists in Germany have developed an extremely sensitive explosives sensor that is capable of detecting even slight traces of the high-explosive chemical compound pentaerythritol tetranitrate (PETN).
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NASA Visualization Explorer for the iPad

NASA Visualization Explorer for the iPad | Skylarkers | Scoop.it
This is the NASA Visualization Explorer, the coolest way to get stories about NASA's space-based Earth science research. Download it now and see a world of often intangible data brought to life in stunning and beautiful form. Only for the iPad.
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How to tell real whiskey from fake -- faster

How to tell real whiskey from fake -- faster | Skylarkers | Scoop.it
Methods for distinguishing between authentic and counterfeit Scotch whiskey brands have been devised by scientists at the University of Strathclyde in Glasgow.
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Race to the Moon Heats Up for Private Firms

Race to the Moon Heats Up for Private Firms | Skylarkers | Scoop.it
Spurred by the $30 million Google Lunar X Prize, 29 teams have signed up for a competition to become the first private venture to land on the Moon.

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Graphene discovery may lead to faster computers

Electronic devices, from mobile phones to computers, could work much faster if they were made from the thinnest substance in the world, scientists from Manchester University have discovered.
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Image: Vesta's South Pole As Seen From Orbit

Image: Vesta's South Pole As Seen From Orbit | Skylarkers | Scoop.it
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Ancient dino-eating croc had huge teeth and a dog's face

Ancient dino-eating croc had huge teeth and a dog's face | Skylarkers | Scoop.it
A crocodilian fossil with big teeth and a doglike skull is now shedding light on the anatomy of a strange group of predators, scientists have revealed.
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Astronauts test pee-purifying tech in space

Astronauts test pee-purifying tech in space | Skylarkers | Scoop.it
One of the last experiments ever performed on a space shuttle may one day help develop an efficient way to convert astronauts' urine into drinking water.
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In Jerusalem, a 2,000-year-old bell rings again

In Jerusalem, a 2,000-year-old bell rings again | Skylarkers | Scoop.it
A sound last heard 2,000 years ago is audible again. A tiny golden bell preserved in a Roman-era sewer underneath Jerusalem's Old City has been recovered by Israeli archaeologists.
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20 of the Weirdest, Wackiest and Stupidest Sci/Tech Stories of 2011 (So Far)

20 of the Weirdest, Wackiest and Stupidest Sci/Tech Stories of 2011 (So Far) | Skylarkers | Scoop.it
From IT geeks winning millions of dollars to Google mush-brain syndrome, 2011 is shaping up to be one wacky year.
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Wall-E meets his Canadian DJ maker, turns into a real robot toy (video)

Wall-E meets his Canadian DJ maker, turns into a real robot toy (video) | Skylarkers | Scoop.it
What do you get when you cross a dj with a "Canadian roboticist?" An almost true-to-fiction Wall-E, that's what.
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