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ESO's Very Large Telescope spots hypergiant yellow star

ESO's Very Large Telescope spots hypergiant yellow star | Science, Technology & Education | Scoop.it
The European Space Observatory's Very Large Telescope (VLT) has spotted a massive yellow star with a diameter of more than 1,300 times the size of the Sun. ...
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This is SO cool!  A Hyper-Giant "Yellow" star ... 

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Outernet - Information for the World from OuterSpace

Outernet - Information for the World from OuterSpace | Science, Technology & Education | Scoop.it
Outernet is a project to take the best content from Internet and make it available to the world for free using 150 micro satellite broadcasting from 600km above Earth.
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Forget Mt. Gox: Bitcoins Will Still Be Your Future Currency - DailyFinance

Forget Mt. Gox: Bitcoins Will Still Be Your Future Currency - DailyFinance | Science, Technology & Education | Scoop.it
Bitcoin and businesses surrounding it have had it tough lately. But allow us to present two reasons not to count out the virtual currency yet: Marc Andreessen and Fred Wilson.
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I do hope he is right - when "the people" control the currency, there is the possibility of equity and fairness.  

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The Entitlement of Opinion.

The Entitlement of Opinion. | Science, Technology & Education | Scoop.it
Right, here I am stating my opinion.  In a post about opinions, and how they are really not all that great a thing after all.  More than a little hypocritical, I will agree. I do want to make a gen...
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Not every opinion matters ... 

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The Virtual Telescope Project 2.0: Virtual Telescope’s WebTV

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The Sky Is Falling!   LOL

 

There is some pretty awesome stuff around the Internet ...

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World's first 3D-printed titanium bicycle frame could lead to cheaper, lighter bikes

World's first 3D-printed titanium bicycle frame could lead to cheaper, lighter bikes | Science, Technology & Education | Scoop.it
Titanium is just about the best material out there for bicycle frames. Unfortunately, those frames are also expensive. They could be about to get cheaper, h...
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With Rooftop Solar on Rise, U.S. Utilities Are Striking Back by Marc Gunther: Yale Environment 360

With Rooftop Solar on Rise, U.S. Utilities Are Striking Back by Marc Gunther: Yale Environment 360 | Science, Technology & Education | Scoop.it
Faced with the prospect of a dwindling customer base, some U.S. power companies are seeking to end public subsidies and other incentives for rooftop solar. In Arizona, the issue has sparked a heated public relations battle that could help determine the future of solar in the United States.
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The new age of enlightenment - off grid power, crypto currency - the only way to be free of the interests of greed is to provide everything you need by and for yourself.  

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ThinkProgress

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Hard-hitting progressive political news and analysis.
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I was going to post one or two of these separately, but it is worth it for everyone to read them all.

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The Brights' Net - Earth and Life: changes over time

The Brights' Net - Earth and Life: changes over time | Science, Technology & Education | Scoop.it
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For all you science teachers out there ... this is an AWESOME poster.

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Autism brains are overly connected, studies find — SFARI.org - Simons Foundation Autism Research Initiative

Autism brains are overly connected, studies find — SFARI.org - Simons Foundation Autism Research Initiative | Science, Technology & Education | Scoop.it
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This probably explains why they are also very intelligent.  They are, perhaps, using more of their brain.

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Space technology company builds a functioning artificial heart

Space technology company builds a functioning artificial heart | Science, Technology & Education | Scoop.it
An artificial heart that took 15 years to develop has been approved for human trials.
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SCIENCE!!!

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Reviews and Ratings for Family Movies, TV Shows, Websites, Video Games, Books and Music

Reviews and Ratings for Family Movies, TV Shows, Websites, Video Games, Books and Music | Science, Technology & Education | Scoop.it
Common Sense Media is dedicated to improving the lives of kids and families by providing the trustworthy information, education, and independent ...
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Good Stuff for Kids!

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Thorium-Fueled Automobile Engine Needs Refueling Once a Century

Thorium-Fueled Automobile Engine Needs Refueling Once a Century | Science, Technology & Education | Scoop.it
There are now over one billion cars traveling roads around the world directly and indirectly costing trillions of dollars in material resources, time and noxious emissions.
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A "better" nuclear option ... 

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Dust to Dust: a man-made Malthusian crisis - Telegraph

Dust to Dust: a man-made Malthusian crisis - Telegraph | Science, Technology & Education | Scoop.it
We must wake up to the global land crisis or face a very real threat of famine
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The biggest failure of man is that we never admit to not knowing what we don't know, and then stubbornly hanging on to "tradition" or "belief" once it has been shattered by fact.

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Scientists Propose to Use Earth’s Heat As a Source of Renewable Energy

Scientists Propose to Use Earth’s Heat As a Source of Renewable Energy | Science, Technology & Education | Scoop.it
Scientists have developed a technique that enables to generate electricity from the heat that Earth releases into the atmosphere.
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SCIENCE!

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On Mars: One Photo which says everything

On Mars: One Photo which says everything | Science, Technology & Education | Scoop.it
For a really gee whiz look at this image from NASA's Curiosity Rover go to the JPL web site, here .

The perspective of tiny Earth viewed from one of her closest planetary neighbors, tells us all ...
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SCIENCE!

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The Face Behind Bitcoin

The Face Behind Bitcoin | Science, Technology & Education | Scoop.it
The reclusive inventor of the troubled virtual currency has been hiding in plain sight
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This is a great article ... it has many messages for everyone.

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Facebook Fraud - YouTube

Evidence Facebook's revenue is based on fake likes. My first vid on the problem with Facebook: http://bit.ly/1dXudqY I know first-hand that Facebook's advert...
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Why advertising on Facebook *can't* work ... 

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The Nature of Reality and the Universe Is Mathematical

The Nature of Reality and the Universe Is Mathematical | Science, Technology & Education | Scoop.it
What is the universe made of? A famous cosmologist of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology Max Tegmark states that it is made of... mathematics.
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Math is your friend :)

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Yale Environment 360: Solar Shingles Made from Common Metals Offer Cheaper Energy Option

Yale Environment 360: Solar Shingles Made from Common Metals Offer Cheaper Energy Option | Science, Technology & Education | Scoop.it
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SCIENCE!

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Warp drive looks more promising than ever in recent NASA studies

Warp drive looks more promising than ever in recent NASA studies | Science, Technology & Education | Scoop.it
NASA has developed a new test rig in the quest for the elusive warp drive.
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Engage!

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Harry Atwater Pursues Higher Solar Power Efficiency by Combining Optical Techniques With Conventional Solar Cells | MIT Technology Review

Harry Atwater Pursues Higher Solar Power Efficiency by Combining Optical Techniques With Conventional Solar Cells  | MIT Technology Review | Science, Technology & Education | Scoop.it
Doubling the efficiency of solar devices would completely change the economics of renewable energy. Here is a design that just might make it possible.
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Prismatic Sun Power!

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How NASA might build its very first warp drive

How NASA might build its very first warp drive | Science, Technology & Education | Scoop.it
A few months ago, physicist Harold White stunned the aeronautics world when he announced that he and his team at NASA had begun work on the development of a faster-than-light warp drive.
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Awesome!  But, it would still take 1000 years to travel across the galaxy ... 

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Huge 'Ocean' Discovered Inside Earth

Huge 'Ocean' Discovered Inside Earth | Science, Technology & Education | Scoop.it
Scans of Earth's deep interior reveal a vast water reservoir beneath Asia that is at least the volume of the Arctic Ocean.
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Could These Solar Cells Replace Heavy Solar Panels?

Could These Solar Cells Replace Heavy Solar Panels? | Science, Technology & Education | Scoop.it
Researchers at University of Alberta have discovered that phosphorus and zinc can be used to make inexpensive nanoparticle-based solar cells that can turn the sun’s power into electrical energy.
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And now ... a better "solar" solution ...

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