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Stephen Wolfram: Computing a theory of everything

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http://www.ted.com Stephen Wolfram, creator of Mathematica, talks about his quest to make all knowledge computational -- able to be searched, processed and manipulated. His new search engine, Wolfram Alpha, has no lesser goal than to model and explain the physics underlying the universe.

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Sigalon - The Swedish Content Curating Frog - In the Computer Business since 1962 - Love IT !

Sigalon - The Swedish Content Curating Frog  -  In the Computer Business since 1962 - Love IT ! | Discover Sigalon Valley - Where the Tags are the Topics | Scoop.it

"We are all in the gutter, but some of us are looking at the stars". Oscar Wilde

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Roussillon: For Art and Authors

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The red hills of Roussillon appear seemingly from nowhere as you ride along the winding road of the Luberon. Once you see it clearly, you know this tiny village is special.
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How 3D Printing Could End The Deadly Shortage Of Donor Organs

How 3D Printing Could End The Deadly Shortage Of Donor Organs | Discover Sigalon Valley - Where the Tags are the Topics | Scoop.it
Three-dimensional printing has been used to make everything from pizza to prostheses, and now researchers are working on using the emerging technology to fabricate hearts, kidneys, and other vital human organs.

That would be very big news, as the number of people who desperately need an organ transplant far outstrips the number of donor organs available. On average, about 21 Americans die every day because a needed organ was unavailable.

What exactly is the promise of 3D printing organs and tissues, or "bioprinting?" How does the technology work, and when might it start saving lives?
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Renault To Return To N America With Twizy Low-Speed Electric Car?

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Four of Europe's six mass-market carmakers have long sold cars in North America.

The exceptions, for a quarter of a century, have been the two French makers: PSA Peugeot Citroën and Renault.

Now it appears that Renault may be considering a return to the continent, using its Twizy low-speed electric car--and doing it via North America's largest French-speaking region.
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Putinism - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Putinism - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

The US economist Richard W. Rahn (September 2007) called Putinism "a Russian nationalistic authoritarian form of government that pretends to be a free market democracy", and which "owes more of its lineage to fascism than communism"; noting that "Putinism depended on the Russian economy growing rapidly enough that most people had rising standards of living and, in exchange, were willing to put up with the existing soft repression", he predicted that "as Russia's economic fortunes changed, Putinism was likely to become more repressive".

Western and Russian analysts sometimes use the term Putinism (Russian: путинизм) to characterise the ideology, priorities, and policies of Vladimir Putin and his system of government.[1] Sociologists, economists and political scientists emphasized different features of the system.
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Head Transplants Are Real. And A Terrible Idea.

Head Transplants Are Real. And A Terrible Idea. | Discover Sigalon Valley - Where the Tags are the Topics | Scoop.it
An Italian doctor says head transplants could be possible in the next two years. But just because we can, does that mean we should?
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ISIS: Christians Worse Than Murderers

ISIS: Christians Worse Than Murderers | Discover Sigalon Valley - Where the Tags are the Topics | Scoop.it
This week’s alleged kidnapping of 90 Syrian Christians sent shock waves around the world, but the young men of the Islamic State have been flagging for months now a simple idea: They follow an interpretation of Islam that blesses a 7th-century Quranic war strategy (9:5) to “capture and besiege” anyone who is a mushrikun, or “polytheist,” and Christians, in the world view of the Islamic State, fall into that category.
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Lisa Henkow - Naturmorgon

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Mirakel är ordet! Det är inget mindre än ett mirakel att vi får leva på denna makalösa planet, full av liv i oändliga former!!! Varje dag grips jag av tacksamhet att få vara del i detta äventyr som kallas livet - och att få lära mig massor om naturen av kunniga och inspirerande människor när jag gör reportage och kråkvinklar i Naturmorgon.
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The Guardian on Flipboard

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Researchers from Singapore’s Institute of Bioengineering and Nanotechnology (IBN) of A*STAR and Quebec’s IREQ (Hydro-Québec’s research institute) have synthesized a new material that they say could more than double the energy capacity of lithium-ion batteries, allowing for longer-lasting rechargeable batteries for electric vehicles and mobile devices.

The new material for battery cathodes (the + battery pole) in based on a “lithium orthosilicate-related” compound,  Li2MnSiO4, combining lithium, manganese, silicon and oxygen, which the researchers found superior to conventional phosphate-based cathodes. They report an high initial charging capacity of 335 mAh/g (milliAmpere-hours per gram) in the journal Nano Energy.
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You Asked: How Do Driverless Cars Work?

You Asked: How Do Driverless Cars Work? | Discover Sigalon Valley - Where the Tags are the Topics | Scoop.it

Even though they’re barely on the road, self-driving cars have been talked about so much that they already seem like they’re last year’s model. Google has been working on one for years. Apple is allegedly, possibly, working on one, too. And there’s even speculation that everyone from Uber to Tesla could join the race, too.

 

But before you give up the wheel, get familiar with the technology driving autonomous vehicles.


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Bionic leaf: Researchers use bacteria to convert solar energy into liquid fuel

Bionic leaf: Researchers use bacteria to convert solar energy into liquid fuel | Discover Sigalon Valley - Where the Tags are the Topics | Scoop.it
Solar energy can be harnessed using electricity from photovoltaic cells to yield hydrogen that can be stored in fuel cells. But hydrogen has failed to catch on as a practical fuel for cars or for power. Converting solar energy into liquid fuel could accelerate its adoption as a power source.
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Chainless electric bike folds up to fit under your desk, doesn't look dorky

Chainless electric bike folds up to fit under your desk, doesn't look dorky | Discover Sigalon Valley - Where the Tags are the Topics | Scoop.it
A new brand of electric bike is about to hit the market, offering a full-sized stylish frame that folds into thirds and is light enough to carry with you.
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Aston Martin Vulcan

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ASTON MARTIN VULCAN
Built exclusively for the race track, the Aston Martin Vulcan is an enticing look at the company's future. It's powered by a 7.0-liter V12 producing over 800hp, that's paired to a mid-mounted Xtrac six-speed sequential shift gearbox. It also features a carbon fiber monocoque and body that were styled entirely in-house, with a look that foreshadows future production models. Limited to just 24 examples worldwide, it's also compliant with all relevant FIA race safety requirements, so all you need to do is hop in and drive.
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Calcium Channel Fingered In Ebola’s Infection Pathway | March 2, 2015 Issue - Vol. 93 Issue 9 | Chemical & Engineering News

Calcium Channel Fingered In Ebola’s Infection Pathway | March 2, 2015 Issue - Vol. 93 Issue 9 | Chemical & Engineering News | Discover Sigalon Valley - Where the Tags are the Topics | Scoop.it
A critical step in the path the Ebola virus takes to infect host cells has been elucidated. Scientists found the virus requires a specific calcium channel to release its viral genome into a host cell. The researchers could block this process with tetrandrine, a drug used in China to treat high blood pressure, suggesting a possible Ebola virus therapy.
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Aspartame: By Far the Most Dangerous Substance Added to Most Foods Today

Aspartame: By Far the Most Dangerous Substance Added to Most Foods Today | Discover Sigalon Valley - Where the Tags are the Topics | Scoop.it
Aspartame was approved for dry goods in 1981 and for carbonated beverages in 1983. It was originally approved for dry goods on July 26, 1974, but objections filed by neuroscience researcher Dr. John W. Olney and consumer attorney James Turner in August 1974, as well as investigations of G.D. Searle’s research practices caused the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to put approval of aspartame on hold (December 5, 1974). In 1985, Monsanto purchased G.D. Searle and made Searle Pharmaceuticals and The NutraSweet Company separate subsidiaries.
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3D Printing Everywhere from Lab to Factory | EE Times

3D Printing Everywhere from Lab to Factory | EE Times | Discover Sigalon Valley - Where the Tags are the Topics | Scoop.it
One company trying to short circuit the exploitation of cheap foreign labor is Local Motors, which is promising to open 100 microfactories to make its vehicles locally in every country where they will be sold, each customized to meet the needs of local residents.

They are also building a Mobi-Factory in the back of a semi-trailer so that vehicles can be produced in-place in remote locations that cannot support the expense of a permanent micro-factory. So far they are planning on three models, the Rally Fighter (pictured), the Racer and the Cruiser, all manufactured by the same 3D printer from different CAD files.
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Véronic DiCaire - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Véronic DiCaire - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

In 2008, Véronic opened for Celine Dion at Bell Centre in Montreal during Dion's Taking Chances Tour . She is also famous for her imitations of many celebrities including Celine Dion, Tina Turner, Lara Fabian, Lady Gaga, Mylène Farmer, Édith Piaf, Cher, Vanessa Paradis, Adele, Ginette Reno, Rihanna, Britney Spears, Isabelle Boulay, Whitney Houston, Marie Carmen, Gloria Estefan, Marie-Chantal Toupin, Shania Twain, Marie-Élaine Thibert, Dolly Parton, Lynda Lemay, Christina Aguilera, Marina Orsini, Claire Lamarche, Madonna and Diane Dufresne amongst others.

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Boris Nemtsov - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Boris Nemtsov - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Boris Yefimovich Nemtsov ( Russian: Бори́с Ефи́мович Немцо́в Russian pronunciation: [bɐˈrʲis jɪˈfʲiməvʲɪtɕ nʲɪmˈt͡sof]; 9 October 1959 - 27 February 2015) was a Russian scientist, statesman and liberal politician. He had a successful political career during the 1990s under President Boris Yeltsin, and since 2000 had been an outspoken critic of Vladimir Putin.

Boris Yefimovich Nemtsov (Russian: Бори́с Ефи́мович Немцо́в Russian pronunciation: [bɐˈrʲis jɪˈfʲiməvʲɪtɕ nʲɪmˈt͡sof]; 9 October 1959 – 27 February 2015) was a Russian scientist, statesman and liberal politician. He had a successful political career during the 1990s under President Boris Yeltsin, and since 2000 had been an outspoken critic of Vladimir Putin. He was shot and killed in February 2015 for his pro-democracy views on Russia, probably by loyalists of Vladimir Putin, on a bridge near the Kremlin and Red Square in Moscow
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How to Take a Screenshot in Mac OS X

How to Take a Screenshot in Mac OS X | Discover Sigalon Valley - Where the Tags are the Topics | Scoop.it
If you need to snap a picture of a funny chat conversation, show an expert an error message on your system, create instructions for performing a task, or even contribute to a wikiHow article, a screenshot is the ideal way to show someone exactly what is on your computer screen. Taking a screenshot on Mac OS X is easy, and there are a variety of simple ways to capture just the image you need.
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P1 - Lundströms Bokradio - Werner Aspenström - "Man får gå halvgalen en dag till."

P1 - Lundströms Bokradio - Werner Aspenström - "Man får gå halvgalen en dag till." | Discover Sigalon Valley - Where the Tags are the Topics | Scoop.it

Välkommen till fest hos en poet som ger liv till gråstenar, gummistövlar, och en viss sardin. Hör författaren Bodil Malmsten och chefredaktören Stefan Eklund läsa, skratta och förundras inför Aspenströms dikter.

Ja, idag blir det ett helt program om Werner Aspenström. Hans Samlade dikter 1943 - 1997 kom ut förra månaden, en tjock och vacker bok på 900 sidor. Så här ska det läsas, bläddras, käbblas och frågas: Vad kan man lära sig av denna egensinniga poetiska röst? Och håller Aspenströms dikt 2015? Är han en diktare för framtiden?

Följ också med vår reporter Laura Wihlborg till Smedjebacken, Aspenströms födelseort, där hon träffar medlemmar ur Aspenström-sällskapet och undrar vilken betydelse dikterna har för dem som bor kvar i Smedjebacken. 

Ett specialprogram som med Werners egna ord påminner om möjligheten:

Man får gå halvgalen en dag till.

 

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Weather view: your February pictures

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We asked you to share your most striking images of the weather in February from around the world. Here are some of our favourites. You can see the rest - or add your own - on GuardianWitness
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11 Skills You Need To Master To Land A $100,000 Engineering Job At Google

11 Skills You Need To Master To Land A $100,000 Engineering Job At Google | Discover Sigalon Valley - Where the Tags are the Topics | Scoop.it
Google is the most desirable employer on Earth. 

Engineers are the rock stars there — and they're paid accordingly. 

Interns start at $70,000 to $90,000 salaries, while software engineers pull in $118,000 and senior software engineers make an average of $152,985. 

But one does not simply walk into the Googleplex.

The company receives upwards of 2.5 million job applications a year, but only hires about 4,000 people. 

Thankfully for would-be Googlers, the Google in Education team has released a list of skills that they want to see in potential engineers. 
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ShareRoller: Powerful portable turbo kit electrifies any share bike

ShareRoller: Powerful portable turbo kit electrifies any share bike | Discover Sigalon Valley - Where the Tags are the Topics | Scoop.it
Bike sharing makes a lot of sense for dense, bike-friendly cities like Montreal, Amsterdam and Copenhagen. But what about those urban monsters of sprawl, like Toronto and many other American cities? In these places, bike sharing may not be physically and logistically possible beyond a restricted area in these spread-out urban aggolmerations, but what if there was an electric kit that you could add on to a shared bike to help you cover up to twenty miles without pedalling?
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1955 Jaguar D-Type

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1955 JAGUAR D-TYPE
When buying vintage, you want things as close to original as possible. This 1955 Jaguar D-Type is thought to be one of the most complete examples left. It's powered by the original 300hp inline six-cylinder engine and four-speed manual transmission, and also features the original chassis, body, and brake calipers. Restored in 2003 by CKL Developments, it was featured in Jaguar World Monthly as the subject of a five-part series, and has multiple in-period 1st place finishes under its belt, making it a piece of both motoring and racing history.
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Seagate Wireless: Portable mobile storage that can stream media to up to three devices at once [Review]

Seagate Wireless: Portable mobile storage that can stream media to up to three devices at once [Review] | Discover Sigalon Valley - Where the Tags are the Topics | Scoop.it
Unless you and your family are into just the one tech manufacturer -- Apple say -- the chances are you will have various devices running different operating systems. In my home, for example, there are three Windows PCs, two Android phones, two Android tablets, an iPad and an iPhone. All of which have media -- photos, videos, music -- stored on them.

There are various ways to make all of this content accessible across the different devices, but Seagate Wireless from Ebuyer is a simple, yet powerful solution. It’s a portable, battery powered 500GB drive with a built-in wireless network that can stream content to up to three smartphones, tablets and laptops simultaneously.



Dimensions wise it’s 125.36mm x 125.36mm x 24.5mm and sits nicely in the palm of your hand. It weighs just 281 grams.
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