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Arthur C. Clarke’s Vision of Laser Communication Comes to Life: Part 2

The world’s first commercial laser-based satellite network is underway with Optus Satellite and UK-based company, Laser Light Global Source – www.cio.com.au, Bonny Gardiner Optus…


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Happy Earth Day Caltech! “Element 19″ (Potassium) Instead of Precious Metals for Silicone-Containing Organics

“An abundant and inexpensive potassium-based material that looks like ordinary table salt can be used as a catalyst for one of the most studied chemical…


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UN: 10 Things You Didn’t Know About The World’s Population

#6 – By the end of the century, the world’s population might be as high as 17 billion or as low as 7 billion Source…


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Video: Biopolymer Helps Patient Crawl After Spinal Chord Injury

The patient was previously paralyzed from the waist down but is now able to walk with an aid Video Sources – Fox10 News by…


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Rat Brain Cerebral Cortex is Set Up Like…A Mini-Internet

“The cerebral cortex is like a mini-Internet,” said Larry Swanson, professor at the USC Dornsife College of Letters, Arts and Sciences Source –  USC…


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Visualize Asteroids in 3D for Space Mining Prospects

Ready to see the solar system from a different perspective than ever before? See Asterank in 3D. Source – Chrome Experiments Lots of attention is…


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Personalized Melanoma Vaccine Helps 3 Cancer Patients

“Our team is very encouraged by the quality of the immune response directed against the melanoma neoantigens in all three patients.” – Gerald Linette…


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With First Free Wi-Fi, Cuba Aims to Ramp Up Internet Access

Cuba approved the first free wi-fi public access point. Cuba’s state telecom agency Etecsa granted approval to the artist Kcho as reported by the BBC…


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Infographic: What The Internet Thinks About

“The biggest themes, broadly defined, are kids, being rich or poor, death, and self-improvement” Source- FundersandFounders.com by Anne Vital    Interactive infographic: http://fundersandfounders.com/what-internet-thinks-based-on-media/  …


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17 Yr-Old Discovered Algorithms to Detect DNA Mutations

High Schooler Andrew Jin wins $150,000 in Intel’s Science Talent Search for machine learning algorithms that detect mutations in the human genome. Source –…