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Are you part of an online psychology experiment?

Dec 27, 2010
Amazon.com is known for selling just about anything you might want. But it's also a place where you can make (usually small amounts of) money through their service called Mechanical Turk. You perform small online tasks and get paid. But one Harvard researcher sees Mechanical Turk as the perfect venue for psychological experiments.
Posted In: Science

The coming wave of augmented reality

Dec 22, 2010
There's this video going around, 2.5 million hits on YouTube. It's for a new app called Word Lens. You point your camera at words like on a sign and it translates them into a different language. You see Spanish words on your phone where English words are in real life. Kind of amazing. But it may become completely normal.
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E. coli and the ability to program biological cells

Dec 13, 2010
Researchers at the University of California San Francisco have engineered E. coli with the "key molecular circuitry that will enable genetic...
Posted In: Health, Science

What's next for the Dragon?

Dec 9, 2010
A Dragon flew to space, you guys. And came back! Well, a rocket called the Dragon anyway. Happened yesterday and it was the first privately funded...
Posted In: dragon, Science, space, SPACE DRAGONS!

European Telcoms want Google, Facebook, Apple to pay for more infrastructure

Dec 9, 2010
Interesting thought. They say that because so much new traffic is going through thanks to the iPhone and Android popularity and the crazy stupid...
Posted In: android, apple, business, EU, European Union, Facebook, Google, iPhone, Science, world

Who's in that picture? The Library of Congress needs your help

Dec 8, 2010
The Library of Congress has a bunch of photographs and they need your help identifying who's in them. You're not going to know any of the subjects personally, though. The photos, all portraits, were taken during the American Civil War and while some of them have part of a name or perhaps a location on them, most are mysteries.
Posted In: Science

The Comcast/Level 3 dispute thickens

Dec 2, 2010
Here's what Comcast has to say about Level 3 jumping into the business of delivering Netflix streaming traffic....
Posted In: Comcast, Entertainment, level 3, netflix, Science

Going Green in Arabia

Dec 1, 2010
Green energy in the oil-heavy Middle East may seem like an oxymoron, but when a natural resource can only go so far, green technology finds its way...
Posted In: abu dhabi, manufacturing, masdar institute, renewable energy, Science, sustainable design, world

It's here: social media for toddlers

Nov 29, 2010
Researchers have figured out a way to get kids more connected. They've turned an ordinary shape sorter box into a communication device called an...
Posted In: babyfacebook, Science, social media, sorrow

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