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The Ear To The Aliens Plugged. Alien Life Search Funding Cut.

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The Allen Telescope Array (ATA) observatory in California has gone to hibernation due to shortage of funds.  ATA is a joint project of the search for extraterrestrial intelligence (SETI) program and the Radio Astronomy Laboratory at the University of California, Berkeley.

Flip Video Camera To Be Gone-Cisco To Shut Down Flip Video Business

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People loved Flip video cameras. For those who wanted a convenient pocket video camera as well as for those who could not afford a regular video camera, Flip video camera was the answer. But it is going to be history.

An Artificial Leaf To Meet Your Energy Need- A New MIT Invention.

in technology, environment, biology

Heard about creating an artificial leaf? That can be a revolution and you might think this would solve the food problem.   Wrong, this artifical leaf will generate electricity using sun' energy and some inexpensive components.

Shrinking Human Brains Making Us Smarter

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Scientists say human brain in shrinking over the past 30,000 years and this is not that bad, this makes us smarter.

 Human brains have shrunk over the past 30,000 years, puzzling scientists who argue it is not a sign we are growing dumber but that evolution is making the key motor leaner and more efficient.

A Walking Model With No Energy Cost- Walker Aid Prosthetic Limb Design Or Challenge Segway?

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Want to buy a gallon of milk from the Deli in your neighborhood market? Don’t look for the car, just take the Ruina-Gomes walker!  A new study published in Physical Review  reported a model that can walk on level ground with zero energy input.

What is Sputnik moment?

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The phrase “sputnik moment” has been used several times recently in political discussions in the United States.  Sputnik was the first man-made satellite to orbit the earth. 

US spends more on potato chips than on energy R&D-Former CEO, Lockheed Martin

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In a column written on Norm Augustine, former Chairman and CEO of Lockheed Martin, says Americans do not prefer science and technology education and US is losing its edge in innovation.

The current and past success of the United States has lot to do with the strong science and technology research and education. 

Russian Crocodile With A Ringing Cell Phone In The Tummy

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Oops! the crocodile swallowed the visitor's cell phone.  The Ukranian aquarium workers did not believe until the phone started ringing in the crocodile. The crocodile swallowed the Nokia cell phone when the visitor, Rimma Golovko, dropped it in the water.  The phone slipped out of her hands when she extended her hand to take a snap the crocodile opening his mouth.