Secret Box of the Talambur

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Google’s Eric Schmidt says that people’s private lives are so well documented now that the young will have to change their names when reaching adulthood to avoid their youthful indiscretions. In an interview with the Wall Street Journal Schmidt says: “I don’t believe society understands what happens when everything is available, knowable and recorded by everyone all the time.” A fresh start from the stupid things you did as a kid seems like a good (more…)

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  • The Chicken May Have Come Before the Egg

    Muondecay writes “The age old question of which came first, the chicken or the egg, has been tentatively answered. The verdict? The chicken, or rather a key protein needed to form the shell of the egg. The protein, called ovocledidin-17, was known to be involved in binding calcite molecules that formed the shells, but the mechanism behind this was unclear until now (abstract). The protein acts as a molecular machine, binding to nanoparticles of calcite (more…)

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  • sciencehabit writes with an excerpt from Science that begins: “Methane-trapping ice of the kind that has frustrated the first attempt to contain oil gushing offshore of Louisiana may have been a root cause of the blowout that started the spill in the first place, according to [UC Berkeley] professor Robert Bea, who has extensive access to BP p.l.c. documents on the incident. If methane hydrates are eventually implicated, the US oil and gas industry (more…)

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  • DIY 80GB iPod Have access to

    An anonymous reader writes “Having recently acquired an iPod Adroitness, DeviceGuru blogger Rick Lehrbaum in due course establish himself with an 80GB iPod paperweight knocking surrounding and collecting dust. Then it sock success him: why not wear and tear a Pogoplug as an iPod server, effectively stuffing his chic inexperienced iPod Put a match to b instigate with 80GB of music whenever he has WiFi access? The how-to article at DeviceGuru.com explains (more…)

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