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Holiday Greetings From People in Space

December 25, 2010

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Sacramento’s K Street to get new look in 2011

December 25, 2010

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According to an article by Jennifer Smith  K street in Sacramento will be getting a major nightlife boost. A San Francisco nightclub operator is going to open a complex of three venues in mid January. “Pizza Rock features a Sistine Chapel-style painted ceiling celebrating rock, while a real Peterbuilt truck appears to come crashing through […]

Science news highlights of 2010

December 25, 2010

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2010 was a year dominated by the repercussions of the Deepwater Horizon accident, which caused the biggest ever release of oil into the ocean. In the world of research, we were introduced to “Synthia”, the first life form with synthetic DNA, and “X-woman”, a new member of the human family tree. BBC science reporter Paul […]

New solar fuel machine ‘mimics plant life’

December 25, 2010

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A prototype solar device has been unveiled which mimics plant life, turning the Sun’s energy into fuel. The machine uses the Sun’s rays and a metal oxide called ceria to break down carbon dioxide or water into fuels which can be stored and transported. Conventional photovoltaic panels must use the electricity they generate in situ, […]

Skype finally bringing video calling to iPhone 4, others?

December 25, 2010

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So let us set this up for you: Skype has been telling everyone that it’ll be making a “series of video-related announcements” at CES next month… and it’s participating in a panel called “Video Calling Gets Ready for Primetime,” so yeah, needless to say, we’d have to guess that Skype’s finally getting ready to enter […]