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This is really important. Hopefully local energy storage and grid company restructuring will ultimately fix it. 
The solar financier and installer chaired by Elon Musk, SolarCity, has filed a lawsuit in Arizona federal court claiming that the Arizona utility Salt River Project is using anti-competitive practices to maintain a monopoly around energy and solar power and unfairly block competition. Last week the board of directors of Salt River Project approved a…
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All of the blog posts written by Randy Olson.
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Virtual reality could be the next big platform, and it is drawing some big names to match. Oculus confirmed today it has hired Mary Lou Jepsen, the former head of the display division at secretive hardware laboratory Google X. An Oculus spokesperson declined to say what Jepsen’s role will be. Jepsen’s LinkedIn page states she…
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Inside Google's wildly ambitious internet balloon project: http://youtu.be/OFGW2sZsUiQ
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Waze is already enormously popular with everyday consumers; that's one of the reasons Google purchased the turn-by-turn navigation app in 2013. But now, Waze could become one of the first apps...
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Vigilant Solutions' 2.2B record license plate reader database hits Big Apple.
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The Community season six premiere is just around the corner. Here is your opportunity for a sneak peak of the show coming exclusively to Yahoo Screen on March 17th. Pop pop!
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At Mobile World Congress on Monday Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg took the stage with three executives from carriers in developing countries to talk about the progress of Internet.org and its attempts to connect the world’s unconnected with free Facebook use. You would expect this kind of thing to be a rather boring affair with Internet.org operators…
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"Good news," says Katelin Jabbari, Google X’s communications chief. "It’s about to explode." We’re several hundred feet in the air, inching our way along a wooden walkway tucked high into the...
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I've been struggling to write about last week's historic net neutrality vote for a few days now. I've already written so much about the subject that finally seeing the vote to reclassify broadband...
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To keep DNA profile private, we must live in a "hermetically sealed hazmat suit."
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Encrypted storage will only be required in "future versions of Android."
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Well, I guess trusting Google with one more piece of my identity couldn't hurt.
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So...I'm a fan of this whole "science and technology" thing the kids are into these days...

Google already delivers a sweet cornucopia of content to me via Reader, so why not take the extra leap and actively network with the content-creators?

I've given up the pretense of anonymity (as implied by being on Google+), so if you happen to care enough enough about things I say in public or otherwise to get rip-snorting disgruntled, please-
-remember, bigger fish to fry than one individual. 
I guess what I'm saying is, don't be that guy. I'm not worth your effort.

Hopefully, this effort all amounts to creating interesting conversations between previous strangers...which I suppose might be one of the points of Google+.

Anyways. This is it, folks.

Student, 
aspiring scientist/educator, 
blog reader>>writer,
open source fan of collaboration,
future genome writer,

Thomas.
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I've managed to increase global entropy consistently, with no sick days.
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  • Central Connecticut State University
    Biomolecular Science, present
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Pixar and Google Employees Are Vaccinating Their Kids, Say Pixar and Goo...
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Last week we published an investigation into the vaccination rates at day care facilities associated with Bay Area technology companies. Of

Boston Is Partnering With Waze to Make Its Roads Less of a Nightmare | W...
www.wired.com

Boston is working with Waze to help drivers untangle its famously tangled streets.

Lawns v oysters
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BALANCING on an inflatable ring in a river is not easy. Balancing a cooler full of beer at the same time is only for experts—many of whom ca

Caterpillars from China's Rain Forest | WIRED
www.wired.com

China has a rainforest with very cool caterpillars.

ProtoCycler: Free, Sustainable 3D Printer Filament
www.indiegogo.com

Recycle desktop 3D printer filament with the push of a button. Safe, fast, efficient and easy!

After $90M Funding Round, Hampton Creek Aims Its Simulated Egg at Asia |...
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Inside a small building on the edge of San Francisco’s South-of-Market district—the old industrial area that’s now home to so many new-age s

The Problem with G.M.O. Labels - The New Yorker
www.newyorker.com

G.M.O. labels may be a political necessity, but they make no scientific sense.

European Science’s Great Leap Backward - The New Yorker
www.newyorker.com

Scientific achievement has become a questionable priority in both Europe and the United States. Increasingly, we express contempt for the id

The Lyme Wars - The New Yorker
www.newyorker.com

Kaleigh Ahern was twelve years old when a tick bit her. She noticed it “perched” on her shoulder when she was taking a shower one morning. “

Drones and virtual reality headsets are a delicious combination
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We got a drone's-eye-view of flight with the new Parrot Bebop.

Earth View from Google Maps
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Earth View displays a beautiful and unique Satellite image from Google Maps every time you open a new tab.

These Scientists Are Training Computers to Help Farmers Save Their Crops...
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Can’t for the life of you figure out what those white spots on your squash plants are? A new app called PlantVillage may be able to help.

White House Actions on Antibiotic Resistance: Big Steps, Plus Disappoint...
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The United States government proposed several important steps last week that, if accomplished, will significantly change how this country at

USDA: Chicken Processed in China Can be Sold in the US Without Labels to...
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Catching up to this news, which dropped quietly just before the holiday weekend: In a first, the US Department of Agriculture has given perm

GoPro's New Cameras Sport Better 4K Features, Low-Light Shooting | WIRED
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Go Pro has announced three new cameras: the new 4K flagship Hero4 Black, the new Hero4 Silver with a touchscreen, and a new entry-level Hero

No One Tweets Like the Japanese, and That Was a Huge Problem for Twitter...
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Twitter engineer Mazdak Hashemi says the Japanese tweet like no one else on earth.

A Google Site Meant to Protect You Is Helping Hackers Attack You | Threa...
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Before companies like Microsoft and Apple release new software, the code is reviewed and tested to ensure it works as planned and to find an

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