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Deep brain stimulation has shown promise in treating conditions such as Parkinson's disease.
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We’ve got some big news to share as we announce today that we have agreed to join forces with Luxottica. The Luxottica Group is a leader in premium, luxury and sports eyewear with over 5,000 optical and sun retail stores in the US and has a strong, well-balanced brand portfolio that includes Ray-Ban, Oakley, Vogue-Eyewear, Persol, Oliver Peoples, Alain Mikli and Arnette.

When the first eyeglasses appeared in the 13th century, they took off and over the next 700 years, they evolved over and over, with the first bifocals appearing in the 18th century, and the monocle and sunglasses shortly after. Nowadays, glasses are global phenomenon – a reflection of both function and fashion. 

We see Glass as the next chapter in this long story. Light, simple and modular, Glass introduces new functionality as your glasses get smarter – but bringing your own style to Glass is just as important. Earlier this year, we launched the Titanium Collection, designed by the Glass team. Between frames, shades, and colors, there are over 40 different ways for Explorers to make Glass their own today… but that’s not enough.

Luxottica understands how to build, distribute and sell great products that their clients and consumers love – something we care deeply about at Glass, too. They’ll bring design and manufacturing expertise to the mix, and, together, we’ll bring even more Glass style choices to our Explorers. In addition, Luxottica’s retail and wholesale distribution channels will serve us well when we make Glass available to more people down the road.

You’re not going to see Glass on your favorite Oakleys or Ray-Bans tomorrow, but today marks the start of a new chapter in Glass’s design. Excited? Because we definitely are.
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"An attack that severely crippled the US cattle industry, for instance, would be sure to result in a major increase in demand, and corresponding price rise, for the products of the country's major beef and milk competitors. An astute terrorist could take advantage of this by simply investing in appropriate stock [cattle industry futures] before carrying out an assault. " Would this really be economically feasible without triggering red flags? Would the market notice a rush of futures purchases (prior to an attack) and compensate accordingly? Also, note the ease by which we can swap in the term "state sponsored terrorism". 
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Today we’ve invited 34 cities in nine metro areas around the U.S. to work with us to explore what it would take to bring them +Google Fiber. In the coming months, we'll work with each city's leaders on a joint planning process to map out a Google Fiber network in detail and assess potential challenges to bringing 100x faster Internet to these communities. We aim to provide updates about which of these cities will be getting Google Fiber at the end of the year. Learn more:
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Wish Richmond, VA would work with them.
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This was a fun what-if exercise.
Ars investigates what Google would hope to accomplish with an MVNO service.
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+Thomas Ortiz I haven't been following Indian efforts closely, just whatever random story comes my way here and there. I don't have any links saved.
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Granted, my familiarity with (patent) law is vanishingly small, but biology is certainly wheelhouse adjacent. How can this possibly be a valid patent after Association for Molecular Pathology v. Myriad Genetics?! They don't even describe novel mutations or methods; telomerase is not a human innovation!
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Works for me for shortened URLs in tweets, and elsewhere. Simple UI, and easy to ignore when needed. What more is there to say? Solid product.
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Hmn, I'm also a fan of Google's link shortnener, but note that LongURL is sort of the opposite. :)
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Well, I guess trusting Google with one more piece of my identity couldn't hurt.
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.

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

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I've managed to increase global entropy consistently, with no sick days.
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LongURL replace shortened links using LongURL API !

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