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For the first time, a person in the US has died of complications related to the Zika virus, CNBC reports. Puerto Rico's health secretary announced today that a 70-year-old man with Zika died in...
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According to Astro Teller, the Google self-driving car is "close to graduating from X." Parsing out the meaning of that string of words is a little complicated, but basically it means that Alphabet...
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The steelmaker is asking a U.S. agency to investigate its claims that the Chinese government not only dumps steel at unfair prices, but also uses computer hackers to steal intellectual property.
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The fact that they are using the phrase "cyber stealth" may be indicative of the root cause.
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Company has quietly tested Mars landing techniques with its first stage returns.
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Let's hope that at "new" Microsoft, these research projects make their way to the public. Very exciting to see. 
Reading and writing are a bit of a chore, but it keeps data safe for thousands of years.
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Alphabet Inc's Google unit (GOOGL.O), Ford Motor Co (F.N), the ride-sharing service Uber [UBER.UL] and two other companies said on Tuesday they are forming a coalition to push for federal action to help speed self-driving cars to market.
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Wrightspeed, a San Jose, California-based company, sells heavy-duty electric motors that can move oversized buses, delivery vans, and even garbage truck more efficiently, with less fuel and much less noise.
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Workers at the yogurt-maker got a potential windfall when the company said it would give them shares that could be worth up to 10 percent of the firm. It reflects a rising trend in employee ownership.
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Google will be the official live stream provider at the Republican National Convention, the company confirmed to Politico this week. The search giant will also provide virtual reality tools and...
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SpaceX has been awarded an $87.2 million contract from the US Air Force to launch a military GPS satellite in May 2018, Space News reports. It will be the first national security launch SpaceX...
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In a bid to enhance security ahead of the city hosting a pair of major sporting events this summer, police in Paris are looking for a near-silent drone that can be used for surveillance operations at night.
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Charter and Comcast set to control 70% of high-speed Internet connections.
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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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The next epidemic, brought to you by the US government
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This single-celled bug has the world's most extraordinary eye
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It doesn't even have a brain, but a type of plankton seems to use the smallest camera-like eye to catch nearly invisible prey using polarise

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'Chain reaction' spreads gene through insects
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"Gene drive" technique could fight insect-borne disease, but some call for safeguards

Colorado Lawmakers Set Stage for Equity Crowdfunding | Xconomy
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CIA-Backed VC Firm Invests in Voxel8’s 3D Printer for Electronics | Xconomy
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Startups making 3D printers have electrified the tech industry. Just ask Voxel8, a Boston-based startup that makes what it says is the first

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Feds to Back Wearable Tech Startups With New Accelerator Program | Xconomy
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The latest entrant into the startup accelerator and wearable-technologies games? It’s the Department of Homeland Security. The DHS announced

Echodyne Targets Drones, Self-Driving Cars with Metamaterials Radar | Xc...
www.xconomy.com

Echodyne, a secretive Seattle-area startup company backed by investors including Bill Gates and Paul Allen, is developing a novel, high-perf

With New Robot, Rodney Brooks and Rethink Are Thinking International | X...
www.xconomy.com

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The Best of “Broad City” on the Web - The New Yorker
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In this week’s magazine, Emily Nussbaum reviews Comedy Central’s new series “Broad City,” a raunchy, crackpot portrayal of millennial slacke

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

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