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Lives in Nappanee, IN, USA
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Benjen Stark
Game of Thrones Fanfic

You might remember Benjen Stark, brother of Robert Stark, from Game of Thrones; but if you hadn't, you wouldn't be alone.  The character, so far, has had three purposes in the story line:  act as motivation for John Snow to take the black, to venture out past the wall, and to get lost.

There aren't any spoilers in this short video, mostly because Benjen Stark hasn't yet done anything in the canon, but it's an interesting look into the possibility of another character story that hasn't yet been told by George R. R. Martin.
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Put a cable company guy in charge of the FCC and what do you get?
Planned new rules would allow an Internet provider to negotiate separately with content companies and charge them for priority service.
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Yeah the last one is one of my pet peeves to.
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Sometimes virtual reality is too real:  http://on.mash.to/1h9xq4q 
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This image shows every known asteroid that could potentially hit earth and destroy life as we know it. Enough said really. Go NASA (and all the other space agencies out there for that matter). #Science
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The negative social, physical and mental health effects of childhood bullying are still evident nearly 40 years later, according to new research. The study is the first to look at the effects of bullying beyond early adulthood. Just over a quarter of children in the study (28%) had been bullied occasionally, and 15% bullied frequently -- similar to rates in the UK today. Individuals who were bullied in childhood were more likely to have poorer ph...
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Growing Batteries

My dream: to be able to drive a virus-powered car. — Angela Belcher

Inspired by an abalone shell, Angela Belcher programmes viruses to make elegant nanoscale structures that humans can use. Selecting for high-performing genes through directed evolution, Belcher has produced viruses that can construct powerful new batteries, clean hydrogen fuels and record-breaking solar cells.

As head of the Biomolecular Materials Group at MIT, Belcher brings together the fields of materials chemistry, electrical engineering and molecular biology to engineer viruses that can create batteries and clean energy sources.

Scientists at MIT used the viruses to build both the positively and negatively charged ends of a battery, the cathode and anode, the journal Science reports. Essentially, a battery turns chemical energy into electrochemical energy when an electron flow passes from the negative end to the positive end through a conductive chemical, the electrolyte. Researchers constructed a lithium-ion battery, similar to those used in millions of devices, but one which uses genetically engineered viruses to create the negatively charged anode and positively charged cathode. The virus is a so-called common bacteriophage which infects bacteria and is harmless to humans.

MIT scientists manipulated genes inside a virus that coaxed the particles to grow and self-assemble to form a nanowire anode one-tenth the width of a human hair. The microbes are encouraged to collect exotic materials - cobalt oxide and gold - and because the particles are negatively charged, they can be formed into a dense, virus-loaded film which acts as an anode and "grows" on a polymer separator.

Article Link: http://www.bbc.com/future/story/20120626-using-nature-to-grow-batteries

Further reading: http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/technology/7977585.stm

Additonal source: http://inhabitat.com/mit-develops-virus-powered-car-battery/

Picture credits: jayfnelson.wordpress.com and worldsciencefestival.com

#science #scienceeveryday #virus #bioengineering #battery #greentech #sustainability #genetics #virology  
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Warsaw, IN, USA - Leesburg, IN, USA - Tippecanoe, IN, USA - West Lafayette, IN, USA
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I don't add everyone who adds me to their circle. We only have a limited number of people/pages we can circle and not everyone who follows me has posts that interest me, hell some of you don't have any posts at all. I also don't sort my posts, so if you can deal with that great; if not, you probably don't want to circle me. I have more than one topic of interest and I assume other people do as well.

I like:
  • my husband (ok I love him)
  • computers
  • gaming
  • reading/writing
  • RPGs
  • LOTRO
  • LOTRO UI modding
  • MMOs: LOTRO, SWTOR, Champions, STO, Guild Wars 2
  • Star Trek
  • Star Wars
  • Science Fiction/Horror/Fantasy
  • science
  • nature
  • comparative religions/philosophies
  • horses
  • wolves
  • TV shows: Warehouse 13, Continuum, Being Human (both versions), Arrow, Supernatural, Vampire Diaries, Grimm, Walking Dead, Lost Girl, True Blood, Game of Thrones, Once Upon a Time
  • Old TV shows: Alphas, Sanctuary, Stargate, Farscape, Star Trek (TOS, TNG, DS9), Babylon 5, Moonlight, Blood Ties, Forever Knight, Friday the 13th the Series, Kyle XY, Smallville, Secret Circle, The Nine Lives of Chloe King, Battlestar Galactica (old and new), Eureka, Legend of the Seeker, Dresden Files
I dislike:
  • GMOs (some are OK, but in general I don't think enough research has been done to prove they are safe.)
  • High Fructose Corn Syrup and other artificial sweeteners
  • people jamming their religion down my throat (a discussion is fine; telling me I'm going to hell because I don't believe as you do, is not acceptable.)
  • racism/sexism/bigotry
  • political parties
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Kalex, Kerry Amburgy, Kagero, Kaiodan, Imayo, Melaeriel