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Photo of the Day: #YourShot member Hiroki Inoue captured this image of a fox coming out to enjoy the sun after days of cold in Japan's Shiretoko National Park. #photography
A fox lifts its head to sun in Hokkaido, Japan, in this National Geographic Photo of the Day.
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In this case, the cake was certainly a lie. [via]
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Gotta love it.  Glad to see someone else entering the market here.  https://boingboing.net/2015/12/21/the-kid-who-unlocked-the-iphon.html
In 2007, 17-year-old George Hotz became the first person to carrier-unlock an iPhone. Two years later, he was the first person to break the security on the Sony Playstation. This year, Hotz unveile...
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Now NASA has hailed a space taxi from SpaceX as well as Boeing. Who'll go first?
NASA orders up its first mission from SpaceX to carry astronauts to the International Space Station, six months after placing a similar order with Boeing.
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Ever wonder where to buy your music so that the artist you love gets the most cash from the online sale?  It appears Bandcamp may be the answer:  http://www.theguardian.com/technology/2015/apr/03/how-much-musicians-make-spotify-itunes-youtube

and just for fun, here's a band I'm loving at the moment:
https://saintseneca.bandcamp.com/

especially their older album (I have to listen to the new one):
https://saintseneca.bandcamp.com/album/dark-arc
Plus Tidal, Deezer, Rhapsody, Beats Music, Google Play and other digital services, as Information Is Beautiful updates its 2010 infographic
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I completely agree!  I have no idea why this isn't rolling out to most hospitals!  The tech is a bit old also- I think about 5 years.  I'd have to do some digging to find out, but it's been around a bit.
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David Bowie has died after a battle with cancer, his rep confirmed to The Hollywood Reporter. He was 69.
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Terahertz near-field microscopy below 30nm spatial resolution
http://www.neaspec.com/application/terahertz-near-field-microscopy-below-30nm-spatial-resolution/ Due
to their long wavelengths, terahertz radiation runs into difficulties when
detecting extremely small structures. However, by combining terahertz radiation
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http://www.neaspec.com/application/terahertz-near-field-microscopy-below-30nm-spatial-resolution/ Due to their long wavelengths, terahertz radiation runs into difficulties when detecting extremely small structures. However, ...
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Real time video of extremely strong Aurora Borealis in Iceland 27 August 2015, shot with Sony a7s and Sony 24-70.
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Graduate Student in Materials Science and Engineering, studied both polymer science (synthesis of nanoparticle thermosetting resins) and optoelectronics (chalcopyrites for photovoltaics)
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  • Graduate Student in Materials Science and Engineering, studied both polymer science (synthesis of nanoparticle thermosetting resins) and optoelectronics (chalcopyrites for photovoltaics), present
  • Frederick Seitz Materials Research Laboratory, UIUC - Microfabrication Facility Laboratory Technician
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Esoteric Pipe-smoking Graduate Student
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I'm a doctoral candidate at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in the field of Materials Science and Engineering.  My PhD thesis is focused on the study of a single grain-boundary in Copper Indium Diselenide (CIS, CIGS).  It is my opinion that the study of grain-boundaries in this difficult to understand material will be critical to improving device properties in the coming years.  For some reason, grainboundaries in CI(G)S are unimportant to device properties.  By understanding why this is, we may be able to tailor boundaries to exploit this strange occurance, ultimately increasing solar cell efficiency.

I tinker, I wrench, and I am an inventor at heart.  The world is too interesting not to explore it.  I love bringing together concepts to solve complex problems.
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I survived a 92° wedding! In my research, I developed a fancy interfacial polymerization method to produce nanopowder thermosets and built an iPVD system for nanostructured solar cell films. As a kid, I won a national NASA/NSTA competition- it's so long ago, I feel bad putting that on anything other than my G+ profile.
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Fair warning. We purchased some La Brea bread today from Schnuck's in Urbana, and the bread was clearly re-labelled two days later. It's clearly old bread and moving towards stale bread. We are shocked by this practice. It's very clear that the bread was re-marked with a future date, and we've contacted corporate Schnucks about this.
Quality: Poor - FairAppeal: GoodService: Good
Public - 3 years ago
reviewed 3 years ago
Jon's truly is a world-class pipe-shop. Every place I travel to, I try to visit the local tobacconists. They're all dying out, or turning into almost pure cigar shops. [That is if you find a real pipe shop, and not a head-shop that sells portable scales and incense.] Jon's is amazing. They have an insane selection of pipes. There's a reason one of the world's best pipe-makers (The Danish Former) visits Jon's first thing upon coming to the U.S. If you can't find a nice new pipe you like, dip into the estate pipe drawers. There's always a pipe you'll love from $25 all the way up to $200+ in the estates. They're one of the few shops I've ever found that have most major well known pipe tobacco blenders on hand to sample and sell by the oz. (from bulk). They even have the St. Germain's in bulk! Almost unheard of. Couple oz's of Penzance, no problem. So, for pipes, you can't go wrong. But, it doesn't end there... they have walls of cigars kept in their humidor, from the $1 to the $25+, and are very knowledgeable with these as well. Heck, they even sell Hookah tobacco and nasal snuff if that's more your style. Don't let the single aisle put you off, it's not airy because they have so much stock on hand, I much prefer to have to elbow my way through amazing tobaccos and pipes than sit in a swanky chair at a place without this selection. So far they're tops in my books, and everyone coming into town is sure to stop in when they visit, there's a reason why! But, don't trust me, go see for yourself.
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