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It's a day to celebrate the mark that Eileen Collins made in space history:
February is usually a dark time for space anniversaries, due to the 2003 loss of the shuttle Columbia and its crew, but this particular Tuesday in February b...
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Gogo issues fake certs, does man in the middle attacks.
Taking a Flight? You May Want to Not use the In-Flight Internet
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Very good point, +Will Hill .  It appears to be just filled in with a standard fill tool.
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This worries me... I have one major question- Why don't they have an epipen handy for this child?  I also wonder if this might not be a case of neglect?  Was the child ever tested for allergies?  The mother makes comments like: "Usually I can get it calmed down" etc... what does she mean?  Then, the child is able to talk, but the comment of: "Her throat started to swell up so badly we had to call 911" - classic case of anaphylactic reaction... why oh why did these people not have an epinephrine pen handy?!  [and shame on the FDA for not having Epinephrine OTC by now and at all hotels etc.]

http://fox40.com/2014/12/12/mysterious-allergic-reaction-kills-roseville-girl-during-hawaii-trip/?hpt=us_bn10
ROSEVILLE- A Roseville family is grieving this holiday season after their 11-year-old daughter died during a Thanksgiving trip to Hawaii. Paige had an unknown allergic reaction that put her in a co...
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NATURE.com Former Director's AMA...

Open access anyone?  Some of this discussion was very frustrating... especially the one where it is assumed that the costs for publishing can be spread across the general public. 

http://www.reddit.com/r/science/comments/2oyv0y/science_ama_series_im_timo_hannay_former_director/

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Interesting Infographic!!  https://podio.com/site/creative-routines
Discover how some of the world’s greatest minds organized their daily routines. We delved into their diaries and other documents to see how they worked, slept and exercised their way to success.
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Wow... read at least the information regarding when "Stingrays" for cell snooping are deemed warantless and legal:

http://arstechnica.com/tech-policy/2015/01/fbi-says-search-warrants-not-needed-to-use-stringrays-in-public-places/
Feds' position on decoy cell-site towers continues anti-privacy theme.
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"You think too much" kinda link
A propensity to worry indicates a strong ability to consider the past and future in precise detail, perhaps explaining why worriers also tend to be more intelligent.
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Phone's epaper side can display information constantly at a fraction of the expense to your battery that the LED uses (like with a tablet). Its a tablet on one side and ereader on the other.
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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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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 - a year ago
reviewed a year 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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