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I'd rather see Tesla Motors refine the lower end of the market to mainstream this stuff:

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I saw this shared by +NATURE ☼ was transfixed by how it looks just like how signals propagate in the nervous system of the human body! Talk about Gaia!

Much more about neurons! (I've been enamored with biological computing since my senior year of college). :-)

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Terrifying or awesome? You decide.

Google+ feature request: Integrate with Twitter and Facebook and make them circles by default. Then I can choose to share posts within G+ or outside to Twitter and FB, or I can view FB and Twitter activity streams here too. Google+ becomes my social hub rather than another (unwanted) place to check activity.

Some amazing stats about Thomas Jefferson:

At 5, began studying under his cousins tutor.
At 9, studied Latin, Greek and French.
At 14, studied classical literature and additional languages.
At 16, entered the College of William and Mary.
At 19, studied Law for 5 years starting under George Wythe.
At 23, started his own law practice.
At 25, was elected to the Virginia House of Burgesses.
At 31, wrote the widely circulated "Summary View of the Rights of British America" and retired from his law practice.
At 32, was a Delegate to the Second Continental Congress.
At 33, wrote the Declaration of Independence ...
At 33, took three years to revise Virginia ’s legal code and wrote a Public Education bill and a statute for Religious Freedom.
At 36, was elected the second Governor of Virginia succeeding Patrick Henry.
At 40, served in Congress for two years.
At 41, was the American minister to France and negotiated commercial treaties with European nations along with Ben Franklin and John Adams.
At 46, served as the first Secretary of State under George Washington.
At 53, served as Vice President and was elected president of the American Philosophical Society.
At 55, drafted the Kentucky Resolutions and became the active head of Republican Party.
At 57, was elected the third president of the United States ...
At 60, obtained the Louisiana Purchase doubling the nation’s size.
At 61, was elected to a second term as President.
At 65, retired to Monticello ...
At 80, helped President Monroe shape the Monroe Doctrine.
At 81, almost single-handedly created the University of Virginia and served as its first president.
At 83, died on the 50th anniversary of the Signing of the Declaration of Independence.

John F. Kennedy held a dinner in the white House for a group of the brightest minds in the nation at that time. He made this statement:
"This is perhaps the assembly of the most intelligence ever to gather at one time in the White House with the exception of when Thomas Jefferson dined alone."

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Really cool interactive ad... type stuff into that box!

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Tons of great quotes in this article:

"The first decade of the 21st century was a crazy bookend to the twentieth, opening with a second Pearl Harbor and ending with a second Great Crash, with a second Vietnam wedged in between."

"If the social order comes to seem unjust to large numbers of people, what happens next will make Occupy Wall Street look like a street fair."

And a refreshing, honest look at the Republican party. Interesting read:
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