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Hasnain says:

Interesting to see a company that made its money by copying off others now have to resort to suing companies that are copying it.

Posted on 2011-06-16T22:12:57+0000

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Lewin gives final lecture In emotional goodbye, physics prof. wows 26-100 - The Tech

With a crown of tousled grey hair on his head, a shroud of rainbow-stripes on his shoulders, and a large plastic fuchsia ring twisting around his left middle finger, legendary physics professor Walter H. G. Lewin set down his piece of dull yellow chalk for the last time, marking the completion of hi

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The Veiled Muslim Bogeygirl - Bikya Masr

I understand that “we’re” very much a novelty here. And I understand that our presence here is extremely important to break the stereotypes, misconceptions, prejudices, etc etc against veiled women. I am extremely grateful to the Anna Lindh Foundation for granting me the amazing opportunity of

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Doorbell that tricks burglars into thinking you're home invented by schoolboy Laurence Rook, 13

Smart Bell, designed by Laurence Rook, dials the homeowner's mobile phone when pressed, allowing them to talk to whoever is outside their front door.

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A new way to make lighter, stronger steel -- in a flash

A Detroit entrepreneur surprised university engineers here recently, when he invented a heat-treatment that makes steel 7 percent stronger than any steel on record in less than 10 seconds.

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Hasnain says:

It's interesting to see that even in such a developed field as steel making; an amateur can come along and make such big improvements in the process. (7 percent stronger; made in less than 10 seconds, compared to an average of a few hours to days for other steels).

Posted on 2011-06-12T10:21:51+0000

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Voyagers ride 'magnetic bubbles'

Humankind's most distant emissaries are flying through a turbulent sea of magnetism as they seek to break free of our Solar System.

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The Sun lets loose a HUGE explosion | Bad Astronomy | Discover Magazine

Astronomy | Early this morning, the Sun erupted with an explosion I can only describe as ginormous. We're in no danger from it, but the size and scope of this thing are sim

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THE FIFTY-NINE-STORY CRISIS, The New Yorker, 5/29/95, pp 45-53

ON a warm June day in 1978, William J. LeMessurier, one of the nation's leading structural engineers, received a phone call at his headquarters, in Cambridge, Massachusetts, from an engineering student in New Jersey. The young man, whose name has been lost in the swirl of subsequent events, said tha

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CS 525, Spring 2011 : Course Schedule

Pastry: scalable, distributed object location and routing for large-scale peer-to-peer systems, A. Rowstron et al, Middleware 2001.

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