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I recently became a feature writer at for the science/tech books section. We are bound to see the deeper impact of the Android and the iPhone this year. And the biggest advertising company in the world today is none other than Google itself. The proven efficiency of the PageRank in getting relevant results engendered a new habit of mind—the perception that if it does not show on Google’s result pages it probably does not exist.” This of course is far from true.sci tech

Though the first edition of the iPhone did not, officially, accept third-party applications, Apple had announced toward the end of last year that this would change. I had recently been playing around with ideas for how to incorporate recycled toilet paper rolls in an art project.

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Dias believes this kind of relationship benefits both partners: university staff and students learn about the real needs of the world’s poor, while communities gain skills and access to technology. People like Michael Collins of the Naval Research Laboratory spend years of their lives searching for the birds.

After putting the pages and the cover together I set it up on drill press and drilled holes for the string to pass through for the binding. Changes in communication technology are invariably accompanied by concerns about language, explains Crystal. Whereas it dulls the value of reputed content providers (by serving as almost the ultimate gateway to their content), it affords a lifeline to hobbyist and amateur content providers by making them available to Google users.sci tech

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But, somehow they got it to work and produces the attractive curved shape shown in the middle of figure 3. Figure three also shows the origami pyramid. Over the past five years, handsets have been reduced to commodities, most often offered free, that serve only as conduits for mobile-carrier services.sci techsci tech

I must have at least a dozen more branches of suitable dimensions for some pretty cool walking sticks. It is good news—for now—that Google is pushing major newspapers to open up their vaults. Not being in an overly ambitious mood, I made a simple triangle out of a square piece of paper (Figure 1). Big whoop.

Well I have been into providing manipulative brain teaser puzzles for the kids in my math classes, so I though it would be good to add to my puzzle collection. The mobile phone industry may be in for a paradigm shift in 2008. While …

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In September 2004, Microsoft released in Thailand a low-price, ‘watered down’ version of its Windows operating system, named Starter Edition. I had previously stashed away some materials with which to make one, so today is the day I begin. One that works is at Minds in Bloom That’s where I saw how to make the seven shapes.sci tech

Today I tried to paint the seven pieces of the Soma Cube. It was a tweet from Make Magazine that got me interested. The advertising revenues are shared between the content provider, on whose site the ad link appears, and Google. Baird, along with colleagues and volunteers, has been studying these animals since 1999, and every season spent in the islands has brought new knowledge of the individual species and the ecosystems they influence and inhabit.

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But, interesting enough to make me think something along these lines, done in more vibrant colors with acrylic paint, would work well for the toilet paper roll piece I had in mind (more on that later). In doing this they seek to continue to figure favorably—that is, among the top results— on result pages of search engines and hence more readers to their articles and Web site.sci tech

Plans to build a large floating experimental wind farm off the coast of Fukushima prefecture, which was hit by a nuclear disaster last year, a report said Tuesday. Its revenues for this year are expected to be $11.5 billion—up 58{b2ad4701019a2d48c4572069af24a4bdc560ed22d15daf1c3e71cbb64cb01f7f} from last year’s. A chop saw might work, but I don’t have a chop saw.sci tech

Google’s predominance thus promotes a culture that venerates the amateur and distrusts the professional” as Nicholas Carr, former senior editor of the Harvard Business Review, wrote in a …