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Did Carl Sagan know something? Not sure if this is the right forum? This post is NOT about crop circles though it may appear so at first. Please read all three posts. Below is Chilbolton (UK) radio telescope. Above it you can see a crop formation. One year after the formation in the picture above another formation appeared in the same field. jump on opportunities Over 580 candles sold in 40 days! 225 supporters joined in the value of handicraft made ??in Italy! FAMO crowdfunding € 5,233 for the magazine dedicated to the undeground italian talents € 10,675 for the first work of Street Art made possible thanks to crowdfunding! homeos It is no secret that homes are ever-increasing hotbeds of new technology such as set-top boxes, game consoles, wireless routers, home automation devices, tablets, smart phones, and security cameras. This innovation is breeding heterogeneity and complexity that frustrates even technically-savvy users’ attempts to improve day-to-day life by implementing functionality that uses these devices in combination. For instance, it is impossible for most users to view video captured by their security camera on their smartphone when they are not at home. Heterogeneity across devices and across homes also makes it difficult to develop applications that solve these problems in a way that work across a range of homes. To simplify the management of technology and to simplify the development of applications in the home, we are developing an "operating system" for the home. HomeOS provides a centralized, holistic control of devices in the home.

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Photosynthesis Fuel Company Gets a Large Investment Green tea: Joule Energy’s SolarConverter turns carbon dioxide and sunlight into ethanol fuel at a pilot plant in Leander, Texas. Joule Unlimited, a startup based in Bedford, Massachusetts, has received $70 million to commercialize technology that uses microörganisms to turn sunlight and carbon dioxide into liquid fuel. The company claims that its genetically engineered bacteria will eventually be able to produce ethanol for as little as $1.23 a gallon or diesel fuel for $1.19 a gallon, less than half the current cost of both fossil fuels and existing biofuels.

Equity Campaigns APPEDU – We Guide, You Lead Our company motto, “We Guide, You Lead”, presents our aim at breeding the excellence through providing a comprehensive environment of teaching experts with the appropriate tools and materials, guiding our students throughout the learning process, and becoming the leader of their bright future…. 10% Funded US$150,000.00 Funded Mobexo – for Investors The mobile payment company that wants you to forget about payments Data Distribution Service (DDS) Imagine a world where cars are able to navigate safely to their destinations and find parking without a driver; where patient monitoring systems are smartly integrated to provide error-free alerts and doctors are able to keep track of homebound patients’ health. This world is no longer a vision of some distant future or a science fiction movie. Every day more and more devices are becoming connected allowing smart machines and systems to perform functions that were not possible before.

SEO Success Story: How A Tiny Advisory Firm Hit It Big On The Web SEO Success Story: Meridian Financial Advisors LLC Note: This case study was originally written in October 2012 and updated in March 2013 to show the continued improvement. As of March 2013, Meridian Financial Advisors is receiving over $1,500 worth of leads from search engines each month. Firm Name: Meridian Financial Advisors LLC Firm Type: Fee-Only Registered Investment Advisor City: Holliston, MA (Boston metro area) AUM: $26 Million Total cost of Search Engine Optimization (SEO) services: $2,150 initial cost + $1,500 follow-up hourly support package= $3,650 Update: Meridian also signed up for an annual retainer in March 2013 for $800/quarter.

The 50 Most Well-Liked CEOs In The U.S. You’ve probably heard that people quit their bosses, not necessarily their jobs. Indeed, a Gallup survey found that about 50% of 7,200 adults claim to have left their position because they couldn’t deal with their manager. An immediate supervisor may have an impact on the day-to-day work, but the company’s CEO is leading the charge, especially at a larger firm. Yet according to employees at large organizations (1,000-plus staff) they have just as much impact as the manager who’s right across the hall. Some CEOs are terrific at boosting engagement and loyalty. Others, not so much.

Airborne robot swarms are making complex moves (w/ video) ( -- The GRASP Lab at the University of Pennsylvania this week released a video that shows their new look in GRASP Lab robotic flying devices. They are now showing flying devices with more complex behavior than before, in a fleet of flying devices that move in packs, navigate spaces with obstacles, flip over and retain position, and carry out formation flying, The researchers have cut down these robotic creature-like drones to small size to what they call “nano-quadrotors.” The video shows them in action: not just engaged in formation flying, but also creating an impressive looking figure-eight pattern. The video says as much about the GRASP Lab as the flying machines, in that the GRASP Labs seems intent on raising the bar on what robot swarms can achieve. Unfortunately, the video released is scant on technical detail.

Village X: The World's First Completely Transparent Mobile Giving Experience Help build our Store to Village (S2V) System to facilitate micro donations while shopping and live updates of impact on the ground, all by phone. Like to give to worthy causes while shopping but lack assurances that it's actually having a positive impact? We designed our patent-pending Store to Village (S2V) System to direct mobile donations of shoppers to grassroots projects and to provide live mobile updates showing exactly how the money was used. We call it the BUY GIVE SEE experience, and, if you provide a one-time, start-up contribution to finish the System, we can bring it to the masses. Once it's complete and goes live in Fall 2014, it will be free for everyone to use. Background

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