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Wall of Silence - Women's Aid This November Avon UK and GLAMOUR magazine teamed up to launch the Wall Of Silence, a campaign created by GLAMOUR reader Charli Bailey who took up the magazine's challenge to its readers to create a campaign for Women's Aid and Refuge. The Wall Of Silence is made up of real people who have posted "shhh" selfies tagged #wallofsilence on Instagram, Twitter, Facebook or uploaded them directly to the site. It has also been supported by some of Women's Aid's celebrity supporters, including Ambassadors Jahmene Douglas and Charlie Webster (below). "As a survivor myself, I know how hard it is to open up," says creator Charli. Between November 3 and December 10, Avon will donate £1 to Women's Aid and Refuge for every brick (proceeds split between Refuge and Women's Aid). Avon UK launched its Speak Out against Domestic Violence campaign in 2009 and has raised more than £1.5 million for charity partners Refuge and Women’s Aid.

The triumph of fake open access It’s been a heady day for “open access”. A petition urging the Obama administration to extend the NIH’s public access policy to other government agencies blew past the halfway point in its goal to gather 25,000 signatures. And the faculty senate at UCSF voted to approve an “open access” policy that would “require” its faculty to make all of their papers freely available. Both of these are important steps in the long-running push for open access. But amidst the giddy triumphalism surrounding these events on blogs and twitter, an important point is being ignored: neither of these are really “open access” policies, and treating them as if they are trivializes their shortcomings in critical areas and risks people declaring premature victory when there is no much more left to be done. I’ll start with the White House petition. But the NIH policy is very very far from true open access. The newly approved UCSF policy suffers from a different problem.

Aston Entrepreneurs 100 Websites You Should Know and Use In the spring of 2007, Julius Wiedemann, editor in charge at Taschen GmbH, gave a legendary TED University talk: an ultra-fast-moving ride through the “100 websites you should know and use.” Six years later, it remains one of the most viewed TED blog posts ever. Time for an update? To see the original list, click here. And now, the original list from 2007, created by Julius Wiedemann, editor in charge at Taschen GmbH. In the spring of 2007, Julius Wiedemann, editor in charge at Taschen GmbH, gave a legendary TED University talk: an ultra-fast-moving ride through the “100 websites you should know and use.” To see the original list, click here. And now, the original list from 2007, created by Julius Wiedemann, editor in charge at Taschen GmbH.

Boffins render fibre obsolete High performance access to file storage Even if they don’t travel faster than light, neutrinos have one killer advantage over other physical layer transmission systems: you don’t need to lay fibre or wires to carry messages. Working at Fermilab, a research team from the North Carolina State University and the University of Rochester have sent one word – “neutrino” – through 240 meters of rock. Of course, merely generating neutrinos in one place and detecting them in another is fairly routine at Fermilab, since that’s one of the things that big particle accelerators do well. In this case, the neutrinos are detected by the MINERvA instrument 100 meters underground. However, modulating a message onto the neutrinos is another matter entirely, since the reason a neutrino can pass through galaxies without shedding much of their energy is that they interact so weakly with ordinary matter.

Home Page | The real process of science The process of science, as represented here, is the opposite of "cookbook" (to see the full complexity of the process, roll your mouse over each element). In contrast to the linear steps of the simplified scientific method, this process is non-linear: The process of science is iterative.Science circles back on itself so that useful ideas are built upon and used to learn even more about the natural world. This often means that successive investigations of a topic lead back to the same question, but at deeper and deeper levels. Let's begin with the basic question of how biological inheritance works. In the mid-1800s, Gregor Mendel showed that inheritance is particulate — that information is passed along in discrete packets that cannot be diluted. At first this process might seem overwhelming.

Biotechnology Yes - Training for UK postgraduates on the commercialisation of bioscience ideas How IBM's Deep Thunder delivers "hyper-local" forecasts 3-1/2 days out Predicting the weather accurately is a hard enough computing problem. Predicting the weather for a specific location down to a square kilometer—and how it will affect the people and infrastructure there—is a problem of a much different sort. And it's that sort of "hyper-local" forecasting that IBM’s Deep Thunder aims to provide. Unlike the long-term strategic weather forecasts that many companies rely on to plan business, Deep Thunder is focused on much more short-term forecasts, predicting everything from where flooding and downed power lines will likely occur to where winds will be too high for parade balloons up to 84 hours into the future. IBM executives hope Deep Thunder, which has been in development since 1996, will become a must-have tool for local governments, utility companies, and other organizations with weather-sensitive needs. So far, major utilities and other commercial customers aren't biting. Models upon models

GreaterGood World's Smallest Race Car Sets Record for Fastest Nanoscale 3D Printing Posted by Ray | 13 Mar 2012 | Comments (0) As ever, 3D printing is at the threshold of cultural consciousness, almost-but-not-quite the next major innovation in consumer technology. While hardware remains a bit too niche for the average user, plenty of brilliant DIYers and hackers have been developing new tools and applications for 3D printing technology, typically with the goal of making bigger, more colorful tchotchkes. 1 μm (micrometer) = 1,000 nm = 0.001 mm A team at the Vienna University of Technology is taking the Wayne Szalinski approach, not in terms of scaling-down the hardware but the actual output, fine-tuning the motion of the lasers and mirrors for a process called 'Two-Photon Lithography.' The 3D printer uses a liquid resin, which is hardened at precisely the correct spots by a focused laser beam. The TU Vienna team, on the other hand, is excited about the real-world potential of 3D printing on various scales: Read more here.

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Mysterious hog farm explosions stump scientists A strange new growth has emerged from the manure pits of midwestern hog farms. The results are literally explosive. Since 2009, six farms have blown up after methane trapped in an unidentified, pit-topping foam caught a spark. In the afflicted region, the foam is found in roughly 1 in 4 hog farms. There’s nothing farmers can do except be very careful. “This has all started in the last four or five years here. A gelatinous goop that resembles melted brown Nerf, the foam captures gases emitted by bacteria living in manure, which on industrial farms gathers in pits beneath barns that may contain several thousand animals. The pits are emptied each fall, after which waste builds up again, turning them into something like giant stomachs: dark, oxygen-starved percolators in which bacteria and single-celled organisms metabolize the muck. Methane is a natural byproduct, and is typically dispersed by fans before it reaches explosive levels. Or it could be both factors, or neither.

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