Monthly Archives: October 2011

Pancreatic cancer and Steve Jobs

Steve Jobs was a rare case, right down to his death. Announced Wednesday, Jobs’s deathfrom “complications of pancreatic cancer” only hints at the vast complexity of the disease to which he succumbed at the age of 56. Jobs joined recently announced Nobel … Continue reading

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Neural Web

With 100 billion neurons and trillions of synapses, your brain spins neural webs of staggering complexity. It propels you to breathe, twitch, and butter toast, and yet we remain largely ignorant of how the brain does even these simple tasks—let … Continue reading

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Solar Power in Cold Places

The standard vision is a desert filled with solar panels. Solar power is at home in the desert, because the desert is hot. But the Arctic is calling. Most of us have a hard time imagining solar panels among the … Continue reading

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Cold place solar

The standard vision is a desert filled with solar panels. Solar power is at home in the desert, because the desert is hot. But the Arctic is calling. Most of us have a hard time imagining solar panels among the … Continue reading

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Current economy forecast

from – forecasts.org   Current Economic Indicators October 14, 2011 (Close of Day) Indicator Value Global Stocks Growth, % 0.86 US GDP Growth, % 1.33 US Inflation, % 3.76 US Unemployment % 9.10 Gold, $/oz 1,678.00 WTI Oil, $/bbl 86.80 … Continue reading

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Steve Jobs

Wife and family with Jobs at final moments in Palo Alto * Outpouring of grief, tributes around the world * Legacy as one of greatest American visionaries By Poornima Gupta and Edwin Chan SAN FRANCISCO, Oct 5 (Reuters) – Steve Jobs, the transcendent … Continue reading

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Immunology prices

ONE of the fixed points in the scientific calendar is the announcement, in early October, of the Nobel prizes for chemistry, physics and physiology or medicine. Like politicians eager for ministerial office after an election, scientists who imagine their work … Continue reading

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