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Monday, May 2, 2011

The Dangerously Clean Water Used To Make Your iPhone | Fast Company

The Dangerously Clean Water Used To Make Your iPhone | Fast Company
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CanDo - Computer-aided Engineering for DNA origami

CanDo - Computer-aided Engineering for DNA origami

Scaffolded DNA origami enables the programmable synthesis of complex DNA-based nanostructures with a broad range of potential scientific and industrial applications [1-6]. DNA origami entails folding a multiple kilobase single-stranded ‘scaffold’ DNA molecule into a custom shape using a set of shorter, single-stranded ‘staple’ oligonucleotides. The effective design of complex DNA origami shapes promises to benefit greatly from computational prediction of the expected solution shape and mechanical properties of conceptual designs prior to initiating cost-intensive staple oligonucleotide synthesis. Computational feedback is particularly useful in the design of sophisticated multi-layer structures that include curved or twisted elements [4]. With this online resource we offer to designers of DNA origami the computational prediction of single- and multi-layer DNA origami structures, including their mean deformed 3D conformation and conformational flexibility. Analysis is performed using a finite-element-based modeling framework for DNA with single base-pair resolution, with input provided by design files created using caDNAno [5] on a honeycomb [2] or square lattice [4]. The utility of the framework is illustrated on the Examples & Applications page of this website, where several sophisticated linear and non-linear structures including curvature and twist are predicted. Practical information on how to approach the design and production of DNA origami shapes can be found at DNA-origami.org and in the following primer on scaffolded DNA origami [6].

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Origami: Not just for paper anymore

Origami: Not just for paper anymore
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Finally, pants with a pocket big enough for the iPad 2 | DVICE

Finally, pants with a pocket big enough for the iPad 2 | DVICE
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Meet Craiggers: It Blows Craigslist Out of The Water

Meet Craiggers: It Blows Craigslist Out of The Water
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Embedded in Academia : Generalizing and Criticizing Delta Debugging

Embedded in Academia : Generalizing and Criticizing Delta Debugging
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Fwd: [Open Manufacturing] Spaceframe Bikes



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From: Sam Kronick <sam.kronick@gmail.com>
Date: Mon, May 2, 2011 at 2:55 PM
Subject: [Open Manufacturing] Spaceframe Bikes
To: openmanufacturing@googlegroups.com


Hi all,
Here's a project from my colleagues in Denmark that you may find of interest: http://www.n55.dk/MANUALS/SPACEFRAMEVEHICLES/spaceframevehicles.html and http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CPaBOMBIfKA . These are recumbent bicycles (tricycles, actually) made of square aluminum tubes, cut and drilled with hand tools any garage shop should have. No welding, no special framebuilding jigs or equipment. Uses standard bicycle cogs, wheels, brakes, etc available nearly anywhere. Open plans, distributed manufacturing strongly encouraged: http://www.n55.dk/MANUALS/SPACEFRAMEVEHICLES/DIY.pdf And rather pleasing to look at, I may add.

I've been assured that the similarity to Ken Isaac's gridbeam structures is completely coincidental-- http://www.gridbeamers.com/ -- but it's rather uncanny how two people across space and time would arrive at the same elegant solution.

Sam Kronick

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Grid Beam Building System

Grid Beam Building System
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DIY.pdf (application/pdf Object)

DIY.pdf (application/pdf Object)
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Slowing Brain Cancer with Gadgets? New Treatment Receives FDA Approval | Singularity Hub

Slowing Brain Cancer with Gadgets? New Treatment Receives FDA Approval | Singularity Hub

The NovoTTF (TTF stands for tumor treating fields) is unlike any other treatment currently available for brain tumors. It’s essentially a battery pack that a patient can carry around. The device weighs about 6 pounds and it powers several electrodes that are attached to the patient’s shaved scalp, directly over the area of the tumor. When turned on, the NovoTTF generates a continuous low intensity, intermediate frequency electric field that affects dividing cells. Uncontrollable cell division is one of the characteristics of malignant cancers and most chemotherapeutic agents are also designed to target these cells as opposed to relatively slow growing healthy cells. An article published in the journal PNAS in 2007 details how the NovoTTF works against dividing cells. Suffice it to say that the alternating current generated by the NovoTTF disrupts the normal function of a cell’s electrically charged molecules that are important for cell division. As most normal brain cells don’t undergo constant cell division, the NovoTTF is able to leave them unharmed.
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Manual for N55 SPACEFRAME VEHICLES

Manual for N55 SPACEFRAME VEHICLES
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OpenBSD 4.9 Released - Slashdot

OpenBSD 4.9 Released - Slashdot
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Paul's Pontifications: Patent 5,893,120 reduced to mathematical formulae

Paul's Pontifications: Patent 5,893,120 reduced to mathematical formulae
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Share Your iPhone Location Data Like You Mean It - Slashdot

Share Your iPhone Location Data Like You Mean It - Slashdot
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Google Talk Enables Video Chat On Android Smartphones - HotHardware

Google Talk Enables Video Chat On Android Smartphones - HotHardware
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KDEnlive 0.8 Released – Best non-linear video editor for Linux | everyday linux how2s

KDEnlive 0.8 Released – Best non-linear video editor for Linux | everyday linux how2s
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kdenlive | everyday linux how2s

kdenlive | everyday linux how2s
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Video Editing | everyday linux how2s

Video Editing | everyday linux how2s
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HTC EVO 3D available for preorder as part of super secret Best Buy presale | Android Central

HTC EVO 3D available for preorder as part of super secret Best Buy presale | Android Central
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Supercomputers Crack Sixty-Trillionth Binary Digit of Pi-Squared | DOE Blog

Supercomputers Crack Sixty-Trillionth Binary Digit of Pi-Squared | DOE Blog
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Home Elephant | Neighborhood Social Media

Home Elephant | Neighborhood Social Media
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Home Elephant = Facebook + Neighborhood Watch. Could Be a Winning Formula (video) | Singularity Hub

Home Elephant = Facebook + Neighborhood Watch. Could Be a Winning Formula (video) | Singularity Hub
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Japan Plans Tsunami Wall | Common Dreams

Japan Plans Tsunami Wall | Common Dreams
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Chandra Press Room :: NASA'S Chandra Finds Superfluid in Neutron Star's Core :: 23 February 11

Chandra Press Room :: NASA'S Chandra Finds Superfluid in Neutron Star's Core :: 23 February 11
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Sneak Peek: New $20 Quickstart Propeller board » Propeller Powered

Sneak Peek: New $20 Quickstart Propeller board » Propeller Powered
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The Future of SiLo's Language Library: My Interview with Ase Deliri - I4U News

The Future of SiLo's Language Library: My Interview with Ase Deliri - I4U News
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Tsunami Mapper

Tsunami Mapper
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Using Googlemaps To Simulate Tsunamis - Slashdot

Using Googlemaps To Simulate Tsunamis - Slashdot
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OpenCores

OpenCores

What is this project about?

Help OpenCores create a "super-low-cost" SoC ASIC component based on the OpenRISC processor. This ASIC will then be offered for sale to the community to use freely in any products, especially for the donors. Your donation is very important allowing us to implement the design into a cost-efficient ASIC technology.

Our mission

Please help us "revolutionize" the electronic hardware industry and to make the semiconductor giants tremble, by making a donation to design/manufacture an ASIC-component based on the world's only "true" open-source 32-bit RISC processor supporting Linux (the OpenRISC processor from OpenCores.org). We want to provide an alternative to the profit-hunting semiconductor giants who only provide "cost efficient prices" to large multi-national companies. We want to make it feasible to compete on even and fair conditions, which would be possible if we ALL contribute to create a universal OpenRISC processor ASIC component. This hardware development approached has never been done before in history, and we hope that this first project will start a trend so that we, together, can develop more "true" open-source community-funded SoC ASICs in the future.

Our plan

The plan is to develop a complete SoC design (System-on-Chip) and implement it into an ASIC-component, and then offer it back to the OpenCores community as a "super-low-cost" processor based SoC ASIC-component, that can be used to develop commercial products without any restrictions or royalties. A development board will also be developed using this OpenRISC-ASIC running Linux, enabling users to develop complete cost-efficient Linux based products.

More detailed technical information about the SoC-design is available at the link below:
OpenRISC ASIC draft specification

Donation

Together we can change the electronics industry, by donating this project.

We really encourage ALL members in our community to "pitch in" and help us make this project real. Please also help us spread this message through out the world to other communities, in other words "the more the merrier".

We hope that our efforts and massive contribution to OpenCores and with the OpenRISC processor development proves the fact that we FULLY embrace and support the "true" open-source methodology.

All donations count, whether it's $1 or $10,000. The most important thing is that we can collect enough money so that we can afford producing an ASIC, which is quite expensive, but on the other hand will provide the lowest possible unit-cost which is super critical in order to enable our community to create low-cost commercial products.

We will have a "donation list" showing all the donors, with a top-50 and one list with all donors visible without showing the donated amount. We will of course also accept anonymous donations, for those who might work for a large Semiconductor company :-)

Please see the FAQ for more questions.

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Highly Anticipated ICRA 2011 Talks: Low-Cost Arms, Helicopter Manipulation, and Ball Catching | Hizook

Highly Anticipated ICRA 2011 Talks: Low-Cost Arms, Helicopter Manipulation, and Ball Catching | Hizook
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Rollin' Justin Coins a New Robot Command: "Dance Like In Pulp Fiction" | Hizook

Rollin' Justin Coins a New Robot Command: "Dance Like In Pulp Fiction" | Hizook
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Humanoid Robot Justin Learning To Fix Satellites - IEEE Spectrum

Humanoid Robot Justin Learning To Fix Satellites - IEEE Spectrum
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Robot gun sighting system uses sensors to score bull’s-eye | Science Blog

Robot gun sighting system uses sensors to score bull’s-eye | Science Blog
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App-Specific Processors to Fight Dark Silicon - Technology Review

App-Specific Processors to Fight Dark Silicon - Technology Review
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