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Giving Old Electronics a New Life

Giving Old Electronics a New Life

Looking for what to do with your old electronics? Here are three resources to guide you on the path to reusing!

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"Hack for Change" App Contest Announces Winners

"Hack for Change" App Contest Announces Winners

The winners of Change.org 24-hour hackathon for good have been announced.

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Supercomputers Hit an Energy Wall

Supercomputers Hit an Energy Wall

Supercomputers are becoming increasingly vital to modeling complex scientific problems. As they get bigger, they're also becoming massive energy hogs, using as much power as small cities. Now, scientists at Lawrence Berkeley National Lab are hoping reduce that energy load through an unusual source: the technology in your cell phone.

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Resolving Clouds in Climate Change Models

Resolving Clouds in Climate Change Models

As supercomputers grow, so does their energy appetite. Researchers are trying to solve that problem by using a smaller, more pervasive technology.

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Supercomputers Hit an Energy Wall

Supercomputers Hit an Energy Wall

As supercomputers grow, so does their energy appetite. Researchers are trying to solve that problem by using a smaller, more pervasive technology.

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Open Source Science on the Internet

Open Source Science on the Internet

Learn more about the Open Science movement and how we can spread science discoveries across the Web.

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Life-Size Mouse Trap Needs Your Help!

Life-Size Mouse Trap Needs Your Help!

This giant kinetic sculpture is a delight to audiences both young and old and needs your help funding its tour across the US.

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Hands on with Google's Android Accessory Development Kit

Hands on with Google's Android Accessory Development Kit

Google's latest piece of hardware caters to electronics and Arduino enthusiasts, allowing you to do more with your Android device than ever before.

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Change.org Asks Developers to "Hack for Change"

Change.org Asks Developers to "Hack for Change"

Do you have the next big idea to transform the world? Join Hack for Change and bring your dream to reality.

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Bay Area Maker Faire Weekend Recap

Bay Area Maker Faire Weekend Recap

Maker Faire was last weekend and thousands of DIY enthusiasts converged on the San Mateo Fairgrounds to show off their latest creations and dazzle audiences.

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San Francisco's newest museum funded through Kickstarter

San Francisco's newest museum funded through Kickstarter

The MADE is soon to become San Francisco's first museum devoted to the art and production of video games.

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Geothermal Heats Up

Geothermal Heats Up

Solar and wind power may get the headlines when it comes to renewable energy. But another type of clean power is heating up in the hills just north of Sonoma wine country. The Geysers, the world's largest power-producing geothermal field, has been providing electricity for roughly 850,000 Northern California households, and is set to expand even further.

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Bay Area Maker Faire Inspires Makers of All Ages

Bay Area Maker Faire Inspires Makers of All Ages

Get ready for one of the biggest DIY festivals in the world! Maker Faire is coming to town May 21st – 22nd.

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Spotted Owls Face New Threat

Spotted Owls Face New Threat

Spotted owls, one of the most iconic threatened species in the West, are still declining. That may be due in part to a new threat – not from humans, but from other owls.

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Google Code Jam 2011 Starts May 6th

Google Code Jam 2011 Starts May 6th

Google Code Jam brings together the world's best programmers to compete for the top prize in this annual coding challenge.

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Biomimicry Abounds in the Bay Area

Biomimicry Abounds in the Bay Area

By bringing biologists to the design table, biomimicry offers solutions for increasing sustainability of products, processes, and systems. A new UC Berkeley course, "How Would Nature Do That?" brings together students from architecture, engineering, business, science, and design disciplines to find solutions to sustainable design challenges.

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Combating Bay Invaders

Combating Bay Invaders

Hundreds of invasive species have been found in San Francisco Bay, one of the most invaded estuaries in the world. Hoping to restore native fish and wildlife, California has passed the strictest rules in the nation to prevent ocean freighters from introducing more foreign species to the bay. But as Lauren Sommer reports, the standards are so tough, officials may not be able to enforce them.

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Combating Bay Invaders

Combating Bay Invaders

California has passed the strictest rules in the country to prevent ocean freighters from introducing more foreign species to the bay. But the standards are so tough, officials may not be able to enforce them.

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Calera Limestone, a Gift from the Ancient Pacific

Calera Limestone, a Gift from the Ancient Pacific

This humble stone is both economically and scientifically valuable, not just a mainstay of the concrete supply but a signpost in time from a world now lost.

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Celebrating 50 Years with Yuri

Celebrating 50 Years with Yuri

50 years ago the launch of a bell-shaped capsule called “Vostok 1” on April 12th, 1961 by Soviet Cosmonaut Yuri Gagarin made history as the first human to enter outer space. Yuri’s Night was created to connect and inspire the globe about human spaceflight.

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