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MOA Tonight

We listen to music and talk to people. Watch on cable channel 11 in the Boise area or on-line at . Watch previous shows here , and check out the backgrounds here . Join us at MOA's Posterous group for discussion throughout the week. :) Band info at   Posted via email from Moments of Awareness

Random Screen Grabs - August 27, 2011

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You Call This School? The 25 Coolest College Labs in the Country | Popular Science

Pasadena, California: Jet Propulsion Laboratory John B. Carnett View Photo Gallery Forget stuffy lecture halls and humming fluorescent lights. Build robots instead! Or run a nuclear reactor. To rank the coolest labs in the country, we factored in groundbreaking research, undergrad access and sheer awesomeness. Click here to launch a gallery of the coolest labs in America   Check out the 2011 additions to our list in the articles below, or browse the full set of 25 labs in our image gallery above. Build Your Own Spaceship: Jet Propulsion Laboratory Brew the World's Best Beer: University of California at Davis Pilot Brewery Probe the Ocean Deep: Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution Work On the Edge of Earth's Plates: California Institute of Technology Division of Geological and Planetary Sciences Design a Microdrone: U.S. Army Research Laboratory, Aberdeen Proving Ground Run a Nuclear Reactor: Reed Colle

High School Inventors 2011 | Popular Science

High School Inventors Rachel Frank In between pep rallies and history tests, these 10 brainy students are refining cancer treatments, cleaning up car exhaust systems, and improving communication between humans and robots. ALLISON DANA BICK Allison Dana Brick:  Jonie Schwartz Age: 17 High School: Millburn High School, Millburn, N.J. Invention: Smartphone water-quality tester When Alison Dana Bick was in middle school, a downpour swamped the streets of her hometown and flooded its well. Public officials warned that flooding might have carried sewage into the water supply. “My friend called to ask if there was a way to check the safety of the tap water,” Bick says. When a Google search revealed that there wasn’t any fast and easy household test, she decided to create one. Four years later, she completed work on a cellphone application that determines the concentration of bacteria in a photographed sample of water. Unlike current water-testing kits that tak

Center for Class Action Fairness, LLC: The class action settlement rip-off

You may have been one of the millions of people to receive a settlement notice regarding a class action against; the settlement notice implied that class members would receive $9.5 million (though only $2-$3 per person, and that mostly in coupons) and the attorneys would ask for $1.3 million. You then probably received a supplemental notice saying that the attorneys were generously only asking for $1.05 million, and that, if you sent four letters to four different addresses, you could object to the fee request. You probably didn't object: it's hardly worth your time to spend $1.76 in postage over a $2 or $3 settlement. What you won't see on either of the settlement notices or the settlement website is how much the class is actually recovering: out of millions of class members, there were fewer than 50,000 claims made. The class will receive only $117,374 (see page 4 of PDF). The attorneys are asking for a 895% contingency fee. [...]      

Slim Pikins/Party Poppin'

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Slim Pikins/This Ain't My First Day

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Guitrar Pro Tabs of FIEND! Check it out!

From: Fiend Date: Tue, Aug 16, 2011 at 1:46 AM Check out our page with GTP tabs! Soon there will be more tabs from "The Ghost EP", "Before My Eyes..." and as bonus from new EP - "Curse of Anubis". So we're looking foward to watch some videos with guitar, bass, drums and vocal covers.!) Rock on guys!) Leos Hellscream. ------------------------------------- Physical inquiries can be sent to: 1812 str 8 2 24, Moscow, Russia, Moscow, 121170, RU Posted via email from Moments of Awareness

Radical brain surgery frees baby held captive by seizures | News Updates | Idaho Statesman

Evan Stauff smiles and giggles. He mimics his father in making silly noises. He loves to play with toys and watch cartoons. The 19-month-old didn’t do any of those things before undergoing surgery this past winter to remove half of his brain, a procedure that’s called a “hemispherectomy.” His family noticed a change in his behavior almost immediately — starting with his ability to focus on family members, rather than look through them. “It’s already a miracle,” said Evan’s grandmother, Karen Sands of Payette. “He’s a person now; he wasn’t before.” Evan was diagnosed with infantile spasms when he was almost 3 months old. The spasms were the result of a specific kind of epilepsy that develops in young children. They came in clusters, and his episodes lasted five to 15 minutes. Evan’s dad, 31-year-old David Stauff, believes he witnessed his baby go through thousands of spasms over a seven-month period before the surgery. [...] ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Katy Moeller: 377-6413

Closest Supernova in 25 Years Is a 'Cosmic Classic,' Astronomers Say | Type IA Supernovas & Exploding Stars | Milky Way Galaxy

The arrow marks PTF 11kly in images taken on the Palomar 48-inch telescope over the nights of, from left to right, Aug. 22, 23 and 24.  The supernova wasn't there Aug. 22, was discovered Aug. 23, and brightened considerably by Aug. 24. CREDIT: Peter Nugent and the Palomar Transient Factory View full size image Astronomers have spotted the closest supernova in a generation — and in a week or so, stargazers with a good pair of binoculars might be able to see it, too. The supernova, or exploded star , flared up Tuesday night (Aug. 23) in the Pinwheel Galaxy, just 21 million light-years from Earth. It's the closest star explosion of its type observed since 1986, and astronomers around the world are already scrambling to train their instruments on it. Researchers said they think they caught the supernova, named PTF 11kly, within hours of its explosion. [ Photo of the new supernova PTF 11kly ] [...] ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Follow for the l

Republicans Against Science/Thanks, Jenn Lee

Jon Huntsman Jr., a former Utah governor and ambassador to China, isn’t a serious contender for the Republican presidential nomination. And that’s too bad, because Mr. Hunstman has been willing to say the unsayable about the G.O.P. — namely, that it is becoming the “anti-science party.” This is an enormously important development. And it should terrify us. To see what Mr. Huntsman means, consider recent statements by the two men who actually are serious contenders for the G.O.P. nomination: Rick Perry and Mitt Romney. Mr. Perry, the governor of Texas, recently made headlines by dismissing evolution as “just a theory,” one that has “got some gaps in it” — an observation that will come as news to the vast majority of biologists. But what really got peoples’ attention was what he said about climate change: “I think there are a substantial number of scientists who have manipulated data so that they will have dollars rolling into their projects. And I think we are seeing almost we