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Lord of the rings.
1. "I am in fact a Hobbit (in all but size)," wrote Tolkien to a correspondent in 1958. "I like gardens, trees and unmechanized farmlands; I smoke a pipe, and like good plain food (unrefrigerated) .
Citizen science: People power
  • E. Hand
  • Computer Science
    Nature
  • 4 August 2010
TLDR
Recognizing an unexpected opportunity, Baker and his colleagues created an interface for Rosetta@home that not only allows users to assist in the computation, but gives them an incentive to do so by turning it into an online game.
Head in the clouds
  • E. Hand
  • Computer Science
    Nature
  • 24 October 2007
Indiana University in Bloomington, knows all about bringing huge amounts of computer power to bear on complex scientific problems. He has at his disposal, for the purpose, Big Red, one of the world’s
Startup liftoff.
TLDR
The Planet Labs office is not where you’d expect to see the precision assembly of space satellites, but a shelf is stocked with the company’s product: space telescopes no bigger than a loaf of bread, and two dozen of these telescopes, called Doves, already orbit the Earth.
'Big science' spurs collaborative trend
  • E. Hand
  • Education
    Nature
  • 20 January 2010
Planetary science. Dawn probe to look for a habitable ocean on Ceres.
  • E. Hand
  • Geology, Physics
    Science
  • 20 February 2015
TLDR
It is the largest body in the asteroid belt, yet Ceres is not an asteroid, nor is it a planet, and like its more famous cousin in the outer solar system, Pluto, Ceres harbors a lot of ice.
What and where are the body's magnetometers?
TLDR
Questions remain about the protein cryptochrome's ability to provide a refined, precise compass, and whether it could be a magnetically sensitive neural gatekeeper.
X-ray free-electron lasers fire up
California's project has the lead as its facility goes live, but Europe aims for its own rapid-fire device.
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