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Do Software Patents Work?

Do Software Patents Work?

If you ask what is wrong with the current patent system, most people might cite problems with low quality patent or patent trolls. However, a recent research from the Government Accountability Office presents a more specific problem: software patents don’t work. More and more patent litigation The amount of software [...]

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Turning Used Coffee Grounds into Alcoholic Beverage

Turning Used Coffee Grounds into Alcoholic Beverage

Now we have a new kind of buzz of coffee. Researchers have found a method to turn used coffee grounds into alcoholic beverage. In recent years, distilled spirit industry has been calling for finding new ways of making new-flavor drinks from unusual raw materials. To answer the call, some scientists [...]

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Genetic Modification, from Benefits for Peasants to Taste and Nutrition

Genetic Modification, from Benefits for Peasants to Taste and Nutrition

Editor’s Note: This is the 30th anniversary since human’s realization of genetic modification (GM) technology. Nature magazine prepared a battery of GM topics introducing the history of this biological technology slogging in all kinds of debates and wrestling, the development situations in various countries world widely, the novel and in-progress [...]

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GE-Jet Engines Are Cool Enough, How About Bulbs?

GE-Jet Engines Are Cool Enough, How About Bulbs?

If you compare the engine of an aircraft and a LED bulb, what’s the difference? Size, or power? Maybe both. Most people ignore the cooling technology. Without good cooling solutions, either a jet or a LED bulb can burnout due to overheating. Obviously, jet engine requires more sophisticated technology, which [...]

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11 Weird Beauty Products

11 Weird Beauty Products

If you have the chance to look at some old magazines, you’ll be surprised to find all kinds of beauty products for improving women’s appearance. Most of the products seem to be extremely weird and 90 % of them are totally useless while some of them may even be very [...]

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