Get Ready for More Expensive Kindle Books From HarperCollins and Simon & Schuster [Amazon]

Publishers HarperCollins and have signed a deal with Amazon to follow the agency pricing model for their books—the same deal publishers have with Apple for the iBookstore—allowing the two publishers to set their own books prices. (1) Simon & Schuster …



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URL: http://gizmodo.com/tag/simonschuster/

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Google Japan’s Drum Keyboard: Not Quite Practical [Keyboards]

As part of what is apparently an April Fool’s Day Prank over at , they’ve made a pretty impressive drumset keyboard, complete with emoticon keys. (1) Google Japan URL: http://gizmodo.com/tag/googlejapan/ (2) More » URL: http://gizmodo.com/5506688/google-japans-drum-keyboard-not-quite-practical



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(1) Google Japan
URL: http://gizmodo.com/tag/googlejapan/

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Terminology : comment please !

Hey, folks !! nice to see you ! Since I am not an english native speaker, I actually have small problems with choosing a proper word (terminology). There is a word “suspension”. When you hear that word at first, you …



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NCBI ROFL: Why it’s so hard to intercept a ninja. | Discoblog

Influence of the epicanthal fold on the perceived direction of gaze.“Judged direction of gaze from straight and turned heads is known to be biased from its true direction. We have tested the additional influence of epicanthal folds on the perceived …



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(1) himenohogosha
URL: http://www.flickr.com/photos/himenohogosha/4380960903/

(2) NCBI ROFL: [Insert joke about women drivers here]
URL: http://blogs.discovermagazine.com/discoblog/2009/11/09/insert-joke-about-women-drivers-here/

(3) NCBI ROFL: Who ever said scientists were polically correct?
URL: http://blogs.discovermagazine.com/discoblog/2009/12/14/who-ever-said-scientists-were-polically-correct/

(4) NCBI ROFL: wtf?
URL: http://blogs.discovermagazine.com/discoblog/category/ncbi-rofl/wtf/


Sneak Preview: Inside the iPad App Store [Ipad]

Apps, obviously! But not just a few. And not just good ones, either. From the start, here’s what the iPad’s section of the will be like. (1) App Store URL: http://gizmodo.com/tag/appstore/ (2) More » URL: http://gizmodo.com/5506570/sneak-preview-inside-the-ipad-app-store



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(1) App Store
URL: http://gizmodo.com/tag/appstore/

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Remainders – The Things We Didn’t Post: Faster Than a Speeding Bullet Edition [Remainders]

In today’s Remainders: feats of amazement. Superman’s first comic book appearance sells for $1.5m at auction; RIM posts its most impressive quarter ever; Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet performed…over Twitter; researchers create a full-screen Braille display; and more. (1) More » URL: …



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Hulking Russian Radiotelescopes [Image Cache]



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(1) Pushchino Radioastronomy Observatory
URL: http://gizmodo.com/tag/pushchinoradioastronomyobservatory/

(2) English Russia
URL: http://englishrussia.com/index.php/2010/03/28/pushchino-radioastronomy-observatory/

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Even Antisocial Tortoise Hermits Learn From Each Other | 80beats

When it comes to picking up clever tricks and learning to do something the way everybody else does it, social animals like humans, birds, and monkeys excel. One individual looks at what others in the group are doing and quickly …



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(1) ScienceNOW
URL: http://news.sciencemag.org/sciencenow/2010/03/antisocial-tortoises-learn-from-.html?rss=1

(2) study
URL: http://rsbl.royalsocietypublishing.org/content/early/2010/03/25/rsbl.2010.0092.short?rss=1

(3) Science News
URL: http://www.sciencenews.org/view/generic/id/57795/description/Tortoise_see%2C_tortoise_do

(4) ScienceNOW
URL: http://news.sciencemag.org/sciencenow/2010/03/antisocial-tortoises-learn-from-.html?rss=1

(5) ScienceNOW
URL: http://news.sciencemag.org/sciencenow/2010/03/antisocial-tortoises-learn-from-.html?rss=1

(6) Careful Crossbreeding Could Resurrect Extinct Galapagos Tortoise
URL: http://blogs.discovermagazine.com/80beats/2008/09/23/careful-crossbreeding-could-resurrect-extinct-galapagos-tortoise/

(7) Lonesome George, the World?s Rarest Tortoise, Isn?t Ready to Be a Dad
URL: http://blogs.discovermagazine.com/80beats/2008/11/13/lonesome-george-the-worlds-rarest-tortoise-isnt-ready-to-be-a-dad/

(8) Monkey Schoolmarms: Vervet Monkeys Learn Better From Female Teachers
URL: http://blogs.discovermagazine.com/80beats/2010/03/17/monkey-schoolmarms-vervet-monkeys-learn-better-from-female-teachers/

(9) Dogs Think Like Babies, While Wolves Think for Themselves
URL: http://blogs.discovermagazine.com/80beats/2009/09/07/dogs-think-like-babies-while-wolves-think-for-themselves/


Climate Change Deniers Are Inventing a New Scandal

, Fox“Senators John Barrasso (R-Wyo.) and David Vitter (R-La.) have written a letter to NASA chief Charles Bolden demanding answers to questions surrounding newly uncovered irregularities in the space agency’s climate data. Not everyone is sipping the global warming Kool-Aid. …



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(1) Senators Demand Explanation of NASA's Flawed Climate Data
URL: http://www.foxnews.com/scitech/2010/03/31/nasas-flawed-climate-data/


Percussion Instrument Made From Old Floppy Disks [DIY]

Making pleasing noises your ears will appreciate, and looking like dinosaur bones that have been strung up together by a crafter, this is a 21st century version (or should that be 20th century?) version of the traditional kokiriko instrument. (1) …



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VADE Knifegate Valves

We have Vade – knifegate valves complete with pneumatic linear actuators. we have been looking for the seals but emails have not been responded to.(TP- Tajadera Pasante(through going)) the seals that we are after, are for the pneumatic cylinder actuator, …



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Apple Refunds All iPad Rush Shipping Charges [Ipad]

It looks like Apple has decided to refund all rush shipping charges for iPad pre-orders after . (1) we noted that Apple was charging $12 for the same delivery day as free shipping URL: http://gizmodo.com/5505806/did-apple-sucker-us-with-ipad-rush-shipping (2) More » URL: http://gizmodo.com/5506714/apple-refunds-all-ipad-rush-shipping-charges



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(1) we noted that Apple was charging $12 for the same delivery day as free shipping
URL: http://gizmodo.com/5505806/did-apple-sucker-us-with-ipad-rush-shipping

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Amazon to Produce YouTube Clips of Your Shipments? [Amazon]

How strange would this be? Amazon emails you a link to a video that allows you to watch a person packing your product. Well, it just might happen. (1) More » URL: http://gizmodo.com/5506390/amazon-to-produce-youtube-clips-of-your-shipments



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Switched Reluctance Drive

I am currently stumped on a Switched Reluctance Motor drive. It has to be open loop, isolated, be soft start and run at a minimum of 20 RPM. I was going to use a PLD but a friend mentioned that …



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‘Glee’s’ MySpace Auditions: What Not To Sing – Wall Street Journal (blog)

Wall Street Journal (blog)To be considered, you need to upload a video to MySpace of yourself singing one of the show’s hit songs a capella or with one instrument. …(1) ‘Glee’s’ MySpace Auditions: What Not To Sing URL: http://news.google.com/news/url?fd=R&sa=T&url=http%3A%2F%2Fblogs.wsj.com%2Fspeakeasy%2F2010%2F03%2F31%2Fglees-myspace-auditions-what-not-to-sing%2F&usg=AFQjCNEyGKX33GY66nBmrkbQdCuWtWdokA (2) …



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(1) 'Glee's' MySpace Auditions: What Not To Sing
URL: http://news.google.com/news/url?fd=R&sa=T&url=http%3A%2F%2Fblogs.wsj.com%2Fspeakeasy%2F2010%2F03%2F31%2Fglees-myspace-auditions-what-not-to-sing%2F&usg=AFQjCNEyGKX33GY66nBmrkbQdCuWtWdokA

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How Deep Fryer Grease Can Become an Energy-Saving Coating for Your Roof | Discoblog

What’s to be done with the waste oil left behind in fast food restaurants after all the French fries, onion rings, and chicken nuggets have been sizzled to perfection? While many enterprising tinkerers to run modified cars, one group of …



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(1) use the stuff
URL: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vegetable_oil_used_as_fuel

(2) meeting
URL: http://portal.acs.org/portal/acs/corg/content?_nfpb=true&_pageLabel=PP_TRANSITIONMAIN&node_id=2060&use_sec=false&sec_url_var=region1&__uuid=6f5dbdd7-edfb-4a21-9d1a-86e9be3f05c4

(3) United Environment and Energy
URL: http://www.unitedee.com/index.html

(4) science reporter
URL: http://www.sciencenews.org/view/generic/id/57485/title/Cool_roof_coating_Mechanism_kept_under_wraps

(5) CNET
URL: http://news.cnet.com/greentech/?tag=hdr;snav

(6) PhysOrg
URL: http://www.physorg.com/news188454975.html

(7) The Secret to Why French Fries Smell So Good: Ironing Boards?
URL: http://blogs.discovermagazine.com/discoblog/2009/02/10/the-secret-to-why-french-fries-smell-so-good-ironing-boards/

(8) Just Like Humans, Crows Embrace Junk Food?and Pay the Price
URL: http://blogs.discovermagazine.com/discoblog/2009/06/09/just-like-humans-crows-embrace-junk-foodand-pay-the-price/

(9) Dow Says Out With Solar Panels, In With Solar Shingles
URL: http://blogs.discovermagazine.com/80beats/2009/10/06/dow-says-out-with-solar-panels-in-with-solar-shingles/


Machine Gun Bacon Is the Best Part of Waking Up [Bacon]

Well that pretty much says it all, doesn’t it? Turns out all you need to crisp up your bacon is some tin foil, string, and a locked and loaded 7.62mm . (1) machine gun URL: http://gizmodo.com/tag/machinegun/ (2) More » URL: http://gizmodo.com/5506383/machine-gun-bacon-is-the-best-part-of-waking-up



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