U.S. Patent Office to Create National Workforce, Hiring Patent Examiners in Denver

U.S. Patent Office to Create National Workforce, Hiring Patent Examiners in Denver

1,200 newly hired patent examiners attend the new USPTO Patent Training
Academy, a university-style approach to teaching USPTO’s new examiners.

USPTO Reps will be on hand on Monday at the Colorado Inventor Showcase to recruit new patent examiners for positions that allow people to live anywhere in the country, including Colorado, after a training period in DC

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Excessive Thinking Will Make You Fat

 Excessive Thinking Will Make You Fat

An active brain creates an active appetite

Intellectual activities make people eat more than when just resting, according to a study that sheds new light on brain food.

This finding might also help explain the obesity epidemic of an increasingly sedentary society in which people still have to think now and then.

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MIT Working to Create the $12 Laptop

MIT Working to Create the $12 Laptop

Super cheap computer being designed at MIT

A new project to create a $12 computer is underway at MIT, the same University that spawned the One Laptop Per Child non-profit laptop.

The PCs will be loosely based on Apple 2 machines, first unveiled over 30 years ago, and the team are actively recruiting enthusiasts of the retro computer to help with development.

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Scientists Create ‘Diamonds’ from Tequila

 Scientists Create ‘Diamonds’ from Tequila

If you drink enough tequila, this is what you’ll turn into

Researchers have discovered a new way to make a type of synthetic diamond – from tequila.

Researchers at the University of Nueva Leon near Monterrey in Mexico found that when the Mexican spirit is heated under pressure, it produces diamond structures, which are able to conduct electricity. The crystals, used to make diamond film, have previously been made from a number of different chemicals, often including nitrogen.

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Google to Create 3D Map of the Oceans

Google to Create 3D Map of the Oceans

 

Google diving into 3D mapping of oceans

The tool – for now called Google Ocean, the sources say, though that name could change – is expected to be similar to other 3D online mapping applications. People will be able to see the underwater topography, called bathymetry; search for particular spots or attractions; and navigate through the digital environment by zooming and panning.

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