X-Ray MacBook

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Another view of this cool tool

The glowing irradiated inside of an Apple MacBook, as photographed by the curious Jason de Villa… as seen by the TSA every day!

About a week ago, I was in the mood to do something crazy – anything to help pull myself out of the blue funk I had fallen into. I texted my brother the vet to ask if he had an x-ray machine in his office, and what size his film plates were. I told him that I wanted to try and x-ray my laptop, something that had been on my mind ever since I saw an x-ray of an Apple Titanium PowerBook. He said “No problem,” and two days later I was sitting in his office waiting for him to finish minor surgery on a dog.

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Crystal Biosensors To Contribute To Drug Development

Crystal Biosensors To Contribute To Drug Development 

Scientists from the University of Illinois have developed photonic crystal biosensors that would contribute a great deal to drug development, by detecting DNA-protein interactions. The physical setup of the biosensors include a low RI (refractive index) polymer grating that has an outer film coating of high RI Titanium Oxide. Above the film sits a standard microplate with 384 wells. Essentially, each well will have a biosensor at its base and will act like a test tube where DNA-protein reactions are studied.

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Making Money from Online Video

Making Money from Online Video

Turning those video clips into money

The recent “Online TV and the Future of Digital Video Advertising” study from The Diffusion Group estimates current CPMs for user-generated video at $15, with CPMs twice that for short-clip video and $40 CPMs for long-form video. All three CPMs will rise gradually through 2013, according to projections from the research firm.

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Nazis Sue Tom Cruise’s Film Studio for $11 Million

Nazis Sue Tom Cruise’s Film Studio for $11 Million

Tom Cruise playing Claus von Stauffenberg, leader of the July 20, 1944 plot to kill Hitler

It all started when 11 extras dressed in Nazi army uniforms tumbled out of a World War II-era truck in Berlin during the filming of Tom Cruise’s movie “Valkyrie.” Now, the actors are suing United Studios for $11 million.

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