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LHHG is collecting Electronics and working computers can be donated to in-need schools/students during LHHG Sustainability Block Party, Oct 22-23, 2011, 11am-7pm 42 Bennett Street, Atlanta, GA 30309
LCD Monitors, Phone Systems, Cell Phones, CRT Monitors, POS equipment, Cabling Computers / Laptops,
Electronic Components, Media Scanner products, Uninterruptible Power Supplies, DVR/VCR, Printers, Servers / Switches,
Electronic devices, Digital Cameras, CD Rom/DVD/CDRW, Medical Devices, PDA/Handheld devices, Industrial switching,
Microwaves, Dry-Sealed Rechargeable Batteries.
Collecting with fee: TV’s (Nominal Charge /@$20 due to lead content and disposal restrictions)
Not Collecting: Kitchen electronics will not be accepted.
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The smaller model the BMW i3 is an electric vehicle designed for urban environments. The 2+2 uses carriage doors to maximize access to the rear seats. Formerly called the Megacity Vehicle, the EV is powered by a 125 kW electric motor that offers drivers an 80-mile range. The BMW i3 uses renewable materials throughout the vehicle ans Parts of the i3′s instrument panel and door panels are made from natural fibers. The 2+2′s seats are clothed in naturally tanned leather and rear seats fold flat to reveal more cargo capacity.
The BMW i3 has a 0-60 mph of less than 8 seconds, which is on par with other electric cars on the market, and its high-speed charger achieves an 80 percent battery charge in just 1 hour. To achieve high efficiency, the i3 uses BMW’s LifeDrive architecture, which features a carbon passenger cell, to keep the vehicle weight down to a low 2,755 pounds.
The BMW i8 sports coupe is a plug-in hybrid performance car based on the Vision Efficient Dynamics concept revealed at the 2009 International Motor Show in Frankfurt. Its battery can be fully recharged using a standard power socket in 2 hours.
The BMW i8 using only the battery power and the electric motor, the 2+2 can travel about 20 miles on electric power alone before switching on its high-performance 3-liter engine. The gull-winged sports car has a 0-60 mph of less than 5 seconds, and is electronically limited to a top speed of 134 mph. Lines along the flanks are meant to give the i8 the impression of forward motion, even when it is at a standstill. The i8′s freestanding information display shows relevant driving data in three-dimensional and high-resolution formats.
ojon.com claimed that its products are formulated with Natural and Certified Organic ingredients. To our surprise, when buying the products, the word ‘Organic’ is not mentioned anywhere on the label! This video shows our initial contact with the company to understand what the deal is, and the longer the call lasts, the stranger it becomes. Follow oreeko.com for updates on this story. You deserve to know the truth. Also on Facebook and Twitter. oreeko.com
It’s no secret that fresh produce straight from the farm can often beat the potato skins off of its supermarket counterpart — and why farmer’s markets are becoming increasingly popular. But unless you set aside that chunk of time every weekend to pick up your veggies from local growers, you’re probably stopping by your supermarket anyway.
The solution to this has been the emergence of Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) programs, where members of the community agree with farmers to purchase a certain amount of produce, and then pick that food up at local dropoff points at regular intervals. But, while they’ve been around for decades, these programs aren’t necessarily easy to find or use. If only we could use technology to make things a bit more efficient…
Today, a service called Farmigo is launching as part of the TechCrunch Disrupt Battlefield, and it’s looking to make these CSAs more accessible, more popular, and more efficient — disrupting the way you set about buying your produce.
And, aside from getting fresh food and supporting local growers, the site also says that you’ll typically save 20% to 30% off supermarket prices. Farmigo makes money by charging a 2% transaction fee for each order/subscription.
source via http://techcrunch.com/
To the astonishment of the scientists, the gamers produced an accurate model of the enzyme in just three weeks.
PARIS — Online gamers have achieved a feat beyond the realm of Second Life or Dungeons and Dragons: they have deciphered the structure of an enzyme of an AIDS-like virus that had thwarted scientists for a decade.
The exploit is published on Sunday in the journal Nature Structural & Molecular Biology, where — exceptionally in scientific publishing — both gamers and researchers are honoured as co-authors.
Their target was a monomeric protease enzyme, a cutting agent in the complex molecular tailoring of retroviruses, a family that includes HIV.
Figuring out the structure of proteins is vital for understanding the causes of many diseases and developing drugs to block them.
But a microscope gives only a flat image of what to the outsider looks like a plate of one-dimensional scrunched-up spaghetti. Pharmacologists, though, need a 3-D picture that “unfolds” the molecule and rotates it in order to reveal potential targets for drugs.
This is where Foldit comes in.
Developed in 2008 by the University of Washington, it is a fun-for-purpose video game in which gamers, divided into competing groups, compete to unfold chains of amino acids — the building blocks of proteins — using a set of online tools.
Cracking the enzyme “provides new insights for the design of antiretroviral drugs,” says the study, referring to the lifeline medication against the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV).
It is believed to be the first time that gamers have resolved a long-standing scientific problem.
“We wanted to see if human intuition could succeed where automated methods had failed,” Firas Khatib of the university’s biochemistry lab said in a press release.
“The ingenuity of game players is a formidable force that, if properly directed, can be used to solve a wide range of scientific problems.”
One of Foldit’s creators, Seth Cooper, explained why gamers had succeeded where computers had failed.
“People have spatial reasoning skills, something computers are not yet good at,” he said.
“Games provide a framework for bringing together the strengths of computers and humans. The results in this week’s paper show that gaming, science and computation can be combined to make advances that were not possible before.”
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