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Parking Panda

Posted by on Dec 30, 2012 | 0 comments

Parking Panda

Parking Panda, a new service that allows drivers to list their empty spaces and others to rent them as needed, is looking to solve the problem of an ever-increasing shortage of parking spaces nationwide. By compiling a network of unused parking spaces, Parking Panda provides drivers with a list of available spots, allowing them to reserve and pay online. Anyone using the service can register an...

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Say It: Cupriavidus Metallidurans

Posted by on Oct 6, 2012 | 0 comments

Say It: Cupriavidus Metallidurans

My Dad would have loved to see this if he were still around. His favorite saying? “Another twenty bucks? Let me go out back and s..t some more money.”  We now have gold-pooping bacteria…it consumes a toxic metal to produce pure gold. Before you grab your lab coat and rush out to nab some of the bacteria, stop. It is about as rare as the precious metal itself. And if you’re...

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What’s It For? Answer Points Here

Posted by on May 10, 2012 | 0 comments

What’s It For? Answer Points Here

We’ve all seen it. It’s on the instrument panel of a newer car. Along the arc between the F and E is a symbol for a little gas pump. To the left of it is an arrow. Or…it’s a little green arrow between two red rectangles. What’s it for? Pick one: a) The arrow indicates the direction that the dots move from empty to full. Most gauges and dials—think your radio volume, for...

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Pro…crastin…what?

Posted by on Apr 26, 2012 | 0 comments

All ya gotta do is SIT, LISTEN, and MAYBE watch. Have some treats handy for yourself and perhaps someone to tell you “Attaboy! Good job!” From the Slate, Robert Wright has a chat with Charles Duhigg on how to get more, or SOMETHING done that you just keep putting off. Check it out:...

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