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#SciAmBlogs Wednesday - does good mind or good heart a scientist make?

As always on Wednesdays, we have a new Video of the Week for you to watch. It is amazing. - Janet D. Stemwedel - Is being a good scientist a matter of what you do or of what you feel in your heart?  - Judy Stone - Molecules to Medicine: From Test-Tube to Medicine Chest  - James Byrne - Cerebral Palsy Challenger  - Joanne Manaster - Quantum Levitation–where science videos don’t get any cooler!  - Kevin Zelnio - Curious Critters  - Bora Zivkovic - #scio11 - The Entertainment Factor  - Bora Zivkovic - Weekly Highlights #8 – some recent SHERP work  - Bora Zivkovic and Dave Munger - What is: ResearchBlogging.org  - Gary Stix - Should Car Ads Be Banned?  - Larry Greenemeier - Go For Broke: How Bill Joy Handicaps ‘Greentech’ Investments  - Scicurious - Donor’s Choose at Scientopia! =======================Conversations on our articles and blog posts often continue on our Facebook page - "Like" it and join in the discussion.You should follow the Blog Network on Twitter - the official account is @sciamblogs and the List of all the bloggers is @sciamblogs/sciambloggers.

STAFFOctober 20, 2011 — Bora Zivkovic

Curious Critters

[caption id="attachment_207" align="alignleft" width="300" caption="Click image to go to Amazon page."] [/caption] I love reviewing children's books.

October 19, 2011 — Kevin Zelnio

Go for Broke: How Bill Joy Handicaps "Greentech" Investments

CAMBRIDGE, Mass.—What does it take to pick a winner in the slowly unfolding field of renewable energy? For starters, alternatives to oil must be able to stand up on their own at some point, without a need for permanent government subsidies, said Bill Joy, once a heavy hitter in the information technology industry and now a partner in investor Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers's greentech practice.During a Q&A with Technology Review Editor in chief Jason Pontin at the magazine's Emtech conference Wednesday, Joy pointed out that another key to determining the future of a startup greentech company is whether its approach makes sense intuitively.

October 19, 2011 — Larry Greenemeier

Should Car Ads Be Banned?

Never happen.But maybe they should be.A look at the ubiquitous aggressive driver in Psychology & Marketing, shows that he (more than she) tends to view a vehicle as an extension of The Self.

October 19, 2011 — Gary Stix

What is: ResearchBlogging.org

Back in the dark, old ages of the earliest science blogging, many of the most prominent science bloggers focused their efforts on debunking pseudoscience and battling the politicized anti-science forces.

STAFFOctober 19, 2011 — Bora Zivkovic

Quantum Levitation

Video of the Week #13, October 19, 2011 From: Quantum Levitation-where science videos don't get any cooler! by Joanne Manaster at PsiVid Source of the original: Association of Science-Technology Centers (ASTC) and Tel-Aviv University.

October 19, 2011 — Bora Zivkovic

Quantum Levitation-where science videos don't get any cooler!

This video demonstrating the power of superconductivity has been making the rounds this week and is an example of how video is really the best way to capture and share with thousands of viewers the amazing power of science!You will notice that the video is a demonstration without the science explained live.

October 19, 2011 — Joanne Manaster

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