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Open Laboratory 2013 - submissions so far

It is now expected by the science blogosphere that I post the full updated listing of all the submissions every Monday morning. This serves as a reminder for bloggers to submit their (and other people’s) posts, and to some extent prevents duplicate entries...

STAFFApril 2, 2012 — Bora Zivkovic

#SciAmBlogs Friday - Van Gogh s sunflowers, billion stars, bioluminescence, mitochondrial networks, and more.

Have a great weekend!- Jalees Rehman - Dynamic Mitochondrial Networks in Cancer - Alan Woodward - Who’s Responsible for Meeting the Cyber Threat? - Kelly Oakes - One billion stars (and a huge amount of data) - Robynne Boyd - Light on Landfills: Solar energy covers turn maxed-out landfills into solar farms - Scott Huler - The Wind and the Water - Krystal D'Costa - Let There Be (Living) Light: Bioluminescence in Nature and Editor’s Selections: Bipedalism, Emotions, Mass deaths, and Gifts - John R...

STAFFMarch 30, 2012 — Bora Zivkovic

The Wind and the Water

In Plugged In’s never-ending efforts to get you to use the latest technology to connect you to your world in a nontechnological way, I have recently run across two fabulous online undertakings focused on connecting you physically to your physical world.The first is this unbelievably lovely website called Wind Map, showing you a moving, realtime image of the wind all over the United States...

March 30, 2012 — Scott Huler

The Cool City Challenge: Getting a Low-Carbon Lifestyle to Catch On

Most people are aware that reducing carbon emissions could help the planet. But convincing a particular individual to change his or her behavior in ways that emit less carbon—not to mention the behavior of an entire city—can be a monumental challenge.David Gershon, founder of the Empowerment Institute in Woodstock, N.Y., is taking on that challenge, with help from three urban managers who hope their cities can become models for the future.Gershon, who authored the 2006 book and program Low Carbon Diet, has spent 20 years researching how to change community behavior...

March 30, 2012 — Mark Fischetti

2 Trees Twice Thought to Be Extinct Rediscovered in Tanzania

How's this for luck? Two tree species that scientists believed were extinct—twice—have been rediscovered in a remote area of Tanzania.According to a paper published in the Journal of East African Natural History, the two species were rediscovered in the remote, highly fragmented and rarely explored Namatimbili–Ngarama Forest, 35 kilometers inland from the Indian Ocean...

March 29, 2012 — John R. Platt

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