Archive: 10/16/2013

Women scientists, Wikipedia under microscope in US

Look up a female scientist or technologist on Wikipedia, and you might not find what you're looking for. Many don't have detailed pages or any page at all on the free online encyclopedia created by contributors, ...

dateOct 16, 2013 in Internet
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New soil testing kit for third world countries

Researchers at the University of Maryland and Columbia University have developed a new soil testing kit designed to help farmers in third world countries. On-the-spot soil testing could have major impact ...

dateOct 16, 2013 in Environment
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Microsoft releasing Windows 8.1, a year in making

Microsoft is releasing its long-awaited Windows 8.1 upgrade as a free download starting Thursday. It addresses some of the gripes people have had with Windows 8, the dramatically different operating system ...

dateOct 16, 2013 in Software
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What makes a data visualization memorable?

It's easy to spot a "bad" data visualization—one packed with too much text, excessive ornamentation, gaudy colors, and clip art. Design guru Edward Tufte derided such decorations as redundant at best, useless ...

dateOct 16, 2013 in Computer Sciences
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