China Secretly Clones Austrian Village
Possibly the most-submitted vista to /r/VillagePorn - at least now we can diversify the subreddit to include this pirated version.
Ask Slashdot: What If Intellectual Property Expired After Five Years?
Really? A lot of innovation comes from small and dynamic enterprises. I expect that big industry would just wait out the hardship of R&D and then reproduce finished produces after a five-year wait (relatively short in the scheme of many novel products), at a fraction of the cost and with the ability to distribute and mass market.
Canadian Charges Against US Manga Reader Dropped
This sounds terrible, but Canada is far from the strictest in the world. Your experience crossing back into the US is tainted by holding a US passport. Unfortunately Canadian customs agents have fed off the TSA and DHS power trip. The US has actually had a strong hand in changing how US border control is exerted.
American Grant Writing: Race Matters
The applicant's CV is a MAJOR factor. How can it be double blind? Environment and resources are a common part of a grant review. They should be sufficient for the proposed work.
Ask Slashdot: Ebook Reader for Scientific Papers?
Have to agree with this. Bought the ipad as an experiment and haven't gone back. Can sync changes in iAnnotate with Dropbox.
TSA Announces Pilot of Trusted Traveler Program
And there is no guarantee the system will not be revoked in future - personal information cannot suddenly become private again.
Roundabout Revolution Sweeping US
It will also make North Americans better prepared to drive in Europe. Win-win.
Canon Develops 8 X 8 Inch Digital CMOS Sensor
Sadly my first thought was military.
MIT Unveils Oil-Skimming Robot Swarm Prototype
Collecting and burning oil but using...solar for power? Seems odd. Maybe a mech eng can explain.
Possible Monogamy Gene Found In People
And in other news...a population of MONOG gene knock-out mice has just moved to Utah.