Saturday, January 19, 2008

Add a Web Server to Your Browser

Search Add-ons :: Firefox Add-ons: "POW -- Plain Old Webserver
by David Kellogg
Turn the web on its head with the Plain Old Webserver (POW), which adds a server to your browser."

Thursday, January 17, 2008

Dutch try to grow enviro-friendly meat in lab | Reuters

Dutch try to grow enviro-friendly meat in lab | Reuters: "Dutch try to grow enviro-friendly meat in lab"

By Reed Stevenson

UTRECHT, The Netherlands (Reuters) - Dutch researchers are trying to grow pork meat in a laboratory with the goal of feeding millions without the need to raise and slaughter animals.

"We're trying to make meat without having to kill animals," Bernard Roelen, a veterinary science professor at Utrecht University, said in an interview.

Although it is in its early stages, the idea is to replace harvesting meat from livestock with a process that eliminates the need for animal feed, transport, land use and the methane expelled by animals, which all hurt the environment, he said.

"Keeping animals just to eat them is in fact not so good for the environment," said Roelen. "Animals need to grow, and animals produce many things that you do not eat."

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NPR : Your Health

NPR : Your Health: "Hotel Maids Challenge the Placebo Effect

January 3, 2008 · A study of hotel maids showed that they did not think they got much exercise — even with all the heavy lifting they do. But when they were told that their jobs qualified as workouts, the pounds started dropping."

Tuesday, January 15, 2008

NPR : FDA Finds Meat, Milk from Clones Safe to Eat

NPR : FDA Finds Meat, Milk from Clones Safe to Eat: "FDA scientists studied the chemical composition of meat and milk from clones and decided that it's identical to what's on the market already. The European Food Safety Authority, in a draft report last week, came to a similar conclusion."

Chapter I: Executive Summary: "Conclusions Regarding Potential Food Consumption Risks"

Friday, January 11, 2008

De parvis grandis acervus erit

From the Google Toolbar menu's Help > About

Here is a translation from the Latin.

WORD FOR WORD
de - from ; parvis - little things ; grandis - grand things ; acervus - accumulation ; erit - will come

TRANSLATION
"From many small contributions a great work can emerge."

PURPORT
Google's continual development of information processing applications - from gadgets like those for the iGoogle home page and desktop, to services like Google Maps - amounts to a great contribution.



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Whitney, Geffrey. A Choice of Emblemes, and other devises, For the moste part gathered out of sundrie writers, Englished and Moralized. And divers newly devised. / by Geffrey Whitney ... Imprinted at Leyden, In the house of Christopher Plantyn, by Francis Raphelengius, 1586.

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