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This hacked toy can open many garage doors in seconds

Have you put much thought lately into what’s stored in your garage? If you have valuables in there next to your car, you might want to think about …

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19 Bad Habits You Should Drop Before You Turn 30

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Mental Health

一说这个黑土我就满肚子牢骚。<br>@刘文龙说黑土在土壤学上有严格定义,这个说法恐怕是有点问题的。<b><br>毛主席教导我们:高贵者最愚蠢,贫贱者最聪明。</b>黑土这个词,是广大劳动人民在长期的劳动实践中对土壤表层颜色较深、腐殖质含量高、具有良好结构的土壤的统称。因为这个词用的太广泛了,所以1954年中国土壤学会第一次召开会议的时候,就决定把黑土列成一个土类。<br>但是后来一下子就麻烦了。为什么呢,经过第一次全国土壤普查,土壤科研工作者们发现,广大劳动人民所指称的黑土,压根不是一种东西,甚至是在土壤形成上关系很远的好几种东西……这尼玛怎么办……<br>所以针对这个情况,土壤科研工作者想出了两个辙。<br>一个是以1978年出版的《中国土壤》 …

粮食安全:依据食物贸易网的分析

在二战后短短的几十年间,生命科学和农业技术的进步让我们某种程度上解决了食物获取的问题,反而是权力结构、社会稳定、政府对资源的管控等因素才成为了真正影响我们「粮食安全」的因素。然而,尽管我们生活在一个相当富足的时代,但在很多相对贫困的发展中国家,人口爆炸仍然可能会为这些国家的粮食安全带来新的挑战;近年来新闻媒体上频繁报导的各类极端天气也让我们开始注意到「真·自然灾害」可能给我们的粮食安全带来的影响;而更重要的是,当越来越多国家的粮食依赖于进口时,国际环境的变化也可能造成食品贸易重大结构转变,这些因素都可能造成地区性的饥荒问题。<p>要对这一问题进行讨论,一个重要的思路就是从人口增长和食品的国际贸易两个 …

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The NSA is preparing to turn off mass surveillance programs

After a late Senate vote after midnight on Friday, the NSA is starting to take moves to shut down its bulk surveillance programs. With the legal foundation of those programs, the Patriot Act, set to expire at the end of the month, lawmakers have been working to agree on which parts of the mass …

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Your Daddy must have been a Baker, cos you got the nicest set of buns I've ever saw.<p>Am I dead, Angel? Cause this must be heaven!<p>Did you get those …

每块成功的充电电池背后,都有一群“得寸进尺”的科学家

本文作者:chenwei<p>近日,斯坦福大学的戴宏杰研究组在《自然》发表论文,宣布研发出了充电极快、寿命超长的铝离子电池,引起了广泛关注。比起耳熟能详的“锂电池”,人们对铝离子电池的感觉要陌生得多。为什么要研发这样的新电池?这还得从充电电池的发展说起。<p>初中时,我有一部黄色的随身听。我给它准备了3对充电电池轮番上阵,这样,当周杰伦的声音突然变得缓慢时,我知道总有电池可以更换。后来,我有了MP3和手机,就渐渐不再听随身听了,需要经常充电的,也从圆柱形的5号电池换成了扁扁的锂电池。在我看来,世上无法逃避的事情,除了死亡和交税,还有给电池充电。<p>不是每一节电池都叫可充电电池<p>电池是生活中再常见不过的物品了。它 …

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愚弄投资者就是这么容易 雅芳82亿美元收购成闹剧

GSP 是Generalized second-price auction (广义二价拍卖)的简称,VCG 是 Vickrey-Clark-Groves 机制的简称。<p>先简单谈一下Google 采用GSP 拍卖搜索关键词的历史。较早的搜索广告拍卖设计是雅虎的Overture 设计,采用广义一级价格拍卖:如果有K 个广告位,那么竞价最高的K 个商家每人赢得一个,并且支付竞标的价格。一级价格拍卖最大的问题是策略选择很不稳定,商家会频繁地修正出价。如果最高出价者出价2块,次高为1.5块,那么最高者就有激励把出价将到1.51,仍然赢得最好的广告位同时省下0.49。可是这同时次高者或许正为了拿到最好的广告 …

Hydrogen-powered Hycopter quadcopter could fly for 4 hours at a time

When people suggest possible uses for electric multicopter drones, it frequently seems like they're forgetting something – presently, most such …

The world's weirdest vending machines

The modern world's demand for instant gratification has led to the introduction of slot machines offering all manner of weird and wonderful goods in unlikely places. We look at some of the more bizarre.<p><b>Burritos - Los Angeles, US</b><p>The Burrito Box dispenses plastic-wrapped, pre-prepared Mexican wraps …

9 Gorgeous Additions Your Spring Garden Still Needs

Now that your gardening work is paying off and all that patio furniture is cleaned up and back in place, your outdoor areas are just about done. What are you still missing? Well, here are nine gorgeous garden details and plants that you might want to think about adding to yours this season. Think …