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48-year-old dies of swine flu – Times of India

September 30th, 2012

48-year-old dies of swine flu
Times of India
PUNE: A 48-year-old man from Tekawade village died of swine flu early on Sunday. With this, the city's H1N1 death toll has reached 15 since April this year. "Anandrao Maruti Gopale had tested positive for swine flu on September 28. He had been on ...



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Oracle taps Nokia for maps

September 30th, 2012
The database giant is expected to announce a deal to use the handset maker's growing stable of location-based services, The Wall Street Journal reports. [Read more]



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Pokemon White Version 2 Review [DS]

September 30th, 2012
Despite being plenty of fun and sporting a few new tweaks, Pokemon White 2 fails to outshine its predecessors.


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Fishing derby has scientific benefit

September 30th, 2012

A local fishing derby isn't all about fishermen hauling in some big ugly sturgeons. It's also a means for scientists to do some research.



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Narwhals travelling further off regular migratory patterns

September 30th, 2012

Hunters in Cambridge Bay, Nunavut, celebrated after catching 10 narwhals – a rare occurrence in the western Arctic.



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The People’s Meeting Dome Deconstructs the Geodesic Dome’s Sacred Geometry

September 30th, 2012
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The project was commissioned by BL, Denmark Public Housing, for this year’s People Meeting held on the island of Bornholm, Denmark, a manifestation dedicated to generating debate on the future of housing. The Meeting Dome had a dual role within this context – besides providing an attractive physical space for the debate, the project itself is a comment on it. The introvert geometry of the conventional dome is restructured to respond more constructively to the architectural conditions of the contemporary city. The structure becomes more flexible and responsive to its surroundings, as its extruded segments assume different positions within a specific location.

The logic of the extrusions consists in consistent treatment of different elements: the curved surfaces are closed, while the perpendicular ones are left transparent. This enables greater control over the amount of light that penetrates the interior and ultimately, the organization of the space. For the Peoples Meeting, the dome contained a stage placed in a niche and the stands situated in the central area. According to the architects, this “created additional focus on the stage and a great sense of intimacy”.

The project is a complex lattice structure that can be assembled to fit different parameters. The printed nodes from the 3D model are laser cut and robot welded. The nodes are designed as steel shoes that are open in one dimension and two inches in the other, so they can accommodate the family of standard rafters. The Meeting Dome used 2×4 inches and 2×6 inches construction timber and same size plywood-beams. The building envelope consisted of translucent greenhouse membranes on the spherical surfaces and transparent PVC film as windows on the perpendicular surfaces.

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Apple seeks patents for camera gesture techniques

September 30th, 2012
Recent applications also point to dramatically improved techniques for preventing and removing red eye in images. [Read more]



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September 30th, 2012

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Flu can spread before symptoms show

September 30th, 2012
The researchers infected ferrets with a strain of the 2009 H1N1 (swine flu) virus and found that they were able to spread the virus to other ferrets before they developed symptoms. When the researchers housed these pre-symptomatic ferrets with three others ...


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Flu can spread before symptoms show

September 30th, 2012
The researchers infected ferrets with a strain of the 2009 H1N1 (swine flu) virus and found that they were able to spread the virus to other ferrets before they developed symptoms. When the researchers housed these pre-symptomatic ferrets with three others ...


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