January 30th, 2010 | brainjuice
- scraplab ? Extractomatic in Sinatra on JRuby on Google App Engine on the Internet
"…a very simple web-based API to detect and extract the main content from a web page, removing all of the clutter, such as headers, footers, advertising and so on. I guess it?s somewhat similar to Readability or Instapaper, but more suitable to building into your own applications…"
- Prometheus: Over Easy
"Prometheus displayed its pockmarked, irregular surface for NASA's Cassini spacecraft on Jan. 27, 2010. "
- Scientists grow solar cell components in tobacco plants
"scientists are trying to harness the finely tuned systems in tobacco plants in order to use them as the building blocks of solar cells. Scientists predict that the technique could lead to the production of inexpensive, biodegradable solar cells."
(tags:biotech solar )
- Researchers identify brain protein for synapse development
"A new study from UC Davis Health System identifies for the first time a brain protein called SynDIG1 that plays a critical role in creating and sustaining synapses, the complex chemical signaling system responsible for communication between neurons. "