Month: December 2011

We can’t know who’s behind “Americans Elect,” because we might make fun of them

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Via Scoop.it – Demand Transformation The mysteriously funded centrist group is winning ballot access…   The dingbats behind “Americans Elect,” a shadowy centrist third-party effort to get an Internet petition onto actual presidential ballots, refuse to reveal who’s…

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Boehner’s office cuts off C-SPAN cameras as GOP takes verbal beating | The Raw Story

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Via Scoop.it – Demand TransformationRepublicans censor Democracy.   Moments later, someone at C-SPAN took to Twitter and explained: “C-SPAN has no control over the U.S. House TV cameras – the Speaker of the House does.”   It’s for…

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China tops U.S, Japan to become top patent filer

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Via Scoop.it – Creating the FutureHONG KONG (Reuters) – China became the world’s top patent filer in 2011, surpassing the United States and Japan as it steps up innovation to improve its intellectual property rights track record.  …

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NREL Scientists Report First Solar Cell Producing More Electrons In Photocurrent Than Solar Photons Entering Cell

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Via Scoop.it – Creating the FutureResearchers from the U.S. Department of Energy’s National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) have reported the first solar cell that produces a photocurrent that has an external quantum efficiency greater than 100 percent when…

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Christopher Hitchens and the protocol for public figure deaths

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Via Scoop.it – Demand TransformationEtiquette-based prohibitions on speaking ill of the dead should apply to private individuals, not public figures…Via www.salon.com

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Life will suck if they censor the internet

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Via Scoop.it – Demand Transformation Get Your War On comic nails Hollywood. Why the world is doomed if Hollywood controlled the web (#SOPA passed).Via getyourcensoron.com

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