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Image 1 - Algorithm Paves Way For Future 'Smart Sand'
2012-04-03 04:55:18

Lee Rannals for Redorbit.com Researchers from MIT have developed new algorithms that could enable "Smart Sand" to form into any shape. By using the algorithm, individual Smart Sand grains would be able to communicate to one another, forming a three-dimensional object. As messages are passed back and forth to each of the grains, they selectively attach to each other to form an object, while the unused grains simply fall away. Once the object has served its purposed, the smart sand...

2012-03-28 23:01:16

Financial experts identify validating digital identity as top fintech trend for 2012 Edinburgh (PRWEB) March 28, 2012 Online identity verification service miiCard is today releasing a short video on the predicted impact of digital identity on financial services in 2012. While attending FinovateEurope in London last month, miiCard asked a range of experts in financial services about the role digital identity was going to play over the coming year. The importance of a customer-centric view...

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Blue Spiny Starfish, Coscinasterias tenuispina
2013-08-11 13:40:45

The blue spiny starfish (Coscinasterias tenuispina), also known as the white starfish, is a species that is classified within the Asteriidae family. It can be found in the Mediterranean Sea and the Atlantic Ocean. Its range includes the coasts of Portugal, France, Cuba, Brazil, various islands in the Atlantic, and the coasts from North Carolina to Santos. It prefers a habitat along shorelines at depths of up to 160 feet. This species holds more female members than males. The blue spiny...

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  • A landsman who is making his first voyage at sea; a novice who enters naval service from rural life.
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