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Thousands of academics spurn Nature’s new paid-access Machine Learning journal

Nature, one of the most prestigious scientific journals in the world, has just announce plans to create a Machine Intelligence imprint, and researchers are not happy. The field has been doing fine wit

Solar project lending startup Wunder Capital raises $112 million as renewable energy shines

As renewable energy continues to gobble up more and more of the new energy capacity coming online, the solar project lending company Wunder Capital has raised $112 million in primarily debt financing

Scientists weigh life

Researchers at the University of Basel and University College London have created a scale that can measure life. The scale, which can measure the mass of single cells lets and them “monitor how

Mystery Science partners with Google to bring eclipse glasses to elementary school students

Assuming you haven't been living in a cave -- in which case this news wouldn't interest you anyway -- you know there's a solar eclipse happening on August 21st. It's the first solar eclipse to cross t

MIT researchers invent clothes that breathe with the help of biological cells

MIT researchers have invented a new type of workout material that can breathe using biological cells. The project, called bioLogic, is essentially a “breathable workout suit” covered in sm

Elmodis raises a $4.9M round to find the soul of a new machine

Like the boy in Iron Giant, Elmodis watches massive machines to ensure they don’t break or, worse, hurt people. The company recently raised $4.9 million to manage this task in addition to their

The British-made Blacklamp Carbon watch is full of glowing goodness

Back when Britannia ruled the waves her beautiful lighthouses were wonders to behold. Many a sailor found solace in the pale light cast out over the ocean and now the Schofield Watch Company is celebr

Augmented Reality Advertising: So Close, And Yet So Far Away

<a target="_blank" href="http://www.beta.techcrunch.com/tag/nature">Nature Publishing Group</a> teamed up with the <a target="_blank" href="http://www.beta.techcrunch.com/tag/kaust">King Abdullah Univ

Nature Publishing Group Officially Launches New Interactive Textbook

Last spring I wrote about Nature Publishing Group's plan for a <a href="https://beta.techcrunch.com/2011/05/24/would-you-like-a-49-electronic-college-textbook-with-lifetime-updates/">$49 electronic te

Would You Like A $49 Electronic College Textbook With Lifetime Updates?

<img src="http://www.crunchgear.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/05/princbio1.jpg" />Nature, the folks who brought you the free life sciences learning community <a href="http://www.crunchgear.com/tag/scita

Scitable.com Goes Mobile

<img src="http://www.crunchgear.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/08/scitable-mobile.jpeg" />We covered <a href="http://www.crunchgear.com/2010/05/06/scitable-a-social-network-for-science-research-and-educa

Follow the Apollo 11 landing on Twitter!

<img src="http://www.crunchgear.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/06/apollo11.jpg" />This is borderline neat, but my hatred for Twitter is so <i>powerful</i> these days that I can't be sure. Nature—yo

Tiger Tracker maps 3D meshes onto live tigers to identify them

How cool is this? Wildlife researchers often set up hidden cameras, activated by motion, to catch animals like tigers cruising around the jungle. This software by the Wildlife Conservation Society loo

Free Discovery sampler with your purchase of one (1) Sony Blu-Ray player

While I applaud the bundling of what appears to be a couple gorgeous nature shows with Sony’s Blu-Players, I ask: why didn’t they go the whole hog? Planet Earth box set, baby. Sure, you lo

Discovery Biosphere Terrarium

I’m going to go out on a limb here and say that this Discovery biosphere is awesome. Aside from looking totally cool, it is a valid educational experience for children. It allows kids to control