Google’s Project Ara $50 Modular Smartphone Could Change The Way We Buy Phones Starting Next Year

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Google’s Advanced Technology and Projects Division just announced its first developer event for Project Ara, a modular smarpthone, yesterday, and a new follow-up profile by TIME indicates we could see the device come to market by next year, with a $50 price tag to start. The key phrase there is “to…

Planet discoveries and Space Elevators

http://america.aljazeera.com/articles/2014/2/26/planets-discovery700nasa.html Number of planets skyrockets: NASA scientists announce a new method that has helped verify more than 700 new planets http://www-refresh.vice-motherboard-test.appspot.com/blog/space-elevators-are-totally-possible-and-will-make-rockets-seem-dumb Space Elevators Are Totally Possible (and Will Make Rockets Seem Dumb)

In Fake Classes Scandal, UNC Fails Its Athletes—and Whistle-Blower

http://www.businessweek.com/articles/2014-02-27/in-fake-classes-scandal-unc-fails-its-athletes-whistle-blower#p1 Mary Willingham makes public how college athletes are signed up to take fake classes and literacy rates of elementary students. Skipping class may lend more time to sports now but when that loan is called in, they’ll have a poor education, unable to guide themselves.