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On the Calendar:  Saturday, 12/6/2014 12:00 PM
A DICKENS OF A CHRISTMAS! OPEN HOUSE: Come by for the Christmas Open House in Farmerville and walk through our Victorian traditions exhibit, have your photo made with our Victorian Father Christmas, and listen to carolers singing classic Christmas hymns. Other special events will center around Children celebrating Christmases-past! Oh, one more thing: WE WILL BE MAKING SNOW!!! Calendar

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3-D Printing With a Pen? Your Science Geek Gift Guide

What do you get for the science geek on your holiday gift list? 3-D printing is hot this year, but there are lots of other cool suggestions out there.






Wed, 26 Nov 2014 23:05:55 GMT
3-D and Beyond: Help Us Pick Gifts for Science Geeks

What do you get for the science geek on your holiday gift list? 3-D printing is hot this year, but there are lots of other cool suggestions out there.

Wed, 26 Nov 2014 23:05:55 GMT
GMO Cattle Produce Serum to Fight Hantavirus

Serum from genetically engineered cattle might eventually be used to fight deadly diseases like Ebola and hantavirus, according to a report.






Wed, 26 Nov 2014 21:43:27 GMT
Shopping for Holiday Savings? Try These Four Apps

If you're trying to save some cash while holiday shopping, the best tool can be a smartphone packed with the right apps.






Wed, 26 Nov 2014 20:31:38 GMT
Graphene's Weak Spot Could Be Key to Fuel Cells

scientists in Britain have found that graphene, the world's thinnest, strongest and most impermeable material, can allow protons to pass through it.






Wed, 26 Nov 2014 20:23:49 GMT
Does Our Energy Future Lie in Batteries Made of Clay?

Scientists say they've invented an electrically conductive material that can be molded and rolled out like cookie dough or kiddie play dough.

Wed, 26 Nov 2014 19:31:18 GMT
Twitter to Track Which Apps Its Users Download: Re/Code

The update is opt-out, meaning Twitter will start collecting this information from users automatically unless they explicitly tell it otherwise.






Wed, 26 Nov 2014 18:12:21 GMT
Artist Formerly Online as Prince Quits Facebook, Twitter

The enigmatic star shut down his Twitter and Facebook accounts this week and pulled many of his music videos from YouTube.






Wed, 26 Nov 2014 16:06:59 GMT
EU Watchdogs Want 'Right to Be Forgotten' Worldwide

European privacy regulators want Internet search engines such as Google and Microsoft's Bing to scrub results globally, not just in Europe.






Wed, 26 Nov 2014 15:42:19 GMT
Re/Code Holiday Gift Guide: Tech Relief for Parents

Parents especially new parents rarely buy things for themselves, since their energy and wallets are focused on their little ones.






Wed, 26 Nov 2014 14:57:27 GMT
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