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+ - Nepal marking it's second Barcamp->

Submitted by yowlanku
yowlanku (1169499) writes "Barcamp Kathmandu is being organized for second time in Nepal. Though barcamp is widespread concept worldwide, this type of events are rare here. This time the theme of event is 'knitting innovators'.
Since large youth demographics are brain drained annually due lack of resource and opportunity, Barcamp focuses specially on promoting local ideas and innovators. Some of the interesting sessions pre-registered are Nepaluino (localized arduino) , crowdsourcing and microwork and messy political economy
see stopmotion promo of the event here"

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+ - Don Knuth announces iTex->

Submitted by yowlanku
yowlanku (1169499) writes "Christoper Adams tweeted live from TUG 2010 Conference that "Donald Knuth's TeX successor will be named iTeX." Sir Donald Knuth stated that he will make ``An Earthshaking Announcement'' at TeX's 32nd Anniversary Celebration on 30 June, apparently which turned out to be a joke. Satirically he also stated that this successor of TeX will have features like 3-D printing, animation, stereographic sound."
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United States

+ - Obama casted from 150M nanotubes->

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yowlanku
yowlanku writes "John Hart, Sameh Tawfick, Michael De Volder, and Will Walker have gone nano way to built NanObama from carbon nanotubes. The process explained as "The nanobama structures are made of carbon nanotubes, and the pictures were taken using optical and electron microscopes. Carbon nanotubes (CNTs) are tiny hollow cylinders of carbon; the diameter of a CNT is tens of thousands of times smaller than a human hair, and CNTs are several times stronger and stiffer than steel. CNTs are grown by a high-temperature chemical reaction, using patterns of nanoscale metal catalyst particles arranged in the shapes of the faces, text, and flags that you see in the images. Each face contains millions of parallel nanotubes, standing vertically on the substrate like a forest of trees. If you were standing next to the nanotubes as they grow, and each nanotube was a 1 foot (0.3 meter) diameter tree, the trees would be growing at over 500 miles per hour! The nanobama faces are approximately 0.5 millimeter wide, or about ten times the width of a human hair.""
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Education

+ - OLPC hits pilot in Nepal->

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yowlanku
yowlanku writes ""Yesterday, 27th of March, 2008 was the BIG day for us. In coordination with Department of Education, Ministry of Education, we distributed Mero Sanu Sathi, the One Laptop Per Child (OLPC) Laptop, to the students of 4th graders of Janajyoti Ni Ma Vi, Ugratara-8, Janagal, Kavre as a part of first ever pilot distribution of the laptop in Nepal, codenamed "Sunrise"." you can read more atolpcnepal blogThe news has been also covered by Economics times of india. OLPC Nepal is all volunteer based organization working towards implementation of OLPC vision in country. You can read more about them and support them at there wiki."
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