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Obama Plans 10-Year Project to Map Human Brain
In his State of the Union address last week, President Obama made several mentions of a commitment to science that caught our attention. Now it seems some details about those plans are surfacing. One area of study he mentioned in his speech was that scientists are working to map the human brain, and it’s now being reported that the President wants to launch a decade-long program to create the most detailed map of the active human brain to date.

The program is expected to cost billions, but to allay the negative reaction to the price tag Obama also pointed out the huge return on investment the economy saw with similar research. “Every dollar we invested to map the human genome returned $140 to our economy — every dollar, ” said the President. This refers to a study done by the federal government that said the $3.8 billion invested in the Human Genome Project since 1990 saw a return of $800 billion.

Several scientists have already said they are involved in planning the project, which is titled the Brain Activity Map, and the Office of Science and Technology Policy will be organizing the project. It is expected to be included in President Obama’s budget proposal in March of this year, but considering what a super-good job Congress does of passing things, it’s certainly not a guarantee that it will make the final budget and be funded.

Source: Geekosystem

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Thinking of S Korea as a ESL Instructor

2008-12-31 16:56:22 by Sergeant1989

With the job market being in the dump here in Virginia as well as the rest of the nation I am considering the possibility of teaching in SK. I do hold a BA degree and have done my share of substitute teaching in some local public schools. What I need to know if this is a job that is worth pursuing. Also with the current exchange rate being so skewed between the USD and the KRW would it be better to negotiate a contract in US currency or just have the base salary increased if they will only pay in the local currency?
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How soon until the little welfare nation begins demanding the had outs we give them be in shekels or euros?
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