Twitter exploded with strong opinions, arguments and protests over a proposed anti-piracy law that could potentially censor the internet. We followed the conversation all week, tweeting about it, linking to interesting news articles and discussions about SOPA — the Stop Online Piracy Act. But that's not all that caught our eye during the hubbub of this week's heated national discourse. Every Friday we give some of those re-tweetable Twitter gems a second go in the spotlight, and we've summed up the best for you right here. Enjoy! And talk to us this week @BWCnews.
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2. Fossil Hermit Crab Named After Michael Jackson on PhysOrg.com: Science gave homage to the King of Pop this week by naming a newly discovered prehistoric species of hermit crab Mesoparapylocheles Michaeljacksoni. The team of paleontologists saw news of Jackson's death later that same day they made their discovery, according to an article just published in a German scientific journal. Click through to read the rest of the article — it's a pretty cool discovery, with or without the entertaining name!
3. Three Generations of NASA Mars Rovers on NASA.gov: Check out this snapshot of the entire lineage of NASA-made Martian explorers. It's like a robot family photo!
4. Bishop-Wisecarver Gets Listed in the Novus Buyer's Guide: We're excited to become part of this free online database, the "Who's Who of Green Technology Companies". So much so that we had to share the link with you on our blog here. Yet one more way to find us out there in cyberspace!
6. The New Rules of Marketing — Hire a Journalist on CMSwire.com: We knew this one already, as evidenced by the fact that most of the BWC marketing department is made up of former newspaper reporters. It makes sense, though, since good marketing involves content creation, research and personal brand to promote the larger one.
7. Cash Prizes for Young Inventors on USfirst.org: We're always plugging the FIRST Robotics program because we're proud to be Diamond Sponsors and we believe in the organization's mission so strongly. We geeked out learning that the science education nonprofit will offer young engineers some generous cash gifts and a shot at patenting their invention. It's called the FIRST Future Innovator Award, and you should click through the link for more details about how you or someone you know can sign up!
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9. Bringing Jobs Home — How Do We Get There? on Manufacturing.net: It's been the topic of conversation in the industry all last year and the discussion will continue to make headlines in 2012, we're sure. Here's a column on the subject that caught our eye.
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