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The Olympic Opening Ceremony Tonight at 7:30 pm There will be monarchs, presidents, prime ministers — and David Beckham. Friday's opening ceremony for the London Olympics is an Alist affair. Among the 60,000 spectators at Olympic Stadium will be Queen Elizabeth II — who as British head of state will officially open the games — along with royals including Prince William and his wife Kate, and Prince Harry. Olympics ES 5/5 Brittany Wenger, 17, Wins Google Science Fair Grand Prize For Breast Cancer Diagnosis App The Grand Prize winner of the science fair, for good reason, was a 17-year-old girl from Lakewood Ranch, Florida. Combining the fields of biology and computer science, Wenger wrote an app that helps doctors diagnose breast cancer, according to the description of her project on Google. Power Woman, Kidult, Data Divinity ES 4/5 Topher Grace to Star in Intel and Toshiba’s Social Film The film, to be directed by Sundancewinner Drake Doremus (Like Crazy), is based on the story of Alex, a young man who wakes up every day with a different appearance. Intel and Toshiba are seeking actors for the film via a Facebook Page. The first episode in the film is scheduled to premiere on Aug. 16 at 3 p.m. PST. The final episode will air on Sept. 20. Screen Culture, Incognito ES 3/5 Sally Ride, the First US Woman in Space, Dies Aged 61 Sally Ride, the first US woman to travel into space died on 7/23 at the age of 61, 17 months after she was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer. Power Woman, Space in the Air, Rise of the Believer

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The 'Chemputer' That Could Print Out Any Drug When Lee Cronin learned about the concept of 3D printers, he had a brilliant idea: why not turn such a device into a universal chemistry set that could make its own drugs? Hack Design ES 3/5

This Vision Of The Future Includes Eyeball-Embedded AR, Hackable Humans, And Gamified Everything A new video posted by Sight Systems takes a stab at how this marriage of sight with technology could manifest itself in the coming years (or perhaps decades). Mind Power, Play, Robopacalypse

TRENDING  VIDEOS
Trailer for Ang Lee's 'Life of Pi' Based upon the best-selling novel by Yann Martel, 'Life Of Pi' tells the story of a young man's incredible survival at sea against impossible odds. 487,488 views Space in the Air ES 2/5 One Direction- What Makes You Beautiful (5 Guys, 1 Piano) 4,515,716 views Analyze, Sample Remix Wildebeest A couple of wildebeest contemplate crossing a river. 2,709,631 views Kidult

This Stunning Timelapse Space Video Will Astonish You If you are in need of a reminder that the world is indeed beautiful, look no further than this amazing timelapse video put together by photographer Knate Myers. 2,086,913 views Slow Perception, Space in the Air

THIS  WEEK  IN  HASHTAGS/TRENDING  LANGUAGE
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UPCOMING  EVENTS
• 7.27-11.5 Growing By Design Exhibit- MoMa • 7.28 National Dance Day • 8.3-8.5 Lollapalooza • 8.5 50th Anniversary of Marilyn Monroe’s Death • 8.6-8.20 Mars Science Lab (Curiosity Rover) Lands on Mars • 8.10 NY International Fringe Festival

Happy National Tequila Day #AddictedTo Mick Jagger #stepuprevolution #ChickFilA #London2012 Google Talk #TheDarkKinghtRises

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