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2014-07-16 19:59:22     VIDEO: The future of wearable technologies

http://theconversation.com/...of-wearable-technologies-28345

Wearable technologies currently exist in two spaces – ... pieces by artists and designers, and as engineering-driv... products that are taken to market. But, as Danielle Wild... future for wearable technologies lies in creating produc... aesthetic q

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2014-07-15 21:13:07     Crypto weakness in smart LED lightbulbs exposes Wi-Fi passwords | Ars Technica

http://arstechnica.com/...bulbs-exposes-wi-fi-passwords/?...

In the latest cautionary tale involving the so-called In... white-hat hackers have devised an attack against network... lightbulbs that exposes Wi-Fi passwords to anyone in pro... the LED devices.
The attack works against LIFX smart lightbulbs, which c

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2014-07-12 07:04:12     A 3D Printed Cast That Can Heal Your Bones 40-80% Faster | TechCrunch

http://techcrunch.com/...t-can-heal-your-bones-40-80-faster/

It looks like something from the Borg (read, cool), but ...
The Osteoid, created by Turkish student Deniz Karasahin, ...
The idea of ultrasonic healing vibrations to heal bones ...
Take a look at the pic below and you’ll see the Osteoi ...
... won’

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2014-07-11 08:15:58     SAGE Publications busts “peer review and citation ring,” 60 papers retracted | Retraction Watch

http://retractionwatch.com/...tion-ring-60-papers-retracted/

SAGE Publishers is retracting 60 articles from the Journ... Control after an investigation revealed a “peer review... ring” involving a professor in Taiwan.

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2014-07-11 08:15:41     Scholarly journal retracts 60 articles, smashes ‘peer review ring’ - The Washington Post

http://www.washingtonpost.com/...s-smashes-peer-review-ring/

Every now and then a scholarly journal retracts an artic... errors or outright fraud. In academic circles, and somet... retraction is a big deal.
Now comes word of a journal retracting 60 articles at once.

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2014-07-10 12:11:58     Coastal access: Isle of Wight - Consultations - GOV.UK

https://www.gov.uk/governmen.../coastal-access-isle-of-wight

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2014-07-09 09:54:22     The rise of the evolutionary psychology douchebag

http://io9.com/...volutionary-psychology-douchebag-757550990

They believe that certain groups of people are inherentl... others. They write books about how rape is a natural par... evolution. And now, with another scandal rocking the wor... psychology, we can officially welcome a new breed of mad...
Evolutionar

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2014-07-08 13:23:35     Mode raises $2M and opens ‘GitHub for data’ to the public — Tech News and Analysis

http://gigaom.com/...nd-opens-github-for-data-to-the-public/

Mode is trying to do for data scientists and analysts wh... developers by giving them a place where they can find, c... on data.

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2014-07-07 14:30:35     Bret Victor, beast of burden

http://worrydream.com/#!/LearnableProgramming

[ From frame: http://worrydream.com/LearnableProgramming/ ]

Because my work was cited as an inspiration for the Khan...
Programming is a way of thinking, not a rote skill. ...
People understand what they can see. If a programmer ...
Thus, the goals of a programming system should be:
... turn it into som

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2014-07-05 11:52:19     Inglehart-Welzel Culture Map - Business Insider

http://www.businessinsider.com/...-welzel-culture-map-2014-7

Political scientists Ronald Inglehart of the University ...
The latest chart, published several years ago, includes ...
Check it out:
Inglehart World Values Map
... ow much things like language and religion shape culture.

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2014-07-02 16:05:20     How J.K. Rowling Plotted Harry Potter with a Hand-Drawn Spreadsheet | Open Culture

http://www.openculture.com/...-a-hand-drawn-spreadsheet.html

How J.K. Rowling Plotted Harry Potter with a Hand-Drawn ...
in Books, Writing | July 1st, 2014 Leave a Comment
JK-Rowlings-Phoenix-Plot-Outline
At the height of the Harry Potter novels’ popularity, ...

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2014-07-02 16:02:27     These heat maps reveal where we feel love, anger, shame & sadness on our bodies | VentureBeat | Science | by Rebecca Grant

http://venturebeat.com/...r-shame-sadness-on-our-bodies/?...

These heat maps reveal where we feel love, anger, shame ...
Image Credit: Pnas.org
December 31, 2013 7:57 AM
Rebecca Grant
... what we feel and the physical sensation of that feeling.

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2014-06-28 17:02:41     BBC News - Microsoft working on a smart bra to measure mood

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-25197917

Microsoft researchers have designed a smart bra that can...
The prototype contains removable sensors that monitor he ...

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2014-06-28 09:14:40    

https://medium.com/@vijayp/f6bc289679a1

Recently, thanks to a Freedom of Information request, Ch... and made public a complete dump of historical trip and f... taxis. It’s pretty incredible: there are over 20GB of ...

These data are a veritable trove for people who love cit ...

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2014-06-26 09:46:06    

https://developers.google.com/cardboard/

Virtual reality has made exciting progress over the past...

The result is Cardboard, a no-frills enclosure that tran ...

By making it easy and inexpensive to experiment with VR, ...

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2014-06-25 15:09:23     ANSI/NISO Z39.88-2004 (R2010) The OpenURL Framework for Context-Sensitive Services - National Information Standards Organization

http://www.niso.org/apps/group_public/pro.../details.php?...

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2014-06-24 18:26:16     The Good Country Index

http://www.goodcountry.org/

The idea of the Good Country Index is pretty simple: to ... country on earth contributes to the common good of human... takes away. Using a wide range of data from the U.N. and... international organisations, we’ve given each country ... show at a g

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2014-06-24 09:17:39     Vol 8 (2014)

http://ijoc.org/index.php/ijoc/issue/view/10

Special Sections
Big Data| Critiquing Big Data: Politics, Ethics, Epistem ...
Kate Crawford, Mary L. Gray, Kate Miltner 10 pgs.
Big Data, Big Questions| The Big Data Divide ABSTRACT PDF
... Geoffrey C. Bowker 5 pgs.

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2014-06-23 13:16:51     BBC News - Mairi Hedderwick: I am Katie Morag

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-26483303

Mairi Hedderwick andCherry Campbell Mairi Hedderwick say... in her books is based on her childhood dreams of island life
Mairi Hedderwick did not grow up on a Scottish island, s ...

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2014-06-23 13:16:14     About - Institute of Making

http://www.instituteofmaking.org.uk/about

The Institute of Making is a multidisciplinary research ... interested in the made world: from makers of molecules t... buildings, synthetic skin to spacecraft, soup to diamond... Annual membership of the institute is available to all U... students.

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2014-06-23 13:16:02     Welcome - Makers Now

http://www.autonomatic.org.uk/

All Makers Now? is a two-day conference exploring craft ... century production at Falmouth University’s Penryn Cam... 10-11th July 2014.
The digital crafters in the Autonomatic Research Group a ...

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2014-06-20 13:42:24     Sharp's 'Free-Form Displays' with Ultra-Thin Bezels Make New Display Shapes Possible - Mac Rumors

http://www.macrumors.com/2014/0.../sharp-free-form-displays/

Sharp today announced its upcoming "Free-Form Display" t... allow the company to nearly eliminate the traditional be... LCD displays. As a result, Sharp will be able to build L... any shape to conform to the display area of the intended...
sharp_free_

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2014-06-20 13:15:55     XOX - Emotional Technologies

http://www.xoxemotionaltech.com/

XOX is a new emotional technology platform that enables ... to track users’ emotional states, collect data and tai... experiences for both individuals and large audiences.
The XOX platform comprises of a number of products and s ...

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2014-06-20 08:37:04     The Science of Problem Solving

http://rs.io/2014/02/21/problem-solving.html

A review of the state of our knowledge regarding problem... it work? What is insight? How can we boost our creativit... problem solving performance?

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2014-06-17 07:39:16     Open Culture (openculture) on Twitter

https://twitter.com/openculture

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2014-06-17 07:37:05     Intimacy — V2_ Institute for the Unstable Media

http://v2.nl/archive/works/intimacy

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2014-06-17 07:36:14     Bookshops of the Future: Where Physical and Digital Co-exist.

http://www.theliteraryplatform.com/...-and-digital-co-exist/

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2014-06-15 10:10:56     BBC Nature - Rats shown to feel regret over bad decisions

http://www.bbc.co.uk/nature/27716493

Rats experience regret when their actions make them miss... options, a study has found.
It is the first time regret has been identified in mamma ...

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2014-06-14 12:34:04     Universities in the United Kingdom - Times Higher Education

http://uk-universities.timeshighereducation.co.uk/#main

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2014-06-12 12:36:15     Sale of postcodes data was a 'mistake' say Committee - News from Parliament - UK Parliament

http://www.parliament.uk/business/.../open-data-substantive/

Valuable data should be published and used as a public g... economy and society.

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