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2014-04-15 10:27:28     Flashback Friday: Probably the most horrifying scientific lecture ever. - Seriously, Science? | DiscoverMagazine.com

http://blogs.discovermagazine.com/...tific-lecture-ever/#...

At a urology conference in Las Vegas in 1983, Dr. Giles ... very memorable lecture.

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2014-04-14 09:03:21     Ramesh Patel: Finally! Exposed! The Deficit Myth! So, David Cameron When Are You Going to Apologise?

http://www.huffingtonpost.co.uk/...-austerity_b_2007552.html

As a Conservative I have no pleasure in exposing David C... claims. However, as long as the party continues to talk ... via the blame game, confidence will not be given an oppo... For it is an undeniable and inescapable economic fact: w...
Below are t

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/Channels/economy and politics

2014-04-12 07:39:18     A World Of Open Source Sex Toys, Built By Three Georgia Tech Students ⚙ Co.Labs ⚙ code + community

http://www.fastcolabs.com/...three-georgia-tech-students?...

The Stitchfest hackathon at UPenn didn’t know what was... Quitmeyer and Firaz Peer built an Arduino-powered genita... DIY hacking contest. This was no stunt: Quitmeyer intend... toy to be one of an open source suite when he opens Comi... August--wha

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/Channels/DIY technology

2014-04-12 07:35:28     MIT Unveils The Shapeshifting Furniture Of The Future | Co.Design | business + design

http://www.fastcodesign.com/...ing-furniture-of-the-future#3

As part of the Lexus Design Amazing exhibition in Milan,... table made up of more than 1,000 squares arranged in a t... attached to a motor beneath the surface. The Transform c... depending upon how users interact with it and can also m... itself to i

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/Channels/physicality

2014-04-08 12:10:04     OpenBTS open-source project

http://openbts.org/

Get ready to roll your own cell network! OpenBTS is now ... robust and feature-filled, offers significant improvemen... capacity and system management features. OpenBTS 4.0 fur... of RAN infrastructure to low cost, standard computer har... source soft

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/Channels/techie/phone

2014-04-08 11:45:32     Why UK universities shouldn't be hostile to alternative economic models | Maeve Cohen and Catriona Watson | Comment is free | theguardian.com

http://www.theguardian.com/...-models-post-crash-society?...

What follows may just seem to be a story about one cours... university, but it has important ramifications, not only... national debate about economics education, but for econo... politics itself. We, the Post-Crash Economics Society at... Manchester,

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/Channels/economy and politics

2014-03-30 09:18:10     Global warming reveals Viking tunic

http://news.msn.com/s.../global-warming-reveals-viking-tunic

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/Channels/heritage and museums
/Channels/sustainability
/Channels/textiles

2014-03-27 08:12:37     Extra Food Banks Aren't Needed Because Restaurants Are Busy, Says Tory Councillor

http://www.huffingtonpost.co.uk/...ll-ascough_n_5034541.html

A local Conservative councillor has said the fact he str... table in restaurants at the weekends proves there is no ...
Crawley councillor Liam Marshall-Ascough made the commen ...

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/Channels/economy and politics

2014-03-27 07:30:16     Technology and Learning | Visual.ly

http://visual.ly/technology-and-learning

Technology has a plethora of uses and has long been a u... students of today are adept at using technology so utili... education is beneficial. This infographic examines how t... useful tool and can be a useful aid in the learning process.

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/Channels/education

2014-03-27 07:29:41     Pop Up Learning Space | Visual.ly

http://visual.ly/pop-learning-space

Mission: Encourage life-long learning, promote alternat... environments and equip young people with 21st Century sk... skills for life, not for more school. Vision: Elastic Po... = alternative learning environments 21st century edutain... culture.

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/Channels/education

2014-03-17 16:13:28     Illuminating cities with sustainable smart lighting systems | Guardian Sustainable Business | Guardian Professional

http://www.theguardian.com/...-smart-lighting-systems-cities

Illuminating cities with sustainable smart lighting systems
Lights that switch off automatically when streets are em ...
Share 501
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... a city-lighting system that's both sustainable and fun.

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/Channels/cognition and art/digital light
/Channels/fairylights
/Channels/sustainability

2014-03-16 18:27:34     Amazon’s $23,698,655.93 book about flies

http://www.michaeleisen.org/blog/?p=358

A few weeks ago a postdoc in my lab logged on to Amazon ... extra copy of Peter Lawrence’s The Making of a Fly –... developmental biology that we – and most other Drosoph... biologists – consult regularly. The book, published in... print. But

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/Channels/digital economy

2014-03-11 20:49:14     About « The Restart Project

http://therestartproject.org/about/

The Restart Project is a London-based social enterprise ... empowers people to use their electronics longer, by lear... repair and maintenance skills.
Through community and workplace events we create engagin ...
Electronic waste is one of the fastest gr

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/Channels/DIY technology
/Channels/sustainability

2014-03-11 09:20:35     20 Jokes That Only Intellectuals Will Understand. Number 5 Took Me A Minute.

http://www.tickld.com/...-only-intellectuals-will-understand

...

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/Channels/just fun

2014-03-10 16:13:28     Local Daylight Time - About

http://www.localdaylighttime.org/about-ldt/

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/Channels/cognition and art/slow and time

2014-03-08 23:43:43     c is for colossus

http://www.kith.org/logos/words/lower/c.html

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/Channels/cognition and art/language

2014-03-08 14:05:07     Dark thoughts: why mental illness is on the rise in academia | Higher Education Network | Guardian Professional

http://www.theguardian.com/...ng-problem-pressure-university

But while anecdotal accounts multiply, mental health iss... little-researched and hard data is thin on the ground.
However, a study published in 2013 by the University and ...

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/Channels/education/Higher Ed.

2014-03-08 12:40:04     The perovskite lightbulb moment for solar power | Technology | The Observer

http://www.theguardian.com/...undant-solar-power-britain?...

If perovskites mean nothing to you read on, as they may ... impact on your future fuel bill.
If we could capture approximately 1% of the sunlight fal ...

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/Channels/sustainability

2014-03-07 10:28:53     Exist · Understand your life.

https://exist.io/

We all create data about ourselves every day. From task ... trackers to the tweets we share, our data is everywhere.
Even if you're actively tracking your life, you're only ...
We help you find the hidden connections in your data and ...

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/Channels/cognition and art/memories-for-life
/Channels/HCI stuff/PIM

2014-03-06 07:34:03     Essay on why faculty members work so much | Inside Higher Ed

http://www.insidehighered.com/...ty-members-work-so-much#...

Why do academics work so much?

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/Channels/education/Higher Ed.

2014-03-06 07:33:06     ArtMaps | Tate

http://artmaps.tate.org.uk/artmaps/tate/#zoom=15&lat=51.5...

Tate holds over 70,000 items in its collection.
Help us locate them around the world.

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/Channels/maps and geography
/Channels/techie/collective intelligence

2014-03-06 07:31:44     Ruin Lust | Tate

http://www.tate.org.uk/whats-on/tate-britain/ex.../ruin-lust

Ruin Lust, an exhibition at Tate Britain from 4 March 20... to the mournful, thrilling, comic and perverse uses of r... the seventeenth century to the present day. The exhibiti... widest-ranging on the subject to date and includes over ... artists suc

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/Channels/just lovely

2014-03-06 07:30:43     There is a culture of acceptance around mental health issues in academia | Higher Education Network | Guardian Professional

http://www.theguardian.com/...-issue-phd-research-university

I've seen PhD students with depression, sleep issues, ea... thoughts of suicide. Mental health in academia is an iss... addressed

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/Channels/education/Higher Ed.

2014-03-04 10:39:51     BBC News - The Indian sanitary pad revolutionary

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-26260978

Jugaad is an Indian word that means ingenious improvisat... scarce resources - or necessity is the mother of inventi... more grassroots innovations:

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/Channels/DIY technology
/Channels/sustainability

2014-02-27 14:43:55     Scottish Screen Archive - Full record for 'ROUND 'THE MULL''

http://ssa.nls.uk/film.cfm?...

A trip on the 'Loch Carron', travelling up the Firth of ... of Kintyre, Oban, Tiree and the Outer Hebrides.
The film-maker believed this service provided by the 'Lo ...

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/Channels/Tiree

2014-02-26 10:43:16     UW Interactive Data Lab

http://idl.cs.washington.edu/projects/lyra/

Lyra is an interactive environment that enables custom v... without writing any code. Graphical “marks” can be b... using property drop zones; dynamically positioned using ... directly moved, rotated, and resized using handles. Lyra... data pipeli

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/Channels/techie/open data
/Channels/visualisation

2014-02-26 10:42:11     Map Kibera | Map Kibera

http://mapkibera.org/

Kibera in Nairobi, Kenya, was a blank spot on the map un... when young Kiberans created the first free and open digi... own community. Map Kibera has now grown into a complete ... community information project.

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/Channels/cognition and art/space and place
/Channels/locality
/Channels/maps and geography

2014-02-22 07:53:00     How much is time wrong around the world? | The poor man's math blog

http://poisson.phc.unipi.it/~maggiolo.../comment-page-1/#...

A few years ago I went to Spain for the first time, and ... surprised by how late is dinner. The first night I dined...
Solar time vs. standard time
Solar time vs. standard time
At the time I’m writing, near the winter solstice, Mad ...

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/Channels/cognition and art/slow and time

2014-02-19 07:51:20     Analysis of the CHI research community’s knowledge map - Community Imaging Group

http://comag.oulu.fi/...i-research-communitys-knowledge-map/

Based on the results, we argued that:
As it stands, the only tradition in HCI is that of h ...
The accumulated knowledge in HCI is almost exclusive ...
By nature, HCI research is like nomads chasing water ...
Therefore, current HCI researc

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/Channels/HCI stuff
/Channels/research methods

2014-02-18 18:38:57     The GeoJSON Format Specification

http://geojson.org/geojson-spec.html

GeoJSON is a format for encoding a variety of geographic... GeoJSON object may represent a geometry, a feature, or a... features. GeoJSON supports the following geometry types:... Polygon, MultiPoint, MultiLineString, MultiPolygon, and ... Features in

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/Channels/maps and geography

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