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2014-01-10 16:36:41     Who's Afraid of Peer Review?

http://www.sciencemag.org/content/342/6154/60.full

A spoof paper concocted by Science reveals little or no ... open-access journals.
On 4 July, good news arrived in the inbox of Ocorrafoo C ...
In fact, it should have been promptly rejected. Any revi ...

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2014-01-10 16:35:39     LibraryBox

http://jasongriffey.net/librarybox/

LibraryBox is an open source, portable digital file dist... on inexpensive hardware that enables delivery of educati... and other vital information to individuals off the grid.

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2014-01-10 16:32:10     Windbelt, Cheap Generator Alternative, Set to Power Third World - Popular Mechanics

http://www.popularmechanics.com/science/energy/so.../4224763

Working in Haiti, Shawn Frayne, a 28-year-old inventor b... View, Calif., saw the need for small-scale wind power to... and radios in the homes of the poor. Conventional wind t...
Frayne's device, which he calls a Windbelt, is a taut me ...
Frayne hope

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2014-01-10 16:26:31     Anyone can use these machines to "start a local recycling centre"

http://www.dezeen.com/...s-plastic-recycling-machines-movie/

Precious Plastic local recycling centre by Dave Hakkens
Hakkens' Precious Plastic project is a set of simple mac ...

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2014-01-09 23:06:03     A 7 Year Old And His Mom Try A Wild Experiment In The Freezing Cold. They Never Expected This… | Distractify

http://distractify.com/cult.../frozen-bubbles-in-wintertime/

When the temperature dropped to 16 degrees in Washington... a strange idea.
bubble1
She and her seven-year-old son mixed up some homemade so ...

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2014-01-09 07:05:04     Benefits Street: a toxic caricature of Britain’s poor | new economics foundation

http://www.neweconomics.org/...c-caricature-of-britains-poor

In our currently unstable economy, many are finding that... – people are increasingly moving in and out of work, a... support between these brief spells of employment. Even t... are finding it hard to meet the cost of living – a clo... UK’s bene

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2014-01-09 07:03:06     Proof Of Existence

http://www.proofofexistence.com/about/

Use our service to anonymously and securely store an onl... proof of existence for any document. Your documents are ... database or in the Bitcoin blockchain, so you don't have...
All we store is a cryptographic digest of the file, asso ...
The key adv

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2014-01-09 06:58:52     Modern Abstract City Maps | Colossal

http://www.thisiscolossal.com/.../modern-abstract-city-maps/

Modern Abstract City Maps Paris New York Milan maps London
I’m really enjoying these abstract city maps by Jazzbe ...

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2014-01-09 06:58:36     Elaborate New Portraits Drawn on Vintage Maps by Ed Fairburn | Colossal

http://www.thisiscolossal.com/...awn-on-maps-by-ed-fairburn/

Elaborate New Portraits Drawn on Vintage Maps by Ed Fair... drawing
Yr Ods EP Cover, 2013. Pencil on contoured maps showing ...

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2014-01-09 06:57:49     I’ve made a limited edition

http://clairebrewster.com/201.../ive-made-a-limited-edition/

It’s all for you © Claire Brewster 2013
It is an edition of 20, all hand cut by me, so even thou ...

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2014-01-08 08:05:33     People, Not Data | Code for America

http://www.codeforamerica.org/2014/01/06/people-not-data/

I wish I could end this with a heroic call-to-action. ‮.. Do YOU want to fix our broken government?? Click here to... But I can’t. My fellowship year clarified more problem... Instead, I’ll offer a question: How can we build empat...
Well, first

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2014-01-05 23:38:42     BBC News - RAF jets fly with 3D printed parts

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-25613828

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2014-01-05 08:49:05     Twitter / calestous: Mobile Telephone System A made ...

https://twitter.com/calestous/status/419481535998197760

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2014-01-04 18:55:59     From cash machines to courgettes, the poor will pay more | Zoe Williams | Comment is free | theguardian.com

http://www.theguardian.com/co.../cash-machines-poor-pay-more

Lack of access to non-charging cashpoints is just one ex... dice are loaded against poor people in a free market

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2014-01-04 18:14:14     A dictionary compiled in tyre shop in 30 years | ePaper | DAWN.COM

http://epaper.dawn.com/DetailImage.php?...

DERA GHAZI KHAN: At a worl(place dealing with Arabic and... Saudi Arabia, one day Akbar Makhmoor started with the Se... and its definition in Urdu and Seraiki. Now, after almos...
He has never been to a college or a university. A tyre r ...
`One doesn`

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2014-01-04 18:06:46     Lyndsey Scott, A Model And Coder - Business Insider

http://www.businessinsider.com/...ott-model-and-coder-2014-1

As much as we try to fight it, most people have a very s... come to mind when they think of coders and software entr... unshaven, twenty-something males.
Lyndsey Scott is none of those things. Though passionate ...
Despite her success on the runway, Lyn

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2014-01-04 16:26:22     What all the fancy code in movie computer sequences actually mean

http://sploid.gizmodo.com/...mputer-sequences-act-1494297200

It's great. John Graham-Cumming is collecting screen sho... from movies and TV shows on the tumblr Movie Code and ex... actors are really looking at. Just because it's filled w...
Below is scenes from Terminator (he's looking at 6502 as ...
What all th

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2014-01-04 11:33:55     101 Household Tips for Every Room in your Home | Glamumous!

http://www.glamumous.co.uk/...ld-tips-for-every-room-in.html

I love to discover tips which make housework easier! Fro... tricks to finding new and ingenious uses for old things,... provides a wealth of information and advice.
In this post I've collected 101 visual tips from all ove ...

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2014-01-02 14:48:08     Body Atlas Reveals Where We Feel Happiness and Shame - D-brief | DiscoverMagazine.com

http://blogs.discovermagazine.com/...appiness-and-shame/#...

Red, yellow and orange show activated regions while blue... are deactivated in these maps of bodily sensations assoc...
Yellow shows regions of increased sensation while blue a ...
Chests puffing up with pride — and happiness felt head ...
Researchers

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2014-01-02 14:46:24     Heat maps reveal where you feel emotions in your body

http://io9.com/...-you-feel-emotions-in-your-body-1491911738


Annalee Newitz on io9
neuroscience
Monday 4:00pm
... lush of shame, to that warm lower-belly feeling in love.

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2013-12-31 16:12:03     Memex #001

http://trevor.smith.name/memex/

In 1945, Dr. Vannevar Bush published "As We May Think", ...
In that article, he described an automated desk called a ...
Sadly, Vannevar Bush's memex was far beyond what the ana ...
Until Now!
... incomplete memex Memex #001 during construction

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/Channels/HCI stuff/PIM

2013-12-28 22:41:43     BBC News - Maria Leijerstam is first person to cycle to South Pole

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-wales-25526541

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2013-12-28 18:55:58     Facebook 'dead and buried' as teens switch to Snapchat and Whatsapp - News - Gadgets & Tech - The Independent

http://www.independent.co.uk/...at-and-whatsapp-9028208.html

Teenagers are turning their back on Facebook ‘in their... switching to simpler social networks and messaging apps,... found.

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2013-12-28 12:09:50     The ‘penny-drop moment’: building political leadership for radical emission reduction | green alliance blog

http://greenallianceblog.org.uk/...dical-emission-reduction/

This post is by Rebecca Willis, independent adviser on e... sustainability and Green Alliance associate, working wit... Leadership Programme. This is a shortened version of her... presentation to the Tyndall Centre’s Radical Emissions... conference.

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2013-12-28 12:06:02     BBC News - Norway's 'Slow TV' attracts viewers

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-25524704

Reality television and rolling 24-hour news give us inst... entertainment, but now a new television format is slowin...
Pioneered in Norway, so-called Slow TV has featured an e ...

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2013-12-23 23:54:43     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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2013-12-23 10:41:37     Real World Examples of Quadratic Equations

http://www.mathsisfun.com/...dratic-equation-real-world.html

An example of a Quadratic Equation:
Quadratic Equation
Quadratic equations pop up in many real world situations!

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2013-12-23 10:40:07     Smarty Ring

http://smartyring.com/

STAY CONNECTED IN STYLE
Forget tapping a screen, get instant alerts right on you ...

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2013-12-23 10:39:49     This Is How A Woman's Offensive Tweet Became The World's Top Story

http://www.buzzfeed.com/...tweet-became-the-worlds-top-s?...

The anatomy of the twitter-storm that cost media PR pro ... job.

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2013-12-22 21:55:59    

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/J._Elfreth_Watkins

John Elfreth Watkins, Jr What May Happen in the Next Hun... Ladies' Home Journal, 1900 "Anyone unable to walk 10 ... will be considered a weakling."

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