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2013-12-21 11:55:16     JavaScript Promises: There and back again - HTML5 Rocks

http://www.html5rocks.com/en/tutorials/es6/promises/

At their most basic, promises are a bit like event liste...
A promise can only succeed or fail once. It cannot s ...
If a promise has succeeded or failed and you later a ...
This is extremely useful for async success/failure, beca ...

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2013-12-21 11:53:40     Subtleties of Color (Part 1 of 6) : Elegant Figures : Blogs

http://earthobservatory.nasa.gov/...es-of-color-part-1-of-6/

Hand-colored image of Mars from Mariner 4.
Encoding quantitative data with color is (sometimes lite ...

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2013-12-20 19:23:55     The university professor who stood up against dumbing down of degrees - Telegraph

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/...t-dumbing-down-of-degrees.html

Paul Buckland refused to pass students who didn't unders... archaeology - and he's just one of many academics under ... the marks of undeserving students. So will Buckland's le... the destruction of standards in some universities, asks ...

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2013-12-19 15:22:09     MediaMonkey » Information » Gold

http://www.mediamonkey.com/information/gold/

Catalog your physical CDs and use the Virtual CD feature... what CDs you own and at the same time see which subset o... CDs are copied to your hard drive. Instead of tracking y... separately, the virtual CD function gives you an integra...

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2013-12-18 16:01:05     Arduino Video Game for the Neighbourhood / by @NeuroProd

http://www.creativeapplications.net/...or-the-neighbourhood/

Kris Temmerman’s house/office has a store window that ... use of as much as possible. In the past he built project... wanted to make something interactive. Since the area has... youth and many people passing by he thought it would be ... fashion arc

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2013-12-18 14:29:42     Is There an Ecological Unconscious? - NYTimes.com

http://www.nytimes.com/2010/01/31/m.../31ecopsych-t.html?...

In Albrecht’s view, the residents of the Upper Hunter ... just from the strain of living in difficult conditions b... something more fundamental: a hitherto unrecognized psyc... condition. In a 2004 essay, he coined a term to describe it: “solastal

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2013-12-18 10:56:11     An Homage to Douglas Engelbart and a Critique of the State of Tech - NYTimes.com

http://bits.blogs.nytimes.com/...e-of-the-state-of-tech/?...

Everyone here will of course say they are carrying on hi... twisted interpretation. I for one carry on his work by k... outside the file, as he did.

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2013-12-17 15:16:17     The Mission to De-Centralize the Internet : The New Yorker

http://www.newyorker.com/...o-decentralize-the-internet.html

internet-290.jpg
In the nineteen-seventies, the Internet was a small, dec ...
This is not the Internet we know today. Nearly two decad ...

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2013-12-15 14:11:50     JSON-RPC 2.0 Specification

http://www.jsonrpc.org/specification

JSON-RPC is a stateless, light-weight remote procedure c... Primarily this specification defines several data struct... around their processing. It is transport agnostic in tha... be used within the same process, over sockets, over http... various mes

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2013-12-14 10:27:58     U.K. National Grid status

http://www.gridwatch.templar.co.uk/

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2013-12-14 10:27:03     The faster-than-fast Fourier transform - MIT News Office

http://web.mit.edu/ne.../faster-fourier-transforms-0118.html

For a large range of practically useful cases, MIT resea... to increase the speed of one of the most important algor... information sciences.

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2013-12-13 22:51:01     Collections List - Forces War Records

http://www.forces-war-records.co.uk/collections/list

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/Channels/heritage and museums

2013-12-13 19:15:00     Nominatim - OpenStreetMap Wiki

http://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/Nominatim

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/Channels/maps and geography

2013-12-13 19:09:57     What Happens When Everyone Makes Maps? - Laura C. Mallonee - The Atlantic

http://www.theatlantic.com/technology/archive/201.../277850/

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2013-12-13 18:54:16     Optical illusion: Shades of gray.

http://www.slate.com/...optical_illusion_shades_of_grey.html

optical illusion Which lozenge is darker: The one on top... bottom?
Illustration by Dale Purves, used by permission
What’s the illusion, you ask? Those two vertical lozen ...

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2013-12-13 18:54:01     Optical illusion: The blue and the green.

http://www.slate.com/blogs/ba.../the_blue_and_the_green.html

Blue green spiral illusion
You see embedded spirals, right, of green, pinkish-orang ...

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2013-12-13 12:31:16     Simulations back up theory that Universe is a hologram : Nature News & Comment

http://www.nature.com/...-universe-is-a-hologram-1.14328#/b1

A team of physicists has provided some of the clearest e...
Dyslexia linked to brain communication breakdown
NASA funding shuffle alarms planetary scientists
Thin, weak layer of clay was behind Japan earthquake ...
In 1997, theoretical physic

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/Channels/science

2013-12-13 11:47:20     Success rates for EPSRC proposals | James Keirstead

http://www.jameskeirstead.ca/...s-rates-for-epsrc-proposals/

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2013-12-12 16:53:54     Art Maps and the museum as platform | Tate

http://www.tate.org.uk/conte.../art-maps-and-museum-platform

At the heart of the Art Maps project is an exploration o... the future museum. Throughout the project we have been c... kinds of ideas and meanings – both personal and art hi... audiences might generate around artworks and geographica... Furthermore

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2013-12-10 21:30:15     visualcomplexity.com | A visual exploration on mapping complex networks

http://www.visualcomplexity.com/vc/

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2013-12-10 15:03:28     Naace: ICT in Education is important!

http://www.naace.co.uk/resources/1068

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2013-12-10 15:02:37     Children to be taught to use internet at school - Telegraph

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/...to-use-internet-at-school.html

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2013-12-10 15:01:25     UK School Children Will Soon Learn Coding and Use 3D Printers

http://thenextweb.com/...ew-school-curriculum-proposals/#...

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2013-12-09 19:36:27    

https://sen.se/store/mother/

mother knows everything

Sense Mother is at the head of a family of small connect ...

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/Channels/HCI stuff/internet of things

2013-12-08 20:04:46     Messenger Wars: How Facebook lost its lead

http://ondeviceresearch.com/...rs-how-facebook-lost-its-lead

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/Channels/techie/social networking

2013-12-06 11:02:01     New study: Striking brain differences explain some gender stereotypes

http://sploid.gizmodo.com/...ences-explain-so-1475665938?...

A new research paper published today in the Proceedings ... of Sciences demonstrates that men and women's brains con... different which, according to the authors, gives a "pote...
The study—one the largest of its kind with 949 individ ...
Using the d

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2013-12-03 17:18:50     BBC News - 'Memories' pass between generations

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-25156510

Behaviour can be affected by events in previous generati...
Experiments showed that a traumatic event could affect t ...
A Nature Neuroscience study shows mice trained to avoid ...
Experts said the results were important for phobia and a ...
... system

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2013-12-03 08:12:13     End of Moore's Law: It's not just about physics | Business Tech - CNET News

http://news.cnet.com/...ores-law-its-not-just-about-physics/

A DARPA director argues that the end of the Moore's Law ... essentially why you now have a tablet in your hand -- co... because of insurmountable economic challenges.

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/Channels/physicality

2013-12-03 08:10:00     Stress-buster: Microsoft bra battles emotional overeating | Crave - CNET

http://news.cnet.com/...ft-bra-battles-emotional-overeating/

A prototype bra from Microsoft researchers uses sensors ... wearer's mood with a goal of helping prevent stress-rela...

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2013-12-03 07:57:08     Announcement Details

http://staff.napier.ac.uk/An.../AnnouncementDetails.aspx?...

New LinkedIn application: ‘INTRO’
This application must not under any circumstances be use ...
How does INTRO work?
INTRO will divert all email sent and received from the e ...
... y email account could lead to these breaches of the Act:

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