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2014-01-15 12:33:18     A Makeover for Maps - NYTimes.com

http://bits.blogs.nytimes.com/20.../a-makeover-for-maps/?...

Climate Central’s Surging Seas project highlights land...
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Twitter
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... e is, in short, trying to rethink how data is presented.

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2014-01-14 21:36:47     The Royal Society of Edinburgh | Spreading the Benefits of Digital Participation

http://www.royalsoced.org.uk/...sofDigitalParticipation.html

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/Channels/digital economy

2014-01-13 18:31:06     Here be 3D printed dragons | News @ CSIRO

http://csironewsblog.com/2014.../here-be-3d-printed-dragons/

Earlier this week we posted about a letter we received f...
letter
Sophie’s very polite letter.
“Our work has never ventured into dragons of the mythi ...
... erospace parts. So they thought a dragon was achievable.

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2014-01-12 13:45:30     What Intel's Edison Means: One Card To Smarten Up Dumb Gadgets And Connect Them All – ReadWrite

http://readwrite.com/...edison-tiny-computers-everywhere?...

Intel’s just-announced Edison computer—the one the s... card—illustrates the corollary to Moore’s Law. If yo... more circuits on a piece of silicon, you can also make c... smaller and smaller. And this heralds a whole new way of... computing,

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2014-01-11 11:35:00     Desmond Tutu Quotes (Author of No Future Without Forgiveness)

https://www.goodreads.com/author/quotes/5943.Desmond_Tutu

"Language is very powerful. Language does not just describe reality. Language creates the reality it describes."
Desmond Tutu

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2014-01-10 18:33:43     After seeing this graph, you’ll never look at your refrigerator the same way again

http://www.washingtonpost.com/...gerator-the-same-way-again/

Electricity consumption - Todd Moss
Todd Moss, vice president and senior fellow at the Cente ...
"I know I live an energy-intensive lifestyle," he writes ...

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2014-01-10 16:50:30     Free Permaculture Design Course - Regenerative Leadership Institute

http://www.permaculturedesigntraining.com/?cctidx=share-this

Natural building construction
Pattern observation and site analysis
Renewable energy and appropriate technology
Reading the land and natural cycles
... ...and much, much more!

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2014-01-10 16:50:04     The Coming ‘Instant Planetary Emergency’ | The Nation

http://www.thenation.com/...ing-instant-planetary-emergency

William Greider: Will It Matter That Janet Yelle...
Dave Zirin: Chris Kluwe, Aaron Rodgers and LGBT ...
John Nichols: Five Reforms to Make Democratic Po ...
A Look Back at the Year in Crazy, Part Two
... entists predict i

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2014-01-10 16:48:48     After Setbacks, Online Courses Are Rethought - NYTimes.com

http://www.nytimes.com/...ine-courses-are-rethought.html?...

Two years after a Stanford professor drew 160,000 studen... globe to a free online course on artificial intelligence... widely viewed as a revolution in higher education, early... large-scale courses are disappointing, forcing a rethink... instruction

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/Channels/education/open learning

2014-01-10 16:48:21     Pencil | FiftyThree

http://www.fiftythree.com/pencil

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2014-01-10 16:46:59     WARNING: New Facebook App requires users agree to be monitored by microphone at any time without their permission... | RedFlagNews.com

http://www.redflagnews.com/...e-without-their-permission?...

Cellphone users who attempt to install the Facebook Mess... to agree to terms of service that allow the social netwo... the microphone on their device to record audio at any ti... permission.

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/Channels/techie/social networking

2014-01-10 16:45:56     Localism is the cornerstone of environmentalism in the 21st century | Sarah Newton | Environment | theguardian.com

http://www.theguardian.com/...m-cornerstone-environmentalism

For me such localism is the cornerstone of what environm... about in the 21st century. Not the top-down imposition o... agenda, but the nurturing of people working as a communi... concerned by local environmental impoverishment come tog... and enhance

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2014-01-10 16:43:54     The ocean is broken | Newcastle Herald

http://www.theherald.com.au/story/18.../the-ocean-is-broken/

IT was the silence that made this voyage different from ...
See your ad here
Not the absence of sound, exactly.
The wind still whipped the sails and whistled in the rig ...
... The birds were missing because the fish were missing.

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2014-01-10 16:42:35     Police seize possessions of rough sleepers in crackdown on homelessness - Crime - UK - The Independent

http://www.independent.co.uk/...on-homelessness-8631665.html

Police in north London have seized blankets, sleeping ba... donations from rough sleepers in a crackdown on homeless...

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2014-01-10 16:41:44     Why Americans Are the Weirdest People in the World - Pacific Standard: The Science of Society

http://www.psmag.com/...aking-up-psychology-economics-53135/

Some of that research went back a generation. It was in ... instance, that researchers discovered that aspects of vi...
Muller Lyer Illusion Comparison 3
Researchers found that Americans perceive the line with ...
More recently psychologists had challe

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2014-01-10 16:40:23     Case-control study of the association between malignant brain tumours diagnosed between 2007 and 2009 and mobile and cordless phone use

http://www.spandidos-publications.com/10.3892/ijo.2013.2111

This study confirmed previous results of an association ... cordless phone use and malignant brain tumours. These fi... support for the hypothesis that RF-EMFs play a role both... and promotion stages of carcinogenesis.

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2014-01-10 16:38:32     ▶ the Landfill Harmonic Orchestra - YouTube

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UJrSUHK9Luw

the Landfill Harmonic Orchestra

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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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/Channels/research methods

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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/Channels/economy and politics

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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/Channels/digital economy

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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/Channels/HCI stuff/mobiles

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