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2014-05-24 14:39:36     BBC News - Victorian strangeness: The man killed by an automaton


There was no need for Sherlock. The killer didn't flee t... his ground over the lifeless body of his victim, his han... the bloody weapon, his face betraying no emotion.
At the feet of the mechanised figure of a person - which ...

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2014-05-18 09:11:30     Climate Change Is Harming Economy, Report Says - WSJ.com


Climate change is creating problems for American citizen... and costing the economy billions of dollars, as extreme ... flooding, droughts and other disasters to every region o... federal advisory panel concluded in a report released Tu...
The congres

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2014-05-18 08:27:50     Why Teens Are Innovators Of A New Public Form Of Privacy | Co.Exist | ideas + impact


It may seem like teens are always over-sharing without a... world where opting out of online culture is hardly an op... far more sophisticated view of privacy than adults give ...

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2014-05-18 08:25:07     BBC News - UK becoming 'more local and global'


Many people in the UK feel a growing connection with oth... neighbourhood and the wider world, but shrinking ties wi...
The figures come from a survey for the BBC's Who Do We T ...
Graphic on connectedness
More people said neighbourhood ties and links w

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2014-05-08 23:43:11     Phineas Gage neuroscience case: True story of famous frontal lobe patient is better than textbook accounts.


On Sept. 13, 1848, at around 4:30 p.m., the time of day ... start wandering, a railroad foreman named Phineas Gage f... with gunpowder and turned his head to check on his men. ... normal moment of his life.
Other victims in the annals of medicine are a

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/Channels/cognition and art/brain-stuff
/Channels/HCI stuff/emotion and fun

2014-05-08 21:18:13     This Makeup Printer Could Destroy The Cosmetics Industry


Grace Choi, a Harvard Business School grad (and our new ... earth) debuted her new 3-D printer that not only PRINTS ... in any color you could possibly want. Simply by grabbing... from a photo and hooking the small device up to your com... endless sup

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2014-05-03 19:02:40     Analysis of the CHI research community’s knowledge map - Community Imaging Group


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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2014-04-24 15:04:12     Amazing 2D Rubens’ Tube Visualizes Sound With a Plane of Fire | I Fucking Love Science


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2014-04-22 07:47:22     How Humans Evolved to Cope with City Crowds


For over a hundred thousand years, humans evolved in sma... a few dozen people. But then, about ten thousand years a... living in cities that were far bigger than any tribe or ... to change to cope with the population overload.

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2014-04-18 10:17:06     NLS Historic Maps API - Map images - National Library of Scotland


NLS Historic Maps API: Historical Maps of Great Britain ...
This seamless historic map can be:
embedded in your own website
used for research purposes
... rdnance Survey maps, dating from the 1920s to the 1940s.

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/Channels/heritage and museums
/Channels/maps and geography

2014-04-15 13:40:51     Mind Games - NYTimes.com


Dr. Pinker’s teaching is similarly accessible. Just lo... questions here, culled from one of his Harvard courses, ... Science.

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


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?


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


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


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


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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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


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


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


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


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


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


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

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/Channels/cognition and art/digital light

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


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


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

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



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/Channels/just fun

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


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/Channels/cognition and art/slow and time

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


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


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


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


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

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