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2013-02-09 09:24:23     Linked Data Publication & Consumption Tool Library

http://wifo5-03.informatik.uni-mannheim.de/latc/toollibrary/

In order to support data set owners to publish their dat... Data on the Web, as well as to support data consumers to... integrate Linked Data from the Web, the LATC project has... of open source toolkits that cover all stages of the Lin... publication

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2013-02-09 09:23:16     Outlawed by Amazon DRM « Martin Bekkelund

http://www.bekkelund.net/2012/10/22/outlawed-by-amazon-drm/

A couple of days a go, my friend Linn sent me an e-mail,... frustrated: Amazon just closed her account and wiped her... notice. Without explanation. This is DRM at it’s worst.
Linn travels a lot and therefore has, or should I say ha ...

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2013-02-09 09:22:28     Amazon makes UK publishers pay 20% VAT on ebook sales | Books | The Guardian

http://www.guardian.co.uk/...forces-publishers-pay-vat-ebook

Amazon is forcing British publishers to cover the cost o... on ebook sales – even though the true VAT cost to the ... only a fraction of that amount under its generous Luxemb... regime.
The firm is able to wield such power over publishers bec ...

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2013-02-08 13:19:32     Low Commerce And Web Usage On Android - Business Insider

http://www.businessinsider.com/...b-usage-on-android-2012-11

For the last couple of years, sales of Android-based sma...
Android phones now account for nearly 75% of the global ...
In the U.S., Android is clubbing iPhone 53% to 34%.
Given such a disparity in phone sales and usage, you wou ...
... Android devices,

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2013-02-08 13:07:14     UK most unequal country in the West - News - The Independent

http://www.independent.co.uk/...try-in-the-west-1329614.html

Britain is now the most unequal country in the Western w... authoritative new United Nations report reveals. The gap... poor is as great as in Nigeria.
Detailed statistics in the Human Development Report publ ...

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2013-02-07 16:34:21     Amy Cuddy: Your body language shapes who you are - YouTube

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ks-_Mh1QhMc

Body language affects how others see us, but it may also... ourselves. Social psychologist Amy Cuddy shows how "powe... standing in a posture of confidence, even when we don't ... can affect testosterone and cortisol levels in the brain... have an imp

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2013-02-07 09:18:14     BBC News - Postgraduate courses 'social mobility barrier'

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/education-21357311

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2013-02-06 17:18:57     Brand new microformats 2 parser — Glenn Jones

http://glennjones.net/201.../brand-new-microformats-2-parser

The microformats community has revisited it’s standard... “microformats version 2”. At first, I thought why! I...
The authoring patterns have been simplified even mor ...
microformats 2 addresses one of the biggest problems ...
Like mi

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2013-02-06 11:40:59     BBC News - 'Bionic man' surprises roboticists

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-21339310

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2013-02-05 12:24:12     The Internal Memo That Allowed IBM's Female Employees to Get Married - Rebecca J. Rosen - The Atlantic

http://www.theatlantic.com/technology/archive.../272832/#...

So were you able to keep your job when you got married?
I did get married on the sly. And then in 1951 they ...
The "law" Kolchin refers to is not so much a law but a c ...
ibm1-784x1024.jpg

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2013-02-02 09:24:22     Redesigning Google: how Larry Page engineered a beautiful revolution | The Verge

http://www.theverge.com/...e-engineered-beautiful-revolution

Cards are like a digital equivalent to the traditional a... concept of marrying form and function — so that the wa... inseparable from what the thing is. "These are objects,"... feel, not necessarily real, but they feel virtual. They⮮. be fake thi

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2013-01-31 13:37:39     Memory, navigation and theta rhythm in the hippocampal-entorhinal system : Nature Neuroscience : Nature Publishing Group

http://www.nature.com/neuro/journal/v16/n2/full/nn.3304.html

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2013-01-31 09:30:25     U.S. researchers map emotional intelligence of the brain

http://www.gizmag.com/emotional-intelligence-brain.../25980/

We tend to think of reason and emotion as being two diff... it turns out that there may not be a choice between the ...
Relationships between general and emotional intelligence
CT scan showing overlaps of different general and em ...
Differe

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2013-01-31 09:28:38     Inexpensive home-brewed prostheses created using 3D printers

http://www.gizmag.com/inexpensive-prostheses/26009/

According to the International Society of Prosthetics an... there are some 32 million amputees in the world today, a...
Eric Ronning's ReHand, made mostly out of parts fabr ...
Eric Ronning's ReHand won US$10,000 at UW-Madison's ...
Liam ou

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2013-01-30 13:00:51     The Quest to Create A Bionic Eye Gets Clearer - WSJ.com

http://online.wsj.com/...24539304578264052022342798.html?...

Researchers have been pursuing the development of such a... decades, in some cases spending hundreds of millions of ... engineering challenges. One device designed to help peop... condition is awaiting U.S. regulatory approval. It is kn...
Second Sigh

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2013-01-30 12:58:42     How to Build Wind Turbine Blades Using Duct Tape : TreeHugger

http://www.treehugger.com/...ine-blades-using-duct-tape.html

From a wind turbine built from scrap to a vertical axis ... drew derision and praise in equal measure, we are not sh... homemade clean energy projects.
This video—created by YouTube user supergokue1—demon ...
Of course the rotor itself is the easy p

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2013-01-30 12:52:39     BBC News - Computer science part of English Baccalaureate

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/education-21261442

Computer science is going to become part of the English ... of the measures used in school league tables in England.
It will be included as one of the science options that c ...

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2013-01-30 08:09:08     Share a secret - One Time

https://onetimesecret.com/

When you send people passwords and private links via ema... are copies of that information stored in many places. If... link instead, the information persists for a single view... can't be read by someone else later. This allows you to ... information

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2013-01-30 08:08:50     Web Monitoring with Stella - Is your site fast?

https://www.blamestella.com/#

Powerful API
Incorporate our world class monitoring technology into y ...

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2013-01-29 07:49:58     Public Transportation ... for Your Car? - Commute - The Atlantic Cities

http://www.theatlanticcities.com/commute/2013/01/pu.../4452/

The Rapid Commute system, as he calls it, would enable l... commuters to hop aboard a train instead – while still ... personal vehicles with them. Drivers already similarly u... waterways. So why not deploy the same concept, Farooq fi...
A diagram o

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/Channels/sustainability

2013-01-28 17:39:08     Friday, 1 February, 2-3pm | Centre for GeoInformatics

http://www.st-andrews.ac.uk/geoi.../friday-1-february-2-3pm/

The democratizing technologies of the web have brought t... raw-materials required to make a map to a wider audience... This proliferation of mapping has redefined modern Carto... general practice of “making maps” to the purposefu... Purposeful

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2013-01-28 10:15:47     Internet access declared a basic right in Germany | Sci-Tech | DW.DE | 27.01.2013

http://www.dw.de/internet-access-declared-a-ba.../a-16553916

A top German court has ruled that people can sue their I... for damages if connection is lost. The court has ruled t... Internet represents a basic need in modern society.

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2013-01-28 10:15:08     BBC News - 'Quantum smell' idea gains ground

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-21150046

A controversial theory that the way we smell involves a ... effect has received a boost, following experiments with ...
It challenges the notion that our sense of smell depends ...
Instead, it suggests that the molecules' vibrations are ...

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2013-01-28 10:14:56     BBC News - Quantum biology: Do weird physics effects abound in nature?

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-21150047

Disappearing in one place and reappearing in another. Be... at once. Communicating information seemingly faster than...
This kind of weird behaviour is commonplace in dark, sti ...
Welcome to the frontier of what is called quantum biology.
It is still a

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2013-01-26 16:21:01     Bootstrap Tour, easy product tours with Bootstrap from Twitter

http://sorich87.github.com/bootstrap-tour/index.html

Quick and easy way to build your product tours with Twit... Popovers.

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2013-01-23 08:56:24     Skepticism About Tenure, MOOCs and the Presidency: A Survey of Provosts | Inside Higher Ed

http://www.insidehighered.com/...-presidency-survey-provosts

Today's provosts are a skeptical lot. That may come with... they must constantly prioritize some ideas (and some peo... others -- tasks that are never easy and have been made m... the economic downturn.
But the 2013 Inside Higher Ed Survey of College a

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2013-01-23 08:40:01     More Joys of Electronic Medical Records | WhiteCoat's Call Room

http://www.epmonthly.com/...s-of-electronic-medical-records/

So I tried something that sounded easy when I thought of... technically quite difficult when I tried to actually do ... the number of times I clicked on different check boxes a... different screens I had to navigate in order to document...
This is eas

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2013-01-23 08:02:13     'Smart-Tattoos': How They Could End Up Saving Your Life

http://www.takepart.com/...ey-could-end-saving-your-life?...

So they’re not exactly cute, but if you came of age du... chances are you have at least regrettable tattoo anyway.... if that same tattoo is in the shape of a butterfly!) B... temporary tattoos do much more than serve as a symbol of... they can re

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2013-01-23 08:01:51     Nokia Patents Vibrating Smart Tattoos | PCWorld

http://www.pcworld.com/...tents_vibrating_smart_tattoos.html

Our bodies may some day become extensions for smartphone... devices, if a new Nokia patent is any indication.
Nokia has patented magnetic material that would alert we ...

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2013-01-21 09:35:19     What is the difference between The Hobbit and the news? Not as much as there should be | Charlie Brooker

http://m.guardian.co.uk/c.../difference-hobbit-news-not-much

And oddly, this coincides with reports that an audience ... reacted badly to test footage from Peter Jackson's forth... movie. The Hobbit is shot at 48 frames per second – tw... as standard films. The studio claims this gives it an un... fluidity. T

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