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2014-06-12 12:36:15     Sale of postcodes data was a 'mistake' say Committee - News from Parliament - UK Parliament

http://www.parliament.uk/business/.../open-data-substantive/

Valuable data should be published and used as a public g... economy and society.

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2014-06-12 12:34:11     Hip Gadgets For The Developing World Won't Solve Global Poverty: Stop Making Them | Co.Exist | ideas + impact

http://www.fastcoexist.com/...lobal-poverty-stop-making-them

Many entrepreneurs (incorrectly) think the biggest chall... making the product. They are so pleased they have invent... more efficient or lower cost or fancier than the other w... market. Since there are 1 bazillion people whose life wo...
Wrong! Actu

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2014-06-10 11:45:34     The coming digital anarchy - Telegraph

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/...he-coming-digital-anarchy.html

Bitcoin is giving banks a run for their money. Now the s... threatens to eradicate social networks, stock markets, e... governments. Are we heading towards an anarchic future w... power of any kind will dissolve?

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2014-06-09 20:12:39     About Us - | Open Culture

http://www.openculture.com/faq

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/Channels/education/open learning

2014-06-09 13:08:49     Turing Test breakthrough as super-computer becomes first to convince us it's human - Gadgets and Tech - Life & Style - The Independent

http://www.independent.co.uk/...angerous-future-9508370.html

A programme that convinced humans that it was a 13-year-... the first computer ever to pass the Turing Test. The tes... requires that computers are indistinguishable from human... a landmark in the development of artificial intelligence... have warned

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2014-05-27 23:48:35     Antoine Bruy's 'Scrublands' : The New Yorker

http://www.newyorker.com/...antoine-bruy-scrublands.html#...

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2014-05-27 21:19:54     Microsoft Cortana EULA contains the Greatest Disclaimer of ALL TIME • The Register

http://www.theregister.co.uk/...test_disclaimer_of_all_time/

"Like a real-world personal assistant, sometimes Cortana... inaccurate conclusion about what is important to you, (i... information that accurately reflects you but that you ar... sharing with others, or (iii) remember some information ... no longer t

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2014-05-27 13:11:38     The 10 Algorithms That Dominate Our World

http://io9.com/...orithms-that-dominate-our-world-1580110464

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

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/blogs-magazine-monitor-27527035

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

http://online.wsj.com/...2702303417104579545510182551226?...

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

http://www.fastcoexist.com/...f-a-new-public-form-of-privacy

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'

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-26885743

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.

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

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

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/...ter-mink_n_5279546.html?...

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

http://comag.oulu.fi/...i-research-communitys-knowledge-map/

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

http://www.iflscience.com/...ube-visualizes-sound-plane-fire

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

http://io9.com/...evolve-to-cope-with-city-crowds-1564865294

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

http://maps.nls.uk/projects/api/index.html

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

http://www.nytimes.com/interac.../edlife-quiz-psych.html?...

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

http://blogs.discovermagazine.com/...tific-lecture-ever/#...

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?

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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2014-04-12 07:39:18     A World Of Open Source Sex Toys, Built By Three Georgia Tech Students ⚙ Co.Labs ⚙ code + community

http://www.fastcolabs.com/...three-georgia-tech-students?...

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

http://www.fastcodesign.com/...ing-furniture-of-the-future#3

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

http://openbts.org/

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

http://www.theguardian.com/...-models-post-crash-society?...

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

http://news.msn.com/s.../global-warming-reveals-viking-tunic

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/Channels/textiles

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

http://www.huffingtonpost.co.uk/...ll-ascough_n_5034541.html

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

http://visual.ly/technology-and-learning

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

http://visual.ly/pop-learning-space

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

http://www.theguardian.com/...-smart-lighting-systems-cities

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

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/Channels/fairylights
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