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2014-07-15 21:13:07     Crypto weakness in smart LED lightbulbs exposes Wi-Fi passwords | Ars Technica

http://arstechnica.com/...bulbs-exposes-wi-fi-passwords/?...

In the latest cautionary tale involving the so-called In... white-hat hackers have devised an attack against network... lightbulbs that exposes Wi-Fi passwords to anyone in pro... the LED devices.
The attack works against LIFX smart lightbulbs, which c

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2014-07-12 07:04:12     A 3D Printed Cast That Can Heal Your Bones 40-80% Faster | TechCrunch

http://techcrunch.com/...t-can-heal-your-bones-40-80-faster/

It looks like something from the Borg (read, cool), but ...
The Osteoid, created by Turkish student Deniz Karasahin, ...
The idea of ultrasonic healing vibrations to heal bones ...
Take a look at the pic below and you’ll see the Osteoi ...
... won’

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2014-07-11 08:15:58     SAGE Publications busts “peer review and citation ring,” 60 papers retracted | Retraction Watch

http://retractionwatch.com/...tion-ring-60-papers-retracted/

SAGE Publishers is retracting 60 articles from the Journ... Control after an investigation revealed a “peer review... ring” involving a professor in Taiwan.

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2014-07-11 08:15:41     Scholarly journal retracts 60 articles, smashes ‘peer review ring’ - The Washington Post

http://www.washingtonpost.com/...s-smashes-peer-review-ring/

Every now and then a scholarly journal retracts an artic... errors or outright fraud. In academic circles, and somet... retraction is a big deal.
Now comes word of a journal retracting 60 articles at once.

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2014-07-10 12:11:58     Coastal access: Isle of Wight - Consultations - GOV.UK

https://www.gov.uk/governmen.../coastal-access-isle-of-wight

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2014-07-09 09:54:22     The rise of the evolutionary psychology douchebag

http://io9.com/...volutionary-psychology-douchebag-757550990

They believe that certain groups of people are inherentl... others. They write books about how rape is a natural par... evolution. And now, with another scandal rocking the wor... psychology, we can officially welcome a new breed of mad...
Evolutionar

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2014-07-08 13:23:35     Mode raises $2M and opens ‘GitHub for data’ to the public — Tech News and Analysis

http://gigaom.com/...nd-opens-github-for-data-to-the-public/

Mode is trying to do for data scientists and analysts wh... developers by giving them a place where they can find, c... on data.

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2014-07-07 14:30:35     Bret Victor, beast of burden

http://worrydream.com/#!/LearnableProgramming

[ From frame: http://worrydream.com/LearnableProgramming/ ]

Because my work was cited as an inspiration for the Khan...
Programming is a way of thinking, not a rote skill. ...
People understand what they can see. If a programmer ...
Thus, the goals of a programming system should be:
... turn it into som

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2014-07-05 11:52:19     Inglehart-Welzel Culture Map - Business Insider

http://www.businessinsider.com/...-welzel-culture-map-2014-7

Political scientists Ronald Inglehart of the University ...
The latest chart, published several years ago, includes ...
Check it out:
Inglehart World Values Map
... ow much things like language and religion shape culture.

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2014-07-02 16:05:20     How J.K. Rowling Plotted Harry Potter with a Hand-Drawn Spreadsheet | Open Culture

http://www.openculture.com/...-a-hand-drawn-spreadsheet.html

How J.K. Rowling Plotted Harry Potter with a Hand-Drawn ...
in Books, Writing | July 1st, 2014 Leave a Comment
JK-Rowlings-Phoenix-Plot-Outline
At the height of the Harry Potter novels’ popularity, ...

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2014-07-02 16:02:27     These heat maps reveal where we feel love, anger, shame & sadness on our bodies | VentureBeat | Science | by Rebecca Grant

http://venturebeat.com/...r-shame-sadness-on-our-bodies/?...

These heat maps reveal where we feel love, anger, shame ...
Image Credit: Pnas.org
December 31, 2013 7:57 AM
Rebecca Grant
... what we feel and the physical sensation of that feeling.

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2014-06-28 17:02:41     BBC News - Microsoft working on a smart bra to measure mood

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-25197917

Microsoft researchers have designed a smart bra that can...
The prototype contains removable sensors that monitor he ...

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2014-06-28 09:14:40    

https://medium.com/@vijayp/f6bc289679a1

Recently, thanks to a Freedom of Information request, Ch... and made public a complete dump of historical trip and f... taxis. It’s pretty incredible: there are over 20GB of ...

These data are a veritable trove for people who love cit ...

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2014-06-26 09:46:06    

https://developers.google.com/cardboard/

Virtual reality has made exciting progress over the past...

The result is Cardboard, a no-frills enclosure that tran ...

By making it easy and inexpensive to experiment with VR, ...

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2014-06-25 15:09:23     ANSI/NISO Z39.88-2004 (R2010) The OpenURL Framework for Context-Sensitive Services - National Information Standards Organization

http://www.niso.org/apps/group_public/pro.../details.php?...

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2014-06-24 18:26:16     The Good Country Index

http://www.goodcountry.org/

The idea of the Good Country Index is pretty simple: to ... country on earth contributes to the common good of human... takes away. Using a wide range of data from the U.N. and... international organisations, we’ve given each country ... show at a g

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2014-06-24 09:17:39     Vol 8 (2014)

http://ijoc.org/index.php/ijoc/issue/view/10

Special Sections
Big Data| Critiquing Big Data: Politics, Ethics, Epistem ...
Kate Crawford, Mary L. Gray, Kate Miltner 10 pgs.
Big Data, Big Questions| The Big Data Divide ABSTRACT PDF
... Geoffrey C. Bowker 5 pgs.

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2014-06-23 13:16:51     BBC News - Mairi Hedderwick: I am Katie Morag

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-26483303

Mairi Hedderwick andCherry Campbell Mairi Hedderwick say... in her books is based on her childhood dreams of island life
Mairi Hedderwick did not grow up on a Scottish island, s ...

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2014-06-23 13:16:14     About - Institute of Making

http://www.instituteofmaking.org.uk/about

The Institute of Making is a multidisciplinary research ... interested in the made world: from makers of molecules t... buildings, synthetic skin to spacecraft, soup to diamond... Annual membership of the institute is available to all U... students.

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2014-06-23 13:16:02     Welcome - Makers Now

http://www.autonomatic.org.uk/

All Makers Now? is a two-day conference exploring craft ... century production at Falmouth University’s Penryn Cam... 10-11th July 2014.
The digital crafters in the Autonomatic Research Group a ...

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2014-06-20 13:42:24     Sharp's 'Free-Form Displays' with Ultra-Thin Bezels Make New Display Shapes Possible - Mac Rumors

http://www.macrumors.com/2014/0.../sharp-free-form-displays/

Sharp today announced its upcoming "Free-Form Display" t... allow the company to nearly eliminate the traditional be... LCD displays. As a result, Sharp will be able to build L... any shape to conform to the display area of the intended...
sharp_free_

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2014-06-20 13:15:55     XOX - Emotional Technologies

http://www.xoxemotionaltech.com/

XOX is a new emotional technology platform that enables ... to track users’ emotional states, collect data and tai... experiences for both individuals and large audiences.
The XOX platform comprises of a number of products and s ...

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2014-06-20 08:37:04     The Science of Problem Solving

http://rs.io/2014/02/21/problem-solving.html

A review of the state of our knowledge regarding problem... it work? What is insight? How can we boost our creativit... problem solving performance?

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2014-06-17 07:39:16     Open Culture (openculture) on Twitter

https://twitter.com/openculture

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2014-06-17 07:37:05     Intimacy — V2_ Institute for the Unstable Media

http://v2.nl/archive/works/intimacy

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2014-06-17 07:36:14     Bookshops of the Future: Where Physical and Digital Co-exist.

http://www.theliteraryplatform.com/...-and-digital-co-exist/

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2014-06-15 10:10:56     BBC Nature - Rats shown to feel regret over bad decisions

http://www.bbc.co.uk/nature/27716493

Rats experience regret when their actions make them miss... options, a study has found.
It is the first time regret has been identified in mamma ...

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2014-06-14 12:34:04     Universities in the United Kingdom - Times Higher Education

http://uk-universities.timeshighereducation.co.uk/#main

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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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