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2014-10-07 09:47:09     Exclusive: Hundreds Of Devices Hidden Inside New York City Phone Booths

http://www.buzzfeed.com/...idden-inside-new-york-city-ph#...

A company that controls thousands of New York City’s p... advertising displays has planted tiny radio transmitters... “beacons” — devices that can be used to track peop... — in hundreds of pay phone booths in Manhattan, BuzzFe...
And it’s

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2014-10-03 13:52:16     Offline and falling behind: Barriers to Internet adoption | McKinsey & Company

http://www.mckinsey.com/...ind_barriers_to_internet_adoption

More than 60 percent of the world’s population remains... removing crucial deterrents to Internet adoption, little... more than 4 billion people may be left behind.

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2014-10-03 12:41:14     Longest distance on land - Guy Bruneau • IT/GIS Consulting services

https://sites.google.com/site/gu.../longest-distance-on-land

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2014-10-02 05:21:39     The Reading Brain in the Digital Age: The Science of Paper versus Screens - Scientific American

http://www.scientificamerican.com/.../reading-paper-screens/

E-readers and tablets are becoming more popular as such ... improve, but research suggests that reading on paper sti... advantages

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2014-10-02 05:20:25     Science Has Great News for People Who Read Actual Books - Mic

http://mic.com/...reat-news-for-people-who-read-actual-books

A 2014 study found that readers of a short mystery story... significantly worse at remembering the order of events t... the same story in paperback. Lead researcher Anne Mangen... Stavanger University concluded that "the haptic and tact... Kindle does

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2014-10-01 15:07:29     BBC News - Inverness girl Hayley Fraser gets 3D-printed hand

http://www.bbc.co.uk/...-scotland-highlands-islands-29441115

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2014-09-29 14:53:43     The Price of Bread: Poverty, Purchasing Power, and The Victorian Laborer's Standard of Living

http://www.victorianweb.org/history/work/nelson1.html

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2014-09-29 13:51:07     UN Report Says Small-Scale Organic Farming Only Way to Feed the World

http://www.technologywater.com/...rganic-farming-only-way-to

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2014-09-28 20:43:02     How to build a fairer city | Cities | theguardian.com

http://www.theguardian.com/...le-transport-broadband-housing

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2014-09-28 13:00:49     Why Academics' Writing Stinks - The Chronicle of Higher Education

http://m.chronicle.com/article/Why-Academics-.../148989/?...

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2014-09-27 18:13:27     CEOs Get Paid Too Much, According to Pretty Much Everyone in the World - Gretchen Gavett - Harvard Business Review

http://blogs.hbr.org/...o-pretty-much-everyone-in-the-world/

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2014-09-26 15:17:21     Automate your Dropbox

http://wappwolf.com/dropboxautomator

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2014-09-25 07:56:51     How to build your own sustainable house | Guardian Sustainable Business | Guardian Professional

http://www.theguardian.com/...inable-eco-house-wikihouse?...

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2014-09-25 07:56:19     WikiHouse

http://www.wikihouse.cc/

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2014-09-08 09:04:16     Deluxe Kit

http://littlebits.cc/kits/deluxe-kit

Whether you're a professional designer or just getting s...
Over 1 million circuit combinations possible
Includes booklet of 15 projects and with hundreds more p ...
Kit features popular modules like DC motor, servo, sound ...
... Endless hours of fun an

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2014-08-16 11:11:52    

https://www.kickstarter.com/...-any-light-into-a-smart-light

emberlight: turn any light into a smart-light

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2014-07-17 11:22:02     Home - TimeMapper - Make Timelines and TimeMaps fast! - from the Open Knowledge Foundation Labs

http://timemapper.okfnlabs.org/

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2014-07-16 19:59:22     VIDEO: The future of wearable technologies

http://theconversation.com/...of-wearable-technologies-28345

Wearable technologies currently exist in two spaces – ... pieces by artists and designers, and as engineering-driv... products that are taken to market. But, as Danielle Wild... future for wearable technologies lies in creating produc... aesthetic q

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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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/Channels/cognition and art/ecological psychology

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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