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2012-12-11 06:50:21     UCLA doctors remove man's heart, replace it with total artificial heart / UCLA Newsroom


Chad Washington
Chad Washington with total artificial heart and pump device
Imagine living without a heart. It is possible — if yo ...
Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center has performed its firs ...
... advanced technology small enough to fit in a backpac

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2012-12-10 20:08:27     Official Google Africa Blog: Understanding barriers to mobile Internet adoption in Kenya and Ghana


While mobile phones have become commonplace, mobile Inte... lagged. In 2011, for instance, mobile Internet adoption ... compared to 54% in Europe. We’ve been working to bette... nature and root causes of this dynamic. Earlier this yea... with iHub R

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2012-12-09 23:41:41     Netherlands Highways Will Glow in the Dark Starting Mid-2013 | Autopia | Wired.com


A smart-road design that features glow-in-the-dark tarma... weather indicators will be installed in the Netherlands ...

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2012-12-09 13:42:05     Temporary Tattoo Attaches Health Sensor to Your Body


This type of tattoo won't disappoint your mom. A health-... can be attached to your arm with a temporary tattoo. The... "tattoo" hides medical sensors that monitor your skin's ... sensors can detect and relay information about metabolic... exertion to

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2012-12-09 13:39:27     Your Next Tattoo May Vibrate When You Get a Phone Call [VIDEO]


You've heard of setting your phone on vibrate, but how a...
Originally uncovered by Unwired View, the patent shows a ...
Vibrations could be customized depending on the person c ...
In addition to being attached to your body in fabric for ...
... n your

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2012-12-08 10:09:54     2012 Corruption Perceptions Index -- Results


The Corruption Perceptions Index ranks countries and ter... how corrupt their public sector is perceived to be. A co... territory’s score indicates the perceived level of pub... corruption on a scale of 0 - 100, where 0 means that a c... as highly c

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2012-12-07 19:49:43     Twitter Blackbird Pie | Themergency


Add awesome looking embedded HTML representations of act... blog posts just by adding simple shortcodes. Please read... http://themergency.com/twitter-blackbrid-pie-wordpress-p... info and see a demo of the plugin in action at http://themergency.com/tw

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2012-12-07 08:24:04     Save Our Inboxes! Adopt the Email Charter!


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/Channels/cognition and art/slow and time
/Channels/HCI stuff/CSCW

2012-12-06 17:46:55     24 ways: Flashless Animation


Sadly, animating with JavaScript was limiting and resour... initial foray into an infinitely looping background did ... in my CPU than amaze my friends (although it still looks...
Things are different now. CSS3 transitions and animation ...
In this pro

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2012-12-05 13:53:44     this isn't happiness™ (Fixer’s Manifesto), Peteski


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2012-12-04 12:57:09     Real-Time Rendering · Graphics Codex version 1.7 Released


This is a guest post from Morgan McGuire. His Graphics C... great thing for anyone who wants just about all graphics... algorithms at their fingertips. It's not a perfect venue... this is an extremely interesting alternative to books, s... constantly

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2012-12-04 08:44:56     Emptyage — Yes, I was hacked. Hard.


So maybe you saw my Twitter going nuts tonight. Or you s... Twitter account blow up. Or you saw this in AllThingsD. ... DailyDot. Although embarrassing, Twitter was the least o... someone gained entry to my iCloud account, used it to re... devices, an

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/Channels/digital economy

2012-12-03 08:15:05     Here comes the first real alternative to iPhone and Android - Quartz


If you talk to enough people at the Finnish mobile start... point it occurs to you that the company it most resemble...
Sailfish, Jolla insists, will become a legitimate altern ...
“China… is the most dynamic smartphone market—it†...
Jolla canno

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2012-12-01 17:49:59     buechley - projects - sewing circuits


[ From frame: http://web.media.mit.edu/~leah/.../sewing_circuits_text.html ]

Spring 2005-present. A collaborative project with Nwanua...
Each kit contains a patch of fabric, a fabric switch, LE ...
We have held several workshops in Colorado and in Europe ...
Click here for instructions on how to make your own elec ...
Also, Nwanu

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/Channels/just lovely

2012-12-01 17:46:20     Leah Buechley: How to “sketch” with electronics | Video on TED.com


Designing electronics is generally cumbersome and expens... until Leah Buechley and her team at MIT developed tools ... electronics just like paper and pen. In this talk from T... Buechley shows some of her charming designs, like a pape...
Leah Buechl

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2012-12-01 17:44:30     English words of Celtic origin - Everything2.com


When the Germanic tribes known as the Anglo-Saxons and t...
From Irish (Gaelic):
banshee - bean síth, "woman of the fairy mound"
bard - bard, a high rank of poet
... gull - gullan, "bird"

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2012-11-28 08:19:44     Misfit Shine: an elegant, wireless activity tracker | Indiegogo


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/Channels/HCI stuff/eHealth
/Channels/HCI stuff/internet of things

2012-11-27 10:20:53     Mining enthusiast creates his own replica in his garden (From The Northern Echo)


A MINING enthusiast has built his very own 150ft ironsto... his back garden.
John Wiggins has spent years making the perfect 19th cen ...
Despite being located just 15 feet underground, the mine ...

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/Channels/heritage and museums
/Channels/just fun

2012-11-26 18:40:13     Brain-like chip outstrips normal computers - tech - 22 November 2012 - New Scientist


Attempts to simulate the brain usually involve programmi... behave like groups of neurons. A new "neuromorphic" desi... recreate the brain's hardware, using analogue components...
The Spikey chip contains 400 "neurons", or printed circu ...
Spikey also

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2012-11-23 20:41:07     Designing Interactions


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2012-11-23 09:52:03     xkcd: Heatmap



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2012-11-18 07:52:08     They Cracked This 250 Year-Old Code, And Found a Secret Society Inside | Danger Room | Wired.com


It was the fall of 1998, and Schaefer was about to leave... job in the linguistics department at Uppsala University,... Stockholm. Hock announced that he had a going-away prese...
She was a little surprised—a parting gift seemed an od ...
Schaefer op

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2012-11-17 08:08:54     Liberator: the untold story of the first British laptop part one • The Register


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/Channels/education/CS education

2012-11-15 23:41:10     First pressure-sensitive, self-healing material developed


Our largest bodily organ is also one of the most remarka... our skin pressure sensitive, it is also able to efficien... provide a protective barrier between our insides and the... While we’ve covered synthetic materials that can repai... pressure se

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2012-11-15 08:06:41     Sometimes mob rule works | Article | The Punch


Can we just stop for a second and appreciate that in gro... people want to be good, and moral and right? For a shini... moment, the internet was at its moral best.

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/Channels/techie/social networking

2012-11-09 17:33:39     Informatics Europe - Reports


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/Channels/research methods

2012-11-07 09:17:44     'Pinch' connects multiple smartphones and tablets together to make a display | The Verge


Not content with synchronizing your phones to make one g... Researchers at the Tokyo University of Technology have d... an interface that lets you connect multiple devices toge... giant disjointed display. Although the technology behind... remains a m

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/Channels/public displays

2012-11-07 09:17:16     Welsh Government | Wales first in the world to legislate for play


The Welsh Government is taking a global lead on promotin... children’s play and for the first time, legislating to... local authorities to assess the sufficiency of play and ... opportunities for children in their areas.

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2012-11-07 09:10:06     Cardboard in the Wild – Marty Morales « Otherlab's MENTOR News


I was on the subway and a man sat down beside me. He ope... took out something shocking. It was this:
…a cardboard spine.
Lately at Otherlab, we have been thinking a lot about ca ...

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2012-11-07 09:08:01     Disney Research


Printed Optics is a new approach to creating custom opti... interactive devices using 3D printing. Printed Optics en... display, and illumination elements to be directly embedd... an interactive device. Using these elements, unique disp...
Printed Opt

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