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

http://www.ted.com/...ow_to_sketch_with_electronics.html?...

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

http://everything2.com/title/English+words+of+Celtic+origin

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

http://www.indiegogo.com/misfitshine

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

http://www.thenorthernecho.co.uk/...n_replica_in_his_garden/

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

http://www.newscientist.com/...tstrips-normal-computers.html

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

http://www.designinginteractions.com/interviews/BillGaver

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2012-11-23 09:52:03     xkcd: Heatmap

http://xkcd.com/1138/#

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

http://www.wired.com/dangerroom/2012/11/ff-the-manus.../all/

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

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

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

http://www.gizmag.com/self-healing-pressure-sensit.../24969/

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

http://www.thepunch.com.au/arti.../sometimes-mob-rule-works/

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

http://informatics-europe.org/services/reports.html

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

http://www.theverge.com/...onized-display-link-interface-app

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

http://wales.gov.uk/...=8DEDF89C91F0408C5A9748F0894C4824?...

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

http://blog.mentor.otherlab.com/...n-the-wild-marty-morales/

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

http://www.disneyresearch.com/r.../hci_printedoptics_drp.htm

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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2012-11-07 09:07:26     Oculus VR | Oculus Rift - The Virtual Reality Gaming Headset

http://www.oculusvr.com/

The Oculus Rift headset is the cutting edge of virtual r... games. Be part of history by getting your own Oculus Rif...

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2012-11-06 18:44:27     [1210.8144] Possible Bubbles of Spacetime Curvature in the South Pacific

http://arxiv.org/abs/1210.8144

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2012-11-02 13:42:45     (84) Bluetooth Gloves - buy at Firebox.com

http://www.firebox.com/product/5611/Bluetooth-Gloves?...


New! Bluetooth Gloves
Bluetooth Gloves
Talk to the Hand

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2012-11-02 11:47:27     Summly

http://summly.com/

Summly's user interface is state-of-the-art with no butt... minimalist approach.. Press anywhere on a summary to rev... 'Summflower' which allows for sharing of summaries as su... saving of favourite summaries for offline viewing. Swipe... full articl

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2012-11-01 08:16:01     About What We Do | People United

http://www.peopleunited.org.uk/whatwedo.php

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2012-10-31 20:03:00     Gorgeous Cave Paintings and Sculptures from Tens of Thousands of Years Ago - Slate Magazine

http://www.slate.com/...from-thousands-of-years-ago.html?...

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2012-10-31 19:31:46     BBC News - Europe's oldest prehistoric town unearthed in Bulgaria

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-20156681

A photo provided by the Bulgarian National Institute of ...
Continue reading the main story
Related Stories
Ancient sites spotted from space
... 00 years before the start of ancient Greek civilisation.

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2012-10-31 19:28:30     armelle caron - tout bien rangé

http://www.armellecaron.fr/art/index.php?...

PARIS

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2012-10-31 07:15:39     Portfolio Mohit Yadav | Student of Design

http://www.iitg.ac.in/design/portfolio.../portfolio.html#...

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2012-10-30 14:08:53     Crows don't plan intelligence (Science Alert)

http://sciencealert.com.au/news-nz/20122810-23822-2.html

In certain situations animals can spontaneously solve pr...
Animals rarely solve problems spontaneously, yet certain ...
The University of Auckland research shows that such prob ...
“Crows and parrots have long been known to solve the s ...
... ings of

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2012-10-30 07:35:08     About | playSMS

http://playsms.org/about-2/

playSMS is a flexible Web-based Mobile Portal System tha... fit to various services such as an SMS gateway, bulk SMS... messaging systems, corporate and group communication tools.

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2012-10-30 07:34:30     Kannel: Open Source WAP and SMS Gateway

http://www.kannel.org/overview.shtml#req

With hundreds of millions of mobile phones in use all ov... moment, the market for services targeted at mobile users... immense. Even simple services find plenty of users, as l...
Kannel is an open source WAP gateway. It attempts to pro ...
Kannel also

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2012-10-30 07:26:12     Gammu

http://wammu.eu/gammu/

Gammu command line utility provides access to wide range...
Call listing, initiating and handling
SMS retrieval, backup and sending
MMS retrieval
... rage devices and those are not accessible through Gammu)

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2012-10-30 07:13:21     Cabin Porn

http://freecabinporn.com/tagged/ocean

Shingled cottage on Monhegan Island, 12 miles off the co... Submitted by Jonathan Levitt. More of his excellent phot...
Shingled cottage on Monhegan Island, 12 miles off the co ...

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