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2013-01-28 10:14:56     BBC News - Quantum biology: Do weird physics effects abound in nature?


Disappearing in one place and reappearing in another. Be... at once. Communicating information seemingly faster than...
This kind of weird behaviour is commonplace in dark, sti ...
Welcome to the frontier of what is called quantum biology.
It is still a

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2013-01-26 16:21:01     Bootstrap Tour, easy product tours with Bootstrap from Twitter


Quick and easy way to build your product tours with Twit... Popovers.

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2013-01-23 08:56:24     Skepticism About Tenure, MOOCs and the Presidency: A Survey of Provosts | Inside Higher Ed


Today's provosts are a skeptical lot. That may come with... they must constantly prioritize some ideas (and some peo... others -- tasks that are never easy and have been made m... the economic downturn.
But the 2013 Inside Higher Ed Survey of College a

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2013-01-23 08:40:01     More Joys of Electronic Medical Records | WhiteCoat's Call Room


So I tried something that sounded easy when I thought of... technically quite difficult when I tried to actually do ... the number of times I clicked on different check boxes a... different screens I had to navigate in order to document...
This is eas

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2013-01-23 08:02:13     'Smart-Tattoos': How They Could End Up Saving Your Life


So they’re not exactly cute, but if you came of age du... chances are you have at least regrettable tattoo anyway.... if that same tattoo is in the shape of a butterfly!) B... temporary tattoos do much more than serve as a symbol of... they can re

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2013-01-23 08:01:51     Nokia Patents Vibrating Smart Tattoos | PCWorld


Our bodies may some day become extensions for smartphone... devices, if a new Nokia patent is any indication.
Nokia has patented magnetic material that would alert we ...

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2013-01-21 09:35:19     What is the difference between The Hobbit and the news? Not as much as there should be | Charlie Brooker


And oddly, this coincides with reports that an audience ... reacted badly to test footage from Peter Jackson's forth... movie. The Hobbit is shot at 48 frames per second – tw... as standard films. The studio claims this gives it an un... fluidity. T

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2013-01-21 09:31:15     Metamaterial camera needs no lens, could herald cheaper imaging tech


Metamaterials are proving to be quite useful for toying ... electromagnetic spectrum, whether for technology previou... the stuff of science fiction, or for boring real-world a... Engineers at Duke University have come up something that... the latter

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2013-01-21 08:59:25     iBeam.it — FAQ


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2013-01-19 18:29:19     About Us · Zapier


Syncing data on the web has always been a pain. Either y... or you buckled down and built it yourself with an API. I... technical you had few places to turn for help.
That's why we built Zapier.
Zapier is for busy people who know their time is better .

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2013-01-19 09:48:33     BBC News - Has chip and pin had its day?


Ross Anderson, an academic in the Computer Laboratory at...
"It's a complete non-starter," he told the BBC.
"You can't just change all the systems because you come ...
He does however agree that there are "significant risks" ...
"I personally won't use

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2013-01-11 10:34:20     Manchester honours the woman behind the pioneering music of Doctor Who | UK news | guardian.co.uk


The godmother of British electronic music who helped to ... most recognisable TV theme tunes of all time and pioneer... through her work in the BBC Radiophonic Workshop is to b... an inaugural one-day celebration of her work in Manchester.
Delia Derbys

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2013-01-11 10:33:13     Disney's new augmented reality toys are promising, but frustrating | The Verge


Disney is launching augmented reality toys with a line o... in October; from there, it'll expand into other characte... then, it's keeping a tight wrap on images of what it's d... weren't allowed to take shots or video. We did learn tha... to Disney I

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2013-01-11 09:33:24     Camlistore


a way to store, sync, share, model and back up content
a work in progress
Open Source (Apache licensed)
an acronym for "Content-Addressable Multi-Layer Indexed ...
... neither "Cloud" nor "Local". happily both.

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2013-01-11 09:29:40     Is It Time London Had A New Tube Map? | LBC


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2013-01-10 21:24:43     f.lux: software to make your life better


Ever notice how people texting at night have that eerie ...
Or wake up ready to write down the Next Great Idea, and ...
During the day, computer screens look good—they're des ...
... use it just because it makes your computer look better.

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2013-01-10 18:44:48     Tethercell: Control battery-operated devices from your smartphone or tablet | Indiegogo


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2013-01-10 18:33:21     StickNFind- Bluetooth Powered ultra small Location Stickers | Indiegogo


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2013-01-09 10:47:59     The Story of the PING Program


Yes, it's true! I'm the author of ping for UNIX. Ping is... thousand-line hack that I wrote in an evening which prac... seems to know about. :-)

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2013-01-09 06:10:52     Twitter Engineering: Improving Twitter search with real-time human computation


Before we delve into the details, here's an overview of ...
First, we monitor for which search queries are curre ...
Behind the scenes: we run a Storm topology that trac ...
For example, the query [Big Bird] may suddenly see a ...
... ckobama

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2013-01-09 06:01:31     Tongue and Tech: The Many Emotions for Which English Has No Words - Megan Garber - The Atlantic


There are many, many more conditions out there that Engl...
Here, selected from the blog So Bad So Good, are some of ...
Age-otori (Japanese): To look worse after a haircut
Arigata-meiwaku (Japanese): An act someone does for ...
... g of a cleve

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2013-01-08 19:23:40     JSON-LD - JSON for Linking Data


JSON-LD (JavaScript Object Notation for Linking Data) is...
A simple example of a JSON object expressing Linked Data:
"@context": "http://json-ld.org/contexts/person.jsonld",
... ta-aware processors on how to interpret the JSON object.

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2013-01-08 18:33:57     TwitLonger — When you talk too much for Twitter


Twitlonger is a way to let you post to Twitter when 140 ... isn't enough.
With Twitlonger, you can write what you need and a link ...

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2013-01-07 19:20:22     zSpace - revolutionary virtual-holographic computing


zSpace is a revolutionary, immersive, interactive 3D env... computing, creating, communication and entertainment.

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2013-01-07 17:07:43     crackpots who were right « viXra log


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2013-01-06 13:37:43     Data-driven science is a failure of imagination | R you cereal?


But most importantly, data-driven science is less intell... then hypothesis-driven science. Data mining is sweet, an... Plotting multivariate data, maps, “relationships” an... visualizations is hip and catchy, everybody can understa... thinking ab

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2013-01-05 16:42:50     The Empire Lobbies Back: How Big Cable Killed Competition in North Carolina | Institute for Local Self-Reliance


After a city in North Carolina built a Fiber-to-the-Home... with Time Warner Cable, the cable giant successfully lob... decision away from other cities.
The city of Wilson’s decision and resulting network wa ...

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2013-01-04 17:14:22     A Passenger Airplane Basically Flew Upside Down Because of a Dumb Pilot (Updated)


A Passenger Airplane Basically Flew Upside Down Because ... (Updated)Update: Thanks to Gizmodo reader, Randy, we hav... on how this happened. As you can see in that picture, th... the cockpit door lock switch are no more than 10cm apart... door (the s

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2013-01-03 12:04:31     Do Not Disturb bug will fix itself, says Apple, as developers figure its cause | Technology | guardian.co.uk



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2013-01-01 12:02:19     Google's Lost Social Network


How Google accidentally built a truly beloved social net... steamroll it with Google+. The sad, surprising story of ...

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