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2024-02-20 10:24:14     An astonishing regularity in student learning rate | PNAS

https://www.pnas.org/doi/10.1073/pnas.2221311120

Students are Astonishingly Similar in Learning Rate.
Whereas initial knowledge varies substantially across students, we found learning rate to be astonishingly similar across students.

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2024-02-19 20:39:47     Mappa Mundi: The greatest medieval map in the world - BBC Travel

https://www.bbc.com/...he-greatest-medieval-map-in-the-world

From a small island in the Venetian lagoon, a 15th-Century monk somehow designed an astonishingly accurate planisphere of the world.

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2024-02-16 08:19:19     ‘By preserving the language, you reinforce communities’: a school saving one of Louisiana’s oldest dialects | Louisiana | The Guardian

https://www.theguardian.com/...un-languages-community-impact

[ From frame: about:srcdoc ]

Preserving Indian French, as community members call it, has taken on new urgency as climate-related hurricanes and coastal erosion threaten to displace the tribe

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2024-02-10 13:31:40     Sketch of The Analytical Engine

https://www.fourmilab.ch/babbage/sketch.html

the Analytical Engine weaves algebraical patterns just as the Jacquard-loom weaves flowers and leaves.

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2024-02-10 07:41:22     Fighting the smartphone ‘invasion’: the French village that voted to ban scrolling in public | France | The Guardian

https://www.theguardian.com/...ed-to-ban-scrolling-in-public

Seine-Port, in the Seine-et-Marne area south of Paris, with a population of fewer than 2,000 people, last weekend voted yes in a referendum to restrict smartphone use in public,

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2024-02-06 06:52:58     Peak–end rule - Wikipedia

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Peak%E2%80%93end_rule

The peak–end rule is a psychological heuristic in which people judge an experience largely based on how they felt at its peak (i.e., its most intense point) and at its end, rather than based on the total sum or average of every moment of ...

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2024-01-18 18:07:40     I have a new favourite wellness guru. And it’s not who you might think | Food | The Guardian

https://www.theguardian.com/...ss-guru-arnold-schwarzenegger

The first piece of advice was: “You should mostly eat food you know is healthy. There is no magic food.”
And the second? That was: “You should also occasionally let yourself eat delicious food you know isn’t healthy. Otherwise, what...

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2024-01-18 08:24:37    

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-67993056

It has happened to most people waiting for a specific bus in a busy city - you stand around for ages only for three to turn up at once.
This phenomenon is known as "bus bunching", and it can be annoying.
To try to alleviate the problem, UK ...

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2024-01-17 07:31:14     Welcome to AirSpace - The Verge

https://www.theverge.com/...inimalism-startup-gentrification

We could call this strange geography created by technology “AirSpace.” It’s the realm of coffee shops, bars, startup offices, and co-live / work spaces that share the same hallmarks everywhere you go:

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2024-01-17 07:30:26     The tyranny of the algorithm: why every coffee shop looks the same | | The Guardian

https://www.theguardian.com/...ry-coffee-shop-looks-the-same

My theory was that all the physical places interconnected by apps had a way of resembling one another. In the case of the cafes, the growth of Instagram gave international cafe owners and baristas a way to follow one another in real time an...

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2024-01-05 06:23:47    

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-67872693

Harry Potter, Elon Musk, Beyoncé, Super Mario and Vladimir Putin.

These are just some of the millions of artificial intelligence (AI) personas you can talk to on Character.ai - a popular platform where anyone can create chatbots based on ...

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2024-01-02 11:03:01     Introducing Golden: Mapping human knowledge

https://golden.com/blog/introducing-golden/

Golden has been designed from the start to encourage a deep, extensive view on knowledge.

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2023-12-27 07:21:36     Seshat

https://seshat-db.com/

Seshat: Global History Databank
✓ the most current and comprehensive body of knowledge about human history
✓ collects what is currently known about the social and political organization of human societies over time
✓ offers the means ...

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2023-12-18 12:09:49     Imran Khan deploys AI clone to campaign from behind bars in Pakistan | Imran Khan | The Guardian

https://www.theguardian.com/...-from-behind-bars-in-pakistan

Artificial intelligence allowed Pakistan’s former prim... Khan to campaign from behind bars on Monday, with a voic... opposition leader giving an impassioned speech on his be...

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2023-12-09 08:56:46     EU agrees ‘historic’ deal with world’s first laws to regulate AI | European Union | The Guardian

https://www.theguardian.com/...lds-first-laws-to-regulate-ai

The world’s first comprehensive laws to regulate artif... have been agreed in a landmark deal after a marathon 37-... between the European Parliament and EU member states.

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2023-12-06 15:28:32     English High Court Decision: AI Inventions are Patentable, David Knight

https://briefings.brownrudnick.com/...entions-are-patentable

the court held that the exclusion was not invoked — s... not “a program for a computer … as such.” The UKIP... issued guidance (available here) confirming that:
“Patent examiners should not object to inventions invo ...

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2023-09-17 13:45:35     ‘I couldn’t believe the data’: how thinking in a foreign language improves decision-making | Language | The Guardian

https://www.theguardian.com/...uage-improves-decision-making

Besides altering the quality of our memories, switching ... can influence people’s financial decision-making and t... moral dilemmas. By speaking a second language, we can ev... rational, more open-minded and better equipped to deal w...

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2023-05-22 09:07:01     Renewable Energy Is Charging Ahead - Scientific American

https://www.scientificamerican.com/...rgy-is-charging-ahead/

Globally, renewables account for about one third of elec... generation—and that share is rising.

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2023-05-08 09:49:26     AI machines aren’t ‘hallucinating’. But their makers are | Naomi Klein | The Guardian

https://www.theguardian.com/...nes-hallucinating-naomi-klein

The more our media channels are flooded with deep fakes ... various kinds, the more we have the feeling of sinking i... quicksand.

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2023-05-05 07:32:38     US aims to tackle risk of uncontrolled race to develop AI | Artificial intelligence (AI) | The Guardian

https://www.theguardian.com/...ficial-intelligence-arms-race

“At this point, Big Tech companies need to be saved fr... companies and their top AI developers are well aware of ... generative AI. But they are in a competitive arms race a... themselves unable to slow down,”

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2022-12-16 07:43:28     Deep Mapping Estate Archives Project | Deep Mapping Estate Archives

https://deep-mapping-estate-archives-rcahmw.hub.arcgis.com/...

The main emphasis of the project was to bring together a... historical mapping into a publicly accessible web map en...

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2022-10-23 06:52:30     Eucatastrophe: Tolkien's word for the "anti-doomsday" - BBC Future

https://www.bbc.com/...e-tolkiens-word-for-the-anti-doomsday

According to Tolkien, a eucatastrophe in a story often h... darkest moment. When all seems lost – when the enemy s... – a sudden "joyous turn" for the better can emerge.

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2022-10-21 07:02:21     Millennials Are Actually Workaholics, According to Research

https://hbr.org/...ctually-workaholics-according-to-research

“in the 1950s, 12% of high-school students perceived t... important person’ – by the 1990s, 80% did.”

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2022-10-20 14:42:43     How a magician-mathematician revealed a casino loophole - BBC Future

https://www.bbc.com/...hematician-revealed-a-casino-loophole

To study riffle shuffles rigorously, Diaconis used a pow... tool called a Markov chain.

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2022-09-29 13:33:49     SCHI Lab - OWidgets

https://multi-sensory.info/index.php/componen.../11-owidgets

Olfactory interactions and interfaces are extremely rele... of use and application contexts, from entertainment to r... supporting learning experiences to enhancing the creatio... experiences such as in virtual and augmented environments.

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2022-09-29 13:31:33     An Interactive Introduction to Attractor Landscapes

https://ncase.me/attractors/

A peaceful movement fights against violence and oppressi... nothing much changes. Then, everything changes.
Why do many complex systems – cultures, environments, ...
There's a tool that can help us understand this: attract ...

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2022-09-27 08:01:06     About - Gough Map

http://www.goughmap.org/about/

The Gough Map test is internationally-renowned as one of... to show Britain in a geographically-recognizable form. Y... questions remain of how the map was made, who made it, w...
This website presents an interactive, searchable editio ...

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2022-09-11 09:02:44     Leaflet - a JavaScript library for interactive maps

https://leafletjs.com/#close

Leaflet is the leading open-source JavaScript library fo... interactive maps. Weighing just about 42 KB of JS, it h... features most developers ever need.
Leaflet is designed with simplicity, performance and usa ...

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2022-07-17 13:23:23     Chinese courts allow AI to make rulings, charge people and carry out punishments | Daily Mail Online

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/...people-carry-punishments.html

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2022-07-04 07:02:29     Is your smartphone ruining your memory? A special report on the rise of ‘digital amnesia’ | Memory | The Guardian

https://www.theguardian.com/...-rise-of-digital-amenesia?...

‘I can’t remember anything’ is a common complaint ... it because we rely so heavily on our smartphones? And do... and distractions stop us forming new memories?

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