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2013-09-01 21:04:56     BBC News - Abraham Maslow and the pyramid that beguiled business


Abraham Maslow and some examples of pyramids inspired by...
Continue reading the main story
Health Check
Herrings - good to eat, not to inhale
... s satisfied, the desire to fulfil the next set kicks in.

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2013-09-01 15:10:36     About Us - OpenSignal


With your help, we're creating a comprehensive database ... towers, cell phone signal strength readings, and Wi-Fi a... the world. Our goal is to become the global authority on...

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2013-08-31 16:56:39     What justifies intervening if Syria uses chemical weapons? - CNN.com


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2013-08-30 08:38:40     BBC News - Virtual reality: Lessons from the past for Oculus Rift


with excitement building for the release of a new VR hel... Rift - it is worth asking what went wrong the first time... lessons be learned?

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2013-04-16 11:56:34     How To Get Started with Programmable RGB LED Strip Lighting - Tested


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2013-04-10 08:26:39     RTÉ to employ semantic web and big data to preserve Ireland’s memories - Ireland's cloud news service - Siliconrepublic.com


Ireland’s State broadcaster RTÉ, as part of its strat... memories of a nation in digital form, is to collaborate ... recently announced mega CSET the Insight Centre to emplo... semantic web to make hundreds of thousands of hours of a... content ava

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2013-04-09 18:59:58     Shodan: The scariest search engine on the Internet - Apr. 8, 2013


Unlike Google (GOOG, Fortune 500), which crawls the Web ... websites, Shodan navigates the Internet's back channels....
Shodan runs 24/7 and collects information on about 500 m ...
It's stunning what can be found with a simple search on ...
Shodan sear

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2013-03-31 14:02:58     Laura Ingalls Wilder: Husband claimed homestead in 1884


Before Almanzo Wilder married Laura Ingalls, the author ...
In this “Homestead Proof,” one A.J. Sheldon, a fello ...
The clerk of the Homestead office certified that Sheldon ...
Having claimed his land, Wilder married Laura in 1885. L ...
Almanzo Wil

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2013-03-30 17:08:40     About the Makers Guild


Established in 1984 as a maker co-operative, the Makers ... formed to bring together and promote the best of Welsh c... grown and developed into a strong and vigorous organisat... international reputation for craft and applied art. The ... committed t

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2013-03-30 17:08:18     About the Heritage Crafts Association


The Heritage Crafts Association is the advocacy body for... heritage crafts. Working in partnership with Government ... it provides a focus for craftspeople, groups, societies ... as individuals who care about the loss of traditional cr... works towar

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2013-03-29 21:28:15     Can Technology End Poverty? - Susan Davis - Harvard Business Review


If you believe the hype, technology is going to help us ... Advances have indeed made a huge difference in the lives...
The organization I'm part of, BRAC, is known for going t ...
But I'm hardly a naysayer when it comes to tech. I agree ...
The trick i

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2013-03-28 18:56:25     Lovebird is ready for beta testing | Not The User's Fault


I wrote a Thunderbird add-on to make the email interface... wanted — one that helps me remember to stay in touch w... care about, instead of always distracting me with the ne... trivia.

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2013-03-28 11:28:48     About Bitbeam - Bitbeam


Perspicaciously, Bitbeam is just holes in poles.
The marketing tagline would be something like this: "Bit ...

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2013-03-28 11:28:29     what_is_grid_beam [The Gridbeam Wiki]


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2013-03-28 11:25:50     BBC News - The pleasures and perils of the open-plan office


They can be noisy and distracting or depressingly quiet,...
In the spring of 1962, a fourth-year British architectur ...
In the course of his research, Frank Duffy stumbled acro ...
"The arrangement of the desks was somehow organic," Duff ...
... The pla

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2013-03-26 23:10:10     ScienceDirect.com - Acta Psychologica - Motor expertise modulates movement processing in working memory


A substantial amount of literature has demonstrated indi... to code verbally a series of movements for subsequent re... mechanisms underlying movement encoding remain unclear. ... argue that sensorimotor expertise influences the involve... processes t

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2013-03-24 17:56:58     ACM SIGMOD Blog » Stop publishing so much already!


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2013-03-24 14:03:40     How Kickstarter will kill Open Source | London Python developer/AWS devop engineer


The question of what happens to the surplus is really ir... is one specific project. The idea is interesting. If thi... different software projects, I think we might find more ... the part of developers to implement certain large pieces...

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2013-03-24 08:54:52     Utilities: Google's Google problem | The Economist


What Google has actually done is create a powerful infra... shape of that infrastructure influences everything that ... influences the allocation of mental resources of everyon...
That's a lot of power to put in the hands of a company t ...
But in the

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2013-03-24 07:26:41     Priivacy Problems Over An Online Eye | Stuff.co.nz


Analysts ABI Research expect the wearable computer marke... exponentially, predicting there will be 485 million ship... 2018.
A Microsoft executive said recently he expected we would ...

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2013-03-24 07:15:23     BBC News - A Point of View: Chess and 18th Century artificial intelligence


The Turk, engraving from 1789
Continue reading the main story
Crowd-sourcing comets (LJ)
Mary queen of maths (Lisa Jardine)
... rate hoax had its own sense of genius, says Adam Gopnik.

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2013-03-23 15:24:53     Jay Parkinson, The Doctor Is In (Well, Logged In) - NYTimes.com


Dr. Parkinson’s start-up isn’t a new app or social n... founder of Sherpaa, a Web site that operates like a virt... office, examining patients by e-mail and text message.
“We’re using the Internet to reinvent health care,†...
Have a mysterious

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2013-03-19 21:48:32     Konekta


Konekta is an open development initiative focused on the... community web services that meet social needs. The proje... Development Goals and the objectives of Primary Health C...
The Konekta project is rooted in experience gained from ...
We're inter

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2013-03-14 08:12:03     Majority of British children will soon be growing up in families struggling 'below the breadline', Government warned - UK Politics - UK - The Independent


The majority of British children will soon be growing up... are struggling “below the breadline” because of welf... and wage freezes, the Government is warned today.
Within two years, almost 7.1m of the nation’s 13m youn ...

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2013-03-14 07:25:44     #Climatefairness: the triple injustice facing low-income households | Joseph Rowntree Foundation


In a new report, Simon Roberts outlines why poor househo...
The poorest fifth of the population have already signifi ...
So why is it they are carrying more of the burden of cut ...
Based on detailed analysis of the Government's own figur ...
So lower in

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2013-03-14 07:07:59     Wanna Play? Computer Gamers Help Push Frontier Of Brain Research : NPR


Enlarge image
Daniel Berger, a researcher at MIT, traced these neurons ...
People can get pretty addicted to computer games. By som ...
Right now I'm at the novice level of a game called EyeWi ...

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2013-03-13 10:14:27     BBC News - 'Pirate Bay' for 3D printing launched


The company that developed 3D printed gun parts has anno... launch a new firm, dedicated to copyright-free blueprint...
Defcad, as the firm will be known, has already been dubb ...
The site will become a "search engine for 3D printing," ...
But its flo

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2013-03-13 09:41:13     Can Wind, Water and Sunlight Power New York by 2050? - NYTimes.com


A group of scientists and energy analysts has laid out a... New York State could, in theory, eliminate its use of fo... nuclear power — including for transportation — by 20... charts the contributions played by improved efficiency a... renewable e

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2013-03-13 09:37:26     BBC News - Neanderthal large eyes 'caused their demise'


Neanderthals are a closely related species of human that... from around 250,000 years ago. They coexisted and intera... our species until they went extinct about 28,000 years a...
The research team explored the idea that the ancestor of ...
The humans

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2013-03-11 09:58:50     Microsoft brings solar Wi-Fi to rural Kenya - tech - 13 February 2013 - New Scientist


GAKAWA Senior Secondary School is located in Kenya's wes... Province, about 10 kilometres from Nanyuki town. It is n... live. There are no cash crops, no electricity, no phone ...
"For internet access we had to travel the 10 kilometres ...
Not for muc

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