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2016-12-25 08:31:14     From yoga pants to smart shoes: The technology of touch - BBC News


Imagine being able to navigate the streets just by recei... your footwear. Or feeling a tingle in your yoga tights i... position needs improvement.
And what if you could feel the things you're touching as ...
This is the science of haptics, the intersec

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2010-11-04 09:16:47     Dawn of a New Day « Ray Ozzie


Imagining A “Post-PC” World

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2008-11-17 18:07:44     xkcd - A Webcomic - Impostor



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2009-02-25 12:41:31     The Future of Nostalgia: Amazon.co.uk: Svetlana Boym: Books


In 1733 a Russian commander, disgusted with the debilita... rampant among his troops, buried a soldier alive as a de... nostalgia.

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2017-02-06 08:46:22     In referees we trust?: Physics Today: Vol 70, No 2


In 1936 refereeing was not a universal practice at the w... scientific journals. It was not even a universal practic... Review. Einstein’s previous submission to that journal... Einstein-Podolsky-Rosen (EPR) paper, was not sent out fo...
So Einstein

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2013-12-31 16:12:03     Memex #001


In 1945, Dr. Vannevar Bush published "As We May Think", ...
In that article, he described an automated desk called a ...
Sadly, Vannevar Bush's memex was far beyond what the ana ...
Until Now!
... incomplete memex Memex #001 during construction

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2016-10-20 10:41:18     Opinion: Big-Data Algorithms Are Manipulating Us All | WIRED


In 1954, Darrell Huff wrote a neat little book called Ho... Statistics, a how-to guide for marketers to mislead and ... into believing just about anything with the right graphi... well-placed stat. Computationally speaking, we’ve come... 1954, but i

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2009-07-02 09:13:23     BBC NEWS | Science & Environment | Big brother untangles baby babble


In 2005, the artificial intelligence researcher at the M... Institute of Technology (MIT) Media Lab set out to under...
"We wanted to understand how minds work and how they dev ...
It was a big task and one that years of research by scie ...
But now, Pr

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2009-08-16 09:26:26     Op-Ed Contributor - Your Baby Is Smarter Than You Think - NYTimes.com


In 2007 in my lab at Berkeley, Tamar Kushnir and I disco... preschoolers can use probabilities to learn how things w... lets them imagine new possibilities. We put a yellow blo...
Then we gave the children the blocks and asked them to l ...
We also did

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2011-07-18 20:20:39     The Internet of Things [Infographic] — Tech News and Analysis


In 2008, the number of devices that connected to the Int... number of people. That number continues to rise, thanks ... number of connected devices and gizmos, ranging from tel... machines. Folks at Cisco have put together this infograp... the growth

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2015-04-02 13:29:00     The American people are clueless: Why income inequality is so much worse than we realize - Salon.com


In a candid conversation with Frank Rich last fall, Chri... people don’t even know. If poor people knew how rich r... there would be riots in the streets.” The findings of ... published over the last several years inPerspectives on ... Science, su

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2014-11-23 14:53:23     BBC News - What phantom limbs and mirrors teach us about the brain


In a lab in southern California scientists are curing th... incurable with little more than a mirror, and changing o... the brain in the process.
In mid-November the team at the University of California ...
That study is in its very early stages, but si

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2010-06-15 08:59:05     The myth of the structural deficit - Investors Chronicle


In a letter to the Sunday Times, a group of economists h... government to "set out a detailed plan to reduce the str... deficit more quickly than set out in the 2009 pre-budget... raises one of my gripes - that the notion of a structura... is unhelpfu

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2012-07-27 16:34:38     iRobot introduces telepresence doctor


In a medical emergency, seconds count. But if the doctor... another part of the hospital or even another part of tow... seconds can stretch dangerously. If only the doctor coul... at once, then countless lives could be saved. This is on...
The idea of

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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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2017-07-15 09:27:18     Ravens Are Able To Plan For The Future As Well As Human Children Can | IFLScience


In a new set of experiments published in Science, howeve... found that the raven’s ability to plan ahead goes much... simply catching food.
The first experiment trained the birds to use a tool to ...

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2010-10-19 12:53:05     Technology Review: Can Social Networks Be Generated Automatically?


In a paper presented recently at the WWW2010 conference ... group of researchers from Yahoo pointed out that before ... construct an accurate picture of a social network, resea... a better job of defining what it takes for two people to... Should two

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2012-04-04 13:48:28     0x10 ͨ


In a parallel universe where the space race never ended,...
In 1988, a brand new deep sleep cell was released, compa ...
It's now the year 281 474 976 712 644 AD, and the first ...
Game Features
... re programatically advanced of you can get a head star

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2015-04-22 08:26:32     We Can't Let John Deere Destroy the Very Idea of Ownership | WIRED


In a particularly spectacular display of corporate delus... Deere—the world’s largest agricultural machinery mak... Copyright Office that farmers don’t own their tractors... code snakes through the DNA of modern tractors, farmers ... implied lic

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2012-07-27 10:08:19     SerenA | chance encounters in the space of ideas


In a recent blog post, Ikka warns that it is all too eac... ‘trapped’ in mindsets and personal routines that shu... potential serendipitous experiences. I think we’ve all... traps at some point in our lives; being too busy to be a...
In this blo

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2013-12-18 14:29:42     Is There an Ecological Unconscious? - NYTimes.com


In Albrecht’s view, the residents of the Upper Hunter ... just from the strain of living in difficult conditions b... something more fundamental: a hitherto unrecognized psyc... condition. In a 2004 essay, he coined a term to describe it: “solastal

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2005-11-17 13:58:18     Hacking for Christ: URL Encoding Confusion


In all modern browsers (including Mozilla, now that bug ... JavaScript's escape() function (which was originally des... strings into URLs) uses %HH for Unicode codepoints below... %uHHHH for codepoints above there. Apparently, this is w... spec says.

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2015-03-23 10:31:28     Why the modern world is bad for your brain | Science | The Guardian


In an era of email, text messages, Facebook and Twitter,... required to do several things at once. But this constant... taking its toll. Here neuroscientist Daniel J Levitin ex... addiction to technology is making us less efficient

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2012-12-17 18:16:58     The Making of Fastbook: An HTML5 Love Story | Blog | Sencha


In any event, we knew HTML5 was, in fact, ready, and we ... So we took it upon ourselves to rebuild the challenging ... Facebook mobile application in HTML5 in our spare time. ... introduce you to Sencha Fastbook, a technology proof of ... how fast HT

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2010-07-14 19:28:30     Augmented Spaces And Leveraging Our Data Overspills |


in building and designing the ability to access and mana... now could have been called data overspill is adding new ... it is possible to construct. We are entering the era of ... space. This handling of excess information - the data ov... taking on m

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2010-12-11 00:38:15    


In case you missed it, the Journal of Personality and So... flagship APA journal, published a study by Daryl Bem con... for psi (precognition). I didn't really want to post in ... about this study (which has been doing the rounds online... I'm not that interested in being a science journalist. B...

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2010-08-02 07:01:18     Print-Friendly Images and Logos with CSS


In certain instances, not everyone views every portion o... online: eventually, someone is going to print parts of i... this is perfectly fine: if you have a print style sheet ...
It’s a simple problem of resolution. Images are always ...
Back in 200

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


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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2007-12-15 10:32:13     VLDB: VLDB '05, Efficient implementation of large-scale ...


In earlier work, we defined "multi-structural databases,... support efficient analysis of large, complex data sets o... numerical and hierarchical dimensions. We defined three ... over this data model, each of which required solving an ... problem. An

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2009-10-30 15:16:30     Carbon.to - Carbon so you can understand it


In everyday life we encounter more and more carbon dioxi...
Convert between a CO2 amount to other units as cups of t ...
Compare between two different emissions, for instance ho ...
Use our API to convert CO2 to a more understandable numb ...
Our carbon

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