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2016-09-14 18:34:28     How the Sugar Industry Shifted Blame to Fat - The New York Times


The sugar industry paid scientists in the 1960s to play ... between sugar and heart disease and promote saturated fa... instead, newly released historical documents show.
The internal sugar industry documents, recently discover ...

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The Sword in the Stone, sometimes a sword in an anvil, i... as proof of his birthright and of his nobility. It is b... miraculous sign of his royalty. The sword drawn from th... different from the one given to Arthur by the Lady of th... latter is a

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2016-12-06 14:30:57     Symposium on Computational Fabrication


The Symposium on Computational Fabrication is an interdi... that brings together leading experts from academia and i... of computer graphics, geometry processing, mechanical en... materials science, architecture, human-computer interact... applied mat

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2015-08-18 21:58:20     Police Shootings Are About Class as Well as Race | Rev. Jesse Jackson


The system has a class bias as well as a race bias. An i... Alternet's Zaid Jilani revealed that in the first five m... 95 percent of police killings occurred in neighborhoods ... incomes under $100,000. There were no killings in neighb...
Not surpris

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2007-11-20 21:17:25     TAGora


The TAGora project aims at exploiting the unique opportu... the increasing popularity of computer-mediated social in... variety of contexts. Such popularity, in fact, is making... amounts of raw data from online semiotic systems (for ex... collaborati

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2006-07-08 12:40:44     New Scientist Breaking News - 'Rewired brain' revives patient after 19 years


The team's findings suggest that Wallis’s brain had, v... developed new pathways and completely novel anatomical s... re-establish functional connections, compensating for th...
They found that new axons – the branches that connect ...

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2013-03-10 14:21:38     Google Glass: is it a threat to our privacy? | Technology | The Guardian


The tech giant's 'wearable computing' project is now bei... volunteers, meaning you might already have been surrepti... uploaded on to Google's servers. How worried should you be?

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2013-03-11 08:56:05     World University Rankings 2012-2013


The Times Higher Education World University Rankings 201... Thomson Reuters are the only global university performan... world class universities across all of their core missio... research, knowledge transfer and international outlook. ... universitie

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/Channels/education/Higher Ed.

2005-11-17 16:24:02     Information Processing in Human Body


The total information processing activity of the brain i... because the current knowledge in this area is fragmentar... possible to get a general picture of the electronic puls... activity within a couple of orders of magnitude. The act... is equivale

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2008-01-24 20:00:08     Pearson - Designing the Moment: Web Interface Design Concepts in Action


The trick to great design is knowing how to think throug... that users don't have to. In The Obvious Interface, Robe... of Designing the Obvious, presents over 30 stories that ... put good design principles to work on real-world web app... interfaces

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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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2007-12-21 13:05:40     Twelve Days of Christmas - Notes on the Festival and the Carol


The twelve days of Christmas,1 as a festival, have a lon... According to one source, it was first mentioned as a fes... eastern Father, Ephraem Syrus, at the end of the fourth ... declared to be such by the western Council of Tours in 5...
As a song,

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2011-11-11 19:38:29     US court verdict 'huge blow' to privacy, says former WikiLeaks aide | World news | guardian.co.uk


The Twitter users "voluntarily" turned over the internet... when they signed up for an account and relinquished an e...
"Petitioners knew or should have known that their IP inf ...
The fight comes amid widening concerns about online priv ...
"I want eve

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2014-02-18 16:45:20     UK picks Open Document Format for all government files • The Register


The UK Government has decided that Open Document Format, the OpenOffice-derived file format, is the best choice for a... documents.
The Cabinet Office's Standards Hub explained its thinkin ...
“When dealing with citizens, information should be ...

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2015-08-18 21:54:49     Someone Made A Map Of Every Rude Place Name In The UK


The UK is full of rude place names. The North-West has a... a Pincock, while Yorkshire is arguably worse, boasting a...

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2006-09-24 15:01:18     Glimpses—The Uncanny Valley


The Uncanny Valley
Why are monster-movie zombies so horrifying
and talking animals so fascinating?
Written and illustrated by Dave Bryant
... a second peak where resemblance to humanity is complete.

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2011-03-10 08:25:43     Precisely Defining the World's Emoticons - Alexis Madrigal - Technology - The Atlantic


The Unicode Consortium controls the standards that gover... displayed on the world's computers, which means, of cour... define the world's emoticons. Last month, they released ... of the standard, 6.0. It features this lovely and defini...

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2014-12-10 09:45:25     Shanley Kane of Model View Culture Challenges a “Corrupt” Silicon Valley | MIT Technology Review


The Valley has bought into the idea of itself as a merit... self-starting, bootstrapping geniuses so much better and... anyone else in the world that they deserve wildly dispro... opportunities for wealth and power. The problem is that ... opposite of

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2006-11-14 15:29:24     I-Tech's Virtual Laser Keyboard (Home page) revolutionary Aid for Smart Phone PDA or Laptop


The Virtual Laser Keyboard (VKB) uses both infrared and ... generate an invisible field and project a full-size virt... keyboard on any surface.

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2008-10-22 15:20:16     triplify.org : About


The vision of the Semantic Web still has not become real... significant research and development efforts were undert... of semantic representations is probably still outpaced b... traditional Web pages and one might be skeptic about the...
Triplify ta

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2009-03-14 13:39:56     VITAL JACKET


The Vital Jacket® is a wearable vital signs monitoring ... textiles with microelectronics. It was designed and deve... usable pragmatic approach for different clinical and nor...
The original pre-product version of the Vital Jacket® i ...
This wide r

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2006-03-23 14:29:04     WAI Resources on Introducing Web Accessibility


The Web Accessibility Initiative (WAI) develops strategi... resources to help make the Web accessible to people with... following WAI resources are intended to provide basic in... people who are new to Web accessibility.

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2009-12-20 09:53:19     HTTP access control - MDC


The Web Applications Working Group within the W3C has pr... Access Control for Cross-Site Requests recommendation, w...
This access control standard is supported by Firefox 3.5 ...
* Invocations of the XMLHttpRequest API in a cross-s ...
* Web F

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2009-03-15 06:43:53     Facelets - JavaServer Faces View Definition Framework


The web community is eagerly seeking a light-weight, tem...
JavaServer Faces UIComponents are first class citizens w ...
Facelets includes many features such as:
* Works with JSF 1.1 and JSF 1.2, including Sun's RI ...
... ith JSF as a suitable platf

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2008-12-06 19:31:11     OpenSocial - Google Code


The web is better when it's social
The web is more interesting when you can build apps that ...
OpenSocial defines a common API for social applications ...
Many sites, one API
A common API means you have less to learn to build for m ...

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2011-07-25 12:57:18     ‪The Wednesdays - Sam's posterous


The Wednesdays
via youtube.com
Reminded of this today by someone. Brilliant.

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2011-10-18 18:19:21     Taylor & Francis Online :: Creativity Research Journal - Aims & scope


The well-established Creativity Research Journal publish... scholarly research capturing the full range of approache... creativity--behavioral, clinical, cognitive, cross-cultu... educational, genetic, organizational, psychoanalytic, ps... social. Int

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


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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2013-03-03 08:58:46     Dictionary + algorithm + PoD t-shirt printer + lucrative meme = rape t-shirts on Amazon | I Am Pete Ashton


The world around us is increasingly governed by these al... annoyingly dumb and some freakishly intelligent. Because... generally mimic decisions that used to be made directly ... tendency to humanise the results and can easily be horri...
Douglass Ru

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2012-07-18 18:13:16     Empowering Technology: Mobile Phone Access Reaches Three Quarters Of Planet’s Population


The World Bank and infoDev released a study yesterday ti...
“Around three-quarters of the world’s inhabitants no ...
Here’s an excerpt from the Executive Summary:
“With some 6 billion mobile subscriptions in use world ...
The developing world is

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