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2012-11-27 10:20:53     Mining enthusiast creates his own replica in his garden (From The Northern Echo)


A MINING enthusiast has built his very own 150ft ironsto... his back garden.
John Wiggins has spent years making the perfect 19th cen ...
Despite being located just 15 feet underground, the mine ...

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2012-04-20 19:43:38     Aesthetic appeal may have neurological link to contemplation and self-assessment


A network of brain regions which is activated during int... experience overlaps with the brain network associated wi... contemplation and self-assessment, New York University r... found. Their study sheds new light on the nature of the ... experience,

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2009-09-03 19:25:25     IEEE Spectrum: Augmented Reality in a Contact Lens


A new generation of contact lenses built with very small...
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... ess to information that appears right before their eyes.

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2011-11-04 08:59:43     Yahoo Gives the iPad the Power to Understand TV - Technology Review


A new iPad app from Yahoo can recognize any TV show by l... audio, and automatically serve up related Web content, s... related to a news broadcast or play-by-play stats for a ...

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2013-12-06 11:02:01     New study: Striking brain differences explain some gender stereotypes


A new research paper published today in the Proceedings ... of Sciences demonstrates that men and women's brains con... different which, according to the authors, gives a "pote...
The study—one the largest of its kind with 949 individ ...
Using the d

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2011-02-24 10:41:37     Seradina - Bedolina [Bedolina Map, Seradina - Bedolina Archaeological Park] Cup and Ring marks / Rock Art : The Megalithic Portal and Megalith Map:


A new rock with “topographic compositions”discovered... Valcamonica, Italy
by Alberto Marretta
The Bedolina area is today known mostly for one unique r ...
In general the imagery found in Bedolina links both with ...

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2011-10-24 13:30:09     New Malware Brings Cyberwar One Step Closer - Technology Review


A newly discovered piece of malicious code dubbed Duqu i... to the notorious Stuxnet worm that damaged Iran's nuclea... centrifuges last year. Although it has no known target o... the stage for more industrial and cyberwar attacks, expe...

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2016-04-29 09:54:19    


A newly published study from Oxford’s Jon Penney provi... evidence for a key argument long made by privacy advocat... existence of a surveillance state breeds fear and confor... free expression. Reporting on the study, the Washington ... described this phenomenon: “If we think that authoriti...

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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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2012-10-31 19:31:46     BBC News - Europe's oldest prehistoric town unearthed in Bulgaria


A photo provided by the Bulgarian National Institute of ...
Continue reading the main story
Related Stories
Ancient sites spotted from space
... 00 years before the start of ancient Greek civilisation.

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2014-06-09 13:08:49     Turing Test breakthrough as super-computer becomes first to convince us it's human - Gadgets and Tech - Life & Style - The Independent


A programme that convinced humans that it was a 13-year-... the first computer ever to pass the Turing Test. The tes... requires that computers are indistinguishable from human... a landmark in the development of artificial intelligence... have warned

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2013-12-03 08:10:00     Stress-buster: Microsoft bra battles emotional overeating | Crave - CNET


A prototype bra from Microsoft researchers uses sensors ... wearer's mood with a goal of helping prevent stress-rela...

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2009-09-07 17:02:18     iome, location-based digital services: Our survey reveals new generations of "Yummies" fear desert island effect


A recent iome survey into the social impact of mobile ph... the UK’s deep rooted emotional bond with handheld devi... mobile phones a vital role in our social lives. Almost a... respondents (31 per cent) confirmed they would feel “c...
from this p

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2010-10-25 09:45:28     Data-as-a-Service: Market Definitions « DataMarket blog


A recent post by GigaOm’s Imran Ali on the field of Da...
Following through on that thought, I decided to try to c ...
Here’s what I came up with:
* Data Markets: Services that make it easy to find d ...
... or Data” might in fact describe thes

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2016-12-09 17:45:23     Giving poor people cash gets them to spend more on good stuff and less on tobacco and alcohol — Quartz


A recently published research paper (paywall) by David E... Bank and Anna Popova of Stanford University shows that g... poor has a negative effect on the consumption of tobacco... and Popova’s research is based on an examination of ni... assess the

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2011-05-25 13:58:30     The smallest 3D printer in the world « 3d printing event


A research project at the Vienna University of Technolog... turn futuristic 3D-printers into affordable everyday items.
Printers which can produce three-dimensional objects hav ...
Several scientific fields have to come together, to desi ...

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2014-06-20 08:37:04     The Science of Problem Solving


A review of the state of our knowledge regarding problem... it work? What is insight? How can we boost our creativit... problem solving performance?

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2016-10-02 08:40:00     Incentivizing Reproducibility | October 2016 | Communications of the ACM


A scientific result is not truly established until it is... confirmed. This is one of the tenets of experimental sci...

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2016-05-23 09:16:50     Standards revealed for Scottish government’s ‘mygov.scot’ platform » Digital By Default News


A set of standards to drive the Scottish Government’s ... online platform has been released.
The document runs through the minimum standards required ...
It outlines 21 criteria that should be attained in creat ...
Other standards include a requirement

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2010-11-19 14:49:02     Community is king, so build up your social capital and get connected | Smarter Cities | guardian.co.uk


A smart city is an open city. It runs on data, so public... demonstrate a presumption of openness, making data freel... in an accessible format. Data connectivity needs to be s... a privilege and as ubiquitous as water from the tap.

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2012-12-09 23:41:41     Netherlands Highways Will Glow in the Dark Starting Mid-2013 | Autopia | Wired.com


A smart-road design that features glow-in-the-dark tarma... weather indicators will be installed in the Netherlands ...

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2012-07-13 22:17:45     BBC News - Smartphone to help blind people goes on sale


A smartphone designed for blind people has been launched.
Georgie, as the device is known, has a voice-assisted to ...
The phone was designed by blind husband-and-wife team Ro ...
It was named after Mrs Wilson-Hinds' first guide dog.

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2012-03-15 10:21:04     BBC News - Sony unveils 'floating interface' touchless display


A smartphone that allows users to browse the web by hove... links they would normally touch has been unveiled by the... electronics giant Sony.
The firm describes the technology as a "floating touch" ...

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2014-01-10 16:36:41     Who's Afraid of Peer Review?


A spoof paper concocted by Science reveals little or no ... open-access journals.
On 4 July, good news arrived in the inbox of Ocorrafoo C ...
In fact, it should have been promptly rejected. Any revi ...

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2012-05-17 13:11:21     BBC News - Subways 'share universal structure', research suggests


A study of the world's largest subway networks has revea... remarkably mathematically similar.
The layouts seem to converge over time to a similar stru ...
The study, in the Journal of the Royal Society Interface ...
It found common distributions of stat

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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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2009-04-14 10:04:15     Facebook saves suicide teen | The Sun |News


A SUICIDAL teen was miraculously saved after one of his ...
The 16-year-old boy from Oxford had sent a private messa ...
The girl then alerted her mother who contacted local pol ...
UK cops then searched electoral roll websites and found ...
... ort but

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2013-12-13 12:31:16     Simulations back up theory that Universe is a hologram : Nature News & Comment


A team of physicists has provided some of the clearest e...
Dyslexia linked to brain communication breakdown
NASA funding shuffle alarms planetary scientists
Thin, weak layer of clay was behind Japan earthquake ...
In 1997, theoretical physic

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2009-03-25 07:07:22     Amazon.com: Theory of Fun for Game Design: Raph Koster: Books


A Theory of Fun for Game Design features a novel way of ... designers how to improve their designs to incorporate th... fun. This book will truly inspire and challenge game des... artists and designers from all segments of the industry....
• Why som

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2005-11-08 10:29:49     Amazon.com: A Theory of Objects (Monographs in Computer Science): Books: Martin Abadi,Luca Cardelli


A Theory of Objects (Monographs in Computer Science) (Ha...
Martin Abadi, Luca Cardelli

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