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As many have documented, the foundations of our current state of the Internet (namely the TCP/IP protocols) were developed by Leonard Kleinrock at UCLA in late 1969, with the first Internet connection formed between the UCLA and Stanford campuses. It's good to keep in mind this initial connection, as it summarizes the essence of the Internet: a...
From HackerLastPip
Here I sit at 11.31 AEST 27 September 2009, on a cold spring Sunday morning beneath the great dome of the La Trobe Reading Room at the State Library of Victoria, Melbourne Australia. I am here to soak up the atmosphere. Yes, I know that sounds flippant, but to a large extent it is true. My underlying motivation in being here is to find a...
From urbanistos
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Now, what I want to do in--certainly this first part of the seminar--is to call in question, very fundamentally, all of our basic ideas about what is sickness, what is health, what is sanity, what is insanity. Because I think we have to begin from this position of humility; that we really don't know. It's reported that shortly before he died,...
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A short story that beautifuly depicts a possible path in our present to future leap. credit for...
From Fast T
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I believe if time travel were possible (I am not making any decision I'm unsure, more to the side...
From Dacu
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Hello reader of the future. I was born in 1971 in Cairns, Australia, and somehow over the last 38 years (it's 25 September 2009 right now, just after 21.46pm AEST) I have developed a strong sense of history. For this reason I am aware that the written word can cross the ages, enduring long after the writer has perished and turned to dust. Of...
From urbanistos
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Since we saw the Microsoft research series, we can feel that the old gigant of software was able to...
From eyeclipse
 
Images by Irek Kielczyk
From Irek Kielczyk
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As the world's information sources steadily - if not exponentially - move from physical to digital media, what will become of libraries as we know them today? Will they disappear altogether? I would like to think that they will not. But what role can they fulfill? I believe that they may become simply centers for public internet access, or -...
From illuminatiscott
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this image from the ingenious cartoonist Angeli says it all... here in Brazil there's a lot of...
From nagash
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10/07/2009 - 08/11/2009 Centre d'Estudis i Documentació, MACBA On the Margins of Art is a new...
From eyeclipse
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On Monday 21 September at 17:00 hrs the linguist and activist Noam Chomsky will give a master class...
From eyeclipse
 
Dear friends, and loved ones! Listen to the new geometry based on fluid physics vortex-,...
From edanet
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There's this man named Louis Wain, who lived back in a time before computers, before mathematical...
From
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Life is out of balance. There are two worlds competing, demanding our attention: the constructed...
From fvuilleumier
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Ever since I can remember I want to be an artist. Well, inventor originally, but ever since I...
From brocatus
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September 1, 2009 6:20 PM Bye bye to the 100W bulb Shanta Barley, reporter Europeans bid farewell to the 100 watt bulbs today. From now on, Edison's brainchild can no longer be legally made in or imported into the European Union, thanks to a Union-wide ban which kicks off today. Shed a tear, but don't let your sentimentality tempt you into...
From gamma
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"This week, we look at some radical ideas for transforming society and changing the way...
From gamma
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The people behind the "Shift happens" series has revealed a new video about how media is...
From eyeclipse
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by Irek Kielczyk
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From number28
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I like to work with cosmology in this theory in that cause and effect is a fundamental in all of...
From Dacu
I do not understand cargo shorts. Or plaid shorts, let alone consumerism and our infidelity to our higher faculties. I do not understand a lot of things--there is some Chinese saying about how it is an 'honor' to live in such 'interesting' times and that is really great, I suppose, but I'm a little resentful. On good days I am something more...
From jo be
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Looking far into the future, wars will probably be fought between unmanned robots and vehicles....
From bpwnes
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This post will describe how to construct a pair of goggles which can be used to induce...
From michaelerule
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is it beastiality? is it 'love' making if the other sentient being does not have the same...
From jo be
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Took a much needed vacation!
From Hasan
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As time marches on, we see the weakening of geographical forces on the lives and activities of...
From Alan Smith
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CreativeApplications.Net [CAN] was launched in October 2008 by architect, lecturer, and a new media...
From filip
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A creationist with whom I was speaking made the following point: A humanist believes that human beings have inherent value, and that life is an important, special thing to be cherished and protected in many situations. A scientific, secular worldview leads one to the conclusion that even the most sentient and sapient of life is ultimately...
From illuminatiscott
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Young brains can forget painful memories, but old ones tend not to… Now an enzyme can cut through imprisoned memories… "In the movie Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, Joel and Clementine's relationship ends so sourly that the couple elects to have their mutual memories swept away via a non-surgical procedure called "targeted...
From gamma
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Exploring Posthuman Aesthetics “Thus a simple physical feeling is one feeling which feels...
From Wildcat
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A system of ten parts in three movements. Ten agents improvise the ten parts at will through...
From Asura
Advances in biotechnology and micro-robotics have shrunk the industrial base of society down to the scale where anyone can make almost anything. With self replicating matter printing systems, and adolescent with a biological printer and laptop becomes a species level threat. Additionally, such systems place an unprecedented burden of self control...
From michaelerule
The Aesthetics of Failure's 10 basic principles: 1. Failure is a shade of beauty born from imperfection - yet is a portrayal of perfection 2. Failure is an involuntary consciousness - as well as a manner of comprehending and apprehending reality 3. Failure is organic - never a deliberate mechanical process or a technical effect alone 4....
From Alvaro
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From Holzmeister
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“Maths Dreamed Universe” is a quantitative visualisation of the manner in which elemental...
From TheLuxuryofProtest
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Modern Human beings are unquestionably more intelligent than animals, not that animals are not...
From collective matt
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What would it be like if there was no night sky? What if the only thing up there was just blackness? Would we have ever tried to cross the oceans? Would we have ever landed on the moon? Would we ever look up?
From bpwnes
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Is social media a fad? Or is it the biggest shift since the Industrial Revolution? Welcome to the...
From eyeclipse
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by KEVIN BEWERDORF Here's some snippets from an interview with Kevin Bewerdorf. The full...
From meganmay
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http://www.core.form-ula.com/2009/08/16/ibm-uses-dna-to-make-next-gen-microchips/ Artificial DNA...
From alert
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A series of images from a short book on journeys. Each image has been corrected on a grid to give...
From number28
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From Andy Gilmore
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"Can surgery cure obesity?" It does several more wonders, pointing to the activity of hunger hormone Ghrelin. "Ghrelin plays a significant role in neurotrophy, particularly in the hippocampus, and is essential for cognitive adaptation to changing environments and the process of learning."
From gamma
Since at least the fifth century, generations of Buddhists have memorized and chanted the Diamond Sutra, a short Mahayana Buddhist scripture. The work, which offers meditations on illusion and perception, was originally written in Sanskrit and first translated into Chinese in 402 A.D. Despite the text’s longevity, Stanford religious studies...
From gamma
 
Thesis continues: When discussing the brain, neuroscientists modulate between expertise and...
From Asura
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old subducting plate melting at an ocean trench volcanic arc forms
From jonobr1
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