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Rediscovering archaic colors

Rediscovering archaic colors | History, sci - eclectic magazine | Scoop.it

I'd like to add


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I would like to add a remark on a trend of the last years, to make old B & W photos colored - astounding results can be seen:

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Monica Anke Hahn's curator insight, October 14, 2013 1:06 PM

"Ancient Greek statues would not only have been painted; they would have been sticky with honey and ox blood, caked with ash and incense, and bristling with bronze eyelashes, gold ornaments and even small umbrellas to ward off birds. Greek temples themselves would have fumed with the smoke of burning meat and reeked with the stench of carrion and cattle feces. On the whole, Greek ritual was not just polychromatic – it was also highly sensory and civic in nature, something not unlike a city-wide barbecue."

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This Physicist Has A Groundbreaking Idea About Why Life Exists

This Physicist Has A Groundbreaking Idea About Why Life Exists | History, sci - eclectic magazine | Scoop.it
It could liberate biologists from relying too much on a Darwinian explanation.
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Universal Skills All Learners Should Know How to Do

Universal Skills All Learners Should Know How to Do | History, sci - eclectic magazine | Scoop.it
This morning I was thinking about the things that all young people should know how to do regardless of income, geographical location, life goals, etc.  I started a list - see below.  Some have "alw...

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Tony Guzman's curator insight, December 9, 3:08 PM

This article shares some skills that every learner should be able to do. How many can you do?

Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, December 12, 7:51 PM

Are there really universals out there that are given? Or, are we always negotiating them in relationship to our particular situations?

 

@ivon_ehd1

LET Team's curator insight, December 13, 8:45 PM

Are we ticking all the boxes SHC?

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the oncoming ginger

the oncoming ginger | History, sci - eclectic magazine | Scoop.it

space. man. x

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Cosmonauts: Pavel Popovich, Yuri Gagarin, Valentina Tereshkova...

Cosmonauts: Pavel Popovich, Yuri Gagarin, Valentina Tereshkova... | History, sci - eclectic magazine | Scoop.it

Pavel Popovich, Yuri Gagarin, Valentina Tereshkova, Valery Bykovsky, Andriyan Nikolayev and Gherman Titov at a TV studio (1963)

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Astronomers Find Evidence Of Two Undiscovered Trans-Plutonian Planets In Our Solar System

Astronomers Find Evidence Of Two Undiscovered Trans-Plutonian Planets In Our Solar System | History, sci - eclectic magazine | Scoop.it

The possibility of a planet lurking in the outer reaches of the solar system has gained new ground, based on the orbits of recently discovered objects. There is a new twist to the latest evidence, however, with suggestions of not one but two large planets at mind-bending distances from the Sun.

 

The quest for a "Planet X" beyond Neptune has been going on for more than a century. Recently, two dwarf planets Senda and 2102 VP113 have been identified with orbits extending to distances hundreds of times further from the Sun than our own. 

 

Distant as these orbits are, they are too close to be part of the Oort Cloud, a collection of comets that mostly orbit at distances beyond 5000 AU.

 

Instead it is thought that these objects formed closer to the sun. The gravitational influence of a large planet is one explanation of how their orbits changed. The theory has its own problems – if we can’t explain how objects like these came to be orbiting at such distances, then it’s equally unclear how a theoretical planet came to be there.

 

Scott Sheppard, of the Carnegie Institution for Science, and the Gemini Observatory's Chad Trujillo noted a clustering in the orbits of the solar system’s most distant known entities,many of which they had discovered. Ten Kuiper Belt Objects, and minor planets Sedna and 2012 VP113, all have orbits that cross the plane of the solar system at angles that range from shallow to steep. Yet all of these distant objects reach their closest point to the sun just when they are near the plane the planets circle in. The scientists considered this unlikely to be a coincidence, and speculate it might be a sign of a planet influencing all of their orbits.

 

In Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society Letters brothers Carlos and Raul de la Fuente Marcos of Complutense University of Madrid have taken this a step further. “The analysis of several possible scenarios strongly suggest that at least two trans-Plutonian planets must exist,” they conclude.

 

Even more recently, Lorenzo Iorio of the Italian Ministry of Education, Universities and Research has argued in the same journal that if planet X exists, it must be much further out than Trujillo and Sheppard proposed. How far it would need to be depends on its mass, but an unknown object twice as heavy as the Earth could not be less than 500 AU from the Sun, Iorio maintains.


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White's the Matter | The Scientist Magazine®

White's the Matter | The Scientist Magazine® | History, sci - eclectic magazine | Scoop.it
A basic guide to white matter imaging using diffusion MRI
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Is there a whiter than grey matter and pale white matter?

 

( Procol Harum - A Whiter Shade of Pale

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in concert http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WkvDZPTrPFA 

by Annie Lennox http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JGDPV1im630 )

 

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Female Promiscuity Prevents Infanticide, Leads to Bigger Balls | IFLScience

Female Promiscuity Prevents Infanticide, Leads to Bigger Balls | IFLScience | History, sci - eclectic magazine | Scoop.it
Some male mammals are known to kill babies of the same species. The only trait that really explains infanticide is the possibility for females to breed in any season, according to a study published in Science this week. The one successful defense against infanticide is female promiscuity, which creates confusion about the paternity of the offspring. The result of this battle of the sexes is increased sperm competition and, of course, larger testes.

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The Science Of Interstellar - 720p HD - YouTube

This is The Discovery Channel special on the actual HARD SCIENCE behind the concepts of wormholes and quantum singularities explored in the upcoming science ...
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https://twitter.com/MichailKirkov/status/528189377034592256

 

https://twitter.com/MichailKirkov/status/528195208547409921

 

https://twitter.com/MichailKirkov/status/528196901477580801

 

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Neuroprosthetics | The Scientist Magazine®

Neuroprosthetics | The Scientist Magazine® | History, sci - eclectic magazine | Scoop.it
Linking the human nervous system to computers is providing unprecedented control of artificial limbs and restoring lost sensory function.
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Besides the beautiful "veil" of electrodes, ..."currently, neural engineering is pushing the forefront of neuroprosthetics. As research yields additional insights into how neurons in the brain and peripheral nerves underpin human intention and perception, new ways to effectively interface with the human nervous system will emerge. This evolution of technical and clinical capability will involve numerous disciplines, including basic neuroscience, engineering, computer science, and neurosurgery. " 

Silvestro Micera’s group at the École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne’s Center for Neuroprosthetics in Switzerland demonstrated the success of intraneural electrodes interfaced with the median and ulnar nerves for restoring sensory feedback to an individual who had lost an arm 10 years earlier.

 

Or, by implanting electrode arrays into the animals’ motor cortex, for example, Andrew Schwartz of the University of Pittsburgh and colleagues found that the monkeys could manipulate a robotic arm well enough to feed themselves.

 

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Curiosity Prepares the Brain for Better Learning

Curiosity Prepares the Brain for Better Learning | History, sci - eclectic magazine | Scoop.it
A new study from the University of California, Davis, suggests that when our curiosity is piqued, changes in the brain ready us to learn not only about the subject at hand, but incidental information, too.

 

Learn more:

 

http://www.scoop.it/t/21st-century-learning-and-teaching/?tag=Better+Learning

 


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Gust MEES's curator insight, November 1, 5:38 PM
A new study from the University of California, Davis, suggests that when our curiosity is piqued, changes in the brain ready us to learn not only about the subject at hand, but incidental information, too.


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http://www.scoop.it/t/21st-century-learning-and-teaching/?tag=Better+Learning


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A Face to Remember | The Scientist Magazine®

A Face to Remember | The Scientist Magazine® | History, sci - eclectic magazine | Scoop.it
Once dominated by correlational studies, face-perception research is moving into the realm of experimentation—and gaining tremendous insight.
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Prosopagnosics... i.e. knowing of faces,

 

Many consider Tsao and Freiwald’s work the best evidence to date that face perception operates like an orchestra, with units cooperating, communicating, and building upon one another to provide a harmonious picture of facial identity. “I’ve learned more from one of their papers than from 10 to 20 human papers because you can get in there and record from single neurons,” says Duchaine. “They get so much interesting evidence out of their recordings, it blows me away.”

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Contagious Aphrodisiac? Virus Makes Crickets Have More Sex

Contagious Aphrodisiac? Virus Makes Crickets Have More Sex | History, sci - eclectic magazine | Scoop.it
Researchers have stumbled upon a virus that makes crickets horny before it kills them. Inducing your host to mate more is a great way for a virus to spread its own genes.
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Well... mean virus. Wants to live more on us, making us reproducing more for its sake (NOT YET FOR HUMANS, BUT..., WAIT).

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The DARPA Robotics Challenge

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... , robots were required to make their way through obstacle courses and pass skill-testing scenarios. These included driving a utility vehicle at the site, traveling dismounted across rubble, removing debris from an entryway, opening a door and entering a building, climbing an industrial ladder and traversing and industrial walkway, using a tool to break through a concrete panel, locating and closing a valve near a leaking pipe, and connecting a fire hose to a standpipe and turn on a valve.

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Int'l (that's me) on Twitter

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Look for the hidden bear (to symbolize the Product of Bern) in the Matterhorn shadow (Product of Switz), since 1960 pic.twitter.com/2lgsjvUT3e
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What makes my city of Berne most proud of

 

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Toblerone

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Opening up Visual Studio and .NET to Every Developer, Any Application: .NET Server Core open source and cross platform, Visual Studio Community 2013 and preview of Visual Studio 2015 and .NET 2015 ...

Opening up Visual Studio and .NET to Every Developer, Any Application: .NET Server Core open source and cross platform, Visual Studio Community 2013 and preview of Visual Studio 2015 and .NET 2015 ... | History, sci - eclectic magazine | Scoop.it
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Microsoft to release Windows security fix today | UPDATE asap!!!

Microsoft to release Windows security fix today | UPDATE asap!!! | History, sci - eclectic magazine | Scoop.it

An out-of-band update to all Windows versions will be released today. This is MS14-068, one of two updates held back on the November Patch Tuesday.


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Gust MEES's curator insight, November 18, 11:19 AM

An out-of-band update to all Windows versions will be released today. This is MS14-068, one of two updates held back on the November Patch Tuesday.


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Bad news everybody, the world is running out of chocolate

Bad news everybody, the world is running out of chocolate | History, sci - eclectic magazine | Scoop.it
Increased demand, a fungus destroying crops, and farmers choosing alternative crops means we are running out of the tasty brown stuff.

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Joy Kinley's curator insight, November 17, 9:15 AM

NOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!! Ok I am better now.  Increased demand for chocolate especially in China means that more people are consuming it.  However chocolate does come from a plant and if demand (price) increases for it more people will begin to grow it. But the price will probably go up.

Alex Dillon's curator insight, November 17, 1:01 PM

There is a diminishing supply of chocolate as more and more is being eaten but not as much os being produced. There is drought in West Africa, the primary place where cocoa is grown, and farmers are choosing to grow other crops. China is taking more chocolate, and now that dark chocolate is more popular it uses more cocoa.

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Autonomous, human-sized security robots are almost here

Autonomous, human-sized security robots are almost here | History, sci - eclectic magazine | Scoop.it

As the sun set on a warm November afternoon, a quartet of five-foot-tall, 300-pound shiny white robots patrolled in front of Building 1 on Microsoft’s Silicon Valley campus. Looking like a crew of slickDaleks imbued with the grace of Fred Astaire, they whirred quietly across the concrete in different directions, stopping and turning in place so as to avoid running into trash cans, walls, and other obstacles.

The robots managed to appear both cute and intimidating. This friendly-but-not-too-friendly presence is meant to serve them well in jobs like monitoring corporate and college campuses, shopping malls, and schools.

 

Knightscope, a startup based in Mountain View, California, has been busy designing, building, and testing the robot, known as the K5, since 2013. Seven have been built so far, and the company plans to deploy four before the end of the year at an as-yet-unnamed technology company in the area. The robots are designed to detect anomalous behavior, such as someone walking through a building at night, and report back to a remote security center.


“This takes away the monotonous and sometimes dangerous work, and leaves the strategic work to law enforcement or private security, depending on the application,” Knightscope cofounder and vice president of sales and marketing Stacy Stephens said as a K5 glided nearby.


In order to do the kind of work a human security guard would normally do, the K5 uses cameras, sensors, navigation equipment, and electric motors—all packed into its dome-shaped body with a big rechargeable battery and a computer. There are four high-definition cameras (one on each side of the robot), a license-plate recognition camera, four microphones, and a weather sensor (which looks like a DVD-player slot) for measuring barometric pressure, carbon dioxide levels, and temperature. The robots use Wi-Fi or a wireless data network to communicate with each other and with people who can remotely monitor its cameras, microphones, and other sources of data.


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What Does a Meal in the World's Best Restaurant Look Like? - NDTV

What Does a Meal in the World's Best Restaurant Look Like? - NDTV | History, sci - eclectic magazine | Scoop.it
What Does a Meal in the World's Best Restaurant Look Like? Article - Among others, a live lobster with its eyes clawing out and a crimson piece of beef stuffed with black ants await you at Noma.

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Evolution, sin and death

Evolution, sin and death | History, sci - eclectic magazine | Scoop.it
The grand paradigm conventional "men of science" call "evolution"  promotes sin and death. In fact, evolution allows no room for the concept "sin" as the Bible
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The only real sin, to an evolutionist, lies in preventing the deaths of the “unfit.” For only by such deaths, according to evolution, can the human race improve.

 

(Still don't know if I liked it, know only that definitely hated the "sci"-style to describe all-day thingies leaving only infinity to define the open ends of the equation. Like next line:)

 

So evolution does have a moral system, or an anti-moral system, one that takes the place of morality.

 

Anyway, what I meant over is maybe the Artist in us who would sleep on the pillow with Captain Hook (http://www.popsugar.com/entertainment/photo-gallery/36087935/image/36092832/Captain-Hook-Pillow-Case-16-19 ) or simply enjoy the Singularity whose endless lines meet in infinity ( https://www.flickr.com/photos/pgaalien/8516292339/in/photolist-9c2A6g-5D71AY-bVHyKu-dYye1x-dR3jS4-gZMA4J-g6stLT-cN5DDu-mzPZnY ).

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Microsoft To Integrate Dropbox With Office Mobile & Web - NerdgasmsDaily

Microsoft To Integrate Dropbox With Office Mobile & Web - NerdgasmsDaily | History, sci - eclectic magazine | Scoop.it
Looks like Microsoft is making their first smart move as a company in a long time. They will be integrating Dropbox with the mobile and web versions of the office …
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To Improve a Memory, Consider Chocolate

To Improve a Memory, Consider Chocolate | History, sci - eclectic magazine | Scoop.it
Science edged closer on Sunday to showing that an antioxidant in chocolate appears to improve some memory skills that people lose with age.

In a small study in the journal Nature Neuroscience, healthy people, ages 50 to 69, who drank a mixture high in antioxidants called cocoa flavanols for three months performed better on a memory test than people who drank a low-flavanol mixture.

On average, the improvement of high-flavanol drinkers meant they performed like people two to three decades younger on the study’s memory task, said Dr. Scott A. Small, a neurologist at Columbia University Medical Center and the study’s senior author. They performed about 25 percent better than the low-flavanol group.

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Jeff Domansky's curator insight, November 2, 4:38 PM

I knew it!

손혜원's curator insight, November 6, 7:09 PM

I should enjoy chocolates more

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Visualizing the Vibe | The Scientist Magazine®

Visualizing the Vibe | The Scientist Magazine® | History, sci - eclectic magazine | Scoop.it
Retrieving sound from video recordings of inanimate objects can have surprising applications.
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So it's clear for all by now, they can hear you where ever you are, enough to see e.g. the vibrations of the glass of the windows of the room you are in. It's not so new...

The most interesting applications, Barron adds, are likely to be “in the ideas it spawns that aren’t necessarily obvious to us yet.”

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