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A brief history of numerical systems - Alessandra King

A brief history of numerical systems - Alessandra King | IELTS, ESP, EAP and CALL | Scoop.it
1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9... and 0. With just these ten symbols, we can write any rational number imaginable. But why these particular symbols? Why ten of them? And why do we arrange them the wa
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Patent US6506148 - Nervous system manipulation by electromagnetic fields from monitors

Patent US6506148 - Nervous system manipulation by electromagnetic fields from monitors | IELTS, ESP, EAP and CALL | Scoop.it
Physiological effects have been observed in a human subject in response to stimulation of the skin with weak electromagnetic fields that are pulsed with certain frequencies near ½ Hz or 2.4 Hz, such as to excite a sensory resonance. Many computer monitors and TV tubes, when displaying pulsed images, emit pulsed electromagnetic fields of sufficient amplitudes to cause such excitation. It is therefore possible to manipulate the nervous system of a subject by pulsing images displayed on a nearby computer monitor or TV set. For the latter, the image pulsing may be imbedded in the program material, or it may be overlaid by modulating a video stream, either as an RF signal or as a video signal. The image displayed on a computer monitor may be pulsed effectively by a simple computer program. For certain monitors, pulsed electromagnetic fields capable of exciting sensory resonances in nearby subjects may be generated even as the displayed images are pulsed with subliminal intensity.
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Researchers Have Reconstructed the Brain of the Extinct Tasmanian Tiger

Researchers Have Reconstructed the Brain of the Extinct Tasmanian Tiger | IELTS, ESP, EAP and CALL | Scoop.it
It's providing pivotal insight into the long-gone marsupial.
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Interview: Andrew Mackenzie

Interview: Andrew Mackenzie | IELTS, ESP, EAP and CALL | Scoop.it
Interview by Claudia Massie Andrew Mackenzie is one of Scotland's most interesting artists, a complex and meticulous painter whose work inhabits the unexplored edges of landscape. To coincide with his current exhibition at Sarah Myerscough Fine Art in London, Andrew speaks exclusively to NLP about his work and vision... NLP: Your paintings are landscapes but…
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A short comic gives the simplest, most perfect explanation of privilege I've ever seen.

100% on point.
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How George Washington made America great again

How George Washington made America great again | IELTS, ESP, EAP and CALL | Scoop.it
The first presidency began with a mandate to make America great. What's changed?
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Coolest Concert Ever? Hear Ice Instruments Play Beautiful Music

Coolest Concert Ever? Hear Ice Instruments Play Beautiful Music | IELTS, ESP, EAP and CALL | Scoop.it
Peek into the magical world of Ice Music in this short film from P2 Photography. Introduced by American ice sculptor Tim Linhart, musicians play hand-carved ice instruments inside a glowing igloo concert hall. The Short Film Showcase spotlights exceptional short videos created by filmmakers from around the web and selected by National Geographic editors. The filmmakers created the content presented, and the opinions expressed are their own, not those of National Geographic Partners.
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13 Words The Irish Gave The English Language

Discover which words the English language owes to the Irish, from vulgar slang terms to the names of everyday objects that govern our lives.
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An Animated Introduction to Theodor Adorno & His Critique of Modern Capitalism

An Animated Introduction to Theodor Adorno & His Critique of Modern Capitalism | IELTS, ESP, EAP and CALL | Scoop.it
The German philosopher and sociologist Theodor Adorno had much to say about what was wrong with society, and even now, nearly fifty years after his death, his adherents would argue that his diagnoses have lost none of their relevance. But what, exactly, did he think ailed us?
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25 Strangest Sights on Google Earth

25 Strangest Sights on Google Earth | IELTS, ESP, EAP and CALL | Scoop.it
In lieu of a whirlwind trip round the world, check out some highlights courtesy of Google Earth.
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The History of Electronic Music in 476 Tracks (1937-2001)

The History of Electronic Music in 476 Tracks (1937-2001) | IELTS, ESP, EAP and CALL | Scoop.it
Photo of Karlheinz Stockhausen by Kathinka Pasveer via Wikimedia Commons
You may hear the phrase “electronic music” and think of superstar dubstep DJs in funny helmets at beachside celebrity parties.
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CommonLit | Fiction & Nonfiction Literacy Resources

CommonLit | Fiction & Nonfiction Literacy Resources | IELTS, ESP, EAP and CALL | Scoop.it
CommonLit is a free digital collection of fiction and nonfiction texts and question sets, organized by theme, essential question and grade level.
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Bermuda Triangle: Ship Reappears 90 Years After Going Missing

Bermuda Triangle: Ship Reappears 90 Years After Going Missing | IELTS, ESP, EAP and CALL | Scoop.it
It's only fair to share...000 The Cuban authorities spotted the ship for the first time on May 16, near a restricted military zone, west of Havana. They made many unsuccessful attempts to communicate with the crew, and finally mobilized three patrol boats to intercept it. When they reached it, they were surprised to find that […]
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Pharrell Williams - Happy

Get Pharrell's album G I R L on iTunes: http://smarturl.it/GIRLitunes Get Pharrell's album G I R L on Amazon: http://smarturl.it/GIRLamazonMP3 Follo
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Andrew Mackenzie at Converge 2016 - Jackson's Art Blog

Andrew Mackenzie at Converge 2016 - Jackson's Art Blog | IELTS, ESP, EAP and CALL | Scoop.it
Converge 2016 opens today, 29 January 2016. Andrew Mackenzie is one of three invited artists, along with Steven MacIver and Sam Johnson, exhibiting at Converge 2016 Visual Arts Scotland. Andrew MacKenzie created three large-scale drawing for the exhibition. The drawings, made with many layers of pastel and gouache on paper, are based on drawings made of an abandoned service station and are 150x112cm. One of his drawings won the Open Eye Gallery Award. Andrew MacKenzie’s work is about landscape, but that landscape is muted and monochromatic. The bright part of the work, that stands out visually, is the line drawing hovering over the landscape that appears to be schematics or architectural plans. While very little of the surface area of the work is actually covered up by these few lines the affect is that the lines are much more visible than the landscape. The bright colour, straight lines and hard edges make you pay attention to the lines and almost miss the landscape, which becomes a sort of shadowy pattern. After you spend some time looking you can create more of a balance between the two and I found myself learning to shift my focus back and forth. Sometimes th
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Andrew Mackenzie | Sarah Myerscough Gallery

Andrew Mackenzie | Sarah Myerscough Gallery | IELTS, ESP, EAP and CALL | Scoop.it
Andrew Mackenzie’s paintings investigate the abiding presence of romantic and sublime imagery in landscape. His work appears to include some of the ingredients
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Christian Dior (1905–1957) | Essay | Heilbrunn Timeline of Art History | The Metropolitan Museum of Art

Christian Dior (1905–1957) | Essay | Heilbrunn Timeline of Art History | The Metropolitan Museum of Art | IELTS, ESP, EAP and CALL | Scoop.it
“After years of military and civilian uniforms, sartorial restrictions and shortages, Dior offered not merely a new look but a new outlook.”
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Welcome back to La La Land – musicals, nostalgia and escaping reality

Welcome back to La La Land – musicals, nostalgia and escaping reality | IELTS, ESP, EAP and CALL | Scoop.it
We all need a little trip to La La Land.
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10 Reasons You Should Visit Shanghai Over Beijing

Shanghai is a dynamic city full of architectural feats and world-renowned food. Here's why it's better than Beijing.
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Why Does Time Seem to Move Faster as We Grow Older?

Why Does Time Seem to Move Faster as We Grow Older? | IELTS, ESP, EAP and CALL | Scoop.it
Proportional theory, telescopy, time pressure, and the reminiscence bump may each play a role.
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'Human Swan' Trails Endangered Birds on Epic 4,500-Mile Migration

'Human Swan' Trails Endangered Birds on Epic 4,500-Mile Migration | IELTS, ESP, EAP and CALL | Scoop.it
A paragliding scientist dubbed the "Human Swan" touched down in the west of England after flying 4,500 miles to document the annual winter migrations of an endangered species of swan.
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Interactive Periodic Table of the Elements, in Pictures and Words

Interactive Periodic Table of the Elements, in Pictures and Words
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