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Niall Ferguson: The Regulated States of America

Niall Ferguson: The Regulated States of America | Life is: | Scoop.it
In The Wall Street Journal, Niall Ferguson writes that Alexis de Tocqueville saw in the United States a nation of individuals who were defiant of authority. Today? Welcome to Planet Government.
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Proxima Centauri to Bend Starlight for Planet Hunt : DNews

Proxima Centauri to Bend Starlight for Planet Hunt : DNews | Life is: | Scoop.it
Scientists looking for planets around the star nearest to the solar system will soon get a helping hand from Mother Nature. Continue reading →
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Tesla Supercharges Its Network Of Fast Chargers; Coast To Coast On Battery By Year End

Tesla Supercharges Its Network Of Fast Chargers; Coast To Coast On Battery By Year End | Life is: | Scoop.it
A follow up to today's earlier post on Tesla's CEO Elon Musk's appearance at the D: All Things Digital Conference.
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Insert Coin: Planetary Resources ARKYD space telescope will take your selfies from space in 2015

Insert Coin: Planetary Resources ARKYD space telescope will take your selfies from space in 2015 | Life is: | Scoop.it
We've seen the Arkyd 100 telescope before, Planetary Resources' impressively small asteroid-hunting machine that offers performance matching any on-earth
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Planetary Resources is Kickstarting this telescope.  They need $1 Million.

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How Engineers Are Building a New Railroad Under New York City | Autopia | Wired.com

How Engineers Are Building a New Railroad Under New York City | Autopia | Wired.com | Life is: | Scoop.it
The biggest public transit infrastructure effort in the US is almost completely invisible -- unless you're 160 feet underground.
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Listening To The Future With A 3D-Printed Ear | TechCrunch

Listening To The Future With A 3D-Printed Ear | TechCrunch | Life is: | Scoop.it
The campus of Washington State University in Southeast Washington’s agricultural region looks like a typical land-grant university.
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This is mind-boggling!

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Google Maps brings biking navigation to six European countries

Google Maps brings biking navigation to six European countries | Life is: | Scoop.it
Summer is the prime season for European cyclists, whether they're racing the Tour de France or just embarking on voyages of self-discovery. It's a good
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Google Pushes Into Emerging Markets

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Google is deep into a multipronged effort to fund, build and help run wireless networks in emerging markets such as sub-Saharan Africa and Southeast Asia, a move that could connect a billion or more new people to the Internet.
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Google X's quest to wire the world. We are witnessing the continued rise of this Age's U.S. Steel. Is there anyone setting their sights higher than Google?

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6 People Who Determine Your Future

6 People Who Determine Your Future | Life is: | Scoop.it
The most successful people in the world have a small, structured network of core contacts. Here's how you can, too.
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Some Second Careers Are a Leap of Faith

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Growing numbers of people—seeing retirement as a chance to do good—are turning to divinity schools and a more spiritual life.
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Is Powerball a Good Bet? Keep Dreaming

Is Powerball a Good Bet? Keep Dreaming | Life is: | Scoop.it
Another record lottery jackpot has thousands of Americans dreaming of Powerball riches. But the numbers say that even with a nine-figure potential payout, a ticket still isn't a good bet.
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The Secret History of Genghis Khan : Documentary³

Documentary looking at the Secret History of the Mongols, said to have been written by Genghis Khan's adopted son, which reveals a very different man to the ...

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Patrick Kwong's curator insight, February 21, 2014 2:13 PM

The tradition of foot binding was very painful in my opinion. Just to beautify a woman, they had to suffer through immense pain on their feet throughout their lives. And the worst part to me, is that the emperors of China made them mandatory for all women.

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Digitizing history: 82,000-manuscript collection Vatican Library is online

Digitizing history: 82,000-manuscript collection Vatican Library is online | Life is: | Scoop.it
Project to open rare and valuable collection to the world is finally up and running.

Via Tom D'Amico (@TDOttawa)
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The Scientific Mystery of How Sound Explodes into Light

The Scientific Mystery of How Sound Explodes into Light | Life is: | Scoop.it
We've seen the Pistol shrimp snap its claws so fast that you can only see it at 10,000 frames-per-second, but the little guy's trick is even wilder than just that.
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Can We Invent Technology to Record Our Dreams?

Can We Invent Technology to Record Our Dreams? | Life is: | Scoop.it
Do you remember the dream you had last night? Last week? Last month? Probably not. Our sleepy imagination just vanishes without a trace. But... what if we could record our dreams? Like invent some sort of dream DVR.
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Simply Amazing

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Complex Algorithm Auto-Writes Books, Could Transform Science

Complex Algorithm Auto-Writes Books, Could Transform Science | Life is: | Scoop.it
Could a sophisticated algorithm be the future of science? One innovative economist thinks so.
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Carl McCoy: Dear Grads, Don't 'Do What You Love'

Carl McCoy: Dear Grads, Don't 'Do What You Love' | Life is: | Scoop.it
Writing in The Wall Street Journal, Carl McCoy says that college commencement speakers may not be doing young people a favor by urging them to follow their passions.
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Don't do what you love. Do something that truly matters. Love will become a consequence of doing something that truly matters and benefits others.

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Time Lapse Shows 9 Months of Curiosity's Mars Mission in 1 Minute

Time Lapse Shows 9 Months of Curiosity's Mars Mission in 1 Minute | Life is: | Scoop.it
YouTube user Karl Sanford has compiled raw images from NASA's Curiosity rover, creating a stunning visual chronicle of the mobile lab's movements on Mars.
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Computers Piecing Together Jigsaw of Jewish Lore

Computers Piecing Together Jigsaw of Jewish Lore | Life is: | Scoop.it
A sophisticated artificial intelligence program is helping reassemble more than 100,000 document fragments collected across 1,000 years that reveal details of Jewish life along the Mediterranean.
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A Tradition of Sacrifice, From Yorktown to Ramadi

A Tradition of Sacrifice, From Yorktown to Ramadi | Life is: | Scoop.it
In The Wall Street Journal, Leif Babin reminds us that it was not the Declaration of Independence that gave us freedom but the Continental Army.
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Inventor Philippe Kahn on Audacity, Talent, and Luck

Inventor Philippe Kahn on Audacity, Talent, and Luck | Life is: | Scoop.it
An email interview with the serial entrepreneur behind the technology inside the Jawbone Up fitness-tracking wristband.
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A Car Lover's Man Cave Kicks Into High-Luxury Gear

A Car Lover's Man Cave Kicks Into High-Luxury Gear | Life is: | Scoop.it
Fast cars, fine wines and a high-tech bathroom elevate this backyard outpost to the realm of dream space

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Alessandro Scavone's curator insight, May 20, 2013 3:49 AM

la vita è una questione di priorità :)

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Annise Parker: The Modern American Boomtown

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In The Wall Street Journal, Matthew Kaminski interviews Annise Parker, Houston's mayor, an openly gay Democrat friendly to business.
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"[Houston] has surpassed New York as the country's most racially and ethnically diverse..."
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10 best history apps for iPhone and iPad

10 best history apps for iPhone and iPad | Life is: | Scoop.it
History is relevant, exciting and - thanks to your iPad or iPhone - more accessible than ever.

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