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Patchwork of amazing web content. Could not classify them, but wanted to share nevertheless. Enjoy!
Curated by Marc Rougier
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Overwhelming leadership of Asia in reading, maths and science.

Overwhelming leadership of Asia in reading, maths and science. | Marc's private collection | Scoop.it
How do countries compare for reading, maths and science performance? The latest Pisa results from the OECD show which countries are making the biggest improvements and which could do better
Marc Rougier's insight:

US: 36th. FR: 25th. UK: 26th

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Escher meets Mendelbrot: 3D Fractals!

Escher meets Mendelbrot: 3D Fractals! | Marc's private collection | Scoop.it
Explore 3D fractals, the Mandelbulb and its relatives. Image galleries and information about this new kind of object.
Marc Rougier's insight:

The name itself is a winner: Mendelbulb :)


Not recommended after one glass of wine too many.

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Robert De Quelen's curator insight, May 3, 2014 5:28 PM

Lautréamont, déjà, voulait réconcilier les mathématiques et la poésie. Mais qui a dit que les images digitales étaient froides? 

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Atlas of Prejudice

Atlas of Prejudice | Marc's private collection | Scoop.it
20 ways to slice the European continent from Atlas of Prejudice 2 by Yanko Tsvetkov.
Marc Rougier's insight:

So, I come from the euphoric, revolutionary, sexually repressed Europe. Number 17 is my favorite.

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Miyan Ki Malhaar

The Official Coke Studio (Pakistan) Channel on YouTube.

Marc Rougier's insight:

A journey in space and time for your ears.

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The Science Behind Infographics

The Science Behind Infographics | Marc's private collection | Scoop.it
Marc Rougier's insight:

Because infographics are so trendy. And because a bit of fun does not hurt.


Thanks the @Ally Greer :)


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East Meets West: An Infographic Portrait

East Meets West: An Infographic Portrait | Marc's private collection | Scoop.it
Marc Rougier's insight:

Brilliant infographics East Meets West by designer Yang Liu.


The serie illustrates the differences between Germans and Chinese concerning various concepts such as problem solving, attitude toward time, ego, life style. Smart. Would love to see the similar Infographics with American or Latin cultures in perspective.


Curated by the always captivating Maria Popova aka Brainpicker.


Via Willy Braun.

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A guide to the next 150 years

A guide to the next 150 years | Marc's private collection | Scoop.it
Explore our graphical guide to the advances of the future, from 2013 to 2150.
Marc Rougier's insight:

Great infographics by BBC. I'll keep it and check their previsions.

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You've Never Seen New York Or San Francisco Pulse Like This

You've Never Seen New York Or San Francisco Pulse Like This | Marc's private collection | Scoop.it
Foursquare, the location-based social network, has put together a series of videos tracking "the pulse" of various metropolises -- New York, San Francisco, London, Chicago, Tokyo and Istanbul -- using check-in data from its users.
Marc Rougier's insight:

That's great content. Well done Foursquare!

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The world in 40 Maps

The world in 40 Maps | Marc's private collection | Scoop.it



Marc Rougier's insight:

Fantastic infographics about geography. The power of perspective and context.


Via Charles Nouÿrit.

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Bernard Wlodarczyk's comment, August 19, 2013 1:16 PM
Les mêmes "dessous des cartes", en plus ludique ici que sur Facebook!
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The Story of Maths

"When ancient Greece fell into decline, mathematical progress stagnated as Europe fell under the shadow of the Dark Ages. But in the East, mathematics would reach new heights".

Marc Rougier's insight:

Ahead of Alibaba IPO, a bit of history about maths. Chinese have formalized counting and equation 1000 years before the West. Wondering how Alibaba will do in terms of number (tomorrow!), but always a good reason to remember History. Great video.


As for the IPO itself, pre-IPO analysis from Wall Street Journal here.

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The total area of solar panels it would take to power the world, Europe, and Germany

The total area of solar panels it would take to power the world, Europe, and Germany | Marc's private collection | Scoop.it
(via Cliff Pickover's Reality Carnival)
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Climb Mount Everest (3D)

Climb Mount Everest (3D) | Marc's private collection | Scoop.it
Marc Rougier's insight:

Magnificent 3D animation. And tragic adventure:


"On April 18, a deadly avalanche killed 13 and left three Sherpa missing on Mt. Everest, the single deadliest day in the mountain's history. Discovery was at base camp preparing to film a live event with adventurist Joby Ogywn when disaster struck".

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Reality Is an Illusion

Reality Is an Illusion | Marc's private collection | Scoop.it

"5 Thought-Provoking Quantum Experiments - by ZenGardner" (great site).

Marc Rougier's insight:

The physics of the large scale universe is mind blowing. Who could resist Einstein, multiverses or spaghettification indeed?


Quantum physics (applying to the super small scale) is even better. Or worse. I don't understand any slightest tiniest bit of it, but it makes me dream. Poor cat.


Great article, with videos, explaining 5 experiments that challenge intuition (the least we can say...).


Best quote: "There is no time on a fundamental level”. Ah.

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Ever visited an ant colony?

Ever visited an ant colony? | Marc's private collection | Scoop.it

"This abandoned ant colony revealed how genius these tiny creatures are. Ants live underground – we usually see a relatively small exit on the surface. But you won’t believe what they built underground".

Marc Rougier's insight:

I'll never dig a ant colony.


Via Jean-Pierre Levieux.

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10 Corporations Control Almost Everything You Buy

10 Corporations Control Almost Everything You Buy | Marc's private collection | Scoop.it
Ten mega corporations control the output of almost everything you buy; from household products to batteries. But it gets even crazier who when you see who controls the money.
Marc Rougier's insight:

Impressive to see how consumer goods, media and finance instituations have dramatically consolidated over the last 20-30 years in America (3 great charts inside).


Via Aadel Benyoussef.

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Cecile Morel's curator insight, November 4, 2013 3:31 PM

About brands and not technology for brands for once but just great (or scary?) to see.

Martine Le Jossec's curator insight, November 7, 2013 3:36 AM

Do consumers have choice ?
Les consommateurs ont ils vraiment le choix face au quasi monopole des grands groupes multinationaux ? 

yveline jacob's curator insight, February 9, 2014 8:42 AM

Big Brother, inquiétant isn't it ?

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Banksy: The $20 Million Graffiti Artist Who Doesn't Want His Art To Be Worth Anything

Banksy: The $20 Million Graffiti Artist Who Doesn't Want His Art To Be Worth Anything | Marc's private collection | Scoop.it

"Then, there was the stall selling authentic original canvases for $60 each. With no sign letting on who the artist was, no caché of a gallery and no post on the artist’s website, the booth was up all day with only three buyers and eight paintings sold. Estimated value per painting: $200,000 plus."

Marc Rougier's insight:

The perception of value. The power of brands. 


Reminds me of this great story of Joshua Bell, playing Bach, unnoticed.

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A Four-Legged Robot Than Runs

Marc Rougier's insight:

Impressive technology developed by Boston Dynamics. (too bad this Wildcat sounds like a mostquitos). Boston Dynamics builds amazing robots (check their site out; the sandflea is really surprising, though not the most scary). Main customer is the US army. http://www.bostondynamics.com/

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20 Jobs of the Future

Marc Rougier's insight:

Digital Curator, Curiosity Tutor, Hackschool Counselor... Wish they are right!


Via Célya Gruson-Daniel

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Ally Greer's curator insight, September 30, 2013 5:47 PM

From Personal Digital Curator to  Curiosity Tutor, I can't wait to see where these types of jobs go and what even cooler positions they lead to in the future!

Marie Domingo's curator insight, September 30, 2013 5:49 PM

The future looks bright ...

Julien Brise's comment, September 30, 2013 6:03 PM
Great!
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Why Generation Y Yuppies Are Unhappy

Why Generation Y Yuppies Are Unhappy | Marc's private collection | Scoop.it
Marc Rougier's insight:

"A shiny unicorn on top of the flowery lawn.". Really smart :)


Via Guillaume Decugis.

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Total World Population

Total World Population | Marc's private collection | Scoop.it
Marc Rougier's insight:

Honey, I shrunk Canada and Russia!


Via Jérôme Bouscaut

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