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The Perfect Workspace (According to Science)

The Perfect Workspace (According to Science) | Nerdism | Scoop.it
The perfect office: high ceilings, lots of colors, and round furniture. And plants. Don't forget the plants.
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Robert Scoble and Jaron Lanier on wearable technology

Robert Scoble and Jaron Lanier on wearable technology | Nerdism | Scoop.it
Robert Scoble from the technology firm Rackspace, who has been trialling Google Glass, and Jaron Lanier from Microsoft, who invented an early forerunner to Google Glass, talk to Newsnight's Jeremy Paxman about wearable technology.
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A Brick That Lets Threatened Birds Build Nests Directly Into Walls

A Brick That Lets Threatened Birds Build Nests Directly Into Walls | Nerdism | Scoop.it
Aaron Dunkerton wanted to help with house sparrow conservation. His solution was the Bird Brick, a fire-clamped cavity brick that could be built into walls and buildings to provide a sustainable nesting site for the birds.
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I really love this idea. I hope that urban architects will think more about this kind of thing to integrate nature into the concrete jungle.

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Why Some Great Ideas Catch And Others Don’t

Why Some Great Ideas Catch And Others Don’t | Nerdism | Scoop.it
In 1846, a Boston dentist named William Morton demonstrated anesthesia for the first time. Within the year, it had been tested in hospitals and published in the medical community.
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Incentives to Innovate isn't enough. Innovation is a social process.

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All the Powers

All the Powers | Nerdism | Scoop.it
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Powers of the mind and master are, of course, my favorite.

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A Super Graphic Look At The Whole Universe Of Comics

A Super Graphic Look At The Whole Universe Of Comics | Nerdism | Scoop.it
"I think is my eighth or ninth time," says Tim Leong over the phone, as he packs for San Diego Comic-Con, the annual festival of all things fantasy.
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Underwear on the Outside, Tragically Dead Parents, and Cape: three ways of looking at comics or your next garage band name?

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I Will Not Let An Exam Result Decide My Fate||Spoken Word

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Disney's Amazing Air Cannons Let You Touch the Digital World | Wired Design | Wired.com

Disney's Amazing Air Cannons Let You Touch the Digital World | Wired Design | Wired.com | Nerdism | Scoop.it
A small box fires tiny vortices of air at users, generating objects that feel like they're there, even though they aren't.
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Can you call this Augmented Reality?

 

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Typographic Insanity: This Poster Is Covered in All 265,000 Words From Ulysses | Wired Design | Wired.com

Typographic Insanity: This Poster Is Covered in All 265,000 Words From Ulysses | Wired Design | Wired.com | Nerdism | Scoop.it
It’s entirely possible to fit all 265,222 words from James Joyce’s Ulysses on a poster and still be able to read them. No, the poster is not a billboard; in fact, it’s a very frame-friendly 33.1 × 46.8 inches.
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So many words. All in one place.

 

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