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'The Man Who Turned Paper Into Pixels', A Short Video Essay About The Father Of The Information Age - Socks On An Octopus

'The Man Who Turned Paper Into Pixels', A Short Video Essay About The Father Of The Information Age - Socks On An Octopus | SOAO Science And Tech | Scoop.it
'The Man Who Turned Paper Into Pixels' is a video essay about Claude Shannon who is the father of the information age. It was his paper in 1948, "The Mathematical Theory of Communication" that changed the world.
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NASA’s Astronomy Picture Of The Day: Comet Lovejoy Through Mörby Castle Ruins - Socks On An Octopus

NASA’s Astronomy Picture Of The Day: Comet Lovejoy Through Mörby Castle Ruins - Socks On An Octopus | SOAO Science And Tech | Scoop.it
NASA’s Astronomy Picture Of The Day: Comet Lovejoy Through Mörby Castle Ruins.
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Why Is All Sand The Same? - Socks On An Octopus

Why Is All Sand The Same? - Socks On An Octopus | SOAO Science And Tech | Scoop.it
Why does sand look the same? And why is it almost always found at the beach?
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Is Technology Killing Your memory? - Socks On An Octopus

Is Technology Killing Your memory? - Socks On An Octopus | SOAO Science And Tech | Scoop.it
If you're thinking you're getting old, your memory is bad, or that you're becoming dumb, that may not be the case.
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NASA’s Astronomy Picture Of The Day – The Pillars Of Eagle Castle - Socks On An Octopus

NASA’s Astronomy Picture Of The Day – The Pillars Of Eagle Castle - Socks On An Octopus | SOAO Science And Tech | Scoop.it
NASA’s Astronomy Picture Of The Day – The Pillars Of Eagle Castle.
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Infographic: Your Brain On Beer Vs Coffee For Creativity - Socks On An Octopus

Infographic: Your Brain On Beer Vs Coffee For Creativity - Socks On An Octopus | SOAO Science And Tech | Scoop.it
When it comes to creativity, which is more effective? Beer or coffee? Ryoko Iwata created this infographic after reading an article, "Coffee vs. beer: which drink makes you more creative?" by Michael Cho.
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Twitter Is Teasing Its Musical Future

Twitter Is Teasing Its Musical Future | SOAO Science And Tech | Scoop.it
Twitter is apparently moving on to bigger and better — or at louder and more musical — things. It just isn't yet ready to tell us what they are.
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Twitter will be introducing a music feature soon. 

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Video: TAM Panel - Our Future In Space - With Bill Nye, Neil deGrasse Tyson And Others - Socks On An Octopus

Video: TAM Panel - Our Future In Space - With Bill Nye, Neil deGrasse Tyson And Others - Socks On An Octopus | SOAO Science And Tech | Scoop.it

Our Future In Space - With Bill Nye, Neil deGrasse Tyson And Others. This vigorous discussion on “Our Future In Space” featuring Phil Plait, Pamela Gay, Lawrence Krauss, Bill Nye, and Neil deGrasse Tyson was one of the most memorable moments at TAM 2011 Las Vegas. We invite you to enjoy the video of this great panel discussion.

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Tarantula As Big As Your Face Discovered In Sri Lanka - Socks On An Octopus

Tarantula As Big As Your Face Discovered In Sri Lanka - Socks On An Octopus | SOAO Science And Tech | Scoop.it
As if spiders are't freaky enough, a gigantic tarantula, Poecilotheria rajaei, has been discovered in Sri Lanka. It's venomous and about the size of a dinne
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NASA’s Astronomy Picture Of The Day – The Moon's Saturn - Socks On An Octopus

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NASA's picture of the day - The Moon's Saturn
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This Sunday’s installment is a great shot of the Moon with Saturn in the background. The image itself appears so real, it almost looks fake.

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NASA’s Astronomy Picture Of The Day – The Earth At Twilight - Socks On An Octopus

NASA’s Astronomy Picture Of The Day – The Earth At Twilight - Socks On An Octopus | SOAO Science And Tech | Scoop.it
NASA's beautiful shot of the heavens and Earth at twilight.
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A beautiful and astoundingly ethereal image of the heavens that cover our still embryonic world. I love this shot. I love the simplicity. I love how it allows you to think what is actually beyond.

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NASA’s Astronomy Picture Of The Day – M64: The Black Eye Galaxy - Socks On An Octopus

NASA’s Astronomy Picture Of The Day – M64: The Black Eye Galaxy - Socks On An Octopus | SOAO Science And Tech | Scoop.it
Beautiful image of M64: The Black Eye Galaxy.
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Video: How Big Is The Universe? - Socks On An Octopus

Video: How Big Is The Universe? - Socks On An Octopus | SOAO Science And Tech | Scoop.it
"Extremely interesting video that simplifies that vexing question. Well, maybe simplify isn’t the best description, but it is very informative and easier to follow than most videos on the subject."
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Facebook Ads: Real Or Fraud? - Socks On An Octopus

Facebook Ads: Real Or Fraud? - Socks On An Octopus | SOAO Science And Tech | Scoop.it
Facebook Ads Are Not What They Seem To Be. Derek Muller, known as YouTuber Veritasium, shares his experience with fake Facebook likes and the link farming behavior from Facebook.
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NASA's Astronomy Picture Of The Day: The Colorful Clouds Of Rho Ophiuchi - Socks On An Octopus

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NASA's Astronomy Picture Of The Day: The Colorful Clouds Of Rho Ophiuchi.
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5 Most Mysterious Objects In The Solar System - Socks On An Octopus

5 Most Mysterious Objects In The Solar System - Socks On An Octopus | SOAO Science And Tech | Scoop.it
5 strange objects lurking in our solar system such as Comet ISON, the Black Knight Satellite, 1991 VG, Object X and Planet X / Nibiru.
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NASA's Astronomy Picture Of The Day: North Celestial Tree - Socks On An Octopus

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NASA's Astronomy Picture Of The Day: North Celestial Tree.
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NASA’s Astronomy Picture Of The Day – The Sombrero Galaxy From Hale - Socks On An Octopus

NASA’s Astronomy Picture Of The Day – The Sombrero Galaxy From Hale - Socks On An Octopus | SOAO Science And Tech | Scoop.it
NASA’s Astronomy Picture Of The Day – The Sombrero Galaxy From Hale.
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Tax Time Tip: 3 Ways The IRS Is Tracking You Online

Tax Time Tip: 3 Ways The IRS Is Tracking You Online | SOAO Science And Tech | Scoop.it
The IRS's data-mining capabilities are bigger and more extensive than ever. Did you double-check your math before filing your return?
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If you haven't filed your taxes, or if you're about to, double check your numbers. Uncle Sam is watching much more closer now from social media to digital payments to credit card activity to email usage.

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Aereo Wins Court Case Against Broadcasters - Socks On An Octopus

Aereo Wins Court Case Against Broadcasters - Socks On An Octopus | SOAO Science And Tech | Scoop.it
Aereo, a small start up that started in 2011 has won a huge court battle that their technology does not infringe on broadcaster's copyright. And the majo...
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NASA’s Astronomy Picture Of The Day – A Redshift Lookup Table For Our Universe - Socks On An Octopus

NASA’s Astronomy Picture Of The Day – A Redshift Lookup Table For Our Universe - Socks On An Octopus | SOAO Science And Tech | Scoop.it

Today's installment is a Redshift lookup table for the universe. Explanation: How far away is “redshift six”? Although humans are inherently familiar with distance and time, what is actually measured for astronomical objects is redshift, a color displacement that depends on exactly how energy density has evolved in our universe. Now since cosmological measurements in recent years have led to a concordance on what energy forms pervade our universe,

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San Francisco Shot By Col. Chris Hadfield From The International Space Station - Socks On An Octopus

San Francisco Shot By Col. Chris Hadfield From The International Space Station - Socks On An Octopus | SOAO Science And Tech | Scoop.it

San Francisco shot by Col. Chris Hadfield From The International Space Station.

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The Science of Cats (Video) - Socks On An Octopus

The Science of Cats (Video) - Socks On An Octopus | SOAO Science And Tech | Scoop.it
How much do you know about cats? Did you know that a cat's nose is a unique pattern like a fingerprint? Did you know that cat's really can't see in the dark
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NASA’s Astronomy Picture Of The Day – Comet Of The North - Socks On An Octopus

NASA’s Astronomy Picture Of The Day – Comet Of The North - Socks On An Octopus | SOAO Science And Tech | Scoop.it
PanSTARRS, Comet Of The North
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Today’s Installment is another gorgeous shot of the comet PanSTARRS, titled Comet Of The North.

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NASA’s Astronomy Picture Of The Day – Comet PanSTARRS And The Andromeda Galaxy - Socks On An Octopus

NASA’s Astronomy Picture Of The Day – Comet PanSTARRS And The Andromeda Galaxy - Socks On An Octopus | SOAO Science And Tech | Scoop.it
Today's gorgeous image is of the comet PanSTARRS and the Andromeda Galaxy.
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