Anyone following the 'Occupy Movement' knows that it's actually hard to follow all of the Occupy updates. 'Occupationalist' is a new site that is part social aggregator and part media hub for all things #occupy.
What is it about copyright that doesn’t work in the digital society? Why do millions of people think it’s OK to break the law when it comes to file sharing in particular? Sociology of law researcher Stefan Larsson from Lund University believes that legal metaphors and old-fashioned mindsets contribute to the confusion and widening gaps between legislation and the prevailing norms.
'One thing has become clear as we assess the increasing social, economic and environmental complexities of the new millennium: we need more powerful tools to design and deliver more responsive, better performing buildings.'
'If you don't like spiders this might be your worst nightmare, but the Fraunhofer Institute have unveiled their new spider robot which has been designed to be highly mobile and uses hydraulics and bellow system to force fluid into its legs to enable it to scurry about.'
IEEE Spectrum has a big special feature online now about the Fukushima nuclear disaster and its after-effects. It includes an interactive map showing the impact that Fukushima has had on evacuation of residents, contamination of soil, and contamination of food and water supplies.
What is technology, really? An amusement? A shield from nature's labors? Industry? None of these —technology is meant to transcend the human. And when we behold this font of tomato, dipping fries into a ketchup continuum, we become gods.
'Simply pick up the product you see in a retail store and point your iPhone at its UPC code and all the information you could possibly need is then magically displayed on your iPhone including pricing, customer reviews and related products.'