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Industrial Revolution is a lot bigger than just 3D Printing

Industrial Revolution is a lot bigger than just 3D Printing | Tudo o resto | Scoop.it
Dr. Gershenfeld, Director of MIT Center for Bits & Atoms and creator of the FabLab Concept, believes the real power of the coming revolution will be social.
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Tools for ideation and problem solving: Part 1 | Architectures | Dan Lockton

Design is not, then, identical to problem-solving, but it certainly involves addressing issues that are seen (by someone) as problems and developing new or changed products, services or environments (seen by someone as solutions) in response.

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Everything You Need to Know to Rebuild Civilization from Scratch

Everything You Need to Know to Rebuild Civilization from Scratch | Tudo o resto | Scoop.it
Lewis Dartnell is an astrobiologist in England who wants to help you save the world after civilization collapses. To that end, he's written a book called The Knowledge: How to Rebuild Our World from Scratch. It's the one post-apocalyptic guide you'll ever need. We've got an excerpt.
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why I'm a crabby patty about AI and cognitive science

I'm sorry if I am a grump about artificial intelligence. It just happens to be a subject on which our media frequently appears both insufficiently educated and unwilling to learn. My frustration st...
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Der schöne Schein im Gasometer Oberhausen

Der schöne Schein im Gasometer Oberhausen | Tudo o resto | Scoop.it
Die Schönheit hat viele Gesichter. Kunstvolle Beispiele dafür zeigt die aktuelle Ausstellung „Der schöne Schein“. Sie bringt bedeutende Kunstwerke aus den großen Museen der Welt an einem Ort zusammen und nimmt uns mit auf eine faszinierende Reise von der Antike bis zu Picasso. Als Höhepunkt der Aussstellung erschafft die Bremer Künstlergruppe URBANSCREEN im 100 Meter hohen Luftraum des Gasometers eine der größten und technisch anspruchsvollsten Innenraumprojektionen weltweit: "320° Licht".
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Online Messier Marathon – 6th edition! – 1 April 2014

Online Messier Marathon – 6th edition! – 1 April 2014 | Tudo o resto | Scoop.it
Online and Live observing session covering as much Messier objects as possible
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#1019; In which there are Choices

#1019; In which there are Choices | Tudo o resto | Scoop.it
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“Computer For Apollo” (1965) « adafruit industries blog

This 1965 “Science Reporter” television program features the Apollo guidance computer and navigation equipment... Eldon Hall, Ramon Alonzo and Albert Hopkins (of the MIT Instrumentation Laboratory) and Jack Poundstone (Raytheon Space Division in Waltham MA) explain and demonstrate key features of the instruments, and detail project challenges such as controlling the trajectory of the spacecraft

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The Biggest Hydroelectric Power Stations Ever Built

The Biggest Hydroelectric Power Stations Ever Built | Tudo o resto | Scoop.it
Of all the world's power sources, the most amazing might be the sheer force of water under pressure. Seeking to harness this incredible capacity, humans have built massive structures, monuments to engineering skill and brilliance. Here are the largest hydroelectric power stations of all time.
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Map of Life

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By bringing together all types of information about species distributions, providing model-based integration, and providing a system for users to build upon our knowledge, the Map of Life project hopes to support our community in understanding and saving the world's biodiversity.
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13 Webcomics That Will Make You Smarter

13 Webcomics That Will Make You Smarter | Tudo o resto | Scoop.it
While some webcomics deliver a quick joke or the latest installment in a long-form story, many comics floating around the Internet have something to teach us about the world. Here are some of our favorite comics that delve into science, history, philosophy, and more.
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Effect of Beer Marinades on Formation of Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbons in Charcoal-Grilled Pork - Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry (ACS Publications)

Effect of Beer Marinades on Formation of Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbons in Charcoal-Grilled Pork - Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry (ACS Publications) | Tudo o resto | Scoop.it
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boas churrascadas precisam de cerveja, não necessariamente para a beber.

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CPLD Tutorial: Learn Programmable Logic the Easy Way | FreeIO

CPLD Tutorial: Learn Programmable Logic the Easy Way | FreeIO | Tudo o resto | Scoop.it

The guys over at hackshed have been busy. [Carl] is making programmable logic design easy with an 8 part CPLD tutorial. 

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A Revolution Shaped by Automata

A Revolution Shaped by Automata | Tudo o resto | Scoop.it
Clarín interview with Stephen Wolfram on his work with cellular automata and his book A New Kind of Science. By Andres Hax.
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http://edant.clarin.com/suplementos/cultura/2005/04/09/u-953061.htm

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Watch 80 years' worth of bizarre and historic moments thanks to British Pathé

Watch 80 years' worth of bizarre and historic moments thanks to British Pathé | Tudo o resto | Scoop.it
Between 1896 and 1976, British Pathé documented the everyday lives of Britons and events around the world with its pioneering newsreels. After a
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Opéra national de Paris – Google Cultural Institute

Opéra national de Paris – Google Cultural Institute | Tudo o resto | Scoop.it
The Paris Opera is one of the world's greatest opera and ballet houses. Founded more than three centuries ago by Louis XIV, it possesses two theatres, the Palais Garnier (1875) and the Opéra Bastille (1989). Its mission is to preserve and develop our operatic and ballet heritage and it gives more than 350 performances per year. Great composers such as Rameau, Gluck, Rossini, Verdi, Wagner, Gounod, Massenet, Poulenc and Messiaen all gave the first performances of their works here. The ballet company, rich in historical tradition, performs all around the world. Over the years it has played host to the greatest choreographers: George Balanchine, Serge Lifar, Rudolf Nureyev, Roland Petit, Maurice Béjart, and of course Pina Bausch.
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The Long Game

All of history's greatest figures achieved success in almost exactly the same way. But rather than celebrating this part of the creative process we ignore it.
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Noites no Observatório (Abr 2014) | Observatório Astronómico de Lisboa

Noites no Observatório (Abr 2014) | Observatório Astronómico de Lisboa | Tudo o resto | Scoop.it

A palestra é subordinada ao tema “À Procura das Primeiras Galáxias: viagens no tempo – agora em 3D!”, proferida pelo Doutor David Sobral do Centro de Astronomia e Astrofísica da Universidade de Lisboa.

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Este gajo ganhou uma bolsa na Holanda para um projecto de investigação

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Mapping a century of earthquakes

Mapping a century of earthquakes | Tudo o resto | Scoop.it

Earthquakes are in the news a lot lately. A quick search shows a 7.6 off the coast of the Solomon Islands, a 6.6 in Nicaragua, and a 7.1 off the southwest coast of Papua New Guinea, and this was just last week.

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U.S. Navy Wants to Fuel Ships Using Seawater - D-brief | DiscoverMagazine.com

U.S. Navy Wants to Fuel Ships Using Seawater - D-brief | DiscoverMagazine.com | Tudo o resto | Scoop.it
After more than a decade of research, scientists from the U.S. Naval Research Laboratory proved that fuel harvested from seawater can power an engine.
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Word Associations Network

Word Associations Network | Tudo o resto | Scoop.it

For better usability each word is accompanied by the explanatory articles from WordNet lexical database. The search results can also contain images, which depict the meaning of corresponding word.

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Years of Living Dangerously

Years of Living Dangerously is a 9-part documentary series on climate change which features celebrity correspondents like Harrison
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Transforming mealtimes with 3D-printed food | Horizon Magazine - European Commission

Transforming mealtimes with 3D-printed food | Horizon Magazine - European Commission | Tudo o resto | Scoop.it
Researchers are helping elderly people with problems swallowing – by 3D-printing their food.
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DATA MINE: 2012 Congressional travel | May 11, 2013 | Online staff | HT Politics

DATA MINE: 2012 Congressional travel | May 11, 2013 | Online staff | HT Politics | Tudo o resto | Scoop.it
1/3 of U.S. House members traveled the globe at taxpayer expense and little explanation
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Os congressistas americanos gostam particularmente de Espanha e Irlanda

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Ejolt cria mapa que mostra conflitos ambientais do mundo

Ejolt cria mapa que mostra conflitos ambientais do mundo | Tudo o resto | Scoop.it
Porque a informação nunca é demais a Ejolt criou um mapa interactivo que permite sabermos onde e quais foram os conflitos ambientais que ocorreram no mundo.
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Luca, Leonardo, Albrecht and the search for the third dimension.

Luca, Leonardo, Albrecht and the search for the third dimension. | Tudo o resto | Scoop.it
Many of my more recent readers will not be aware that I lost a good Internet friend last year with the unexpected demise of the history of art blogger, Hasan Niyazi. If you want to know more about ...
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