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Einstein for the Masses

Prof. Ramamurti Shankar, J.R. Huffman Professor of Physics & Applied Physics, gives an introduction to Einstein's Theory for a lay audience. The only prepara...
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The Economist defends America's enslavement of Africans

The Economist defends America's enslavement of Africans | Tudo o resto | Scoop.it
When The Economist reviewed The Half Has Never Been Told: Slavery and the Making of American Capitalism, its anonymous reviewer condemned it, sticking up for America's legacy of slavery as a means of wealth creation, saying "Mr Baptist has not written an objective history of slavery; almost all the blacks in his book are victims, almost all the whites villains -- this is not history; it is advocacy."



At the core of the reviewer's complaint is that the book's author, Cornell history professor Edward Baptist, carefully and methodically shows that the roots of American capitalism are in the kidnapping, rape, murder and forced labor of Africans.
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EPSC2014 - Home

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You Can Now Access All Of Richard Feynman's Physics Lectures For Free

You Can Now Access All Of Richard Feynman's Physics Lectures For Free | Tudo o resto | Scoop.it
The lectures of Nobel Prize winning physicist Richard Feynman were legendary. Footage of these lectures does exist, but they are most famously preserved in The Feynman Lectures. The three-volume set may be the most popular collection of physics books ever written, and now you can access it online, in its entirety, for free.
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Purely Mechanical Display Uses 804 Balls To Create a Kinetic Display

Purely Mechanical Display Uses 804 Balls To Create a Kinetic Display | Tudo o resto | Scoop.it
Whoa. That's all we have to say about this art installation. Oops, did we say art? Don't let that three letter word scare you, because this project called Breaking Wave is nothing short of an absol...
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Here's The Thing About English

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I made a minor statement in another post, and I got a reply that struck me as rather odd--both in its content and its somewhat aggressive tone.
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js13kGames - HTML5 and JavaScript Game Development Competition in just 13 kilobytes

js13kGames - HTML5 and JavaScript Game Development Competition in just 13 kilobytes | Tudo o resto | Scoop.it

Js13kGames is a JavaScript coding competition for HTML5 game developers. The fun part of the compo is the file size limit set to 13 kilobytes. Theme for 2014 is The Elements: Earth, Water, Air and Fire.

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Des espions pourraient vous écouter grâce au gyroscope du smartphone

Des espions pourraient vous écouter grâce au gyroscope du smartphone | Tudo o resto | Scoop.it
Des chercheurs américains et israéliens ont découvert que les gyroscopes des smartphones étaient assez sensibles pour être exploités comme microphones par des
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e depois querem que as pessoas não desenvolvam alguma forma de paranoia

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THE Port - Hackathon at CERN

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We combine creative minds from CERN and non-profit organisations in interdisciplinary teams to work on humanitarian technology related benefits to society.

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Welcome to p5.js

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Animal and Insect Sculptures Wrapped in Crocheted Webbing by Joana Vasconcelos

Animal and Insect Sculptures Wrapped in Crocheted Webbing by Joana Vasconcelos | Tudo o resto | Scoop.it
In an ongoing series by Joana Vasconcelos, the Portuguese artist has been wrapping various animals—wasps, lizards, snakes, crabs, lobsters, frogs, bull-heads, donkey heads, horse heads, wolves and even cats—in five-needle lace, handmade cotton...
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TravelByDrone: Drones

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Video footage taken from drones, flown by members of the public for the enjoyment of everyone
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Tour of Adam Savage's Cave! - YouTube

Watch many more videos from Adam's cave, including one-day builds, costume projects, and prop highlights here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aKflhTrRh2k&li...
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Interactive scientific computing; of pythonic parts and goldilocks languages | Lambda the Ultimate

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60ft asteroid nicknamed Pitbull set for close encounter with Earth

60ft asteroid nicknamed Pitbull set for close encounter with Earth | Tudo o resto | Scoop.it
A space rock the size of a house and discovered only days ago is set to zip past the planet this weekend.
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Wit — Quickstart

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US Patent Office awards patent to herbal snakeoil that "kills cancer"

US Patent Office awards patent to herbal snakeoil that "kills cancer" | Tudo o resto | Scoop.it
The USPTO awarded Patent 8,609,158 last December for a mix of "evening primrose oil, rice, sesame seeds, green beans, coffee, meat, cheese, milk, green tea extract, evening primrose seeds, and wine" that "rebukes cancer, cancer cells, and kills cancer" -- the accompanying extract states, "it works." Sounds legit.
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The Curveball Illusion Makes You Sure Your Computer is Pranking You

The Curveball Illusion Makes You Sure Your Computer is Pranking You | Tudo o resto | Scoop.it
Look directly at the spinning disk and it will appear to fly straight. Look at the purple "fixation point" at the right, and the disk will keep sliding to the side. It is probably the eeriest thing you've seen today, and this paper will tell you why you haven't really seen it.
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European Astronomy Journalism Prize | Science & Technology Facilities Council | STFC

European Astronomy Journalism Prize | Science & Technology Facilities Council | STFC | Tudo o resto | Scoop.it

The Prize winner will be offered a trip to the European Southern Observatory (ESO) facilities in Chile. Including the Atacama Large Millimeter Array (ALMA).

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Tangible Tidbits - YouTube

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srclib

srclib makes developer tools like editor plugins and code search better. It supports things like jump to definition, find usages, type inference, and documentation generation.

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Daily Zooniverse

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Something awesome from the Zooniverse every day.
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The Foods that Make Billions

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The Foods that Make Billions is a series looking at how big business feeds us. Starting with a look at the bottled water industry, moving through cereals...
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Humanity's cultural history captured in 5-minute film

Humanity's cultural history captured in 5-minute film | Tudo o resto | Scoop.it
Video map of births and deaths shows rise and fall of cultural centres.
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Generative Typography with Processing – Tutorial

Generative Typography with Processing – Tutorial | Tudo o resto | Scoop.it
Through an inspiring tutorial with 26 code examples Amnon Owed shows you how to use Processing to explore the creative possibilities of generative typography.
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Waiting for Dark: Inside Two Anarchists’ Quest for Untraceable Money | Threat Level | WIRED

Waiting for Dark: Inside Two Anarchists’ Quest for Untraceable Money | Threat Level | WIRED | Tudo o resto | Scoop.it
The inside story of two anarchists' quest to create ungovernable weapons, untouchable black markets, and untraceable money.
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