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Microsoft's 'Universal Translator' Lets You Speak Foreign Languages In Your Own Voice | Popular Science

Microsoft's 'Universal Translator' Lets You Speak Foreign Languages In Your Own Voice | Popular Science | omnia mea mecum fero | Scoop.it

Siri’s ability to speak and recognize various languages is impressive, but Microsoft is not to be outdone. Microsoft Research labs has demoed a new prototype software that could be the next big step toward a so-called “universal translator” device, one that can instantly flip one language into another and back again so a conversation can be carried on between two people even when neither can understand the other’s language.


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This lamp absorbs 150 times more CO2 than a tree

This lamp absorbs 150 times more CO2 than a tree | omnia mea mecum fero | Scoop.it
It's still in the "so crazy it just might work" stage, but microalgae-powered lamps could absorb a ton of carbon from the air every year.

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Researchers send 'wireless' message using neutrinos

Researchers send 'wireless' message using neutrinos | omnia mea mecum fero | Scoop.it
(PhysOrg.com) -- A group of scientists led by researchers from the University of Rochester and North Carolina State University have for the first time sent a message using a beam of neutrinos – nearly massless particles that travel at almost the...

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NASA | Evolution of the Moon

From year to year, the moon never seems to change. Craters and other formations appear to be permanent now, but the moon didn't always look like this. Thanks to NASA's Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter, we now have a better look at some of the moon's history. Learn more in this video!


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What It's Like to Travel Through a Wormhole

What It's Like to Travel Through a Wormhole | omnia mea mecum fero | Scoop.it

An American astrophysicist has designed animation that demonstrates what a voyage through a wormhole would look like.


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ChronoZoom: An Interactive Timeline for Big History

Much like the recent 'Scale of the Universe 2' (http://htwins.net/scale2/), the new 'ChronoZoom' helps place our human existence within perspective of the wider cosmos. It can be quite humbling to zoom from 13 billion years of history down into our modern era, and vice versa. The HTML5 page is still in beta though, so it can be a little slow at times...


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NASA releases infrared map of the entire universe

NASA releases infrared map of the entire universe | omnia mea mecum fero | Scoop.it
After fourteen years of preparation and three years of collecting data, we now have an atlas of the entire infrared sky. This image is just the capstone for a cosmic map that contains 18000 images and 560 million different objects.

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How to turn caves into giant batteries

How to turn caves into giant batteries | omnia mea mecum fero | Scoop.it
How do we build a world that's less dependent on fossil fuels? One solution is right under your feet. Compressed Air Energy Storage (CAES) is a very boring name for a very awesome system that turns the Earth itself into a giant battery.

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Major Spoilers for the End of the World, the Solar System, and the Universe

Major Spoilers for the End of the World, the Solar System, and the Universe | omnia mea mecum fero | Scoop.it
This sure is a nice planet we have here — but we shouldn't get to attached to it. Nothing lasts forever: Not our planet, not our solar system, not even the entire universe.

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A New Take on the Birth and Death of Words

A New Take on the Birth and Death of Words | omnia mea mecum fero | Scoop.it
Have physicists, tapping Google's scanned books, discovered universal laws about language?

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Nanotechnology Braille display makes Web accessible to the blind

Nanotechnology Braille display makes Web accessible to the blind | omnia mea mecum fero | Scoop.it
Nanotechnology Braille display makes Web accessible to the blind...

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People and Things

People and Things | omnia mea mecum fero | Scoop.it
People were created to be loved. Things were created to be used.

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MIT App Inventor

MIT App Inventor | omnia mea mecum fero | Scoop.it

Help your students make their own Android apps with this useful tool from MIT. The site comes with some good tutorials and guides with example projects.

http://ictmagic.wikispaces.com/ICT+%26+Web+Tools


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Does DNA have Extraterrestrial Origins?

Does DNA have Extraterrestrial Origins? | omnia mea mecum fero | Scoop.it

A team of scientists has discovered that adenine an guanine and other DNA building blocks can form in outer space and have been deposited on Earth's surface by meteorites


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Happy Birthday, Einstein. But What Have You Done For Me Lately? Everything. | Dr. Kaku's Universe

Happy Birthday, Einstein. But What Have You Done For Me Lately? Everything. | Dr. Kaku's Universe | omnia mea mecum fero | Scoop.it

Yet here at Big Think we are celebrating Einstein's birthday in a different way. In the video below, Dr. Michio Kaku describes Einstein's legacy in less than one minute.


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Listen to solar storm activity in new sonification video

Listen to solar storm activity in new sonification video | omnia mea mecum fero | Scoop.it

What does a solar storm sound like?  It's a 'sonification' of measurements from two spacecraft during the most recent storm. Take a listen in this video.


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Time Lapse Evolution In 5 Minutes Video

Time Lapse Evolution In 5 Minutes Video | omnia mea mecum fero | Scoop.it
From pond scum to highly evolved human in no time at all.

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Pi! Pi! We love Pi! | plus.maths.org

Pi! Pi! We love Pi! | plus.maths.org | omnia mea mecum fero | Scoop.it

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Did Stone Age cavemen talk to each other in symbols?

Did Stone Age cavemen talk to each other in symbols? | omnia mea mecum fero | Scoop.it
Previously overlooked patterns in the cave art of southern France and Spain suggest man might have learned written communication 25,000 years earlier than we thought.

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what is considered communication?  how has communication changed from pictographs to arbitrary words.  When does communication also become art, as is the case with cavemen paintings or pictographs, etc.  

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Want Students to Succeed? Let Them Fail

Want Students to Succeed? Let Them Fail | omnia mea mecum fero | Scoop.it
Sending students the message that struggling is a crucial part of learning helps them excel.

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MIT Develops Metamaterial That Slows Down The Speed of Light

MIT Develops Metamaterial That Slows Down The Speed of Light | omnia mea mecum fero | Scoop.it
There's always a lot of fuss about getting other things to go as fast or faster than the speed of light. But what about changing the speed of light? Is there anything useful we could do by slowing light down rather than speeding things up?

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Daydreaming Is Good for the Mind

Daydreaming Is Good for the Mind | omnia mea mecum fero | Scoop.it
Catch yourself daydreaming while washing the dishes again? If this happens often you probably have a pretty capable working memory, new research suggests.

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Questions No One Knows the Answers to (Full Version)

In the first of a new TED-Ed series designed to catalyze curiosity, TED Curator Chris Anderson shares his boyhood obsession with quirky questions that seem to have no answers. (Introducing the series "Questions no one knows the answers to")


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sqworl

Sqworl makes it easy to organize and share multiple links with just one url. Easy and clean visual bookmarking.

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10 PowerPoint shortcuts I use most often

10 PowerPoint shortcuts I use most often | omnia mea mecum fero | Scoop.it

If I insert a high resolution (large size) image in a slide, I reduce the image size by copying it and pasting as PNG image. To copy: Ctrl+C. To paste special as PNG: Alt+E+S and choose option PNG. This trick can be used to...


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