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Wasa, Kristina  [Internet Encyclopedia of Philosophy]

The flamboyant life of Kristina, the Queen of Sweden, one of Europe’s most mercurial monarchs, has long overshadowed her contribution to philosophy. When histories of philosophy mention her at all, they usually present her as the pupil of Descartes and as the patron of philosophical salons. But Kristina’s relationship to philosophy transcends her auxiliary roles. In her writings she makes her own distinctive contribution to moral and political philosophy. Her ethical texts explore the nature of virtue, defend gender equity, and posit criteria for religious truth. Her political works defend the civic tolerance of religious minorities. Like many a salonnière of the period, Kristina analyzes the nature and variations of love, but her theological and political interests provide her with a broader philosophical horizon than the predominantly romantic one of many French salons. Her philosophical work often explores the issue which bedeviled her political career: the nature and proper exercise of authority.

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Snapchat Discover adds 3 more publishers, including Mashable

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Snapchat Discover's roster of publishers just got bigger.

The popular app's media content section already highlights daily content from 12 publishers, such as People, the Daily Mail and CNN. But come Thursday, three more publishers will join Discover's growing roster with live channels of their own, including IGN, Tastemade and Mashable, the very site you're reading.
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Scoop.it - Kenneth Mikkelsen

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Thinker ★ Speaker ★ Writer ★ Leadership Advisor ★ Learning Designer ★ Connector of ideas+people ★ Loud Listener ★ Horizon Scanner ★ Polymath ★ Humanist
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The Richest 400 People Lost $306 Billion Last Week, Enough to Fund Free College for Every U.S. Student for Four Years

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The world’s richest 400 people lost a collective $306 billion in the stock market last week. To put that number in perspective, that’s enough to fund the entire U.S. food stamp program for nearly four years. Or we could provide tuition-free college for everyone in the U.S. for four years.

The evaporation of trillions in financial wealth in mere days is obviously a tremendous waste –and in a world of obscene poverty– morally indefensible. Senator Bernie Sanders has proposed a solution: tax Wall Street to pay for tuition-free enrollment at every public university in the nation.

As the diagram below demonstrates, Senator Sanders’ Wall Street sales tax (also known as a Robin Hood tax) is remarkably simple. You and I pay sales tax on almost everything we buy, from clothing to cars, food and drinks, cable and phone bills, health insurance, and well, you get the picture. Even groceries are subjected to sales tax in 10 states. Yet Wall Street hedge funds and banks don’t pay sales tax on their financial transactions which amount to trillions every day.
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Uber is turning San Francisco cabs into buses

Uber is testing new bus-style "Smart Routes" in San Francisco, TechCrunch reports, offering discounts on rides if passengers are willing to be picked up and dropped off along popular roads. The...

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Tesla's High End Disruption Gamble

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By Jeff Dyer, David Bryce For adherents of classic disruptive innovation theory, Tesla’s potential as a market disruptor is minimal. After all, the company doesn’t go after low-end, price-sensitive customers who are over-served by current vehicles; they don’t pursue “non-consumption” (customers who don’t currently drive cars); and the technology didn’t start out [...]

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Tesla’s strategy does not follow the common disruptive mold because it doesn’t have to.  Instead, Elon Musk pursues what we call a “high-end” disruption strategy, an approach that can be just as troublesome for incumbents. High-end disruption is about producing innovations that are “leap frog” in nature making them difficult for incumbents to rapidly imitate.  Then, instead of using technology to improve performance over time, they use technology to lower costs per unit of performance over time.    Our 5 years of research on the phenomenon indicates that Tesla could become a textbook case.  [ii]  In stark contrast to the low-end variety, high-end disruptive innovations outperform existing products on key performance dimensions at introduction; they sell for a premium price rather than a discount; and they target incumbent’s most profitable customers, often going after the most discriminating and least price-sensitive buyers before spreading to mainstream markets.  History provides sharp examples: Apple’s iPod outplays the Sony Walkman; Starbucks’ high end coffee drinks and atmosphere drowns out local coffee shops; flash drives zoom past zip drives and floppy disks; Garmin’s GPS golf watches have taken much of the business from range finders; and Dyson’s vacuum cleaners have dropped prices from $3000 to $300 and continue to grow market share.  The incumbents didn’t react fast enough and the high-end disruptors successfully invaded their markets.  The big question facing incumbent automakers protecting over $1 trillion in sales: Will Tesla’s strategy work? It appears to be playing out well so far, as evidenced by Tesla’s recent debut at the number one spot on our Most Innovative Companies List this year and discussed in more depth in the article Decoding Tesla’s Secret Formula.

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Don’t want Google to track your Internet habits? There’s a website for that

Don’t want Google to track your Internet habits? There’s a website for that | Discover Sigalon Valley - Where the Tags are the Topics | Scoop.it
Whether through the ads it serves, queries it handles, emails it scans, or sensors it tracks, Google knows a lot about you. Most of that information’s given voluntarily with the understanding that better service sometimes requires sacrificing a bit of privacy, but sometimes we all have second thoughts about sharing certain information. Recently, Google introduced My Account, a unified dashboard that presents the settings of all the Google products you’ve opted into over the years, to give you more control over your data.

In the past, Google didn’t make reclaiming your information easy. Previously, you had to visit the settings pages of the individual services and apps in question — but that’s finally changing in a major way. My Accounts walks users through an easy step-by-step overview of their privacy and security settings. My Accounts divides your data into three primary categories: sign-in and security, personal info and privacy, and account settings.
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PictureTheRecipe

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Picture Recipes with step by step pictures, food facts and quick tips for the kitchen, cooking tips and more..

 

Hi! I’m Noreen and I’m the ultimate foodie. I love to cook, eat, read cookbooks, watch cooking shows and talk a whole lot about food. Food to me is an endless topic. I could learn, eat and talk about food every day of my life and not get bored.

I worked as a content writer for a number of years, talking about topics I didn’t really care very much about, but it paid the bills. And I have to admit that it taught me a tremendous amount about the internet world, social media and the type of content out there. I recently married the love of my life who’s in the website business as well, and moved a staggering 8,000 miles away from my home in India to the United States. It didn’t take long for my husband to see my obsession with food, as I spend the majority of my time in the kitchen testing new recipes, while watching the food network or eating. He also quickly learned to be patient with me as I took pictures of everything we ordered at restaurants, before he could dig in. It’s his encouragement and persuasion (read as nagging) today, that has made me open my kitchen doors and share my simple escapades in the kitchen with you all.

This blog is my passion and includes all things that I love…food, photography, dinking around with photoshop. I hope you enjoy the recipes and all I have to share here. Feel free to leave comments, suggestions or e-mail me at noreen@picturetherecipe.com. You can also find me on Facebook, Twitter and  Pinterest

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Review of the first 3D printed Violin - 3Dvarius - YouTube

Hi, I'm very proud to present my review of the first fully playable electric violin created by the 3D printing technology ! Hope you'll enjoy ! http://www.3d-varius.com/

 

For whatever reason, violins are often at the forefront of futuristic design. But no matter how crazy a violin looks, the only thing that really matters is how it sounds. So while the 3Dvarius, the world's first 3-D printed electric violin, probably isn't as good as the Stradivarius after which it is named, the fact that something printed from a CAD file could come anywhere close to mimicking its namesake is notable.

Designed with the help of violinist and music artist Laurent Bernadac, the 3Dvarius is a fully playable electric violin designed to emulate the acoustic qualities of the Stradivarius. It doesn't look much like one, though: without its strings, the 3Dvarius looks more like some sort of translucent, deep-sea creature. But tucked under a trained violinist's chin, it sounds pretty good, even if it's more electro jazz funk than classical.

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The Best Way(s) to Clean Silver

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We put your best tips for cleaning silver to

the test on a single spoon—here's which method proved most effective.

 

The Verdict?

While true silver polishes, such as both Tiffany's and Wright's, cleaned the spoon very much to our liking (meaning thoroughly but without excessive abrasion), nothing compared in ease, effectiveness, and lack of mess than the combination of baking soda, hot water, and aluminum foil. It's all-natural, effective because of a chemical reaction (which we geekily love), and seemed impossible to mess up. We also loved how simple it would be for cleaning a whole pile of silver. 

If you happen to live near a Tiffany's and don't mind forking over for a bottle, or have a tub of Wright's on hand for cleaning earrings, they wouldn't be bad in a pinch. Our tube of toothpaste didn't seem very effective, but the real concern would be that every tube is different so the potency would be hard to moniter. Both lemon juice + baking soda and hubcap cleaner were so powerful we'd be scared to try them on good silver—and the latter was just a little gross to consider for untensils.

 

How to use baking soda + hot water + aluminum foil to clean your silver:

Line a casserole dish or shallow vessel with aluminum foil (or obtain an aluminum dish).Sprinkle in a generous amount of baking soda.Add the silver pieces, being sure that each piece touches the foil. Pour hot water on top, wait until it cools, and then remove each piece and rub clean with a rag. 
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SolarWindow

Electricity-generating windows for 85 million homes and commercial buildings in America. How? We apply see-through electricity generating coatings to glass.
Engineered to outperform solar with the industry’s fastest financial payback. SolarWindow™ is Clearly Electric™.
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Internet of Things - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Internet of Things - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

The Internet of Things ( IoT), also called Internet of Everything, is the network of physical objects or "things" embedded with electronics, software, sensors, and connectivity to enable objects to exchange data with the production, operator and/or other connected devices based on the infrastructure of International Telecommunication Union's Global Standards Initiative.

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Customized Knee Replacement | Knee Replacement Process

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iFit Image-to-Implant® software is the technology platform that allows for the design of our patient-specific implants and instrumentation. Proprietary algorithms convert a CT scan of the knee to a 3D model by mapping the articular surface of the joint and defining the area of disease. That 3D model is used to design the implant and the surgical instrumentation that is unique to each patient.
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What is up with Sony's weird TV remote/speaker combo?

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Every now and then a tech device comes along that makes you go "huh-wha?" Sony's combination wireless speaker and television remote is one of those gadgets.

Sony Japan has announced a combination TV remote and speaker designed to play sound from your television to the device using a dongle you plug into your television.
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The cheapest oil ever still won't slow down the clean energy revolution

The cheapest oil ever still won't slow down the clean energy revolution | Discover Sigalon Valley - Where the Tags are the Topics | Scoop.it
President Obama is in the midst of a week of climate change-focused appearances, starting at a clean energy summit in Las Vegas Monday night and culminating in the first-ever visit to the U.S. Arctic in Alaska beginning August 31. The White House says clean energy is on the march, from rapidly expanding distributed solar installations to wind turbines that have been sprouting up like summer corn among the fields of Iowa and Nebraska.
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The 12 Disruptive Tech Trends You Need to Know

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Insight into which developments will have the greatest impact on the business world in the coming decades. 

 


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Kenneth Mikkelsen's curator insight, August 16, 4:55 PM

The 12 tech trends originates from the book: No Ordinary Disruption: The Four Global Forces Breaking All the Trends.


Richard Platt's curator insight, August 26, 2:03 PM

1. Energy storage

2. Genomics

3. Advanced materials

4. Autonomous vehicles

5. Renewable energy

6. Advanced robotics

7. 3D printing

8. Mobile internet

9. Automation of knowledge work

10. Internet of Things (IoT)

11.  Cloud technology

12.  Advanced oil and gas exploration and recovery

Marc Kneepkens's curator insight, August 27, 1:18 PM

#Disruptive #Technology is changing our world rapidly. Check out all these amazing new trends.

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In Detroit, Mcity wants to fast track a future of driverless cars

In Detroit, Mcity wants to fast track a future of driverless cars | Discover Sigalon Valley - Where the Tags are the Topics | Scoop.it
Driverless cars that know our schedule well enough to arrive at our front door exactly when we need one, that allow us to work or read or even sleep while we commute safely to work — that’s Silicon Valley’s dream for the automobile. Intelligent, autonomous, powered as much by code as fossil fuels.

Only, it can’t happen until the necessary technologies are fully tested — not in the lab but out on the road and under real-world conditions. That’s where the new Mcity comes in.
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Recharge During The Commute: England's New Motorways Power Electric Cars In Motion

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England may just be building the highways of the future. This month, the Brits announced a pilot for electric motorways.  Yes, that’s correct.  You can charge your electric vehicle while driving, minimizing stop times at charging stations and making it easier to do a road trip in a Tesla. The UK [...]

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England may just be building the highways of the future.  This month, the Brits announced a pilot for electric motorways. Yes, that’s correct. You can charge your electric vehicle while driving, minimizing stop times at charging stations and making it easier to do a road trip in a Tesla.  The UK is not the first country to try this concept. The Netherlands has been researching “smart highways,” which go beyond electric-powered streets to a host of new technologies. South Korea already has a 15-mile stretch of road that’s powered with electric cables. The UK hopes to build a more expansive network but will begin with an 18-month pilot.  The UK has been pumping money into new technologies for its aging infrastructure. Highways England, the government agency responsible for the country’s motorways, is already committed to placing plug-in charging stations every 20 miles along its major A1 roads. This is part of the government’s Road Investment Strategy, in which the government will spend $17 billion to modernize its transit systems.

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MIT unveils 3D printing with glass breakthrough

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The field of 3D printing is still largely the domain of major companies in need of easier prototyping methods and hobbyists.

But a new breakthrough could vastly expand the technology's applications: 3D printed glass.
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Recettes lotte : toutes les recettes lotte - Cuisine et Vins de France

Recettes lotte : toutes les recettes lotte - Cuisine et Vins de France | Discover Sigalon Valley - Where the Tags are the Topics | Scoop.it
La lotte est un poisson de mer et de rivière très maigre, au même titre que le cabillaud, le colin ou la sole. Elle est riche en minéraux et en vitamines. Elle contient également des omega 3. Ces acides gras polyinsaturés sont connus pour les innombrables bienfaits qu’ils apporteraient, selon quelques études : réduction des risques d’AVC, de certains cancers (dont le cancer de la prostate), de la maladie d’Alzheimer, amélioration de l’humeur, etc. La lotte est donc un aliment de choix, qui peut également s’intégrer dans les menus de régime amincissant.
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The Longshot Electric Car Being Developed By China’s Netflix

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LeTV is developing an electric car to take on Tesla. They’ve hired 600 people—including 200 stationed in the U.S.—to develop the car that they revealed for the first time this week.

And if you’re totally confused, that’s okay.

If you live outside of China, you’ve probably never heard of Letv. But the company is essentially China’s Netflix. It’s the No. 1 streaming service in the country, and much like Netflix, it’s started producing shows, movies, and even sports. But Letv’s billionaire founder and CEO Jia Yueting ambitions far exceed simply ruling digital entertainment. He’s released a television (that they say became China’s top-selling smart TV), a phone (that sold 200,000 units in the first few seconds of release), and in early 2014, he vocally set his sights on Tesla, announcing that Letv will release an electric car of their own. Earlier this year, he even cashed in $1.2 billion of his own shares, then loaned the cash back to Letv, presumably to help fund the project.
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Chinese authorities investigate mass fish death near Tianjin explosion site

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Chinese authorities have denied that the deaths of thousands of fish near the scene of a catastrophic industrial disaster are linked to last week’s chemical explosions in Tianjin which killed at least 114 people.

Photographs showing the surface of the River Hai coated in dead sticklebacks spread on social media sites on Thursday, adding to fears that military clean up teams had failed to prevent chemicals leaking out of the blast site.

However, Xinhua, China’s official news agency, said no toxic levels of cyanide had been found in the river during tests on Thursday afternoon. The fish were found around 6km from the blast site.

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This Is The Only Smartwatch That Matters

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There is no touchscreen or Apple logo. You’ve never heard of the designer. Its icons look straight out of 1992. And in fact, we found it in the Hammacher Schlemmer catalog—yes, that living fossil of technological innovation from a time when plug-in shoe-shiners were all the rage.

It’s the "No Charge Smart Watch." It uses Bluetooth to put email, call, and SMS alerts on your wrist. And whereas existing smartwatches like the Moto 360 can’t make it a day before plugging in (and the Apple Watch’s runtime is still undisclosed but likely similar), the No Charge Smart Watch runs for a year on a standard watch battery....


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The smart watch market is heating up.

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Researchers Now Able To 3D Print Working Blood Vessels | WT VOX

Researchers Now Able To 3D Print Working Blood Vessels | WT VOX | Discover Sigalon Valley - Where the Tags are the Topics | Scoop.it
One of the biggest problems with printing human meat was the creation of blood vessels and ventricles. Making a solid mass of flesh was easy but adding a way to pump blood and other nutrients through the flesh was more difficult. Now researchers at the University of Sydney, Harvard, Stanford and MIT, have solved some of these problems by creating a skeleton of vessels and then growing human cells around them. Once the vessels are stable, they are able to dissolve the 3D printed material.

“Imagine being able to walk into a hospital and have a full organ printed – or bio-printed, as we call it – with all the cells, proteins and blood vessels in the right place, simply by pushing the ‘print’ button in your computer screen,” said Dr. Luiz Bertassoni of the University of Sydney. “While recreating little parts of tissues in the lab is something that we have already been able to do, the possibility of printing three-dimensional tissues with functional blood capillaries in the blink of an eye is a game changer.”

The vessels are then used to move nutrients through bioprinted tissues, allowing for better cell differentiation and growth.

This technique will allow researchers to build “organs” in the lab by growing cells on the network of capillaries. The researchers believe this will eventually lead to true organ regeneration, which sounds amazing.
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