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Stephen Wolfram: Computing a theory of everything

Uploaded on Apr 27, 2010

http://www.ted.com Stephen Wolfram, creator of Mathematica, talks about his quest to make all knowledge computational -- able to be searched, processed and manipulated. His new search engine, Wolfram Alpha, has no lesser goal than to model and explain the physics underlying the universe.

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Sigalon - The Swedish Content Curating Frog - In the Computer Business since 1962 - Love IT !

Sigalon - The Swedish Content Curating Frog  -  In the Computer Business since 1962 - Love IT ! | Discover Sigalon Valley - Where the Tags are the Topics | Scoop.it

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How to Live: Philosophy

How to Live: Philosophy | Discover Sigalon Valley - Where the Tags are the Topics | Scoop.it
The profound teachings of the great philosophers lie at the center of this playlist How to Live: Philosophy. Each segment of the film explores the unique perspectives of legendary thinkers, including those expelled by Plato, Aristotle and Nietzsche. The insights provided by these towering figures remain relevant to our lives even today, and continue to challenge and inform our views on love, greed, conflict, spirituality and the art of being human.

Take the example set forth by Jean-Paul Sartre, one of the most influential and prolific sermonizers of the existentialist movement. Through his novels and essays, Sartre articulated a world view that challenged the status quo and our widely accepted perceptions of reality. He recognized the absurdity in patterns and practices most others held as normal and logic-based. With a great disdain for capitalism and the sheepish obedience it inspired, Sartre urged each human being to open their eyes to the possibilities of freedom by unleashing themselves from the shackles of greed.

Three hundred years prior to the emergence of Jean-Paul Sartre, Francois de La Rochefoucauld adopted a decidedly less enthusiastic view on the possibilities of human kindness and possibility. "If one were to judge of love according to the greatest part of the effects it produces," La Rochefoucauld wrote, "it might very justly pass for hatred rather than kindness." La Rochefoucauld's life was largely defined by misfortunes in the form of exile, poverty, and crippling romantic hardship. The sum total of these experiences found voice through his masterful employment of aphorisms, a series of brief, succinct sentences designed to illustrate complex ideas with minimal text and maximum clarity. In its purest form, this approach can still be found today, particularly on social media platforms like Twitter.

In a matter of minutes, each segment of How to Live: Philosophy clearly and cleverly encapsulates the ideologies of these and many other great philosophers, including Ludwig Wittgenstein, Heidegger, Epicurus, the Stoics and Augustine. Their perspectives run the gamut of human emotion and experience, and they speak to truths we all continue to grapple with in our everyday existence. But perhaps most importantly, the lessons they imparted provide us with a quantity which is sorely lacking in our modern society: enlightenment.

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She cut into an onion and poured vinegar on it, what came out of the oven was totally unexpected

She cut into an onion and poured vinegar on it, what came out of the oven was totally unexpected | Discover Sigalon Valley - Where the Tags are the Topics | Scoop.it
It's as delicious as it is pretty.
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EVENTS

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  Worldwide Online Event: www.facebook.com/events/753961208032987    If you are an organizer and need to change [...]
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Inhabitots | Your guide to green parenting, eco baby & green kids

Inhabitots | Your guide to green parenting, eco baby & green kids | Discover Sigalon Valley - Where the Tags are the Topics | Scoop.it
Inhabitots is a green parenting blog, featuring smart, modern, eco design for babies, kids, parents and families
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Five Top Venture Capitalists Name The Top 10 Tech Trends Of The Next 5 Years

Five Top Venture Capitalists Name The Top 10 Tech Trends Of The Next 5 Years | Discover Sigalon Valley - Where the Tags are the Topics | Scoop.it
Get ready for the Skynet economy, the death of the car, and the re-emergence of women in tech.

Those are three of the top 10 trends coming in technology in the next few years, according to several top venture capitalists. They made their predictions Thursday night at a local Silicon Valley institution, the 17th annual top 10 tech trends dinner held in San Jose by the Churchill Club, which hosts forums with tech’s top executives, financiers, entrepreneurs, and thinkers. The criteria for the trends are that they must not be obvious (a rule frequently broken) and will be big in five years (also often broken).
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What do you really get for a $7,000 Tesla Powerwall home battery?

What do you really get for a $7,000 Tesla Powerwall home battery? | Discover Sigalon Valley - Where the Tags are the Topics | Scoop.it
Elon Musk, the star CEO of the electric car company Tesla Motors and the rocket company SpaceX, staged an elaborate event last month to unveil a new product. Not a sleek new luxury car. Not a rocket that can ferry people to Mars. A home appliance – a battery – that can be mounted on a garage wall and ignored.

The reason for all the excitement is because of what batteries like these might someday do. They may make the electric power grid more robust and able to handle increasing amounts of wind and solar power. In conjunction with rooftop solar systems, batteries may help homeowners reduce their electric bills. And some homeowners, like Mike Thielen – who installed a Tesla battery prototype last year in his Redondo Beach, CA, home as part of a state home storage testing program – would like to use them to say goodbye to their electric utility forever.

"I think it's brilliant," Thielen said of Tesla's home battery. "I would consider upgrading to a more powerful home battery if they could figure out a way to get me totally off the grid."
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Miles Davis/John Coltrane - Konserthuset Stockholm (1960 FULL CONCERT) - YouTube

From March 2, 1960. Incredible jazz legends. Enjoy.

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Charice & Celine Dion Duet - The Whole Story - YouTube

Uploaded on 7 Jul 2011
On her Taking Chances Tour, Celine Dion invited Charice to sing a duet with her at Madison Square Garden on September 15, 2008. They sang "Because You Loved Me" to a sold out crown of 18,000 dedicated to Charice's mom. Before her last song, Celine introduced Charice and tried to calm the nervous Charice in a 7 minute monologue.
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David Letterman: Top 10 memorable moments

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From a heartfelt monologue after 9/11 to bizarre celebrity interviews, CBC News offers a look at some of the more memorable moments from David Letterman's time as host of the Late Show.
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Try the TIDAL Web Player

Try the TIDAL Web Player | Discover Sigalon Valley - Where the Tags are the Topics | Scoop.it
You can try TIDAL directly in your web browser. Enjoy over 25 million songs in High Fidelity sound quality, High Definition music videos and expertly Curated Editorial. For lossless playback we recommend using Google Chrome.

 

What is TIDAL?

TIDAL is an advertisement-free, lossless, CD-quality music and music video streaming service with extensive curated editorial expertise. TIDAL gives you access to more than 25 million songs and 75,000 music videos.

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Driverless car technology just got a huge boost

Driverless car technology just got a huge boost | Discover Sigalon Valley - Where the Tags are the Topics | Scoop.it
In a limited sense, cars have been "driverless" for a long time — ever used cruise control? — but they are about to become far more capable, and soon, revolutionizing the way people get around.

Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx promised last week that the federal government will smooth the rollout of driverless vehicle technologies, removing unnecessary regulatory roadblocks and delays.

But realizing the benefits of driverless technology will require more than smart regulation; companies and the government will have to convince the public that driverless cars are safe.

The possibilities are tantalizing. "Connected, automated vehicles that can sense the environment around them and communicate with other vehicles and with infrastructure have the potential to revolutionize road safety and save thousands of lives," Mr. Foxx declared last week.
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Ocumetics Bionic Lens could give you vision 3x better than 20/20

Ocumetics Bionic Lens could give you vision 3x better than 20/20 | Discover Sigalon Valley - Where the Tags are the Topics | Scoop.it

Imagine being able to see three times better than 20/20 vision without wearing glasses or contacts — even at age 100 or more — with the help of bionic lenses implanted in your eyes.

Dr. Garth Webb, an optometrist in British Columbia who invented the Ocumetics Bionic Lens, says patients would have perfect vision and that driving glasses, progressive lenses and contact lenses would become a dim memory as the eye-care industry is transformed.

 

Webb says people who have the specialized lenses surgically inserted would never get cataracts because their natural lenses, which decay over time, would have been replaced.

Perfect eyesight would result "no matter how crummy your eyes are," Webb says, adding the Bionic Lens would be an option for someone who depends on corrective lenses and is over about age 25, when the eye structures are fully developed.

"This is vision enhancement that the world has never seen before," he says, showing a Bionic Lens, which looks like a tiny button.

"If you can just barely see the clock at 10 feet, when you get the Bionic Lens you can see the clock at 30 feet away," says Webb, demonstrating how a custom-made lens that folded like a taco in a saline-filled syringe would be placed in an eye, where it would unravel itself within 10 seconds.

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These new "Arched Cabins" look ordinary on the outside, but they are awesome on the inside

These new "Arched Cabins" look ordinary on the outside, but they are awesome on the inside | Discover Sigalon Valley - Where the Tags are the Topics | Scoop.it
Arched Cabins are a new type of home being developed out of the Houston, TX area. Most of the parts are pre-manufactured so the homes can be constructed in as little as a week or two.

From the people at Arched Cabins:

Since the interiors can be personalized for many different uses, they can be fully insulated and built out with lofts and finished interiors to be the home of your dreams, or they can be minimally insulated and finished with basic end caps to be used for an animal shelter or garage. The beauty of an Arched Cabin is in part due to our very fast build times, and that each one is an empty canvas waiting on you to finish to suit your personality and needs!

It is an interesting new concept in home construction.
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This cool technology will blow you away. Wait till you see what this thing can do!

This cool technology will blow you away. Wait till you see what this thing can do! | Discover Sigalon Valley - Where the Tags are the Topics | Scoop.it
Not everything has to be pretty, just ingenious.

This concrete structure can be used in so many ways, natural disasters, shelter, military. The options are endless!

The technology allows people to erect a permanent concrete structure that is flexible enough to turn into any shape. It only takes 24 hours and some water for this thing to turn into a concrete building.
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See Barbra Streisand's Wildly-Patterned 1974 House

See Barbra Streisand's Wildly-Patterned 1974 House | Discover Sigalon Valley - Where the Tags are the Topics | Scoop.it
These vintage House Beautiful photos give a peek into the icon's past — and her "junk room."
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The 'connected car' is creating a massive new business opportunity for auto, tech, and telecom companies

The 'connected car' is creating a massive new business opportunity for auto, tech, and telecom companies | Discover Sigalon Valley - Where the Tags are the Topics | Scoop.it
Self-driving cars generate a lot of headlines. But there's already a new kind of car on the road that's completely changing the vehicle market.

The connected car is equipped with internet connections and software that allow people to stream music, look up movie times, be alerted of traffic and weather conditions, and even power driving-assistance services such as self-parking.

By 2020, BI Intelligence estimates that 75% of cars shipped globally will be built with the necessary hardware to connect to the internet.  
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The World's Most Relaxing Film - YouTube

The World's Most Relaxing Film will make you relax in just 7-minutes. It has been recorded based on the advice of experts from the fields of stress, mindfulness, nature therapy, medicine and music therapy. The film was recorded on the West Coast of Zealand (Sjællands Vestkyst), in Denmark. Watch the 2-minute story behind the film here: http://vestky.st/casefilm
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Absolutely Southern French Food and Etiquette

Absolutely Southern French Food and Etiquette | Discover Sigalon Valley - Where the Tags are the Topics | Scoop.it
“Absolutely Southern French Food and Etiquette” is a new feature of the Barefoot Blogger designed especially for expats living in France; persons traveling to France; and for anyone who is just curious about “all things French”.
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Checking out the Volvo XC90 Twin Engine Plug-In Hybrid SUV

Checking out the Volvo XC90 Twin Engine Plug-In Hybrid SUV | Discover Sigalon Valley - Where the Tags are the Topics | Scoop.it
As I reported last year, (Chinese-owned) Swedish automaker Volvo is in the risky yet ultimately rewarding process of transitioning virtually everything it builds to high-efficiency "Drive-E" engine power. This all-new, all-aluminum, all-turbocharged Volvo Engine Architecture (VEA) family will eventually include four each 2.0-liter gas and diesel I-4s and a 1.5-liter I-3, all sharing the same 0.5-liter cylinder displacement and multiple common components.

The US 2.0-liter gasoline turbo four delivers 240 horsepower, and a same-size turbocharged and supercharged ("double-charged") version pumps out 302 hefty horses. Because they are replacing Volvo's venerable T6 and T5 turbo I-5 and I-6 engines, the models they power will continue to be labeled T6s and T5s – based on output, not cylinder count.

"We have created smaller, more intelligent engines with power curves that give exciting drivability compared with engines with more cylinders, yet deliver the fuel economy of only four cylinders," said former Volvo powertrain engineering vice president and senior advisor Derek Crabb for last year's column on Drive-E. "In addition, by adding electrification such as plug-in hybrid technology, we will reach power figures in V8 territory. Hybrids are definitely going to be a dominant part of the top end of our range."
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Barney Wilen

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Watch videos & listen free to Barney Wilen: Zombizar, No Problem (feat. Lee Morgan) & more, plus 9 pictures. Barney Wilen (March 4, 1937 – May 25, 1996) was a French tenor and soprano saxophonist and jazz composer. Wilen was born in Nice; his father was an American dentist turned inventor, and his mother was French. He began performing in clubs in Nice after being encouraged by Blaise Cendrars who was a friend of his mother. His career was boosted in 1957 when he worked with Miles Davis on the soundtrack Ascenseur pour l’Échafaud. In 1959, Wilen wrote his two soundtracks Un Témoin Dans la Ville and Jazz sur scène with Kenny Clarke. He wrote a soundtrack for Roger Vadim’s film Les Liaisons Dangeureuse two years later, working with Thelonious Monk. Discover more music, concerts, videos, and pictures with the largest catalogue online at Last.fm.
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Spotify Adds Video to Music Service

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Music-streaming service Spotify AB said Wednesday it will expand its ambitions in entertainment by offering video programming and podcasts, a strategy meant to tap into fast-growing areas of digital media.

The closely-held company said its online video content will include news and clips from outlets like ABC, BBC, ESPN, NBC, Comedy Central, Maker Studios and Vice Media.

In addition, Spotify said it is also introducing original content, such as “A Full English,” a show that will feature artists and other personalities who search for common ground over breakfast.
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Bride of Frankenfood: Hillary Clinton pushes GMO agenda... hires Monsanto lobbyist... takes huge dollars from Monsanto

Bride of Frankenfood: Hillary Clinton pushes GMO agenda... hires Monsanto lobbyist... takes huge dollars from Monsanto | Discover Sigalon Valley - Where the Tags are the Topics | Scoop.it
(NaturalNews) Democrats who had been programmed to blindly vote for Hillary Clinton are picking their jaws up off the floor after learning the truth about Hillary's ties to Monsanto. The ties run so deep that she's now being dubbed the "Bride of Frankenfood." (Tweet this story)

Shockingly, Hillary Clinton's ties to Monsanto are new information to her liberal support base. It drives home the important point that nearly everyone supporting Hillary Clinton has no idea who she really is, as evidenced by this stunning new video from Mark Dice and Luke Rudkowski.
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Best Crab Cakes Ever

Best Crab Cakes Ever | Discover Sigalon Valley - Where the Tags are the Topics | Scoop.it
If there's one thing American chefs do better than the French it's crab cakes
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