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✌ Amazing Structure: A Conversation With Ursula Franklin

✌ Amazing Structure: A Conversation With Ursula Franklin:

Citizen, scientist, feminist

✌ In Japan, train station allotments let commuters garden on the move

✌ In Japan, train station allotments let commuters garden on the move:

The Soradofarm scheme is placing allotments on top of train stations, to allow commuters to more seamlessly fit growing their own vegetables into their busy lifestyles.

✌ How to create selective holes in graphene – MIT News Office

✌ How to create selective holes in graphene – MIT News Office:

New technique developed at MIT produces highly selective filter materials, could lead to more efficient desalination.

✌ Silicon Valley’s circus of innovation – Venkatesh Rao – Aeon

✌ Silicon Valley’s circus of innovation – Venkatesh Rao – Aeon:

Like the world fairs of old, Silicon Valley runs on booms, busts, and showboating impresarios – and that’s a good thing

✌ Raffi Khatchadourian: Can an Audacious Plan to Create a New Energy Resource Help Save the Planet?

✌ Raffi Khatchadourian: Can an Audacious Plan to Create a New Energy Resource Help Save the Planet?:

No one knows ITER’s true cost, which may be incalculable, but estimates have been rising steadily, and a conservative figure rests at twenty billion dollars, a sum which makes ITER the most expensive scientific instrument on Earth. But if it is truly possible to bottle up a star, and to do so economically, the technology could solve the world’s energy problems for the next thirty million years, and help save the planet from environmental catastrophe. Thirty-five countries, representing more than half the world’s population, are invested in the project, which is so complex to finance that it requires its own currency: the ITER Unit of Account.

✌ Truth from the Top by Simon Johnson

✌ Truth from the Top by Simon Johnson:

It is unusual for a senior government official to produce a short, clear analytical paper. It is even rarer when the official’s argument both cuts to the core of the issue and amounts to a devastating critique of the existing order.

✌ One-Percent Jokes and Plutocrats in Drag: What I Saw When I Crashed a Wall Street Secret Society

✌ One-Percent Jokes and Plutocrats in Drag: What I Saw When I Crashed a Wall Street Secret Society:

Inside the exclusive annual dinner of Kappa Beta Phi.

✌ The Unique Merger That Made You (and Ewe, and Yew) – Issue 10: Mergers & Acquisitions – Nautilus

✌ The Unique Merger That Made You (and Ewe, and Yew) – Issue 10: Mergers & Acquisitions – Nautilus:

At first glance, a tree could not be more different from the caterpillars that eat its leaves, the mushrooms sprouting from its bark,…

✌ In a distributed world cache is king. Why routers are becoming the new server.

✌ In a distributed world cache is king. Why routers are becoming the new server.:

That devices will communicate with the cloud is the default setting for most thinking on architecting a connected world. But that’s not the only way it could play out.

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