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Month: June, 2012

✌ The “Winner-Take-All” Effect In Longevity

✌ The “Winner-Take-All” Effect In Longevity:

Nassim Taleb elaborates on the Copernican Principle, a concept first introduced on Farnam Street in How To Predict Everything. For the perishable, every additional day in its life translates into a…

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✌ Technology – Rebecca J. Rosen – The Future of the Map Isn’t a Map at All—It’s Information – The Atlantic

✌ Technology – Rebecca J. Rosen – The Future of the Map Isn’t a Map at All—It’s Information – The Atlantic:

Google’s vision for geospatial information: “We don’t want a monoculture where there is just one map of the world. There never has been; there never will be.” Google Maps can be beautiful,…

✌ In the labs: Batteries that spray on and can grow — Cleantech News and Analysis

✌ In the labs: Batteries that spray on and can grow — Cleantech News and Analysis:

Battery breakthroughs are harder to deliver than a number one pop single, but we still want to chronicle some of the bleeding edge research that could one day be promising. Here’s two projects…

✌ One One-Hundredth of a Second Faster: Building Better Olympic Athletes | Playbook | Wired.com

✌ One One-Hundredth of a Second Faster: Building Better Olympic Athletes | Playbook | Wired.com

✌ Predicting The Future

✌ Predicting The Future:

Some things are easier to predict than others. Physics and engineering problems lend themselves to success in predicting future outcomes. In these types of problems, we know the variables and…

✌ ” Extended Senses & Invisible Fences » URBEINGRECORDED

✌ ” Extended Senses & Invisible Fences » URBEINGRECORDED:

Posted: June 27th, 2012 | Author: chris arkenberg | Filed under: ape dynamics, augmented, interface, patterns, smart objects,

✌ Cardboard tomatoes: Not like they used to be | The Economist

✌ Cardboard tomatoes: Not like they used to be | The Economist:

WOULD you rather have tomatoes that look good, or taste good? Most people, no doubt, would swear that they prefer taste to looks when it comes to buying fruit and vegetables. But that is not how they…

✌ Obamacare and the Supreme Court: John Roberts’s art of war | The Economist

✌ Obamacare and the Supreme Court: John Roberts’s art of war | The Economist:

AS PETER SUDERMAN of Reason put it, “Some coup”. The individual mandate passes constitutional muster after all. Crisis of legitimacy averted! Akhil Reed Amar’s life has not been a fraud!However,…

✌ How Complexity Science Could Help Fix Health Care | Wired Science | Wired.com

✌ How Complexity Science Could Help Fix Health Care | Wired Science | Wired.com

✌ Arup | Thoughts | Is IP patently necessary for construction?

✌ Arup | Thoughts | Is IP patently necessary for construction?:

The great intellectual property (IP) debate has been stoked up recently by discussion of issues such as ‘open source’ technology, and also here on Thoughts recently with the slice of…