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Apr
19th
Sat
2014
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It is not true that people stop pursuing dreams because they grow old, they grow old because they stop pursuing dreams.

Gabriel García Márquez (RIP April 17, 2014)

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prostheticknowledge:

Micro Robots

SRI International have developed incredibly small and fast robots that are capable of following building instructions - video embedded below:

SRI is developing new technology to reliably control thousands of micro-robots for smart manufacturing of macro-scale products in compact, integrated systems.

sriinternational have a Tumblr blog here

(Source: youtube.com)

Apr
12th
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2014
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Apr
7th
Mon
2014
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Mount Wilson, 1929.

Mount Wilson, 1929.

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Life Magazine:
Astronomer Edwin Hubble peers though the eyepiece of the 100-inch Hooker telescope at California’s Mt. Wilson Observatory. Originally published in the November 8, 1937, issue of LIFE
in the first quarter of the 20th century the handsome, self-mythologizing, egotistical and brilliant astronomer Edwin Powell Hubble was world famous for what he discovered while peering through an earlier, land-based telescope: namely, that we are not alone. Or rather, that our galaxy is not alone.
Photograph by Margaret Bourke-White.

Life Magazine:

Astronomer Edwin Hubble peers though the eyepiece of the 100-inch Hooker telescope at California’s Mt. Wilson Observatory. Originally published in the November 8, 1937, issue of LIFE

in the first quarter of the 20th century the handsome, self-mythologizing, egotistical and brilliant astronomer Edwin Powell Hubble was world famous for what he discovered while peering through an earlier, land-based telescope: namely, that we are not alone. Or rather, that our galaxy is not alone.

Photograph by Margaret Bourke-White.

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Apr
1st
Tue
2014
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CIRCUITS   via: Parachutes and PolicyMic

CIRCUITS   via: Parachutes and PolicyMic

(Source: proofmathisbeautiful)

Mar
21st
Fri
2014
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Great interview. Articulate, straightforward & essential exposition of a philosophy I wholeheartedly condone. 

Cory Doctorow: Das Urheberrecht sollte dem kreativen Schaffen aller dienen (mostlysignssomeportents)

Feb
26th
Wed
2014
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We have ended up with more and more mathematicians in the physics departments. Don’t get me wrong, there is nothing wrong with mathematics—it’s the language we use to express the precise relations of physical law. But there is an increasing tendency to mistake the language for the physics itself. Once we lose the conceptual foundations, the whole thing becomes a shell game.
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Rhizome - Prosthetic Knowledge Picks: Code and Economics

The latest in an ongoing series of themed collections of creative projects assembled by Prosthetic Knowledge. This edition takes a look at creative projects and cultural implications that emerge from the meeting of computing culture and economics.

Items include: a device that trades on the stock market based on ‘Lucky Numbers’, a cryptocurrency system that works with facial recognition algorithms, Bitcoin data presented in Minecraft, a documentary about World of Warcraft gold mining, two Net Art exhibitions and more.

You can read the submission at Rhizome here (prostheticknowledge)

Jan
27th
Mon
2014
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Jan
22nd
Wed
2014
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Ruth Gorge - Garrett Grove

Ruth Gorge - Garrett Grove

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Dec
31st
Tue
2013
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In 1969 the median salary for a male worker was $35,567 (in 2012 dollars). Today it is $33,904. So for 44 years, while wages for the top 10 percent have continued to climb, most Americans have been caught in a ”Great Stagnation,” bringing into question the whole purpose of the American capitalist economy. The notion that what benefited the establishment would benefit everyone, had been thoroughly discredited.
Dec
24th
Tue
2013
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Tutulemma Solar Eclipse Analemma
The figure-8 path the Sun follows over the course of a year is called an analemma. Yesterday, the Winter Solstice day in Earth’s northern hemisphere, the Sun appeared at the bottom of the analemma. Analemmas created from different latitudes would appear at least slightly different, as well as analemmas created at a different time each day. With even greater planning and effort, the series can include a total eclipse of the Sun as one of the images. Pictured is such a total solar eclipse analemma or Tutulemma - a term coined by the photographers based on the Turkish word for eclipse. The above composite image sequence was recorded from Turkey starting in 2005. The base image for the sequence is from the total phase of a solar eclipse as viewed from Side, Turkey on 2006 March 29. Venus was also visible during totality, toward the lower right. (electricspacekoolaid)

Tutulemma Solar Eclipse Analemma

The figure-8 path the Sun follows over the course of a year is called an analemma. Yesterday, the Winter Solstice day in Earth’s northern hemisphere, the Sun appeared at the bottom of the analemma. Analemmas created from different latitudes would appear at least slightly different, as well as analemmas created at a different time each day. With even greater planning and effort, the series can include a total eclipse of the Sun as one of the images. Pictured is such a total solar eclipse analemma or Tutulemma - a term coined by the photographers based on the Turkish word for eclipse. The above composite image sequence was recorded from Turkey starting in 2005. The base image for the sequence is from the total phase of a solar eclipse as viewed from Side, Turkey on 2006 March 29. Venus was also visible during totality, toward the lower right. (electricspacekoolaid)

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Nov
18th
Mon
2013
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Nov
12th
Tue
2013
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