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Aug 1 '14
georgetakei:

Think this photograph is breathtaking? Just wait until you see the entire collection: http://ohmyyy.gt/amPllc

georgetakei:

Think this photograph is breathtaking? Just wait until you see the entire collection: http://ohmyyy.gt/amPllc

Aug 1 '14
wired:


ScratchJr is a new iPad variation of the Scratch programming language, a tool created at MIT to help teach kids to code. The premise for both is the same: instead of text, Scratch uses interlocking colored blocks to mimic the logical structures and functions of a typical grown-up programming language. 

MORE: Finally, a Way to Teach Coding to the Touchscreen Generation

wired:

ScratchJr is a new iPad variation of the Scratch programming language, a tool created at MIT to help teach kids to code. The premise for both is the same: instead of text, Scratch uses interlocking colored blocks to mimic the logical structures and functions of a typical grown-up programming language. 

MOREFinally, a Way to Teach Coding to the Touchscreen Generation

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Aug 1 '14
mothernaturenetwork:

6 ways to motivate yourself (backed by science)If conquering the to-do list just isn’t happening these days, here are some proven ways to kick your procrastination habit.

mothernaturenetwork:

6 ways to motivate yourself (backed by science)
If conquering the to-do list just isn’t happening these days, here are some proven ways to kick your procrastination habit.

Aug 1 '14

futurescope:

The ‘Holographic’ 3D Video Machine is closer than you think

From the creators project:

Recently completed by Chris Helson and Sarah Jackets, two Scotland-based artist who have been honing away on the project for seven years, this innovative 3D video machine will make its debut on July 31, as part of the Alt-W at the Edinburgh Art Festival. Inspired by the famous holographic message sent to Obi-Wan Kenobi from Princess Leia in Star Wars, the 360-degree piece, entitled Help Me Obi, has already won an Alt-w production award from New Media Scotland.

Inspired by scientific concepts that have garnered iconic cultural significance, Helson said the project is not to be confused with a 3D hologram: “We use the term holographic because there is nothing else like it,” said Helson. “The machine creates 360 [-degree] moving video objects apparently floating in space and the viewer is able to walk around the machine and see the video object from any position.”

[read more] [Helson & Jackets] [video & pictures from Helson & Jackets]

Jul 31 '14

doc-avalon:

Deepak Chopra : Why Militant Atheists Are Victims of Superstition Masquerading as Rationality

Jul 31 '14
Jul 31 '14
thegetty:

Art history, statistics, network science, and informatics converge in a new study in Science magazine that maps European cultural history through birth and death dates of notable figures, using data from the Getty Union List of Artist Names.
BONUS! It’s one of the first art history papers ever published in a peer-reviewed science magazine.
Birth to death migration in Europe, according to the Union List of Artist Names, cumulated over all time to CE 2012. Blue dots indicate more births of notable individuals; red dots indicate more deaths. © Maximilian Schich, 2014

thegetty:

Art history, statistics, network science, and informatics converge in a new study in Science magazine that maps European cultural history through birth and death dates of notable figures, using data from the Getty Union List of Artist Names.

BONUS! It’s one of the first art history papers ever published in a peer-reviewed science magazine.

Birth to death migration in Europe, according to the Union List of Artist Names, cumulated over all time to CE 2012. Blue dots indicate more births of notable individuals; red dots indicate more deaths. © Maximilian Schich, 2014

Jul 31 '14

smartercities:

IBM helping China deliver on its ambitious energy and environmental goals

Jul 31 '14
laurajmoss:

Harry Potter fans less likely to be prejudiced, studies sayResearchers found that reading J.K. Rowling’s bestselling series enables young readers to view society from the perspective of a marginalized group.

laurajmoss:

Harry Potter fans less likely to be prejudiced, studies say
Researchers found that reading J.K. Rowling’s bestselling series enables young readers to view society from the perspective of a marginalized group.

Jul 31 '14
guardian:

Stuck in the middle with you: clowns pose during a parade in Guatemala City during the framework of the VI Latin American Clown Congress. (Johan Ordonez/AFP/Getty Images)
• Today’s best photography 

guardian:

Stuck in the middle with you: clowns pose during a parade in Guatemala City during the framework of the VI Latin American Clown Congress. (Johan Ordonez/AFP/Getty Images)

Today’s best photography