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Another super-slick global financial analysis firm has just tallied how much net worth is sloshing around in the pockets of the world’s most spectacularly wealthy. The Global Super-Rich Stash: Now $25 Trillion
It’s sponsor week at the Media Lab, the semi-annual “open house” where Media Lab students and researchers share their work with the foundation and corporate folks who pay for it. It’s Joi Ito’s first sponsor week as director of the lab, and there’s an emphasis on making this week more open and visible to the outside world. Our sponsors are now “members”, and our hope is to be sharing the new research happening here at the Lab with the members and with the wider world. César Hidalgo on personbytes and knowledge networks
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SAN DIEGO — Mexico ships televisions, cars, sugar and medical equipment to the United States. Soon, it may be sending water north. Western states are looking south of the border for water to fill drinking glasses, flush toilets and sprinkle lawns, as four major U.S. water districts help plan one of two huge desalination plant proposals in Playas de Rosarito, about 15 miles south of San Diego. Mexico's newest export to US: Water - US news - Environment - msnbc.com#.TpqnEmBpLKs
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DIY Biotech: BioCurious Officially Opens Its Hackerspace BioCurious , a hackerspace for biology and biotech, announced its official opening today in a blog post with an absolutely wonderful headline : "the next big thing to come out of a Silicon Valley garage."
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SEE programming includes one of Stanford’s most popular engineering sequences: the three-course Introduction to Computer Science taken by the majority of Stanford undergraduates, and seven more advanced courses in artificial intelligence and electrical engineering. Introduction to Computer Science Artificial Intelligence Linear Systems and Optimization Additional School of Engineering Courses To learn about taking engineering courses online for Stanford graduate credit, please visit the Stanford Center for Professional Development .
Summary of a talk by Indian economist Shakti Maira : “There are many reasons to be excited about India at the moment, but its extension of the ’same old resource intensive and consumption addicted’ model of growth is not one of them. India remains wedded to the Washington Consensus and the aspirations Galbraith identified in The Affluent Society (1958) ‘more elegant cars, more exotic food, more erotic clothing, more elaborate entertainment’. Ending the Beauty Deficit Disorder of Neoclassical Economics
In the first part of this article in Shareable, Nikos Salingaros and Michael Mehaffy analyze what is wrong, epistemologically and culturally, with the current urbanistic and architectural practices that often create ‘bio-pathic’ living spaces. For a return to a humanist, peer to peer, bio-architecture and urbanism
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