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How Parallel Universes Actually Work, Scientifically. Aubrey de Grey: A roadmap to end aging. Meet the 14th Century African king who was richest man in the world of all time (adjusted for inflation!) By Olivia Fleming Published: 19:21 GMT, 15 October 2012 | Updated: 09:59 GMT, 16 October 2012 An obscure king who ruled West Africa in the 14th century has been named the richest person in history in a new inflation-adjusted list of the world's 25 wealthiest people of all time.

Meet the 14th Century African king who was richest man in the world of all time (adjusted for inflation!)

Spanning 1,000 years and with a combined fortune of $4.317trillion, only three of the list's 25 are alive today; none of them are women and 14 of them are American. Using the annual 2199.6per cent rate of inflation, where $100million in 1913 is equal to $2.299.63billion in 2012, Celebrity Net Worth's list includes familiar names like Bill Gates and Warren Buffett; but sitting at number one is Mansa Musa I of Mali.

Centuries apart: Mansa Musa I (left) was a 12th century African King, and the richest person to ever live worth $400 billion; Bill Gates (right) ranks 12th with a inflation adjusted $136 billion fortune at his peak in 1999 Meanwhile John D. John D. John D. A.T. JAM with Chrome. המהפכה התעשייתית הבאה תהיה תוצרת בית - מגזין TheMarker. Future Society & Enviroment. Web Lab. France 5 Rebrand. Sir Ken Robinson: Do schools kill creativity?

Five Key TED Talks. In 1833, Ralph Waldo Emerson, a New England pastor who’d recently given up the ministry, delivered his first public lecture in America.

Five Key TED Talks

The talk was held in Boston, and its nebulous-sounding subject (“The Uses of Natural History,” a title that conceals its greatness well) helped lay the groundwork for the nineteenth-century philosophy of transcendentalism. It also changed Emerson’s life. In a world that regarded higher thought largely as a staid pursuit, Emerson was a vivid, entertaining speaker—he lived for laughter or spontaneous applause—and his talk that day marked the beginning of a long career behind the podium. Over the next year, he delivered seven talks, Robert D. Richardson, Jr., tells us in his 1996 biography, “Emerson: The Mind on Fire.”

Whether Emerson has a modern heir remains an open question, but, more than a century after his death, the speaking trade he enjoyed continues to thrive. Why? 1. 2. TED has always enjoyed a strong connection with Silicon Valley. 3. 4. 5. Where the Hell is Matt? 2012. How tech has helped me be a better dad. It’s Father’s Day weekend, and many fellow dads out there may be looking for a good excuse to go out and buy some new gadgets.

How tech has helped me be a better dad

A new mobile phone maybe, a better camera or even a tablet. Go ahead, I say. Because tech, when used right, can help you to be a better dad. My first daughter was born five years ago this month, and while there might be downsides to being an always connected father – I’m the first one to admit that checking email at the playground is a bad habit, but also that I do it nonetheless – there are also plenty of examples for technology saving the day, and memories for years to come.

Here are some of the apps, tools and tricks that have helped me to be a better dad: Is it time to freak out yet? Timing those contractions. Skype is for grandma. One of the many things my daughter wanted me to buy her. Let’s take a photo of it. Cloud to the rescue. The things my daughter does at preschool… sent to me via Posterous.

Stay connected. Liked this story? Home - Mars One. Adam Westbrook: Want to be a Digital Storyteller? Just do it. Do you want to tell digital stories that touch people?

Adam Westbrook: Want to be a Digital Storyteller? Just do it

As a journalist, in marketing or education, or as a personal publishing project? I know that many people do, and that’s why I got quite excited about a beautiful digital book that I came across last week, Inside the Story. In it, 24 master digital storytellers share one piece of advice each, and the result is a thought-provoking and inspiring reference for all digital storytellers. Not only that, all proceeds of the book go to Kiva, which empowers people around the world with micro loans.

You can only buy it until Thursday May 24 (GBP 3.50) so act now to get your copy! The whole thing was the idea of Adam Westbrook, a freelance multimedia producer who creates digital stories for commercial and non-profit organisations, and is also a lecturer and blogger based in London. Adam sent hundreds of emails over a period of months getting the best film-makers, journalists and designers to contribute.

The key word is authenticity. Google Art Project. Interactive - Bear 71. 9/11 Memorial Timeline. The Painting Fool. Google Begins Testing Its Augmented-Reality Glasses. Proust.com - Share your story. Preserve family history. Get to know the ones you love. - Proust.com. The Best Tools for Visualization.

Visualization is a technique to graphically represent sets of data.

The Best Tools for Visualization

When data is large or abstract, visualization can help make the data easier to read or understand. There are visualization tools for search, music, networks, online communities, and almost anything else you can think of. Whether you want a desktop application or a web-based tool, there are many specific tools are available on the web that let you visualize all kinds of data. Here are some of the best: Visualize Social Networks Last.Forward: Thanks to Last.fm's new widget gallery, you can now explore a wide selection of extras to extend your Last.fm experience. Last Forward Friends Sociomap: Friends Sociomap is another Last.fm tools that generates a map of the music compatibility between you and your Last.fm friends.

Fidg't: Fidg't is a desktop application that gives you a way to view your networks tagging habits. Fidg't The Digg Tools: One more: Digg Radar. YouTube: Visualize Music Musicovery Last.fm music visual tools: Amazon. In Pictures: Top 15 augmented reality apps for iPhone and iPad - Slideshow. איך החיידקים שולטים בנו. Adobe Museum of Digital Media. Catharsis. CNN ECOSPHERE.