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McMansion. Noisli - background noise and color generator for working and relaxing. Reveil : les 24 heures de l’aurore. The dubious science of beards. History, Travel, Arts, Science, People, Places. 900 Years of Tree Diagrams, the Most Important Data Viz Tool in History. Scientists identify a total of 21 human emotions. Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy. NASA-funded study: industrial civilisation headed for 'irreversible collapse'? A new study partly-sponsored by Nasa's Goddard Space Flight Center has highlighted the prospect that global industrial civilisation could collapse in coming decades due to unsustainable resource exploitation and increasingly unequal wealth distribution.

NASA-funded study: industrial civilisation headed for 'irreversible collapse'?

Noting that warnings of 'collapse' are often seen to be fringe or controversial, the study attempts to make sense of compelling historical data showing that "the process of rise-and-collapse is actually a recurrent cycle found throughout history. " Cases of severe civilisational disruption due to "precipitous collapse - often lasting centuries - have been quite common.

" The independent research project is based on a new cross-disciplinary 'Human And Nature DYnamical' (HANDY) model, led by applied mathematician Safa Motesharrei of the US National Science Foundation-supported National Socio-Environmental Synthesis Center, in association with a team of natural and social scientists. Yves Morieux: As work gets more complex, 6 rules to simplify.

Map of the Internet 1.0. by JaySimons on deviantART. Raffi Khatchadourian: Can an Audacious Plan to Create a New Energy Resource Help Save the Planet? Échecologie en design au FailCampMTL 2014. BEC Homepage. The World's Top 10 Most Innovative Companies in the Internet of Things. 1.

The World's Top 10 Most Innovative Companies in the Internet of Things

Nest (Google) For solving yet another pain point in building the smart home. Yann Dall'Aglio: L'amour. The Vintage Pens Website. Parker51. Mobile. R2D2 Translator. Paul’s Powerpoint to the Corinthians. Co. Oldskool Japanese Music Thread (1920's-1980's) To Successfully Launch A Product, You Have To Tell A Compelling Story. “The art of narration and dramatic presentation, together with a keen sense of the oral epic style, became a characteristic quality of the Russian people.”

To Successfully Launch A Product, You Have To Tell A Compelling Story

—Vladimir Propp, Morphology of the Folktale At the end of a week filled with product launches and press conferences, it’s hard not to compare those marketing events. Without even talking about the products, some were much more compelling than others. And it all comes down to the story that you tell, as a company. Failing at that task will greatly endanger your product. Over the past few days, I had the chance to watch and write about iPad mini‘s keynote, attend Samsung’s Galaxy Note II launch event in New York, and go to Microsoft’s Windows 8 conference (and its secret Surface conference).

FaceSubstitute Is The Coolest (And Creepiest) Thing You’ll See This Week. Ready for your semi-regular reminder that technology is freakin’ amazing?

FaceSubstitute Is The Coolest (And Creepiest) Thing You’ll See This Week

FaceSubstitute is a tech demo that lets you use your webcam to try on someone else’s face (god, that was a weird sentence to type), and it’s just as creepy/awesome as it sounds. Want to be Walter White? Sure! Want to be a terrfying pseudo-Kardashian? Okay! Les États-Unis, deuxième pays le plus inégalitaire. Photo: Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images Le président américain Barack Obama exagère-t-il quand il dénonce le fossé qui se creuse dans son pays entre les riches et les pauvres ?

Les États-Unis, deuxième pays le plus inégalitaire

Store Cameras Can Tell If Shoppers Are Pissed Off Or Happy. How Are You Feeling? This App Tells You. Face-tracking technology allows computers to read facial expressions.

How Are You Feeling? This App Tells You

In case you want to know about your mood. If you've ever been confused about how you're feeling, and it happened to be the 1970s, you could always count on the mood ring. The jewelry fad claimed to read wearers' levels of anxiety or ebullience by measuring body temperature. Buscar - 15 Nerd-tastic Robots from CES 2014. Ozobot Is a Smart Robot That Plays Games With You. LAS VEGAS — Ozobot, a game-playing robot, wants you to get physical with digital games — and it could be on to something.

Ozobot Is a Smart Robot That Plays Games With You

According to a recent study by the Entertainment Software Association, more than half (58%) of all Americans play video games, which may lead some to believe that fewer people are playing physical board games. On the other hand, the same study says 34% of online gamers play puzzles, board games, game shows, trivia and card games, which suggests many still yearn for some old-school gaming. This Wearable Gadget Zaps You to Stand Taller. LAS VEGAS — Lumo BodyTech announced during the 2014 International CES show a small gadget that nudges you to stand up straight.

This Wearable Gadget Zaps You to Stand Taller

The Toxic Lady. At 8:15 PM local time on February 19, 1994, paramedics brought 31 year-old Gloria Ramirez to the emergency room at Riverside General Hospital in California, pictured below.

The Toxic Lady

While the medical professionals who worked on Ramirez did what they could to keep her alive, they were ultimately unsuccessful, and 45 minutes later, Ramirez, suffering from late stage cervical cancer, died. Connected Underwear Will Turn You On. LAS VEGAS — Ladies, your lacy underwear is about to get a whole lot smarter.

Connected Underwear Will Turn You On

Connected sex toy company OhMiBod announced at the 2014 International CES show in Las Vegas on Monday panties that can be controlled by a partner. How to Make Awesome Frozen Soap Bubbles Without Having to Brave the Cold. How Netflix Reverse Engineered Hollywood. If you use Netflix, you've probably wondered about the specific genres that it suggests to you. BI V2.0: The self-replicating 3D printer. 3D printing promises that one day we may be able to print out goods in our own homes rather than popping down to the shops or ordering widgets online.

But what happens when the printers are able to print themselves? Boots Industries’ BI V2.0 takes a step down that road with a design aimed at self-replication. Currently the subject of a Kickstarter campaign, the open-source printer is capable of printing its own core components. View all. VIDEO: What Happens When 500 People Trace the Same Line? Pupil reflections in photographs could help investigators solve crimes. AWarb : Snow Crystal Morphology Diagram... Two Years After She Passed Away, A Woman Gives Her Family An Unforgettable Christmas. 20 Lessons Millennials Should Learn by Age 25. Our early 20′s are tough. Logiciels à dépoussiérer « Korben Korben. The 28 Most Satisfying Things That Have Ever Happened. The Internet Can Now Guess What Your Penis Boobs Anus Or Vagina Looks Like Based On Your Name. Spectrogram shows dialup modem handshake sounds. 27 Genius New Products You Had No Idea Existed. Motion Timelapse 2013 Showreel. Futuristic water-recycling shower cuts bills by over $1,000.

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A new study shows just exactly how these advances have changed how couples fall in love — and how fast. This Is How Cats See the World - Wired Science. The blurriness at the edge of the photos represents the area of peripheral vision in humans (20 degrees, top) and cats (30 degrees, bottom). How a Radical New Teaching Method Could Unleash a Generation of Geniuses. You can read a version of this story in Spanish here. Pueden leer una versión de esta historia en español aquí. Mystery Tome. The image above – click here for a larger version – is from a book called the Voynich Manuscript. Nearly everything about the book is a mystery. We Watched the Ghosts of Google Street View Come to Life. Crickets audio recording slowed way down by acornavi.