Old Masters at the Top of Their Game Essay by LEWIS H. LAPHAM Oct. 23, 2014 The portraits here are of men and women in their 80s and 90s, rich in the rewards of substantial and celebrated careers, and although I know none of them except by name and reputation, I’m asked why their love’s labor is not lost but still to be found. Why do they persist, the old masters? To what end the unceasing effort to discover or create something new? 23 Stunning Quotes for Finding Your True Direction When you are working towards your goals, more times than not, it feels like the world is against you — knocking you down every chance it gets. And you would be right. Obtaining your goals is not easy, it’s not meant to be easy. Why, because through the trail of each failure comes two decisions: 1.
15 Effective Tools for Visual Knowledge Management Since I started my quest a few years ago searching for the ultimate knowledge management tool, I’ve discovered a number of interesting applications that help people efficiently organize information. There certainly is no shortage of solutions for this problem domain. Many tools exist that offer the ability to discover, save, organize, search, and retrieve information. However, I’ve noticed a trend in recent years, and some newer applications are focusing more on the visual representation and relationship of knowledge. U.S. Navy Killing Marine Life With Sonar and Weapons Testing Arjun WaliaActivist Post Not only have whales been showing up dead with dozens of pounds of toxic, plastic waste inside their stomachs, the U.S Navy plans to raise the death toll by conducting underwater testing of explosive weapons and sonar devices. Tests will be and are taking place in the Atlantic and Pacific oceans, including the Gulf of Mexico.
uk.businessinsider Reid Hoffman, LinkedIn's founder and chairman. Steve Jennings/Getty Images If you use LinkedIn, you've undoubtedly received invitations to connect with people you've never met or may never meet in your life. The more you stay on the site and the more you gain prominence in your field, the more requests from strangers you'll get. Edraw Mind Map Professional Clarify Thinking Edraw can easily conceptualize your visualization on computer and organize your work. It helps you pull all ideas and assets together to organize them in logical structure, then to steer clear of irrelevant information and recognize the critical. Finally, you can better evaluate the profit, cost and risk for better decisions. Arouse Interests
Exploiting Bacteria to Produce "Living Materials" A group of researchers at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology have unveiled a system whereby bacterial cells are engineered in such a way that they incorporate specific non-living materials into their biofilms, creating a "living material". Biofilms are generated when bacteria cluster together and stick onto a surface. Often the bacteria will secrete substances that assist in this adherence, such as proteins and carbohydrate polymers (called polysaccharides) which form a slime. Numerous different species of bacteria have been found to form biofilms including E. coli and P. aeruginosa, and often more than one bacterial species is found within a biofilm.
Shoe on Head - Yaksas CSC Imagine the pre-fight scene from a Bollywood movie, where the hero is under the captivity of the villain or the post-fight scene where the villain is exhausted after being beaten mercilessly by the hero. Both have one thing in common, shoe on the head. In the pre-fight sequence it’s the villain’s shoe on the hero’s head whereas in the post-fight sequence it’s the other way round. In those days, it was considered to be the ultimate form of humiliation and character degradation one could suffer. Back in June, 2006, the act of putting shoe on one’s head caught the fancy of the internet, with two major differences.