Living Earth Simulator will simulate the entire world Described as a “knowledge collider,” and now with a pledge of one billion euros from the European Union, the Living Earth Simulator is a new big data and supercomputing project that will attempt to uncover the underlying sociological and psychological laws that underpin human civilization. In the same way that CERN’s Large Hadron Collider smashes together protons to see what happens, the Living Earth Simulator (LES) will gather knowledge from a Planetary Nervous System (PNS — yes, really) to try to predict societal fluctuations such as political unrest, economic bubbles, disease epidemics, and so on. The scale of the LES, when it’s complete, will be huge.
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How I built an electricity producing Solar Panel Several years ago I bought some remote property in Arizona. I am an astronomer and wanted a place to practice my hobby far away from the sky-wrecking light pollution found near cities of any real size. In my attempt to escape city slicker yuppies (you know the kind, the ones that like to blab loudly on their cell phone while they work on some business administration degree in a cyber cafe somewhere in Trendyland.) and their light pollution, I found a great piece of remote property.
Cool tools and new rules More mock- and mash-ups to get some points across here; especially regarding interface, as that's the first and most persistent level of experience. We've brought up some map-based sites previously, but the following few reveal a much richer level of interaction and information, in an interface that starts to feel more like a 'dashboard' panel, ready to guide you in. We don't want to fall off into data saturation and excessive widgetry, but these give some nice views of what's being implemented in related spaces already: shows an advanced interactive mapped dataset on several dimensions of civil also some awesome design and implementation (not public yet--but watch the demo vids!) also gives some interactive animated development statistics chronologies All this is meant to give a foundation for our discussion about 'user experience' (UX) design, which goes hand-in-hand with the interface (UI) development.
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Amazing Metropolis Discovered in Africa is 200,000 years old! By Dan Eden for viewzone. They have always been there. People noticed them before. But no one could remember who made them -- or why? Force Field Analysis (Forcefield Analysis) - Decision-Making Skills Training from MindTools Analyzing the Pressures For and Against Change How to use Force Field Analysis, with James Manktelow & Amy Carlson. Force Field Analysis is a useful decision-making technique. Project Build A Solar Panel: Step by step guide to building a solar panel with complete illustrations Introduction A solar cell's purpose is to generate electricity through the release of electrons from a material that is bombarded by electromagnetic radiation or photons. Most crystalline solar cells are sensitive to visible radiation from 400 - 700 nanometers, which correspond to 3.1 - 1.8 electron volts, of the visible region as shown by ACEPT W3 Group (1999) and also into the near infrared spectrum. As the wavelength of the electromagnetic radiation increases, the amount of electron volts decreases. This means that infrared radiation has less electron volts than the visible spectrum of light (because it has a larger wavelength than visible light) and ultraviolet and gamma radiation has more electron volts than both the visible spectrum of light and infrared radiation (because they have a smaller wavelength than both infrared and visible light).
Arbor Vitae ARBOR VITAE: Towards a Taxonomy of Common Good "Sometimes a tree tells you more than can be read in books." -CarlJung Open your arms, stretch your legs, bridge from solid ground to a broad sky, stay limber, permeate layers of flow--aqueous, ethereal, seasonal, symbiotic. Be a tree, of the magical Platonic specie, neat canopy of human expression in splendid metaphor and manifold mythic imprint. Imagine a sturdy fibrous trunk, our shared heritage and understanding, branching out to leaf and fruit in all manner of aspiration and generosity.
gource - software version control visualization Gource is a software version control visualization tool. See more of Gource in action on the Videos page. Introduction Software projects are displayed by Gource as an animated tree with the root directory of the project at its centre. Salvador Dalí Illustrates Alice in Wonderland, 1969 By Maria Popova UPDATE: The best illustrations from 150 years of Alice in Wonderland Last week, we marveled at Leonard Weisgard’s stunning illustrations for the first color edition of Alice in Wonderland, circa 1949.
Irena Sendler Highlights from personal life Irena Sendler was born as Irena Krzyżanowska on 15 February 1910 in Warsaw to Dr. Stanisław Krzyżanowski, a physician, and his wife, Janina.