• Edge.org

    Posted by communispace 24.3.2015
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    Edge.org

    John Brockman is a literary agent who in 1995 wrote the book “The Third Culture”; the book was inspired by a famous lecture by the author and scientist C.P. Snow which was part of the 1959 celebrated series of “Rede Lectures” in the University of Oxford. The book covered the work of various eminent scientists who communicated their novel -and sometimes provocative- ideas directly to the public. Edge.org is an extension of that book, a place where bold opinions from a wide scientific spectrum are being discussed.

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  • Science for Kids

    Posted by communispace 16.3.2015
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    Science for Kids

    Society for Science & the Public is a non-profit organization founded in 1921 and publishing “Science News” since 1922; the magazine is considered one of the world’s top scientific magazines and its web site has more than ten million visitors every year.

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  • Social Investment Manual: An Introduction for Social Entrepreneurs

    Posted by T.A.F. 3.3.2015
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    Social Investment Manual: An Introduction for Social Entrepreneurs

    ''The basis for this manual was formed at a Schwab Foundation for Social Entrepreneurship gathering during the World Economic Forum's Annual Meeting of the New Champions 2010 in Tianjin, People's Republic of China. The Schwab Foundation for Social Entrepreneurship comprises nearly 200 of the world's leading social entrepreneurs, who represent the voice of social innovation at the World Economic Forum.

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  • The First Colour Moving Pictures at the National Media Museum

    Posted by T.A.F. 28.2.2015
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    The First Colour Moving Pictures at the National Media Museum

    Lee and Turner's invention has always been regarded by film historians as a practical failure but it has now been 'unlocked' through digital technology, revealing the images produced by the process for the first time in over a hundred years.

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  • Future Timeline

    Posted by communispace 6.1.2015
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    Future Timeline

    How will life on planet Earth be after 100 years? Or after 1000 years –or more? How will the universe develop after 1,000,000 years? What will the technological advancements be in the next decades or the next centuries? How about their social repercussions? Future Timeline attempts to provide visitors with answers to these questions; 

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  • Hacker News

    Posted by communispace 23.11.2014
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    Hacker News

    Hacker News is not the typical community for a site like metamatic:taf; this because at first glance it is a community for computer maniacs. It was created in 2007 by Paul Graham to support his Internet startup investment fund and the initial aim was to become a place where people interested in computer science could get together and discuss technology related matters. Still, in the years that followed it became a worldwide community analyzing a plethora of matters ranging from technology to science to social issues. 

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  • Faster, faster!

    Posted by Periklis Vanikiotis 31.3.2014
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    Faster, faster!

    Although I’ve been accused for the contrary, I have often found myself debating the merits of technology. And this happened again recently when I came across Spritz  an application promising it can raise our reading speed up to 600 words per minute (as a rule most of us read under 200 words per minute). 

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  • Thousands of monkeys, thousands of keyboards

    Posted by Grigoris Miliaresis 30.12.2013
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    Thousands of monkeys, thousands of keyboards

    In the form of an idea it appears in the writings of some of human history’s greatest thinkers, from Plato to Pascale but the, somewhat humoristic, version that made it famous comes from the French mathematician Émile Borel (1871-1956):

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