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3D mapping of huge areas with a Kinect - Hack a Day

Monday, June 4, 2012
Category: Engineering

From hackaday.com

Kintinuous is an extension of the Kinect Fusion and ReconstructMe projects. Where Fusion and ReconstructMe were limited to mapping small areas in 3D â€" a tabletop, for example, Kintinuous allows a Kinect to me moved from room to room, mapping an entire environment in 3D.

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Was Genghis Khan history′s greenest conqueror? MNN - Mother Nature Network

Monday, June 4, 2012
Category: History

From www.mnn.com

Unlike modern day climate change the Mongol invasion cooled the planet, effectively scrubbing around 700 million tons of carbon from the atmosphere.

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Real Cool by Martin Filler The New York Review of Books

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Monday, June 4, 2012
Category: Art

From www.nybooks.com

One of the more memorable encounters in the history of modern art occurred late in 1961 when the period’s preeminent avant-garde dealer, Leo Castelli, paid a call at the Upper East Side Manhattan townhouse-cum-studio of Andy Warhol, whose pioneering Pop paintings based on cartoon characters including Dick Tracy, the Little King, Nancy, Popeye, and Superman had caught the eye of Castelli’s gallery director, Ivan Karp, who in turn urged his boss to go have a look for himself.

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So, what did the Muslims do for the Jews? The Jewish Chronicle

Monday, June 4, 2012
Category: History

From www.thejc.com

Islam saved Jewry. This is an unpopular, discomforting claim in the modern world. But it is a historical truth.

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Imprisoned in America TLS

Monday, June 4, 2012
Category: Law

From www.the-tls.co.uk

William J. Stuntz brings the perspective of a law professor â€" focused on substantive law, procedural rules, and the evolution of legal doctrine. He reminds us that, whatever its underlying social, political and cultural causes, the build-up of racialized mass imprisonment was the product of legal actors â€" police, prosecutors and judges â€" and the legal rules and organizational incentives that governed their actions.

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Unused Parking Meter Time Can Now Be Sold - NYTimes.com

Monday, June 4, 2012
Category: Society

From www.nytimes.com

It was with much anticipation that some enterprising New Yorkers greeted a bill, signed by Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg on Wednesday, that will allow drivers to transfer the remaining time on Muni-Meter receipts to any other parking space in the city, as long as equal or lower rates apply there.

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Noise and Signal — Nassim Taleb Farnam Street

Monday, June 4, 2012
Category: Behavior

From www.farnamstreetblog.com

Access to data increases intervention — as with neuroticism.

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The International Meteorite Market - The Naked Scientists 2012.05.25

Monday, June 4, 2012
Category: Science

From www.thenakedscientists.com

Scientists don’t necessarily get first dibs on meteorites that plummet to earth.

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Men’s Desire, Women’s Mortality: Do Historical Rates of Maternal Death Affect Our Views of Sexuality Today? Hug

Monday, June 4, 2012
Category: Society

From www.hugoschwyzer.net

Childbirth has probably killed more women than any other single cause in human history. Until very recently (a miracle two millenia ago in Palestine notwithstanding), the only possible cause for pregnancy was heterosexual intercourse.

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