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ACLU Phone App Lets You Shoot the Cops Threat Level Wired.com

Friday, June 15, 2012
Category: Rights

From www.wired.com

The New York chapter of the American Civil Liberties Union has released an Android application allowing mobile-phone users to easily capture police patdowns on video, which is then automatically uploaded to the rights group’s servers.

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Iran Swears It′s Building Nuke Subs

Friday, June 15, 2012
Category: World

From www.wired.com

It can be hard to tell which announcements from Iran are true, which ones are wish-fulfillment, and which ones are simply Iran trying to keep up with the Joneses. Consider that when you hear the news that Iran is planning to build nuclear submarines.

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New Appliance and Shears Study Demonstrates Dramatic Growth

Friday, June 15, 2012
Category: Business

From www.modernsalon.com

In 2011, the professional salon appliance category grew at 8.1%—a much greater rate than the overall professional salon industry at 6% for the same time period, according to the new 2011 Professional Salon & Pro Beauty Industry Appliances and Shears Market Study from Professional Consultants and Resources (PCR), a leading industry strategic consulting, market intelligence and data research company.

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A Hacker: The Secret Ingredient Your IT Department Lacks

Friday, June 15, 2012
Category: Internet

From www.intechnic.com

Why are hackers so effective at innovating? The hacker mentality plays a significant role. Hackers believe that systems can always be better, and nothing is ever complete. If they see a problem, they fix it, even if everyone around them is content with the status quo.

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Science′s Long—and Successful—Search for Where Memory Lives Memory, Emotions, & Decisions DISCOVER M

Friday, June 15, 2012
Category: Science

From discovermagazine.com

Although not located on any tourist map, the scene of the discovery can be reached easily from Hollywood Boulevard by heading west on Sunset to the campus of UCLA. There, amid one of the densest clusters of neuroscience research facilities in the world, stands the Gonda (Goldschmied) Neuroscience and Genetics Research Center.

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Tracking small changes in video to see someone’s pulse - Hack a Day

Friday, June 15, 2012
Category: Engineering

From hackaday.com

The project works by detecting and amplifying very small changes in color occurring in several frames of video. From the demo, the researchers were able to detect someone’s pulse by noting the very minute changes in the color of their skin whenever their face is pumped full of blood.

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iPads on the menu as airport restaurateur goes hi-tech

Friday, June 15, 2012
Category: Business

From www.appleinsider.com

Nationwide restaurant operator OTG is deploying more than 7,000 third-generation iPads at its eateries located in three international air hubs after recognizing a strong demand for entertainment in the normally staid airport environment.

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BBC - Future - Science & Environment - Gambling: Understanding the odds in numbers

Friday, June 15, 2012
Category: Mathematics

From www.bbc.com

Let’s say you fancied a Maserati costing $100,000, but sadly you only had a dollar, what form of gambling will give you the best chance of getting the sports car?

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Peter Thiel’s CS183: Startup - Class 18 Notes Essay

Friday, June 15, 2012
Category: Business

From blakemasters.tumblr.com

PayPal’s founding team was six people. Four of them were born outside of the United States. Five of them were 23 or younger. Four of them built bombs when they were in high school. Two of these bombmakers did so in communist countries: Max in the Soviet Union, Yu Pan in China.

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Bauhaus reflections TLS

Friday, June 15, 2012
Category: Art

From www.the-tls.co.uk

For the first few years confusion and shortages reigned at the Bauhaus. This explains the direction it originally took. By 1925, when the school transferred to the industrial town of Dessau, it was on its way to becoming a modernist powerhouse.

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“That Time We Beat the Americans” by Stephen Marche The Walrus March 2012

Friday, June 15, 2012
Category: History

From walrusmagazine.com

What occurred two centuries ago was more or less a family feud. The Pulitzer Prize"winning historian Alan Taylor titled his 2010 survey of the conflict The Civil War of 1812 — a phrase that captures the profound connection between the combatants, and the unstable relationship between the Empire and the Republic.

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10 Startup Ideas That Never Work - Business Insider

Friday, June 15, 2012
Category: Business

From www.businessinsider.com

Sometimes though, the problem is just too big too tackle. Sometimes there′s a reason nobody has been able to solve the problem a startup is tackling.

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