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Russia’s Use of Antivirus Software to Spy on the U.S. Shows Why We Need Strong Encryption
A picture taken on Oct. 17, 2016, shows an employee walking behind a glass wall with machine coding symbols at the headquarters of internet security company…
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4 days ago
Why Are More American Teenagers Than Ever Suffering From Severe Anxiety?
T he disintegration of Jake’s life took him by surprise. It happened early in his junior year of high school, while he was taking three Advanced Placement…
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5 days ago
https://science.ksc.nasa.gov/shuttle/missions/51-l/docs/rogers-commission/Appendix-F.txt
Appendix F - Personal observations on the reliability of the Shuttle by R. P. Feynman Introduction It appears that there are enormous differences of opinion as…
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13 days ago
The Coming Software Apocalypse
T here were six hours during the night of April 10, 2014, when the entire population of Washington State had no 911 service. People who called for help got a…
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17 days ago
Optical Effects in User Interfaces (for True Nerds)
How to make optically balanced icons, correct shapes alignment, and perfect corner rounding. Over 50 pics included. Our eyes are weird organs that often are…
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29 days ago
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4 weeks ago
Bruce Sterling: It Feels So Exponential
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George Monbiot: how do we get out of this mess?
Bernie Sanders supporters at a campaign rally in San Francisco in June 2016.Photograph: Andrew Burton/Getty Images I s it reasonable to hope for a better world?…
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5 weeks ago
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5 weeks ago
How it feels to learn JavaScript in 2017 – Frontend Weekly – Medium
(For those who haven’t read it, this is a response to How it feels to learn JavaScript in 2016 . Unlike other responses it includes complete code for an app…
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7 weeks ago
Twitter
My god this is the best photo ever? Beijing skycraper under construction, photo by Satoshi Ohashi
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7 weeks ago
Learning to Learn: You, Too, Can Rewire Your Brain
Barbara Oakley, a professor at Oakland University in Michigan, in her basement studio where she and her husband created “Learning How to Learn,” the most…
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7 weeks ago
Unlearning the myth of American innocence
M y mother recently found piles of my notebooks from when I was a small child that were filled with plans for my future. I was very ambitious. I wrote out what…
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9 weeks ago
Why is ARKit better than the alternatives? – Super Ventures Blog – Medium
Apple’s announcement of ARKit at the recent WWDC has had a huge impact on the Augmented Reality eco-system. Developers are finding that for the first time a…
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9 weeks ago
The Loyal Engineers Steering NASA’s Voyager Probes Across the Universe
I n the early spring of 1977, Larry Zottarelli, a 40-year-old computer engineer at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, set out for Cape Canaveral,…
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10 weeks ago
William Gibson Has a Theory About Our Cultural Obsession With Dystopias
William Gibson. Photo: Christopher J. Morris/Corbis via Getty Images All week long, Vulture is exploring how dystopias have been imagined in popular culture.…
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10 weeks ago
The Soviet Architect Who Drafted the Space Race - Motherboard
Galina Balashova: Architect of the Soviet Space Programme
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10 weeks ago
Over nearly 80 years, Harvard study has been showing how to live a healthy and happy life
Second in an occasional series on how Harvard researchers are tackling the problematic issues of aging. W hen scientists began tracking the health of 268…
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12 weeks ago
How We Really Tamed the Dog - Issue 50: Emergence - Nautilus
S uppose you wanted to build the perfect dog from scratch. What would be the key ingredients in the recipe? Loyalty and smarts would be musts. Cuteness would be…
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12 weeks ago
Capitalism the Apple Way vs. Capitalism the Google Way
While lots of attention is directed toward identifying the next great start-up, the defining tech-industry story of the last decade has been the rise of Apple…
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july 2017
The Myth of a Superhuman AI | WIRED
I’ve heard that in the future computerized AIs will become so much smarter than us that they will take all our jobs and resources, and humans will go extinct.…
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july 2017
A Path Less Taken to the Peak of the Math World | Quanta Magazine
algebraic geometry A Path Less Taken to the Peak of the Math World June 27, 2017 June Huh thought he had no talent for math until a chance meeting with a…
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july 2017
A Cosmonaut on the Moon: Korolev’s N-1/L3 plan
The monumental LK-3 lunar lander (engineering model, 1969) in the Cosmonauts exhibition ©Science Museum On May 25th 1961 President John F. Kennedy took to the…
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july 2017
Hacking the Nazis: The secret story of the women who broke Hitler's codes - TechRepublic
Of the 10,000-plus staff at the Government Code and Cypher School during World War II, two-thirds were female. Three veteran servicewomen explain what life was…
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july 2017
The secret origin story of the iPhone
This month marks 10 years since Apple launched the first iPhone, a device that would fundamentally transform how we interact with technology, culture, and each…
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june 2017
Twitter
Test clip! x6 Korolev ballet, booster drop by the nuclear variant Soyuz
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june 2017
From 50s Perceptrons To The Freaky Stuff We’re Doing Today
Things have gotten freaky. A few years ago, Google showed us that neural networks’ dreams are the stuff of nightmares , but more recently we’ve seen them used…
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june 2017
How The World’s Most Beautiful Typeface Was Nearly Lost Forever
Share Share The history of London can be found in pieces on its riverbed. The old pipes and fossilised horse bones wash up on the shore, and with them come the…
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june 2017
Notes From An Emergency
The good part about naming a talk in 2017 ‘Notes from an Emergency’ is that there are so many directions to take it. The emergency I want to talk about is the…
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june 2017
Network Protocols – Programmer's Compendium Programmer's Compendium
20 minute read The network stack does several seemingly-impossible things.It does reliable transmission over our unreliable networks, usually without any…
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june 2017
Are You a Self-Interrupter? - Issue 48: Chaos - Nautilus
O ur technology-rich world has proven to be both a blessing and a curse. While on the one hand we have access to information or people anywhere at any time, on…
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june 2017
Has Brazil’s Operation Car Wash exposed the biggest corruption scandal ever?
T he late flight from London on 14 January 2015 was due to land at Rio de Janeiro’s Galeão airport at midnight, and police agent Newton Ishii was there waiting…
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june 2017
No one knew the world's worst problem so we spent 8 years trying to find it
We’ve spent much of the last eight years trying to answer a simple question: what are the world’s biggest and most urgent problems? We wanted to have a positive…
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may 2017
Dick Winters: Reflections From Major Winters Of Easy Company | HistoryNet
6/12/2006 • American History After his discharge from the U.S. Army in 1945, Major Richard Winters returned to civilian life. He worked for a while for Nixon…
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may 2017
How Your Data is Stored, or, The Laws of the Imaginary Greeks
How Your Data is Stored, or , The Laws of the Imaginary Greeks If you don’t work in computers, you probably haven’t spent much time thinking about how data gets…
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may 2017
Inside Hillary Clinton’s Surreal Post-Election Life
When I walk into the Chappaqua dining room in which Hillary Clinton is spending her days working on her new book, I am greeted by a vision from the past.…
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may 2017
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