Category Archives: Nature Relating to Neighbor

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Video relay calling breakthrough uses FaceTime to help the deaf -- David Winograd, The Unofficial Apple Weblog

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9 Common Idioms That Come from Technology — Fan Jin, Boing Boing Gadgets

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How Email Brings You Closer to the Guy in the Next Cubicle — Tim Harford, Wired Magazine

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Geek the Vote: Science & Tech Guide to the Election — Popular Mechanics

“Popular Mechanics compiled these links to make it easier to compare leading presidential candidates on several issues of interest to our readers, primarily in areas of science and technology. We did not analyze any of the proposals, and we do not necessarily endorse them.”

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Japan’s melody roads play music as you drive
— Bobbie Johnson, UK Guardian

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Heretical Thoughts about Science and Society
— Freeman Dyson, The Edge

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New elements in HTML 5
— Elliotte Rusty Harold, IBM

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You Can Play the Record, but Don’t Touch
— Nell Boyce, National Public Radio

“…But this turntable doesn’t spin like a normal record player. And there’s no needle hovering over the record. Instead, there’s a camera linked to a computer. It snaps detailed images of the groove cut into the disc, and uses the images to reconstruct the sound without ever touching the record…”

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Greatest Living American Ignored — Gregg Easterbrook, The Huffington Post

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GCensus: Using Google Earth for Census Analysis
Imran Haque, ExtremeTech

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New Delhi’s vertical ambition aims to ease overcrowding
Amelia Gentleman, International Herald Tribune

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Leave No Child Inside: The growing movement to reconnect children and nature
Richard Louv, Orion Magazine

(HT: BoingBoing)

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U.S. Constitution,
Article 1, Section 2, Graph 3.2

The actual Enumeration shall be made within three Years after the first Meeting of the Congress of the United States, and within every subsequent Term of ten Years, in such Manner as they shall by Law direct.

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U.S. Constitution,
Article 1, Section 2, Graph 3.3

The Number of Representatives shall not exceed one for every thirty Thousand, but each State shall have at Least one Representative; and until such enumeration shall be made, the State of New Hampshire shall be entitled to chuse three, Massachusetts eight, Rhode-Island and Providence Plantations one, Connecticut five, New-York six, New Jersey four, Pennsylvania eight, [...]

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How Pilot Scuttled Hijack Attempt — Nigeria Tribune

A fast-thinking pilot, with the help of passengers, fooled a gunman who had hijacked a jetliner flying from Africa to the Canary Islands, braking hard upon landing then quickly accelerating to knock the man down so travellers could pounce on him, Spanish officials said Friday.

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Dinosaurs, humans coexist in U.S. creation museum
Andrea Hopkins, Reuters

This is a good thing. But there is something noteworthy at the end of the story: The project has not been without opposition. Zoning battles with environmentalists and groups opposed to the museum’s message have delayed construction and the museum’s opening day has been delayed repeatedly. The museum has hired extra security and explosives-sniffing dogs [...]

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Companies track gridlock via cell phones
Greg Bluestein, AP on Yahoo! News

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Firefox 2.0! — Mozilla

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Computers ‘set to read our minds’ – BBC News

“An ‘emotionally aware’ computer system designed to read people’s minds by analysing expressions will be featured at a major London exhibition.”

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Web inventor warns of ‘dark’ net – Jonathan Fildes, BBC News