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Energy Sustainability
From My Biased Coin

Energy Sustainability

I spent an entertaining hour this afternoon listening to David MacKay of Cambridge (UK) give a talk about the Future of Energy here at Harvard.  I've mentionedAmazon...

Friday Squid Blogging: Squid Confit
From Schneier on Security

Friday Squid Blogging: Squid Confit

Looks tasty.

Watching You Read
From The Eponymous Pickle

Watching You Read

In the NYT: Theory of Mind and brain scanning, applied to fiction. Literary scholars turn to science.-

Magnets and Minds
From The Eponymous Pickle

Magnets and Minds

From a friend. I agree this is scary. it is inevitable that as we know more about the functionality of the brain this kind of manipulation will have to be closely...

Everything Is Changing in CS Education
From Computer Science Teacher – Thoughts and Information From Alfred Thompson

Everything Is Changing in CS Education

There seems to be a lot of agreement that we need to change the way we teach computer science, especially at the pre-collegiate level. Not complete unanimity of...

iPhone Secret Decoder Ring
From Schneier on Security

iPhone Secret Decoder Ring

It'll protect your secrets from your kid sister, unless she's smarter than that. Looks cool, though.

Mastering Argument is Discovery
From The Eponymous Pickle

Mastering Argument is Discovery

In CIOInsight, a good piece on mastering the art of argument. '... Disagreements happen, but respecting all opinions and engaging in argument can lead to innovation...

? Two Lessons For Survival
From Wild WebMink

? Two Lessons For Survival

Complexity can't be scaled back, sugar is a toxin, and three short links.

DHS Cybersecurity Awareness Campaign Challenge
From Schneier on Security

DHS Cybersecurity Awareness Campaign Challenge

This is a little hokey, but better them than the NSA: The National Cybersecurity Awareness Campaign Challenge Competition is designed to solicit ideas from industry...

From Computational Complexity

SIGACT Social Networking

STOC conference and hotel registration now live. Early registration deadline is April 30th. Registration for Complexity and Electronic Commerce coming soon. You...

The impact of the Internet on institutions in the future
From Putting People First

The impact of the Internet on institutions in the future

The latest Pew Research Center Internet & American Life Project report is out: “The Impact of the Internet on Institutions in the Future” surveys 895 tech experts...

Mobilizing markets
From Putting People First

Mobilizing markets

The Winter 2009 issue of MIT’s Innovations Journal is focused on “Mobilizing Markets.” All contents are available online. Prerequisite to Prosperity Why Africa’s...

Mobile-based livelihood services in Africa
From Putting People First

Mobile-based livelihood services in Africa

“Mobile-based livelihood services in Africa: pilots and early deployments” is a new paper by Jonathan Donner, a researcher in the Technology for Emerging Markets...

Co-creation: not just another focus group
From Putting People First

Co-creation: not just another focus group

To launch Twist, a new men’s fragrance in its global Axe brand, Unilever turned to a preapproved crowd of eager young amateurs for help. Venessa Wong reports in...

Robotic Presentations
From The Eponymous Pickle

Robotic Presentations

Richard James points me to Phil Presents, by Phil Waknell (ex-P&G, ex-HP). Which covers a number of topics, including robotic presentations. He now runs a company...

Get Unvarnished!
From The Noisy Channel

Get Unvarnished!

Earlier this week, I read about Unvarnished on TechCrunch and was extremely curious about this “Yelp for LinkedIn” making a bold play in the online reputation space...

RFID Journal News Roundup
From The Eponymous Pickle

RFID Journal News Roundup

We followed the technology of RFID for a number of years as it applied to retail on shelf and inventory applications. We tested many related ideas in the innovation...

GENI Experimenters Workshop
From The Computing Community Consortium Blog

GENI Experimenters Workshop

Those of you who haven’t taken a look at the GENI project in the last year or two need to do so. The name is the same, but the project is totally different, and...

Explosive Breast Implants -- Not an April Fool's Joke
From Schneier on Security

Explosive Breast Implants -- Not an April Fool's Joke

Is MI5 playing a joke on us? Female homicide bombers are being fitted with exploding breast implants which are almost impossible to detect, British spies havecould...

Jan Chipchase (Nokia) guest blogging for CGAP
From Putting People First

Jan Chipchase (Nokia) guest blogging for CGAP

The title might be a bit cryptic for some readers, but Jan Chipchase is a well-known user researcher/anthropologist at Nokia. He spent a decade exploring the intersection...
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