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Chris Wandell
Attended Ravensbourne College of Design and Communication
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I invented a gadget that oversaturated faces with infrared and here one month later I see someone's actually had the same idea and made it.
 
Privacy-loving citizens: Shield your mug with infrared LEDs
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Everybody would benefit from knowing how to capture attention-- especially writers. 
 
Top 10 Ways to Capture Attention

One idea from the article by +Ben Parr  "Give a gift at the most surprising time. Our brains are tuned to pay attention to surprises that violate our expectations. Next time you give a gift, do something different such as wrapping it in custom paper, giving it when people least expect it, or adding your own unexpected flair. Make sure you’re doing something unique and creative!"

Read it all here: http://guykawasaki.com/top-10-ways-to-capture-attention/
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Worth a read
 
Quantum equation predicts universe has no beginning

In the paper published by Ahmed Farag Ali and Saurya Das, they show that the Big Bang singularity can be resolved by their new model in which the universe has no beginning and no end.

Reference: http://arxiv.org/abs/1404.3093v3
Original Paper: http://arxiv.org/pdf/1404.3093v3

#quantum   #bigbang   #space  
(Phys.org) —The universe may have existed forever, according to a new model that applies quantum correction terms to complement Einstein's theory of general relativity. The model may also account for dark matter and dark energy, resolving multiple problems at once.
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Early humans are fascinating to me.

I am amazed every time we find evidence pointing to symbolic thought.
 
The origins of symbolic processing stretch back still further in our evolutionary history.

Now comes news that an even older, more primitive human ancestor—Homo erectus from Asia—showed signs of symbolic thought, too. Researchers have discovered a shell engraved with a geometric pattern at a H. erectus site known as Trinil, on the Indonesian island of Java, that dates to between 540,000 and 430,000 years ago. The find is at least 300,000 years older than the oldest previously known engravings, which come from South Africa.
It is getting harder and harder to figure out what distinguished Homo sapiens from other members of the human family and fueled our extraordinary success as ...
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Oh hey +Gideon Rosenblatt, it was a great article! Thank you for sharing if anything!
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Happy Hour ended well today!
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Irrational optimism is the only thing that ever worked for me. 
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We have a super volcano in our midst! Just look at the size of the eruption damage zones!
 
Yellowstone's Supervolcano: eruption damage zones

Find out if your area falls in one of the six zones in this interactive map. 

http://www.cbc.ca/doczone/features/the-zones
What will happen - and where - when Yellowstone erupts.
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No surprises here.

The people who own New York's real estate are a mixture of your standard wealthy types along with shady international crooks.
 
See where we're heading, if we don't fight for transparency: "Behind the dark glass towers of the Time Warner Center looming over Central Park, a majority of owners have taken steps to keep their identities hidden, registering condos in trusts, limited liability companies or other entities that shield their names. By piercing the secrecy of more than 200 shell companies, The New York Times documented a decade of ownership in this iconic Manhattan way station for global money transforming the city’s real estate market.

"Many of the owners represent a cross-section of American wealth: chief executives and celebrities, doctors and lawyers, technology entrepreneurs and Wall Street traders.

"But The Times also found a growing proportion of wealthy foreigners, at least 16 of whom have been the subject of government inquiries around the world, either personally or as heads of companies. The cases range from housing and environmental violations to financial fraud. Four owners have been arrested, and another four have been the subject of fines or penalties for illegal activities.
The foreign owners have included government officials and close associates of officials from Russia, Colombia, Malaysia, China, Kazakhstan and Mexico."

http://www.nytimes.com/2015/02/08/nyregion/stream-of-foreign-wealth-flows-to-time-warner-condos.html?_r=0
Shell companies are used to shield the identities of buyers in the competition to secure condos at the Time Warner Center and other high-end buildings. This is the first installment in a five-part series.
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Swarms Away

I remember when a strange event in England caused swarms of Crane Fly one summer. They were everywhere you looked. The grounds were crawling. I've never seen anything like it since.

That bottom part of the chain may lack intelligence, but it can still cause big problems.

Now, a fungal pathogen is wiping out bats, and there will be repercussions on the way.
 
"In just 7 years, a fungal disease known as white-nose syndrome has killed more than 5 million North American bats, nearly wiping out entire colonies, according to a new study. The disease, named for its initial discovery as a white fungus growing on bat noses, drains hibernating bats of their energy reserves. It was first discovered in North America in 2006 and spread rapidly, causing massive declines in bat populations across the northeast. To quantify the localized impact of the disease at known hibernation sites, scientists used 4 decades of population counts collected between 1976 and 2013 from more than 1000 winter colonies inclusive of six North American bat species and 10 European bat species for comparison. Prior to the emergence of white-nose syndrome, bat colonies in eastern North America were 10 times larger than those in Europe, the team reported online ahead of print in Global Ecology and Biogeography. Following the disease outbreak, however, populations fell to the low levels seen overseas, where the white-nose syndrome has been present for decades. Moreover, the researchers identified massive population declines, ranging from 60% to 98% for all six North American bats studied, and extensive local extinctions, the most severe being for the northern long-eared bat (pictured above), which has disappeared from 69% of its former hibernation sites. As important predators of nocturnal insects, bats are considered to be among the most overlooked, yet economically important, nondomesticated animals in North America. Resulting increases in mosquitoes and agricultural pests could have ecological and economic consequences for the continent, including financial losses from damaged crops and increased spread of human diseases".
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  • Ravensbourne College of Design and Communication
    BA (Hons) Proffessional Broadcasting, 2003 - 2005
    Ravensbourne is a nationally recognised centre of excellence for broadcasting in the UK. I'd recommend anyone with dreams of being a camera man, engineer or editor to try and get in. However, my course was an ill thought through rush job led by a Tutor who was just there to take a pay check. This was no doubt due to the fact that Ravensbourne prioritised its profits over us students who would take out big debts to attend.
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Filmmaker/Writer/Actor/Sci-fi Nerd
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I have mostly been pursuing film making in the last few years. I talk about it on my blog chriswandell.com
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I have been famous once before.
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My own projects plus some consultancy
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Overseas Property Investment Consultant (Davenport Agent), Writer, SEO, some marketing knowledge
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Hove, UK
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Dallas - Belguim - Horsham, UK