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I'm not anywhere near as old as +Richi Jennings  (/ducks) but this makes me go "wow"!!!
 
Get today's Amazon free app. It's awesome.
 If you're as old as me, perhaps you remember Conway's Game of Life. I remember programmed it on my 6502-based Acord Atom, trying to optimize it to run effectively in the then-amazing 256x192 two-colour mode. I had zero conception that, 33 years later, I'd own a "phone" that had more than 25,000x the raw CPU power (BogoMIPS) and 500x the addressable video area & depth.

Thanks, +SUNGLAB APPS
http://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B00GRVV29E [UK store]
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I don't think any of us are as old as Richi.....  No, wait, I am. Damnit. 
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An excellent article on why the emotive "three parent IVF" name doesn't actually mean three parents. (mito DNA is different to nuclear DNA).
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What an incredible afternoon! I feel like several of my dreams came true all at once! 
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Nine years ago today I married my very own Nice Guy and am happy thus far after!

Here's something I wrote in praise of great team players, and a warning to avoid the ones with the great cheekbones and lousy attitudes.
 
Down With Divas! (3 Habits Of Highly Ineffective Team Players)
 ~~~ http://onforb.es/1o0EJ2v ~~~ Sherlock is leaving a wake of swooning only partly due to Benedict Cumberbatch’s cheekbones. There’s something seductive about the lonely genius. But the lure of the diva is such that an entire team can find itself playing John Watson. If you think this approach is doomed to fail, you’d be right... ~ by +Emma Byrne for +Forbes +NetApp'Voice/+NetApp Business News
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Thank you, Jennie! I'm a happy, happy bunny 😁
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Wow. Now I know why builders always have at least two sugars in their tea. I thought it was for energy, but it's also handy in concrete emergencies.
 
Some very quick thinking by someone there, I think. Seems like a trick well known to at least some builders. Explains why this was recovered far quicker than one might have imagined.
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Ooooooooohhhh... ONTD!
 
On his way?!?!

/fumes

"On the way" would be fine.
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Squeeing over being within range of the Blue Peter WiFi network!
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Because everyone needs to know how to organise a ball. And because it's a fab and funny book!
 
The next stop on the Having A Ball book tour. A nice review, my top ten tips for organising a ball AND a giveaway!
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Oh WOW! As someone who likes to learn by doing, this is very exciting.
 
Demonstration of the Pythagorean Theorem
Not a proof, as it could have been just a close approximation, but it's what I call an "engineer's proof." For an actual visual proof:

https://plus.google.com/+TomEigelsbach/posts/Qu3t4YmkSb7

And see a more algebraic proof by (20th) President Garfield here:
Garfield's proof of the Pythagorean Theorem

(President Garfield said that this was the only claim he ever made that people in both parties and both houses of Congress could all agree upon was fact!) 

And a different visual proof, maybe my favorite: 
Pythagoras in 60 Seconds

And here's yet another one, also a fun one to watch:
Visual Proof of the Pythagorean Theorem 
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Freelance science and technology writer
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Scientific research, AI, neuro-inspited architecture, health technology research, journalism, impact statement writing, television and radio interviews and packages
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  • University College London
    Research Fellow, 2001 - 2004
    AI researcher
  • University of Aberystwyth
    Post Doctoral Research Fellow, 2006 - 2008
    AI researcher and Robot Scientist team member
  • University of Middlesex
    PDRF, 2008 - 2010
    AI Researcher
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Nerd. Dilletante. Scientist. Writer. Actor.
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I'm a freelance science and technology writer and AI and health technology researcher. My PhD is in AI and my research specialities include neural networks, genetic algorithms, robotics, telehealth and neuroscience. I am also an experienced impact statement author and have helped several Russell Group universities prepare for the REF exercise.

I'm a graduate of the BBC Academy where I was trained in broadcast skills for subject experts. I regularly appear on news broadcasts as an AI expert and was recently featured in a Newsround series on robots. I was also awarded a British Science Association Media Fellowship in 2008.
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BBC Radio 4 let me do a whole programme on the science of swearing. I write for NetApp Voice on emerging tech and future business. I've also written for the FT, Broadcast Magazine, Global Business Magazine and other publications on science and technology.
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  • University College London
    Artificial Intelligence, 2001 - 2004