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Sivaram Velauthapillai
Works at Toronto Hydro
Attended McMaster University
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If they could get rocket to land--hence leading to the age of reusable rockets--it would revolutionize space travel.
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SpaceX CEO Elon Musk has shared the first images from last week's failed Falcon 9 barge landing. Musk tweeted the still frames taken from cameras onboard the drone ship to Doom creator and Oculus...
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Historical account of how books ended up with chapters...
The chapter says something like: The characters may not have known it, but something had ended, and something else was about to begin. Credit Illustration by Sophia Foster-Dimino
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At least china is going for creative options: "China's strangest buildings, from pairs of pants to ping-pong bats"
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Once the fourth largest lake, nothing now. Soviet diversion of rivers for farming destroyed the lake.
A massive irrigation project has devastated the Aral Sea over the past 50 years. These images show the decline of the Southern Aral Sea in the past decade, as well as the first steps of recovery in the Northern Aral Sea.
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Biggest IPO ever and a sign of the emergence of large Chinese companies.
 
Chinese e-commerce juggernaut Alibaba has been compared to Amazon and eBay. But the more apt comparison might be with Walmart, +Vauhini Vara writes, since its emergence coincided with the rise of the country’s middle class.
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Very sad event for space exploration. Hope Virgin Galactic bounces back after this...
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One pilot is dead and another injured after SpaceShipTwo crashes in the Mojave desert.
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Thoughts by Benedict Evans on Amazon and its high capex strategy.
http://ben-evans.com/benedictevans/2014/9/4/why-amazon-has-no-profits-and-why-it-works
(I also did a podcast with Ben Horowitz discussing these themes: see here) Amazon has a tendency to polarize people. On one hand, there is the ruthless, relentless, ferociously efficient company that’s building the Sears Roebuck of the 21st Century. But on the other, there is the fact that almost 20 years after it was launched, it has yet to report a meaningful profit. This chart captures the contradiction pretty well - massive revenue...
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Best autumn foliage drives in America...
Want to be dazzled by Mother Nature’s fall foliage display? Just hop in the car.
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The truth on a great Canadian myth...
H.M.S. Erebus and H.M.S. Terror, the ships used in John Franklin's expedition to find the Northwest Passage. Credit Illustration by Illustrated London News via Getty
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    Business Analyst, 2010 - present
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    Data Analyst, 2004 - 2009
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The Chapter: A History - The New Yorker
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What does the chapter’s beginnings, in the Bibles of late antiquity and early medieval Europe, reveal about the way our books and stories ar

The Third Chimpanzee for Young People: On the Evolution and Future of th...
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Author of Guns, Germs, and Steel, Collapse, The Third Chimpanzee, The World Until Yesterday, Why Is Sex Fun? The Evolution of Human Sexualit

Canada Rediscovers the Mythos of the Franklin Expedition
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The Franklin expedition has long provided the single most eventful mythological moment in Canada’s admittedly not-exactly-limitlessly mythol

World Cup 2014: 25 of the best photos from Brazil
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Our sports picture editor rounds up the highlights from the tournament in Brazil and explains why these photographs stood out from the 250,0

World Cup records tumble as Germany destroy Brazil 7-1
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• Semi-final in Belo Horizonte sees series of new marks set • Germany become the biggest scorers in tournament history

Lotto Sport Italia cashes in on Costa Rica jerseys
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Costa Rica have been a World Cup revelation, reaching the quarter-finals for the first time and their success has proved an unexpected bonus

Ben McGrath: The Transformation of Brazil’s Most Storied Team
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A considerable amount of the traditional Brazilian fixation with soccer, and with the intellectuals’ embrace of Brazilian soccer as a global

These are the customized Lamborghinis of Japan's underworld
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What do you do with your Lamborghini if you think it isn't getting enough attention? For some of the Yakuza in Tokyo's underground, you cust

The 10 Most Important Dystopian Books and Films of All Time | Underwire ...
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A canon of the most influential dystopian texts of the past century—what they contained, who wrote them, what they criticized—so we can pinp

Pakistan erased an entire International New York Times cover story
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Today's edition of The International New York Times was stripped of its cover story in Pakistan. Instead of seeing a lengthy report on "What

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Annals of Commerce: The Terrazzo Jungle
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Online version of the weekly magazine, with current articles, cartoons, blogs, audio, video, slide shows, an archive of articles and abstrac

In Cold Water
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Engineering a better survival suit

The art arcade: MoMA collects 40 years of innovative design
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In a small, twisting corner of the Museum of Modern Art, an exceedingly eclectic new collection hopes to represent the most innovative conce

World's largest solar plant switches on in California
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A massive solar plant in the Mojave Desert officially began operation today after years of construction, testing, and development. Co-owned

George Packer: Is Amazon Bad for Books?
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To many book professionals, Amazon is a ruthless predator; recently, the company has even started publishing books. A monopoly is dangerous

James Surowiecki: The End of Brand Loyalty
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It’s a truism that a company’s brand is its “most important asset.” But brands have never been more fragile. The reason is simple: consumers

Eric Kim: 10 Lessons William Klein has taught me about Street Photograph...
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Digital Photography Review: All the latest digital camera reviews and digital imaging news. Lively discussion forums. Vast samples galleries

The A/B Test: Inside the Technology That's Changing the Rules of Busines...
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Want to build a perfect website? Forget instincts—trust the data. Forget the designers—trust the audience.

Gravity: how to recreate the movie in your own home
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Alfonso Cuarón's 3D movie spectacular is stuffed with cutting-edge technology. But all you need to pretend you're in space is some bubblewra

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