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9 programming languages and the women who created them
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Michael, aka Moerkey, is an artist from Horsham, Victoria, Australia. The talented craftsman creates unique handmade balls, bowls and sculptures from discarded keys and coins; as well as reclaimed copper pipe and wire. Michael bends and solders individual keys and coins into beautiful objects. Each item is made to order through his Etsy shop. You …
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The Machine Vision Algorithm Beating Art Historians at Their Own Game. Classifying a painting by artist and style is tricky for humans; spotting the links between different artists and styles is harder still. So it should be impossible for machines, right? http://www.technologyreview.com/view/537366/the-machine-vision-algorithm-beating-art-historians-at-their-own-game/ 
Classifying a painting by artist and style is tricky for humans; spotting the links between different artists and styles is harder still. So it should be impossible for machines, right?
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Cool new images of Ceres and its bright spots.
 
Mysterious bright spots on the dwarf planet Ceres are better resolved in a new sequence of images. The images were taken by our Dawn spacecraft from a distance of 8,400 miles (13,600 kilometers). Details: http://go.nasa.gov/1ARD9H0
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Tech veteran Alex Alben named Washington state’s first Chief Privacy Officer

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Astronaut Terry Virts, aboard the International Space Station, shared this picture earlier today, stating this was "the view of our Galaxy from space."

Normally, the reason you can't see stars in high oblique photos from the space station is that the shutter speed is too fast. Fast shutter speeds are used to eliminate blur from the motion of the orbiting outpost. One exception to this rule is when astronauts use camera settings specifically to photograph features such as the Aurora and the Milky Way. The crew must use slower shutter speeds in order to capture the light of the aurora. In these cases stars also show up in the photograph. The photos are also slightly blurry because very long exposures are needed to capture these dim nighttime features.

Image credit: NASA
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rsc's random source code; basically a lot of cool code.
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Look at all challenges as opportunities for learning.
 
How a Small Change Can Boost Your Motivation and Performance http://buff.ly/1creKSH
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Interesting. I'd be curious about the results. Also I think culture should be #1.
 
The 5 key ingredients of successful ‘intrapreneurship’

Colin Sprake, left, and Kevin Harrington, right, have partnered in a new effort to spark more corporate entrepreneurship. Canadian businessman Colin Sprake
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Happy #ScratchDay ! Join thousands of kids around the world who will be coding today with Scratch, a visual programming platform developed at MIT. Find an event near you: http://mitsha.re/RRW8S2

#edtech   #gbl   #programming   #coding   #computerscience   #MIT   #scratch  
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App that helps people in wheelchairs plan travel routes wins first place at civic hackathon

For most people, using a tool like Google Maps is an adequate way to find walking or public transit directions. But for those who face mobility challenges, be it a… Read More
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