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IT Engineer, Italian. #programming #linux #tech #science #photo #culture
IT Engineer, Italian. #programming #linux #tech #science #photo #culture

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Physics Makes Aging Inevitable, Not Biology
Nanoscale thermal physics guarantees our decline,
no matter how many diseases we cure

«The scientific literature is full of explanations for aging: Protein aggregation, DNA damage, inflammation, telomeres. But these are the biological responses to an underlying cause, which is accumulating damage through thermal and chemical degradation

«The constant risk is environmental (accidents, infectious disease), but much of the exponentially increasing risk is due to internal wear. Eliminating cancer or Alzheimer’s disease would improve lives, but it would not make us immortal, or even allow us to live significantly longer.»

Article:
http://nautil.us/issue/36/aging/physics-makes-aging-inevitable-not-biology

#science #biology #physics #life #death
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Intel made smart glasses that look normal
Vaunt uses retinal projection to put a display in your eyeball

https://www.theverge.com/2018/2/5/16966530/intel-vaunt-smart-glasses-announced-ar-video

#tech #future #wearable #glass
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Claude Shannon (1916-2001) — one of the fathers of modern computing — used this 6-step process to solve any problem

Step 1 — Simplify. Simplify. Simplify.
Step 2 — Fill your "mental matrix" with solutions to similar problems.
Step 3 — Approach the problem from many different angles.
Step 4 — Break a big problem down into small pieces.
Step 5 — Solve the problem "'backwards".
Step 6 — If you've solved the problem, extend that solution out as far as it will go.

Source:
http://www.businessinsider.com/engineer-claude-shannon-problem-solving-process-2017-7

Full original lecture "Creative Thinking" (March 20th, 1952):
https://www.scribd.com/document/355277426/Claude-Shannon-Creative-Thinking
http://www1.ece.neu.edu/~naderi/Claude%20Shannon.html (transcript)

Learn more:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Claude_Shannon

#science #problemsolving #history #creativethinking
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See the People Who Live in a Legendary Underground Town
http://www.nationalgeographic.com/photography/proof/2016/09/coober-pedy-opal-mining/

Inside The World Of Australian Opal Miners Who Live Underground
https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/in-sight/wp/2016/11/16/inside-the-world-of-australian-opal-miners-who-live-underground/

Coober Pedy - the opal capital of the world:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Coober_Pedy

"Coober Pedy is renowned for its below-ground residences"

Photo (piles of dirt made by drilling machines) credit:
Tamara Merino (http://tamaramerino.com)
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List of Cognitive Biases

«Cognitive biases are tendencies to think in certain ways that can lead to systematic deviations from a standard of rationality or good judgment, and are often studied in psychology and behavioral economics.»

Great article on Wikipedia:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_cognitive_biases

#infographics #science #psychology

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https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_cognitive_biases#/media/File:Cognitive_Bias_Codex_-_180%2B_biases,_designed_by_John_Manoogian_III_(jm3).jpg
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Darkest material ever

"Scientists created a material so dark they couldn’t even measure it. British company Surrey Nanosystems developed the original Vantablack in 2014, which was then the blackest material in the world. But they’ve outdone themselves with the new Vantablack."

"Vantablack is a substance made of carbon nanotubes and is the blackest substance known, absorbing up to 99.965% of radiation in the visible spectrum."

The name comes from the term "Vertically Aligned NanoTube Arrays".

Learn more: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vantablack

Video: https://youtu.be/RViG0xcZ9Kc

#tech #science #nanomaterials
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To all my Google+ friends:
have nice holidays and an amazing new year!

Enjoy this great artwork by +Rick Lutz.

#greetings #holidays
May the winds of love and joy visit your homes this Christmas and live with you and your family for today and forever. Wishing you and your family a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!

with gratitude from Chris, Nils, Leonidas and Rick
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❤ Your Family – Find the Time to Take Care of your Dear Ones
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V6-0kYhqoRo
(enable subtitles)

“Hello Daddy, it's me ... I just wanted to let you know that we can't make for Christmas this year.”

#love #touching
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Old Book Illustrations

This is an amazing curated collection:
http://www.oldbookillustrations.com/

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“Out of the fire” (1913)
by Warwick Goble (UK, 1862-1943)
http://www.oldbookillustrations.com/illustrations/beautiful-bird/

#art #drawing #book
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