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Five decades of the Metropolitan Museum of Art  - More than 400 publications on art history available to read, download, and/or search for free:
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You could pay $118 on Amazon for the Metropolitan Museum of Art's catalog The Art of Illumination: The Limbourg Brothers and the Belles Heures of Jean de France, Duc de Berry.
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Carbon3D can print products 25 to 100 times faster than other modes. Their new 3D printing method has the ability to create complex shapes and structures opens the door to new industries.
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Millions of trees are due to be axed in Amazônia to make way for dams to generate electricity for mines and aluminum smelters. But the indigenous Mundurukú people aren’t taking the destruction of their ancestral land lying down – and neither should we. Please speak out against this misguided project!
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"All around the world, bird numbers have dropped alarmingly in recent years due to habitat loss, pesticide/insecticide use, predation by pet cats, and pollution. Fiercely intelligent and friendly, sparrows are in need of our help and protection before they disappear forever."

Celebrate World Sparrow Day on March 20th and help save an endangered species!  http://bit.ly/1F5yuHS
via  @Inhabitat

#sparrow    #zwazo  
Far from being "pests", sparrows are vital for insect control, and their numbers are dropping rapidly. Let's celebrate the common house sparrow this March 20th!
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"Eugenics is the now-defunct (and creepy!) practice of breeding supposedly superior humans to achieve genetic improvements while sterilizing undesirables. Sound familiar? It's the exact same thing we now do to dogs and it's responsible for a range of health and behavioral issues in them". — Ed.

This chapter is excerpted from "A Matter of Breeding: A Biting History of Pedigree Dogs and How the Quest for Status Has Harmed Man's Best Friend" by Michael Brandow (Beacon Press, 2015 ). 

http://indefinitelywild.gizmodo.com/why-breeding-pedigree-dogs-is-just-eugenics-by-another-1692030738/+AnnaleeNewitz
Eugenics is the now-defunct (and creepy!) practice of breeding supposedly superior humans to achieve genetic improvements while sterilizing undesirables. Sound familiar? It's the exact same thing we now do to dogs and it's responsible for a range of health and behavioral issues in them. — Ed.
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Population of Pacific Sardines - a crucial forage fish for marine life - are collapsing due to ocean pollution and #overfishing .
Sardines population’s biomass estimate stock size has fallen steadily, from 1.4 million metric tons in 2007 it has now declined below 150,000 metric tons this year.

http://bit.ly/1CIny1U

We are destroying  and exploiting marine life massively. Overfishing and #ocean pollution is an international concern and must be stopped from continuing.
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"70% of forest lands are within a half-mile of a forest edge. That means almost no forest can really be considered wilderness.”

http://www.treehugger.com/natural-sciences/earth-running-out-wilderness-70-forests-are-less-1-mile-deep.html
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Japan can now transmit power wirelessly from solar panels in space.
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Can technology expand  the world of our senses (called Umwelt http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Umwelt  in neuroscience)?

Since sensoric inputs come to brain in the form of electrochemical signals, wearable computer tech can develop our perceptual experience beyond its current limits even without invasive body implants. So new sensory tech can help people with disabilities to overcome their limits, and it can also open our mind to universe much broader and richer than we have ever experienced.
 
https://youtu.be/4c1lqFXHvqI #posthuman #TED2015  

Would people of the future experience their everyday life with extended pallette of sensoric inputs? Would they personalize their boring days to make them more joyful or even trippy, turning tasteless food into  symphonic orchestra on the tongue,  and so individualizing anything with an unique taste of yours? Imagine how such experiences are popular, with people sharing their "umwelt recordings" and trading their multiverses settings with others who are using the same arduino-like "sense devices", might that be anything in the form of "treehugger wrist bands" or "ring of powers" or even full multisensoric bodysuits... This truly opens new horizons and might give a spark to thousand promising plots for great sci-fi stories with a bit of deeper philosophic meaning.

Imagine the COMMERCIAL WARNING of the future: "THIS TRIP SETTING "Hofmann 2043  aka Make Your Morning Commute Train Journey to Work a Lot More Funny" FOR OUR "MULTIPURPOSENSE XSUIT MODEL MNEMONIC" IS RECOMMENDED FOR PEOPLE WITH REALLY STRONG BRAIN CELLS CERTIFICATION ONLY!"

We are expanding our knowledge about ourselves and the universe. So we are extending our awareness exponentialy, and with tools such as a.i. we are finaly animating the non-living object world, puttings some effort in sustaining and improving the creation - of matter or spirit, if you wish - and making it all more conscious and aware of the present? Exploring the amazing powers of our brains, we are also teaching it new tricks, extending our possibilities and perhaps speeding up our evolution as a species... 
With such smart ai wearable tech with sensors ...Aren´t we putting ghost in a shell just to learn that is all we really are? 
 
Related philosophy and thoughts: 
Brain in the vat and the Matrix, Maya illusion and Samsara, Plato´s Cave, Simulacra... The Brain That Changes Itself  (http://bookshop.theguardian.com/brain-that-changes-itself-2.html) ...

Dangers: Fritzel cellar and any dangerous deviants making it nice on the inside,  unknown technology critical incidents or mistakes e.g. something turning people mad or paralyzed or autistic .. or even critical errors such as producing an epidemy of weirdnesses just like in Tetsuo: Iron Man - japanese cyberpunk movie where a man was turning into unstoppable monstrous goo swallowing the people and the whole world ... just to make it all be nicer for everyone in some new world inside.. 
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Richard Stallman published the GNU Manifesto in the March, 1985 thirty years ago.
Thanks to his approach "..there is a free version of nearly every software program in common use; more than eight thousand are currently listed in the Free Software Foundation’s program directory." 

http://www.newyorker.com/business/currency/the-gnu-manifesto-turns-thirty
Richard Stallman, who published his manifesto in March of 1985, has been known to say that, “with software, either the users control the program, or the program controls the users.” Credit Photograph by Denis Allard / REA / Redux
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New trailer made by The British Film Institute for Ridley Scott´s Blade Runner: The Final Cut, one of the top science fiction films ever released. https://youtu.be/W_9rhPDLHWk

via http://www.polygon.com/2015/3/11/8194099/watch-a-beautiful-new-blade-runner-trailer-and-fall-in-love-with-the

"The original Blade Runner film from 1982 http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0083658/?ref_=nv_sr_1 (based on the sci-fi novel called Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep? by Philip K. Dick) is built on an unanswerable conundrum: As robots evolve, at what stage do they become human? And as our lives become more and more computerised, at what stage do we start to become machines?"
#best   #scifi  
The British Film Institute is bringing Blade Runner: The Final Cut to theaters around the U.K., and the group has released a brand-new trailer for the film to commemorate the event. "This new...
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The Artiphon Musical  Instrument 1 invented by Mike Butera can be played like a keyboard, drum, or stringed instrument.  http://kck.st/1Nc4QCO

http://boingboing.net/2015/03/06/musical-instrument-mimics-almo.html
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"Om Asato maa sad-gamaya;" [O Lord Lead me from the unreal to the real; ]
"tamaso maa jyotir-ga-maya; " [Lead me from the darkness to light;]
"mrtyor-maa amrutam gamaya;" [Lead me from death to immortality;]
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May there be peace, peace, and perfect peace.]

a Sanskrit invocation from the Brihadaranyaka Upanishads* (1.3.28)
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