Archive for May, 2012

Measuring the Universe

Royal Observatory Greenwich describes in this wonderful short animation, the different techniques used to allow us to calculate the vast distances to stellar objects in space. Read the rest of this entry »

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Why Germany Has Zero Desire To Fix Anything In Europe

Germany has been the staunch opponent of some of the most promising ideas to end the eurozone crisis—common euro area bonds, enlarging the mandate of the European Central Bank, and drastically increasing the size of the European bailout fund.
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Alberta: Remember To Breathe

This spot features some of the breathtaking landscapes and authentic experiences from across the province of Alberta. Read the rest of this entry »

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The Power of Good Intentions

A host of new experiments show how good intentions can add to life: Food tastes better, pain hurts less, and pleasure is more pleasant when we see people as benevolent. Read the rest of this entry »

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12 Ways To Spot A Liar At Work

Your boss tells you that “this change is for the best,” but as she speaks, you notice her stiff body posture and forced smile. Is she being honest with you? Read the rest of this entry »

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Leap Motion Gestural Interface

A company called Leap Motion has launched ‘the world’s most accurate’ 3D motion control device, which it says is 200 times more sensitive than Microsoft’s Kinect peripheral.
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