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Martin Roberts has been shared in 11 public circles

AuthorFollowersDateUsers in CircleCommentsReshares+1Links
John Thomas6,407Circle 3 of 3 - 21st Century Educators on Google Plus This is the third of three Google+ education circles I'm sharing today. It includes many teachers who integrate technology into their daily classroom practice.#connectededucators #sharedcircle2013-04-22 05:04:22353101
Mike Clancy4,510Science & Technology ... if you want it, this is where you'll find it. These people are interesting and active. If you're in it, share it ... if you want into it, +1 it. It's that simple!2012-04-20 03:25:1149912626
Tommy Deis0#SharedCircle2012-04-06 20:47:14501000
Mike Clancy3,675By far my largest (and favorite) circle, this is a great list of engaged science & technology lovers. As with my sci-fi circle, +1 this if you would like to be added to the circle, share it if you're already in it and want your own circles to grow.2012-04-05 16:33:35460101733
Mike Clancy1,885Five hundred people who are active on G+ and interested in science and technology. Is that cool or what?2012-03-05 00:41:4850012915
Rose T1,833Australian Circle No:1This is the first of my 2 Australian Circles, Aussies, please share and add if you want to, so that we can all stay in touch with events, walks and whatever. :)2012-03-01 12:11:23496206
Paul Schuler678It's been a few months since I've shared this circle and it's about time for an update considering all the great posters I've added since. If you're interested in Mathematics, Education, or both, this is my Math+Ed Circle.2012-01-06 16:32:44406306
Kathryn Crosby19When I returned to G+ for about the third time and tried to actually give it a chance, I found the most frustrating issue was that there are so few active Australians that there are often long dead times while the rest of the world is asleep. Like me, many of the Australians in this circle posted a couple of things in July/August/September, but because no one else seemed to be posting anything they moved away. None the less, having got near enough to 500 Aussies, I figured I should share the circle and add it to the database. Perhaps with a heap of Australian circling going on it will wake things up a bit. I have tried to cull out the wannabe Australians and the completely inactive, but there may have been a few missed out. If I have missed you please feel free to post in the comments and I'll start work on a second Australians circle.2011-11-02 08:55:134993058
Béchir Arfaoui1,068Béchir Arfaoui shared a circle with you.2011-10-17 12:28:3316300
Martin Roberts0Originally when I shared my iOS developers circle, G+ limited the circles to 250 people. They have now increased that limit, so here are my 1000+ iOS developers that I know, split into 3 circles.iOS developers surnames P-Z.Martin Roberts shared a circle with you.2011-10-15 06:15:41389412
Chris Porter3,601As promised, my current circle of Apple Fans.Chris Porter shared a circle with you.2011-10-10 02:02:05360181011

Top posts in the last 50 posts

Most comments: 3

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2012-05-31 13:47:57 (3 comments, 0 reshares, 1 +1s)Open 

Really cool non-stick technologies

Now I just have to work out how to completely spray my son in this, so that dirt always falls off him!

Ross Nanotechnology's NeverWet superhydrophobic spray-on coating

http://www.fastcoexist.com/1679878/mits-freaky-non-stick-coating-keeps-ketchup-flowing

Most reshares: 3

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2012-03-31 12:23:22 (0 comments, 3 reshares, 3 +1s)Open 

I think we should all frequently remind ourselves of how lucky we are to live in such amazing times. +Intel just posted a simple infographic for us to appreciate the immensity of the rate of change that the world is currently experiencing.

Most plusones: 6

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2013-08-19 11:46:05 (1 comments, 1 reshares, 6 +1s)Open 

The Pythagorean theorem

a² + b² = c²

Pythagoras was a Greek mathematician who lived about 2500 years ago, and who developed the most famous formula in geometry, possibly in all of mathematics! He proved that, for a right triangle, the sum of the squares of the two sides that join at a right angle equals the square of the third side.
#sciencesunday  

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2013-11-01 23:56:03 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 0 +1s)Open 

Really cute video trailer of the upcoming Lego Movie.

Really cute video trailer of the upcoming Lego Movie.___

2013-10-24 13:04:10 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 1 +1s)Open 

Very impressive guy who is working hard and thinking deeply on what is the most effective way to teach school kids to program.

My New Strategy for Teaching Kids How to Code

We're one month into the second year of Catalyst, an after-school tech/computer class that I run for kids aged 9-13, and this year I've decided to try something different. [Last year, I had the kids learn in a browser-based / console-like IDE that I created - kind of like CodeAcademy, but ultimately it was just too much work to maintain and too limiting]. My new plan is to teach the kids how to build their own interactive websites from scratch using HTML, CSS and Javascript, and to do it on their own Linux VPS (CentOS 6) using Vim. I know it probably sounds crazy, but if the preliminary reception and results are any indication, I think it's going to be a success.

At this point, the kids already have a pretty solid understanding of basic HTML and CSS (inline styles and id and class selectors) , they're able to write simple Javascript event handlers (onmousedown, etc), and I've already transitioned a few of them over to working on their own VPSs via SSH and Vim. [I started them out on Neocities just so that we could get out of the gate quickly]. We worked on Javascript last year, so they have some background in it, but it's going to be interesting to see how well they can use it for building web pages that actually do things. I'm cautiously optimistic, but this is a lot to ask kids this young, even if they are gifted and talented, so we'll see how it plays out. Regardless, I've settled on a few component strategies that I think are going to stack the odds in our favor.

1. Don't Patronize We're working with real tools. No more sandbox, baby crap. I understand the motivation and thought process behind learning environments like Scratch and the various programming games and I appreciate the quality of work that has gone into many of them, but at the end of the day they're just not real enough (or, at least not for this group). I want the kids to develop real skills that they can use to create real things in the real world. Plus, the kids love it. Being able to login to their own server on the command line and create interactive web pages that the whole world can see is frankly pretty badass and they know it.

2. Breadth-first Learning Teaching the kids HTML, CSS and Javascript all at the same time isn't as hard as you might think because the technologies work together in a pretty common sense way. You just start with a little HTML, add in a pinch a CSS and Javascript, then rinse and repeat. Sure, all of the different types of syntax can be a little confusing at first, but it doesn't take long for them to pick it up. You just have to go slowly, step-by-step, and give them plenty of practice.

3. Challenges, Points and Levels Unsurprisingly, I've found that gamification works. For some reason, when you present a formal challenge to kids and assign points to it, they respond. I've tried just suggesting things for the kids to try out or work on, but often times that just results in a lot of screwing around with little progress.

Just so you can get a sense for the kind of stuff we're doing, here are the challenges from last night (session #4):

https://docs.google.com/document/d/1dR6TjmPW4szVbquppOgnyG-f4H1AKOely-wrCNd2XWk/edit?usp=sharing

Now I'm even going a step further and setting up a formal level system for each skill category - HTML/CSS, Javascript, shell / command line,  Vim, etc, which is something the kids are really excited about. The way it's going to work is that once you've completed enough points for a particular skill like Javascript, you can take a test to "level up". I decided not to follow the whole badges model like in scouts because that just seems like too much work and maybe even a little hokey, or belts like in karate because then you have to have them sort of figured out in advance, but with levels it's simple and open-ended. I can just keep inventing new levels as we need them, kind of like my old favorite, Dungeons & Dragons!

Anyway, it's all one big experiment and a work in progress, but it's exciting to see the kids progress and frankly I'm pretty much obsessed with it at the moment. More updates to follow ... ;)

Edit: Also, I owe a big shout-out and thank you to +Justin Vincent, my good friend, TechZing co-host and general partner in crime, for allowing me to Shanghai him into doing this with me. We've done 38 sessions so far and if there's one thing we've learned it's that teaching kids this young to code is NOT easy. In fact, I would have to say that it's easily the hardest 5-hours of my week and the sessions are only 90-minutes long! ;)___Very impressive guy who is working hard and thinking deeply on what is the most effective way to teach school kids to program.

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2013-08-19 11:46:05 (1 comments, 1 reshares, 6 +1s)Open 

This is so cool!

The Pythagorean theorem

a² + b² = c²

Pythagoras was a Greek mathematician who lived about 2500 years ago, and who developed the most famous formula in geometry, possibly in all of mathematics! He proved that, for a right triangle, the sum of the squares of the two sides that join at a right angle equals the square of the third side.
#sciencesunday  ___This is so cool!

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2013-08-16 09:07:03 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 1 +1s)Open 

I wish i could write code with this much excitement!

When a coworker is coding really loudly.___I wish i could write code with this much excitement!

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2013-08-09 09:13:56 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 1 +1s)Open 

Right (y)

Right (y)___

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2013-02-12 12:43:41 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 0 +1s)Open 

Machine Learning used to reconstruct ancient languages
I think it is cool that Machine learning is being used in so many aspects of society! 

Machine Learning used to reconstruct ancient languages
I think it is cool that Machine learning is being used in so many aspects of society! ___

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2013-02-12 04:22:24 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 0 +1s)Open 

"These days an absolutely staggering amount of research and development work goes into the very coarsely defined field of “machine learning.” Part of the reason why it’s so coarsely defined is because it borrows techniques from so many different fields. Many problems in machine learning can be phrased in different but equivalent ways. While they are often purely optimization problems, such techniques can be expressed in terms of statistical inference, have biological interpretations, or have a distinctly geometric and topological flavor. As a result, machine learning has come to be understood as a toolbox of techniques as opposed to a unified theory."

"These days an absolutely staggering amount of research and development work goes into the very coarsely defined field of “machine learning.” Part of the reason why it’s so coarsely defined is because it borrows techniques from so many different fields. Many problems in machine learning can be phrased in different but equivalent ways. While they are often purely optimization problems, such techniques can be expressed in terms of statistical inference, have biological interpretations, or have a distinctly geometric and topological flavor. As a result, machine learning has come to be understood as a toolbox of techniques as opposed to a unified theory."___

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2013-02-10 14:50:04 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 1 +1s)Open 

This is really cool,

Elements : Experiments in Character Design by Kaycie D

“Elements - Experiments in Character Design” was Kaycie D's senior thesis project, which premiered at the Milwaukee Institute of Art & Design Senior Thesis Exhibition from April 2011 - May 2011 for 72 of the elements. In November of 2011, the remaining 40 elements were completed.

Kaycie D. grew up on the animated Disney movies of the 90's and the songs have been stuck in her head ever since. Though she is a born and bred Minnesotan, she received her BFA from the Milwaukee Institute of Art & Design with a major in Animation and a minor in Illustration. She specializes in character design and is working on several large serial projects. Aside from art, she likes puppies, Julie Andrews, and singing loudly and off-key in public places

For more info go to Kaycie D's websites http://kcd-elements.tumblr.com/ and http://kaycie-kcd.blogspot.ca/   #sciencesunday   #scienceandart  ___This is really cool,

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2013-02-09 01:44:54 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 1 +1s)Open 

Beautiful Glass sculptures of Killer Virus

The Unsettling Beauty of Lethal Viruses

The one of the left: Swine flu, by Luke Jerram. 

The one on the right: Enterovirus 71, involved in hand, foot and mouth disease, by Luke Jerram

Few non-scientists would be able to distinguish the E. coli bacteria from the HIV virus under a microscope. Both are as different in their design as they are in their outwardly effects. Artist Luke Jerram, however, can describe in intricate detail the shapes of a slew of deadly viruses. He is intrigued by viruses, as a subject matter, because of their inherent irony. That is, something as virulent as SARS can actually, in its physical form, be quite delicate.

Clearly adept at scientific work—as an undergraduate, the Brit was offered a spot on a university engineering program—Jerram chose to pursue art instead.“Scie... more »

Beautiful Glass sculptures of Killer Virus

The Unsettling Beauty of Lethal Viruses

The one of the left: Swine flu, by Luke Jerram. 

The one on the right: Enterovirus 71, involved in hand, foot and mouth disease, by Luke Jerram

Few non-scientists would be able to distinguish the E. coli bacteria from the HIV virus under a microscope. Both are as different in their design as they are in their outwardly effects. Artist Luke Jerram, however, can describe in intricate detail the shapes of a slew of deadly viruses. He is intrigued by viruses, as a subject matter, because of their inherent irony. That is, something as virulent as SARS can actually, in its physical form, be quite delicate.

Clearly adept at scientific work—as an undergraduate, the Brit was offered a spot on a university engineering program—Jerram chose to pursue art instead. “Scientists and artists start by asking similar questions about the natural world,” he told SEED magazine in a 2009 interview. They just end up with completely different answers.

To create a body of work he calls “Glass Microbiology,” Jerram has enlisted the help of virologist Andrew Davidson from the University of Bristol and the expertise of professional glassblowers Kim George, Brian George and Norman Veitch. Together, the cross-disciplinary team brings hazardous pathogens, such as the H1N1 virus or HIV, to light in translucent glass forms.

The artist  insists that his sculptures be colorless, in contrast to the images scientists sometimes disseminate that are enhanced with bright hues.

BBC Video Link: glass virus art.FLV

Article Link: http://goo.gl/3IvVn

Luke Jerram's website: http://www.lukejerram.com/

#science   #scienceeveryday   #virus   #glass   #sculpture   #art  ___

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2013-02-09 01:43:19 (1 comments, 0 reshares, 1 +1s)Open 

22 Design Ingredients for a great blog
This gives us all an excellent visual reminder of solid and well-proven design practices for your blog!

22 Design Ingredients for a great blog
This gives us all an excellent visual reminder of solid and well-proven design practices for your blog!___

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2013-02-09 01:37:56 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 1 +1s)Open 

The Curse of Dimensionality in Big Data
An  easy-going commentary on one of the major challenges facing data scientists who typically deal with high dimensionality data. 

The Curse of Dimensionality in Big Data
An  easy-going commentary on one of the major challenges facing data scientists who typically deal with high dimensionality data. ___

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2013-02-03 09:45:12 (1 comments, 0 reshares, 0 +1s)Open 

Hilarious...

Initial thought: Why didn't I think of this? This is sooo cool!
Second thought: Oh yes, I know why....


Hungry work? Hoodie ingenuity. Simple genius :)
via goo.gl/0g9TL___Hilarious...

Initial thought: Why didn't I think of this? This is sooo cool!
Second thought: Oh yes, I know why....

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2013-02-03 09:40:45 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 2 +1s)Open 

really fascinating comparison!

The Cosmos: Macro versus Micro

☼ The images on the left are night views of brightly lit metropolitan cities taken from the International Space Station. On the right, are fluorescent images of neurons. Like a neuron, the city seems to have a cell body, branching dendrites and a main axon like highway extending out.

☼ The ancient Greeks of the Neo-Platonic school of philosophy saw  the same patterns reproduced in all levels of the cosmos, from the largest scale (macrocosm or universe-level) all the way down to the smallest scale (microcosm or sub-sub-atomic or even metaphysical-level). In their philosophy, Man is in the middle.

☼ Did you know that the word cosmos (Greek, κόσμος) means "order" and is the conceptual opposite of "chaos"? In Mandarin Chinese, cosmos and universe are both translated as 宇宙 yǔzhòu, which means "space-time".

“To see a World in a Grain of Sand
And a Heaven in a Wild Flower,
Hold Infinity in the palm of your hand
And Eternity in an hour.”

-William Blake

Source: http://infinity-imagined.tumblr.com/page/6

#ScienceSunday___really fascinating comparison!

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2012-10-01 10:04:36 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 1 +1s)Open 

Thought for the day.
For me, wife + 2 kids. Interesting question for me is:
"Who are the other 2 most influential people on my life?"

Simple truth

Try it out today___Thought for the day.
For me, wife + 2 kids. Interesting question for me is:
"Who are the other 2 most influential people on my life?"

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2012-09-08 12:35:38 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 1 +1s)Open 

so cool...

Giving Art a Hand___so cool...

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2012-09-08 12:34:57 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 0 +1s)Open 

It is always interesting when we need to find optimal solutions that lie at the intersection of math/science and psychology.

It is always interesting when we need to find optimal solutions that lie at the intersection of math/science and psychology.___

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2012-08-25 12:48:39 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 0 +1s)Open 

Awesome exposition on the Higss Boson Discovery
When someone gives a simple and approachable explanation to a particle physics topic, it's like music to my ears...

Awesome exposition on the Higss Boson Discovery
When someone gives a simple and approachable explanation to a particle physics topic, it's like music to my ears...___

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2012-08-24 09:20:55 (0 comments, 1 reshares, 2 +1s)Open 

A sweet article on how a journalist tries to learn about a reclusive maths genius.

A sweet article on how a journalist tries to learn about a reclusive maths genius.___

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2012-08-24 02:03:00 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 1 +1s)Open 

omg! how can something be so cool and so eerie at the same time?!

If only Mars was Tatooine!

http://www.g4tv.com/thefeed/blog/post/724632/star-wars-1313-gameplay-video-from-e3/___omg! how can something be so cool and so eerie at the same time?!

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2012-08-24 02:01:15 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 4 +1s)Open 

So true for me...
How many of you are also this?!

Absolute #truth  ___So true for me...
How many of you are also this?!

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2012-08-20 13:06:23 (0 comments, 1 reshares, 1 +1s)Open 

9 billion years compressed into 80 seconds
For those of us with an attention span of less than 2 minutes, here's a great visual history of our universe!

9 billion years compressed into 80 seconds
For those of us with an attention span of less than 2 minutes, here's a great visual history of our universe!___

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2012-08-19 10:37:39 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 0 +1s)Open 

What is the most effective way to shake water off your body?
Thanks to some cool research, next time you hop out of the shower, you will be able to shake the water off your body with optimal efficiency.

They did analysis of the different ways dogs, cats, squirrels, rats, mice, bear,s lions, tigers, pandas, kangaroos and even pigs shake their fur to get dry.

_"the frequency of an animal's shake — i.e., the number of times it oscillates its body per second — is tuned to "(i) the animal's size and (ii) the properties of water, namely surface tension and density," in order to remove as much water as possible with minimal physical effort."

Spoiler: Applying their log-log relationship to humans, one learns that the optimum frequency to shake ourselves dry is 3Hz (= 3 osciallations per second.)

What is the most effective way to shake water off your body?
Thanks to some cool research, next time you hop out of the shower, you will be able to shake the water off your body with optimal efficiency.

They did analysis of the different ways dogs, cats, squirrels, rats, mice, bear,s lions, tigers, pandas, kangaroos and even pigs shake their fur to get dry.

_"the frequency of an animal's shake — i.e., the number of times it oscillates its body per second — is tuned to "(i) the animal's size and (ii) the properties of water, namely surface tension and density," in order to remove as much water as possible with minimal physical effort."

Spoiler: Applying their log-log relationship to humans, one learns that the optimum frequency to shake ourselves dry is 3Hz (= 3 osciallations per second.)___

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2012-08-18 13:28:11 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 1 +1s)Open 

Awesome visual of water surface tension

Awesome visual of water surface tension___

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2012-08-18 11:36:37 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 4 +1s)Open 

Such a simple idea!
One of those "why hasn't someone thought of this before?" inventions!


    LED faucet light - Changes according to the water temp. Cool!___Such a simple idea!
One of those "why hasn't someone thought of this before?" inventions!

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2012-08-18 11:31:03 (2 comments, 1 reshares, 2 +1s)Open 

way cool!

Amazing 3D Lego Chalk Art___way cool!

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2012-08-18 05:27:43 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 1 +1s)Open 

Scientists discover that the Sun is remarkably rounder than ever suspected!
"The peculiar fact that the sun is slightly too round to agree with our understanding of its rotation is also an important clue in a longstanding mystery," Kuhn said. "The fact that it is too round means that there are other forces at work making this round shape. We've probably misunderstood how the gas turbulence in the sun works, or how the sun organizes the magnetism that we can only see at the surface. Finding problems in our theories is always more exciting than not, since this is the only way we learn more."

Scientists discover that the Sun is remarkably rounder than ever suspected!
"The peculiar fact that the sun is slightly too round to agree with our understanding of its rotation is also an important clue in a longstanding mystery," Kuhn said. "The fact that it is too round means that there are other forces at work making this round shape. We've probably misunderstood how the gas turbulence in the sun works, or how the sun organizes the magnetism that we can only see at the surface. Finding problems in our theories is always more exciting than not, since this is the only way we learn more."___

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2012-08-17 05:46:02 (0 comments, 2 reshares, 2 +1s)Open 

fascinating physics here which is explained with excellent clarity.

1,000,000,000,000 Frames/Second Photography

How about that for a shutter speed, eh?

This is real rocket science: A camera that can film photons in flight. In doing this, it reaches towards the extreme outer edges of physics where weird relativistic effects take place.

Just as a comparison: If you would be filming a bullet flying through that bottle at 1,000,000,000,000 Frames/Second, you would have to watch a whole year to see it go through.

PS: Why they used a Coca Cola bottle to demonstrate this is beyond me, though! ;-)___fascinating physics here which is explained with excellent clarity.

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2012-08-17 05:37:47 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 1 +1s)Open 

MATHS • FOOD • Delicious hypothetical experiment 

MATHS • FOOD • Delicious hypothetical experiment ___

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2012-08-16 13:15:11 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 2 +1s)Open 

absolutely amazing!

Earth, Jupiter and Venus from the skyline of Mars
#NASA   #Earth   #Jupiter   #Venus   #Mars   #curiosityrover   #curiosity  ___absolutely amazing!

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2012-08-06 09:46:57 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 0 +1s)Open 

Fascinating visual analysis and comparison of Usain Bolt with other runners over the last century, as well as with today's teenage champions.

Fascinating visual analysis and comparison of Usain Bolt with other runners over the last century, as well as with today's teenage champions.___

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2012-08-06 08:59:57 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 2 +1s)Open 

And the gold medal for the 567 million km long jump goes to...
"Curiosity", from NASA's Mars Space Laboratory, in a world record time of
254 days, 16 hours, and 29 minutes.

Curiosity hit the Mars atmosphere at 21,000 km/h (13,000 mph), used a supersonic parachute to slow it down, and was then lowered down by a cable from a hovering rocket pack. It is twice as long and 5 times as heavy as Spirit or Opportunity, and the science lab portion is 15 times as heavy, and has 10 science instruments.

Pictured here is Curiosity at its moment of glory, showing high resolution images of its own shadow just after the "7 minutes of terror".

And the gold medal for the 567 million km long jump goes to...
"Curiosity", from NASA's Mars Space Laboratory, in a world record time of
254 days, 16 hours, and 29 minutes.

Curiosity hit the Mars atmosphere at 21,000 km/h (13,000 mph), used a supersonic parachute to slow it down, and was then lowered down by a cable from a hovering rocket pack. It is twice as long and 5 times as heavy as Spirit or Opportunity, and the science lab portion is 15 times as heavy, and has 10 science instruments.

Pictured here is Curiosity at its moment of glory, showing high resolution images of its own shadow just after the "7 minutes of terror".___

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2012-08-06 06:09:37 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 0 +1s)Open 

historic first photos!

First pictures from Curiosity!
#nasa #curiosity #science #mars #lander___historic first photos!

2012-07-16 15:57:26 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 2 +1s)Open 

Personally, I am very thankful for those authors who make electronic versions of their books freely available. Definitely, the bulk of my knowledge in machine learning has not been through standard blogs, wikipedia, printed books, nor even the much publicised Stanford University video lectures on machine learning, but from publicly available books on statistics for machine learning.

Therefore, I am more than happy to tell people that there is another well written book that is available for free.

Personally, I am very thankful for those authors who make electronic versions of their books freely available. Definitely, the bulk of my knowledge in machine learning has not been through standard blogs, wikipedia, printed books, nor even the much publicised Stanford University video lectures on machine learning, but from publicly available books on statistics for machine learning.

Therefore, I am more than happy to tell people that there is another well written book that is available for free.___

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2012-06-09 13:12:56 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 1 +1s)Open 

This is really cool!

This is really cool!___

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2012-05-31 13:47:57 (3 comments, 0 reshares, 1 +1s)Open 

Really cool non-stick technologies

Now I just have to work out how to completely spray my son in this, so that dirt always falls off him!

Ross Nanotechnology's NeverWet superhydrophobic spray-on coating

http://www.fastcoexist.com/1679878/mits-freaky-non-stick-coating-keeps-ketchup-flowing

Really cool non-stick technologies

Now I just have to work out how to completely spray my son in this, so that dirt always falls off him!

Ross Nanotechnology's NeverWet superhydrophobic spray-on coating

http://www.fastcoexist.com/1679878/mits-freaky-non-stick-coating-keeps-ketchup-flowing___

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2012-05-18 16:02:18 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 0 +1s)Open 

Facebook and the frenetic world that we made and choose to live in.
Today's Facebook IPO offers us a fascinating glimpse into the unbelievably fast-paced, frenetic and technology-driven world that we live in.

The fact that we have the technological capability to trade 82 millions shares in less than 30 seconds is mind-boggling. The fact that we choose to trade 82 milllion shares between each other in a 30-second global frenzy is also mind-boggling.

Facebook and the frenetic world that we made and choose to live in.
Today's Facebook IPO offers us a fascinating glimpse into the unbelievably fast-paced, frenetic and technology-driven world that we live in.

The fact that we have the technological capability to trade 82 millions shares in less than 30 seconds is mind-boggling. The fact that we choose to trade 82 milllion shares between each other in a 30-second global frenzy is also mind-boggling.___

2012-05-18 15:38:19 (1 comments, 0 reshares, 0 +1s)Open 

Facebook shares open at $42.05.

Facebook shares open at $42.05.___

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2012-05-18 13:03:58 (3 comments, 0 reshares, 0 +1s)Open 

Very interesting...

There are more than 65 technology startups in Silicon Valley that were created by Australians, and this number is growing rapidly. Many who feature in a major video series launching on smh.com.au on Monday are highly critical of both the government and the venture capital industry in Australia. They say Australia is asleep at the wheel and risks being left behind.

"They're moving to the US, they're getting a green card, and they're not coming back," says Matt Barrie.___Very interesting...

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2012-05-18 11:49:48 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 1 +1s)Open 

I believe that most small businesses or startups succeed when a person begins spending time on something they think is really enjoyable or interesting. More often than not, this passion turns into intense focus and determination -- bordering on obsession. Then one day, simply because of the sheer number of hours of blood, sweat and tears that they have put into the work they love, the world realizes that they have achieved something really valuable and worthwhile, and rewards them for it.

I believe that most small businesses or startups succeed when a person begins spending time on something they think is really enjoyable or interesting. More often than not, this passion turns into intense focus and determination -- bordering on obsession. Then one day, simply because of the sheer number of hours of blood, sweat and tears that they have put into the work they love, the world realizes that they have achieved something really valuable and worthwhile, and rewards them for it.___

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2012-05-18 01:13:16 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 2 +1s)Open 

How do you know if your company has an engineering culture?
Kloninger offers a simple story to illustrate a useful litmus test on how strong the engineering culture is in your work. Ed Wesissman, offers a wildly contrasting and amusing story which most of us of encountered at some stage. http://edweissman.com/it-takes-6-days-to-change-1-line-of-code

How do you know if your company has an engineering culture?
Kloninger offers a simple story to illustrate a useful litmus test on how strong the engineering culture is in your work. Ed Wesissman, offers a wildly contrasting and amusing story which most of us of encountered at some stage. http://edweissman.com/it-takes-6-days-to-change-1-line-of-code___

2012-05-16 10:32:22 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 2 +1s)Open 

How to become better at programming.
"When you’re learning something new like learning to code, some days you think you’re the next Zuckerberg, crushing documentation and cans of red bull with wild abandon. The next day you feel like you have a better chance of being the first sub-150 pound player in the NFL than being a good coder"
A simple-to-read commentary on how to improve your coding skills, which is a refreshingly different take to Malcolm Gladwell's "10,000 hours", and Jeff Atwood's "you just are". ~ kudos to Dan.

How to become better at programming.
"When you’re learning something new like learning to code, some days you think you’re the next Zuckerberg, crushing documentation and cans of red bull with wild abandon. The next day you feel like you have a better chance of being the first sub-150 pound player in the NFL than being a good coder"
A simple-to-read commentary on how to improve your coding skills, which is a refreshingly different take to Malcolm Gladwell's "10,000 hours", and Jeff Atwood's "you just are". ~ kudos to Dan.___

2012-05-16 10:09:25 (0 comments, 1 reshares, 2 +1s)Open 

Amusing game play showed by a smart contestant on a game show
For everyone who loves game theory, you can't go passed this. A savvy contestant finds himself in a classic Prisoner's Dilemna game situation. Watch what he does!

Amusing game play showed by a smart contestant on a game show
For everyone who loves game theory, you can't go passed this. A savvy contestant finds himself in a classic Prisoner's Dilemna game situation. Watch what he does!___

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2012-05-11 10:50:17 (1 comments, 1 reshares, 4 +1s)Open 

Fractal pancakes How cool is this!?

This guy is amazing!
http://saipancakes.blogspot.co.uk/2012/04/fractals.html
http://saipancakes.blogspot.com.au/2012/04/saipancakes.html
http://saipancakes.blogspot.com.au/2012/03/marine-invertebrates.htm
http://saipancakes.blogspot.com.au/2012/04/musical-instruments.html

Fractal pancakes How cool is this!?

This guy is amazing!
http://saipancakes.blogspot.co.uk/2012/04/fractals.html
http://saipancakes.blogspot.com.au/2012/04/saipancakes.html
http://saipancakes.blogspot.com.au/2012/03/marine-invertebrates.htm
http://saipancakes.blogspot.com.au/2012/04/musical-instruments.html___

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2012-05-10 13:41:20 (1 comments, 0 reshares, 0 +1s)Open 

#words

A short How-To for your Life

#words

A short How-To for your Life___

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2012-04-19 11:43:44 (0 comments, 1 reshares, 1 +1s)Open 

beautiful....

Via +Faizan Barai

An anthropologist proposed a game to African tribe kids. He put a basket full of fruit near a tree and told them that whoever got there first won the sweet fruits. When he told them to run they all took each others hands and ran together, then sat together enjoying their treats. When he asked them why they had run like that as one could have had all the fruits for himself they said: UBUNTU, how can one of us be happy if all the other ones are sad?

UBUNTU in the Xhosa culture means: "I am because we are"___beautiful....

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2012-04-10 04:25:51 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 0 +1s)Open 

On Sunday, April 8th, 2012 Jack Tramiel, founder of Commodore, died at 83.
"Commodore was one of the first important PC companies, and Tramiel, in his own idiosyncratic manner, played a vital role in getting the PC revolution underway."
Great tribute by Time.
Share this, if you loved your Commodore 64!

On Sunday, April 8th, 2012 Jack Tramiel, founder of Commodore, died at 83.
"Commodore was one of the first important PC companies, and Tramiel, in his own idiosyncratic manner, played a vital role in getting the PC revolution underway."
Great tribute by Time.
Share this, if you loved your Commodore 64!___

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2012-04-08 13:58:48 (1 comments, 0 reshares, 3 +1s)Open 

Ever since I was a kid, I have always been fascinated by images from electron microscopes. However, after seeing this enlarged image of a maggot, I don't think I want to see anymore! ;)

Electron Microscopy Collection
What object do you find the coolest or creepiest under an Electron Microscope?

I find the Maggot to be really strange, but the other stuff is just as interesting. Every time I use salt and pepper from now on, I'll think of that photo.

From http://egotvonline.com/2012/03/13/25-everyday-objects-under-an-electron-microscope/ .___Ever since I was a kid, I have always been fascinated by images from electron microscopes. However, after seeing this enlarged image of a maggot, I don't think I want to see anymore! ;)

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2012-04-07 09:28:05 (0 comments, 1 reshares, 0 +1s)Open 

This amazing chimp can memorize the ordered location of nine numbers in less then 60 milliseconds!

Or what might be even more amazing is that this particular chimp might not be amazing, but rather it is what most chimps are capable of ?! Maybe what all of us are also capable of?

This amazing chimp can memorize the ordered location of nine numbers in less then 60 milliseconds!

Or what might be even more amazing is that this particular chimp might not be amazing, but rather it is what most chimps are capable of ?! Maybe what all of us are also capable of?___

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2012-04-01 02:18:22 (2 comments, 0 reshares, 1 +1s)Open 

This is very sweet, and quite telling of different generations.

Good Morning Google+

Today let's take a moment to reflect on the words below. They can be applied to all aspects of our present day lives, not just marriage.___This is very sweet, and quite telling of different generations.

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2012-03-31 12:23:22 (0 comments, 3 reshares, 3 +1s)Open 

I think we should all frequently remind ourselves of how lucky we are to live in such amazing times. +Intel just posted a simple infographic for us to appreciate the immensity of the rate of change that the world is currently experiencing.

I think we should all frequently remind ourselves of how lucky we are to live in such amazing times. +Intel just posted a simple infographic for us to appreciate the immensity of the rate of change that the world is currently experiencing.___

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