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Brown Paper Tickets

Tribute to Lou Harrison - 19th Annual Music for People & Thingamajigs Festival<p>Oakland, CA<p><b>Sales have ended for this event. Tickets may still be</b> …

Why We Learn Math Lessons That Date Back 500 Years

Open up a classic mathematics textbook written by a Welshman, Robert Recorde, and flip past the preface and the table of contents.<p>There, you'll see the bold statement that math is "contemptible and vile."<p>Recorde didn't believe that himself. Quite the opposite. But, writing in 1543, he had to …

Mathematics

The Evolutionary Argument Against Reality

As we go about our daily lives, we tend to assume that our perceptions — sights, sounds, textures, tastes — are an accurate portrayal of the real world. Sure, when we stop and think about it — or when we find ourselves fooled by a perceptual illusion — we realize with a jolt that what we perceive …

Alan Turing

Yoga Nidra: The Key to Better Sleep?

According to Ananda’s head of yoga, Kirit Thacker, one session of the ancient practice of Yoga Nidra, which means, “psychic sleep,” is equivalent to …

This week in patents: NASA, Microsoft, Boeing, and more

Wireless charging hasn’t met the success that was anticipated – and rightly so. Although existing wireless chargers do away with tangled wires, they are still heavily limited in usability. The device to be charged needs to be placed on the wireless charging pad and is rendered unusable while being …

Magnetism

The best houseplants to clean the air in your home, as recommended by NASA

Easy to care for, resilient, and a quick way to inject some nature into your living room - no wonder houseplants have recently made a comeback. But did you know they also clean the air in your home? A NASA study found that a plethora of plants neutralise the chemicals found in furniture, household …

Plants

Google joins Facebook's game-changing project that's eating the $140 billion hardware market

OCP, the extraordinary project that started as a controversial idea inside Facebook about five years ago, is revolutionizing the computer hardware industry. Google's news was announced as part of the OCP tech conference taking place in San Jose this week.<p>OCP is doing for hardware what Linux, …

Goldman Sachs

This wild laser technology could speed up our journey to Mars, and help us find aliens

Aliens

Library Book PDF

<b>Judaism (Religions Of The World)</b><br>File Type: .pdf<br>Unic id: a56f2966f0<p><b>The Strange Umbrella (Enid Blyton: Star Reads Series 6)</b><br>File Type: .pdf<br>Unic id: …

This GPS app now covers the entire planet except for a few volcanic islands and Antarctica

Offline maps for off-the-grid traveling<p>Sygic, a GPS app that stores maps on your smartphone for offline use, announced today that it has added 88 new maps to its portfolio, allowing the developer to now brag that it's app "is now available to users in every United Nations recognized state." That …

Australia

How to ride a bicycle like a pro, according to physics

Humans have been riding bicycle-like machines for close to 200 years, beginning with the draisine or “velocipede” in 1817.<p>While riding and balancing a bicycle can seem simple and effortless, the actual control process used by a human rider is still somewhat of a mystery. Using mathematical …

Electric Vehicles

Physicists find extreme violation of local realism in quantum hypergraph states

(Phys.org)—Many quantum technologies rely on quantum states that violate local realism, which means that they either violate locality (such as when …

Quantum Mechanics

Thomas Piketty on the rise of Bernie Sanders: the US enters a new political era

The Vermont senator’s success so far demonstrates the end of the politico-ideological cycle opened by the victory of Ronald Reagan at the 1980 elections<p>How can we interpret the incredible success of the “socialist” candidate Bernie Sanders in the US primaries? The Vermont senator is now ahead of …

How to Make Cocktails for a Crowd (Only Simple Math Required)

The friends are coming! The relatives are coming! Whether you’re looking to ease the stress of a huge family that isn’t always on their very best behavior or to raise a glass to celebrate all the many things you’re deeply thankful for, it’s nice to have a special cocktail available for the crowds …

Stormy

Who Makes More Money -- Entrepreneurs Or VCs?

Who makes more money, entrepreneurs or venture capitalists? I recently came across an interesting Quora response from a friend and one of my favorite co-investors, Jason Lemkin.<p><b>The Answer: “Yes and No”</b><p>Jason concludes that:<p><i>A top founder takes much more risk, at least on paper, but can make a lot</i> …

Venture Capital

New 'lithium-air' batteries could be 10x more powerful, 5x cheaper

The days of electric vehicles that can only travel 80 to 100 miles per charge are numbered. That is, if a study from University of Cambridge is …

Harvard creates a material that lets light go 'infinitely fast'

Researchers at Harvard University announced recently that they had successfully developed a means of manipulating light at the nanoscale, which could lead to photonic-based (rather than electronic) telecommunications. Think, ubiquitous fiber optics. The team reportedly developed an on-chip …