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Connecting the Dots

Style can be defined as the particular way in which something is done, created, or performed. In the case of my cartoons, the style I use is not only particular, it’s a bit peculiar, as well: instead of drawing with lines, as most cartoonists do, I use lots of dots. Of course, to make a cartoon, …

Comment Podcast: Literature and Life

Listen to “Literature and Life,” Rebecca Mead’s Comment about trigger warnings and Elliot Rodger.<p>You can also subscribe to the podcast on iTunes or XML.<p><i>Illustration by Tom Bachtell.</i>

Experimental Google Smartphone Becomes Brain Of Space Robot

NASA has hacked the phone to make an autonomous utility robot for the ISS.<p>Robots excel at the tedious, repetitive tasks that bore humans into ineffectiveness. So NASA has tweaked an experimental Google smartphone called "Project Tango" that takes 250,000 measurements per second to create a 3-D map …

The End Is A.I.: The Singularity Is Sci-Fi's Faith-Based Initiative

<i>The second in a series of posts about the major myths of robotics, and the role of science fiction role in creating and spreading them. Previous and former topics, respectively: Robots are strong, the myth of robotic hyper-competence, and robots are evil, the myth of killer machines.</i><p>In 1993, Vernor …

A World Without Steering Wheels is Google's Best Idea Yet

In a telephone press conference earlier today, Google went into further detail about its first-ever prototype for a purpose-built driverless car. Unlike the modified Priuses and other commercially-available models that have already racked up more than 700,000 miles on public roads, the plucky …

Fairless Hills Pa Apartments For You

En qué sociedad utópica se viviría mejor

¿Crees que un pintor, después de haber pintado el más bello modelo de hombre que pueda verse y de haber dado a cada rasgo la última perfección, seria …

¿Le llegó su fin al PIB?

<b>Pobre el PIB.</b><p>Pareciera que todo el mundo le está empezando a dar la espalda a la que alguna vez fue considerada la medida económica de mayor prestigio.<p>El Producto Interno Bruto, una medida del valor de los bienes y servicios que un país produce, es quizás el indicador estadístico más poderoso de la …

Los mapas del metro en esperanto gráfico

El lenguaje gráfico es también eso, un lenguaje con diferentes acentos, pronunciaciones, dialectos y maneras de hacerse notar. Las mismas propuestas …

Remembering in Rwanda

In Kigali last week, thousands of mourners trekked through a thick predawn fog to converge on Amahoro Stadium. By midmorning, in hot, raking sunshine, they filled the stands. The Army band, with sousaphones flashing, marched to the center of the field, arrayed itself there on a round stage, and …

Los consejos que da Warren Buffett a los jóvenes

El Economista America - 19:00 - 20/09/2013<p>Más noticias sobre:<p>Warren Buffet, en una charla en la Universidad de Georgetown | <i>Reuters- J. L. Duggan</i><p>En …

Noticias para jóvenes

Born To Swim?

Try this to trigger one of the cutest reflexes around. Just blow into a baby’s face and watch him or her gulp air, close eyes, and stop whatever they’re doing. Parents have used this as a way to get their little ones to stop crying – but it’s also the path to swimming.<p>The response is what’s known …

With tweaked enterprise partner programs, Google’s looking more like Microsoft every day

Google(s goog) continues to put together the pieces of an enterprise software company partner program around its cloud products. On Thursday it …

Los 10 artistas que más vendieron en 2013

Andy Warhol (367 millones de dólares)<p>Según Artprice, el artista pop norteamericano sigue subiendo como la espuma y mantiene un pulso en el mercado …

What's Going On in Ukraine? An Up-to-Date Guide

<b>1. Russian Troops Invaded Part of Ukraine This Weekend</b><p>Over the weekend, Russian President Vladimir Putin ordered troops to go into a region of …

Javier Gomá: «En la cultura moderna no tenemos un lugar para pensar y sentir lo sublime

<i>El joven Javier Gomá tuvo, un tarde de otoño, el vislumbre de un mundo ordenado y con sentido. El resto de su vida intelectual lo consumió en</i> …

XII razones para amar a Gumball

<b>I. El asombroso mundo de Gumball</b><p>Tenemos una <i>sitcom</i> en torno a la prole de los Watterson (un apellido que tiene poco de aleatorio, es una muestra de …

Ukraine tells Putin: this could be war

Thousands of Ukrainian troops put on combat alert as UK calls urgent meeting of UN Security Council<p>Ukraine defied Russian aggression on Saturday night warning that any military intervention would lead to war.<p>Ukraine’s acting leaders appeared on television in a sombre address to the nation after …

The early days of 25 websites

As the first website when online 25 years ago today, it's easy to forget just how some of our favourite websites looked back in their early incarnations. Rhiannon Williams unearths the best<p>The very first website went online 25 years ago today in December 1990 - in which time the Berlin Wall has …

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How To Think Critically About Video Games

My kids and I have been playing Donkey Kong Country Tropical Freeze for last few days.<p>I downloaded it to the WiiU and I told my kids that I needed them to help me review a new game. This is not a review. Forbes already did a review of the new Donkey Kong game. Bottom line: great graphics, good …

Quiz: Which Oscar-Nominated Movies Most Ignore Women?

<i>Click to open The New Yorker’s interactive gender-bias quiz.</i><p>The Bechdel Test asks three questions of a film:><p>Does the movie contain two or more named female characters?Do those characters talk to each other?If so, do they discuss something other than a man?<p>Surprisingly few movies pass this test of …

25 years of the World Wide Web: 25 Web superstars

Next month marks the 25th anniversary of the World Wide Web. Sophie Curtis takes a look at some of the pioneers that have helped make the Web what it is today.<p><b>Tim Berners Lee: inventor of the World Wide Web</b><p>British computer scientist, best known as the inventor of the World Wide Web. He made a …