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Nostalgia Just Became a Law of Nature - Issue 21: Information

John Ruskin called it the pathetic fallacy: to see rainstorms as passionate, drizzles as sad, and melting streams as innocent. After all, the …

A New Physics Theory of Life

An MIT physicist has proposed the provocative idea that life exists because the law of increasing entropy drives matter to acquire lifelike physical …

Nobel Prize

Kurzweil Interviews Minsky: Is Singularity Near?

The Byzantine Generals Problem

SATOSHI'S REVOLUTION: How The Creator Of Bitcoin May Have Stumbled Onto Something Much, Much Bigger

We gave our Person of the Year award for 2013 to Satoshi Nakamoto, the pseudonymous creator of Bitcoin. We know some of you laughed.<p>If you did, you may want to read on. It's becoming increasingly clear that Satoshi's creation has the potential to change how much of commerce itself works, and for …

Bitcoin

Bitcoin 2.0: Unleash The Sidechains

“Cryptocurrencies will create a fifth protocol layer powering the next generation of the Internet,” says Naval Ravikant. “Our 2014 fund will be built during the blockchain cycle,” concurs Fred Wilson. And Andreessen Horowitz have very visibly doubled down on Bitcoin.<p>Even if you don’t believe in …

Bitcoin Is At A Crossroads

Bitcoin, the peer-to-peer currency with no central bank, based on digital tokens with no intrinsic value, appears to be headed where no other virtual currencies has gone to date.<p>First mentioned in a research paper written under a pseudonym 5 years ago Bitcoin has, in the last year, moved from the …

¿Cómo debemos colocar los altavoces de nuestro home cinema?

Uno de los factores que más influyen en la experiencia sonora de nuestros equipos de cine en casa es la <b>colocación de los altavoces en la sala</b>, hasta …

Programmable glue made of DNA directs tiny gel bricks to self-assemble

Gel bricks smaller than a grain of salt (top left) can be programmed to self-assemble into complex structures. The key is to attach a pair of …

Bitcoin: What is it?

If you're seeing this message, it means we're having trouble loading external resources on our website.<p>If you're behind a web filter, please make …

CytoComp a revolutionary biological computer

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Iglesias encantadoramente inusuales

A continuación un conjunto de iglesias encantadoramente inusuales que cumplirán todas tus expectativas de rarezas. ¡Vota por la que te guste más! …

8 Spa-Like Bathrooms Designed to Instantly Soothe

Let these airy oases across the globe spur some ideas for creating your own refuge.

Bricotecnología: El MIT te explica cómo fabricarte tu propio teléfono

El proyecto <b>DIY Cellphone</b> ya tiene cierto tiempo y no es el primero de su tipo --algunos recordaréis al tristemente olvidado OpenMoko--, pero sí …

A Primer on Strategy

There are many good reasons to read Good Strategy Bad Strategy by Richard Rumelt.<p>You may be frustrated by the state of your organization's strategy. …

How To Tell Between Real & Perceived Risk (The Cat Furniture Problem)

One of the concepts that’s been on my mind since I finished reading Nicholas Nassim Taleb’s book Antifragile a few months ago is the <i>Lindy …

11 disturbing things Snowden has taught us (so far)

Falling behind on the increasingly byzantine NSA scandal? We’ve got you covered<p><b>1) Can you hear me now?</b><p>The Guardian reported on June 6 that, according to documents leaked by Edward Snowden, the Obama administration enabled the National Security Agency to collect caller information from Verizon …

Así es la táctica para cazar a un niño futbolista

El periodista chileno Juan Pablo Meneses se viste de agente para desvelar en un libro la despiadada trastienda de la búsqueda y compraventa de …

The 147 Companies That Control Everything

Three systems theorists at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Zurich have taken a database listing 37 million companies and investors worldwide and analyzed all 43,060 transnational corporations and share ownerships linking them. They built a model of who owns what and what their revenues …

Así se programaron los virus más destructivos de la historia

Dicen que el código es poesía, y es cierto que programar tiene algo que va más allá de las matemáticas o las fórmulas. A veces ese lenguaje es …

How to Build a Digital Brain

Palm founder Jeff Hawkins on neurology, big data, and the future of artificial intelligence<p>For decades, Jeff <i>Hawkins lived a double life, co-founding Palm, the first successful mobile-device company, and studying the brain in his spare time. Free from the traditional constraints of academia, he has</i> …

Cómo crear una tienda online fácilmente y con poco dinero

Incluso en tiempos de crisis, el comercio electrónico continúa creciendo. <b>En 2012 las ventas por Internet a nivel mundial se incrementaron en un</b> …

As one: how the astonishing power of swarms can help us fight cancer

<i>This article was taken from the May 2013 issue of Wired magazine. Be the first to read Wired's articles in print before they're posted online, and</i> …

Where In The World Is Bitcoin Creator Satoshi Nakamoto? [CHART]

Last weekend, internet pioneer Ted Nelson speculated that the creator of Bitcoin (who goes by the pseudonym Satoshi Nakamoto) was actually Japanese math professor Shinichi Mochizuki.<p>This was the latest theory in an extremely long hunt by various researchers and journalists trying to identify …

Bitcoin

The 21 Coolest Things Ever Made Out Of Lego

And by "coolest," I mean "nerdiest."

Lego

Brian Eno and Peter Chilvers talk Scape, iPad apps and generative music

"I might retire, now I've found a way to make myself redundant," chuckles Brian Eno, fairly early on in our conversation in his West London …

Los otros apestados de Mourinho

Casillas no tiene por qué sentirse tan ofendido. En realidad, las relaciones de amor y odio con los futbolistas forman parte de la personalidad de …