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How People Learn to Become Resilient

Norman Garmezy, a developmental psychologist and clinician at the University of Minnesota, met thousands of children in his four decades of research. But one boy in particular stuck with him. He was nine years old, with an alcoholic mother and an absent father. Each day, he would arrive at school …

Psychology

Roomba, I Command Thee: Use Raspberry Pi for Voice Control

Bark orders and watch your computer, your Roomba, even your light bulbs obey your spoken commands<p>It’s an old saying that computers aren’t really smart, because they only do what we tell them to do. But now you can actually tell your Raspberry Pi to do something smart — to take control of connected …

Learn Spanish, French and other languages for free

This Meteor Shower Timelapse Looks Like A Real-Life Version Of 'Starry Night'

The short but oh-so-sweet video is a project seven years in the making. O'Brien told The Creators Project that he's been experimenting with timelapse since 2005, but has never done anything with the footage until now.<p>He typically works with landscape photos and panoramic views, and often he'd leave …

Time-lapse Photography

How the north ended up on top of the map

Flickr<p>There is nothing inevitable or intrinsically correct — not in geographic, cartographic or even philosophical terms — about the north being represented as up, because up on a map is a human construction, not a natural one. Some of the very earliest Egyptian maps show the south as up, …

Researchers turn to Twitter in the search for time travelers

Whether or not time travel is even physically possible remains to be seen. But researchers at Michigan Technological University have already started scouring the internet for evidence that we've been visited by tourists from the future. The theory is that anyone who has moved backwards through …

A Vibrating Watch That Messes With Your Perception of Time

Author: Kyle VanHemert. Kyle VanHemert Design<p>Date of Publication: 01.03.14.<p>Time of Publication: 6:30 am. 6:30 am<p>“Time flies when you’re having fun.” …

Ruby Wax: why mindfulness is the secret to a happy new year

The actress Ruby Wax – now a qualified therapist – says that mindfulness can help you lead a stress-free life<p>Happiness is not a shiny 2014 diary already clogged with meetings, phone catch-ups and must-do errands. The modern take on Descartes, “I’m busy therefore I am” is, according to Ruby Wax, the …

Mindfulness

Arduino Geekout: Brian Huang of Sparkfun on Scratch 4 Arduino

San Diego traffic, organized by color

Cy Kuckenbaker's Midday Traffic Time Collapsed and Reorganized by Color edits together footage of four minutes' worth of traffic shot from San …

Silicon Valley Is Living Inside A Bubble Of Tone-Deaf Arrogance

The difference is in other cosmopolitan cities, the lower part of society keep to themselves. They sell small trinkets, beg coyly, stay quiet, and generally stay out of your way. They realize it's a privilege to be in the civilized part of town and view themselves as guests. And that's okay.<p>It's …

Silicon Valley

Gorgeous Digital Clocks Make You Rethink Time

Author: Liz Stinson. Liz Stinson Design<p>Date of Publication: 12.05.13.<p>Time of Publication: 1:30 pm. 1:30 pm<p>You can pull, push or twist the key, which …

Synth Kit 製品情報

LB Session #01 - by Sato Kimitoshi, Namba Takumi (from Open Reel Ensemble)<p>Open Reel Ensembleの佐藤 公俊、難波 卓己による書き下ろし楽曲。littleBitsの魅力を余す事無く表現するため、ほぼSynth …

Prss: A Powerful New Way to Create Professional iPad Magazines

Frustrated with the tools currently on the market for publishing magazines for the iPad, Dutch company Prss has today revealed its solution – a powerful, browser-based, low-cost, collaborative tool for anyone who wants to put their own magazine on Apple’s Newsstand.<p>Back in December 2010, we ran a …

Google's 5-part documentary about The Clash

I just found out about this documentary of my favorite band, The Clash, which was produced by Google. Above: it's Topper, Paul, and Mick!<p>In this …

Going Critical

Anticipating and Adjusting to the Education Meltdown<p>At the end of this past school year, my wife and I had a sit-down meeting with our son’s high …

Enormous timescales made graspable by graphs

Wait But Why has a <i>fantastic</i> series of graphs that aim to help us wrap our heads around the enormous timescales on which forces like history, biology, …

Becoming a Web developer as an RPG skill-tree

Dungeons & Developers is a cute and useful "skill tree" in the style of an RPG levelling guide. It starts with basic HTML and works its way through …

The ugly state of password security in the cloud

<i>Kyle Quest is CTO and cofounder of CloudImmunity.</i><p>When it comes to information security, the harsh reality is that end users are often the weakest link in the chain. It’s no surprise then that end users are often the first point of call to be exploited by attackers. The cloud and SaaS applications …

Passion House: Prefab Modular Housing

Passion Group, Architect 11, and architect Eero Endjärv worked together to design a series of prefab modular homes and the first prototype is now …

‘Star’ Coursera prof stops teaching online course in objection to MOOCs

Advertisement<p>26 Comments<p>In an about-face highlighting the ongoing debate surrounding massive open online courses (MOOCs), a professor held up as a …

London to Brighton Train Journey: 1953 - 2013

Edward Snowden, Chelsea Manning and Julian Assange: our new heroes

As the NSA revelations have shown, whistleblowing is now an essential art. It is our means of keeping 'public reason' alive<p>We all remember President Obama's smiling face, full of hope and trust, in his first campaign: "Yes, we can!" – we can get rid of the cynicism of the Bush era and bring justice …

Japan to fight Internet addiction with 'fasting camps'

Japan estimates that more than 500,000 school-age kids are pathologically addicted to the Internet. Could gadget-free camps help them?<p>According to a recent government-funded study in Japan, 518,000 students between the ages of 12 and 18 are "pathologically" addicted to the Internet. The study, …

Net Neutrality

150 Million People Have Decided That Standard Web Browsers Aren't Safe Enough

When FORBES last spoke to AnchorFree in August 2012, CEO David Gorodyansky put forth a modest goal for his 7 year-old company: “We want to be the way the whole world browses the Web,” he boasted. In the last year, the company’s trajectory has matched its lofty ambitions. A year ago 70 million …