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かつて香港に存在した世界有数の巨大スラム街「九龍城」での生活を描いた「Life Inside The Kowloon Walled City」

無計画に建てられた高層ビルが密集し、近寄りがたい独特の雰囲気を放っていた香港の「<b>九龍城</b>」はどの政府の統治も届かない文字どおりの無法地帯となっており、犯罪者や売春宿、麻薬の売人などが集まる「魔の巣窟」と呼ばれたり、多くの映画作品やゲームの舞台となったことで世界的によく知られる世界でも有数のスラム地域で …




Ellen Pao waxes philosophical in post-trial tweet storm

Ellen Pao, who on Friday lost her gender-discrimination suit against one of the most powerful venture capital firms in Silicon Valley, took to Twitter after the verdict was announced to elaborate on the trial.<p>What's amazing is how few Twitter followers the woman at the center of what some are …

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How poison dart frogs could de-ice airplane wings

Poison dart frogs are one of the most toxic species on Earth. So who would have thought these tiny, brilliantly colored amphibians could help save lives? Konrad Rykaczewski, that's who.<p>Rykaczewski, an assistant professor of engineering at Arizona State University, was inspired by the bad-ass dart …

New shape-shifting 'punk' frog knows how to blend in

We've seen octopodes that can change shape. We've even seen some frogs and reptiles that can change the colour of their skin. But, for the first time, researchers have observed a vertebrate that can change the shape of its skin to better blend in with its surrounding environment.<p>The newly described …


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マイクロソフト、「Dropbox」ユーザーに「OneDrive」の容量100Gバイトを無料提供 - CNET Japan

Microsoftは世界中の「Dropbox」ユーザーを対象に、「OneDrive」ストレージ容量100Gバイトの無料提供を開始した。<p>Microsoftはこれまでにも、同社のクラウドストレージサービスにおける今回と同じだけの容量を気前よく無料で提供してきた。2014年2月には、OneDriveのストレージ容量100Gバイトを1年間無料で提供開始。2015年2月には、「Bing …






楽天・三木谷氏とPayPal創業者ティール氏が有望視する「ビットコイン」のチャンス - CNET Japan

仮想通貨「ビットコイン」について、楽天代表取締役会長 兼 …

Rare Stegosaurus skeleton delivers secrets through 3D scanning

In 2013, London's Natural History Museum acquired a rare Stegosaurus skeleton. What made it so special is that only a few bones were missing -- the left forelimb, part of the tail and a few other small bones -- making it the most complete skeleton of a single Stegosaurus ever found, and an …

CT scan finds mummified monk inside 1,000-year-old Buddha

It seems Mexico isn't the only place in the world where you can find human body parts incorporated into religious statuary: a Chinese statue of the Buddha has been discovered to contain the entire mummified body of a monk, folded into the same position.<p>The Buddha, exhibited at the Drents Museum in …

Xiaomi’s Mi Note Is A Great Phone You’ll Probably Never Get To Buy

Last week Chinese electronics company Xiaomi gave Western media an in-depth look at its products and business model. From its phones and the Android variant that powers them to its ambitions in the smart home of the future, Xiaomi demonstrated its approach to capturing the demand for premium …