Never has a Huxley quote been more in order.
“That so many of the well fed young television-watchers in the world’s most powerful democracy should be so completely indifferent to the idea of self-government, so blankly uninterested in freedom of thought and the right to dissent, is distressing, but not too surprising. “Free as a bird”, we say, and envy the winged creatures for their power of unrestricted movement in all the three dimensions. But alas, we forget the dodo. Any bird that has learned how to grub up a good living without being compelled to use its wings will soon renounce the privilege of flight and remain forever grounded.”
― Aldous Huxley, Brave New World Revisited
IBM makes an extraordinary little film by manipulating individual molecules
Hollywood loves to go big with movies. IBM scientists went small — very small. The company’s researchers produced a short, stop-motion film to showcase their efforts to design the next generation of data storage, and they did it by manipulating individual atoms to create images of a boy playing with a ball and bouncing on a trampoline. The clip, called A Boy and His Atom, has been certified by Guinness World Records as the “Smallest Stop-Motion Film” ever.
C is for cookie,
thats good enough for me
R is for rubbish,
thats what you put in me
Julian Assange informs Eric Schmidt on what is bitcoin, how not to choose an ISP and his vision for wikileaks.
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A wild mandolin appeared!
Who knew Pi can sound so beautiful? This incredible video shows a pianist playing a song based on the digits of pi.
What’s better than maths and pancakes? Not much, so here is what you get when you mix them.