Daily Archives: February 19, 2012

Fact of the Day (2012-02-20) : Oxford Reference Online

Fact of the Day (2012-02-20) : Oxford Reference Online.

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February 15: The World’s First General Purpose Digital Electronic Computer is Dedicated at the University of Pennsylvania

February 15: The World’s First General Purpose Digital Electronic Computer is Dedicated at the University of Pennsylvania.

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The Daily Quote

EM Cioran, on God: “If truth were not boring, science would have done away with God long ago.”

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Nanosecond Trading Could Make Markets Go Haywire | Wired Science | Wired.com

Nanosecond Trading Could Make Markets Go Haywire | Wired Science | Wired.com.

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Ski Racer Aksel Svindal – 2012 FIS World Cup | Downhill Skiing | OutsideOnline.com

Ski Racer Aksel Svindal – 2012 FIS World Cup | Downhill Skiing | OutsideOnline.com.

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Consciousness Emerges – Science News

Consciousness Emerges – Science News.

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Demystifying The Mind – Science News

Demystifying The Mind – Science News.

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A Brief History of Drones | The Nation

A Brief History of Drones | The Nation.

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NYTimes: The Upside-Down Appeal of ‘Downton Abbey’

From The New York Times: RIFF: The Upside-Down Appeal of ‘Downton Abbey’ Is “Downton Abbey’’ perfectly attuned to these times or totally out of step? http://nyti.ms/z1kRgZ Sent from my iPad

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NYTimes: Can a Papermaker Help to Save Civilization?

From The New York Times: Can a Papermaker Help to Save Civilization? One man’s lifelong dedication to making “true paper,” as it’s been done for 1,800 years. http://nyti.ms/wNsg3p Sent from my iPad

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NYTimes: Dory Previn, Songwriter, Is Dead at 86

From The New York Times: Dory Previn, Songwriter, Is Dead at 86 Ms. Previn, the lyricist for three Oscar-nominated songs, became famous for her own confessional albums in the early 1970s. http://nyti.ms/zlABUo Sent from my iPad

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NYTimes: John Fairfax, Who Rowed Across Oceans, Dies at 74

From The New York Times: John Fairfax, Who Rowed Across Oceans, Dies at 74 In 1969, after six months alone on the Atlantic battling storms, sharks and encroaching madness, Mr. Fairfax became the first lone oarsman in recorded history to … Continue reading

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NYTimes: 60 Lives, 30 Kidneys, All Linked

From The New York Times: 60 Lives, 30 Kidneys, All Linked A record chain of kidney transplants resulted from a mix of medical need, pay-it-forward selflessness and lockstep coordination among 17 hospitals over four months. http://nyti.ms/whpaUN Sent from my iPad

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NYTimes: A Jewish Hockey Player at History’s Indelible Crossroad

From The New York Times: A Jewish Hockey Player at History’s Indelible Crossroad An American hockey player from Minneapolis, whose Jewish family was decimated in Germany during the Holocaust, has returned to play in his ancestral homeland. http://nyti.ms/AvpI9l Sent from … Continue reading

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Salon.com » Painting as Paris burned

Salon.com » Painting as Paris burned Mobile.

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Salon.com » He was our eyes

Salon.com » He was our eyes Mobile.

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