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Worries Over Defense Dept. Money for ‘Hackerspaces’ (Amy O’Leary/New York Times)

Amy O’Leary / New York Times:
Worries Over Defense Dept. Money for ‘Hackerspaces’  —  This fall, 16 high schools in California started experimental workshops, billed as a kind of “shop class for the 21st century,” that were financed by the federal government.  And over the next three years, the $ 10 million program plans …

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Weird, wacky inventions honoured with Ig Nobel prize – Hindustan Times


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Weird, wacky inventions honoured with Ig Nobel prize
Hindustan Times
Koji Tsukada yells into his invention the "SpeechJammer" during a performance at the Ig Nobel Prize ceremony at Harvard University on September 20. The Ig Nobel prize is an award handed out by the Annals of Improbable Research magazine for silly
Are useless inventions really useless?The Voice of Russia
2012 Ig Nobel Prizes Announced, Celebrate Year's Goofiest Achievements In Geekosystem

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Lunch with the FT: Tim Berners-Lee (Andrew Edgecliffe-Johnson/Financial Times)

Andrew Edgecliffe-Johnson / Financial Times:
Lunch with the FT: Tim Berners-Lee  —  Over iced tea and eggplant pita, the inventor of the world wide web talks about Apple, Facebook and the digital divide  —  Sir Tim Berners-Lee is an intimidating interviewee.  It’s not so much the worry about keeping up with the brain that invented the world wide web …

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In a Big Network of Computers, Evidence of Machine Learning (John Markoff/New York Times)

John Markoff / New York Times:
In a Big Network of Computers, Evidence of Machine Learning  —  MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. — Inside Google’s secretive X laboratory, known for inventing self-driving cars and augmented reality glasses, a small group of researchers began working several years ago on a simulation of the human brain.

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