Thursday the Sixteenth of February, 2017

KBNNO: Mineral turns sunlight, heat and movement into electricity all at once
"[KBNNO] may be considered a proper and capable candidate to trigger developments of all-in-one hybrid energy harvesting and multi-functional sensing devices based on only a single piece of material." (filed under: science stone electricity light)

Witley Park | WARNING TO EXPLORERS: THIS FOLLY IS CLOSED, LO | FlickrGlanced at: The 'dark money' that paid for Brexit | openDemocracyBBC Radio 4 - Costing the Earth, Rig Retirement - What do you do with a worn-out oil rig?Create Ebooks - PapyrusEditorDavid Rothenberg: "Bug Music: How Insects Gave Us Rhythm and Noise" - Diane RehmHumble Freedom Bundle (pay what you want and help charity)Ill never bring my phone on an international flight again. Neither should you.This column will change your life: deepities | Life and style | The GuardianBuilt in the 1800s, the Underwater Ballroom tells a story of a doomed Victorian fraudsterScientists discover new continent named 'Zealandia' - The Express TribuneFile:Morsechart.bjk.svg - Wikimedia CommonsMonopoly says goodbye to iconic thimble tokenRain chain - WikipediaWoolly mammoth on verge of resurrection, scientists reveal | Science | The Guardian'Filthy glamour': could polluted Marylebone Road help fix London's air? | Cities | The GuardianAlas, poor Yorick! The shocking life of theatre's greatest skull | Stage | The GuardianSpace junk is transformed into sounds at Science Museum | WIRED UK
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Wednesday the Fifteenth

Gallery: 'Brain scans' map what happens during inside machine learning | WIRED UK
"The image shown here is the forward (inference) pass of the ResNet 50 layer network used to classify images after being trained using the Graphcore neural network graph library." (filed under: software maps brains)

Glanced at: The Nokia 3310: its back, its indestructible and its got Snake | Technology | The GuardianCasual Games for ProtestersWhy Frog Tongues Are So Sticky - The AtlanticCrossword-Solving: A Search for Connections and Answers - The New York TimesXenus Paradox: The Fiction of L. Ron Hubbard and the Making of Scientology : Longreads

Friday the Twenty-Seventh of January

Cern's electrocuted weasel to go on display | Science | The Guardian
"The partly-cooked corpse was duly secured for inclusion in [Rotterdam Natural History Museum]'s Dead Animal Tales exhibition." (filed under: death mammals science museums)

Glanced at: Barbican - Into the UnknownDiashow: Dead Animal Tales | www.heute.atCampaign To Restore Sydenham Ducking Stool | LondonistSquatters open oligarch's empty London property as homeless shelter | UK news | The GuardianPlagiarius Awarding 2016How the Quintessential Villain's Melody Snuck Into the Popular Consciousness | Atlas ObscuraSpirits in the ether: Oliver Lodge and the physics of the spirit world | The Royal Institution: Science Lives Here

Sunday the Eighth

Germany's chess village hopes heritage listing proves 'leap of joy' move | World news | The Guardian
"If, in spite of the home advantage, a Ströbeck player was about to walk into a trap set by the visiting opponent, members of the audience were allowed to shout out the warning “Vadder, mit Rat!” meaning “Father, be careful” in the local dialect." (filed under: chess history germany)

GW Summer signs | Originally posted for the Guess Where Lond | FlickrGlanced at: Henry Dudeney - WikipediaThe Trickster in the Anthropocene - Feb 22, 2016Arkham Horror: The Card GameThe 16 Best Documentaries of 2016

Friday the Sixth

Automated book-culling software drives librarians to create fake patrons to "check out" endangered titles / Boing Boing
"Instead of being a tool, the data becomes a straightjacket: in order to get the system to admit the professional judgment of librarians, the librarians have to manufacture data to put their thumbs on its scales." (filed under: libraries books computers illusions)

Glanced at: London breaches annual air pollution limit for 2017 in just five days | Environment | The GuardianJonathan Coe: will satire save us in the age of Trump? | Books | The GuardianHealthcare workers prioritize helping people over information security (disaster ensues) / Boing BoingGiant iceberg poised to break off from Antarctic shelf | World news | The GuardianDayakattai - WikipediaStone pinging at Lee Quarry - YouTube

Wednesday the Fourteenth of December, 2016

Sorry for the Inconvenience
"395,637 apologies this year. Last: 56 seconds ago by South West Trains." (filed under: transport twitter) (via: sarah)

The Shard | Davide D'Amico | FlickrGlanced at: Stepping back 3.6m years: footprints yield new clues to humans ancestors | Science | The GuardianEFF's New Wordlists for Random Passphrases | Electronic Frontier FoundationResearch On Chinese Haze Helps Crack Mystery Of London's Deadly 1952 Fog : The Two-Way : NPRArtist Benedetto Bufalino Unveils a Disco Ball Cement Truck | Colossal

Tuesday the Sixth

The Making Of "How It’s Made"
"At the studio, a researcher collaborates with an engineer at the plant to ensure that the script describing the manufacturing process is accurate." (filed under: television meta)
A mysterious 14-year cycle has been controlling our words for centuries - ScienceAlert
"The study suggests that words get a certain momentum, causing more and more people to use them, before reaching a saturation point, where writers start looking for alternatives." (filed under: language science history)

Glanced at: That viral graph about millennials declining support for democracy? Its very misleading. - The Washington PostCoherent oscillations in word-use data from 1700 to 2008 : Palgrave CommunicationsThe joy of slang - BBC NewsThe age of outrageConcrete Society provides Technical Information, Publications,Magazines, Membership, Advisory, Bookshop, EducationStellar Telescopic Cranes featured on How It's Made! | StarBlog

Monday the Fifth

London Tree Map | London City Hall
"The map shows the locations and species information for over 700,000 trees. The recent London iTree report estimated that there are over eight million trees in London, so the map is only a partial illustration of trees in London." (filed under: trees london maps) (via: james)

Glanced at: diamond geezerThe Motions of Kayaking and Canoeing Recorded through Light Painting on Canadian Waterways | ColossalThe saga of 'Pizzagate': The fake story that shows how conspiracy theories spread - BBC NewsEscape game in Camden Town London - Mission: BreakoutHidden meanings: Harry Pearce's accidental street art in pictures | Art and design | The GuardianCribbage | Image | BoardGameGeek

Friday the Twenty-Fifth of November

How It's Made Up (@howitsmadeup) on Twitter
"Acrylic-rimmed windows are fitted over the vials to protect them. They also pass under a metal detector. The key is those polymer particles." (filed under: twitter creations technology mutation)
"Intercapillary Space": Caleb Whitefoord: The Cross Reading, a Modernist Poetry Avant la Garde
"Whitefoord seems to have been the first person to notice that reading [narrow newspaper column] lines across the page, instead of downwards, produced some interesting results." (filed under: news mutation poetry) (via: waxy)

Glanced at: Liza Dalys Generative Blackout Poetry Waxy.orgThe Japanese Museum of Rocks That Look Like Faces | ColossalDetectivelandWant to Know if the Election was Hacked? Look at the Ballots MediumIn the future, will farming be fully automated? - BBC NewsAre your headphones spying on you?Marcella Hazans Tomato Sauce Recipe - NYT CookingDebunking Alcoholics Anonymous: Behind the myths of recovery - Salon.com

Tuesday the Twenty-Second

Emoji Chess Problems (@emojichess) on Twitter
Spider takes ambulance. (filed under: chess mutation creations twitter)

Glanced at: BBC - A History of the World - Object : Silver Swan - The hygge conspiracy | Charlotte Higgins | Life and style | The Guardian - Historian finds German decree banishing Trump's grandfather | US news | The Guardian - Radio 4 confirms Series 3 of The Missing Hancocks - News - British Comedy Guide - Journal accepts bogus paper requesting removal from mailing list | Australia news | The Guardian - Nathanial Rackowe, "Black Shed Expanded" at the Parasol U | Flickr - Wooden Bomb : snopes.com - Pluralistic ignorance - Wikipedia - Brickshelf Gallery - Cathedral boardgame in Lego -
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