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Stencil: make images and graphics like a pro

Stencil: make images and graphics like a pro

UTILITY/ WEBSITE: Creating visual content should be simple, fun and lightweight. Stencil is designed to help you create beautiful looking images faster than ever before. Even if you've never used an image editing program, you can pick Stencil up and use it in seconds. SOURCE: Stencil ...
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Is there a limit to scientific understanding?

Is there a limit to scientific understanding?

ARTICLE: Science will hit the buffers at some point. There are two reasons why this might happen. The optimistic one is that we clean up and codify certain areas (such as atomic physics) to the point that there’s no more to say. A second, more worrying possibility is that we’ll reach the limits of what our brains can grasp. There might be concepts, crucial to a full understanding of physical reality, that we aren’t aware of, any more than a monkey comprehends Darwinism or meteorology. Some insights might have to await a post-human intelligence. SOURCE: Aeon ...
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TurboNote: Collect all thoughts during online video surfing

TurboNote: Collect all thoughts during online video surfing

UTILITY: Capture important moment of online video. TurboNote provides in-page video note taking experience, it helps you keep your ideas right with the video. You can easily come back and review the video and idea at specific moment any time you want! SOURCE: TurboNote ...
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Bitcoin: Seven questions you were too embarrassed to ask

Bitcoin: Seven questions you were too embarrassed to ask

LONG ARTICLE FOR HARDCORE READERS: While almost everyone has heard of Bitcoin at this point, many people are fuzzy on the details: what is a bitcoin, exactly? How do I buy some? What would I use it for? Read on for a beginner's guide to bitcoin: what ordinary people should know about the technology. SOURCE: Ars Technica ...
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Are ideas getting harder to find?

Are ideas getting harder to find?

ARTICLE: We seem to have picked all the low hanging fruit when it comes to new ideas, and the world is set for more parsimonious times. This is the idea put forward in a recent research paper. The paper argues that productivity growth has been low or declining since the 1940s, despite an increase in the number of researchers. SOURCE: National Bureau of Economic Research ...
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This Is how big oil will die

This Is how big oil will die

LONG ARTICLE FOR HARDCORE READERS: For the last century, oil has dominated our economics and our politics. Oil is power. Yet, technology is about to undo a century of political and economic dominance by oil. Big Oil will be cut down in the next decade by a combination of smartphone apps, long-life batteries, and simpler gearing. And as is always the case with new technology, the undoing will occur far faster than anyone thought possible. SOURCE:NewCo ...
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Mapping Global Transformations: A powerful tool for making sense of complex forces in today's world

Mapping Global Transformations: A powerful tool for making sense of complex forces in today’s world

INFOGRAPHIC/ UTILITY: Mapping Global Transformations is the World Economic Forum’s effort to explore and make sense of the complex forces driving transformational change across economies, industries, global issues. Aimed at supporting more informed decision-making by leaders, Transformation Maps are a dynamic knowledge tool that incorporates expert and machine-curated knowledge allowing users to visualize and understand 120+ topics and the interconnections and interdependencies between them. Most of the Transformation Maps have been co-curated with experts from leading global universities, think tanks, international organizations and other research institutions. SOURCE: World Economic Forum ...
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To think critically, you have to be both analytical and motivated

To think critically, you have to be both analytical and motivated

ARTICLE: To think critically, you have to be both analytical and motivated. But critical thinking is more than just a skill set; you have to recognise when to apply it, do so effectively, and then know how to respond to the results. Understanding what makes a person effective at analysing fake news and conspiracy theories has to take all of this into account. SOURCE: Ars Technica ...
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