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How machines learn

How machines learn

VIDEO: This rather scary video gives us a glimpse into the workings of machine learning. From the author's description, it appears that once triggered, the process can be inexorable, with no one clearly understanding how the scheme works. More and more, free will is being eroded -- if it ever existed at all. SOURCE: YouTube ...
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All of Physics in one infographic

All of Physics in one infographic

INFOGRAPHIC/ VIDEO: A map of everything we know about physics and how it all relates to each other. It is accompanied by a brief but informative video that gives a chronological overview of each branch and explains the matters (and energies) it is concerned with. SOURCE: Dominic Walliman/ Flickr/ YouTube ...
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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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Drawing the Bombay plague of 1896

Drawing the Bombay plague of 1896

VIDEO: Ranjit Kandalgaonkar’s artwork for the exhibition 'Ayurvedic Man: Encounters with Indian medicine', uses archival material from the Wellcome Library and the Asiatic Library in Mumbai, to explore the 1896 Bombay plague epidemic. The plague outbreak in India killed thousands, with the British authorities implementing draconian measures to deal with the rapid spread of the disease. SOURCE: Wellcome Collection via YouTube ...
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SMMRY (pronounced SUMMARY): the best text summarising tool on the Internet

SMMRY (pronounced SUMMARY): the best text summarising tool on the Internet

UTILITY/ WEBSITE: : Don't let the stark, visually unappealing interface get in the way of the value of this site. It is easily the best, most powerful utility of its kind. The plain interface comes with a host of options for refining the output. SMMRY was created to summarise articles and text. SMMRY's mission is to provide an efficient manner of understanding text, which is done primarily by reducing the text to only the most important sentences. SOURCE: SMMRY ...
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The global learning crisis — and what to do about it

The global learning crisis — and what to do about it

VIDEO: Easily the most crucial infrastructure we have in hand is educated minds, declares former Tunisian government minister Amel Karboul. Too often large investments go to more visible initiatives such as roads and bridges, when it's the minds of our children that will really create a brighter future. In this incisive public lecture, she discusses actionable recommendations to guarantee that every single child remains in school-- and learning-- within just one generation. SOURCE: TED ...
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How to be a know-it-all

How to be a know-it-all

LONG ARTICLE FOR HARDCORE READERS: The yearning for mastery, or, more cynically, the yearning for the illusion of mastery, has helped make a basically nerdy series from a basically nerdy publishing house impressively popular. Since the Very Short Introductions were launched, in 1995, they have collectively sold eight million copies and been translated into forty-nine languages. Roughly fifty new titles are published every year; all told, the in-house list of topics to be covered currently runs to one thousand two hundred and fifteen. Nor will matters end there. In fact, matters will not end anywhere; its intended scope is basically limitless. SOURCE: The New Yorker ...
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