from the kickstarter page:
The “Because of Them, We Can…” project started out as a photo campaign that I launched during Black History Month. The goal was to inspire and empower our kids to be great by connecting the dots between them and the individuals past and present who have blazed and continue to blaze trails.
As the month progressed, what I once believed was confirmed - 28 days wasn’t enough.
The feedback has been amazing, but the biggest request has been for a book that includes all 365 images. I could go the publisher route, but I truly believe that we can fund this movement. Here’s where the Kickstarter comes in. Funding this project would allow me to self publish a high quality, hard cover art book that will serve as a source of inspiration and education for all who come across it.
Funding ends in 5 days! Signal boost or donate what you can!
The new Digg team just announced a launch date for its highly anticipated RSS reader, which should be here in plenty of time to catch all the Google Reader refugees. The first version of the Digg Reader, which was built in just under three months, looks extremely similar to Google Reader but is missing some key functionality such as search, which Digg says will be added in future iterations. “Our aim has been to nail the basics: a web and mobile reading experience that is clean, simple, functional, and fast,” Digg said in a blog post.
Sono curioso, uso ancora Digg e questa svolta è interessante.
In the middle of my PhD, I reached a point where I was completely and hopelessly stuck. Every avenue of research that I tried led to a dead end. It seemed like my basic assumptions just stopped working. I felt like a pilot flying through the mist and I lost all sense of direction.
…I stopped shaving; I found it very difficult to get up in the morning. I decided and I felt that I was unworthy of stepping into the gates of the university because I was not like Einstein or Newton or, in fact, any other scientist whose results I had learned about, because no one ever told me that scientists get stuck.
So I couldn’t be a scientist.
…And I noticed — maybe there’s a pattern here. I asked the other graduate students and they said, “Yeah! That’s exactly what happened to us — expect nobody told us. We studied science for thousands of hours, but not one hour of the actual doing of science: how to go into the unknown, what happens when you do research. We were taught that science is a series of logical steps, but it’s nothing like that when you actually do research.
Obama’s approval rating falls after scandals
Amid controversies involving the Internal Revenue Service, National Security Agency and Department of Justice, President Barack Obama’s approval rating has fallen 8 percentage points to 45 percent, its lowest point in more than a year and a half, a new CNN poll revealed.
So the universe is not quite as you thought it was.
You’d better rearrange your beliefs, then. Because you certainly can’t rearrange the universe.
That’s the thing about the universe, it’s never the way we think it is, and when we get to know it, we realize ten more things we didn’t know.(via jtotheizzoe)
Android smartphone app triangulates gunfire
Researchers at the Vanderbilt University in Nashville have developed a smartphone app that can detect the origin of gunfire.
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Al TEDGlobal di Edimburgo, manifestazione dedicata alle nuove tecnologie, è di scena un esperimento che farà discutere: scarafaggi cyborg.