tweets for 2012-03-28

A leader is one who knows the way, goes the way, and shows the way. – John C. Maxwell #fb # A clever man commits no minor blunders. – Goethe # Just discovered Twinbox which integrates Twitter with Outlook. Awesome! # Truth won't always bring happiness to your heart, but it will enlighten your […]

links for 2011-09-08

Agriculture – The Worst Mistake in the History of the Human Race There are three sets of reasons to explain the findings that agriculture was bad for health. First, hunter-gatherers enjoyed a varied diet, while early farmers obtained most of their food from a few starchy crops. The farmers gained cheap calories at the cost […]

links for 2011-08-15

The elusive big idea In the past, we collected information not simply to know things. That was only the beginning. We also collected information to convert it into something larger than facts and ultimately more useful — into ideas that made sense of the information. We sought not just to apprehend the world but to […]

links for 2011-08-11

Energy Storage for Solar Power A variation on an approach to storage that's a decade old: heating up a molten salt—typically, a combination of sodium and potassium nitride—and then storing it in a tank. To generate electricity, the molten salt is pumped through a heat exchanger to generate steam. (tags: solar sustainability)

links for 2011-04-06

Forward Osmosis Forward Osmois uses a "draw solution" and a membrane to allow water molecules to flow from a lower concentration of salt (seawater for example) to a highly concentrated salt solution (called the "draw solution"). The idea isn't new, but has been largely discarded in the past because the salts used in the draw […]

links for 2011-04-02

Running Shoe Finder: Runner's World (tags: running shoes) Saucony Shoe Advisor (tags: running shoes saucony) Choosing the Right Shoes 1. Analyze the need to purchase running shoes based on the number of miles your old pair has on them. Do not base your need for new shoes by observing how much tread remains on the […]

links for 2011-03-20

Welcome to ScraperWiki An example use of a scraper: let's say a government entity releases daily information regarding finances, and you want to graph or otherwise track this data for personal or business use. Going to the website each day and entering the data manually is certainly one labor-intensive way to do it, but as […]

links for 2011-03-18

The connectome: do neural maps define our identity? (Wired UK) The connectome is a map. It's a map of the neurons in your brain and how they interact with each other — which are connected, where, and how strongly. Some neuroscientists believe that it's this map that defines who we are — associating memories with […]

links for 2011-03-12

Keys to long life: Longevity study unearths surprising answers It turns out that happiness is not a root cause of good health. Instead, happiness and health go together because they have common roots." (tags: health happiness) A Better Way To Produce Organic Photovoltaics | Latest News | Chemical & Engineering News STEALTH SURFACTANT Graphene oxide […]

links for 2011-03-09

The Seven Steps of Runnism A true Runnist: 1. Lives life to the fullest 2. Values long-term health 3. Understands well-being doesn’t come without sacrifice 4. Competes only against his or her earlier self 5. Improves gradually, not overnight 6. May occasionally feel pain but seldom suffers 7. Sees running as a gift, not a […]

links for 2011-03-06

Lex van Someren – Biography Most of his songs are without recognisable text, as it is his intention to transcend the limitation of speech. Instead he sings without a specific language, using only melodic syllables which remove the distraction of the mind and empower the audience to listen with the heart. Lex call this creative […]

links for 2011-03-04

About QR-Codes – QR-Codes first hit mainstream when they were initially used for tracking parts by vehicle manufacturers. After a while, companies began to see the scope for where QR-Codes could be used elsewhere within the world. The most commercial use for QR-Codes is in the telecommunications industry where the mobile phone seems to […]

links for 2011-02-17

The Basics – Learning About The Stock Market | Learning About The Stock Market (tags: investing share-market stock market) Learn the investment strategies. Get the share tips (tags: stock market investing share-market) KARVY :: Bringing industry, finance and people together :: Stock broking company India, online share trading, stock broking franchise (tags: investing share-market india) […]