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Japan’s Post-Quake Nuclear Energy Troubles Explained

The Economist presents a thorough primer on what’s going on at Japan’s failed nuclear energy facilities–the science, technology, obstacles, crises, and solutions are all explained well. A good read if you want a high-level overview of the terrible situation there. >> Link: The post-earthquake nuclear crisis: The Japan syndrome | The Economist

What’s that you see from your airplane window?

Super cool technology that lets you know what you’re looking at from 30,000 feet: The idea is that, if you’re online and in the air (and the Mondo Window guys have been blowing my mind with the technical, infrastructural and business models that allow this to happen), you can access the various APIs that track …

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“Better”

A quick read that makes you think about how you interact online, offline, and everywhere. What worries me are the consequences of a diet comprised mostly of fake-connectedness, makebelieve insight, and unedited first drafts of everything. Read more >> Better – Merlin Mann

Talk about a “Power Dinner”…

President Obama dines with Silicon Valley leaders including Apple CEO Steve Jobs, Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg, Google Chief Executive Eric Schmidt, Twitter CEO Dick Costolo, Oracle chief Larry Ellison, and a bunch of others.

Google Global Science Fair 2011

I just learned that Google is hosting a world-wide science fair this year. Thought about entering, but you have to be under 18 to submit. Looks cool though! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z7oJfK4E7RY And makes me wonder…how many things can Google do?! >> Link: Google Global Science Fair 2011

SimCity Baghdad

From The Atlantic‘s January/February 2010 edition, a piece about work at the USC Institute for Creative Technologies. They are developing interactive simulations to train Army personnel about better ways to interact in urban combat environments. A pleasant surprise as I read through my subscription backlog. Not only because the subject matter is interesting, but also …

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