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7 stories to read this weekend

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As you might know, I am on a bit of a “staycation.” As a result, I am spending less time in front of the computer. However, I do read a lot these days — both on and offline. Here are some stories you might find enjoyable. Ksenia Sobchak, the Stiletto...
7 stories to read this weekend

Bose-Einstein condensate created at room temperature

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Aluminum-Nitrogen nanowires, relatives of the ones used in these experiments. NIH Bose-Einstein condensation is a dramatic phenomenon in which many particles act as though they were a single entity. The first Bose-Einstein condensate produced in the laboratory used rubidium atoms at very cold temperatures—work that was awarded the 2001 Nobel...
Bose-Einstein condensate created at room temperature

Einstein Archives website rolls out first phase of project to get 80,000 documents online

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Believe it or not, there are still things that have yet to be put on the internet. That has included most of Albert Einstein's archives, a portion of which has previously been available, but which now has a greatly expanded online presence courtesy of the Hebrew University of Jerusalem...
Einstein Archives website rolls out first phase of project to get 80,000 documents online
Geek Madness: Nikola Tesla named greatest geek after trouncing Torvalds

Apple's 'Think Different' man likes Samsung's ad campaign

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Apple is like Obama after the first debate, says TBWA\Chiat\Day's former creative director FORTUNE -- Ken Segall worked with Steve Jobs for 14 years, during which time he put the i in iMac and found the thread that links Albert Einstein and Amelia Earhart. But though he no longer works...
Apple's 'Think Different' man likes Samsung's ad campaign

Remembering WEIZAC: the beginning of computing in Israel

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Israel is now one of the world’s tech powerhouses, second only to Silicon Valley as a hub for startups, but it wasn’t always this way. Today, in honour of the 84th birthday of Professor Aviezri Fraenkel, we’re delighted to share a short film sharing his story of working on the...
Remembering WEIZAC: the beginning of computing in Israel
Geek Madness Sweet 16: Torvalds trounces Musk; Darwin vs. Tesla showdown awaits
Heroes of Science: action figures we'd love to buy

Famous Quotes Co-opted and Botched by Girls You Hated in High School Now Account for 10% of Pinterest Traffic

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Inspirational. (Photo: Pinterest) Even if you’re not a Pinterest power user, only navigating to the site occasionally on Sunday nights when you feel like you’ve read the entire Internet, you’ve undoubtedly noticed. Pictures of gaudy, elaborate nail art, 18th century European castles and Olivia Palermo (Pinterest’s official spirit animal) are interspersed with...
Famous Quotes Co-opted and Botched by Girls You Hated in High School Now Account for 10% of Pinterest Traffic
Vote for the Geek Madness Final Four: Turing vs. Torvalds; Einstein vs. Tesla
Changemakrs Looks To Reinvent Inspirational Quotes For A More Social Web

Qwotebook founder wants to be the Bartlett’s of the blogosphere

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In its day, Bartlett’s Familiar Quotations, first published in 1855, was an impressive accomplishment. Thousands of quotes were traced back to their authors, and the results combined into a hardbound meta-book of human wisdom, wit, and sloganeering. Today, Internet entrepreneur Drew Olanoff is trying to create the modern version: A crowdsourced,...
Qwotebook founder wants to be the Bartlett’s of the blogosphere

25 Things About Laura Yecies

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Laura Yecies knows a thing or two about making things run — as a masters candidate in foreign services at Georgetown, her thesis instructor was Madeline Albright. As a Harvard MBA, she started at Informix and spent time at Netscape, Yahoo and Check Point. And as CEO, she currently runs...
25 Things About Laura Yecies

A Broken System: Einstein Wouldn't Have Been 'Qualified' To Teach High School Physics

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We've argued for years that many professions that require certain forms of "licensing" are often more about restricting supply. That's not say those who set up the licensing effort didn't have the best of intentions, but the end effect often doesn't actually do much to benefit the public. I'm reminded...
A Broken System: Einstein Wouldn't Have Been 'Qualified' To Teach High School Physics

TIME Names Steve Jobs One Of The 20 Most Influential Americans Of All Time (AAPL)

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TIME's list of the 20 most influential Americans of all time is out now. Steve Jobs makes the list along with George Washington, Thomas Edison, Albert Einstein, and Henry Ford. We can't help but notice how most of the people on the list are innovators in science and technology. Very cool....
TIME Names Steve Jobs One Of The 20 Most Influential Americans Of All Time (AAPL)

Enhanced Campaigns: Google's Grand Unification Theory

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Early last century, Albert Einstein turned the world of established physics upside down when he introduced his theories of special and general relativity. Newton’s Laws, which had successfully driven the work of physicists for hundreds of years, were usurped by Einstein’s new theories.... Please visit Search Engine Land for the...
Enhanced Campaigns: Google's Grand Unification Theory

Qwotebook Launches to Track Top Quotes from Friends, Famous Quotables

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How many times have you logged on to Twitter and seen somebody note in a tweet: "OH", standing for "Overheard"? Some of these "Overheard"s are a doozy. But with Twitter's ephemeral nature, they fade as time moves on. Now, there's a site that aims to capture all the top quotes,...
Qwotebook Launches to Track Top Quotes from Friends, Famous Quotables

Tenfold increase in scientific research papers retracted for fraud

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Study of 2,047 papers on PubMed finds that two-thirds of retracted papers were down to scientific misconduct, not errorThe proportion of scientific research that is retracted due to fraud has increased tenfold since 1975, according to the most comprehensive analysis yet of how research papers go wrong.The study, published on...
Tenfold increase in scientific research papers retracted for fraud

Teen Solves Quantum Entanglement Problem for Fun

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World’s Most Wired Teenager Ari Dyckovsky Ari Dyckovsky at his home in Leesburg, Virginia, 30 miles west of Washington, D.C. Ari Dyckovsky was 15 when some Bose-Einstein condensate hit him right between the eyes. It didn’t really hit him between the eyes. That’s just a metaphor. But metaphors are...
Teen Solves Quantum Entanglement Problem for Fun

laughingsquid: Photos From The Day Albert Einstein Died The...

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laughingsquid: Photos From The Day Albert Einstein Died The picture of Dr. Thomas Harvey with that brain is a bit odd....
laughingsquid: Photos From The Day Albert Einstein Died The...
Astronomers have found the largest structure in the universe

And Here You Have It, Ladies and Gentlemen, E=MC2 and Other Einstein Archive Treasures

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The joy of the Internet, friends. Earlier today the Hebrew University of Jerusalem and the California Institute of Technology unveiled a new online repository of 2,000 high-resolution scans from their collected manuscripts of Albert Einstein. Among them, this scribble:...
And Here You Have It, Ladies and Gentlemen, E=MC2 and Other Einstein Archive Treasures

Judge Rejects Einstein Publicity Rights Claim... By Playing Dice With The Law

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A couple years ago, we wrote about Hebrew University suing GM for using an image of Albert Einstein in an ad without first getting permission (i.e., paying up). Einstein left his assets to Hebrew University (of which he was a founder and a big supporter), and Hebrew University has taken...
Judge Rejects Einstein Publicity Rights Claim... By Playing Dice With The Law
Handsome Quotebook for iPad holds all your favorite proverbs and adages

Marissa Mayer Offers Five Tips For Young Women Entering Tech (GOOG)

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Last week, Google VP Marissa Mayer said that she didn't believe in burnout -- after all, Winston Churchill and Albert Einstein spent long hours on the job and never suffered from burnout. Today in an interview with BuzzFeed, she offered five tips for young women -- or anybody else...
Marissa Mayer Offers Five Tips For Young Women Entering Tech (GOOG)

Steve Jobs joins George Washington, others in TIME's most influential Americans list

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Late Apple co-founder Steve Jobs was named one of the 20 most influential people in American history according to a TIME feature released on Tuesday, and sits alongside the likes of George Washington, Henry Ford and Albert Einstein....
Steve Jobs joins George Washington, others in TIME's most influential Americans list
Geek Madness: Help us pick the greatest geek of all time

It doesn't take Einstein to find fault with a story - that's a sub's job

www.guardian.co.uk
One of my former Sunday Times colleagues, Liz Gerard, has just resuscitated her blog, SubScribe. It's a must for those who wonder what sub-editors do and why they do it. Her piece, "A little knowledge", on a short story that appeared in several newspapers about 16-year-old Lauren Marbe's score of...
It doesn't take Einstein to find fault with a story - that's a sub's job

Booting Up: Media Mogul Board Member Edition

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Future Twitterer? (Photo: flickr.com/whatcounts) Twitter is reportedly hunting in Hollywood for new board members, with an eye to installing a “media player.” A leading contender: former News Corp. exec Peter Chernin. [AllThingsD] Eric Schmidt, on iOS 6 mapageddon: “We think it would have been better if they had kept ours....
Booting Up: Media Mogul Board Member Edition

Gustave Field obituary

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Gustave Field, who has died aged 95, was a Hollywood screenwriter who in 1958 was lured to London by the fledgling television company ABC to help aspiring TV dramatists build in motivation, suspense and other Hollywood virtues. His successes included Alun Owen, Ray Rigby, and Harold Pinter, whose A Night...
Gustave Field obituary
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