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Stephen Emmott: overpopulation is at the root of all the planet's troubles

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Science has not shouted out about unchecked human expansion. Now, one professor will proclaim its dangers on stageStephen Emmott is a professor of computing at Oxford University and head of Microsoft's Computational Science Laboratory in Cambridge. His lab is devoted to finding new techniques and ideas for solving key scientific...
Stephen Emmott: overpopulation is at the root of all the planet's troubles

Last call! Students & early-stage founders save big on CloudBeat tickets

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Only a few seats remain for Wednesday and Thursday’s CloudBeat 2012 event. We’ve decided to offer up a handful of heavily discounted tickets to students and/or founders who may not have the budget to make the event at full price. So, if you’re a student or a startup founder on a...
Last call! Students & early-stage founders save big on CloudBeat tickets

DailyDirt: Bio-Inspired Superglue

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When you need some good ideas for solving a problem, sometimes nature already has an answer. For example, the original idea for what became Velcro, the hook-and-loop fastener, was inspired by the burrs of the burdock plant which tend to stick easily to fur and clothing. Here are a few...
DailyDirt: Bio-Inspired Superglue
3D printer produces synthetic tissue capable of transmitting signals like nerves

New UK Self-Driving Car to Challenge Google's Project

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A new BBC report covers a team at Oxford University that have come up with a self-driving car that's actually affordable. The component for your car will only cost around $150 US. The system takes a while to get up to speed as it has to learn your regular routes....
New UK Self-Driving Car to Challenge Google's Project

Rock of ages: 40,000 year-old musical instruments the world's oldest

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Flute made of mammoth ivory Image courtesy of Oxford University Oxford University in the UK has announced that researchers from that school and Germany's University of Tübingen have determined the age on the world's oldest musical instruments: a collection of flutes, made of mammoth ivory and bird bones. Other...
Rock of ages: 40,000 year-old musical instruments the world's oldest

Reid Hoffman: Being a Billionaire Was Plan B to Acadamia

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At tonight’s PandoMonthly, Reid Hoffman revealed how his plan to be an academic shaped his career as an entrepreneur. But before he discovered his calling, Hoffman explains he panicked. “I put years into crafting this plan and all of the sudden four months into the process, it was a train...
Reid Hoffman: Being a Billionaire Was Plan B to Acadamia

Vatican and Oxford libraries scan ancient works, let scholars stay in their armchairs

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Two of the world's most hallowed libraries are about to get even quieter, having been given $3 million to go with the flow and put some of their most ancient collections online. The Vatican Library and Oxford University's Bodleian Library will together offer up 1.5 million pages of hoary...
Vatican and Oxford libraries scan ancient works, let scholars stay in their armchairs

Sorry MoMA, video games are not art

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Exhibiting Pac-Man and Tetris alongside Picasso and Van Gogh will mean game over for any real understanding of artThere needs to be a word for the overly serious and reverent praise of digital games by individuals or institutions who are almost certainly too old, too intellectual and too dignified to...
Sorry MoMA, video games are not art
Want extra credit? Professors can now track who's reading on Academia.edu

Video: iPad is the brain for self-driving car

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Self-driving cars are quickly changing from a staple of sci-fi movies to reality in recent years. But not all self-driving cars are implemented the same way. One such variation has been developed by Oxford University in the UK and makes use of an iPad as the main nerve center...
Video: iPad is the brain for self-driving car

Self-driving car system tested on UK roads

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British-developed technology differs from Google's, using 3D laser scanner on front of vehicle rather than GPS navigationMove over into the slow lane, Google. Scientists at Oxford University have developed a self-driving car that can cope with snow, rain and other weather conditions not found in the search giant's home in...
Self-driving car system tested on UK roads

Oxford University researchers create new 3D printed 'soft material' that could replace human tissue

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Water and fat -- those are the two primary building blocks Oxford University researchers have used to 3D print the droplet you see above. Sounds unremarkable until you consider its intended application as a human tissue replacement. By stringing together thousands of these so-called droplets (which measure about 50...
Oxford University researchers create new 3D printed 'soft material' that could replace human tissue

Few women at top in engineering, science and tech firms, MPs told

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Boardrooms of engineering firms have fewest number of women and some academic societies have one female member for every 75 menWomen working in science, technology, engineering and mathematics are more under-represented at senior levels than in any other business sector, a new report says.Boardrooms at science and engineering companies have...
Few women at top in engineering, science and tech firms, MPs told

Children transcribe ancient texts in citizen science project - video

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Schoolchildren, pensioners and office workers are helping scholars at Oxford University to transcribe 2,000-year-old papyri    ...
Children transcribe ancient texts in citizen science project - video

Seedrs Goes Live To Help Crowdfund The Gap In Idea-Stage Investing

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Seed funding is difficult to raise in Europe. Often, very difficult. Though some might say that it should be when a company is only at the idea stage. But that’s a view that is in stark contrast with Silicon Valley, and is a constant complaint aired by the European entrepreneurs...
Seedrs Goes Live To Help Crowdfund The Gap In Idea-Stage Investing
A bitcoin bubble could be good for everyone

Keen On... So What's The Big Deal About Big Data? [TCTV]

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[tc_5min code="517704452"] And so the book has finally been written about Big Data. This new book, Big Data: A Revolution That Will Transform How We Live, Work and Think - written by Oxford University professor Viktor Mayer-Schonberger and The Economist journalist Ken Cukier – is the definitive guide to a new...
Keen On... So What's The Big Deal About Big Data? [TCTV]

Britain's New Self-Driving Car System Is Nothing Like Google's

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Move over into the slow lane, Google. Scientists at Oxford University have developed a self-driving car that can cope with snow, rain and other weather conditions not found in the search giant's home in California. The system can be fitted to existing cars and could one day cost just £100....
Britain's New Self-Driving Car System Is Nothing Like Google's

Self-driving car given UK test run

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A system to enable a car to drive itself has been shown off at Oxford University, with a hope such technology could eventually cost just £100....
Self-driving car given UK test run

Louise Mensch: six defining moments

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From her prominent role in the Parliamentary phone hacking hearings, to her attack on social media and ambitious launch of a Twitter rival - here's how the Conservative MP made her mark1 Mensch v Morgan, 20 July 2011Mensch first rises to political prominence as a member of the parliamentary committee...
Louise Mensch: six defining moments
Parrot in captivity manufactures tools, something not seen in the wild

"Oxford University launches the Anti-Google" • an interactive syllabus by teams of scholars in different disciplines• http://j.mp/cXdBCw

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"Oxford University launches the Anti-Google" • an interactive syllabus by teams of scholars in different disciplines• http://j.mp/cXdBCw

Kiva's Crowdfunded Loans Platform Chalks Up 1M Borrowers & $400M Lent, After Seven Years Of Micro-Lending To Alleviate Poverty

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Kiva.org, a not-for-profit organisation that’s been matching micro-lenders with low-income borrowers since 2005, has announced it’s passed the one million borrowers mark. The total value of the crowdfunded loans, which have been spread across 65 countries mostly in the developing world, is $400 million, Kiva said today. The loans typically back individual...
Kiva's Crowdfunded Loans Platform Chalks Up 1M Borrowers & $400M Lent, After Seven Years Of Micro-Lending To Alleviate Poverty

Robot car controlled by an iPad - video

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Footage showing robotic technology from Oxford University that allows a car to 'drive itself' for stretches of a journey...
Robot car controlled by an iPad - video

Vatican Library rings in 2.8 petabytes of storage to digitize its archive of 80,000+ manuscripts

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The Vatican Apostolic Library, one of the oldest libraries in the world containing more than 80,000 codices and 1.1 million printed books, is to see the majority of its work digitized thanks to 2.8 petabytes of storage being provided by EMC. The library, established in 1448 and located in Vatican City,...
Vatican Library rings in 2.8 petabytes of storage to digitize its archive of 80,000+ manuscripts

Apple's iPad integrates with self-driving car, handles navigation and UI duties

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Researchers at Oxford University have developed robotic technology allowing drivers to hand control of the wheel to an unlikely chauffeur, Apple's iPad....
Apple's iPad integrates with self-driving car, handles navigation and UI duties

A metamaterial which could stop electronics from eating the planet

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A new innovation could change the amount of recycled components used in computers, tablets and smart TVsGo into a big electronics retailer such as PC World and you'll find no signs that boast of the percentage of recycled electronic components a laptop or smart TV uses. And it's probably an...
A metamaterial which could stop electronics from eating the planet

Boot up: Google Now praise, BT v Windows 8, Tesla v NYT, and more

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Plus Apple's Exchange fix, surveys deconstructed, tablets forecasted, superfast local broadband, Nokia's featurephone challenge, and moreA burst of 13 links for you to chew over, as picked by the Technology teamBad news, Windows Phone fans: Google Now is the real deal >> SuperSite for WindowsPaul Thurrott: When Windows Phone debuted...
Boot up: Google Now praise, BT v Windows 8, Tesla v NYT, and more

Fritz Vollrath: "Who wouldn't want to study spiders?'

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Fritz Vollrath's pioneering studies of spider's silk promise to deliver huge medical benefits in everything from knee replacements to heart transplantsUp on the roof of Professor Fritz Vollrath's lab in the zoology department at Oxford University, there is a makeshift greenhouse in which he nurtures his favourite golden orb web...
Fritz Vollrath: "Who wouldn't want to study spiders?'
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