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Waterlicht

Sat, 20 Jan 2018 20:38:51 +0000

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(This was all just blue light, to human eyes.)




The Wave

Sat, 20 Jan 2018 20:38:50 +0000

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Crane Tendrils

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Who's on First? | Board Game | BoardGameGeek

Sat, 20 Jan 2018 19:55:25 +0000

"Game players try to guess where their opponents have placed their players on the baseball diamond playing board."



Some birds are so stressed by noise pollution it looks like they have PTSD - The Washington Post

Mon, 15 Jan 2018 08:54:35 +0000

"In previous studies, he has reported that noise can restructure entire communities — prompting birds to alter the pitch of their songs, shifting demographics toward more noise-tolerant species, even changing the distribution of plants based on what birds remain."



» Collision Course: Why This Type Of Road Junction Will Keep Killing Cyclists

Thu, 11 Jan 2018 16:07:34 +0000

"Naturally, as per the conditions of a collision course being signalled by a constant bearing, for any speed of the approaching car there is a speed at which a cyclist will remain obscured by the front pillar almost until the point of impact."



ICv2 Interview: Asmodee Execs on Counterfeiting

Wed, 10 Jan 2018 09:23:42 +0000

"We believe for some [board] games, that more than 70% of all sales in the U.S. market have been counterfeit."



kevan.org - Scrabble Capital

Fri, 08 Dec 2017 09:50:28 +0000

"In response to Brett Smitheram's call to make Croydon the 'Scrabble capital' of the United Kingdom, an attempt to calculate the current Scrabble capital of the United Kingdom, on the basis of highest word score."



To Identify Whale Sharks, Scientists Looked to the Stars - Atlas Obscura

Wed, 06 Dec 2017 14:33:26 +0000

"Researchers and citizen scientists can upload a photo of a whale shark they’ve seen—ideally, the patch of spotted skin just behind its left gill slits."



kevandotorg/nanogenmo-2017: Tillman, Victor Lima, KOD

Thu, 30 Nov 2017 09:32:24 +0000

"The Merchant of Venice, through the 1897 Robinson Telegraphic Cipher. [...] The Tempest, through the International Code of Maritime Signals, 1969 [...] Romeo and Juliet, through a list of Internet acronyms from Ed's Web Site, a 2008 Geocities page."



Bow Creek

Mon, 27 Nov 2017 16:04:32 +0000

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Ghost Bike

Mon, 27 Nov 2017 16:04:31 +0000

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'Zombie ant' brains left intact by fungal parasite | EurekAlert! Science News

Fri, 10 Nov 2017 09:50:24 +0000

"Almost like a puppeteer pulls the strings to make a marionette move, the fungus controls the ant's muscles to manipulate the host's legs and mandibles."



Punchdrunk's Kabeiroi: a shapeshifting six-hour mystery tour of London | Stage | The Guardian

Wed, 01 Nov 2017 15:53:47 +0000

"At one point I gave (sedate and self-conscious) chase to a woman I was sure was shouting my name. She turned out to be extremely drunk and absolutely nothing to do with the show."



To cure affluenza, we have to be satisfied with the stuff we already own | Business | The Guardian

Tue, 31 Oct 2017 10:02:29 +0000

"While consumerism and materialism are often used interchangeably, taken literally they are polar opposites. If you really loved your car, the thought of replacing it with a new one would be painful."



Io Entry

Mon, 30 Oct 2017 19:44:18 +0000

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Unavailable Railing

Mon, 30 Oct 2017 19:44:18 +0000

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Oak

Mon, 30 Oct 2017 19:44:17 +0000

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Reflected Tree

Mon, 30 Oct 2017 19:44:16 +0000

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Secret Cameras Record Baltimore’s Every Move From Above

Tue, 24 Oct 2017 13:30:20 +0000

"Individual recognition, however, wasn’t the point; any dot could be followed backward or forward in time, which opened up all sorts of investigative possibilities."



The magic lantern game system – Analog Games

Wed, 18 Oct 2017 10:48:44 +0000

"The Larklamp Game Lantern is a wooden lantern that stands about ten inches tall. Game boards made of shadow and light are cast from patterns cut into the lantern’s removable side-panels."



Folkestone Arches

Tue, 10 Oct 2017 14:44:44 +0000

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Holiday Home

Tue, 10 Oct 2017 14:44:43 +0000

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"Holiday Home" by Richard Woods.




Tsunami Enabled Hundreds of Aquatic Species To Raft Across Pacific | Newsdesk

Sat, 30 Sep 2017 10:31:41 +0000

"Much of the debris the scientists found rafted ashore was made of fiberglass or other plastic materials that do not decompose and could easily survive six or more years at sea."



Selfie Factories: The Rise of the Made-for-Instagram Museum | WIRED

Fri, 29 Sep 2017 11:02:57 +0000

"Visitors are allotted about 90 minutes to explore the museum, but it’s hard to imagine what you’d do during that time if you weren’t taking photos."



Two Ex-Googlers (@2xgbot)

Mon, 18 Sep 2017 16:22:46 +0000

"Two ex-Googlers want to replace your charity shop with a metal sarcophagus that crowdsources its supplies."



Stationers' Hall

Sun, 17 Sep 2017 19:15:36 +0000

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Draper's Hall

Sun, 17 Sep 2017 19:15:35 +0000

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Unbuilt London

Sun, 17 Sep 2017 19:15:35 +0000

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Future buildings for London, apparently including Time Trumpet's second Gherkin.




Planning

Sun, 17 Sep 2017 19:15:34 +0000

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Guildhall Crypt

Sun, 17 Sep 2017 19:15:33 +0000

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Council Configuration

Sat, 16 Sep 2017 18:03:52 +0000

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Fake Books

Sat, 16 Sep 2017 18:03:52 +0000

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Fatberg blocking London sewer could become museum exhibit | Culture | The Guardian

Wed, 13 Sep 2017 21:24:06 +0000

"Alex Werner, lead curator for the new museum at the Museum of London, told the Guardian the fatberg “calls to attention the way we live our lives in a modern city”."



Siri and Alexa can be hijacked with inaudible messages, researchers warn

Thu, 07 Sep 2017 16:37:43 +0000

"They turned voice commands into ultrasonic frequencies that can be heard and used to control devices but are inaudible to humans."



Monster Yew

Mon, 04 Sep 2017 20:07:09 +0000

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Wine Estate

Mon, 04 Sep 2017 20:07:08 +0000

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How America Lost Its Mind - The Atlantic

Fri, 18 Aug 2017 17:48:03 +0000

"Treating real life as fantasy and vice versa, and taking preposterous ideas seriously, is not unique to Americans. But we are the global crucible and epicenter. We invented the fantasy-industrial complex."



Journalists to use 'immune system' software against fake news | Technology | The Guardian

Tue, 08 Aug 2017 17:06:40 +0000

"The software, which was demonstrated to the Guardian, scans statements as they are made by politicians and instantly provides a verdict on their veracity."



Adventurers Wanted

Sun, 06 Aug 2017 17:36:12 +0000

"Adventurers Wanted is 250-hour long tabletop roleplaying game: an epic odyssey of battles, monsters and quests, lasting for the entire Edinburgh Fringe Festival 2017."



BBC - Future - The animals thriving in the Anthropocene

Tue, 01 Aug 2017 19:20:32 +0000

"It is not clear why cephalopods are proliferating. One possibility is that we are fishing the animals that prey on them."



Revealed: the insidious creep of pseudo-public space in London | Cities | The Guardian

Mon, 24 Jul 2017 09:43:00 +0000

"Under existing laws, public access to pseudo-public spaces remains at the discretion of landowners who are allowed to draw up their own rules for “acceptable behaviour” on their sites and alter them at will. They are not obliged to make these rules public."



How ‘Fontgate’ Could Bring Down Pakistan’s Premier - Bloomberg

Tue, 18 Jul 2017 09:19:23 +0000

"The prime minister’s daughter, Maryam Sharif, provided a letter dated 2006 that she said showed she transferred property deeds to her brother. It was written in Calibri font, which the investigation team noted wasn’t released commercially until 2007."



Are Spotify's 'fake artists' any good? | Technology | The Guardian

Thu, 13 Jul 2017 16:31:48 +0000

"It appeared that musicians such as Cowley were being quietly elbowed out of that limelight in favour of ones who didn’t exist, and in favour of music for which Spotify wouldn’t have to pay royalties."



What’s the best way to cross the Thames in London? We’ve ranked all 63 options | CityMetric

Wed, 05 Jul 2017 20:21:12 +0000

"There are, depending on how you count, about 60 ways of crossing the Thames in London."



A Game Of Legacy, for & by Bernie De Koven with Coney by Coney HQ — Kickstarter

Mon, 03 Jul 2017 14:41:35 +0000

"As Bernie De Koven, jedi master of play, nears the end of his life, A Game of Legacy explores what it means to pass onto posterity."



Wikipedia: The Text Adventure

Fri, 30 Jun 2017 11:08:57 +0000

Interactive non-fiction built in real time from the Wikipedia API.



Avocados with laser-printed labels go on sale at M&S in bid to cut paper waste

Mon, 26 Jun 2017 19:23:34 +0000

"The labels, which are etched onto fruit's skin with lasers instead of stickers, will save 10 tonnes of paper and five tonnes of glue every year according to M&S."



Inspector gadget: how smart devices are outsmarting criminals | Technology | The Guardian

Sat, 24 Jun 2017 09:34:18 +0000

"He said he grabbed some possessions and jumped out a window. Investigators pulled data from his pacemaker which, according to a cardiologist, undermined Compton’s account."



BBC technical glitch leaves Huw Edwards in silence on News at Ten | Media | The Guardian

Fri, 23 Jun 2017 12:29:45 +0000

"The BBC News Channel showed Edwards sitting mute for the entirety of the delay, while BBC1 put up a message apologising for the fault and played saxophone music."