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2010-02-13

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Entry: Research Project
Focus: The Antikythera Mechanism



The Antikythera Mechanism Research Project is an international collaboration of academic researchers, supported by some of the world's best high-technology companies, which aims to completely reassess the function and significance of the Antikythera Mechanism.
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http://www.antikythera-mechanism.gr/

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Entry: Environmental Sound
Focus: Positive Soundscapes



In the acoustics community, sound in the environment, especially that made by other people, has overwhelmingly been considered in negative terms, as both intrusive and undesirable. Desirable aspects of the soundscape have been investigated in the past, mainly by artists and social scientists, however this work has had little impact on quantitative engineering acoustics, however, perhaps because of barriers to communication across different disciplines.
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http://www.positivesoundscapes.org/

Design_86

Entry: Social Innovation
Focus: Sustainable Everyday Project



The Sustainable Everyday Project proposes an open web platform to stimulate social conversation on possible sustainable futures. The network is organized around 3 core activities. The promotion of a Scenarios laboratory where new visions of sustainable everyday life are proposed and discussed. The constitution of a Catalogue of cases showing examples of social innovation from all other the world developing original solutions promising in terms of sustainability. The organization of a traveling exhibition to meet public events, confront with close scientific communities and give visibility to new visions of sustainable daily living.
LINK>>>>>
http://www.sustainable-everyday.net/

2010-02-07

Science_145

Entry: Science, Technology and the Future
Focus: Discover Magazine



Online magazine for science news, articles, current events and future views on technology, space, environment, health and medical, more.
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http://www.discovermagazine.com/

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Entry: Complexity
Focus: Design to Production



Digital technology has widely expanded the solution space for architectural design. Powerful software tools allow the exploration of non-standard forms with intuitive user interfaces and hide the complexities of blobs, twists and folds during design. But when it comes to the precise realization of those shapes, the complexity is back.
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http://www.designtoproduction.com/

Technology_138

Entry: Database
Focus: Cornell University Library



Cornell University Library has been actively engaged with electronic publishing for many years, with numerous projects that involve the dissemination of government documents and scholarly communications. Publishing services include customizable presentation interfaces, optional access controls and revenue models, and support for multiple publication formats.
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http://cip.cornell.edu/