It wasn’t an easy film to make due to the simple fact that Maier was a loner. “The biggest challenge in making the film was finding people who knew her.”
The wearable tech has to work on its image, something nonprofit wildlife research can probably help with.
This tiny electric vehicle is a survivor: If there’s a flood, the car can float to safety.
There’s no device more simultaneously intimate and mysterious than the cell phone. It’s in your front pocket, carrying private texts and emails—and yet it’s also a voluntary tracking device and a technological black box. “There’s little DIY culture around them, at least in the west,” notes David Mellis, MIT professor and co-creator of Arduino, a popular DIY hardware platform.
But Mellis wants to change that.
Led Zeppelin, The Who, and Stone Temple Pilots get flat and literal, courtesy of design group Tata & Friends.
There are easily thousands of bars in New York City. And while there are maps of historic watering holes, and lists of the city’s best new bars, there has yet to exist a savvy map of the new drinking staples in town. Luckily, Pop Chart Lab’s latest print, The Distinguished Drinkeries of New York City, is a handy compendium of New York’s most refined places to go when you want to get a buzz on.
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New Yorkers could see a free-floating public pool pilot that filters water from the East River as early as 2016.
Two blockbuster Kickstarter campaigns and more than $300,000 later, +Pool is testing the waters for a real 2016 launch. Its creators have gained the support of key political figures, donors, community groups, environmental watchdogs, and even Jay-Z (via tweet). This week, at a meeting held at Kickstarter’s East River waterfront headquarters, +Pool announced the next phase of its development, as well as a new feature: A partnership with Google.
"CANNOT UNSEE: the Brazil 2014 logo has been criticized for "looking like a facepalm." - @hollybrocks
Thoughts? What do you think of the logo?
When the auction and marketplace that once led the online shopping charge started to fall behind, eBay started looking for the next big thing: recording what you look at, touch, and take into a dressing room.
In a bid sure to lure binge watchers of quality programs like The Sopranos and The Wire, a new deal will bring HBO series to Amazon Prime streaming and Fire TV.
“Psychologists have some theories. The leading one is known as the “information-gap” theory. George Loewenstein, of Carnegie Mellon, believes that curiosity proceeds in two basic steps: First, a situation reveals a painful gap in our knowledge (that’s the headline), and then we feel an urge to fill this gap and ease that pain (that’s the click).”
The future of higher education is a constantly moving target.
Everything from the emergence of MOOCs to new learning styles and mounting financial and sustainability pressures are impacting the education landscape. Every day higher education leaders are developing new strategies to leverage across these developing challenges and opportunities.
The common denominator amidst all this change: students. What should they learn? How can institutions best attract them? How do you best empower their learning? How do you keep them safe? What do they value? These aren’t new questions but the answers are shifting rapidly. The questions are also becoming more critical for our educational institutions given the National Center for Education Statistics report revealing in 2012, for the first time in three decades, demographics predicted a diminishing population for college age students in the United States.
Here are five bold predictions for how the answers to those questions will define the future of education.