New trend or just a coincidence, stumbled upon these two Training style Presentations that got an upgrade of their own, in the format of a TV reality show.
1. The Art of Speaking with Scott Hanselman "In this special production we put notable speaker, Scott Hanselman, to the test: learn CoffeeScript in 90 minutes, then present a 15 minute talk. We sit live with Scott as he probes the CoffeeScript documentation and designs his talk, walking us through his slide design process and code demos. Along the way we do what we do: to throw curveballs and see how he handles the pressure."
2. Ryan Singer UX Sketching "Ryan Singer designs user interfaces at 37signals. We flew to Chicago to learn how he works…first hand. We gave him a small task and watched him design a user interface out loud and on paper. The result is possibly the most insightful, educational, and thought provoking video we’ve produced so far. "
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A hexapod robot that can transform into a sphere shape and back. Still under construction... Featuring 25 servos. 12x 5990, 13x 5645 Hitec servos, Basicmicro ARC-32 board, XBee, 2S 5000mAh LiPo, Turnigy 8amp regulator.
Cambridge Digital Library released Sir Isaac Newton's papers and notebooks to public. If you are curious, head over to the library. Cambridge University Library is pleased to present the first items in its Foundations of Science collection: a selection from the Papers of Sir Isaac Newton. The Library holds the most important and substantial collection of Newton's scientific and mathematical manuscripts and over the next few months we intend to make most of our Newton papers available on this site.
Well known atheist Christopher Hitchens died on thursday. For once, you cannot just say RIP (rest in peace), as that would be disrespecting him. Once you are dead, you are dead. There is nothing afterwards. We all have best of our lives, when we make best of our lives.
Internet did erase so many boundaries that otherwise restrict collaboration. And there are other things that we may have never imagined are now possible with the scale only internet can offer.
After re-purposing CAPTCHA so each human-typed response helps digitize books, Luis von Ahn wondered how else to use small contributions by many on the Internet for greater good. At TEDxCMU, he shares how his ambitious new project, Duolingo, will help millions learn a new language while translating the Web quickly and accurately -- all for free.
"Europe has been the largest solar energy market for years, but it has ceded some of the spotlight this year to India as India becomes a new frontier for American manufacturers." - India: The Next Solar Frontier - Forbes