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Evidence For 200-Year-Old Comet Impact On Neptune

astroengine writes "Astronomers using ESA's Herschel space observatory have spotted evidence of a cometary impact in Neptune's upper atmosphere (publication, PDF).

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eBook Sales Outpace Hardbacks

dptalia writes "Amazon announced that for every 100 hardback books they sell, 180 eBooks are sold. In addition, they've seen sales for Kindles triple since they lowered the price.

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Open Source Transcription Software?

sshirley writes "I am beginning to do some interviews with family members and will do some audio journals for genealogy purposes.

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Does Anyone Really Prefer Glossy Screens?

An anonymous reader asked a question that I've been wondering about too: "I live in a small southern European country where natural light abounds.

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The Rise of Small Nuclear Plants

ColdWetDog writes "The Oil Drum (one of the best sites to discuss the technical details of the Macondo Blowout) is typically focused on ramifications of petroleum use, and in particular the Peak Oil t

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Adobe Putting PDF Reader In a Sandbox

Captain Eloquence writes "The next major version of Adobe's PDF Reader will feature new sandboxing technology aimed at curbing a surge in malicious hacker attacks.

in swissmiss

CreativeMornings Video: Paola Antonelli

Our speaker at the June 2010 CreativeMornings was fabulous Paola Antonelli, Senior Curator of Architecture and Design at the Museum of Modern Art in New York.

in Monoscope

35mm: 35 Movies in 1 Minute

»35mm« is a shortfilm about cinema itself. We picked 35 of our favorite movies and tried to simplifly them as far as possible.

in Monoscope

Brandon Schaefer: Le samouraï film poster

in Dezeen

Pushed Slab by MVRDV

Dutch architects MVRDV have unveiled their design for an office building in Paris, where the middle section will appear broken and twisted open.

in Dezeen

The Somerset House Book Stall System by Fotis Evans

London Metropolitan University graduate Fotis Evans has designed this display system for the book shop at Somerset House in London. 

in Dezeen

Warrnambool Campus Building by Lyons

Australian firm Lyons’ new campus building for a college in Warrnambool, Australia, has a glazed façade made up of hexagonal apertures tilted down towards the street.

in Dezeen

Dezeentalks at [D3] Design Talents: Tomoko Azumi

DezeenTV: for the third movie in our series of Dezeentalks at [D3] Design Talents Japanese designer Tomoko Azumi of t.n.a design studio shares with us her collection of vintage bicycles, her passion

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✪ 1000 Verpackungsdesigns für 12 € statt 32 €

Verpackungen sind vielleicht das reizvollste Transportmittel für Design, weil sie alles vereinen: 3D, Grafik, Typografie und Industriedesign.

in Dezeen

Leather furniture by Tortie Hoare

Here are some more images of boiled leather furniture by Tortie Hoare, the winning project from New Designers Part 2 earlier this month (see our earlier story).

in Six Revisions

10 Reasons You Shouldn’t Be a Designer

Did you know that becoming a designer is relatively easy?

in Dezeen

Competition: five Y-Grinders by DesignWright for Joseph Joseph to be won

We’ve teamed up with kitchen brand Joseph Joseph to give away five Y-Grinder salt and pepper mills – worth £30 – designed by London studio DesignWright.

in Dr. Web

Wikis fürs Informationsmanagement im Unternehmen nutzen

-->Es gibt zahlreiche kommerzielle Angebote für Intranetlösungen, die mit zahlreichen Funktionen – zum Beispiel zum Versenden von Rundschreiben sowie zum Verwalten von Projekten und Terminen

in Design Observer: Main Posts

The World as Our Studio

Report on Worldstudio's hybrid business model for collaborating with for-profit and not-for-profit clients (while supporting a foundation).

in Design Observer: Main Posts

Postopolis: Urban Portraiture

On Places, Cassim Shepard describes five days of lively communal conversation about art, design, music, architecture and urbanism at the recent Postópolis!DF in Mexico.

in Design Observer: Main Posts

The Dream Job Project Part II

How do you conceive of the future work to shoot for, and how you'll do it? The results of these questions, part II.

in Dezeen

Ahoti by Studio Lama

A continuous grey metal bar winds across the wall of this boutique by Israeli designers Studio Lama.

in Wired

Gallery: New Species of Frogs Disappearing as Fast as They're Found

New species of frogs in Panama are being found nearly as fast as they are being lost to a deadly fungal disease that is sweeping through the region.

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Blog Platform Shut Down as FBI Probes al-Qaida Posts

The host for blogging platform Blogetery.com says it shuttered the platform amid inquiries from the FBI that the site was being used by al-Qaida as a recruitment tool.

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Control Software's Hard-Coded Password Circulated Online for Years

A default password coded into Siemens' SCADA system, recently targeted by sophisticated malware, has been available online since at least 2008 when it was posted to product forums in Germany and Russi

in Dezeen

Spin city: London’s Strata tower - Guardian

Dezeenwire: Jonathan Glancey reviews London’s recently-opened Strata tower, the world’s first skyscraper with built-in wind turbines - Guardian

in Experience Matters

What we can learn about Web 2.0 from the App Store Hacker and Other Cyber Criminals

Lindsay Lewis | Critical Mass Chicago
The electro-bass voided, the rock and roll of the high-tide faded, the scene of holiday boaters and people dancing on boats for the sake of a three day weeke

in Dezeen

Earn/Urn by Neil Conley

Design graduate Neil Conley has made a series of funerary urns from reclaimed carbon fibre.

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Museum of Contemporary Art Cleveland by Foreign Office Architects

The Museum of Contemporary Art Cleveland in Ohio, USA, have unveiled plans for a new museum building by London firm Foreign Office Architects.

in Boagworld

Freelancing: The Basics of Survival

Anna Debenham shares her experiences of freelancing by equating them to Maslow’s hierarchy of needs.

in Dezeen

The Vanishing Mosque by RUX Design for Traffic

Manhattan studio RUX Design have won a competition to design a mosque for the UAE with their open-air plaza called The Vanishing Mosque.

in Dezeen

Movie: Coliseos by Giancarlo Mazzanti Arquitectos and Felipe Mesa

DezeenTV: architectural photographer Cristobal Palma has sent us his film of Coliseos sports centre in Medellín, Colombia, designed by Giancarlo Mazzanti Arquitectos and Felipe Mesa of Plan:B.

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Typographic Twitter Feed

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Dezeenjobs: latest jobs update

Here’s an update with all the latest from our recruitment site  Dezeenjobs, including positions with appliance manufacturers Dyson, architects UNStudio and The Bartlett School of Architecture,

in Dezeen

La Paz Nursing Home Garden by Estudio Caballero Colón

This garden in Madrid was designed by new Spanish firm Estudio Caballero Colón for a nursing home.

in Six Revisions

A Comprehensive Guide to Windows Vista Fonts for Designers

[T]here are no bad fonts — only inappropriate ones.
— Jason Beaird

The majority of computer users became aware of Microsoft Windows Vista on January 30, 2007, when the company released the new

in swissmiss

Your Portfolio on LinkedIn

Finally: Linkedin now let’s you display your portfolio.
It seems that all of us, and every designer we know, is on LinkedIn. Why?

in Dr. Web

Täuschend echte Unterwasserfotos - Photoshop sei dank

-->Die Wunder der Meere im Bild festhalten – nur etwas für professionelle Fotografen mit Taucherfahrung? Mitnichten.

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cssigniter.com – Premium WordPress themes. Different

Last year, i had an idea of launching a small premium WordPress themes shop. So, slowly but steadily i designed a series of templates and integrated them to WordPress.

in Fontblog

Die CSS-Bausteinschrift »Curtis«

Curtis ist eine geometrische Sansserif von David DeSandro, die er aus seinen FontSruct-Schriften Curtis Heavy and Curtis Pixel 14 hergeleitet hat.

in magCulture

Overmatter

The return of The Manipulator, the A1 magazine last seen in the eighties (thanks Guilherme). The next issue of OK Periodical will be all about he Body. You can submit material here.

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Inside Apple's Anechoic Testing Chambers

As part of Apple's press conference on Friday, they mentioned their state-of-the-art testing facilities and released a brief video showing some of their anechoic chambers.

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TI vs. Calculator Hobbyists, Again

Deep Thought writes "Texas Instruments, already infamous thanks to the signing key controversy last year, is trying a new trick to lock down its graphing calculators, this time directed toward its new

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Apps For Healthy Kids — Where PC Meets PCs

theodp writes "Put the Grand Theft Auto, Halo, and Madden away, kids! Over at Apps for Healthy Kids, First Lady Michelle Obama has a whole new slate of games for you to play with!

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WISE Discovers 95 New Near-Earth Asteroids

astroengine writes "NASA's Wide-Field Infrared Survey Explorer (WISE) has turned up 25,000 new asteroid discoveries, 95 of which are near-Earth objects (NEOs).

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Jolicloud 1.0 Has an HTML5 UI

kai_hiwatari writes "Jolicloud 1.0, a Linux based OS for netbooks, was launched a few days back.

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Damn Vulnerable Linux — Most Vulnerable Linux Ever

An anonymous reader writes "Usually, when installing a new operating system, the hope is that it's as up-to-date as possible.

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WSJ's Mossberg Calls For a Tougher Broadband Plan

GovTechGuy writes "Wall Street Journal tech columnist Walt Mossberg thinks the FCC's national broadband plan is long overdue, but he criticized it for being vague on the details and too focused on exp

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Remix This Game — a Free Software Experiment

An anonymous reader writes "REMIX THIS GAME is an experimental game design contest where participants can re-mix and re-cycle my free-software self-published PC game, XONG.

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IEEE Looks At Kevin Costner's Oil Cleanup Machines

richardkelleher writes "IEEE Spectrum takes a look at the machines developed by a company funded by Kevin Costner that are supposed to extract the oil from the Gulf waters.

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Microsoft Has No Plans To Patch New Flaw

Trailrunner7 writes "Microsoft has acknowledged the vulnerability that the new malware Stuxnet uses to launch itself with .lnk files, but said it has no plans to patch the flaw right now.

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Airlines Get Billions From Unbundled Services

Hugh Pickens writes "In hearings before Congress, the Government Accountability Office (GAO) said that airlines reported revenue of $7.9 billion from baggage fees and reservation change and cancellati

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Cool, Science-y Masters Programs For Software Devs?

An anonymous reader writes "I'm an early-30s software engineer with 10 years of development experience, and a BA in computer science from a top university.

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StarCraft II Cost $100 Million To Develop

UgLyPuNk writes with news of a report that Blizzard has spent over $100 million developing StarCraft II. Initial development on the game began in 2003, and it's due to be released on July 27th.

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UK Delays National Broadband For Three Years

DMandPenfold writes "The British government has said that it will not be able to complete the rollout of broadband across the UK until 2015, blaming a lack of funds.