domingo, agosto 11, 2013

Genius Stuff

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The first time I ever imagined a city could fly was when I saw Bespin’s Cloud City in “The Empire Strikes Back.” If you’ve never seen it, imagine a hovering gas mining factory teaming with pug-faced workers, run by administrative
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Libraries are great centers of support for life hackers. Learn 10 unique ways you can use your library to get things done easier.

In the last few weeks you may have read about Felicia the Fermilab Ferret. This small mustelid cleaned 300-foot (91.44-meter) pipes in particle accelerators at the National Accelerator Laboratory. Specifically, Felicia pulled a string through 12-inch (30-centimeter) wide tubes to

(Every year the MacArthur Foundation names 20-30 fellows. Each is granted $500,000 for what has been unofficially called the “genius” award. To date, more than 900 individuals have been named fellows for a combination of their intellect, persistence and creativity. Stuff

We're surrounded by gadgets and gizmos, but there are some technologies we use on a regular basis that escape our notice. What are these stealth technologies powering our daily lives?

If you think that the world's greatest inventions came from the fevered minds of solitary geniuses, think again. As you scan this list of the 10 inventions that changed the world, note how many of them perfected workable designs.

Da Vinci's designs were spectacularly ahead of his time. If they had actually been built, they might have revolutionized the history of technology. What were some of his most imaginative sketches?

No one gallery could contain all the tech genius the world has ever seen, but here's a start. Did your favorite inventor make the list? 

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