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Dawn Chorus – Apps on Google Play

Posted on May 8, 2018  in Uncategorized

Wake up to nature’s chorus with a bird alarm clock developed by Carnegie Museum of Natural History and The Innovation Studio. This artfully designed app is a calming, nature-inspired alternative to your usual blaring alarm. When the alarm goes off, birds create a chorus of song. Choose from 20 birds to create a custom alarm. All of the birds are native to the northeastern United States, and users can hear their calls and learn more about them on information cards developed with museum scientists.Carnegie Museum of Natural History is located in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania and is one of the four Carnegie Museums of Pittsburgh. The museum is an active research institution with an environmental research center in Rector, Pennsylvania called Powdermill Nature Reserve. The birds in this app were studied at the museum, are often banded at Powdermill, or are frequently impacted by window collisions—a phenomenon that the museum helps study and prevent as part of BirdSafe Pittsburgh.The Innovation Studio is the design, development, and workflow laboratory at Carnegie Museums of Pittsburgh, where it supports a culture of innovation throughout the museums.

Source: Dawn Chorus – Apps on Google Play

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How Tolkien became the man who made Middle-earth

Posted on May 7, 2018  in Uncategorized

Source: How Tolkien became the man who made Middle-earth

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ShutUp10

Posted on April 27, 2018  in Windows 10

With O&O ShutUp10 you have full control over which functions under Windows 10 you wish to use, and you decide when the passing on of your data goes too far.

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Watch

Posted on April 6, 2018  in Uncategorized

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Posted on February 21, 2018  in Uncategorized

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The Transistor, Part 1: Groping in the Dark

Posted on January 23, 2018  in Interesting, Technology

The road to a solid-state switch was a long and complex one. It began with the discovery that certain materials behaved oddly with respect to electricity – differently than any existing theor…

Source: The Transistor, Part 1: Groping in the Dark

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The 1968 Book That Tried to Predict the World of 2018

Posted on January 8, 2018  in History

For every amusingly wrong prediction, there’s one unnervingly close to the mark.

Source: The 1968 Book That Tried to Predict the World of 2018

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Red Dawn in Lapland

Posted on January 8, 2018  in History

Finland shares an 833-mile border with an aggressive and unpredictable neighbor. That proximity led to a major conflict during World War II—the horrific Winter War—and even now it keeps Finns nervous about Russia’s intentions. David Wolman suited up to train with the elite soldiers who will be on the front lines if this cold feud ever gets hot.

Source: Red Dawn in Lapland

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Under river, outside time: The Woolwich Foot Tunnel Anomaly

Posted on January 8, 2018  in History, Interesting

When the Woolwich foot tunnel closed for repairs in 2011, it should have been a routine job. The pathway had been providing pedestrians with a quick route beneath the Thames since 1912. A century o…

Source: Under river, outside time: The Woolwich Foot Tunnel Anomaly

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Space 2018: biggest missions and rocket launches – The Verge

Posted on December 29, 2017  in Space

Source: Space 2018: biggest missions and rocket launches – The Verge

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