Wednesday, January 16, 2008

Informative Links

Cliff Notes on the Stevenote: highlights of Steve Jobs’ speech at the Macworld Expo yesterday.

To reduce fuel consumption and help the environment, we should design cities for people instead of cars. The result? A better overall quality of life.

How a sewing machine really works. This simple graphic clears up what I’ve been wondering for many years.

Growing a new beating heart from stem cells. Imagine growing unrejectable replacement parts with our own stem cells using this method.

Did Christopher Columbus bring syphilis to Europe from the New World? Geneticists seem to think so, and there was that incriminating pandemic in Europe right after the explorer’s voyages.

How to asssert mind-control over customer service reps. There are ony 13 steps, but the most important is to stay calm.

How the iPhone Blew Up the Wireless Industry. The business deals behind it are as impressive as the phone itself.

Max Yasgur’s farm is for sale. Own a piece of history as the site of the 1969 Woodstock Music Festival in upstate New York for a mere $8,000,000.

The world’s nicest low-income housing project is in Vienna. With schools and businesses included, it’s its own complete community.

The Moral Instinct. Science is struggling to clarify what morality is and how it should steer our actions. Just like philosophy has always tried to do.

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