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May, 2007


May 30, 2007  3:43 PM

A very sophisticated CAVEman



Posted by: Ivy Wigmore
nanotech, science, virtual reality

Scientists at the University of Calgary have created what they're calling a 4-D human atlas, dubbed CAVEman for the virtual reality room he resides in, AKA the "research holodeck." CAVEman is an model of a human body consisting of over...

May 29, 2007  3:31 PM

Open educational resources (OER): Creating an online education commons worldwide



Posted by: GuyPardon
academics, books, Class, courses, ebooks, education, free, Internet, listings, public domain, resource, useful

Every now and then, I'm lucky enough to meet one of our readers in person, outside of comment sections, forums, email, IM or other virtual interactions. It's always a pleasure to get such direct feedback. When I asked what she liked (and didn't like) about this blog, she mentioned that she...


May 28, 2007  1:43 PM

Email bankruptcy: Fighting words



Posted by: Margaret Rouse
email, productivity

 Mike Musgrove set off a blogswarm last week with an article called "E-Mail Reply to All: 'Leave Me Alone'."    The buzz is about email...


May 24, 2007  9:19 AM

Lifehack.org can save your life!



Posted by: Ivy Wigmore
blog, blogging, discussion board, education, forum, howto, information, learning, lifehack, useful

Seriously. One of the top articles on Lifehack.org this month is 10 simple ways to save yourself from messing up your life. Here's an...


May 20, 2007  9:56 PM

Web-based malware: Driveby downloads on the information superhighway



Posted by: Margaret Rouse
Internet, Security

Ghost in the browserLast week Google researchers Niels Provos, Dean McNamee, Panayiotis Mavrommatis, Ke Wang and Nagendra Modadugu released a report called "


May 16, 2007  5:43 PM

Workrave: The (micro)pause that refreshes



Posted by: Ivy Wigmore
applications, free, lifehack, Linux

The other day I had one of those lightbulb moments. I'd been working for several hours and had just come across an exciting idea. The kind of idea that makes me leap from my office chair and run downstairs to tell my husband... Except that, well, although my brain sent the leap instruction, my body...


May 14, 2007  2:14 PM

Codemonkey: The new media model for creative, Web-savvy musicians?



Posted by: GuyPardon
buzz, commentary, cool, creativity, culture, entrepeneurship, fun, interactive media, interesting, Internet, mashup, MP3, music, new media, public domain, social publishing, songs, video

Last week, as I caught up on my backlog of podcasts, I heard a song on net@nite that Amber and Leo were laughing -- hard -- over. The tune was...


May 11, 2007  1:42 PM

Mechanical Turk, Powerset and Enterprise Search



Posted by: Margaret Rouse
search engine, Web services

mechanical turkYou have to hand it to Jeff Bezos. He's probably one of the most enthusiastic people on the face of the planet. When he speaks at a conference, you...


May 10, 2007  10:29 AM

The Encyclopedia Of Life: An individual Web page for every species of life on Earth



Posted by: GuyPardon
academics, cool, crowdsourcing, education, free, information, innovation, interesting, learning, mashup, participation, resource, science, visual, wiki

Can you imagine a comprehensive, illustrated encyclopedia that documented and described every living species known to humankind? If scientists succeed in a new, boldly conceived project, such a dream might become reality. Meet the Encyclopedia of Life (


May 9, 2007  4:21 PM

Netvibes is a good start



Posted by: Ivy Wigmore
applications, blog, cool, desktop, free, Internet, personalization, productivity, search, social bookmarking, tool, useful

Netvibes.com is a terrific, highly customizable start page . It comes with some defaults but you can change just about anything on the page to get whatever you want to see first when you log in.


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