Saturday, 31 July 2010

Exercise

With This Rinse, Performance Improves (New York Times, July 19, 2010)
* "Exercise scientists say they have stumbled on an amazing discovery. Athletes can improve their performance in intense bouts of exercise, lasting an hour or so, if they merely rinse their mouths with a carbohydrate solution. They don’t even have to swallow it."
* "It has to be real carbohydrates, though; the scientists used a solution of water and a flavorless starch derivative called maltodextrin. Artificial sweeteners have no effect."
* "And the scientists think they have figured out why it works. It appears that the brain can sense carbohydrates in the mouth, even tasteless ones. The sensors are different from the ones for sweetness, and they prompt the brain to respond, spurring on the athlete."

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Twitter

Pulse of the Nation: U.S. Mood Throughout the Day inferred from Twitter (Poster)
* This poster attempts to gauge the mood throughout the day of America's 7% Twitter Users.

Pulse of the Nation: U.S. Mood Throughout the Day inferred from Twitter (Youtube Video)

Monday, 19 July 2010

Scientology

Operation Clambake
* "DISCLAIMER: I, Andreas Heldal-Lund, am alone responsible for Operation Clambake. I speak only my own personal opinions. Critics of the Church of Scientology (CoS), including Wikipedia which is NPOV, are free to use images and text on this site that are made by me if proper credits are given."

Saturday, 17 July 2010

Stacked Words

Stacked Words
* "Apparently, having a stack of three or more of the same words is not good."

Thursday, 15 July 2010

Pre-prepared Meals

Gordon Ramsay restaurants found to be using pre-prepared meals (Guardian Newspaper, 18 April 2009)
* "It is not hard to guess what Gordon Ramsay said yesterday when he fell victim to a sting by the Sun newspaper, which caught his London gastro-pubs out using pre-prepared meals including boil-in-a-bag coq au vin at mark-ups of 500%. Whatever he said, it probably had an F in it."

Wednesday, 14 July 2010

Steampunk

Steampunk (Wikipedia)
* "Steampunk is a sub-genre of science fiction and speculative fiction, frequently featuring elements of fantasy, that came into prominence during the 1980s and early 1990s. The term denotes works set in an era or world where steam power is still widely used — usually the 19th century, and often Victorian era Britain — but with prominent elements of either science fiction or fantasy, such as fictional technological inventions like those found in the works of H. G. Wells and Jules Verne, or real technological developments like the computer occurring at an earlier date."

Saturday, 10 July 2010

iParadigms

Journals step up plagiarism policing (Nature News, July 5, 2010)
* "Over the past two years, many publishers (including Nature Publishing Group) have been trialling CrossCheck, a plagiarism checking service launched in June 2008 by CrossRef, a non-profit collaboration of 3,108 commercial and learned society publishers."
* "The power of the service — which uses the iThenticate plagiarism software produced by iParadigms, a company in Oakland, California — is the size of its database of full-text articles, against which other articles can be compared."

iThenticate

Journals step up plagiarism policing (Nature News, July 5, 2010)
* "Over the past two years, many publishers (including Nature Publishing Group) have been trialling CrossCheck, a plagiarism checking service launched in June 2008 by CrossRef, a non-profit collaboration of 3,108 commercial and learned society publishers."
* "The power of the service — which uses the iThenticate plagiarism software produced by iParadigms, a company in Oakland, California — is the size of its database of full-text articles, against which other articles can be compared."

CrossRef

Journals step up plagiarism policing (Nature News, July 5, 2010)
* "Over the past two years, many publishers (including Nature Publishing Group) have been trialling CrossCheck, a plagiarism checking service launched in June 2008 by CrossRef, a non-profit collaboration of 3,108 commercial and learned society publishers."

CrossCheck Software

Journals step up plagiarism policing (Nature News, July 5, 2010)
* "Over the past two years, many publishers (including Nature Publishing Group) have been trialling CrossCheck, a plagiarism checking service launched in June 2008 by CrossRef, a non-profit collaboration of 3,108 commercial and learned society publishers."

Plagiarism

Journals step up plagiarism policing (Nature News, July 5, 2010)
* "Major science publishers are gearing up to fight plagiarism. The publishers, including Elsevier and Springer, are set to roll out software across their journals that will scan submitted papers for identical or paraphrased chunks of text that appear in previously published articles."

Thursday, 8 July 2010

Rich

Global Rich List
* "Just enter your annual income into the box below and hit 'show me the money'"

Tuesday, 6 July 2010

Dyson Fan

Dyson fan set to be gadget of the summer (Telegraph Newspaper, July 5, 2010)
* "The new Dyson Air Multiplier fan created by British entrepreneur James Dyson. The fan draws air into its cylinder-shaped base and then forces the air out through a ring. With no blades, the jet of air appears to be coming from nowhere"

Friday, 2 July 2010

Major League Eating

Kobayashi, Hot Dog Champ, Declares Free Agency (Wall Street Journal) July 2, 2010
* "Perhaps taking a cue from LeBron James, who became a free agent this week, competitive eater Takeru Kobayashi is declaring his independence and striking out on his own. To do so, he’s willing to sit out this weekend’s hot dog eating contest at Nathan’s Famous on Coney Island, the largest and best-known event in his, er, sport."
* "The six-time winner of the iconic event says that a contract proposed by Major League Eating, the sanctioning body for the Nathan’s contest and about 80 others, is too restrictive."