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Dutchtub, a 'new way of outdoor bathing'
The doctors were real, the patients undercover
Year of the documentary film, again
Collapsible shipping container, packed flat
The Unbearable Lightness of Lightness
Lightness in Design
Authenticating art: a computer that has an eye for Van Gogh
Animal speech: Attention, cows: please speak into the microphone

Dutchtub, a "new way of outdoor bathing"

The New York Times – Jan 14, 2004 – It requires no electricity, plumbing or hot water. Just fill it with water, put firewood in the bin, light it up, wait a while and enjoy a 100-degree soak.

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The doctors were real, the patients undercover

The New York Times – Nov 20, 2009 – It had all the markings of a television detective show. Posing as patients, three undercover observers got themselves admitted as patients to a locked psychiatric ward to investigate conditions on the inside. And a remote team monitored the project via hidden cameras and microphones from a command center in a nearby hotel.

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Year of the documentary film, again

The New York Times – Nov 30, 2004 – If sheer numbers mean anything, the much-discussed documentary-film revival of the last year continues unabated. What remains less clear is whether the documentary world's next wave will remain as firmly polemical as the last, which grabbed attention and a surprisingly large share of the box office for hard-edged message films.

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Collapsible shipping container, packed flat

The Economist – Dec 30, 2009 – A Dutch engineer has invented a collapsible plastic shipping container which, he hopes, will replace the steel ones. Because it is made of a fibreglass composite, it weighs only three-quarters as much as a standard container but—more importantly— when it is empty, it can be folded down to a quarter of its size.

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The Unbearable Lightness of Lightness

Wired News – Nov 16, 2000 – New technologies tend to be presented in terms of existing products so consumers will more readily understand and adapt to them.

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Lightness in Design

Wired News – Nov 13, 2000 – A strange thing happened to the 'weightless' and dematerialized economy we thought the Internet would bring: it never arrived...

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Authenticating art: a computer that has an eye for Van Gogh

The New York Times – Jun 13, 2004 – Now a team of researchers in the Netherlands have developed a computer system that quickly examines hundreds of paintings for telltale patterns. The results, they say, can lend credence to existing attributions or help dismiss them.

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Animal speech: Attention, cows: please speak into the microphone

The New York Times – Oct 31, 2002 – Though it all sounds very Dr. Dolittle, the sounds that many animal species make can be analyzed and identified using many of the same techniques that have allowed human voice recognition to make the leap from high-tech novelty to valuable application.

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