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Green ship-breaking making waves
Browsing the future: the third International Browserday
Better vision for the world, on a budget
UHDV: Just like high-definition TV, but with higher definition
Expo Seeks Greener Pastures
Virtual volunteers listen, then reach out
Collapsible shipping container, packed flat
Authenticating art: a computer that has an eye for Van Gogh

Green ship-breaking making waves

The Economist – Dec 8, 2005 – The low-tech graveyards where ships are picked apart by hand could give way to a greener, more high-tech alternative.

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Browsing the future: the third International Browserday

Wired News – May 20, 2000 – Designers here gathered to examine whether browser mania is just the latest form of "reinventing the wheel," arguing that typographers have spent centuries successfully honing the art of readability. Why add yet another meta-layer of color-coordinated symbols and rotating orbs that first need to be studied before being put into use?

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Better vision for the world, on a budget

The New York Times – Jan 2, 2010 – Self-adjustable spectacles, which let untrained wearers set the right focus themselves in less than a minute, greatly reduce the need for trained optometrists, who are rarely available in Africa and many parts of Asia. But the competition is sometimes palpable amongst the companies that want to be the first to distribute adjustable glasses in the millions...

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UHDV: Just like high-definition TV, but with higher definition

The New York Times – Jun 3, 2004 – High-definition television may be only just beginning to catch on, but researchers at the Japanese national broadcaster NHK are already working on a successor. The format, called Ultra High Definition Video, or UHDV, has a resolution 16 times greater than plain-old HDTV, and its stated goal is to achieve a level of sensory immersion that approximates actually being there.

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Expo Seeks Greener Pastures

Wired News – Oct 31, 2000 – Plagued by financial troubles, bad weather and scandals, the notion of world's fairs has come under fire. Are they relics of the 20th century, or do they have a place in the new millennium?

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Virtual volunteers listen, then reach out

The New York Times – Jan 27, 2005 – Virtual volunteers at an aid network known as Nabuur give people in the developing world advice on projects like how to start a youth computer-training center, improve local water quality, or better integrate the village's disabled people. The assumption is that small communities can carry out many public-works projects by themselves if provided with the right information.

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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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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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