Archive for the 'media' Category

Dec 16 2009

We’ve found Earth episode 9

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I can’t believe I’m about to walk down the well-worn path of critiquing science coverage in the traditional media, but here we are. Super-Earth: Newly Discovered Planet May Have Water – TIME. Or more accurately – it *is* water. Every exoplanet report that reaches the traditional media tends to be exaggerated to feed the desire […]

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Oct 01 2009

Books and their transforming media

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I came across an entry on Google Books, and realized they have a map with all locations mentioned in the book tagged on the map. This is a neat feature. Check out the map for Around the World in 80 Days. Certainly an interesting way to access data in a book. I was recently reading […]

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Sep 10 2008

Raising the driving age

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Taking aim at a longstanding rite of passage for 16-year-olds, an influential auto safety group is calling on states to raise the age for getting a driver’s license to 17 or even 18. Adrian Lund, president of the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, a research group funded by the auto insurance industry, acknowledged the idea […]

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Oct 24 2007

Television Calendar

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If you’re tired of wrangling broadcast times for television out of or tvguide, I’ve finally found a simple, decent television calendar site. CAT allows you to display only a whitelist of the programs you’re interested, as well as simple nomenclature for episode numbers, mouse-over synopses, and correct time display for your time zone. All […]

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