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December 8, 2010

The Ideas Lab


Harvard engineer David Edwards has built a growing empire of labs, galleries and non-profit organizations that stretches from Paris to Cape Town. His latest book, The Lab, calls for a new breed of small, flexible institutions to support researchers who blur the lines between science, business and art... [paid text] [free pdf]

December 19, 2010

Perfect Parallel Parking

13art.pngLate last year, the mathematician Simon Blackburn devised a simple formula for “perfect parking.” When a Louisiana math teacher found the formula unrealistic, he set out to improve the model... [text]

Emotional Spellcheck

Picture%205.pngDrawing on the opinions of thousands of people who have been paid to evaluate the emotional charge of various phrases, ToneCheck offers typists a chance to reconsider their words. The program may eventually allow companies to prevent employees from sending e-mails that violate their “tone policy”... [video and text]

December 21, 2010

Roger Penrose

penroseCircle.pngAs he publishes his collected works — six volumes comprising more than 5,000 pages — mathematical physicist Roger Penrose muses on 50 years of groundbreaking research in general relativity, quantum mechanics, cosmology, geometry and consciousness... [pdf] [paid text]

December 22, 2010

New Fiction in Translation

GetImage.jpegA post-mortem romance from a noted Albanian novelist, a collection of early stories from a Spanish master of suspense, a flawed first novel by a Belgian literary phenomenon, and a brilliant novel of ideas set in volatile Argentina. [text]

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