Monthly Archives: February 2013

Podcasts | Science Friday – science, technology, health, environment news

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Science Friday is a weekly discussion of the latest news in science, technology, health, and the environment hosted by Ira Flatow.

Science Friday podcast logo w sunScience Friday is broadcast over public radio stations nationwide as part of NPR’s ‘Talk of the Nation’ programming. Each week, they focus on science topics that are in the news and try to bring an educated, balanced discussion to bear on the scientific issues at hand.

Panels of expert guests join Science Friday’s host, Ira Flatow, a veteran science journalist, to discuss science – and to take questions from listeners during the call-in portion of the program.

Science Friday video – Art Meets Geek in Toni Dove’s Studio

Toni Dove takes a high-tech approach to art—her mixed-media performances star cyborgs and robots and employ mechanical three-dimensional projection screens. Performers animate video puppets through custom-built motion-sensing software (easier seen than said). With some operatic singers thrown in, a visit to Dove’s studio feels like a trip into a futuristic Wonderland.    Continue reading »

Apps | 10 you need to assist your workday productivity

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These 10 apps perform both simple tasks, such as managing your to-do list, and complex ones, such as allowing you remote access to your computer.

LogMeIn features mobile apps , allow you to access your computer's desktop through your smartphoneIf you’re looking to boost your workday productivity, that smartphone in your pocket can help. The mobile app revolution has produced hundreds of apps to help ease the stress of everyday life. The 10 apps here will get the work done.  by Fran Berkman

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1. Wunderlist

Wunderlist is a free app that will help you manage your daily tasks. It acts as a digital to-do list. The app is not just for lists, but also setting reminders, making notes and sharing events. It is cloud-based, so your data easily syncs across all of your devices.1 Wunderlist is a free app that will help you manage your daily tasks. Continue reading »

Video | Further Up Yonder – exquisite timelapse space photography

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Italian student filmmaker Giacomo Sardelli used thousands of photographs taken by astronauts in space and made an exquisite time-lapse video called Further Up Yonder.

Further-Up-Yonder-is-a-video-of-exquisite-timelapse-space-images-from-ISSThere have been a lot of these kinds of videos, but Sardelli wanted to do more, to tell a story. I won’t steal his thunder; you can read an excerpt about it below and on his blog. It’s a fun idea.

One thing he did that I appreciate is take care to sync the timing of the video with the music. There’s an added kick when the scene changes in time with the music; it ties together the two senses of sight and sound and adds depth to the experience.

On Earth, everyone is in their own tiny bubble. We are all just trying to survive while it seems the rest of the world is only inching closer towards war, famine, and despair. But, right now, at this very moment, there are a group of humanoids from a slew of different nations and cultures all living together in a tiny metal box, called the International Space Station. Exploring the edge of our world. To inspire more peace and partnership, Giacomo Sardelli published this powerful video, titled Further Up Yonder, with messages from the ISS to help brighten the world back on Earth.    Continue reading »

Recipes | Panda Express Orange Chicken with how-to videos

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Panda Express Orange Chicken recipe is a dish inspired by the Hunan Province in South Central China. It is prepared with crispy boneless chicken bites, tossed in the wok with their secret sweet and spicy orange sauce.

Panda Express Orange Chicken recipe finished and shown in a dish for servingDid you know that Panda’s very own Executive Chef Andy brought this entree to life and it quickly became Panda’s most beloved dish. Now whenever we go to get groceries at this shopping center with a Panda Express, we always smell the mix of asian inspired food filling the air. And inevitably one of our kids will say, “Can we go to Panda Express?”  It’s always so tempting to say yes, but most often we stay on track! One of my favorites is the Orange Chicken there so I created my own to make at home!

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Movies | Argo – the script and intriguing tales about the production, director, writer, cast

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The Argo script was written by Chris Terrio, based on a selection from The Master of Disguise by Antonio J. Mendez and the Wired Magazine article “The Great Escape,” by Joshuah Bearman.

Argo-movie-poster-script-logo-with-ben-affleck-eyesBased on real events, the dramatic thriller “Argo” chronicles the life-or-death covert operation to rescue six Americans, which unfolded behind the scenes of the Iran hostage crisis, focusing on the little-known role that the CIA and Hollywood played—information that was not declassified until many years after the event.

Academy Award® winner Ben Affleck (“The Town,” “Good Will Hunting”) directs and stars in the film, which is produced by Oscar® nominee Grant Heslov (“Good Night, and Good Luck.”), Affleck, and Oscar® winner George Clooney (“Syriana”).

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On November 4, 1979, as the Iranian revolution reaches its boiling point, militants storm the U.S. Embassy in Tehran, taking 52 Americans hostage. But, in the midst of the chaos, six Americans manage to slip away and find refuge in the home of Canadian Ambassador Ken Taylor. Knowing it is only a matter of time before the six are found out and likely killed, the Canadian and American governments ask the CIA to intervene. The CIA turns to their top “exfiltration” specialist, Tony Mendez, to come up with a plan to get the six Americans safely out of the country. A plan so incredible, it could only happen in the movies. Continue reading »

Humor | Video – a bawdy collection of the best news bloopers

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Best News Bloopers

A bawdy and funny collection of the best news bloopers. There’s a bunch of embarrassing video clips including one with super model Kate Upton. Enjoy this funny viral video compilation.

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