Link: The Paperless Cockpit
“What is in those bulky, black flight bags that pilots carry into the cockpit? It is not a change of clothes but reams of reference material needed for the flight — about 40 pounds of it. [...] But instead of carrying all that paperwork, a growing number of pilots are carrying a 1.5 pound iPad.” Von Kate Murphy. > Weiter bei The New York Times
Von ogaooooo – Blog, Twitter (japanisch).
Link: Convergence vs. Specialization: Which Will Win Out? [ReadWriteWeb]
“One of the enduring themes of technology is convergence, when different products evolve to do similar tasks. The smartphone is the prime example of convergence in this era, bringing together voice and data (web) applications. Plus, in recent times, high quality photography and video. However, we’ve entered an age where we have multiple Internet-connected devices within our grasp. Many of these are specialist devices, such as the Kindle and Xbox. We’ll see many more examples soon, as specialist household objects such as toasters and fridges get connected to the Internet. So, does that mean specialization will win out over convergence? ” By Richard MacManus. > Weiter bei ReadWriteWeb
Six Dream Projects of the 3-D Printing Pioneers [PopSci]
“3-D printing is a young technology, but its pioneers and champions aren’t satisfied with printing cars, airplane parts, or tiny edible spaceships–they’re always looking down the road at what’s next. We talked with some of the best minds in 3-D printing about their dream projects–not what’s possible now, but what their current work might lead to in five or ten years.”
By Dan Nosowitz > Weiter bei PopSci
Link: L House – Buenos Aires
“This residence was completed in January this year, yet it exudes a classic, modernist elegance that will ensure it will look just as timeless 50 years from now. Located in Buenos Aires, the “L House” by architect Mathias Klotz and associate architect Edgar Minond is the main residence of a small family.” > Weiter bei The Cool Hunter
BBC: The Beauty of Maps
“The Beauty of Maps is a 4 part BBC series [...]. The documentary takes us through the staggering four million map collection of the British Library in London.” – LikeCool (inkl. Video).
> Weiter bei BBC Four
‘Informationen zur politischen Bildung’ erschienen: Schwerpunkt Massenmedien
Die Bundeszentrale für politische Bildung hat ein Heft zum Schwerpunkt “Massenmedien” veröffentlicht. Es ist in der Reihe “Informationen zur politischen Bildung” erschienen und enthält zahlreiche Beiträge renommierter Autoren. Das Heft steht im Volltext zum Download zur Verfügung, kann aber auch in gedruckter Form kostenlos bestellt werden. Weiter >