Link: “Personal Data’s Value? Facebook Is Set to Find Out”

“Facebook, the vast online social network, is poised to file for a public stock offering on Wednesday that will ultimately value the company at $75 billion to $100 billion, cashing in on the fuel that powers the engine of Internet commerce: personal data.”

Von Somini Sengupta, Evelyn M. Rusli > Weiter bei The New York Times

A Brief Introduction to Genetics

“‘A Brief Introduction to Genetics’ is a short documentary film that explores the history of genetics & genomics and the underlying concepts that provide the foundational knowledge that today’s research is built upon. The film describes the history of genetics, from Gregor Mendel, to concepts such as DNA and the genetic code. Having introduced the fundamental ideas of genetics, the film moves on to describe the current techniques used to study genetics. Finally, the film explores the connection of these core concepts to genomics and bioinformatics.” By David Murawsky

Link: Can Angela Merkel hold Europe together?

“Germany’s chancellor, Angela Merkel, has the future of Europe in her hands. As the biggest creditor country, Germany holds the key to resolving the euro zone’s sovereign-debt crisis. As the continent’s economic giant, it is the biggest determinant of the European Union’s direction. And right now Europe may be embarking on a path that could tilt the union away from economic liberalism, risking a split and, ultimately, even a British exit.”
> Weiter bei The Economist

IPad 2: Meinungen

iPad 2 Hands On: It Really Is Different
Kat Hannaford, Gizmodo

Hands-On With Apple’s Skinnier, Faster iPad 2
Brian X. Chen, Wired

Apple iPad 2 (Bilder)
Fubiz

Forrester analyst agrees that iPad 2 will dominate
Anthony Ha, VentureBeat/Mobile Beat

All the Details on Apple’s iPad 2: Specs, Pricing, Release Date
Audrey Watters, ReadWriteWeb

Jobs Takes the Stage to Pitch New iPad
Miguel Helft, NYTimes.com/Technology

Bild: Courtesy of Apple.

Link: Print me a Stradivarius

“Three-dimensional printing makes it as cheap to create single items as it is to produce thousands and thus undermines economies of scale. It may have as profound an impact on the world as the coming of the factory did.”

> Weiter bei The Economist

Klipp — Kamera der Zukunft

Ein Designkonzept von Mac Funamizu. > Mac Funamizu bei Neue Gegenwart

Link: Thomas Thwaites: How I built a toaster — from scratch [TED]

“It takes an entire civilization to build a toaster. Designer Thomas Thwaites found out the hard way, by attempting to build one from scratch: mining ore for steel, deriving plastic from oil … it’s frankly amazing he got as far as he got. A parable of our interconnected society, for designers and consumers alike.” Zum Video auf TED.com

Faces in Places

“A photographic collection of faces found in everyday places.” > Weiter

The Haunted Household

“Maintaining a home is an uphill battle. For quite some time Iʼve suspected that little goblins are sabotaging my efforts.” By Christoph Niemann/Abstract City/NYTimes.com. > Weiter

Link: 7 Amazing Exoplanets [Interactive]

“Hundreds of planets around other stars have been discovered recently, but many centuries may pass before human eyes actually see them up close. Interpreting current data, Hugo award-winning artist Ron Miller takes us to seven of the most fascinating of these worlds.” Text and narration by Ed Bell [Scientific American]

New York underwater

“Inspired by issues relating to climate change, DUMBO Underwater imagines what it might feel like if sea levels rose to the point where parts of New York City found themselves underwater.” By Eric Corriel

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