Links for 12th November 2008

Fresh from the clogged tubes of teh intarwubs…

  1. 10 Examples of Beautiful CSS Typography and how they did it

    "There are a lot of great sites out there that have beautiful Typography using only CSS, however simply looking at them is only half of the picture. We want to know what did they do, and how/why does it result in beautiful type?"

    Tagged with: webdevdesignCSStypographyfontsexamples

  2. Maldives seek to buy a new homeland

    "The Maldives will begin to divert a portion of the country's billion-dollar annual tourist revenue into buying a new homeland – as an insurance policy against climate change that threatens to turn the 300,000 islanders into environmental refugees… " The shit nears the fan-blades.

    Tagged with: climatechangeglobalwarmingenvironmentmigrationmaldives

  3. Userextra – WordPress Plugin

    "… adds the ability to associate extra information to users […] can be a variety of types: Text, Text Box, Option List or Toggle."

    Tagged with: wordpresspluginusermanagement

  4. 35 Tips Tricks To Manage and Handle Multi-Author Blogs

    "… there are lots of WordPress plugins and resources out there to help owners and administrators to manage co-authors." Hmmm.

    Tagged with: wordpressbloggingcommunitymanagementcollaborationpluginsmultipleusers

  5. Where do science supermachines go when they die?

    "News of a project's death travels, and soon scientists around the planet are competing for the chance to acquire some serious hardware. A hospital may need particle beams for cancer treatment, say. There are also commercial uses for power supplies. Out of odd parts, whimsical scientists can construct works of art. And particle accelerators, with their beam-bending magnets, are mother lodes of iron and copper."

    Tagged with: sciencetechnologyexperimentapparatusrecyclingscrap

  6. Science supermachines in the scrapyard – Image 3

    "… the scrapyard at Fermilab, full of dismantled parts. Scientists can come here to reclaim material and components, such as steel radiation shields, for new experiments." Oooh, plot enabler!

    Tagged with: sciencetechnologyscraprecyclingwritingFERMI

  7. In a Novel Theory of Mental Disorders, Parents’ Genes Are in Competition

    "Their idea is, in broad outline, straightforward. Dr. Crespi and Dr. Badcock propose that an evolutionary tug of war between genes from the father’s sperm and the mother’s egg can, in effect, tip brain development in one of two ways. A strong bias toward the father pushes a developing brain along the autistic spectrum, toward a fascination with objects, patterns, mechanical systems, at the expense of social development. A bias toward the mother moves the growing brain along what the researchers call the psychotic spectrum, toward hypersensitivity to mood, their own and others’. This, according to the theory, increases a child’s risk of developing schizophrenia later on, as well as mood problems like bipolar disorder and depression."

    Tagged with: sciencebiologypsychiatrymental-healththeorygenetics

  8. Start Data Plumbing With Yahoo Pipes

    "As APIs and RSS feeds become more commonplace, we look for ways to mash them together. Even if you are a programmer, it can be a tedious process to write scripts that download and parse XML files. Yahoo Pipes solves the problem by providing an easy, graphical way to interact with data. No command line or shell scripts necessary!"

    Tagged with: webdevdataweb2.0RSSmashupaggregatorYahoopipesxml

  9. Babies bred for sale in Nigeria

    "It has been happening over time, but we did not know. The first indication we had about this came in December 2006, when an NGO raised the alarm and told us babies were being exchanged for cash and that there were a number of hospitals involved…"

    Tagged with: economicsnigeriaslaverychildrenbaby-farming

  10. Internetting every thing, everywhere, all the time

    "The Internet of Things begins with small things," advances Violet's Haladjian, "things that are fun, simple, accessible, and that people want to have at home because they are just as fun as they are practical. Little by little, they get used to this kind of object, learn how to use it, discover their limits as well as new opportunities. I really don't think the Internet of Things could have started with the smart refrigerator."

    Tagged with: RFIDtechnologynetworkingspimesubicompsemanticWeb3.0nabaztag

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