Links for 16th August 2008

Fresh from the clogged tubes of teh intarwubs…

  1. Making the Visible Invisible

    "Augmented reality (AR) can be thought of as a combination of widely-accessible sensors (including cameras), lightweight computing technologies, and near-ubiquitous high-speed wireless networks — a combination that's well-underway — along with a sophisticated form of visualization that layers information over the physical world." Cascio in full-on close-range visionary mode. Go read.

    Tagged with: futurismtechnologyaugmented-realityARubicompmetaverseenvironment

  2. The trouble with transparency (and how to make it work)

    "The point here is not that transparency won’t work, but that people who have lived without it have impaired vision. We need to fix that vision even as we shine bright lights on the level playing field."

    Tagged with: transparencypoliticsfuturismsocietyglobalculture

  3. NASA plans to slam spacecraft into the moon

    "Scientists are priming two spacecraft to slam into the moon's South Pole to see if the lunar double whammy reveals hidden water ice. The Earth-on-moon violence may raise eyebrows, but NASA's history shows that such missions can yield extremely useful scientific observations."

    Tagged with: spacescienceNASAMoonwaterimpactresearchprospecting

  4. Bisexuality passed on by ‘hyper-heterosexuals’

    "… the female relatives of homosexual men tend to have more children, suggesting that genes on the X chromosome are responsible. Now the team have shown that the same is true for bisexuality."

    Tagged with: geneticssexualitybiologysociology

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