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May 23, 2012
If you’ve ever had a close encounter of the lamppost kind you’ll know that the eye can sometimes deceive us. But considering just how complex the eye is you might think it would let us down more often.
You may remember from your high school biology classes that basically (very basically) light enters the eye through the pupil and falls on photo receptive cells called rods and cones. These send an electrical impulse that travels …
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April 26, 2010
Ever since images of starving children were beamed around the world in the 1980s, global poverty – especially in sub Saharan Africa – has been recognized as one of the world’s major problems. Live Aid and twenty years later Live 8 seemed to unite the world in the effort to make poverty history, once and for all.
Although Bob Geldoff and Live 8 had the power to bring Pink Floyd together for the first …
December 10, 2009
… He’s been programming since the early 80′s, and has his made career in high-tech in the field of 3D computer graphics. Wili is a world traveller and a semi-professional photographer. Wili is the CEO of Microtask.
Tommaso De Benetti
Tommaso is a young and dynamic lover of media and communications. Spending most of his time discussing the industries of games and media, he also runs a popular podcast in Italian and an awesome digital magazine. For Microtask he carries …
November 9, 2012
… air time than persistently high unemployment rates (other than what Kate Middleton is wearing, of course). But beyond the depressing jobless figures, new trends may be changing labor markets, and the economy as a whole.
Crowdsourcing was one of 2011’s buzzwords, but its potential is still largely unrealized. 3D printing looks set to digitize manufacturing. Old people – many of whom can now turn on computers – may not be able to retire as soon as we thought. These converging trends …
August 15, 2012
Ever since we began helping the National Library of Finland correct mistakes in its old newspaper archive, I have noticed myself developing a slightly anti social interest in historical texts. I say ‘anti social’ because of its effect on conversation: what I have found is that while most people claim to be interested in history, the best way to get unwanted guests to leave your house after a dinner party is to start discussing the technical …
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