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2012-05-07 13:39:24

Microsoft, Carnegie Mellon researchers explore distributed sensemaking People who have already sifted through online information to make sense of a subject can help strangers facing similar tasks without ever directly communicating with them, researchers at Carnegie Mellon University and Microsoft Research have demonstrated. This process of distributed sensemaking, they say, could save time and result in a better understanding of the information needed for whatever goal users might...

New Company Announces Ambitious Plans To Mine Asteroids
2012-04-24 12:41:56

Lee Rannals for RedOrbit.com On Tuesday, the potential future of space enterprise was unveiled, as Planetary Resources announced its plans to mine Near-Earth Asteroids (NEAs). Planetary Resources said it will be leading the way in this next step in mankind's plan to reach beyond Earth's atmosphere by mining asteroids for raw materials, ranging from water to precious metals like gold and platinum. "The vision is to make the resources of space available to humanity both in space and...

2012-04-11 23:02:03

The South East European Node of The Millennium Project, The Bled Forum on Europe, held a foresight conference at Bled, Slovenia from March 29th to March 30th 2012. More than 70 academic, business, and civil society representatives from 19 countries shared their ideas and discussed new ideas for future European development. The key conclusion from the conference was the need to integrate positive foresight in the planning and policy-making for Europe to move Europe from status quo to a more...


Word of the Day
cruet
  • A vial or small glass bottle, especially one for holding vinegar, oil, etc.; a caster for liquids.
This word is Middle English in origin, and ultimately comes from the Old French, diminutive of 'crue,' flask.
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