Tucked neatly in the upper left hand corner of the above photo is the Sfalassa Bridge in Bagnara Calabra, Calabria. The Sfalassa Bridge crosses both the Lucanian and Calabrian Apennines mountain range in southern Italy and is part of the the Autostrada Napoli-Reggio Calabria or A3 highway. As HighestBridges.com writes: With dozens of tunnels and towering bridges, it is a showcase of Italian [...]
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If you make your living working on the web then you’ve most likely heard of the terms, user experience, usability, human factors, user interface, etc. And for the most part, the terms all have something to do with making it EASIER for the end user to interact with a web page or application. The folks at Human Factors International, a usability consulting firm, [...]
The science writer John Horgan published his bestselling book, The End of Science in 1996. Horgan’s basic claim was that science had achieved all of its fundamental discoveries and that all original scientific work was pretty much finished. Recently, Horgan revisited his claim with an article in Science and Spirit magazine.
Sci-Fi writer Neal Stephenson has a new novel out (September 9th) entitled Anathem. As Jason Kottke mentions there’s a nice summary in the latest Wired Magazine: Set on a planet called Arbe (pronounced “arb”), Anathem documents a civilization split between two cultures: an indulgent Saecular general population (hooked on casinos, shopping in megastores, trashing the environment — sound familiar?) and the [...]
I’ve been reading David Brooks since the publication of “Bobos in the Paradise” and I’ve been thoroughly impressed with how he describes American society and our “unique” way of living. Brooks appears on PBS’ Newshour and is also a NY Times Op Ed Columnist. His latest column is entitled, “Lord of the Memes” and is a must read; here’s an excerpt: But on [...]
The NY Times recently ran an article on the age old debate of whether cell phones cause cancer. The most shocking info to come out of the article concerns three prominent neuroscientists who all claim not to hold their cell phones to their ear!
The Wii Fit is receiving a ton of media attention as of late and was featured on the Today Show this morning and in the Fashion and Style section of the NY Times on Thursday (why not the Sports section?). I’m not convinced the attention is warranted but if the video game system can get American’s just a few inches off [...]
Well, the search is over! Heather Armstrong runs a blog called, Dooce.com which has recently been all over the media. Armstrong also just published a collection of essays entitled, “Things I Learned About My Dad“ I read Heather’s blog pretty regularly and I’m not quite sure why, but I think it has something to do with how engrossing and ever changing the [...]