World Science Festival Video : Spotlight: Do Not Touch the Frog
Strip away the trimmings of a traditional science presentation, add cocktails, and you have WSF Spotlight. Here, ecologist and National Geographic photographer Mark Moffett recounts his unexpectedly hilarious expedition to a remote valley in Colombia to document an elusive and highly poisonous “superfrog.”
ChessBase.com – Chess News – French Chess Federation suspends players accused of cheating
On Saturday, March 19, the Disciplinary Committee of the French Chess Federation suspended GMs Sebastien Feller, Arnaud Hauchard and IM Cyril Marzolo, finding them “guilty of a violation of sporting ethics”. The Committee concluded that there was enough evidence that the three players had cheated during the Olympiad in Khanty-Mansiysk that took place in September 2010. The 19-year-old GM Sebastian Feller, rated 2649, played extremely well at the Olympiad, winning the gold medal on board five with a score of 6/9 and a performance of 2708. Arnaud Hauchard was the French team captain in Khanty-Mansiysk.
TK TYPE > Chartwell
Chartwell is a family that explores the use of OpenType to interpret and visualize data. The font format is highly portable and can be used in most applications that support ligatures. The data also remains editable allowing for easy updates.
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Capture Moments The Miniature Way With Mame-cam Dx Micro Camera – Designbuzz
Designed by Tokyo based Thanko, this petite camera has been tagged at 99 USD and is very handy and versatile. Resembling a black battery, it merely weighs 14 grams with 1.8 x 1.1 x 0.4 inches (45 x 29 x 10 mm) dimensions and uses micro SD/SDHC cards for storing stuff. Capturing all the minute details is this 8-megapixel piece of equipment with a jpeg resolution of 3264 x 2448p which can be effortlessly coupled via USB 2.0. Well, its features don’t end here, this small magic box not only makes you click still images but also makes you able to record HD-videos. Videos made through Mame-cam dx have a resolution of 1280 x 960p.
“When It’s Not Your Turn”: The Quintessentially Victorian Vision of Ogden’s “The Wire” « The Hooded Utilitarian
There are few works of greater scope or structural genius than the series of fiction pieces by Horatio Bucklesby Ogden, collectively known as The Wire; yet for the most part, this Victorian masterpiece has been forgotten and ignored by scholars and popular culture alike. Like his contemporary Charles Dickens, Ogden has, due to the rough and at times lurid nature of his material, been dismissed as a hack, despite significant endorsements of literary critics of the nineteenth century. Unlike the corpus of Dickens, The Wire failed to reach the critical mass of readers necessary to sustain interest over time, and thus runs the risk of falling into the obscurity of academia. We come to you today to right that gross literary injustice.