- How Seawater Can Power the World
Interesting NYT op-ed on the future of fusion energy.
Robot researchers are modeling their creations after animals now, assuming that it’s hard to come up with a better design than evolution.
- Edward Tufte’s "Slopegraphs"
I really like this under-used chart style, I think it conveys meaning very well.
- Groundhog Decade
Very good piece on how Hollywood apparently is dead set on repeating the mistakes of the music industry.
- Why Programming Languages?
A programming language researcher explains why there are so many different programming languages and why we’ll likely keep on seeing new ones.
- The Menace Within
40 years after the Stanford Prison Experiment some key players tell about their experience and what they took away from the experiment.
- Misattribution of Arousal
I love all those insights into how our brains work. This article deals with the misattribution of arousal (not only of the sexual kind) to other people.
- How Digital Detectives Deciphered Stuxnet, the Most Menacing Malware in History
If you have the slightest interest in IT security, you’ll love this article, but even if you usually don’t enjoy this topic the story still reads like the plot of a Hollywood movie.
- Tower of David: 45 Floors of Favela Chic
One of Latin America’s tallest buildings is now squatted by around 2500 people, many of them escaping live on the streets.
- My Summer at an Indian Call Center
An American citizen works in an Indian call center for a summer.