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Learning Points from Edith Widder's TED Talk on "How We Found the Giant Squid"

The mythological kraken!

And yes we have found it. Edith Widder shares insights and footage of this incredible creature.

1. It was postulated that the noise from submersibles used for ocean exploration scares away sea creatures, hence the use of electric thrusters. 114 more words

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"Facebook 'community' plan leaves users ... depressed" [Multiple articles provide proof]

“A Facebook strategy to emphasize users’ participation in “community,” rather than just entertainment, is leaving them depressed, a study shows.

Wired has reported on the details of the issue…” 152 more words


Art-Tastic Tuesday: IONIA, by Joon Ahn

Click the picture above for full-size. On Art-Tastic Tuesdays I feature a selected piece of visual art that I have come across. These are pieces that have inspired my writing or beautifully frame some concept or another that I have already written or want to write about. 73 more words


Giant Boat Is Powered Entirely By Solar Energy

This huge seacraft is developed by Swiss company PlanetSolar, who wanted to create a vessel which was environmentally friendly and produced zero-emissions. Developed in 2010, the MS Tûranor PlanetSolar is the largest solar-powered boat ever built. 66 more words

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