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December 29, 2009
The Mag+ Project
A compelling digital magazine concept that resulted from a research collaboration between Swedish publisher Bonnier
and London design firm BERG
. Touchscreen specialists Kicker Studio
in San Francisco are working to expand this into an interactive prototype over the next several months.
posted by Dragonness at 8:41 PM PST - 3 comments
Questions for John Yoo. Q. Do you regret writing the so-called torture memos, which claimed that President Bush was legally entitled to ignore laws prohibiting torture? A.
No, I had to write them. It was my job. As a lawyer, I had a client. The client needed a legal question answered. NY Times, via Andrew Sullivan [more inside]
posted by fourcheesemac at 5:07 PM PST - 49 comments
The Genesis 2.0 Project The L.H.C. is not merely the world’s largest particle accelerator but the largest machine ever built. At the center of just one of the four main experimental stations installed around its circumference, and not even the biggest of the four, is a magnet that generates a magnetic field 100,000 times as strong as Earth’s. And because the super-conducting, super-colliding guts of the collider must be cooled by 120 tons of liquid helium, inside the machine it’s one degree colder than outer space, thus making the L.H.C. the coldest place in the universe.
posted by srboisvert at 3:28 PM PST - 52 comments