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Links for 2009-11-05

  • core.balance:sustainable masterplanning tool-SuBET
    "Hilson Moran has developed a masterplanning system called SuBET (Sustainable Built Environment Tool), which provides a design framework. It brings together everyone involved in a project, from the client and the quantity surveyor to the architect and environmental consultant, to consider 71 environmental, economic and socio-cultural indicators."
    (tags:architecture eco culture )
  • Cousin: Japanese captured Amelia Earhart |
    "?The Japanese then transported Amelia Earhart, Noonan and the airplane to Saipan. Noonan was beheaded by the Japanese and Amelia soon died from dysentery and other ailments,? Wally Earhart continued. He added that the Japanese troops on the island cut the airplane into scrap and tossed the remnants into the Pacific."
    (tags:history )
  • BBC NEWS | Technology | Smart spectacles aid translation
    "Spectacles that can provide subtitles have been created by hi-tech firm NEC. Resembling glasses but lacking lenses, the headset uses a tiny projector to display images on a user's retina."
    (tags:tech ar wearable bodymod )
  • Dark Matter And Dark Energy Make Up 95 Percent Of Universe, Detailed Measurements Reveal
    "These measurements of the cosmic microwave background — a faintly glowing relic of the hot, dense, young universe — put limits on proposed alternatives to the standard model of cosmology and provide further support for the standard cosmological model, confirming that dark matter and dark energy make up 95% of everything in existence, while ordinary matter makes up just 5%."
    (tags:space )

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