NASA uses the World Cup ball to teach physics.

7 July 2010
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“It’s quite obvious. You’re seeing a knuckle-ball effect.” — Rabi Mehta, an aerospace engineer at NASA, on the official ball of the 2010 FIFA World Cup in South Africa. FIFA announced the official ball of the 2010 World Cup — the Adidas Jabulani — in December 2009. Adidas called it the roundest and most accurate […]

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Andy Grove on a job-centric economy. Lessons from Asia in the ’70s and ’80s.

4 July 2010

After getting out of one industry after another, the USA is running out of businesses to get out of. From an opinion piece by former Intel Chairman Andy Grove in the 5 July edition of Bloomberg Businessweek: “Manufacturing employment in the US computer industry today is about 166,000. One company in Taiwan and China, Hon […]

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How Chinese teenagers stick it to The Man.

24 June 2010
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Nielsen on telling stories across three screens.

22 June 2010
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The Nielsen Company released its latest three-screen report on 11 June 2010, documenting significant changes in media consumption during the last two years. The report has implications for the way stories are told, including format, duration, content and production values. In the USA, moving-picture storytelling expanded from the movie screen to the television screen in […]

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Re-inventing the T-shirt in North Carolina.

21 June 2010
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The Daily Show on Chinese ‘propaganda.’

10 June 2010
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“It’s simple. In the same way that anyone learning German becomes a Nazi, or anyone learning French becomes an ass___, learning Chinese has only one outcome — Communism.” From Aasif Mandvi’s hilarious bit on teaching Mandarin Chinese in Hacienda Heights, a town in Los Angeles County, Calif. For The Daily Show with Jon Stewart, produced […]

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