Near Space Photography for $150

„We are a group of MIT students seeking to share the artistic aspects of science with others. On Sept. 2, 2009, we launched a digital camera into near-space to take photographs of the earth from high up above.“

http://space.1337arts.com/?page_id=47

Free Arduino Programming Notebook for download

A beginner’s reference to the programming syntax of the Arduino microcontroller.Includes information on program structure, variables, datatypes, arithmetic, constants, flow control, and most of the common functions of the core library. Also includes an appendix with schematics and simple programs for several common tasks.

http://www.lulu.com/content/paperback-book/arduino-programming-notebook/1108699

Arduino-controlled IKEA Lamp

http://www.arkadian.eu/pages/219/arduino-controlled-ikea-lamp build a mood light with a lamp from ikea. He uses 20 led’s and a arduino for the RGB color changing of the led’s. Wth the sourcecode for the arduino you can easily build one by yourself.

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The Dunning–Kruger effect

Ok, it has even a name:

„The Dunning–Kruger effect is an example of cognitive bias in which „people reach erroneous conclusions and make unfortunate choices but their incompetence robs them of the metacognitive ability to realize it“.[1] They therefore suffer an illusory superiority, rating their own ability as above average. This leads to a perverse result where less competent people will rate their own ability higher than relatively more competent people. It also explains why actual competence may weaken self-confidence because competent individuals falsely assume that others have an equivalent understanding. „Thus, the miscalibration of the incompetent stems from an error about the self, whereas the miscalibration of the highly competent stems from an error about others.“

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dunning%E2%80%93Kruger_effect

found via http://www.rackblogger.de/2009/08/20/dunning-kruger-effekt/

Toshiba JournE Touch – 7″ tablet for the ultimative multimedia living room experience

Toshiba presents on the IFA in berlin the JournE Touch, a 7″ Display tab with Wlan ARM CPU and Windows CE (why windows ce and not linux ?) Will this device be the missing link between pc and smartphone / pda ? At the end of this year, right for christmas time we’ll see if it’s a must have for 249 EUR.

http://www.zdnet.de/news/wirtschaft_investition_hardware_ifa_toshiba_zeigt_touchscreen_tablet_journe_touch_story-39001021-41502227-1.htm

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