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72 h in Kenya—video

Fri, 2012-05-11 20:45 by Hans-Georg

Most or all video clips are from Lake Nakuru.

Full screen recommended.

My own travel report is here.

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Incredibly detailed model of Hogwarts Castle

Sun, 2012-03-04 21:58 by Hans-Georg
Incredible: This extraordinary model of the Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry is due to go on display for the first time. Proud: Jose Granell, model supervisor, is pictured with the model of Hogwarts Castle. It has been used for every one of the Harry Potter films.

Harry Potter and the film-makers' magic: Incredibly detailed model of Hogwarts Castle used for every film in blockbusting series is revealed for the first time

By Antony Bond

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Ever since the first Harry Potter novel was released almost 15 years ago, children and adults alike have fantasised about visiting its famous boarding school for wizards and witches.

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Don't talk to police

Wed, 2012-02-29 19:00 by Hans-Georg

A law professor and a police officer explain what happens when you talk to the police.

Watch it on YouTube

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Satphones, Syria, and Surveillance

Mon, 2012-02-27 22:08 by Hans-Georg

February 23, 2012 | By Jillian C. York and Trevor Timm

Read the complete article at the ELECTRONIC FRONTIER FOUNDATION

Yesterday morning, journalist Marie Colvin of the Sunday Times of London was killed, along with French photographer Rémi Ochlik, in the beseiged city of Homs, Syria, where more than 400 people have been reported dead in recent weeks.

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Teller reveals his secrets

Mon, 2012-02-27 21:57 by Hans-Georg

The smaller, quieter half of the magician duo Penn & Teller writes about how magicians manipulate the human mind

By Teller – Smithsonian Magazine

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In the last half decade, magic—normally deemed entertainment fit only for children and tourists in Las Vegas—has become shockingly respectable in the scientific world. Even I—not exactly renowned as a public speaker—have been invited to address conferences on neuroscience and perception. I asked a scientist friend (whose identity I must protect) why the sudden interest. He replied that those who fund science research find magicians “sexier than lab rats.”

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The forgetting pill erases painful memories forever

Mon, 2012-02-27 18:36 by Hans-Georg

By Jonah Lehrer – WIRED MAGAZINE

Jeffrey Mitchell, a volunteer firefighter in the suburbs of Baltimore, came across the accident by chance: A car had smashed into a pickup truck loaded with metal pipes. Mitchell tried to help, but he saw at once that he was too late.

Read the complete article at WIRED MAGAZINE

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Die semi-virtuellen Weihnachtsgeschenke (video)

Mon, 2012-01-23 22:57 by Hans-Georg
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Heimlich über Berlin - Luftbilder 1945

Sun, 2012-01-08 11:35 by Hans-Georg

Aufgenommen im November 1945. Mit + oder - rechts unter dem Bild kann man die Bildgröße ändern.

Luftbilder

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28c3: How governments have tried to block Tor (video)

Fri, 2011-12-30 22:04 by Hans-Georg