Tuesday, March 22, 2011

The Sift 81-85

The Sift 81: More Brain Tricks

  • Be More Successful by Planning for Frequent Failure
  • The Noise
  • Why Letting Yourself Make Mistakes Means Making Fewer of Them
  • Balance Your Mind, Not Your Work
  • How It Works: Clinton’s “Reality Distortion Field” Charisma


The Sift 82: Travel, Transit and Traffic

  • Japan to Build World’s Fastest Train: A 310MPH Maglev Monster
  • China to Fund Trans-Continental Railway That Will Rival Panama Canal
  • In Defense of High Speed Rail
  • UK High-Speed Rail Plans Raise Noise Pollution Concerns
  • iPad gets approval from FAA to replace paper flight charts and maps


The Sift 83: Odds and Ends

  • Abandoned Remains of the Russian Space Shuttle Project Buran
  • A website devoted to the public stairs on Queen Anne Hill and the people who enjoy them
  • Random Startup Generator (you'll get something different each time you click)
  • Intel Thunderbolt: a closer look
  • High life: Fox cub evicted from top of skyscraper


The Sift 84: Energy, Environment and Science

  • Flea powder may be saving lives in Japan
  • Is anything nuclear ever really super safe small and simple?
  • What Seattle needs to learn from Japan's quake
  • California Passes New Law on How to Get 33% of Its Power from Clean Energy Sources
  • YellowPages Finally Launches Phone Book Opt-Out Website


The Sift 85: Apple

  • Is Apple’s Design Guru Quitting?
  • Is Apple Prepping for a “Places” Product?
  • Editorial: It's Apple's 'post-PC' world -- we're all just living in it
  • Apple Trying To Negotiate Unlimited iTunes Music Downloads [REPORT]
  • Launch Webapps from Mobile Safari Instead of Your Homescreen for Better Performance


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