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3 February 2014

In this recurring column, we highlight a few items we've run across that don't merit a full story of their own but are interesting enough to bring to your attention (with more than 140 characters). This time we look at battery technology, Kodak's patents, image forensics and Jacob Bronowski.

  • Building a Better Battery describes the quest to power wearable devices with improved batteries that draw power from new sources, including the air itself.
  • In The Lowballing of Kodak's Patent Portfolio, Mark Harris recounts how "Kodak's fire sale shifted decades of intellectual capital, at pennies on the dollar."
  • Hany Farid, the "father" of digital image forensics who, with Kevin Connor founded Fourandsix to pursue image forensics, will participate in an Ask Me Anything event at Reddit this Thursday at 4 p.m. Eastern.
  • We don't know which is more annoying, the sites that trumpet their lab tests or the sites that complain how meaningless those tests are. It's the old absolute truth vs. relative truth debate, which Simon Critchley takes up in The Dangers of Certainty: A Lesson From Auschwitz. It features a short video clip of Dr. Jacob Bronowski, host of The Ascent of Man, a BBC production of the 1970s, well worth the few minutes it takes to see it. A little humility goes a long way.

More to come...

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