Thieves and pickpockets

February 12th, 2013

Inspired by ‘A Pickpocket’s Tale‘ article in the New Yorker, about the spectacular thefts of Apollo Robbins, I have taken some time to learn a little bit more about pickpockets, from the Pickpocket King Bob Arno.

The fun

And the education

Lawrence Lessig – Peace

June 28th, 2012

Keynote given in Paris at UNESCO, June 20, 2012, about the copyright wars and open education.

Google Science Fair 2012

February 23rd, 2012

Google announced the new edition of their now annual Science Fair for 2012. Started last year, it is trying to stimulate the creativity of young people and to foster their natural curiosity and thirst for knowledge. It is a global online science competition for 13-18 year old students and last year it attracted over 10,000 students from 91 countries to submit science experiments.

If you are curious about the things around you (or know somebody who is) and are 13-18 year old, watch the following video, checkout the rules and start your own project to get a world-class prize: a scientific trip to the Galapagos Islands with National Geographic Explorer, unique scholarships and real-life work opportunities in iconic science centers of excellence like CERN in Switzerland. The deadline is April 1st, 2012. Good luck!