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Crab-Computing: The Future of Computers Powered by Crabs!; The Doctor Will See You-If You're Quick and other stories you should not have missed on the web this week

April 20, 2012 10:36 by

The Doctor Will See You-If You’re Quick

Feeling like your doctor is rushed, distracted, or just doesn’t care? You’re not alone, and it may be hurting your health and your pocketbook.

Crab-Computing: The Future of Computers Powered by Crabs!

Find out what crabs, billiard balls, and computers have in common in terms of logistics…

What Germany offers the world

Other countries would love to import Germany’s economic model. But its way of doing things is a lot less amenable to export than the wares it produces

Why Obama’s World Bank Pick Is Proving So Controversial

Picking a new World Bank head is a little like picking a new Pope. The process isn’t just about the individual candidates for the position, but about the overall direction of the faith. And so, the controversy over Kim’s nomination is not really about Kim himself. It’s a debate about a philosophical schism in the development community.

Ephemeral Portraits Cut from Layers of Wire Mesh by Seung Mo Park

Using a process that could be the new definition of meticulous, Korean sculptor Seung Mo Park creates giant ephemeral portraits by cutting layer after layer of wire mesh. Each work begins with a photograph which is superimposed over layers of wire with a projector, then using a subtractive technique Park slowly snips away areas of mesh.

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