The NPR Genome Project – customized public radio with the Infinite Player

In a way, radio is the perfect user interface. Turn it on, and It Just Works.

This week, NPR unveiled Infinite Player, a web app that mimics the simplicity of radio, but with a personalized twist youtube 60fps. Press play to hear the latest NPR newscast, followed by a never-ending playlist of random feature stories. It doesn’t stop till you turn it off, just like the radio 저 정시에 퇴근합니다 다운로드.

Optionally, click “thumbs up” or “thumbs down” while listening and a secret algorithm adapts to your preferences. If you like a science story, you’re likely to hear more science stories 다운로드. (The developers won’t divulge the recipe.)

Yep, it’s like Pandora for public radio.

via Nieman Journalism Lab

Check out the Infinite Player and remember it only works in Safari and Chrome 옥류체 다운로드.

The Earth is filling up, by NPR (video)

It was just over two centuries ago that the global population was 1 billion — in 1804. But better medicine and improved agriculture resulted in higher life expectancy for children, dramatically increasing the world population, especially in the West 다운로드.

As higher standards of living and better health care are reaching more parts of the world, the rates of fertility — and population growth — have started to slow down, though the population will continue to grow for the foreseeable future 다운로드.

U.N. forecasts suggest the world population could hit a peak of 10.1 billion by 2100 before beginning to decline. But exact numbers are hard to come by — just small variations in fertility rates could mean a population of 15 billion by the end of the century ms 프로젝트 2016.

Jobs, jobs, jobs (are they created by politicians?)

This morning I created 150,000 jobs. I put into motion a plan to support small business and fix healthcare.

Don’t believe me?

It turns out you shouldn’t believe the politicians either 다운로드.

It’s obvious that Obama is struggling with job creation. His main Republican opponents, Rick Perry and Mitt Romney, are playing that against him 다운로드.

Both claim they created 1,000s of jobs while in office and are even pinning their campaign on it. They directly state that they are responsible for job creation:

They are not alone 자바스크립트 엑셀 다운로드. All politicians make this claim as if fixing potholes and firing teachers creates jobs. Of course, some of the best will try to convince you that cutting business taxes or creating a “friendly climate” is what it takes 현이와 신데렐라 다운로드.

The team over at Planet Money called foul and dedicated an entire podcast to it 마이크로소프트 비지오. It turns out that they have no influence on jobs.

They are just lucky and happen to be in office when growth happens.

You can bet that this jobs nonsense will continue all the way to the 2012 Presidential Elections 파이브 피트 다운로드. Don’t let yourself be fooled!