It appears that the first issue at stake is whether consumers will have to order genetic tests through the traditional healthcare system, with doctors functioning as the de facto gatekeepers of genetic information.
He filmed his first coupling in 1996, when he was driving to work and found himself waiting at a stop sign behind three cars, all of whose drivers were being chatted up by prostitutes. He had his video camera ready, so when one of the prostitutes climbed into a small blue hatchback, he followed the car to a dead-end street, then walked up to the side window and taped the woman fellating the driver.
“APIs are simply a zero-friction way to do business, and most enterprises I talk to aren’t afraid of their big competitors. They’re afraid to die of a thousand cuts from a thousand startups,” Katsen says. “It’s the emergence of thousands and thousands of small, focused APIs that’s creating a whole new economy. And combined they get very, very powerful. That’s a big reason why we exist.”
Obama wasn’t the only one making the otherworldly voyage. As “Barry Soetero,” the 19-year-old Obama was one of 10 youths selected to secretly teleport to and from Mars, forming a band of interplanetary Teen Titans. Regina Dugan, the director of Darpa, was another member.
Clicking the Year In Review timeline reveals slightly different datasets for each event. For example, the page for the Women’s World Cup shows the most popular players in search queries and the comparative search popularity of men’s and women’s soccer. But each topical page also reveals some consistent information, such as country-by-country interest and the most-popular YouTube video associated with a given topic. You can also download packages of data from each page to use for your own projects, and slice it anyway you like. “People can download that data as a CSV, if you’re a data journalist or someone who’s just interested in the data,” Rogers says. “You can do something else with it.”
Both Microsoft and Lycos Europe announced similar storage upgrades this year. (Lycos Europe is a sister company to Lycos, which owns Wired News.)
Distracted driving killed more than 3,330 people in the US in 2012 and is so serious an issue it has its own government website. Meanwhile, the auto industry is in a mad rush to fulfill our desire to be constantly connected by ever more capable infotainment systems, a market worth more than $30 billion globally. Automakers say these devices aren’t distracting because they offer voice recognition. The logic is easy and tempting to accept: Yes, of course you can keep your eyes on the road, your hands on the wheel and your brain on your phone!
On the surface, you can enjoy “Fifteen Stars” as an “Actors Read Yelp“-style lark–a fun look at what happens when you pluck a single review from its context and put a frame around it all on its own. Underneath that, though, the project asks some interesting questions about how we view and write about art in the age of social media. Droitcour’s appendix, which closes the virtual tour, spells out the conceptual underpinnings. Basically, Droitcour argues, a good deal of writing about art involves putting that art in a historical context–something that necessarily requires an understanding of that history. A newspaper probably wouldn’t run your take on a new sculpture exhibition unless you showed you were able to situate it in the history of sculpture. Museums–with their informational placards, their “shush!”-ings, and their overall stifling seriousness–have long set the stage for this sober art viewing experience.
A tool that offers pain-free drilling is seductive for any dentist, but at that price, only 2,000 of the 166,000 dentists in the United States (LaFrom is one of them) have bought one. Nevertheless, the price likely won’t come down anytime soon.
The IMSS is housed in a mansion on the shores of Lake Michigan, next door to the headquarters of the International College of Surgeons, whose members opened the museum in 1954. The building, designed by noted architect Howard Van Doren Shaw, was inspired by Marie Antoinette’s personal clubhouse at Versailles.
“Debate as a spectator sport.” Online arguments were given a rather civilized forum in Brain Tennis. Two experts would be called in twice a month to debate a specific topic relating to technology, science, digital rights, gender and culture. Readers could come back every morning to see the latest responses. Opponents would record spoken introductions to each topic as well, creating some of the web’s earliest podcasts.