Bette Korber, a staff scientist at the Los Alamos National Laboratory in New Mexico, has “collaborated” with a supercomputer named Nirvana to chart the genetic history of HIV. Looking at the mutations the virus experienced from the mid-1980s to 1999, Korber created a molecular clock to determine the rate at which HIV changes.
Humans are weird and messy and therefore require a weird and messy set of tools. Here are just a few examples of more tools that companies should consider:
More telling, the tiny slice of Final Fantasy XV that Square Enix released was less of a demo, more of a widespread alpha test. Following its release, Square Enix launched a massive, worldwide survey, asking players to recount in exhaustive detail their experiences with the demo.
Emotion is right. The Mantide’s body will make Corvette purists cry. But even the most hardcore among them has to appreciate the car’s slick 0.298 drag coefficient. Castriota says Stile Bertone encourages its designers to be contentious, and that freedom is one reason he left Pinifarina after eight years.
Infosys executives were joined by North Carolina Gov. Roy Cooper at a news conference in which they said the hub will be developed in the state’s Research Triangle region. The company expects to hire the first 500 North Carolina workers within two years as part of an overall strategy leading to eventual creation of 10,000 job overall across the four sites. The first was announced for Indiana in May and the other two locations haven’t yet been announced.
[Steven Levy] One of the hallmarks of your time running White House communications has been Presidential appearances on “non-traditional” outlets. Where did the idea come from and how did you implement that plan?
“There is talk of getting a Belgian company to make a lot of chocolate penguins,” said John Caulfeild, a retired programmer and farmer who has done some organizing for this year’s event. “But it’s hard to say. This is a holiday, so people don’t like being organized. Organizing this bunch is like herding cats. It doesn’t happen.”
Even Apple’s hand-picked audience would’ve guffawed if Tim Cook had claimed that the Apple Watch offered the best experience for browsing Instagram. But then, Apple hasn’t really suggested that the watch is about providing “best experience” for any one thing at all. Maybe someday it will emerge as the best experience for staying healthy or the best experience for authenticating identity online. For now, all we know is that the Apple Watch will bring a bunch of new experiences. They will be served up in addition to the myriad experiences we’re already familiar with from our phones. Figuring out how to make sense of them all is apparently up to us.
“The consistent surges in key political sites’ traffic demonstrates that candidates continue to leverage the internet to effectively communicate their strategies and defend themselves against issues influencing the presidential election,” said Nielsen/NetRatings senior analyst Corey Jeffrey in a statement Friday. “The site increases also show how the internet offers a powerful way for voters to proactively get involved in the election.”
By connecting those systems, a computer network could know that once an employee had gone home for the day — because, say, he swiped a badge past an electronic reader that let him into the parking garage — no one should use his name and password to log on to a computer in the building.