To see Heart of the Swarm screenshots, visit Wired UK’s gallery.
So far the list is divided into very rough categories (let us know if we have misplaced one), and are in no particular order within the categories. One category that is empty so far is fiction – maybe it doesn’t belong? Have we forgotten other categories? Did we miscategorize something?
“I find it disconcerting when I see others who simply exploit this issue in a manner I view as insincere,” Wicker wrote.
Woese also gave scientists a way to gauge the genetic diversity of life, and as the new tree shows, the animal kingdom doesn’t make up much of it. In the early depictions of the tree of life, it took up a huge portion of its branches at its top – the crown of evolution. On the new tree, the animal kingdom (marked Metazoa) has been reduced to a small tuft of branches. The EMBL tree only shows a small sampling of life’s full diversity, and it’s certain that when scientists finally assemble the full tree of life, the animal kingdom will suffer even more humiliation.
“There is much that is problematic about any system of financing elections, including the way we finance our elections now,” Smith said. “But there is a fundamental difference between paying someone to vote in a certain way and trying to convince someone to vote in a certain way. Trying to convince any large group of people involves spending money to communicate, and that’s what the Supreme Court said in Buckley v. Valeo.
>’Because Brahe dedicated his whole life to gathering all that data, Kepler is now cemented into history.’
The data add to the digital dossiers that Google has compiled on users of its search engine and other services, including Gmail, YouTube and Android.
The biggest question I had to ask myself is if this Striiv is worth its hefty $99 price tag when you can get any other old pedometer for twenty bucks, or a pedometer app for your phone for even less (not to mention the new iPod Nano’s Nike+ integration). The answer depends on what motivates you.
A new technology partnership between top auto suppliers Mobileye NV and Delphi Automotive Plc could pull ahead production of self-driving cars to late 2019, executives of both companies said Tuesday.
“There are really interesting parallels between the Scientology cases and the DeCSS cases that nobody wants to talk about in public,” Touretzky said. “(Both groups) use trade secret and copyright law to crush critics.”
Morris and other publishers believe Google must get their permission first, as it has under the Print Publisher Program it launched in October 2004, two months before announcing the library initiative.
For scientists and engineers, this is the equivalent of a perpetual motion machine, and is almost unanimously viewed as flat-out impossible. McCarthy, an affable former energy company engineer, knows just how preposterous his claims sound. So, he advertised in this week’s Economist for a panel of the “most cynical possible” physicists to help validate them.
The next move now belongs to Netflix, which must choose a team to claim the prize by September, when the award ceremony is to be held. A Netflix spokeswoman said the company has “no further information to share at this time about the selection or announcement of the winner.”
Interesting article (“New Memory That Doesn’t Forget,” July 9, 2003). How well does MRAM withstand extraneous magnetic fields, I wonder, like on some monorails?
The result, says Lounibos, is that the London Olympics website is probably better tested any Olympics site in the web’s short history. “Before this, you probably wouldn’t even run the tests,” he says, pointing to the extreme costs of testing without the help of the cloud.