PP: And I’ve never heard of that. Wow. People think of skepticism in science, right? But it’s everything. It’s language, especially history. There are Holocaust deniers, moon hoax believers, every field could use critical thinking.
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Many feel this model holds a lot of potential not only to make papers available more freely (or cheaply) but to help unbundle and redistribute the functions now unnecessarily bundled with the paper. But can Mendeley do this? It seems to possess the vision and flexibility of mind. While Mendeley is necessarily focused on the PDF right now, for instance, there’s no reason it can’t adjust its databases and algorithms to index, share, and analyze the importance of contributions other than traditionally published papers; they can do new metrics. And the company’s advanced programming interface, or API, recently published, should allow outside developers to create modules and add-ons to track new metrics, including author identifiers such as ORCID.
In Facebook’s world, $85 million is a small sum, and Parse still has less than 30 employees, but the implications of the deal could be far-reaching. Last week, about 600 software developers gathered at a hotel in downtown San Francisco for a one-day conference dedicated to all things Parse, and with Zuckerberg making a surprise appearance to introduce Sukhar’s keynote speech, the event marked a notable turn for the social networking giant.
On this day in 2001 Douglas Adams died and the world became a little less nonsensical.
Colonial Williamsburg is the world’s largest living history museum, with costumed interpreters who re-enact 18th century life amid more than 600 restored or reconstructed original buildings.
“It’s clear there’s extremely strong demand for this phone, and it’s hard to even think of another phone that was introduced with so many pre-orders,” said Michael Gartenberg, a partner of Altimeter. “This was from consumers who have never seen or touched the device — people who are willing to buy it essentially sight unseen.”
“(Harcourt e-learning courses) will be an important addition to Fathom’s growing inventory of the highest quality learning opportunities available on the Web,” Fathom CEO Ann Kirschner said in a press release.
“The bone loss which we know occurs during space flight occurs very rapidly,” Doty said. “This is a good chance to study that loss as it relates to osteoporosis. The rapid change gives us a better chance to see what has gone wrong.”
Schweickart: It’s not only NASA who could do it. We’re working with the European Space Agency as well. They have a program called Don Quixote. There are two spacecrafts involved: Sancho goes up and rendezvous with an asteroid, characterizes it, photographs it and stands off to the side to watch while Hidalgo impacts it.
That, he says, was not made clear in Wired’s story until late, implying we wanted to hide it from users.
But most of those studies are basic research into individual compounds done in animals or with animal cells in petri dishes. The leap from there to “this specific formulation is helpful to the human brain” is huge. (WIRED reached out to Neurohacker Collective for comment but didn’t hear back before publication.) Neuroscientists are only beginning to understand how memory even functions in the human brain, let alone how a specific compound might affect it. “This is not about science,” says NYU professor of nutrition Marion Nestle. “It’s about wishful thinking.”
Many other smart toy companies get mired in tech for tech’s sake, but Osmo is refreshingly simple. Like Google, the Osmo team favors technically impressive software powered by commodity hardware. There are no circuit boards, power cables, or Bluetooth chipsets built into Osmo. Sharma came up with a catchy name for the technology, “reflective artificial intelligence,” but from a hardware perspective it’s essentially a plastic dock that holds the iPad at a proper angle and a mirror that redirects its camera.
Radio Plus simply lacks the spirit of radio stations, said Don Shafer, general manager of rock station CHSU/Sun FM in Kelowna, British Columbia, which has been cloned by Microsoft. “The heart of it is what’s missing,” he said. “So what are they doing it for?”
Major media companies have since moved to take advantage of the pent-up demand for sharing media files online. Sony and Vivendi Universal have backed an online subscription service called Pressplay.
“It meant a lot,” Kaplan says, “to both companies to be the one to have Batman come out under their own name.”
Last year, Unicor grossed $772 million, according to its most recent financial report (.pdf). Traditionally, inmate salaries make up about five percent of that total.
“Obviously, somebody who was at the game shared it with a friend. Eventually, it was everywhere,” Mansfield said in a telephone interview.
Many, many more can be found here.
The Takeaway: Could this be a social media meme that actually worked? That can’t be right; we have almost no doubt someone will have managed to destroy the goodwill of this one by the time you’re reading these words.
The only real downside to Jamglue was how quickly it revealed that I have no talent for remix tracks. But that’s no fault of Jamglue.
Wednesday, June 2
Launch Site: Plesetsk Cosmodrome, Russia
Launch Vehicle: Rokot
Payload: SERVIS 2
Launch Time: 01:59 GMT (21:59 EDT on June 1st)
Notes: Mission to evaluate commercial parts for utilization in space.
But many Web surfers, Hawkins says, have been encouraging and regularly track her progress, even if they don’t send a donation.
The next day was broken up into sessions with different areas of focus, based on what we were there for. For instance, the elder bloggers got to go learn about tech for the aging population. You heard that right – elder bloggers. I went on a nice tour through some of the Ford labs, where they demonstrated the tech that goes behind making comfortable and compact seating – even using motion capture technology to determine how a person gets in and out of different sized vehicles. There was smell testing, to eliminate odors in the parts Ford gets from its various sources, and sound testing to show the different horns used in different cars.
GoMOOS is a working prototype for a planned national ocean-observation system. The program is also a test bed for new marine and weather technology. The sensors attached to GoMOOS buoys are monitoring phenomena that have never been measured before, such as Arctic Sea smoke, a particular sort of fog created when very cold air and relatively warm water meet.
On the Mac are two stand-out applications for generating Ogg files. Ogg Drop from No-U-Turn Software will rip a CD as Ogg Vorbis files. It will also install the components you need to play Oggs in iTunes (so you can skip the XiphQT installation). Stephen Booth’s Max is an application that can rip as well as cross-encode. So if you want to go from MP3, FLAC or .wav to Ogg, Max can do it for you. It’ll even dump your Oggs directly into your iTunes library, too.
Dropbox employees are prohibited from viewing the content of files you store in your Dropbox account, and are only permitted to view file metadata (e.g., file names and locations).
On Monday, Pao took to Reddit to apologize for how Taylor’s firing was handled, as well as years of mismanagement and poor communication between the company and the band of unpaid volunteer moderators who keep the site going.
MatterPort picks up all the creepy details of Alcatraz. (Matt Bell/MatterPort)
While police body cameras have been valuable tools to verify police accounts of incidents, FastCo takes a look at the ways in which they’re also evolving in ways that could undermine privacy. The latest in body cam tech includes features like face recognition and even artificial intelligence. While they’re implemented in the name of safety, they raise questions about whether body cams are in the service of the communities they monitor, or are just another way to surveil them.
Like iMovie, Premiere Elements 4 makes it easy for you to edit camcorder footage – complete with music, titles and transition effects – then share your creations on a DVD or upload the video directly to YouTube, all in about an hour.
Click on the map for a larger view and then go to this page from the Geological Survey of Canada (GSC) to see the original and more explanation of the features.
Sony is hyping GT Academy, where virtual racers can earn a seat in a sports prototype. Recently, iRacing gave one of its best players a test at Road Atlanta. Even Top Gear got in the act, comparing Jeremy Clarkson’s performance around Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca in a real and virtual Acura NSX.
The majority of his work has been made on the Mexican side in cities such as Tecate, Nogales, Ciudad Juarez, Mexicali and Nuevo Laredo. But he has also photographed in U.S. cities – most recently in Brownsville, Texas. During his time on the border – which Falke describes as “almost its own country, a region unparalleled anywhere, good and bad” – he has only felt unsafe once.
“That’s what’s cool about our team: Nobody micromanaged,” Keith would later say after our semifinal win. “Everyone just took care of their shit.”
Not just fast food anymore: Fast food giant McDonald’s and computer maker Compaq Computer (CPQ) said they have developed a computer system so that kids can play the latest video games in McDonald’s restaurants.