What’s happening in science mirrors larger changes. In a year that saw grassroots activism prompt a national discussion of racial profiling, sexual assault, and transgender rights, marginalized voices have challenged the status quo. And mainstream media cares.
So, will this storm be a drought-buster? Definitely not. California, which has an historic average precipitation of 20 inches per year, came into 2015 with a 10-inch deficit. “If you accumulate all the dryness we’ve had over the last several years, it’s going to take quite a bit of water to catch up where we’d like to be,” says Michael Dettinger, a climate scientist at UC San Diego’s Scripps Institute of Oceanography who studies longer term water cycles.
So when Johnson disappeared for a year or so and then returned as the most gifted guitar player anyone in the Delta could ever recall hearing, it was obvious what he had done: gone to the crossroads at midnight and sold his soul to the devil in exchange for supernatural musical skills.
And finally, the FCC has some strict rules about what you need to do to justify having your comments hidden from the public, including naming the specific “substantial” harms and giving a deadline for when the comments could come to light.
The authors also chided a few apps, like the one created for photographer Ansel Adams, because they favored visual interest over functionality, with buttons placed too close together for the average finger to hit accurately (a square centimeter is considered the minimum allowable size for a touchable button, they said). Some apps also crowded popover menus into too-small windows, just so a pretty background picture would stay visible on half the screen.
Gohlke was the lead author of an Environmental Health Perspectives analysis published in February that tested coal industry claims that the prosperity-related health benefits of burning coal offset damage from pollution.
Most precise counting: In a column this week, political pundit Charlie Cook included his calculations of the Electoral College math. By his count, if you include states that are leaning toward Bush, the Texas governor has assembled “250 electoral votes, 20 short of what he needs.” It just so happens that Pennsylvania would give Bush 23 votes, enough to hand him the presidency. And you wondered why the GOP held its convention in Philadelphia.
Vona, who now works for NASA in Pasadena, California, hopes his instructions will not only enable others to hack their fish, but similar products, such as Jonathan the Singing Deer.
The other advance is cost. Papadopoulos estimates the test could be commercialized for around $500, and cancer-spotting approaches that rely on ultra-deep sequencing could stretch costs for existing screening tests, which only look for a single gene. “This is great for the field and provides promise that these analyses will become a reality in the clinic,” says Victor Velculescu, an oncologist and colleague of Papadopoulos’ at Johns Hopkins, who has also developed liquid biopsy technologies, though he was not involved in the Science study.
Following Emile Berliner’s nervous breakdown in 1914, son Henry Berliner continued to work on helicopters. The Berliners created a coaxial helicopter in 1920 that managed to move forward several yards, representing the first manned, controlled helicopter flight in the United States. In 1924, the pair’s research culminated in a hybrid helicopter that used the fuselage of a Neuport 23 biplane and wing-mounted rotors to create a vehicle that could move at about 40 mph, rise to an altitude of 15 feet and turn with a radius of 150 feet. The craft was demonstrated in front of Navy officials and the press on Feb. 24, 1924.
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Many of the prisoners she supports have been locked up for decades and have no idea what this thing called “The Internet” is, she says. (Few, if any, prisoners have Net access).
“House never was alone,” he adds. “And on top of that, the manuscript for the book never was in this apartment in the first place.”
Barger couldn’t be contacted for comment, but in December 2001, just before a two-month absence, Barger announced he’d be going offline for financial reasons.
The Air Force unit bought a 64-processor IBM Linux computing cluster, along with three years of tech support, for $130,000 far less than the $750,000 Silicon Graphics system it replaced, said Steven Standley, an aerospace engineer working on the project.
Microsoft has lobbied the Pentagon against certain versions of open-source software, claiming that government research into open-source software is subsidizing its competitors.
“I pulled the whole site, not because there was anything on the remaining pages that were (sic) offensive,” said Stephen Williams. Rather, the Canadian journalist said he was exercising “an abundance of caution” in the face of a double-barreled “criminal and civil assault” the Ontario provincial government is currently pursuing against him.
The relative absence of ad clutter, of course, is one reason so many young people love Snapchat. But it’s also why so many tech savvy campaigns, even those that have been early adopters of the platform, still don’t know quite what to make of it.
In the debate, Harvard physicist Lisa Randall said she only found the theory interesting insofar as it could be tested, but was far more intrigued by why so many people think it’s an interesting question. “I actually find the egotism of thinking that if there were simulators around that they’d come up with us kind of audacious and ridiculous,” she said, “it’s the very self-centeredness to this whole thing that I find kind of hilarious.”
‘The Security Brief’ host Paul Viollis says the Equifax data breach that compromised the information of 143 million individuals could be sold to terrorist groups.
“I am going to use the site as an informational site about the bin Laden family,” Curry said. “My friends are writing stories about the family history and we are going to have a feature called Binlinks, which are links to other sources of information about the family on the Web.”
Google will discount its payment processing fees based on how much merchants spend on advertising through the search engine — a strategy designed to generate more revenue for the company.
I wish that the powers that be would stop worrying about the civil liberties they are in fringing on and more about the life and safety of people first (“Secure Flight Gets Wary Welcome,” Aug. 27, 2004). Every U.S. Passport, driver’s license, Military ID and the vast majority of job applications require extensive information about the individual’s background. I personally have three forms of photo ID, including retired military ID, driver’s license, and U.S. passport. I’m not worried about my freedom being infringed on by the state, local or federal governments knowing this information about me. I feel safer for it.
Data Attack reveals the history of DC and Marvel films and how they’ve created Hollywood’s biggest franchises. Animation by Eric Power
Laurenson says Auto de Fe invested in an Adobe version of the cross-platform publishing software that should make it fairly easy to put their product not only on the iPhone but also on the Kindle and Android devices.
A new Start bar contains icons for Top 10 favorite links, Home and Bookmarks. And Opera’s new Fit-to-Window function adapts web pages to fit to the width of your screen or browser window, eliminating the need to scroll horizontally – a great feature for small- and medium-sized screens on mobile phones or other devices. Fit-to-Window also works nicely if you want to tile pages next to each other on your screen or adapt website content to fit a specific paper width when printing.
Its latest release, “an educational game about the dark side of your favorite smartphone,” sets its targets directly on Apple, as you follow a new iPhone’s release from mines in the Congo, through the oppressive Foxconn factories and to planned obsolescence in a gadget-obsessed West.
An electronic spy network that infiltrated the computers of government offices, NGOs and activist groups in more than 100 countries has been surreptitiously stealing documents and eavesdropping on electronic correspondence, say a group of researchers at the University of Toronto.
The lawsuit also claims the demand that the parents agree to place their girls in an education program violates the parents’ Fourteenth
Amendment rights to direct the upbringing of their own children.
How people will work with 16MB of space – which will already be filled with the OS, browser and basic applications – remains uncertain. However, the government intends to buy the first shipment of PPCs to equip schools, libraries, health posts and communities with easy access to the Internet. According to CG’s statement, the main role of the PPC is Internet access.
The New York-based Committee to Protect Journalists condemned his trial as a violation of China’s own criminal code and international human rights standards.
When technology serves its owners, it is liberating. When it is designed to serve others, over the owner’s objection, it is oppressive. There’s a battle raging on your computer right now – one that pits you against worms and viruses, Trojans, spyware, automatic update features and digital rights management technologies. It’s the battle to determine who owns your computer.