- 2007: The Transmurine year (Globally Connected)
Some outstanding developments in cell biology, genetics, evo-devo, and several other branches of Biology, have improved the murine condition and given more lifespan, strength or stamina to mice.
- Which Parts of the Galaxy Do Aliens Hang Out In? (io9)
Here at the Astrobiology Science Conference 2008 in Santa Clara, Charley Lineweaver, a Senior Fellow at the Planetary Science Institute is trying to figure out where in a galaxy aliens might live - the so-called "galactic habitable zone."
- Five Cutting Edge Microrobotics Labs (Accelerating Future)
Microrobotics is a futuristic field dealing with the construction of extremely small actuators, sensors, support structures, computers, and robots. Let's take a look at some of the best labs, their greatest accomplishments, and future plans.
- Ryan McReynolds can fix the country in 4 easy steps (The Red Scare)
True pie-in-the-sky fantasy.
- Making the World A Billion Times Better (Ray Kurzweil)
M IT was so advanced in 1965 (the year I entered as a freshman) that it actually had a computer. Housed in its own building, it cost $11 million (in today's dollars) and was shared by all students and faculty. Four decades later, the computer in your cell
- Computer Wins Go Game Against Master, But Lets Not Get Too Excited Yet (Michael Graham Richard)
During the Go Tournament in Paris, staged between 22 and 24 March 2008 by the French Go Federation (FFG), the MoGo artificial intelligence (IA) engine developed by INRIA - the French National Institute for Research in Computer Science and Control - runnin
- Big Quake "Guaranteed" to Hit California by 2037 (Nat'l Geographic)
California faces an almost certain risk of being rocked by a strong earthquake by 2037, according to the first statewide temblor forecast, released today.
April 16, 2008
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Have to wonder what the Red Scare link is doing there. Giving more power to fewer people, homogenizing things and removing checks and balances certainly is a recipe for catastrophe.
Sure, all's well when "your guy" is in power, by what about in 4-8-12 years? The political system be definition attracts politicians, people who want power, people from special interest groups, etc. The more people these people have to screw up your life, the more they'll do exactly that.
The way to "fix things" (whatever that means) goes through less power in the hands of a small group of individuals, not more.
The link is not an endorsement -- I appreciate Ryan's provocativeness. Ideas surrounding political reform, radical or otherwise, are fair game for this blog.
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