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Video fly through of a 3D computer model of Manhattan. I want that on an iPhone with the ability to bank and climb and dive by tipping the phone.
dear mr hipster...
I am getting spam sent from my own email address to my self.......what will they think of next......
"Anyone who has heard the snap of a rubber band breaking knows it's time to reach for a replacement.
But a group of French scientists have made a self-healing rubber band material that can reclaim its stretchy usefulness by simply pressing the broken edges back together for a few minutes.
The material, described on Wednesday in the journal Nature, can be broken and repaired over and over again."
The Blue Brain project is now at a crucial juncture. The first phase of the project—"the feasibility phase"—is coming to a close. The skeptics, for the most part, have been proven wrong. It took less than two years for the Blue Brain supercomputer to accurately simulate a neocortical column, which is a tiny slice of brain containing approximately 10,000 neurons, with about 30 million synaptic connections between them. "The column has been built and it runs," Markram says. "Now we just have to scale it up." Blue Brain scientists are confident that, at some point in the next few years, they will be able to start simulating an entire brain. "If we build this brain right, it will do everything," Markram says. I ask him if that includes selfconsciousness: Is it really possible to put a ghost into a machine? "When I say everything, I mean everything," he says, and a mischievous smile spreads across his face.
who thought this was a good image for sherwin williams - toxic red paint spilling over the planet? it reads cover the earth.
"Shipwrecks, ghost forests of tree stumps thousands of years old and brilliant red formations have all been uncovered this winter along the Oregon coast after severe storms led to massive erosion."
Hey Steve have you seen any?
lol nutria anyone?
dooooo doo .......................... dooooo doo
KQED Forum. Philip Shenon -- "The Commission" -- Forum welcomes New York Times reporter Philip Shenon for a conversation about his new book, "The Commission: The Uncensored History of the 9/11 Investigation." The text raises questions about the 9/11 Commission report.
Audio archive will eventually be posted at that link.
From the a little behind the times department: Anyone use Skype? What's your experience?
Will be down in New Orleans for a few days in April, ostensibly for Jazzfest, but with nutria bringing 5 bucks a tail it might be a good time to earn a little extra pocket money.
Where's the damn snow pictures, come on someone, hurry up before it turns black.
Typographical humor. New word:
keming. noun. The result of improper kerning.
dumb and dumber in america
next thurs i will be attending the premiere of the "rock opera" Tonya and Nancy, and just heard Ms. Harding herself will be in attendance. all in a day's work. http://www.oregonlive.com/performance/index.ssf/2008/02/real_tonya_will_rock_out_with.html
space shuttle images
On a clear September day in 1776, smoke rose from lower Manhattan as the British advanced into the city. From his headquarters on the Morris-Jumel estate, Gen. George Washington may have paused in the shade of a young elm tree to take in the scene.
Today, that tree still stands in what is now Washington Heights, though at about 110 feet tall and almost six feet in diameter, it is doubtful that Washington would recognize it. Affectionately known by locals as "the dinosaur," this living witness to those events 230 years ago it is now one of 25 trees in New York City that will be preserved—through cloning.