The researchers emphasized, however, that they were not ready to abandon the...– Boosting ‘good’ cholesterol fails to prevent heart attacks in study - The Washington Post
I read somewhere that ‘people who need people’ are the unluckiest people in the...– A Night at The Oprah | Scottsdale.com
We claim to be part of the American dream and of a system based on merit and...– Top Colleges Overlook Low-Income Students - NYTimes.com
Gupta got caught up in envy and emulation of the super-rich, says Terry...– Gupta defied McKinsey before SEC action - The Washington Post
Over the last few days, Netanyahu has defied the president of the United States...– Benjamin Netanyahu’s Bizarre Response to Obama’s Proposal for Negotiations With Palestinians - The Daily Beast
…while Hoyle predicted both the large (the ubiquity of the computer, the...– The man who saw the future: How the sci-fi writer Geoffrey Hoyle predicted 2011’s technologies in 1972 - Features, Gadgets & Tech - The Independent
SNL Kagan: Retrans Cash May Triple By 2017 -... →
SNL Kagan estimates that ESPN/ESPN HD will receive $4.76 on average sub per month in 2011,
How the Rise of Apple Is Just Like the Rise of... →
The exceptional thing about Apple is not that it’s the most valuable consumer-facing brand in the world, that it has a market cap larger than Microsoft, or that its stock performance over the past decade bested Google. No, what’s different about Apple is that for a really long time—more than 20 of the 33 years it has been on this earth—it was a niche player. And if we’re looking...
Introducing the world’s smallest, most affordable... →
The printer works around a simple principle: the object to be produced is printed from a 3D image file (converted to an .stl format) in a small tube filled with the developed synthetic resin. This resin is then in turn exposed to light at precise points. Wherever the resin has been illuminated, it hardens to a layer less than a twentieth of a millimeter thick, allowing for extraordinary precision....
I remember four or five years ago, people, myself included, were asking if...– A VC: Social Media’s Secret Weapon - Email
Finally! Chrome to Deploy Off-line Support for... →
To some extent, HTML5 has you covered. Versions of Google Mail and Google Docs that will come out in June will be able to access two elements standard in the HTML5 specification. The first is a local, browser-specific cache for the data a web app uses. The second is a cache for a web app’s executable code. Together, these two things are everything an offline web app could possibly need.
Need for sensory feedback systems in prosthetic... →
One of the major obstacles to creating the ideal prosthetic–one with equal or greater functionality than a real limb–is the need for a sensory feedback system. Imagine having to watch the carton of milk in your hands to make sure it doesn’t slip, or having to consciously swing your arms as you walk. Most of today’s prosthetics require constant attention by their users. Otto Bock is developing a...
Man Chooses to Cut Off His Hand – And Get a Bionic... →
Prior to Patrick’s surgery, Dr. Aszmann held a symposium with senior surgeons to discuss its ‘elective amputation’ aspect. Included among the invitees was a theologian. Not everyone was keen on voluntarily cutting off parts of the human body. Many of Dr. Aszmann’s fellow surgeons were in fact against Patrick’s amputation, arguing for continued surgeries and therapy. He rejected their protests and...
Catholic Professors Criticize Boehner in Letter -... →
More than 75 professors at Catholic University and other prominent Catholic colleges have written a pointed letter to Mr. Boehner saying that the Republican-supported budget he shepherded through the House will hurt the poor, the elderly and the vulnerable, and that he therefore has failed to uphold basic Catholic moral teachings.
No Moon For "You S" →
And when it comes to colonizing the moon, other nations have their own ideas, too. Japan hopes to have a moon base by 2030. India is thinking the same thing. Russia and the European Space Agency are targeting an earlier date: 2025. In the U.S., however, the timeline for a return to the moon is up in the air now that NASA’s Constellation Program has since been canceled due to budget constraints.
China to launch lunar rover, mine moon for nuclear... →
Ziyuan Ouyang, chief scientist of the Chinese lunar exploration program, made the announcement at the IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation (ICRA), held in Shanghai. The missions, scheduled for launch in 2013 and 2017, will serve as a tune up for a more challenging goal: putting a man on the moon by 2025. “But why?” you ask. Well, beyond obvious bragging rights, the China...
It was a computer-science problem, but it was also a big, crazy typography...– An Algorithm for the Names at the 9/11 Memorial : The New Yorker
But it also means that many users may not be aware of how much power...– Facebook News Feed Settings: Random or Not, Biggest Secrets Revealed - The Daily Beast
SocialFlow Company Blog: Breaking Bin Laden:... →
socialflowteam: A full hour before the formal announcement of Bin-Laden’s death, Keith Urbahn posted his speculation on the emergency presidential address. Little did he know that this Tweet would trigger an avalanche of reactions, Retweets and conversations that would beat mainstream media as well as the White…
I repeat these personal facts because we have a tendency to see history as...– What Drives History - NYTimes.com
Reed Hastings on the importance of building a user... →
In a similar way, the nascent Netflix wasn’t ready to acquire streaming rights. “If we had tried to launch streaming in the beginning, it wouldn’t have worked.” Instead, Netflix needed to establish a “core virtuous cycle” of adding subscribers, getting more money to spend on content, acquiring more subscribers, getting more content.
Reed Hastings on the consistent predictions... →
—On Moore’s Law: Hastings says a business plan dating back 12 years applied Moore’s Law to project when streaming large amounts of video would make sense, at least when it comes to speed. They took the 56Kbps baud rates at the time, projected doubling it every 18 months, and came up with 12Mbps in 2012, which Hastings says is close to the average. He called it “amazing that it has followed Moore’s...
This utterly predictable rebuke appeared to enrage Huckabee. “Governor Mike...– Mike Huckabee for President 2012: What His Holocaust Gaffe Reveals - The Daily Beast
For all the intricacy, serotonin in the brain has a basic personality. “It’s a...– Serotonin, Our Utility Hormone, Still Surprises - NYTimes.com
Dr. Edna Casey: It means, Mrs. Carter, your husband, President Carter, has...– SNL Transcripts: Richard Benjamin: 04/07/79: The Pepsi Syndrome
There’s only one problem — Apple already has a ‘cloud’...– Steve Rosenbaum: Apple’s Cloud Plan Has Silver Lining
Chamber skips Trump golf course over comments →
The African American Chamber of Commerce of New Jersey continues to search for a course for its first golf classic after recently pulling out from Trump National Golf Club Philadelphia as an objection to Donald Trump’s demands to see President Barack Obama’s birth certificate. “We pulled a team together and talked about it, and we felt at the end of the day, that Mr. Trump had been very, very...
Finally, Obama turned his attention to the elephant in the room. “Donald...– Revenge! Barack Obama Thumps Trump at Correspondents Dinner | The Wrap Media