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World’s total CPU power: one human brain

http://arstechnica.com/science/news/2011/02/adding-up-the-worlds-storage-and-computation-capacities.ars How much information can the world transmit, process, and store? Estimating this sort of thing can be a nightmare, but the task can provide valuable information on trends that are changing our computing and broadcast infrastructure. So a pair … Continue reading

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NASA’s Hubble Finds Most Distant Galaxy Candidate Ever Seen in Universe

http://www.nasa.gov/mission_pages/hubble/science/farthest-galaxy.html Astronomers have pushed NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope to its limits by finding what is likely to be the most distant object ever seen in the universe. The object’s light traveled 13.2 billion years to reach Hubble, roughly 150 million … Continue reading

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Ancient body clock discovered that helps to keep all living things on time

http://www.admin.cam.ac.uk/news/dp/2011012601   The mechanism that controls the internal 24-hour clock of all forms of life from human cells to algae has been identified by scientists.   Not only does the research provide important insight into health-related problems linked to individuals … Continue reading

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‘Life chemicals’ may have formed around far-flung star

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-12240549 ‘Life chemicals’ may have formed around far-flung star By Jason PalmerScience and technology reporter, BBC News Meteorites tend to contain an excess of left-handed amino acids There is now even more evidence that life on Earth may have been … Continue reading

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How Long Is A Piece Of String

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“My Experience as a Female Software Engineer”

http://www.jeanhsu.com/?p=134 It’s no secret that females in Computer Science, both in academia and industry, are scarce.   While the percentage of females in other male-dominated fields has been on the rise, that of females majoring in computer science has been … Continue reading

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Sony v. Hotz: Sony Sends A Dangerous Message to Researchers — and Its Customers

https://www.eff.org/deeplinks/2011/01/sony-v-hotz-sony-sends-dangerous-message Sony v. Hotz: Sony Sends A Dangerous Message to Researchers — and Its Customers Co-authored by Corynne McSherry and Marcia Hofmann For years, EFF has been warning that the anti-circumvention provisions of the Digital Millennium Copyright Act can be used to chill … Continue reading

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