Theory of the Origin, Evolution, and Nature of Life

Life is an inordinately complex unsolved puzzle. Despite significant theoretical progress, experimental anomalies, paradoxes, and enigmas have revealed paradigmatic limitations. Thus, the advancement of scientific understanding requires new models that resolve fundamental problems. Here, I present a theoretical framework that economically fits evidence accumulated from examinations of life. This theory is based upon a straightforward Read more about Theory of the Origin, Evolution, and Nature of Life[…]

Enyo JavaScript Application Framework (originally for WebOS) opened up

Enyo is an open source object-oriented JavaScript framework emphasizing encapsulation and modularity. Enyo contains everything you need to create a fast, scalable mobile or web application: Built from the ground-up for mobile first – Enyo powers webOS, and was designed from the beginning to be fast and work great on mobile devices Now available for Read more about Enyo JavaScript Application Framework (originally for WebOS) opened up[…]

To ‘think outside the box’, think outside the box

Want to think outside the box? Try actually thinking outside of a box. In a study to be published in an upcoming issue of Psychological Science, a journal of the Association for Psychological Science, researchers had students think up solutions to problems while acting out various metaphors about creative thinking and found that the instructions Read more about To ‘think outside the box’, think outside the box[…]

Head Up Displays for you car

The landscape for car HUDs has changed dramatically over the last year, so here is a short overview for what’s possible. Microvision: Head Up Displays. Microvision supplies a Pico projector which uses laser projection to project onto a car. It works during daytime and doesn’t need a film to be added to the glass. AAXA Read more about Head Up Displays for you car[…]

Poorly secured SCADA systems logins posted live on Twitter

Basically SCADA systems are so poorly secured you can find their logins on Google. In a protest that people are uncovering vulnerabilities but the suppliers aren’t fixing the problem but rather trying to silence the exploiters entirely, this twitter account is posting links to loads of SCADA systems. So if you want to play with Read more about Poorly secured SCADA systems logins posted live on Twitter[…]

UK to give schoolkids programming lessons instead of Excel

An excellent plan to make the future generations more than just users of software, but makers of software is being launched in the UK, where schoolkids will make 2D animations, program smartphone apps, etc. Sounds like they’ll have a lot more fun than they do now as well as learning something very very useful. Kids Read more about UK to give schoolkids programming lessons instead of Excel[…]

NL courts rule ISP’s are content filters – great firewall of NL coming up?

Ziggo and XS4ALL, two ISP’s in NL, have been forced by the courts to dissallow users to get to the pirate bay. Of course, users will still be able to get there using VPNs so it’s not very effective, but more worrying is that the Dutch courts seem to think that not only do they Read more about NL courts rule ISP’s are content filters – great firewall of NL coming up?[…]