Archive for January, 2012 | Monthly archive page

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 […]

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 […]

Asthma rate and costs from traffic-related air pollution are much higher than once believed

Asthma rate and costs from traffic-related air pollution are much higher than once believed.

CamStudio – Free Screen Recording Software

CamStudio – Free Screen Recording Software.

SOL: Exodus space shooter

To be released tomorrow! SOL: Exodus – A space shooter from Seamless Entertainment.

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 […]

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 […]

Supreme Court rules US Congress can re-copyright public domain works

Yup, they’re going to re-copyright works for people who are long dead. To create money from thin air. Can’t people just think up new stuff?! How to destroy project Gutenberg and all. When is someone going to take the plunge and copyright the Illiad? Supreme Court rules Congress can re-copyright public domain works.

Stuff SOPA / PIPA, The world is getting ACTA! What’s wrong with that then?

The European digital rights organisation has launched a website with 5 one page flyers explaining in a nutshell what’s wrong with ACTA. It looks pretty complete to me, even though it’s only 5 pages out of whole essays one could write about what’s wrong with ACTA. What's Wrong with ACTA Week | EDRI.

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 […]

Multicellular Life Evolves in Laboratory – in 60 days

Multicellular Life Evolves in Laboratory | Wired Science | Wired.com.

Scientists Uncover The Mathematics Of Serial Killers

They can use the maths to predict fairly well when and where a serial killer will strike again. Scientists Uncover The Mathematics Of Serial Killers – Forbes.

Is a 2000 Mph Car Actually Possible?

Waldo Stakes is building a rocket car he hopes will go 2000 mph – using the rockets from the Bell X-15, which holds the air speed record. It’s a one man operation, who knows what’s possible! Is a 2000 Mph Car Actually Possible? – Popular Mechanics.

Open Mesh | Cloud-Managed Wireless Networks

Open Mesh sells access nodes and gateways to create WiFi coverage over large areas or inside buildings. The management software is cloud based and it’s all quite affordable and feature rich. Open Mesh | Cloud-Managed Wireless Networks.

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 […]

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 […]

i’m Watch – slick Android powered watch and phone

i’m Watch.

How to Crack a Wi-Fi Network’s WPA Password with Reaver

How to Crack a Wi-Fi Network’s WPA Password with Reaver.

Females do influence the gender of their children

Fit females make more daughters, mighty males get grandsons.

Implanted biofuel cell converts bug’s chemistry into electricity: good for literally bugging places

An insect’s internal chemicals can be converted to electricity, potentially providing power for sensors, recording devices or to control the bug, a group of researchers at Case Western Reserve University report. via Implanted biofuel cell converts bug’s chemistry into electricity: Scientists take step toward cyborgs.

Watch all of the freshly published talks from 28c3

The CCC has published all the talks from the 28th Annual Chaos Communications Congress. Watch all of the freshly published talks from 28c3 – Hack a Day.

Study shows even professional musicians can’t tell old master violins from new

Which means the money you spent on that Stradivarius was basically wasted on a myth. Study shows even professional musicians can’t tell old master violins from new.

 
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