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A maverick Indian scientist has developed an elegant, injectable, easily reversible birth control method for men.
Interesting how they use a concept from physics to solve a medical problem.
(big warning: the snapshot from the video is a bit gruesome. scroll down at your own risk on the first page)Posted on 2011-05-31T16:26:49+0000
HTC pays Microsoft $5 for each Android phone it sells
Mobile phone makers HTC is paying Microsoft $5 for every handset it sells with the Google-owned Android operating system installed. According to a report on Business Insider, a Citigroup ...
China using prisoners in lucrative internet gaming scam | World news | The Guardian
Labour camp detainees endure hard labour by day, online 'gold farming' by night
Memo to Foxconn Workers: “You Aren’t Allowed to Commit Suicide While Making iPads” – TechOrange Glob
Foxconn, China’s largest private employer, is responsible for churning out millions of Apple’s popular products like the iPhone and iPad. It also manufactures consumer electronics for companies like HP, Sony, and Nokia.
Forget The Streisand Effect, I Think We've Seen The Dawning Of The Giggs Effect | Techdirt
Well, well. A supposedly anonymous UK professional footballer has now sued Twitter, along with some Twitter users for supposedly breaking the "superinjunction" he bought in the UK. As you're probably aware by now, there's been a lot of attention paid to these superinjunctions in the UK, which the
Sony BMG Greece the latest hacked Sony site | Naked Security
Another Sony website has succumbed to an attack disclosing personal details of Sony customers. SonyMusic.gr was attacked through SQL injection and information disclosed on pastebin.com.
Falso, by Estatis Inc.
The last decades have seen a major revolution in the performance of mathematical activity through the invention and development of several new axiomatic systems. Surprisingly, though, many mathematicians are wholly unaware of this issue and do not know precisely which set of axioms they are using. T
The History of Pretty Much Everything : Starts With A Bang
"Listen; there's a hell of a good universe next door: let's go." -e. e. cummings Sometimes, you just need to take stock of what we know, and appreciate how far we've come. A hundred years ago, we thought the Universe...
Facebook Loses Much Face In Secret Smear On Google
Facebook secretly hired a PR firm to plant negative stories about Google, says Dan Lyons in a jaw dropping story at the Daily Beast. For the past few days, a mystery has been unfolding in Silicon Valley. Somebody, it seems, hired Burson-Marsteller, a top public-relations firm, to pitch anti-Goog
Microsoft Nears $7 Billion-Plus Deal for Skype
Microsoft is close to a deal to buy Internet phone company Skype for more than $7 billion, and a deal could be announced as early as Tuesday, people familiar with the matter said.
We All Guessed Wrong « Gödel’s Lost Letter and P=NP
Neil Immerman and Robert Szelepcsenyi are two computer scientists who are famous for solving a long standing open problem. What is interesting is that they solved the problem at the same time, in 1987, and with essentially the same method. Independently. Theory is like that sometimes.
Robert was a student when he solved the problem. The legend is that he was given a list of homework problems. Since he missed class he did not know that the last problem of his homework was the famous unsolved LBA question. He turned in a solution to the homework that solved all the problems. I cannot imagine what the instructor thought when he saw the solution.Posted on 2011-05-08T18:32:46+0000
The last post - Penmachine - Derek K. Miller
Here it is. I'm dead, and this is my last post to my blog. In advance, I asked that once my body finally shut down from the punishments of my cancer, then my family and friends publish this prepared message I wrote—the first part of the process of turning this from an active website to an archive.
Computer program understands the 'thats what she said' joke
(PhysOrg.com) -- While computers can do just about anything these days, having a sense of humor is not something they have been capable of, that is until now. Chloe Kiddon and Yuriy Brun, computer scientists from the University of Washington, have created a software program capable of giving compute