Could this be happening? A man's nightmare made real
First of two parts
'Guilty until proven innocent' seems to do the job, keep a guy in prison when there is overwhelming evidence that he was innocent.
On an aside, this is an amazingly well written piece of journalism. Couldn't stop reading it. Some wannabe journalists (e.g. Muhammad Bilal Lakhani) need to read this.Posted on 2011-06-28T21:55:28+0000
Google Introduces Facebook Competitor, Emphasizing Privacy
The new service is intended for sharing with small groups, instead of all of one’s friends or the entire Web.
Time to switch over, just for the circles feature:
Circles: Google has come up with the concept of circles — you can create a circle of contacts that are family, friends, work friends, former co-workers and so on. With these groups or circles you can define who gets to see what kind of updates. Facebook currently doesn’t offer the ability to control who sees what goes in our life that we share online.Posted on 2011-06-28T17:54:20+0000
Q&A: Meet the 15-year-old who just sold his tech startup - GeekWire
Our guest on the latest GeekWire Podcast was Daniil Kulchenko, the 15-year-old sophomore from Kenmore, north of Seattle, who last week announced the sale of his cloud-computing startup, Phenona, to Vancouver, B.C.-based ActiveState.
Bad passenger, bad! - Salon.com
Ah, the glamorous life of the flight attendant, where you get punched, kicked and defecated upon.
The Most Highly Cited Paper in Publishing History: Protein Determination by Oliver H. Lowry
Protein Measurement with the Folin Phenol Reagent (Lowry, O. H., Rosebrough, N. J., Farr, A. L., and Randall, R. J. (1951) J. Biol. Chem.193, 265–275)
Clay Shirky on The Cognitive Surplus | Bruce's Blog
This blog post was written by Clay Shirky and can be found here. Do yourself a favour and read it and then start thinking about how you can apply your cognitive surplus. Maybe you can change a little (or a big) piece of your world!
Lewin gives final lecture In emotional goodbye, physics prof. wows 26-100 - The Tech
With a crown of tousled grey hair on his head, a shroud of rainbow-stripes on his shoulders, and a large plastic fuchsia ring twisting around his left middle finger, legendary physics professor Walter H. G. Lewin set down his piece of dull yellow chalk for the last time, marking the completion of hi
The Veiled Muslim Bogeygirl - Bikya Masr
I understand that “we’re” very much a novelty here. And I understand that our presence here is extremely important to break the stereotypes, misconceptions, prejudices, etc etc against veiled women. I am extremely grateful to the Anna Lindh Foundation for granting me the amazing opportunity of
Doorbell that tricks burglars into thinking you're home invented by schoolboy Laurence Rook, 13
Smart Bell, designed by Laurence Rook, dials the homeowner's mobile phone when pressed, allowing them to talk to whoever is outside their front door.
A new way to make lighter, stronger steel -- in a flash
A Detroit entrepreneur surprised university engineers here recently, when he invented a heat-treatment that makes steel 7 percent stronger than any steel on record in less than 10 seconds.
It's interesting to see that even in such a developed field as steel making; an amateur can come along and make such big improvements in the process. (7 percent stronger; made in less than 10 seconds, compared to an average of a few hours to days for other steels).Posted on 2011-06-12T10:21:51+0000
Voyagers ride 'magnetic bubbles'
Humankind's most distant emissaries are flying through a turbulent sea of magnetism as they seek to break free of our Solar System.
The Sun lets loose a HUGE explosion | Bad Astronomy | Discover Magazine
Astronomy | Early this morning, the Sun erupted with an explosion I can only describe as ginormous. We're in no danger from it, but the size and scope of this thing are sim
THE FIFTY-NINE-STORY CRISIS, The New Yorker, 5/29/95, pp 45-53
ON a warm June day in 1978, William J. LeMessurier, one of the nation's leading structural engineers, received a phone call at his headquarters, in Cambridge, Massachusetts, from an engineering student in New Jersey. The young man, whose name has been lost in the swirl of subsequent events, said tha
CS 525, Spring 2011 : Course Schedule
Pastry: scalable, distributed object location and routing for large-scale peer-to-peer systems, A. Rowstron et al, Middleware 2001.