Why Americans Are the Weirdest People in the World
Joe Henrich, Steven Heine and Ara Norenzayan are shaking up psychology and economics with their view of how culture shapes human thought and behavior.
What Really Causes Celiac Disease?
The prevalence of celiac disease has soared in the United States. Breast-feeding infants, while introducing small amounts of gluten, may help protect against it.
A sensational breakthrough: the first bionic hand that can feel
The first bionic hand that allows an amputee to feel what they are touching will be transplanted later this year in a pioneering operation that could introduce a new generation of artificial limbs with sensory perception.
» Dan Bunten and M.U.L.E. The Digital Antiquarian
As Electronic Arts got off the ground, Trip Hawkins hired three veterans from his time at Apple — Dave Evans, Pat Marriott, and Joe Ybarra — to become the first people with the job title of “producer” at EA. Their new careers began with a mock draft: Hawkins had them draw lots to determine the order...
Not Just AstLinux Stuff: Packets of Death
I created AstLinux but I write and rant about a lot of other things here. Mostly rants about SIP and the other various technologies I deal with on a daily basis.
A Few Thoughts on Cryptographic Engineering: Attack of the week: TLS timing oracles
The Turn - 93.12
William Langewiesche on the banked turn
"At the very heart of winged flight lies the banked turn, a procedure that by now seems so routine and familiar that airline passengers appreciate neither its elegance and mystery nor its dangerously delusive character. The author, a pilot, takes us up into the subject."
A great read from the Atlantic, as always.Posted on 2013-02-02T09:15:23+0000
Computer Science PhD trends
One of the most under-rated gems in professional computer science is the Taulbee Survey put out every year by the Computing Research Association. It is a treasure trove of statistics, hard data and...