Month: March 2013
Online retailer Amazon has said it will buy Goodreads, a book discovery and recommendation website.  San Francisco-based Goodreads was founded in 2007, has 16 million members and is one of the most prominent online communities for readers. Selecting which books you read is immensly important. Not because of what you finally choose. It is […]
Swarm robots: AI final frontier! (literally)
Researchers in the Sheffield Centre for Robotics, jointly established by the University of Sheffield and Sheffield Hallam University, have been working to program a group of 40 robots, and say the ability to control robot swarms could prove hugely beneficial in a range of contexts, from military to medical.  The researchers have demonstrated that the swarm can […]
Everything is not art! Art is not everything!
Just read another article. “Being a Project Manager is like being an artist, you have the different colored process streams combining into a work of art” was the summary… Really funny how everyone tries to persuade others that what he does is art, while artists try to persuade others that what they do is “technical” and “scientific”. […]
Synthetic vaccines, natural fears…
British scientists develop a new way to create an entirely synthetic vaccine which does not rely on using live infectious virus, meaning it is much safer.  Safer for the virus it is supposed to kill, that is… Because if vaccines based on live viruses have problems with success rates, I can only have nightmares on the success […]
A German property developing firm has removed parts of a historic stretch of the Berlin Wall amid heavy police presence, despite a week of protests. Builders removed four segments of the so-called East Side Gallery stretch on Wednesday morning to open access to a building site for blocks of flats. Some 250 police officers […]
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