Friday, 1 May 2009

Johnald's Fantastical Daily Link Splurge

Johnald's Fantastical Daily Link Splurge

Juvenile Stalkers are More Violent than Adult

Posted: 30 Apr 2009 11:30 PM PDT

Stalking by children and teenagers tends to be significantly more violent than that carried out by adults, Australian research has suggested. Psychiatrists found they rarely acted because of infatuation for their victim, as often assumed. Instead stalking was an extension of bullying...

Advantage: Robots. Robot sidekicks are coming.

Posted: 30 Apr 2009 10:20 PM PDT

The artificially intelligent are making real gains. Whether they'll match, or surpass, people smarts is another matter. Robots are gaining on us. Thanks to exponential increases in computer power - which is roughly doubling every two years - robots are getting smarter, more capable, more like people.

Energy 101: What Is a Smart Grid?

Posted: 30 Apr 2009 09:40 PM PDT

In terms of transmission, a smart grid makes it easier to deliver alternative energy sources like wind and solar from rural installations to city centers. Without transmission lines, alternative energies are stuck where they're produced—oftentimes in the middle of nowhere.

TED What can we Learn From the Flu of 1918

Posted: 30 Apr 2009 09:38 PM PDT

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Blue Laser Could Lead to Autism Cure: Discovery News

Posted: 30 Apr 2009 09:10 PM PDT

Lasers could one day cure, or at least aid in the search for drugs that treat diseases ranging from autism to schizophrenia, according to two new studies.

Hundreds of Rogue Black Holes May Lurk in Our Galaxy

Posted: 30 Apr 2009 08:10 PM PDT

Hundreds of massive black holes left over from the early universe may wander the Milky Way, according to new calculations.

Dancing Birds Feel the Beat

Posted: 30 Apr 2009 06:30 PM PDT

Birds can boogie to the beat, according to two new studies that found birds, especially parrots, have rhythm and an apparent appreciation for certain songs that compel them to bob their heads, tap their feet and sway their bodies in time to music.

“World’s Fastest Camera” Snaps 6 Million Pictures in a Sec

Posted: 30 Apr 2009 06:00 PM PDT

Optics researchers have invented a camera that uses infrared lasers to bounce light off an object, and say the result should leave shutterbugs with a serious case of technology envy. Their device can take 6.1 million pictures in a single second, at a shutter speed of 440 trillionths of a second.

Chandra Cuts Through the Fog | Bad Astronomy | Discover

Posted: 30 Apr 2009 05:10 PM PDT

When you look up on a dark, clear, moonless night, you might just see a faint fuzzy streak cutting across the sky. That's the Milky Way, called that because it looks like milk has spilled across the sky. But when you look at it through a telescope, it resolves itself into millions upon millions of stars. [...]

Four secrets to a flat stomach

Posted: 30 Apr 2009 05:08 PM PDT