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Brown dwarf aurora.
Brown dwarfs are like the Pluto of stars. New research published in Nature points to a more planetary nature by discovering bright aurora on a brown dwarf.
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Finding gravity (waves).
The merger of two black holes is one of the most sought-after observations of modern astronomy. The first observatories capable of directly detecting gravitational waves -- ripples in the fabric of spacetime predicted by Albert Einstein -- will begin observing the universe later this year. When these waves rolling in from space are detected on Earth for the first time, astrophysicists predict astronomers will 'hear,' through these waves, five tim...
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Pluto/Charon isn't the only interesting thing in the Solar System.
Resembling what the skin on my arms looks like after giving my cat a bath, the surface of Saturn's moon Tethys is seen above in an extended-color composite from NASA's Cassini spacecraft showing st...
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A revolutionary technique for “editing” the human genome with extreme precision has been used for the first time to “cut and paste” the genes of a key type of immune cell involved in protecting the body against a wide range of diseases, from diabetes to HIV and cancer.
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Warning: this comic occasionally contains strong language (which may be unsuitable for children), unusual humor (which may be unsuitable for adults), and advanced mathematics (which may be unsuitable for liberal-arts majors). BTC 1FhCLQK2ZXtCUQDtG98p6fVH7S6mxAsEey ...
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Gold (platinum) in them thar hills.
An asteroid packed with about $5 trillion worth of platinum zoomed past Earth on Sunday (July 19). Asteroid 2011 UW158 missed Earth by about 1.5 million miles (2.4 million kilometers), researchers said.
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Memory cubes.

Let us not forget the classic, https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Overdrawn_at_the_Memory_Bank.
"This is something many people thought was impossible," exclaimed Intel Senior Vice President Rob Crooke. During an invite-only press conference, Crooke along with Micron CEO Mark Durcan revealed a radically new class of storage and memory architecture called 3D XPoint (pronounced "Cross Point"). To say this is a game-changer would be the
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The laws of classical mechanics are independent of the direction of time, but whether the same is true in quantum mechanics has been a subject of debate. While it is agreed that the laws that govern isolated quantum systems ...
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More evidence required.
Later today, July 27, German scientists will present new experimental results on the controversial, "impossible" EM Drive, at the American Institute for Aeronautics and Astronautics' Propulsion and Energy Forum in Orlando. The presentation is titled "Direct Thrust Measurements of an EmDrive and Evaluation of Possible Side-Effects." Presenter Martin Tajmar is a professor and chair for Space Systems at the Dresden University of Technology, interest...
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Until barely two weeks ago, Pluto tantalized humanity for eight decades with mysteries we could only imagine seen as just a point of light or fuzzy blob in the world’s most powerful telescopes. Now...
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Education
  • Rice University
    Physics, Music, 1987 - 1991
  • Trinity University
    Physics, Music, 1985 - 1987
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Best wife ever. Two wonderful sons. Full Moria armor set.
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  • ThoughtWorks
    Principal Consultant, present
  • Macquarie Offshore Services
    Sr. Manager, 2013 - 2015
    IT Manager
  • Macquarie Group Limited
    Sr. Manager, 2010 - 2013
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  • ThoughtWorks
    Open Sourcerer, 2003 - 2004
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  • SimDesk
    Sr. Engineer
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  • Novasoft
    Software Engineer
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  • Merrill-Lynch
    Contractor
  • JPMorgan Chase & Co.
    Sr. Associate, 2006 - 2010
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Makati, Philippines - Three Rivers, TX - Boston, MA - San Antonio, TX
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The Second Use Case for Literate Programming - 250bpm
250bpm.com

Everyone have heard that Donald Knuth have invented something called "literate programming". Everybody thinks that it's something like comme

Offline Chat App FireChat Now Able to Connect Phones Beyond Line of Sigh...
www.technologyreview.com

FireChat can link Android and Apple phones into a long-range communications network even when the cell network is down.

Dense star clusters shown to be binary black hole factories: Study predi...
www.sciencedaily.com

The merger of two black holes is one of the most sought-after observations of modern astronomy. The first observatories capable of directly

'Trillion-Dollar Asteroid' Zooms by Earth as Scientists Watch (Video)
www.space.com

An asteroid packed with about $5 trillion worth of platinum zoomed past Earth on Sunday (July 19). Asteroid 2011 UW158 missed Earth by about

What Are These Strange Scarlet Streaks Spotted on Tethys?
www.universetoday.com

Resembling what the skin on my arms looks like after giving my cat a bath, the surface of Saturn's moon Tethys is seen above in an extended-

Scientists Confirm 'Impossible' EM Drive Propulsion | Hacked
hacked.com

Later today, July 27, German scientists will present new experimental results on the controversial, "impossible" EM Drive, at the American I

xkcd: The Sky
xkcd.com

Warning: this comic occasionally contains strong language (which may be unsuitable for children), unusual humor (which may be unsuitable for

The Netflix Tech Blog: Java in Flames
techblog.netflix.com

Java mixed-mode flame graphs provide a complete visualization of CPU usage and have just been made possible by a new JDK option: -XX:+Preser

Astronomers Spot a Intriguing ‘5-Star’ Multiple System
www.universetoday.com

An interesting multiple star discovery turned up in the ongoing hunt for exoplanetary systems. The discovery was announced by Marcus Lohr of

New Horizons Captures Two of Pluto's Smaller Moons
www.nasa.gov

While Pluto’s largest moon Charon has grabbed most of the lunar spotlight, two of Pluto’s smaller and lesser-known satellites are coming int

Asteroid Mining Company's 1st Satellite Launches from Space Station
www.space.com

Planetary Resources has launched its first spacebound test of asteroid mining technology on July 16, beginning a 90-day mission to test vita

Superluminal waves in black hole jets
briankoberlein.com

The jets of a black hole can shake like a whip due to magnetic fields interacting with the plasma of the jet.

How to Make a Team of Stars Work
hbr.org

Balance, energy, openness, resilience, alignment, and efficiency.

BREAKING: Music Industry Shock as Leading Orchestra Appoints Conductor B...
kennethwoods.net

The music industry reacted with wide-eyed amazement this month as the world's leading orchestra announced they were appointing someone to th

The first alien sounds of Mars are so damn spooky
sploid.gizmodo.com

This is a great video that shows the entire trip of the Mars Opportunity Rover on one side while tracking the trip on the red planet on the

Clifford's Circle Theorems - Futility Closet
www.futilitycloset.com

Let four circles (blue) pass through a single point, M. Each pair of these circles intersect at a second point (pink). Each three of the fou

Philippines reopens Subic Bay as military base to cover South China Sea ...
www.theguardian.com

Fighter planes and frigates to be stationed at sprawling former US facility, allowing quicker response to Chinese moves in disputed waters

Philippines to Reopen Huge Old U.S. Naval Base
www.the-american-interest.com

The Philippines is reopening an old U.S. base that was once one of the largest naval bases in the world. Now, thanks to a 2014 agreement, th

Programmatic access to the call stack in C++ - Eli Bendersky's website
eli.thegreenplace.net

Sometimes when working on a large project, I find it useful to figure out all the places from which some function or method is called. Moreo

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