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Living Off The Land: A Guide To Settling Mars [Infographic]
Here's a look at how our descendants will one day use the natural resources of Mars to settle permanently.
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Ray Kurzweil, the author, inventor, computer scientist, futurist and Google employee, was the featured keynote speaker Thursday afternoon at Postback, the
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Researchers developed a bionic fingertip that allowed an amputee to distinguish between smooth and rough textures with 96 percent accuracy.
Recent breakthroughs in technology could mean a fully functional artificial hand may be on the horizon
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Russia making new type of universal quantum computer with multilevel quantum qudits instead of qubits
Physicists from MIPT and the Russian Quantum Center have developed a method which is going to make it easier to create a universal quantum computer -- they have discovered a way of using multilevel quantum systems (qudits), each one of which is able to work...
Physicists from MIPT and the Russian Quantum Center have developed a method which is going to make it easier to create a universal quantum computer -- they have discovered a way of using multilevel quantum systems (qudits), e...
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As Glen Reynolds says, Gold-pressed Latinum.
Scientists from Rice University have discovered a titanium alloy that's better than titanium at being a medical implant, and it is four times harder than titanium and a vast majority of steels.
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Neat. You can expect the luxury wristwatch market to jump on this, since the market will bear the price, and they can start from relatively small billets. I suppose it will take longer before you can buy a bicycle frame or you see this being used in fighter jets, at least, until costs come down.

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Until quite recently, creating a hologram of a single photon was believed to be impossible due to fundamental laws of physics. However, scientists at the Faculty of Physics, University of Warsaw, have successfully applied concepts of classical holography to the world of quantum phenomena. A new measurement technique has enabled them to register the first-ever hologram of a single light particle, thereby shedding new light on the foundations of qu...
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Two Earth-size planets orbiting a nearby star are now confirmed to be rocky, strengthening the case that they might be habitable, a new study finds.
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Space launch of a roll up solar array set for spring of 2017 and will boost power and reduce weight of space solar power
The U.S. Air Force has funded a test flight of the ROSA (Roll Up Solar Array) mechanism, now scheduled for a SpaceX launch in Spring 2017 to the International Space Station, where it will be deployed in space. ROSA is groundbreaking, a lightweight technolog...
The U.S. Air Force has funded a test flight of the ROSA (Roll Up Solar Array) mechanism, now scheduled for a SpaceX launch in Spring 2017 to the International Space Station, where it will be deployed in space. ROSA is groundb...
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    Philosophy, Music, 1984 - 1986
  • Rice University
    Music, Physics, 1986 - 1990
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  • ThoughtWorks
    Principal Consultant, 2015 - present
  • Macquarie Offshore Services
    Sr. Manager, 2013 - 2015
    IT Manager
  • Macquarie Group Limited
    Sr. Manager, 2010 - 2013
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  • ThoughtWorks
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    Sr. Engineer
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    Software Engineer
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  • JPMorgan Chase & Co.
    Sr. Associate, 2006 - 2010
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The Law of Demeter Doesn't Mean One Dot
www.yegor256.com

The well-known Law of Demeter is seriously misunderstood by object-oriented programmers — it isn't equal to the law of one dot.

First Experimental Demonstration of a Quantum Enigma Machine
www.technologyreview.com

Quantum physicists have long thought it possible to send a perfectly secure message using a key that is shorter than the message itself. Now

The name of the URI is callled....
cascadefaliure.blogspot.com

I just found myself proposing the following "RESTful" URI: /userStories?asA=emailScammer&iWantTo?mineEmailAddresses&soThat=iCanBroadcastMore

Racket 6.5 Brings Improved Typed Racket, Faster Iteration, and More
www.infoq.com

Racket, a multi-paradigm programming language belonging to the Lisp/Scheme family, has reached version 6.5, writes Ryan Culpepper on Racket

Three simple pieces for piano - 250bpm
250bpm.com

First piece is a very simple tango. One may consider playing the second theme a bit faster than the first one. Second piece, while not reall

The Nanny World - 250bpm
250bpm.com

In Zürich, Switzerland, there's a square called Bellevueplatz with an interesting fountain. It's just a bunch of holes in the pavement that

Extreme universe recreated in the lab
www.sciencedaily.com

Conditions in the vast universe can be quite extreme: Violent collisions scar the surfaces of planets. Nuclear reactions in bright stars gen

Planet with triple-star system found
phys.org

A team of researchers working at the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics has announced the finding of a triple-star system—one that

Physics in 100 years
scitation.aip.org

The fundamental questions of the future will be profound, sophisticated, and difficult to answer. And the great projects of the future will

Programmatically show a tool tip in Swing
binkley.blogspot.com

A better way to do this exists, I am sure, but I failed to find it easily with Google: How to display a tool tip programmatically in Swing:

Pentagon Research Could Make ‘Brain Modem’ a Reality
www.thedailybeast.com

The tiny injectable machine could turn your noodle into a remote control.

Mars in 3 Days? Photonic Propulsion Technology Could Bridge The Gap | Video
www.space.com

To reach the power levels needed to reach a proportion of the speed of light humanity will need to create new technologies. One such technol

The Netflix Tech Blog: Distributed Time Travel for Feature Generation
techblog.netflix.com

We want to make it easy for Netflix members to find great content to fulfill their unique tastes. To do this, we follow a data-driven algori

New Ultra-modern Library and Exhibition Center for Houston, Texas - eVol...
www.evolo.us

Architecture and Design Magazine for the 21st Century. Organizer of the Annual Skyscraper Architectural Competition.

Structured Concurrency - 250bpm
250bpm.com

This article is a follow-up to the "Getting Rid of State Machines" blog posts, so you may want to read those first: part 1 · part 2. Before

King: Audit shows city is nearing insolvency - blogHOUSTON
www.bloghouston.com

The City's most recent financial audit shows the city is nearing, if it has not already reached, insolvency.

Maven Release Plugin: The Final Nail in the Coffin - Blog - Axel Fontain...
axelfontaine.com

Two and half years ago, I published a very popular article series titled 'Maven Releases on Steroids'. The goal of the series was to provide

For cheap eats TC is reliable and acceptable. Comparable to a good Tex-Mex restaurant as Whataburger is comparable to a good hamburger joint. Decent value for money and open late.
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Tex mex is OK, better elsewhere for the price. Service fairly slow and poor.
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Neighborhood gem. Service is good, food consistent. Menu is unchanged for years, which adds to the charm, consistency and quality. Solid choice.
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Old-fashioned diner with strong family feel. Many regulars among patrons. Huge value for money.
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