Oculus Rift CEO Says Classrooms of the Future Will Be In VR Goggles
I don't buy isolated VR as a learning tool for wide use.
US Patent Office Seeking Consultant That Can Stamp Out Fraud By Patent Examiners
I have had an examiner on a recent patent application who was not knowledgable in the required physical-geometric structures.
She insisted that a straight object was actually a helix! My patent attorney and I explained the difference, but she and her boss ignored the plain geometric truth and refused to budge and threw out my claims.
I'ld rather have a high level of competence and accept some level of goofing off. You do need a break once in awhile to stay sane.
The Future According To Stanislaw Lem
Science Fiction author? At least that is what I thought.
Evidence from our oribital flights gives plenty of evidence of tissue damage in space from both lack of gravity and radiation. We can't reasonably do much about the radiation without having massively heavy spacecraft which does not seem practical.
City of Turin To Switch From Windows To Linux and Save 6M Euros
Well, the MS lock-in may just be starting to fray enough to make a difference.
How Scientific Consensus Has Gotten a Bad Reputation
No functioning computers would exist without "Science." Science is verifiable and reproducible often in a variety of ways, or it is not "science."
Grand Ayatollah Says High Speed Internet Is "Against Moral Standards"
Torture is OK in Iran.
Eye Problems From Space Affect At Least 21 NASA Astronauts
Another thing which I have not seen discussed is the mutation of the biota that humans carry into outer space.
We put these microbes in zero gravity, far higher background cosmic radiatio & occassional Solar storm radiation.
It will not surprise me that they mutate as a result and I certainly don't have an idea how fast or what those mutations might do.
Sony Forgets To Pay For Domain, Hilarity Ensues
Well, dinosaurs did die out.
Brazil Nut Effect Explains Mystery of the Boulder-Strewn Surfaces of Asteroids
Where the biggest nuts rise to the top.
Apple Refutes Report On iPhone Threat To China's National Security
What? To who? When?
And which OS is designed in a more secure way to protect users?
As an example, what OS has the supermajority of banking malware?
We need to answer all the questions. Consumers really SHOULD know.
Slashdot Asks: Do You Want a Smart Watch?
You can get "too smart" and they become difficult to use physically & mentally.
Biohackers Are Engineering Yeast To Make THC
For over 20 years it has been discussed that it might be possible to get the genes into your lawn's Bermuda grass.
Then your gardener could really rake in the grass for real dough.
Hair-Raising Technique Detects Drugs, Explosives On Human Body
Not the least of which are illegal drugs and they wind up on the fingertips!
Dubai's Climate-Controlled Dome City Is a Dystopia Waiting To Happen
"macabre, consumer paradise" or monitored controlled populace?
The View From Inside A Fireworks Show
Though not as colorful, you can now imagine what it was like for a pilot and copilot doing raids in WWII. Scaaaary!
Ask Slashdot: Replacing Paper With Tablets For Design Meetings?
Design discussions proceed fast and with dozens of suggestions. Post-it notes and yellow pads are extremely quick and if a partner wants a copy of your notes, a cellphone camera shot will do it pronto.
Alleged 'Bigfoot' DNA Samples Sequenced, Turn Out To Be Horses, Dogs, and Bears
Yeah as they repeat the upright guy with the Yeti suit walking through the forrest up in Washington for the 5000 th time.
Ninety-Nine Percent of the Ocean's Plastic Is Missing
Solar/UV radiation on floating plastic degrades the polymers rather quickly.
Then the other side of the equation is critters adhere to plastic and their weight eventually causes the plastic to sink. You see wood in the ocean just covered with masses of barnacles, which would sink a small piece of plastic quickly.
Most plastics are also not very reactive in the quick digestion systems of fish, so I suspect that much of the small particles simply pass through quickly with no effect on the fish.
A lot of bogus arguements are "floating around" out there.
Massachusetts SWAT Teams Claim They're Private Corporations, Immune To Oversight
Unaccountable special action teams is starting to sound an awful lot like the SS & Stassi in Germany.
And guess who is inciting government entities to do extra legal actions by doing it himself from "on high?"
Maglev Personal Transportation System Set For Trial In Tel Aviv
The concept of using the equivalent of ski lift pods above ground between light poles has always made a lot of sense to me.
I've wondered why downtown city planners haven't implemented this type of transit as it could potentially alleviate all sorts of congestion for relatively "long walks" people have to make in dense areas.
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