Meet the Voice Behind Siri
Not what I was expecting. Raj meets Siri
Google Acquires Kite-Power Generator
In this brief talk, Saul Griffith unveils the invention his new company Makani Power has been working on: giant kite turbines that create surprising amounts of clean, renewable energy.
International Challenge To Computationally Interpret Protein Function
This TED.com talk by Danny Hillis is informative on this topic, http://www.ted.com/talks/danny_hillis_two_frontiers_of_cancer_treatment.html
"Danny Hills makes a case for the next frontier of cancer research: proteomics, the study of proteins in the body. As Hillis explains it, genomics shows us a list of the ingredients of the body -- while proteomics shows us what those ingredients produce. Understanding what's going on in your body at the protein level may lead to a new understanding of how cancer happens."
Google Is Planning To Penalize Overly Optimized Sites
This is not the first time Google has made such efforts. I believe in the SEO industry this is referred to as "Google Dance". I think this is an effort to protect their pay-per-click advertising revenue.
Ask Slashdot: Free/Open Deduplication Software?
OpenSolaris is Dead. Long live http://openindiana.org//
Could Apple Kill Off Mac OS X?
Is this not similar to what Microsoft is doing with Windows 8?
Help Me Get My Math Back?
What about Calculus Made Easy? "What one fool can do, another can". It was good enought to get Richard Feynman started.
Mythbusters to Test Cockroach Radiation Myth
I, for one, welcome our irradiated cockroach overlords.