The fellows are listed in: http://www.nasa.gov/offices/oct/early_stage_innovation/niac/niac_2012_phaseIandII_awards.html"
The image libraries for jpeg and tiff are not by default in OS X 10.5.7. You have to pass the configure flags --with-gif=no --with-jpeg=no to get it to compile.
Let us remember that the entire world was created from microscopic life forms, not by computers. The life forms learned from the environment and evolved in ways which even the most sophisticated computer would have an impossible time understanding. Let us remember that computers are, by a long shot, not the most efficient problem solvers. For instance, no computer can recognize patterns as well as a human being. The control system governing a hummingbird flight is way more advanced than that of the greatest and mightiest fighter airplane.
Computers are not problem solvers - they merely automate repetitive procedures or, at best, algorithmically apply a set of rules to a given problem -- Nature has always been more potent than computers.
I am impressed they can solve a simple problem with bacteria though. Maybe I should stop brushing my teeth and let the bacteria in my mouth say something intelligent.
NASA's Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter, or LRO, has returned its first imagery of the Apollo moon landing sites. The pictures show the Apollo missions' lunar module descent stages sitting on the moon's surface, as long shadows from a low sun angle make the modules' locations evident. The Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter Camera, or LROC, was able to image five of the six Apollo sites, with the remaining Apollo 12 site expected to be photographed in the coming weeks.
but why do they find the lunar tapes a few days before the 40th celebration of the Lunar mission (Apollo 11).
Is this a coincidence or PR?
... can create stupid humans. Let's embrace technology but beware of falling into ignorance.
... you want \LaTeX
As an Space Program advocate, I certainly hope they find them-- the public needs to trust NASA again; knowing that NASA can keep track of its mission assets would be the very basic start.
Whoever found the tapes (if they really were found) should not feel disappointed about not breaking the news him or herself. It is a shame they were lost in the first place, and finding them is nothing to feel proud about. I cannot imagine loosing my baby in the supermarket and then feeling like a real smart, witty person for finding her two years later.
I don't doubt it is, but please check this site where they explain reverse engineering further: http://www.chillingeffects.org/reverse/faq.cgi
Companies comercializing GPS devices are in the business of making money. I am inclined to believe you would run into proprietary and legal stuff should you plan to hack or reverse-engineer the device. Maybe some provide an API?
... run Linux?
Anybody familiar with the efficiency of this process? What fraction of the wattage is lost during transfer?
I mean to say "an institution which manages highly confidential information".
Good point, though.
One good reason why computers can do more work than people is that they never have to stop and answer the phone.