Wednesday, 30 December 2009
We already see a future in which the humble contact lens becomes a real platform, like the iPhone is today, with lots of developers contributing their ideas and inventions.
Monday, 28 December 2009
TBO.com - News From AP: "White House aides said the speedy departure and return to the president's home was not a matter of national security or because of a threat to Obama's safety. Obama was playing golf when reporters who travel with him were quickly assembled for a return to the first family's neighborhood."
Thursday, 24 December 2009
"'The term 'get rid of' is a codeword for killing,' he said, claiming such a codeword is commonly understood by MFA officials. At yesterday's press conference, Jatuporn focused on the five-page annex to the main document which he touched on last week. The annex outlined responses of varying intensity to the prime minister of Cambodia, he said. The 18 measures included a ban on Thai citizens visiting Cambodian casinos, cancellation of the extradition treaty, reinforcement of troops along the borders, and cancellation of the memorandum of understanding (MOU) on maritime boundaries. He said the MFA analysis shed light on the dilemma of memorandums of understanding previously signed with Cambodia."
Wednesday, 23 December 2009
Cybersecurity: ABC News:
"'We had no breach of the system and there were no losses, no customer losses, no bank losses,' the banking giant said in a statement. 'Any allegation that the FBI is working a case at Citigroup involving tens of millions of losses is just not true.' Government sources could not confirm to ABC News whether reports about Citigroup are entirely true but instead said 'the truth here is somewhere in the middle.'"
Monday, 21 December 2009
Friday, 18 December 2009
"“It is quite difficult to actually overload the brain because it can contain a lot more information than was previously thought,” said Amanda Ellison, a senior lecturer at Durham University’s neuroscience research unit. “There is no one memory centre. Visual information is stored in one part of the brain and audio information is stored in another.”"
Thursday, 17 December 2009
"Historically the aim of copyright laws is to organize innovation and progress through a trade-off: instead of having secret recipes or secret knowledge you don't share and which may last for centuries and block progress, you're making public your design and you receive a limited in time monopoly over this design. Once this time is over everybody including your competitors can freely use your design and even improve it. Imitation is possible. This system works well and indeed hasten innovation while providing inventors a rather short period of time to benefit from their inventions."
Saturday, 12 December 2009
"What is more, in rats this cell growth appears to be linked with reducing anxiety and depression. The results suggest that marijuana, or its derivatives, could actually be good for the brain. In mammals, new nerve cells are constantly being produced in a part of the brain called the hippocampus, which is associated with learning, memory, anxiety and depression. Other recreational drugs, such as alcohol, nicotine and cocaine, have been shown to suppress this new growth."