Data Wants to be Free (as in Freedom)

Tonight I was at the Sensored Meetup #10: Data! APIs! Standards!. Besides some great thought provoking talks, there was some great discussions afterward that got me thinking more clearly about some stuff that has been bubbling in my brain. Scott McNealy Was Right – Privacy: ‘Get Over It’ I really thought McNealy was wrong when he said way back [...] [...]

Self-Driving Cars: Biggest Societal Change Since… Cars

New Scientist is having a contest with the prize being a trip of a lifetime to the Arctic Circle and the bottom of the North Sea. I discovered after I wrote my entry that they only wanted less than 100 words. So here is what I originally wrote before I had to truncate it to something [...] [...]

Qu8k – BALLS 20 – Carmack Prize Attempt – High Altitude Rocket On-board Video

Via Scoop.it – Creating the FutureOn September 30, 2011 at 11:08am, Derek Deville’s Qu8k (pronounced “Quake”) launched from the Black Rock Desert in Nevada to an altitude of 121,000′ before returning safely to earth. Above 99% of the atmosphere the sky turns black in the middle of the day and the curvature of the earth [...] [...]

Curbing inflammatory cells could lead to treatments for diseases including atherosclerosis and cancer

Via Scoop.it – Creating the FutureThis technique, known as RNA interference, offers a targeted way to stop inflammation and could be useful in treating not only atherosclerosis, but also other forms of heart disease as well as cancer.Show original [...]