Saturday, May 31, 2014
The future has a way of becoming the past. Men on the moon? Check.
Picture phones? Thank you, Skype. But teleportation? Not so much.The idea of breaking yourself down to your constituent molecules, beaming yourself across space and reassembling somewhere else sounds cool, but there are problems. For one, there’s The Fly.
For another, it’s monstrously difficult. But teleporting information is another matter.
And in a new study just published in Science, researchers at the Delft Institute of Technology in The Netherlands have revealed that they’ve done just that—sort of.
Friday, May 30, 2014
The Japanese have an answer.
and he only has 185 days left to raise the cash.
Extracts will be included in The Frood, a new biography by Jem Roberts.
Thursday, May 29, 2014
You'll adore this Lord of the Cookies t-shirt by Ronan Lynam, it's delicious enough to satisfy your appetite for geeky fashion, and so funny that people will be hungry for more!
demonstrate in the pop-art video , it's the devious work of 150 volatile organic compounds coming together to do their thing.
Wednesday, May 28, 2014
A team of researchers from around the world are using GIS to look into Julius Caesar’s accounts of his time in the Gallic Wars. Caesar’s commentaries on the Gallic Wars contain some of the most complete descriptions of Gaul and the people that lived there. But they aren't necessarily exact histories: they were written as memoirs, and Caesar was fighting the wars, in part, to boost his own political career.
So it makes sense to take his words with a pinch of salt. In the book, Caesar writes about a tribe called the Helvetii living in what is now Switzerland. They were running out of food to feed their population of over 250,000, so they packed up and tried to migrate to (or invade, depending on who you talk to) Roman-controlled territory. That turned out to be a poor choice. Even though Caeser was outnumbered, the war ended in the spectacular defeat of the Gallic tribe.
Australian archaeologist Tom Whitley hopes to use GIS figure out whether it was even possible that the Helvetii had such numbers, or whether Caesar, many miles away from Rome, embellished his accounts to make himself look better in the eyes of his homeland.
Tuesday, May 27, 2014
Croatian president Ivo Josipovic played a keyboard in a band of the rock star Goran Bare on Monday in Zagreb during a humanitarian concert to help floods victims. The president who is also a composer played the keyboard during the song "Put ka sreci" during a live concert in front of thousands of people at central Jelacic square in Zagreb. Over 3 million Croatian kuna was raised on Monday when live concerts took part in Zagreb, Split and Rijeka. Floods have heavily hit Balkan area earlier this month claiming dozens of lives and leaving tens of thousands of people without their homes.
the death toll could rise up to 100.