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Rebooting the Cosmos: Is the Universe the Ultimate Computer?

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Posted: June 6th, 2011
at 11:19am by mnp


Categories: computers,science,development,space

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Who is Brian Johnson?

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Take a journey back to a time to before CGI, when pyrotechnics and model-making were the chief tools in science fiction’s special effects. From Stanley Kubrick’s 2001: A Space Odyssey to Gerry Anderson’s UFO and Space: 1999, one man was central in setting the standard for the Star Wars enterprise to come… (Source)

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Posted: June 6th, 2011
at 11:19am by mnp


Categories: film,who is?,space

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Andrew Ng : The Future of Robotics and Artificial Intelligence

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Posted: June 4th, 2011
at 12:38pm by mnp


Categories: robots,science

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When Close Isn’t Good Enough

For a lot of engineering problems, "almost right" isn’t good enough. Remember the Mars Climate Orbiter? Traveling through space for nearly a year, and covering 700 million kilometers, the Orbiter disintegrated after entering the Martian atmosphere at an altitude just one-hundred kilometers lower than planned. That’s like a $100 million dart exploding when you miss the bullseye by less than the width of a human hair. A less dramatic — though more common — failure is the embarrassing auto-correct. After countless convenient corrections, there is inevitably a mistake that calls into question the overall utility of the system. For one contributor to this blog, that moment occurred when the intended "wild beasts" was publicly disseminated as "wild breasts" — on the bright side, that "correction" did seem to increase interest in the text. via

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Posted: June 1st, 2011
at 12:09pm by mnp


Categories: weaponry,science,"ninja",development

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Three Eclipses in June and July

Over the next month, the world will experience three eclipses: two partial solar eclipses a month apart and one total lunar eclipse exactly in between, and it all starts with a so-called "midnight" eclipse of the sun. (Source)

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Posted: May 31st, 2011
at 11:20am by mnp


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The War Against the New Age

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Posted: May 30th, 2011
at 9:00pm by mnp


Categories: too good to be true,politricks,science,philosophy

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Very Large Telescope HD : Chile

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Posted: May 30th, 2011
at 5:33pm by mnp


Categories: space

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Duh Science

Alcohol increases reaction time and errors during decision-making.

- People who live in safe, well-lit neighborhoods are more likely to walk and get exercise.

- College drinking is just as bad as researchers thought, but not worse than expected (try pondering that one after chugging a beer).

Well, duh, you might think — and you wouldn’t be the first. The practice of hypothesizing, testing and publishing the seemingly obvious is widespread.

Accounts of "duh" research abound.

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Posted: May 29th, 2011
at 7:17am by mnp


Categories: myninjaplease,science

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GMO Foods and Unborn Babies

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A new medical study on the impacts of genetically modified foods, shows that toxins from GM crops designed to strike down pests are actually showing up in the bloodstreams of women and unborn babies.

The new study, "Maternal and fetal exposure to pesticides associated to genetically modified foods in Eastern Townships of Quebec, Canada" by Aziz Aris and Samuel Leblanc with the Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, at the University of Sherbrooke Hospital Centre in Quebec, Canada, brings to light many of the fears that GMO food awareness groups and writers like our own April Scott, have been attempting to illuminate to the public.

The results of the study show that 93 per cent of blood samples taken from pregnant women and 80 percent of samples taken from umbilical cords, tested positive for traces of the chemicals.

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Posted: May 22nd, 2011
at 11:02am by mnp


Categories: mnp is for the children,grub,science,health

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