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“Facebook Launches HTML5 Platform, Supporting Apps” — Tom’s Guide

 

 

 

 

 

“Monday Apple unleashed Facebook v4.0 on the App Store which supports the iPod Touch, iPhone and iPad (finally) using iOS 4.0 and later……”

” Facebook also launched its HTML 5 based Facebook platform, aka Project Spartan….”

“Of the 350 million people who use Facebook from mobile devices every month, roughly half of those users access Facebook through the web and half use native apps…”

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“Sea-Based X-Band Radar-Wikipedia.com”

Sea-Based X-Band Radar (SBX) is a floating, self-propelled, mobile radar station designed to operate in high winds and heavy seas. It is part of the U.S Defense Department Ballistic Missile Defense System…”

“The platform has many small radomes for various communications tasks and a central, large dome that encloses and protects a phased-array, 1,800 tonne (4,000,000 pound) X Bandradar antenna. The small radomes are rigid, but the central dome is not – the flexible cover is supported by positive air pressure amounting to a few inches of water… “

“The radar is designed and built by Raytheon Integrated Defense Systems for Boeing, the prime contractor on the project for MDA.”

“The radar is described by Lt.Gen Trey Obering (director of MDA) as being able to track an object the size of a baseball over San Francisco in California from the Chesapeake in Virginia, approximately 2,900 miles (4,700 km) away. The radar will guide land-based missiles from Alaska and California, as well as in-theatre assets….”

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The Singularity Summit 2011 @ New York

“The Singularity Summit 2011 will be a TED-style two-day event at the historic 92nd Street Y in New York City. The confirmed speakers include futurist Ray Kurzweil, neuroscientist Christof Koch, PayPal founder Peter Thiel, MIT cosmologist Max Tegmark, AI researcher Eliezer Yudkowsky, MIT polymath Alexander Wissner-Gross, DARPA challenge winner Riley Crane, Skype founder Jaan Tallinn, Jeopardy! champion Ken Jennings, economist Tyler Cowen, television personalities Jason Silva and Casey Pieretti, and robotics professors James McLurnkin and Robin Murphy. ..”

“The first Singularity Summit was held at Stanford in 2006 to further understanding and discussion about the Singularity concept and the future of human technological progress. It was founded as a venue for leading thinkers to explore the subject, whether scientist, enthusiast, or skeptic. The goal of the Summit is to improve people’s thinking about the future and increasing public awareness of radical technologies under development today and of the transformative implications of such technologies understood as part of a larger process. ..”

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“It Was March Madness for ‘Global Hawk’ Spy Drone”-DangerRoom@Wired.Com

“It spied on Moammar Gadhafi’s anti-aircraft missiles in Libya. It monitored the radiological devastation in Japan. It found the time to check on insurgents in Afghanistan.”

“put up 2,134 hours during 119 missions, according to a slide from the manufacturer titled “March Madness” “.

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Singularity Institute of Artificial Intelligence

“The Singularity Institute brings rational analysis and rational strategy to the challenges facing humanity as we develop cognitive technologies that will exceed the current upper bounds on human intelligence. Inspired by the latest science of human fallibility, we strive to correct the biases that run wild in standard futurism and philanthropy; we convene the annual Singularity Summit to coordinate and educate scientists and other concerned individuals on these issues; inspire our Visiting Fellows from college students to PhDs to address these issues in their future careers; and support our Research Fellows as they engage in original research on topics ranging from human rationality and cognitive enhancement to foundational research in Artificial Intelligence.”

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“Astronomy Without A Telescope – Oh-My-God Particles–UniverseToday”

“Cosmic rays are really sub-atomic particles, being mainly protons (hydrogen nuclei) and occasionally helium or heavier atomic nuclei and very occasionally electrons….”

“The Oh-My-God particle detected over Utah in 1991 was probably a proton traveling at 0.999 (and add another 20 x 9s after that) of the speed of light…”

“…there are limits to just how far away an ultra-high-energy particle can originate from – since, if they don’t collide with anything else, they will eventually come up against the Greisen–Zatsepin–Kuzmin (GZK) limit…”

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“The Soviet Superplane Program That Rattled Area 51-Wired.com”

“The Lun ekranoplan weighs 380 tons, has a 148-foot wingspan and can launch six anti-ship missiles from flight….”

“Deployed much later, in 1987, the Lun (a more contemporary behemoth) was an improvement over the previous model…”

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