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. By Hans M. Kristensen Only the Chinese government knows how many nuclear weapons China has. As in most other nuclear weapon states, the number is a closely held secret.
Terra-3 is a laser testing centre, located on the Sary Shagan anti-ballistic missile testing range in Karagandy Province of Kazakhstan . WikiMiniAtlas [ edit ] History [ edit ] Development
Julio Diaz has a daily routine. Every night, the 31-year-old social worker ends his hour-long subway commute to the Bronx one stop early, just so he can eat at his favorite diner. But one night last month, as Diaz stepped off the No. 6 train and onto a nearly empty platform, his evening took an unexpected turn.
CHICAGO (CBS) — The City of Chicago says it's ready for the worst when it comes to winter weather. As WBBM Newsradio's Lisa Fielding reports, city officials gathered Wednesday at the Office of Emergency Management and Communications to reassure the public that its departments are ready for what could be an extremely rough winter. >> More from CBS Chicago
In case you didn’t know, Microsoft sends Mozilla cakes whenever they ship a major Firefox release. It’s a nice way to acknowledge hard work, and it builds a more positive relationship between the rivals. It’s also a bit sweet, and Mozilla appreciates the gesture.
<img class="alignnone size-full wp-image-120058" title="The bendy straw, from napkin to patent" src="http://makezineblog.files.wordpress.com/2011/12/the-bendy-straw-from-napkin-to-patent.jpg?w=614&h=378" alt="" width="614" height="378" /> If, like me, you’re a fan of Henry Petrowski’s book The Evolution of Useful Things , or are interested in the history of technology in general, you will probably enjoy Derek Thompson’s quick biography of the ubiquitous plastic drinking straw over at The Atlantic :
<img class="alignnone size-full wp-image-119812" title="The Nice Clip" src="http://makezineblog.files.wordpress.com/2011/12/the-nice-clip.jpg?w=614&h=272" alt="" width="614" height="272" /> We’ve covered a couple of clever len-cap-retaining tricks before. My favorite is probably the “lens cap buckle” strap attachment Adam covered back in June , which I like because it requires no modification of the lens cap itself. But this recently crowd-funded stick-on Nice Clip product has a lot going for it, too: It’s cheaper, for one, and with it you can clip the cap onto whatever is handy, which is useful it you don’t use a strap, or don’t have yours on-hand for whatever reason.
The talk about great innovators and visionaries has been hot these past few weeks, with images and articles about Steve Jobs appearing in every corner of the internet world. The focus was on Steve Jobs, and his passing, but should that stop us from honoring earlier innovators, who not only innovated things during their time, but also helped create what we have now? Below you will meet some of the world’s best inventors when it comes to disseminating information and improving technology as we know it.
NPR explains how we reached a population of 7 billion . Simply put, the world is making babies faster than people are dying, and with improved medicine and agriculture, people are living longer than before. The video above demonstrates the different birth and mortality rates, where each container represents a continent. There has been a shift in recent years: Much of that growth has happened in Asia — in India and China.
A couple of infographic résumé sites, vizualize.me and re.vu , sprouted up that use your LinkedIn data to show your career stats. Just create an account, connect it to LinkedIn, and you get some graphs that show when and where you worked. It's a visual form of your LinkedIn profile with a goal to replace the "old" and "boring" résumé that uses just text. Is this the best way to go though, if you're applying for a job? Other than commissioning a couple of freelancers based on their portfolios and recommendations, I haven't had any experience hiring people, but I imagine being turned off by such an infographic résumé if I were a HR person. The visual format is easy to scan, but because it it's not a traditional text layout, I'd have to figure out what I was looking at first.
We’re working on something new over here. We’re stuck on the design for a certain screen. Over many months we’ve probably been through a dozen concepts with dozens of minor tweaks to those concepts.
Carrier IQ has recently found itself swimming in controversy. The analytics company and its eponymous software have come under fire from security researchers, privacy advocates and legal critics not only for the data it gathers, but also for its lack of transparency regarding the use of said information. Carrier IQ claims its software is installed on over 140 million devices with partners including Sprint, HTC and allegedly, Apple and Samsung. Nokia, RIM and Verizon Wireless have been alleged as partners, too, although each company denies such claims. Ostensibly, the software's meant to improve the customer experience, though in nearly every case, Carrier IQ users are unaware of the software's existence, as it runs hidden in the background and doesn't require authorized consent to function. From a permissions standpoint -- with respect to Android -- the software is capable of logging user keystrokes, recording telephone calls, storing text messages, tracking location and more.
Douglas Richard Hofstadter (born February 15, 1945) is an American professor of cognitive science whose research focuses on the sense of "I", [ 1 ] consciousness, analogy-making, artistic creation, literary translation, and discovery in mathematics and physics. He is best known for his book Gödel, Escher, Bach: an Eternal Golden Braid , first published in 1979. It won both the Pulitzer Prize for general non-fiction [ 2 ] [ 3 ] and a National Book Award (at that time called The American Book Award) for Science. [ 4 ] [ a ] His 2007 book I Am a Strange Loop won the Los Angeles Times Book Prize for Science and Technology. [ 5 ]
Andy Rooney is 92-years-old. Like many people his age, he's never heard of Lady Gaga, Usher or Justin Bieber. For some reason, this confuses and alarms him. "How come I've never heard of any of the musical groups that millions of other Americans apparently are listening to?" he asks. Then he complains that kids don't listen to Ella Fitzgerald anymore.
Schematic illustration of Earth's magnetic field. Credit/Copyright: Peter Reid Scientists understand that Earth's magnetic field has flipped its polarity many times over the millennia. In other words, if you were alive about 800,000 years ago, and facing what we call north with a magnetic compass in your hand, the needle would point to 'south.' This is because a magnetic compass is calibrated based on Earth's poles. The N-S markings of a compass would be 180 degrees wrong if the polarity of today's magnetic field were reversed.