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One question, one wildly off-tangent hypothesis. Question: given how we can't seem to find dark matter, let alone dark energy, is there any theory that suggests that neither exists *within* our universe, but are instead somehow manifestations of the multiverse? i.e., perhaps "shadows" of something we can't ever see directly?
A conch shell trumpet, or pututu, from Chavin de Huantar is outfitted with a microphone. (Photo by Jyri Huopaniemi) A thousand years before the birth of Christ, in an Andean valley in Peru, a priest may have handed a subject a ceremonial bowlful of the juice of the San Pedro cactus.
A guide to the literary, artistic, and political tropes alluded to in Ridley Scott's sci-fi blockbuster Fox Ridley Scott's long-anticipated Prometheus took in $50 million at the weekend box office, and with its heady mixture of sci-fi spectacle and metaphysical speculation is already generating passionate debate.
When Tim Berners-Lee arrived at CERN, Geneva's celebrated European Particle Physics Laboratory in 1980, he'd been hired to help replace the control systems for several of the lab's particle accelerators. Almost immediately, the inventor of the modern Web page noticed a problem: thousands of people were coming and going from the famous research institute, many of them temporary hires. "The big challenge for contract programmers was to try to understand the systems, both human and computer, that ran this fantastic playground," he later wrote.
Subway systems are marvels of engineering and design, even more so for the ones (like London’s or New York’s) that were built in the early 20th century.
John B. Calhoun relaxing in Universe 25
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It’s been said that I’ve called Google Plus “one of the subtlest and most user-friendly ontology development systems we’ve ever seen.”
A retired 75-year-old woman has single-handedly managed to cut off the Internet connection of two countries. She was digging around for scrap metal when she happened upon something far more valuable: Armenia and Georgia’s connection to the Internet. The interior ministry in Tbilisi said the woman hacked into a fibre-optic cable which runs through Georgia to Armenia, causing thousands of Internet users in both countries to lose connection for a few hours on March 28.
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Jillian Maldonado is a 29-year-old student at the Mid-Manhattan Adult Learning Center and an Avon sales representative who earns $300 a week. On most nights, she takes the D train from her classes in Manhattan back to her third-floor apartment in the South Bronx.
Paul Marks senior technology correspondent An 83-year-old Belgian woman is able to chew, speak and breathe normally again after a machine printed her a new jawbone.
Many recent articles, reports, and presentations in the library profession have identified major environmental, technological, and philosophical changes that are requiring us to completely rethink how libraries perform bibliographic control. 1 Even the term bibliographic control is an anachronism: Bibliographic : This term has a lot to do with published literature – mainly book literature but to some extent also journal–, but not much at all to do with many of the forms of communication now being used on the Internet.
As the 2011 holiday shopping season geared up, the country’s leading mobile wireless carrier, Verizon, announced a special deal. For a limited time only, customers could get the popular HTC Droid Incredible 2 smartphone for free, if they signed up for a two-year data plan.