Stephen Hawking: Robots aren’t just taking our jobs, they’re making society more unequal — Quartz Goldman Sachs’ biggest office outside its New York City headquarters isn’t in the financial capitals of London or Hong Kong—it is in the sprawling south Indian city of Bangalore, now officially called Bengaluru. At the “Embassy Golf Links Business Park,” a neatly laid out campus with palm trees and fountains, nearly 6,000 Goldman Sachs employees do support and service work for the bank’s global operations, taking care of everything from banker payroll and IT to preliminary research for its analyst reports. Goldman has grown sharply in India under Gary Cohn, the bank’s president who is reportedly being considered for a position in the Treasury, Federal Reserve, or Office of Management and Budget under new US president Donald Trump.
COSMOS Supercomputer - Home COSMOS IX arrives! On the 4th of July 2012 the brand new Altix UV2000 system from SGI arrived at DAMTP. The system, which is the largest shared-memory computer in Europe and the first SMP system in the world to be boosted by the Intel Xeon Phi co-processors later in the year, will be used to support research in cosmology, astrophysics and particle physics within the DiRAC distributed HPC Facility, funded by STFC and DBIS UK. COSMOS Mk IX features 1856 Intel Xeon E5 processor cores (SandyBridge-EP) with 14.5TB of globally shared memory.
Ototo: Make Music from Anything by Dentaku We've been overwhelmed by the response from you on Kickstarter THANK YOU! We're super excited to get Ototo into the world and to see all the things that you will make. If you've missed the campaign or you have backed and would like to order more Ototo boards or sensors, we'll be setting up an order system on our website. Ototo has got everything you need to make sound interactive: it’s a synthesiser, it’s got 12 onboard touch sensitive inputs and a range of different sensors which can be connected to 4 sensor inputs. You can make sounds straight out of the box by touching the keys to trigger notes. By connecting conductive materials or objects to the keys on Ototo you can make them react to touch; turning anything you can imagine into an instrument.
World's Best Stargazing Sites Today most city skies are free of stars. About 80 percent of North Americans live under light-polluted skies, not dark enough to see the Milky Way. But a growing number of preserved dark sky places and an emerging astrotourism industry are helping to reclaim the starry nights. High, dry, dark, and accessible sites are ideal. Anne’s Astronomy News November 30, 2012 SNR 0509-67.5, a supernova remnant in the LMC Image Credit: X-ray: NASA/CXC/SAO/J.Hughes et al, Optical: NASA/ESA/Hubble Heritage Team (STScI/AURA) SNR 0509-67.5 (SNR 0509 for short) is the remnant of a supernova explosion in the Large Magellanic Cloud, located some 160,000 light-years away in the constellation of Dorado. It is about 23 light-years across and expanding at more than 5,000 kilometers a second, or more than 18 million kilometers an hour. This bubble is the visible remnant of a Type 1a supernova that occurred about 400 years ago in Earth’s time frame (what means that the light from the explosion reached us about 400 years ago), which was unusually bright and energetic.
Robotics Synonyms, Robotics Antonyms Relevance Relevance ranks synonyms and suggests the best matches based on how closely a synonym’s sense matches the sense you selected. Complexity Complexity sorts synonyms based on their difficulty. - Article of the Future Resulting from the Article of the Future project innovations, we are now able to announce the SciVerse ScienceDirect redesigned article page, with a new layout including a navigational pane and an optimized reading middle pane. The Article of the Future project- an ongoing initiative aiming to revolutionize the traditional format of the academic paper in regard to three key elements: presentation, content and context. Learn what we are doing and why by viewing the video below. Last year, we introduced you to the Article of the Future project along with prototypes in 7 scientific areas. To achieve this evolution of the traditional research article, a three-pane article view has been proposed, which separates navigation (left pane) and value-added enhancements (right pane) from the core article (middle pane).
The Theory - mobile Bio The Theory is the pseudonym for British writer / director team Tom Jenkins and Simon Sharp. Their goal is to find bold, beautiful and unique ways to tell stories. NAAP Astronomy Labs The Nebraska Astronomy Applet Project provides online laboratories targeting the undergraduate introductory astronomy audience. Each lab consists of background materials and one or more simulators that students use as they work through a student guide. Pretests and posttests can be used to gauge student learning. NAAP materials are designed to be flexible to accommodate a variety of needs.
Galleries - NASA Solar System Exploration National Aeronautics andSpace Administration Solar System Exploration beta Galleries ShareEmailPrint Featured Image Galleries Who is Responsible for Autonomous Weapons? - Future of Life Institute Consider the following wartime scenario: Hoping to spare the lives of soldiers, a country deploys an autonomous weapon to wipe out an enemy force. This robot has demonstrated military capabilities that far exceed even the best soldiers, but when it hits the ground, it gets confused. It can’t distinguish the civilians from the enemy soldiers and begins taking innocent lives. The military generals desperately try to stop the robot, but by the time they succeed it has already killed dozens.
Podcasts The podcast is presented by Gareth Mitchell, a lecturer on Imperial's Science Communication MSc course and the presenter of Click Radio on the BBC World Service, with help from the Communications and Public Affairs Division pod squad. If you have feedback that you’d like to share or ideas for future editions, we’d love to hear from you – please contact Kerry Noble on firstname.lastname@example.org or +44 (0)20 7594 8432, or tweet us @ImperialSpark. You can also find the podcasts on YouTube or on iTunes. A physicist plots an audacious space mission, a medical student invents an antibiotic, and two scientists get a taste of Westminster.
Artist Profile A native of Stuttgart, Germany, Michael began his career in the graphic arts as a typographer's apprentice. He came to the United States in 1984 and earned a BFA in Graphic Design from the Academy of Art in San Francisco. While honing his 3D and Photoshop skills as a user-interface designer in Silicon Valley, Michael developed his signature photorealistic imagery style. In early 2002 he became a part of the Lava Imaging Team (LIT) inside Apple Graphic Design in Cupertino, a pivotal relationship for his career as well as a period of propelled introspection.