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Krulwich Wonders...

Krulwich Wonders...
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Pink Tentacle Berkeley Explains Exactly Why It Chose Google Over Microsoft Wikimedia Commons and Google The University of California at Berkeley just decided to move off its old email system. It chose Gmail over Microsoft's Office 365. Usually, the decision-making process that goes into such a choice is shrouded in secrecy. But Berkeley decided to be transparent, and published a matrix explaining the pros and cons of both solutions. In basic terms, Cal decided it could get Google Apps up and running faster and for less money. Particularly interesting: to move to Office 365, the university would have had to do a double migration -- first to an on-premise version of Exchange, then to the online version in Office 365. Here's where Google had the biggest advantages. Cheaper support during the migration. The solutions were pretty close in other areas, like delegated administration (neither was great, but Google was slightly better), user familiarity (it depends on what product people are using today), and mobile support.

Meeting God You were on your way home when you died. It was a car accident. Nothing particularly remarkable, but fatal nonetheless. You left behind a wife and two children. It was a painless death. The EMTs tried their best to save you, but to no avail. And that's when you met me. "What... what happened?" "You died," I said, matter-of-factly. "There was a... a truck and it was skidding..." "Yup." "I... "Yup. You looked around. "More or less," I said. "Are you god?" "Yup." "My kids... my wife," you said. "What about them?" "Will they be alright?" "That's what I like to see," I said. You looked at me with fascination. "Don't worry," I said. "Oh," you said. "Neither," I said. "Ah," you said. "All the religions are right in their own way," I said. You followed along as we strolled in the void. "Nowhere in particular," I said. "So what's the point, then?" "Not so!" I stopped walking and took you by the shoulders. "How many times have I been reincarnated then?" "Oh, lots. "Wait, what?" "Where you come from?"

Open Culture The 48 Laws of Power Background[edit] Greene initially formulated some of the ideas in The 48 Laws of Power while working as a writer in Hollywood and concluding that today's power elite shared similar traits with powerful figures throughout history.[5] In 1995, Greene worked as a writer at Fabrica, an art and media school, and met a book packager named Joost Elffers.[4][8] Greene pitched a book about power to Elffers and six months later, Elffers requested that Greene write a treatment.[4] Although Greene was unhappy in his current job, he was comfortable and saw the time needed to write a proper book proposal as too risky.[10] However, at the time Greene was rereading his favorite biography about Julius Caesar and took inspiration from Caesar's decision to cross the Rubicon River and fight Pompey, thus inciting the Great Roman Civil War.[10] Greene would follow Caesar's example and write the treatment, which later became The 48 Laws of Power.[10] He would note this as the turning point of his life.[10]

Virópolis: un juego inteligente Varios virólogos de la Sociedad Española de Virología (SEV) y profesores de la Universidad Complutense de Madrid han desarrollado un juego de ordenador de estructura similar al Monopoly, para disfrutar aprendiendo o refrescando los conocimientos sobre lo que son los virus y las enfermedades que producen, su tratamiento, diagnóstico y prevención, sin olvidar que los virus también pueden ser manipulados para estudiar diferentes fenómenos biológicos, o ser utilizados como vacunas. El juego tiene una estructura similar al Monopoly y hay que responder correctamente para comprar casillas que permitan edificar hospitales, laboratorios, empresas farmacéuticas y organizaciones de control y prevención de enfermedades víricas humanas, animales y de plantas. En definitiva, se trata de proteger una Comunidad (Virópolis) de las infecciones virales. La variedad de actividades, el alto número de preguntas y la estructura de competición hacen el juego muy atractivo para los estudiantes. UNEDtv

Laughing Squid "Time Crystals" Could Be a Legitimate Form of Perpetual Motion The phrases "perpetual-motion machine"—a concept derided by scientists since the mid-19th century—and "physics Nobel laureate Frank Wilczek" wouldn't seem to belong in the same sentence. But if Wilczek's latest ideas on symmetry and the nature of time are correct, they would suggest the existence of a bona fide perpetual-motion machine— albeit one from which energy could never be extracted. He proposes that matter could form a "time crystal," whose structure would repeat periodically, as with an ordinary crystal, but in time rather than in space. Such a crystal would represent a previously unknown state of matter and might have arisen as the very early universe cooled, losing its primordial symmetries. Wilczek describes his work in this article and in this one coauthored by Alfred Shapere of the University of Kentucky, that he posted on the physics preprint server,, on February 12. He and Shapere showed that a material could have zero total energy yet still be in motion.

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Second Wind: Air-Breathing Lithium Batteries Promise Recharge-Free Long-Range Driving--If the Bugs Can Be Worked Out Researchers predict a new type of lithium battery under development could give an electric car enough juice to travel a whopping 800 kilometers before it needs to be plugged in again—about 10 times the energy that today's lithium ion batteries supply. It is a tantalizing prospect—a lighter, longer-lasting, air-breathing power source for the next generation of vehicles—if only someone could build a working model. Several roadblocks stand between these lithium–air batteries and the open road, however, primarily in finding electrodes and electrolytes that are stable enough for rechargeable battery chemistry. IBM plans to take lithium–air batteries out of neutral by building a working prototype by the end of next year. Most fully charged lithium ion car batteries today will take an electric vehicle only 160 kilometers before petering out. (Nissan says its all-electric Leaf has a range of about 175 kilometers.) That is where IBM's new partners come in.