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Richie Hawtin Goes Beyond EDM with New CNTRL Tour | SPIN | Control Voltage Richie Hawtin is no stranger to the North American electronic music scene. Growing up in Windsor, Ontario, just across the border from Detroit, Hawtin and his Plus 8 crew threw some of the Midwest's most legendary parties in the early 1990s. As Plastikman, Hawtin played raves from coast to coast, sharing bills with the likes of Moby and the Prodigy. Now he aims to crack North America once again. I spoke with Hawtin last week as he was wrapping up his summer season in Ibiza — incidentally, Deadmau5 pretty much hit the nail on the head when he goofed on Hawtin's charmed life — to find out why he's hitting the road, and what he thinks lies "beyond EDM." How's Ibiza treating you? That's been your home base for the whole summer? How have the Enter parties been? People were really worried coming into this season, because they say this is the first year the economic crisis has really made its way onto Ibiza. In Ibiza, how much correlation do you see to what's happening in the United States?

The entropy force: a new direction for gravity - physics-math - Editorial: A gravity story to take us out of Newton's orchard WHAT exactly is gravity? Everybody experiences it, but pinning down why the universe has gravity in the first place has proved difficult. Although gravity has been successfully described with laws devised by Isaac Newton and later Albert Einstein, we still don't know how the fundamental properties of the universe combine to create the phenomenon. Now one theoretical physicist is proposing a radical new way to look at gravity.

Spymaster Orcasub: The $2 million made-to-order private submarine shown as mock-up at Harrods It wasn't just £20k bling headphones to be found at the Harrods Technology 2.0 showcase, as Spymaster - best known for its security devices - had something altogether cooler and far pricier on show: a mock-up of a $2-million private submarine. Yes, you read that right. While many might describe this mini marvel as an overpriced toy, who wouldn't want to go exploring the underwater depths by themselves? It's all very James Bond... or is that more James Cameron? The 22ft-long, 4-tonne Orcasub is built to Lloyd's Register standards and the base model can descend to 1,000ft without a hitch. The battery-powered Orcasub comes with 80 hours of life support in each of its two 360-degree open-view pods, has multi-beam collision-avoidance sonar so you know what's going on around you, a digital long-range underwater communication system to keep in contact with the world above and a 60,000 lumen Nuytco NewtSun ultra-LED lighting system to light up the surrounding water.

If I was trying to heat a room using a dozen candles, would it be better to group them all together in the center of the room, or evenly throughout the room? : askscience {sciences²} Cnrs_prcaires_pancarte Première victoire sur le front de l’emploi scientifique: Valérie Pécresse vient d’annoncer le rétablissement de 130 postes de chercheurs pour les organismes de recherche. Le Cnrs en récupère 90. Ces postes seront pourvus sur listes complémentaires dès les concours 2009. Ce matin la ministre de l’enseignement supérieur et de la recherche recevait Yves LASZLO, Bruno CHAUDRET et Yves Langevin (lire en fin de note leur communiqué). Présentés comme de simples directeurs de laboratoires, alors qu’en réalité ils étaient là comme animateur de la protestation émise par des centaines de leurs homologues du Cnrs qui menacent de démissionner de leurs fonctions si le gouvernement ne les écoute pas. C’est à cette occasion que Valérie Pécresse a enfin concrétisé une formule floue qu’elle répète depuis plusieurs jours : la création des chaires mixtes entre université et organisme de recherche ne doit pas se traduire par une gesion «restrictive des emplois».

What Is Elon Musk's Hyperloop Star Citizen by Cloud Imperium Games Corporation Here’s the deal. We’re doing crowdfunding on Kickstarter and on our own website (over here) The great news is that we’ve already raised enough money to ensure this project will happen! The money raised on our site and here on Kicktstarter are combined to determine which of the main stretch goals we’ve met, but Kickstarter has its own unique set of stretch goals! Check out the newest updates here! Here’s how to customize your reward tier even more. For a more detailed explanation please go here: Detailed Add-On Instructions Add the following prices on to your pledge using the Manage Pledge button at the top of the Star Citizen Kickstarter site. Please note that all digital add-ons require the base pledge to be $30 or higher. NEW - FINAL DAY ADD-ONs Please note that shipping is required for tiers below $125 in the US. When the Kickstarter campaign concludes you will receive a survey that will allow you to select how you would like the add-on money assigned. We say they're wrong.

{sciences²} Valerie_pecresse_mutualit Valérie Pécresse et Jean Fabbri se sont affrontés, vendredi, dans les locaux de Libération. Libération publie aujourd’hui de larges extraits de ce débat entre la ministre de l’enseignement supérieur et le secrétaire général du Snesup-FSU sur deux pages (en vente dans tous les kiosques). Le site web de Libération en donne l’intégralité en version vidéo. Jean_fabbri relus par les débatteurs - de deux sujets de ce débat : le statut des universitaires et la politique de la recherche. Paul Quinio : madame Pécresse, pourquoi fallait-il réformer le statut des universitaires ? Valérie Pécresse : Parce que ce statut était rigide et totalement inadapté au fonctionnement d'une université moderne. Paul Quinio : monsieur Fabbri, les universitaires n'étaient pas évalués ? Sylvestre Huet : qui a raison ? Sylvestre Huet : Jean Fabbri, finalement, vous avez gagné ou pas sur le statut ? Paul Quinio : Jean Fabbri, êtes vous pour ou contre l'autonomie des universités ?

Thought-guided helicopter takes off Researchers have harnessed the power of thought to guide a remote-control helicopter through an obstacle course. The demonstration joins a growing number of attempts to translate the electrical patterns of thoughts into motions in the virtual and real world. Applications range from assisting those with neurodegenerative disorders to novel modes of video game play. The research in the Journal of Neural Engineering uses a non-invasive "cap" to capture brain electrical activity. It is not the "mind-reading" of fiction. Those thoughts, such as that of making a fist with the left hand, are then correlated with motions of the helicopter - in this case to the left. The electroencephalograph remains a chaotic and largely indecipherable mess of electrical signals, but those related to motion - or the mere thought of it - have proven to be comparatively strong and repeatable. Even technology firms see potential in the idea; Samsung is reportedly working on a "mind-control" tablet device.

My husband's sex change | Society 'I'm thinking constantly about my gender." That's what my husband said one June night, seconds after making love. As post-coital murmurs go, this one was a knockout. "I can't stop thinking about it," he said. I don't remember how I responded. "I just want to talk," he assured me. Tom and I met and fell in love at college. Tom told me a few years later, early in our marriage, that he was struggling with these feelings again. Given the strength of my reaction, it may sound strange that I thought I could continue in the relationship – in hindsight, it does to me – but Tom had put aside these feelings. Over the years that followed, there were moments when Tom seemed distant and preoccupied, but for the most part we were in harmony. 'Oh, look," I said to Tom one day. "I have no interest in that," Tom snapped. I laughed. Yet Tom was interested in my relationships with other women. Tom mentioned that he wanted to find a therapist, possibly a group of people struggling with similar feelings.