If the Moon Were Only 1 Pixel - A tediously accurate map of the solar system Mercury Venus Earth You Are Here Moon Mars Italian Man Missing Since Glastonbury 2011 Found Wandering The English Countryside - Wunderground An Italian man was last night reunited with his family after over two years wandering the English countryside. Fabio Ballcereti, 21, was reported missing in July 2011. He was last seen attending a Nick Warren set at Glastonbury‘s Glade stage. It is believed that Ballcerti, an English student, living in London, was separated from his friends after accidentally eating nearly fifty grams of Hawaiian mushrooms. “One minute he was there and the next he was gone,” explained Anna Gonzales, a close friend of Mr.
C Data Activity More and more Web applications provide a means of accessing data. From simple visualizations to sophisticated interactive tools, there is a growing reliance on the availability of data which can be “big” or “small”, of diverse origin, and in different formats; it is usually published without prior coordination with other publishers — let alone with precise modeling or common vocabularies. The Data Activity recognizes and works to overcome this diversity to facilitate potentially Web-scale data integration and processing. It does this by providing standard data exchange formats, models, tools, and guidance.
Plants use 'unusual' microbial-like pathway to make essential amino acid January 8, 2014 WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. - Purdue University researchers have discovered a microbial-like pathway in plants that produces phenylalanine, an amino acid that is a vital component of proteins in all living organisms. Plants mainly synthesize phenylalanine through a chain of chemical reactions that converts the organic acid arogenate to phenylalanine. But Purdue researchers demonstrated that plants also use an alternative pathway found in most microorganisms to make phenylalanine from phenylpyruvate. "Now that we have genetic evidence that this pathway exists in plants, this opens up many exciting possibilities for metabolic engineering," said Natalia Dudareva, distinguished professor of biochemistry. "This alternative pathway provides a whole new avenue to synthesize phenylalanine."
Defending the Open Internet Photo The future of the Internet — which means the future of communications, culture, free speech and innovation — is up for grabs. The Federal Communications Commission is making decisions that may determine how open the Internet will be, who will profit most from it and whether start-ups will face new barriers that will make it harder for ideas to flourish. 13 Accidental Inventions That Changed the World Necessity isn't always the mother of invention. Lots of the things we rely on to cure our diseases, cook our meals, and sweeten our days weren't deliberately designed. Instead, they were a happy accident.
Python eats drunk man in India The simple lesson to be learned here: don’t get drunk on the streets in India. When you drink hard, you might find yourself waking up in very strange places. However in some countries it’s quite risky to drink till you drop.
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Archives of American Art Releases Report on American Art History and Digital Scholarship - News Released: 2/5/14 Lauren Tilton, co-director of Photogrammar, emphasizes the potent combination of documentary photography, mapping tools, and metadata during her presentation. Photo: Mary Savig, November 15, 2013 The Archives of American Art is pleased to present Diane Zorich’s American Art History & Digital Scholarship New Avenues for Exploration: A Report on the Symposium and Workshop organized by the Archives of American Art and Funded by the Terra Foundation for American Art. In the report [PDF], Zorich summarizes eleven presentations on subjects ranging from scholarly research, curatorial practice, academic publishing, and college teaching. These Are All The Foods You Can Get Delivered By Drones Food delivery is one of the great joys of modern society. You can order whatever kind of food you want and have it delivered to your doorstep to enjoy in the comfort of your own home, without ever having to lift a finger -- after the finger you lifted to select your Seamless order. Delivery has become so commonplace, especially if you live somewhere like New York City, that it's not even that exciting anymore. Don't get us wrong: delivery's awesome and all, but it's also somewhat lackluster. (Dare we say it's sometimes even depressing?)
The sealed bottle garden still thriving after 40 years without fresh air or water David Latimer first planted his bottle garden in 1960 and last watered it in 1972 before tightly sealing it shut 'as an experiment'The hardy spiderworts plant inside has grown to fill the 10-gallon container by surviving entirely on recycled air, nutrients and waterGardeners' Question Time expert says it is 'a great example just how pioneering plants can be' By David Wilkes Published: 10:45 GMT, 24 January 2013 | Updated: 09:41 GMT, 25 January 2013 To look at this flourishing mass of plant life you’d think David Latimer was a green-fingered genius. Truth be told, however, his bottle garden – now almost in its 53rd year – hasn’t taken up much of his time.
Pourquoi l'« open source » passe à coté du problème que soulève le logiciel libre by Richard Stallman When we call software “free,” we mean that it respects the users' essential freedoms: the freedom to run it, to study and change it, and to redistribute copies with or without changes. This is a matter of freedom, not price, so think of “free speech,” not “free beer.” These freedoms are vitally important. They are essential, not just for the individual users' sake, but for society as a whole because they promote social solidarity—that is, sharing and cooperation. They become even more important as our culture and life activities are increasingly digitized.