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The technology behind Google's great results As a Google user, you're familiar with the speed and accuracy of a Google search. How exactly does Google manage to find the right results for every query as quickly as it does? The heart of Google's search technology is PigeonRank™, a system for ranking web pages developed by Google founders Larry Page and Sergey Brin at Stanford University. Building upon the breakthrough work of B. Why Google's patented PigeonRank™ works so well PigeonRank's success relies primarily on the superior trainability of the domestic pigeon (Columba livia) and its unique capacity to recognize objects regardless of spatial orientation. By collecting flocks of pigeons in dense clusters, Google is able to process search queries at speeds superior to traditional search engines, which typically rely on birds of prey, brooding hens or slow-moving waterfowl to do their relevance rankings. Integrity Data PigeonRank Frequently Asked Questions How was PigeonRank developed? Related:  Spoof WebsitesEvaluating Sources & Website Credibility

The Ova Prima Foundation Jobs Google is interviewing candidates for engineering positions at our lunar hosting and research center, opening late in the spring of 2007. This unique opportunity is available only to highly-qualified individuals who are willing to relocate for an extended period of time, are in top physical condition and are capable of surviving with limited access to such modern conveniences as soy low-fat lattes, The Sopranos and a steady supply of oxygen. The Google Copernicus Hosting Environment and Experiment in Search Engineering (G.C.H.E.E.S.E.) is a fully integrated research, development and technology facility at which Google will be conducting experiments in entropized information filtering, high-density high-delivery hosting (HiDeHiDeHo) and de-oxygenated cubicle dwelling. This center will provide a unique platform from which Google will leapfrog current terrestrial-based technologies and bring information access to new heights of utility. A brave new frontier in search science.

The Anatomy of a Search Engine Sergey Brin and Lawrence Page {sergey, page} Computer Science Department, Stanford University, Stanford, CA 94305 Abstract In this paper, we present Google, a prototype of a large-scale search engine which makes heavy use of the structure present in hypertext. 1. (Note: There are two versions of this paper -- a longer full version and a shorter printed version. 1.1 Web Search Engines -- Scaling Up: 1994 - 2000 Search engine technology has had to scale dramatically to keep up with the growth of the web. 1.2. Creating a search engine which scales even to today's web presents many challenges. These tasks are becoming increasingly difficult as the Web grows. 1.3 Design Goals 1.3.1 Improved Search Quality Our main goal is to improve the quality of web search engines. 1.3.2 Academic Search Engine Research Aside from tremendous growth, the Web has also become increasingly commercial over time. 2. 2.1 PageRank: Bringing Order to the Web 2.1.1 Description of PageRank Calculation Vitae

PROJECT GUTENBERG Bottom of the Fourth: Target Field Collapses Due to Resonant Frequency of The Wave MINNEAPOLIS (Bottom of the Fourth) - It has not been a good year for Minnesota's stadium engineers. First, the Metrodome's roof collapsed because of a large snow build-up, reportedly because engineers had "failed to account for the fact that sometimes there is snow in winter". Now, just a few months later, the Minnesota Twins' less-than-two-year-old stadium Target Field has also collapsed, much more devastatingly. Scientists say the collapse was a result of The Wave, which had been started by drunk frat boys (as is generally the case) in the 7th inning. (For reference, the average period of The Wave at the Metrodome was about 48 seconds, as documented here.) As it happens, 1:26 is also the period of resonance of Target Field. Target Field lead engineer David Ruggiero was distraught, and dumbfounded. Ruggiero's team is now working to figure out how a Wave could be so slow.

able Research Feline Reactions to Bearded Men by Catherine Maloney, Fairfield University, Fairfield, Connecticut, Sarah J. Lichtblau, University of Illinois, Champaign, Illinois Nadya Karpook, University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida Carolyn Chou, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Anthony Arena-DeRosa, Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts A feline subject reacts to a photograph of a man with a full dark semicircular beard. Abstract Cats were exposed to photographs of bearded men. Findings of Prior Investigators Boone (1958) found inconclusive results in studying feline reactions to clean-shaven men. Norquist (1988) performed a series of experiments in which cats were exposed to photographs of Robert Bork[1] (not pictured here), a man whose beard is confined largely to the underside of the jaw. Materials Five photographs were used in the study. The test subjects were female cats, all between the ages of four and six. 214 cats participated in the study. Methods Results Notes

Here are 5 ways to improve your site's rank in Google In April, Americans conducted a staggering 15.5 billion Web searches. Studies show that the first result receives about 40% of clicks. These days, simply creating a great website won't attract more customers to your business. Your site must also rank well in search results. Getting this to happen is called search engine optimization. To rank well on Google and other search sites, you have to optimize your site. There's a lot to SEO, and it requires patience; it can take months to see results. Choose keywords carefully Your keyword phrase is the search term that leads visitors to your site. Check the popularity of keywords with a tool like Google Adwords' Keyword Estimator. Use meta tags Meta tags provide information about a Web page. Some people erroneously believe that meta keywords and meta descriptions are terribly important. Focus on content Content is king. Of course, you also need to use your keyword phrase within your content. Pay attention to links Hire an expert carefully

Science/Nature | Virgin Galactic: The logical next step The news that Sir Richard Branson has signed a deal to take paying passengers into space suggests the Ansari X-Prize has achieved its goal of bringing space tourism closer to the masses. One of the aims behind the $10m (£5.7m) challenge was to galvanise enthusiasm for private manned spaceflight, thereby bringing "out of this world" tourism within reach of ordinary people. In the past, space travel has been open only to the privileged few; either government-back astronauts or millionaires with enough spare cash to book a flight on a Russian Soyuz rocket to the International Space Station. If and when the Virgin venture - dubbed Virgin Galactic - begins offering its first spaceflights, the tickets will still be expensive. But Sir Richard says prices will eventually come down to a level where "masses of people" will get to enjoy the space experience. Five Virgin Galactic SpaceShips are to be built. "[The Ansari X-Prize] has succeeded in doing what it set out to do. Short but sweet Major step

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