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2014-10-25 08:05:08

Google senior VP Alan Eustace has shattered Felix Baumgartner's skydiving record, jumping from over 130,000 feet and topping speeds of over 800 mph in a 4 1/2 minute freefall, various media outlets reported on Friday.

Douglas Engelbart, The Man Behind The Mouse, Dies
2013-07-04 07:15:30

Dr. Douglas Engelbart, the man who invented the computer mouse and reportedly developed early incarnations of email and word processing software, died Wednesday in his Atherton, California home at the age of 88.

Computer Model Maps Organism's Entire Lifespan Completed
2012-07-22 08:08:31

In what is being called "a breakthrough effort for computational biology," researchers from a pair of US universities have successfully completed a software model of an organism's entire lifespan.

Image 1 - Researchers Create Working Single-Atom Transistor
2012-02-20 05:35:23

A team of Australian and American researchers announced on Sunday that they had created a working transistor from a single phosphorus atom embedded precisely in a silicon crystal.

2008-08-13 21:00:14

By JOHN MARKOFF By John Markoff The New York Times Weeks before bombs started falling on Georgia, a security researcher in suburban Massachusetts was watching an attack against the country in cyberspace.


Word of the Day
zill
  • One of a pair of round metal cymbals attached to the fingers and struck together for rhythm and percussion in belly dancing.
The word 'zill' comes from a Turkish word meaning "cymbals".
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