Thursday, February 24, 2011

Mixed news

''This video illustrates how several simple sorting algorithms operate, using people as the objects to be sorted. Produced by the Algorithmic Thinking class as part of Knight School 2009 at Menlo School.'' [source]
''Print from your phone with Gmail for mobile and Google Cloud Print'' [source]
''Your computer is full of garbage. No, not the hundreds of downloads cluttering up your hard drive that you keep meaning to delete, but the wasted by-products of everyday computation. The logic gates within your computer's processor constantly input and output information, but not every output ends up being useful. The energy used to generate these "garbage outputs" is lost and dissipates as heat. So why not recycle it?'' [source]
''Acer debuts education-minded Aspire One E100 with Android and Windows'' [source]
''Studio Ghibli news'' [source]
''The new proposal defines the kilogram in terms of the Planck constant h**, an important constant in quantum physics, which is expressed in units containing the kilogram. Efforts at NIST such as the watt balance experiment and determinations of the mass of one mole of silicon atoms offer new ways of determining an accurate value of h, thereby contributing to a more reliable definition of the kilogram.'' [source]
''Is there a way to halt memory loss or even reverse it? If so, could we also manipulate our brain to forget unpleasant memories?'' [source]
''Poll: Price, Not Honeycomb, Is the Key to Android Tablet Success'' [source]
''Man controls robotic arm with his mind'' [video]

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