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It was back in 2006 when TED started to offer their talks online. Five years latter the number of talks has grown from 6 to nearly 1000 videos, and 500 million views. Excellent content, highly recommendable!

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If you still have doubts check out this Myth Busters page.



It’s so perfect it can’t be real :-)



That’s what happens when a graphic designer and a fluids dynamics researcher get together.

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Charles Schulz’s Peanuts comics often conceal the existential despair of their world with a closing joke at the characters’ expense. With the last panel omitted, despair pervades all.“  3eanuts.

World’s Total CPU Power: One Human Brain | Wired Science | Wired.com.

Our total storage capacity is the same as an adult human’s DNA. And there are several billion humans on the planet.

To put our findings in perspective, the 6.4*1018 instructions per second that human kind can carry out on its general-purpose computers in 2007 are in the same ballpark area as the maximum number of nerve impulses executed by one human brain per second.

The above may be true, but computers, as opposed to humans, are always increasing their capacity and computational power. Furthermore it is easier to make a computer than a human being. It does make you think how things will be in … years (fill in the blank).

Satellite Photos – Japan Before and After Tsunami – Interactive Feature – NYTimes.com. Trully Impressive. Huge devastation. We should not take things for granted…

Google Crisis Response – Join Google and give a hand (and some money too) to Japanese Red Cross.

This is a good time to learn a little bit more about tsunamis. Try the National Geographic page on Tsunamis, or the Wikipedia.

 

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