Monthly Archives: October 2010

Why complex life probably evolved only once

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It would be unfortunate if the universe is teaming with bacteria and Earth has the only complex life.
The universe may be teeming with simple cells like bacteria, but more complex life is probably very rare. Whenever simple cells st… Continue reading

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Deterministic Parallel Java Brings Safety and Modularity to Parallel Programming

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This looks like really exciting research. It is exactly the sort of thing the world of HPC needs.
The first release of Deterministic Parallel Java, developed by researchers at UPCRC Illinois, guarantees deterministic semantics witho… Continue reading

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Google Secretly Tests Autonomous Cars In Traffic

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If this is true, society is about to undergo a major major change.
Hugh Pickens writes “Autonomous cars are years from mass production, but technologists who have long dreamed of them believe that they can transform society as profo… Continue reading

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Me as an Early Human

This is what I would look like as an early human–according to an exhibit at the Smithsonian.

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Paleontologists Unearth Giant Fossilized Penguin

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This would be a nice opening for an Indiana Jones/Bloom County mashup.
Ponca City, We Love You writes “The BBC reports that scientists have discovered the 36-million-year-old fossil of a penguin nearly five feet tall and almost twic… Continue reading

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