The University of Michigan’s Center for Objective Microelectronics and Biomimetic Advanced Technology (COM-BAT) is working on building a robot bat that would perform long-range reconnaissance for the U.S. Army, but U.Mich is currently struggling with miniaturizing components in order to make the bat small enough to be stealthy.
He may be retired and out of office, but his words still carry considerable heft — especially when it comes to quieting things down. “We will never have a perfect model of risk,” veteran market guru Alan Greenspan wrote in Monday’s edition of the Financial Times. There have always been periods of euphoria and periods of fear on the markets, and “asset price bubbles build and burst today as they have since the early 18th century, when modern competitive markets evolved.”
Six 6 botnets are responsible for 85 percent of the world’s spam.
The spam experts at Marshal go into great detail about how these six operations are hijacking computers around the world and using them to clog the Internet pipes with more garbage emails than anyone can ever imagine.
How many people will inhabit the planet before population growth finally levels off? The figure most commonly used is 9 billion by 2050, up from 6.7 billion today — an extraordinary number, considering that there were only 1 billion humans in 1830. (Right now there are a billion people just between the ages of 10 and 19.) But there’s a growing debate about this projection and what it means.
Peter Kelly reponded to the post about rattlesnake vodka with this photograph he took in Vietnam. The caption reads:
A few seconds after the train passes by. After it passes through, check out how quickly everyone sets up for business.
Dubai is located on the northern tip of the United Arab Emerites on the Persian Gulf. It has been ruled by the Al Maktoum Dynasty since 1833 and has existed in its modern state since 1971. the current ruler is Mohammed bin Rashid al Maktoum, who is also the prime minister and vice president of the United Arab Emirates.
The rather small city has a population of 1.6 million people and a $37 billion USD economy based largely on trade, manufacturing and financial services. contrary to popular belief petrol and natural gas only make up a small percentage of revenues. The city has gained world-wide attention in the past few years because of its booming economy and ambitious architectural projects. Here are 18 proposed projects destined to change the face of global architecture.
The U.S. economy lost the title of “world’s biggest” to the euro zone this week as the value of the dollar slumped in currency markets.
Paying taxes is, for most people, both unavoidable and irksome. But how much hard-earned pay is taken by governments varies considerably across the world. Among the rich countries of the OECD, Germans shell out the most, with a worker earning an average income giving 43% of their gross pay to the state, with nearly half of that going towards social security.
Brother and sister, and lovers with four children.
Patrick and Susan from Leipzig.
Must consensual sex between close relatives be punished? Germany’s highest court is about to rule whether incest will continue to result in a jail term. It is referring to the case of a brother and sister who have already had four children together.
Left: All the water in the world (1.4087 billion cubic kilometres of it) including sea water, ice, lakes, rivers, ground water, clouds, etc.
Right: All the air in the atmosphere (5140 trillion tonnes of it) gathered into a ball at sea-level density. Shown on the same scale as the Earth.