Jon Michael Zimmerman

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Supercomputer Takes 40 Minutes To Create Super-Detailed Model Of 1 Second Of Brain Activity

The human brain won't be surpassed by computers any time soon.<p>Futurists have long talked about the day when computers become as powerful and versatile as the human brain. A recent simulation shows that day is not exactly imminent. In one of the most accurate simulations of the human brain to date, …

APOD: The Scale of the Universe - Interactive (2014 Jan 12) Flash Animation Credit & Copyright: Cary & Michael Huang http://apod.nasa.gov/apod/ap140112.html Explanation: What does the universe look like on small scales? On large scales? Humanity is discovering that the universe is a very different place on every proportion that has been explored. For example, so far as we know, every tiny proton is exactly the same, but every huge galaxy is different. On more familiar scales, a small glass table top to a human is a vast plane of strange smoothness to a dust mite -- possibly speckled with cell boulders. Not all scale lengths are well explored -- what happens to the smallest mist droplets you sneeze, for example, is a topic of active research -- and possibly useful to know to help stop the spread of disease. The above interactive flash animation, a modern version of the classic video Powers of Ten, is a new window to many of the known scales of our universe. By moving the scroll bar across the bottom, you can explore a diversity of sizes, while clicking on different items will bring up descriptive information. http://htwins.net/ Starship Asterisk* • APOD Discussion Page http://asterisk.apod.com/discuss_apod.php?date=140112 #APOD

Antarctic penguins forced up 100-foot ice walls, study shows

Emperor penguins are having to struggle up 100-foot walls of ice as warmer temperatures force them out of their traditional breeding grounds, a study has shown.<p>The gravity-defying march of the penguins was spotted by British Antarctic Survey (BAS) scientists in satellite images of four colonies.<p>The …

Augmented-reality contact lenses to be human-ready at CES

Anyone who has ever dreamed up a sci-fi future in which neon interfaces float in front of us and information exists not on screens, but projected onto our eyes, is likely watching the blossoming wearable technology market with great anticipation. With its iOptik system, wearables startup Innovega …

Augmented Reality

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Inside One Of The FAA's New Drone Test Sites

The FAA has chosen six states as test beds for integrating flying robots into U.S. airspace. Popular Science visited one site in North Dakota to get a look at the future of domestic drones.<p>Earlier this week, flying barely under the wire of its 2013 deadline, the Federal Aviation Administration …

The iPhone has reportedly been fully hacked by the NSA since 2008 (Update: Apple denies working with NSA)

As 2013 edges to a close, reports of the NSA’s widespread surveillance capabilities have reached new heights of absurdity.<p>A report from Der Spiegel over the weekend highlighted the NSA’s elite TAO hacking unit, which directly targets corporate networks and can even place spyware on devices while …

Apple Denies Working with NSA on iPhone Backdoor

Apple just responded to newly released documents claiming that the U.S. National Security Agency has a method for gaining backdoor access to its …

Surveillance

You Won't Believe All the Crazy Hardware the NSA Uses for Spying

Over the weekend we learned a lot about the National Security Agency’s Access Network Technology, or ANT, division, that, in the words of Der …

National Security Agency (NSA)

The Top 8 Robot Stories Of 2013

Will the robots be our friends or our overlords? With robots learning how to love and imagine, the day of reckoning is getting closer.<p>Editor’s Note<p>Want more of our best stories of 2013? Read all of our end-of-the-year round-ups, in all of these categories:<br>• Top Stories Of The Year<br>• Infographics<br>• …

Whooping Cough Has Evolved In Response To Its Vaccine

The mutant bacteria are not more dangerous than the originals, but changes found by the CDC could explain the resurgence of whooping cough in the U.S.<p>This is not your parents’ pertussis. Over the last few years, this once-common childhood illness, also known as whooping cough, has evolved in …

New Study Finds Milky Way Has Four Arms, Not Two

Sometimes it’s hard to see the shape of something from the inside.<p>A new study provides evidence that our own home galaxy actually has four major spiral “arms,” instead of two. Can I just point out this is 100 percent more arms than our latest understanding of the shape of the Milky Way?<p>The evidence …

'Tips for Jesus' mystery man strikes again — for $5,000

The $111.05 New York restaurant receipt includes a $1,000 tip and the words "god bless!" scrawled across it.<p>The handle @tipsforjesus is stamped next to an illegible signature.<p>In recent weeks, similar tabs have popped up in restaurants from coast to coast and even in Mexico, with tips of as much as …

US creates the most e-waste, cellphones top the heap

We've known for years about the growing volume of electronic waste, but a new UN study suggests that the situation is only getting worse -- and that the US is largely to blame. The organization says that Americans created the most e-waste in 2012, at 9.4 million metric tons. The country produced no …

Watch China’s Moon Lander Touch Down

A lander's eye view<p>China’s Chang’e 3 spacecraft landed on the surface of the moon Saturday night, Beijing time. The craft is China’s first to land on the surface of the moon. This is a video of the landing, taken by cameras installed on Chang’e 3. At first, you'll see the lunar landscape unspooling …

This Chart Shows How Rich People Make Their Money Totally Differently From Everyone Else

Last night, Justin Wolfers Tweeted a chart from Visualizing Economics' Catherine Mulbrandon showing Lorenz curves — distribution breakdowns — by income source: labor, capital, business and capital gains.<p>It reveals how different parts of the population get their income way differently than others — …