Carbon dioxide levels in the atmosphere have broken through a symbolic mark. Daily measurements of CO2 at the authoritative “Keeling lab” on Hawaii have topped 400 parts per million for the first time. The station, which sits atop the Mauna Loa volcano, has the longest continuous measure of the concentration of the gas, stretching back to 1958. The last time CO2 was regularly above 400ppm was about 3-5 million years ago - before modern humans existed. (via BBC News - Carbon dioxide passes symbolic mark)
Do you remember what your first taste looks like? This awesome video was put together for TEDxSydney so you can see what you probably looked like when you had your first taste of a anchovy/orange/lemon/whatever. You know, when you were cute.
$100,000 ‘not to go to university’ http://www.bbc.co.uk/newsbeat/22479007
…and let’s be clear, this is about the cost of a 3 year undergraduate degree in England these days.
Last year at Google’s I/O developer conference in San Francisco, founder Sergey Brin gave what’s been called the “mother of all demos,” a keynote speech that involved a team of skydivers wearing Google Glass landing on the roof of the conference center as he spoke. For this year’s I/O taking place next week, Google wants to one-up that by putting I/O attendees in virtual parachutes and letting them skydive anywhere on Earth.
If only I were there…
We still don’t know who invented Bitcoin. But we do know he’s rich
Leadership in networks does not come from above, as there is no top.
Cosmonaut wristwatch, certified for the thermal vacuum of a spacewalk.
China’s move into large-scale drone deployment displays its military’s growing sophistication and could challenge U.S. military dominance in the Asia-Pacific. It also could elevate the threat to neighbors with territorial disputes with Beijing, including Vietnam, Japan, India and the Philippines. China says its drones are capable of carrying bombs and missiles as well as conducting reconnaissance, potentially turning them into offensive weapons in a border conflict.China’s increased use of drones also adds to concerns about the lack of internationally recognized standards for drone attacks. The United States has widely employed drones as a means of eliminating terror suspects in Pakistan and the Arabian Peninsula.
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