writes: MIT errata expert, Evangelos Georgiadis, attains a milestone by actually disproving 44 conjectures set by Dr Wolfram (owner of the Makers of Mathematica and owner of the new kind of cult ANKS).
Paper was published in the latest issue of the Journal of Cellular Automata and has also appeared free of charge at Prof Edwin Clark's Collection of Wolfram's NKS Reviews at the following link
I believe that this is a nice Xmas present for the ANKOS spirit.
writes: New Scientist has an interesting round-up of patents related to green power technology. The ideas mentioned include an implantable power source made from stacks of kidney cells that could drive implanted devices like pacemakers, a chemical way to purifying hydrogen, a buckyball-based filter for methane fuel cells and an organism that turns grass cuttings (and other bio-waste) into ethanol.
writes: Acoording to a report on Softpedia, citing a UK government study, Linux PCs are likely to be used for 6 — 8 years instead of the typical 3 — 4 years of a Windows-based PC. With the price of copper and other commodities rocketing, seems like it is good news for the bank balance as well as, errr, the penguins. My oldest Linux box is from 2001 — what's yours?Link to Original Source
writes: Ben Stein, actor and former Nixon speechwriter, is to star in an upcoming documentary advocating Intelligent Design entitled Expelled: No Intelligence Allowed, set to debut in February 2008. The film, whose tagline is "Big Science has expelled smart new ideas from the classroom... what they forgot is that every generation has its rebel [referring to Stein]", aims to create a nationwide, student-led campaign to encourage the teaching of Intelligent Design in schools and universities. From the campaign section of the site: "Your students are being bombarded with such propaganda throughout their education; despite the fact that MOST Americans do NOT believe we're the result of 'random chance'."Link to Original Source
writes: Which Sci-Fi World is most likely to become reality?
1. Star Wars
2. Star Trek
3. BattleStar Galactica