Submission Summary: 0 pending, 13 declined, 2 accepted (15 total, 13.33% accepted)
This time around they've added some nifty features like orbits, panoramas and optimized transitions between views using path planning to avoid "unsatisfying transitions". All I want to know is when can I get one for my photo collection?
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The official contest page has more information about the contest along with some material (the song itself, the lyrics and some visual goodies) to get the ball rolling.
This may be the ultimate opportunity for those artistically inclined Slashdot readers to take a stab at world fame.
From the article: 'The telephone pole-sized rocket hurtled into clear skies with 50 items of payload — including a Ziploc bag of Cheerios, some cremated remains and several high school science projects — on a brief suborbital flight 70 miles (110 km) above Earth at 2:14 p.m. Central Time.'
Here is a video of the event.
The patient, according to forbes.com was chosen because of his experience with "dramatic gravitational shifts" as an avid bungee-jumper.
The operation will serve as a test for performing surgery in space.
The most recent addition to this mathematical drama pointed out an article in the New Yorker which seems to be causing quite a stir.
Harvard mathematics professor, Dr. Shing-Tung Yau, reports on his website that a letter, written by Yau's attorney, has been sent to the parties responsible for the New Yorker's article (including Pulitzer-prize finalist Sylvia Nasar). In the letter, Yau's attorney requests their "immediate assistance [...] in undoing, to the extent possible, the literally world-wide damage done to Dr. Yau's reputation [...]".
Dr. Yau will be giving a web cast (unfortunately it's scheduled in less than two hours at the time of this writing) in which he will discuss these allegations in detail. Further information can be found on his website.