Microsoft also provides some nice face recognition software via their Windows Live Essentials package which does work on Windows. http://windows.microsoft.com/en-us/windows-live/essentials-home The face recognition code stores all of its state in a couple of SQLLite databases which makes it very easy to hack and integrate despite the complete lack of documentation.
Arterial roads are an attempt to solve a 2 dimensional problem (sprawl) with a 1 dimensional solution (linear roads). You can't add width to your line fast enough to make up for area growth at the end points. Elon Musk of all people should understand this. Is his little public donation a step toward a political life?
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Dell's CFO nearly destroyed the company single handedly back in 1993 through excessive currency speculation. He managed to double down correctly on a billion dollar + trade to get out of the hole he created. But if he had bet wrong again, the history of Dell would have been drastically different. Why not just call it insurance like FDIC and make it optional? The government would set rates of each company based on the perceived risk. In the long run protected stocks will be viewed favorably by the market.
Dr. Davis's honors calculus class at the University of Texas trains your unconscious brain to perform calculus. http://www.ma.utexas.edu/users/davis/davis_site/Kathy_Davis_Homepage.html When I took this class years ago, there was a very difficult take-home test every week, handed out on Monday and collected eight days later on Tuesday. She instructed us to review the test before going to sleep on the first day and on the first morning work on the solution for just a few minutes. Every day we were told to work on it a little more before bed and just after waking. She would drop hints during the lecture, and laugh. If I remember correctly, some of the homework problems were originally solved over decades by famous mathematicians -- real mind f'ers. After two semesters of this, solving calculus proofs in this way became almost second nature. Dr. Davis is one of those instructors that repeatedly wins "best professor" awards. (She was actually a he when I took the class, but that’s a whole other story).
I was going to say the same thing. I suggest you look at companies like ManTech, CGI, possibly SAIC. If you live near a military base or government installation, try and identify who is providing their IT services and contact that company (the phone number for IT is often on the web site somewhere). These shops often have a mix of big and small business providers. I have worked with groups where the prime contractor had 8 employees, their favored sub 6 and then there was 3 people from 3 different minority/women-owned businesses. Competition for these contracts can be very competitive, which can result in the pay not being the best, but it is way better than WalMart greeter. For many of these people it is their first job out of college/trade-school so turn-over is high. Most of these primes would love for an experienced person to come in under one of their set-aside contracts. Some cities also have very active organizations related these sorts of jobs like the Charleston Defense Contractors Association. You could drop in on one of their meetings to see who is doing what.
My guess is that it is more likely the result of a series of genetic mergers over time than something that evolved over a billion years ago and then spawned the other trees which in turn lost information. That would make it more complex than many of its decendents and this sort of complexity usually moves in the other direction in evolution. We know blue-green algae exchange DNA with each other. A similar set of processes much later in time could have resulted in this species which managed collect DNA from a set of primitive peers that as a collection gave a significant evolutionary advantage.
Superhydrophobic usually also means superlipophilic. It may shed water, but finger print grease is forever. Once you get enough grease on it, it won't seem so self-cleaning anymore.
Now it looks like it is called Learning For Life http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Learning_for_Life. I founded an Explorer Post at the local community college in 1978 after a high school teacher told me it might give me free access to the college's computers
... and it did! They had an awesome set up for the era: an HP3000 with smart terminals. I learned Fortran and SPL. We learned to hack in Fortran and implemented a computer version of the game Risk in SPL. Our mentor patched our account creation into the bootloader after a while so our accounts wouldn't go away between semesters. I learned all kinds of stuff.
This last year our son started at a charter school. It has turned out to be an excellent fit for our son. One of the things that became obvious as we were having to make the choice between a charter school and a magnet science program was that all children in all charter schools have parents who are concerned about their children's education and are at least willing to put forth the energy to apply for the charter school. I would say in general that parental involvement in the school is a major thing to consider and the type of parental involvement. Make sure that the level and types of activities expected of the parents (both in writing and through peer pressure) are in agreement with where you think the efforts should be applied. My son attended a highly rated private school for first grade, but the social dynamics of the wealthy mothers and the pressure that my wife felt to do things like extravagantly decorating the classrooms for the holidays were somewhat surreal and in conflict with our own objectives. The parental focus was very narcissistic and not really on the kids at that particular school. If I had not experienced this first hand I would not have ever have thought to make it a consideration.
Military systems have been providing location based alerting to soldiers for decades now.
The article uses the verb 'can' in a number of places where 'might be possible' is probably more appropriate. They also don't mention the extremely short shelf life of silver nanotubules. Typical univeristy research hype piece.
I had such a prodigy as a friend during my undergraduate education at the University of Texas. He took honors math classes and science classes at UT in the mornings and attended regular high school classes in the afternoons. He was a fantastic kid and I believe had great experiences at both UT and at his high school. He is now a law professor because a law professor advised him at one time that if he wanted have a carreer that maximized his time to explore what ever the heck he wanted then he should be a law professor.
Faith and science are fundamentally opposite approaches to determining truth. Religion and Science are 'not always in conflict' because religion slowly adapts when it must. Religion is just a reactionary drag on progress in understanding our universe. In Gallileo's time, people were expected to accept on faith that the earth was the center of the universe. The Catholic Church tortured Gallileo for having evidence to the contrary. Today there is no conflict because the Catholic Church adapted to the reality that the sun is the center of the solar system.
We had a physics guest lecturer back in the early 80's that predicted something like this, wish I could remember her name. If neutrinos are solitons and interact with nulcei as solitons, then the neutrino that leaves the nucleus leaves the instant the other neutrino arrived. Sort of like when one billiard ball strikes two balls in contact and the second ball flies away. The nucleon density of the earth would determine the percentage of the distance that would be 'skipped' when transisting the earth. An idea of this factor can be obtained by looking at the silicon atom. The ratio of the radius of the silicon nucleus to the size of the silicon atom is about(3.7x10^(-15)) / (111x10^(-12)) or