The faculty members come from across the state, including secular and religious institutions. The action by these profs follows support for Comer from Babara Forrest, the presenter of that talk.
Unfortunately, these won't be available off the shelf for a while:
Even if it were possible to build an ultra-advanced laptop computer with molecule-sized transistors using current transistor technology, it would take a city's worth of electricity to run the laptop, and the thing would get so hot it would probably vaporize.
On the other hand these guys are a bit over the top:
"We're not futurists at all and can't predict it, but imagine that you could make an artificial intelligence, that you could have this little submarine that goes inside somebody's arteries and capillaries to repair them," Stafford said.
What's next? Will MS ship IE 7.0 today, too?
Several articles are available online about this, some pointing out that MicroSoft has been patching Office heavily in the past short while. The Washington Post remarks that "And if all of this Office craziness has you spooked, you might consider switching over to OpenOffice."
The species is "critically endangered", and combines traits found in two other genera of monkey.
This also appears in Science Express. (Subscription may be required.)
The general feeling in the rest of the thread is that this was to obfuscate these hosts and prevent them from being blocked by malware. However, there are no non-MicroSoft hosts listed, giving a competitive advantage for MicroSoft's anti-malware tools over other brands.
The idea behind this is to alert Earth bound observers of sunspot activity which may form on the farside during the 13 day period it is masked. Theoretically, we won't be surprised when the spots swing around to our side. This may give us time to prepare for severe solar weather.
While a previous technical preview of version 8.x had this feature, BitTorrent had not been incorporated in the main releases.
As the process is non-destructive and can image microscopic fossils (such as bacteria) with (formerly) soft tissues, there is speculation that this could be used on a mission to Mars to examine sediments there for evidence of life.
The fix was to turn off the infected machine.
I'm sure there is a pun in there about post-Soviet Russia, viruses and stocks.
There were three sets of skulls compared: a group which died of bubonic plague in London (circa 1348); another group which died during the sinking of the "Mary Rose" in 1545; and a third group of modern folk (from dental radiographs).
The main points of the study were that human skulls were changing, particularly with respect to the area near the mandible (previously studied), but also with respect to the "cranial vault" which is representative of the volume of the frontal lobe of the brain, which in turn is thought to influence intelligence.
Seeing that the groups were all British, will this discovery change the number of Britons who believe in intelligent design?
"The team found extensive destruction with collapsed walls, which had undergone heavy bombardment by sling bullets and eventually collapsed in an ensuing fire."
And of course, "This was 'Shock and Awe' in the Fourth Millennium B.C."
Pictures are available for the curious. Check out the sling bullets.