Well placed sources who were in the know told us that the company sold for $15 million with some retention bonuses for the employees. Intel bought the company mostly for its hardware-related intellectual property and the employees. Intel also was one of the largest investors in the company — having pumped in $20 million via its Intel Capital arm.
Kno had raised $73 million in venture capital since it was founded 4 years ago, and it picked up another $20 million in debt. This deal was nothing less than a fire sale, and that does not bode well for the digital textbook market or other startups in this niche. Inkling, for example, just raised $20 million dollars this summer in order to compete in a market that where one of their competitors failed.
The mystery of GOCE’s re-entry has now been solved — the one-ton satellite came down over the Falkland Islands, a British overseas territory 300 miles east of the Patagonian coast in the South Atlantic Ocean.
The device wirelessly converts the microwave signal to direct current voltage capable of recharging a cell phone battery or other small electronic device, according to a report appearing in the journal Applied Physics Letters in December 2013. (It is now available online.)
A pre-programmed RNA molecule is inserted into the body of the organism. Using a special enzyme called CAS9 it will attach and cut the target DNA, whilst inserting data in between. It can be used for both adding and subtracting DNA at any chosen point.
The scientists also claim that the method causes no errors at the insertion points.
What will this new breakthrough be used for first? Penis or breast enlargement? You decide.
50% of the warming since the 1970s could be attributed to stronger El Niño activity, it suggests that the climate system is only about half as sensitive to increasing CO2 as previously believed,” Spencer said.
Spencer’s study, to be published in the in the Asia-Pacific Journal of Atmospheric Science, finds that climate sensitivity — the amount of warming from a doubling of carbon dioxide concentrations — is about half of what most climate scientists expect.
“Basically, previously it was believed that if we doubled the CO2 in the atmosphere, sea surface temperatures would warm about 2.5 C,” Spencer added. “But when we factor in the ENSO warming, we see only a 1.3 C final total warming after the climate system has adjusted to having twice as much CO2.”
It has been known for some time that Pacific Ocean natural warming and cooling cycles come and go in the 30-year cycles. La Nina cooling events were dominant during the 1950s to the 1970s, while El Niño warming events dominated the late 1970s to the late 1990s. The study suggests that the globe could currently be in a cooling period — which would explain the lack of warming since 1998.
While the systems are touted as “gunshot detectors,” as the New York Times reported in May 2012, similar technology is already installed in over 70 cities around the country, and in some cases it is being used to listen to conversations.
This network of computer programs, urban wi-fi infrastructure and technological products inside our homes that all have the capability of recording our conversations represents an even more invasive and Orwellian prospect than anything Edward Snowden brought to light, and yet discussion of its threat to fundamental privacy has been virtually non-existent.
TechCrunch is reporting that Intel has purchased e-textbook publisher Kno for an undisclosed sum. (http://techcrunch.com/2013/11/08/intel-has-acquired-kno-to-push-further-into-the-education-market/)
According to a blog post by John Galvin, GM of Intel Education, "The acquisition of Kno boosts Intel’s global digital content library to more than 225,000 higher education and K-12 titles through existing partnerships with 75 educational publishers. Even more, the Kno platform provides administrators and teachers with the tools they need to easily assign, manage and monitor their digital learning content and assessments.
We’re looking forward to combining our expertise with Kno’s rich content so that together, we can help teachers create classroom environments and personalized learning experiences that lead to student success. Check out the Intel Education newsroom for ongoing updates from Intel." (http://blogs.intel.com/csr/2013/11/intel-education-welcomes-kno-to-the-family/)
Laraine Cook said she does not know how the photo reached the office of the school district. The image, which shows Cook in a bikini posing with her fiance in front of a lake, was taken on a family holiday in the summer, she said.
Her fiance, Tom Harrison, an American football coach at the same school, was not fired over the incident, but received a reprimand.
This should end well.
That's according to the Dread Pirate Roberts, the pseudonymous head of SR 2.0. In what are arguably his most breathy public remarks to date the "new" DPR, who either cribbed his handle from the DPR of SR 1.0 fame or who is indeed the original DPR, opened up to Mike Power on his long-term vision for the site.
The project, funded by the government and led by Marubeni Corp. (8002), is a symbol of Japan’s ambition to commercialize the unproven technology of floating offshore wind power and its plan to turn quake-ravaged Fukushima into a clean energy hub.
“Fukushima is making a stride toward the future step by step,” Yuhei Sato, governor of Fukushima, said today at a ceremony in Fukushima marking the project’s initiation. “Floating offshore wind is a symbol of such a future.”....
The Fukushima project follows similar projects with floating turbines in Norway, Portugal and Nagasaki in southwestern Japan. The Nagasaki project is backed by Japan’s environment ministry.
But FireEye also noted the malware doesn't write to disk and disappears on reboot — provided it hasn't already taken over your PC — making it trickier to detect, though easier to purge. "[This is] a technique not typically used by advanced persistent threat (APT) actors," the company said. "This technique will further complicate network defenders' ability to triage compromised systems, using traditional forensics methods."
To be fair, the current Government isn't all that enamoured with the sorts of inconvenient things scientists seem to be saying. The ABC has coverage...
A pilot plant built by the Sahara Forest Project (SFP) produced 75 kilograms of vegetables per square meter in three crops annually (or 25 kilograms per square meter, per crop)
If the yield level can be maintained, a farm of the size of 60 hectares would be enough to supply the nation of Qatar with all the cucumbers, tomatoes, peppers, and egglants that it needs.
The project will proceed to the next stage with an expansion to 20 hectares, to test its viability into commercial operation.
This year alone, four prisons and a detention center got closed in Sweden.
The percentage of the population in Sweden prison is significantly lower than in most other countries.
And,the Swedish prison system is not generally severe. For example, the top-of-the-line prison in Sollentuna, Sweden includes cells with comfortable mattresses and private bathrooms. After prisoners hit the weight room, they can cook up a meal in the state of the art kitchen before kicking back and watching TV on the couch. Sweden’s prison authorities are quick to point out that every square inch of the prison can be seen on a security camera.
Though the Sweden Government is taking steps to close the prisons, crime rate in sweden is not reduced. Actually Crime rate it getting increased in Sweden. It seems they are planning to take steps for preventing the crimes than focusing on sentencing the people involve in criminal activities.