from the none-more-small dept.
arcticstoat writes "One of the barriers to the development of nanoscale electronics has potentially been eliminated, as scientists have discovered the world's smallest superconductor. Made up of four pairs of molecules, and measuring just 0.87nm, the superconductor could potentially be used as a nanoscale interconnect in electronic devices, but without the heat and power dissipation problems associated with standard metal conductors."
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“What’s brilliant about this (approach) is that it allows you to build a cognitive model in a fantastically much more straightforward and transparent way than you could do before,” says Nick Chater, a professor of cognitive and decision sciences at University College London. “You can imagine all the things that a human knows, and trying to list those would just be an endless task, and it might even be an infinite task. But the magic trick is saying, ‘No, no, just tell me a few things,’ and then the brain — or in this case the Church system, hopefully somewhat analogous to the way the mind does it — can churn out, using its probabilistic calculation, all the consequences and inferences. And also, when you give the system new information, it can figure out the consequences of that.”
mernilio writes: Former Radio 4 Today editor Rod Liddle has become the first journalist to have an online blog censured by the press watchdog. A complaint was upheld by the Press Complaints Commission after the writer and columnist claimed on the Spectator website that the "overwhelming majority" of violent crime in London was carried out by young Afro-Caribbean men.
Video games are banned from sale in Australia if they exceed the maximum MA15+ classification. Gamers and industry advocates say a higher rating will prevent the sale of violent games to minors and put Australia's law on par with other countries including the US, the UK and New Zealand. Opponents argue exposure to violent media causes aggression within participants.
You can see Computerworld's slideshow of the pre-zombie bash and the first zombie march here.
Rozine writes: Today Ubuntu released a patch for Karmic that stops the destruction of some SSDs caused by a software bug. This is great news, especially since just yesterday we sent my wife's Eee PC for warranty service due to this same issue. The kicker? The bug was first reported in October 2009! Is it time to look to other distros for the crown of easy-to-use Linux? To me, allowing a *hardware destroying* bug to sit for months, whatever the cause, is completely unacceptable. Hopefully I've applied the patch on my other computers fast enough to prevent permanent damage on them as well.