Eponymous Hero writes: Everyone's favorite brewery (ok, my favorite brewery), St. James' Gate, has commissioned Jump Studios to construct an underwater bar inside a submarine, as part of their grand prize offering for their 250th anniversary Guinness Sea Experience competition.
"The project involved fitting an object almost exactly the size of the submarine inside it – via two small hatches. The components were made at the Nicholas Alexander workshop in London (after exact measurements were taken of the submarine from its base in Sweden) before being driven out to Sweden and assembled in sub-zero temperatures."
Eponymous Hero writes: Quantum gravity explained! Well, maybe not. But the "torsion" theory is interesting to say the least. You can tell it's gonna be a great one because, like all the greats, it raises more questions than it answers and it answers a lot of questions. The article is layman-friendly and gets us started:
'For example, what do we know about the parent universe and the black hole inside which our own universe resides? How many layers of parent universes would we have? How can we test that our universe lives in a black hole?'
Eponymous Hero writes: "A new company says it will match you with a job that you’ll love. Think eHarmony for your career."
Path.To (www.path.to) is very much like a dating site approach for job search, but the really intriguing aspect is how it uses your "social graph" to match you up with the perfect job. It not only gleans your interests and specialties from Twitter and Facebook (your public-only info), but professional communities like Github as well.
Eponymous Hero writes: Heads up, developers, you may soon have a new browser platform variation for testing your site: IE9 on the Xbox 360. No word yet on whether it will have a unique vendor CSS prefix, seeing as it is a "modified" version of the browser. It's also still unclear how developers will be able to leverage the Kinect's features with the web browsing experience.
Microsoft may be late to the game (pun intended) as far as web browsers on the console — Playstation and Wii have offered this feature for quite some time — but with game consoles taking over the living room as entertainment centers, this may mark the first time a game console becomes a target platform for testing.
Eponymous Hero writes: FTA: "The philosophical status of the wavefunction — the entity that determines the probability of different outcomes of measurements on quantum-mechanical particles — would seem to be an unlikely subject for emotional debate. Yet online discussion of a paper claiming to show mathematically that the wavefunction is real has ranged from ardently star-struck to downright vitriolic since the article was first released as a preprint in November 2011."
Eponymous Hero writes: Does dark matter exist or doesn't it? It seems these results don't shed as much light as we'd hoped.
"Moni Bidin says he’s not sure whether dark matter exists or not. But he says that his team’s survey is the most comprehensive of its type ever done, and the puzzling results must be reckoned with. 'We don’t have a good comprehension of what is going on,' he says."
This has the smell of a Neutrinogate scandal, but at least we've been warned about the shoulder shrugging.
"As an example, Newberg notes that the researchers assumed that the group of stars they examined were smoothly distributed above and below the plane of the Milky Way. But if the distribution turns out to be lumpier, as is the case for stars in the outer parts of the galaxy, then the resulting calculations of dark matter density could be incorrect.
Flynn agrees that there are a number of ways that the method employed by Moni Bidin and his co-authors 'could get it wrong.'"
Eponymous Hero writes: The Geordi La Forge in all of us rejoices as Google announces Google Glasses, the augmented reality glasses that will no doubt spy on everything you look at and target you with porn ads at that crucial moment. The only question left begging is how soon can we merge them with bionic eye implants [http://www.tomsguide.com/us/FDA-Medicine-Medical-Technology-Vision-Care-cyborg,news-7401.html]?
Eponymous Hero writes: As anyone can tell you, humanity's number one priority is making the technology in the Back To The Future trilogy a reality. And we're closer again. This time rather than using microorganisms to ferment organic garbage, a combustion technique is used to create natural gas. No reading involved, it's a quick video less than two minutes long.
Eponymous Hero writes: Chrome's new version comes with Native Client built-in. Native Client uses an API called Pepper to bind your C/C++ code to HTML5 features. Don't miss the hidden nugget about the advanced audio support in the new Web Audio API, buried in every mention of this story.
Eponymous Hero writes: In a sequel to elenasinbox.com, the publicly released emails of Supreme Court justice Elena Kagan, Sunlight Foundation has unveiled sarahsinbox.com to offer you easy access and search to Sarah Palin's recently released emails. If that doesn't flip your bits, have a gander at some of the tools Sunlight Foundation offers relating to government watchdogging, like Poligraft, or Inbox Influencer.