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The Russian Computer That Ran On Water

Monday, August 27, 2012
Category: Technology

From pruned.blogspot.com

Built in 1936, this machine was “the world′s first computer for solving [partial] differential equations,” which “for half a century has been the only means of calculations of a wide range of problems in mathematical physics.

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Stanford biologist and computer scientist discover the ′anternet′ School of Engineering

Monday, August 27, 2012
Category: Nature

From engineering.stanford.edu

On the surface, ants and the Internet don′t seem to have much in common. But two Stanford researchers have discovered that a species of harvester ants determine how many foragers to send out of the nest in much the same way that Internet protocols discover how much bandwidth is available for the transfer of data.

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Autistic individuals are neanderthal hybrids? « EvoAnth

Monday, August 27, 2012
Category: Science

From evoanth.wordpress.com

In short, the NAT is an embodiment of the phrase “a little bit of knowledge is a bad thing.” They’ve gone looking for similarities between autism and neanderthal and stopped when they found them, not bothering to delve deeper and work out whether these traits actually existed in our extinct cousins.

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Raymond Tallis - The case for assisted dying New Humanist

Monday, August 27, 2012
Category: Ethics

From newhumanist.org.uk

The case for a law to legalise the choice of physician-assisted dying for mentally competent people with terminal illness, who have expressed a settled wish to die, is very easily stated. Unbearable suffering, prolonged by medical care, and inflicted on a dying patient against their will, is an unequivocal evil.

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Raymond Tallis - The case for assisted dying New Humanist

Monday, August 27, 2012
Category: Ethics

From newhumanist.org.uk

The case for a law to legalise the choice of physician-assisted dying for mentally competent people with terminal illness, who have expressed a settled wish to die, is very easily stated. Unbearable suffering, prolonged by medical care, and inflicted on a dying patient against their will, is an unequivocal evil.

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