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  • Illumina, Secret Giant Of DNA Sequencing, Is Bringing Its Tech To The Masses | Fast Company

    09/20/2016 3:24:59 PM PDT · by MarchonDC09122009 · 8 replies
    FastCompany ^ | 09/19/2016 | Christina Farr
    Illumina, Secret Giant Of DNA Sequencing, Is Bringing Its Tech To The Masses | Fast Company | Business + Innovation Body OS Illumina, Secret Giant Of DNA Sequencing, Is Bringing Its Tech To The Masses With spin-off investments Grail and Helix, and a new software-savvy CEO, Illumina is poised to make DNA an even bigger part of your life. Christina Farr 09.19.16 6:00 AM It would raise the stakes even higher, but that didn't stop Jay Flatley, Illumina's then chief executive, from sending in vials of his own saliva and blood to the company's newly opened lab. It was...
  • Microsoft can't tell North from South on Bing Maps (misplaced Melbourne Australia near Japan)

    08/21/2016 8:51:05 AM PDT · by dayglored · 21 replies
    The Register ^ | Aug 21, 2016 | Simon Sharwood
    City of Melbourne, population four million, placed in the wrong hemisphere Microsoft has misplaced Melbourne, the four-million-inhabitant capital of the Australian State of Victoria. A search on Bing Maps for “Melbourne, Victoria, Australia” says the city is at 37.813610, 144.963100 which we've screen-captured above (or here for those reading our mobile site). The co-ordinates are right save for one important detail: Melbourne is at 37.8136° South. Bing's therefore put it in the wrong hemisphere. The Register's Australian outpost has tried searching for a few other major cities in Victoria and beyond and believes this is an isolated and probably-fat-fingered error....
  • The First Bush Space Policy

    05/13/2003 9:36:40 AM PDT · by RightWhale · 1 replies · 186+ views ^ | 13 May 03 | Frank Sietzen, Jr.
    The First Bush Space Policy Frank Sietzen, Jr. Tuesday, May 13, 2003 Today's action puts the first Bush administration 'stamp' on U.S. Space Policy, and while it is only the first policy action in an anticipated series, it has a clearly identifiable cast to its contents. The new space remote sensing policy released today by the National Security Council has a decidedly free market, conservative slant as it seeks to craft a new cooperative framework between U.S. federal users of space photography and the fledgling industry that is struggling to offer such services. Commercial sources of high resolution images...
  • The President discovers Intelligence agency at Five Guys

    05/29/2009 4:43:35 PM PDT · by Typical_Whitey · 49 replies · 2,505+ views
    politico ^ | 5/29/09 | Ben Smith
    On his trip to get a burger with Brian Williams at Five Guys this afternoon, the President appears to have learned of the existence of a Defense Department intelligence arm, the National Geospatial Intelligence Agency, from an agency employee also at the burger restaurant. "So explain to me exactly what this National Geospatial..." Obama said, after the worker mentioned his employer, according to a video of the event. "We work with, uh, satellite imagery," the worker, Walter replied. A POLITICO reader caught the exchange, which starts around 5:45 on this C-SPAN video. The transcript: Obama: What do you do Walter?...
  • Mapping Ancient Civilization, in a Matter of Days

    05/10/2010 11:52:12 PM PDT · by Palter · 18 replies · 828+ views
    The New York Times ^ | 10 May 2010 | JOHN NOBLE WILFORD
    For a quarter of a century, two archaeologists and their team slogged through wild tropical vegetation to investigate and map the remains of one of the largest Maya cities, in Central America. Slow, sweaty hacking with machetes seemed to be the only way to discover the breadth of an ancient urban landscape now hidden beneath a dense forest canopy. Even the new remote-sensing technologies, so effective in recent decades at surveying other archaeological sites, were no help. Imaging radar and multispectral surveys by air and from space could not “see” through the trees. Then, in the dry spring season a...
  • DARPA wants 'clandestine' 3D building-interior mapping kit

    04/02/2009 8:41:56 AM PDT · by BGHater · 8 replies · 439+ views
    The Register ^ | 02 Apr 2009 | Lewis Page
    'Active' probes via plumbing, wiring etc Pentagon bizarro-tech chiefs have issued a requirement for mysterious sensor systems which would be able to peer through concrete walls to produce a complete internal picture of a building. US Forces would use such kit for "overseas urban building interior awareness". The new plans are known as "Comprehensive Interior Reconnaissance", and come - of course - from famed off-the-wall military tech bureau DARPA, where they believe it's better to invent a head-mounted multispectral imaging device than curse the darkness. The Pentagon brainiacs note: As overseas military and peace-keeping operations have expanded in urban environments,...
  • McCain starts mapping out a new role in the Senate

    11/05/2008 12:46:49 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 133 replies · 3,880+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 11/5/08 | Beth Fouhy - ap
    PHOENIX – Before resting from the grueling presidential race, John McCain began discussing with senior aides what role he will play in the Senate now that he has promised to work with the man who defeated him for president. One obvious focus will be the war in Iraq. After two years spent more on the campaign than in the Senate, McCain will return as the ranking Republican on the Armed Services Committee. That will put the four-term Arizona senator in a position to influence Democrat Barack Obama's plan to set a timetable to withdraw U.S. troops from combat in Iraq....
  • Congress begins mapping financial reform

    10/21/2008 6:12:40 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 6 replies · 283+ views
    Reuters on Yahoo ^ | 10/21/08 | Kevin Drawbaugh
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The long road to U.S. financial oversight reform began to take shape on Tuesday at a congressional hearing where many lawmakers clamored for more transparency in exotic debt securities. With markets in turmoil over the worst financial crisis in generations, members of a House of Representatives committee sharply criticized bankers for a decade-long surge in leverage, risk and mortgage-lending abuses that produced a bonanza for a handful of elite investors, but a disaster for the economy. As emergency measures to bail out banks and stabilize markets are implemented in the Bush administration's last days, Congress in the...
  • Mapping Pune's Roman Connection

    12/14/2007 10:49:17 AM PST · by blam · 12 replies · 110+ views
    Times Of India ^ | 12-14-2007 | Vishwas Kothari
    Mapping Pune's Roman connection 14 Dec 2007, 0216 hrs IST,Vishwas Kothari,TNN PUNE: Ever imagined the Romans taking a circuitous sea route around Africa to reach the Persian Gulf and further touch the western Indian shores of Bharuch in Gujarat for trade with Pune over 2,000 years back? Archaeologists from the Deccan College here have come across a plethora of evidence at the Junnar excavation site, 94 km from city, that establishes Pune’s trade links across the oceans, with the ancient Roman Empire. The evidence suggests that Satavahanas, the earliest rulers of Maharashtra (230 Before Christ Era), who reigned from Junnar,...
  • LAPD halts sharply criticized Muslim mapping program

    11/14/2007 7:25:37 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 34 replies · 51+ views
    AP on Bakersfield Californian ^ | 11/15/07 | Peter Prengaman - ap
    A police plan to map out Muslim communities that was sharply criticized and called racial and religious profiling by civil rights groups has been at least temporarily halted, a police spokeswoman said Wednesday. "There was a clear message from the Muslim community that they were not comfortable with it. So we listened," Mary Grady, spokeswoman for the Los Angeles Police Department, told The Associated Press. Grady said the program hadn't been dropped, but rather had been indefinitely postponed. She couldn't immediately say when it might be resumed. Grady said the police initiative to strengthen ties with Muslim communities would go...
  • Google's new mapping feature includes unwitting subjects

    06/01/2007 1:58:43 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 28 replies · 1,713+ views
    AP on Bakersfield Californian ^ | 6/1/07 | Michael Liedtke - ap
    Google Inc. bills the latest twist on its online maps as "Street View," but it looks a bit like "Candid Camera" as you cruise through the panorama of pictures that captured fleeting moments in neighborhoods scattered across the country. In San Francisco, there's a man picking his nose on a street corner, another fellow taking out the trash and another guy scaling the outside of an apartment building, perhaps just for fun or maybe for some more sinister purpose. Further down the highway at Stanford University, there's the titillation of a couple coeds sunbathing in their bikinis. In San Jose,...
  • Goggle Travel - New York to London

    05/14/2007 1:52:55 PM PDT · by Young Werther · 15 replies · 412+ views
    E-Mail ^ | Unknown
    1. go to 2. click on "maps" 3. click on "get directions" 4. type "New York" in the first box (the "from" box) 5. type "London" in the second box (the "to" box) 6. click on "get directions" 7. scroll down to step #24
  • China outlines control over foreigners surveying, mapping

    01/22/2007 7:13:23 AM PST · by TigerLikesRooster · 5 replies · 364+ views
    Xinhua ^ | 01/22/07
    China outlines control over foreigners surveying, mapping 2007-01-22 20:38:13 BEIJING, Jan. 22 (Xinhua) -- Foreigners in China require government approval before conducting mapping surveys, according to a regulation issued on Monday. "Foreign organizations and individuals, who engage in surveying and mapping must obtain approval from the central government and accept supervision from local governments above the county-level," said a regulation issued by the Ministry of Land and Resources. Chinese law on surveying and mapping states that foreigners must cooperate with a Chinese partner and the activities must not involve state secrets or jeopardize national security. The regulation forbids foreigners...
  • Exploring Forbidden Zones (Possible Useful Reference -- Banned Web Sites)

    02/21/2006 6:36:51 AM PST · by Cornpone · 12 replies · 976+ views
    DER SPIEGEL ^ | 20 February 2006 | DER SPIEGEL
    A Web site collects information on 1,200 sites that have been closed to the public by militaries and governments -- from Roswell to the Bushehr nuclear facility in Iran. But the highlight is a 3D model of the Guantanamo prison camp. Christoph Wachter and Mathias Jud have been collecting data about the world's restricted military zones for more than five years now. The two Swiss citizens, who live in Berlin, have collected their findings on Zone Interdite, a Web site with more than 1,200 sites that are all linked to Google Maps and data they have collected about every site...
  • India stand on sharing seismic data criticised by UN

    12/17/2005 12:30:36 AM PST · by CarrotAndStick · 10 replies · 383+ views
    AFP ^ | Published: Saturday, 17 December, 2005, 09:25 AM Doha Time | AFP
    India said yesterday it would not share information on earthquakes below the magnitude of six on the Richter scale due to security concerns, drawing criticism from the United Nations. Indian seismologists at a UN tsunami conference said sharing seismic data had security implications as seabed terrain could be mapped, possibly helping others learn about the nation’s submarines and warships. And Indian seismologists said providing information on earthquakes below a magnitude of six was unnecessary in seeking to prevent a tsunami. “Only an earthquake with a magnitude of more than seven has the potential to generate a tsunami,” said G D...
  • Genetic Catalog May Aid Search for Roots of Disease

    10/27/2005 3:07:32 AM PDT · by Pharmboy · 13 replies · 388+ views
    NY Times ^ | October 27, 2005 | NICHOLAS WADE
    In a follow-up to the Human Genome Project, a consortium of scientists has compiled a partial catalog of human genetic variation that they hope will speed the search for the genetic roots of many common diseases. The catalog is based on analyzing the genomes of people from four ethnic groups - Europeans, Japanese, Chinese and the Yoruba of Nigeria - and it has so far identified about three million sites on the three-billion-unit human genome where some people have different DNA units. These variations help make everyone unique, but they may also be the reason why people have propensities toward...
  • National Geographic Society retreats

    01/17/2005 11:46:50 PM PST · by SadeghSaleh · 7 replies · 691+ views
    Marze Por Gohar Party, MPG ^ | January 17, 2005 | SadeghSaleh
    National Geographic Society retreats The Marze Por Gohar Party is happy to announce that with the hard work of our compatriots for defending the Persian Gulf, the National Geographic Society has been forced to retreat from their earlier stance regarding the Persian Gulf. The National Geographic Society has reportedly removed the illegitimate name from its maps, however there is an asterisk now explaining that some countries use another (unrecognized) name to refer to the Persian Gulf. Though the Islamic Republic would like to have Iranians believe that the matter regarding the National Geographic’s use of an illegitimate name for the...
  • Got Brain?

    04/20/2004 9:27:00 AM PDT · by stevejackson · 5 replies · 339+ views
    netWMD - The War to Mobilize Democracy ^ | April 20, 2004 | Donnel Jones
    Got Brain? By Donnel Jones, April 20, 2004 Home   Search   Forum   Terms The New York Times hits a new low with coverage of an "experiment" that seeks to determine the activity of a person's brain and how that correlates to their being a Democrat or Republican. Science meets pseudo-science. We might as well have Dr. Mengele use his medical training to ascertain the essence of "Jewishness" using various "technologies." Of course, the researchers here are not sadistic half-man who torture children. Rather, they are wasting their patron's money (who is financing this nonsense, anyway?) with technologies that have proved invaluable in medical...
  • CIA Releases New 'Noah's Ark' Documents

    11/21/2002 11:50:10 AM PST · by Ready2go · 150 replies · 1,644+ views
    Insight Mag ^ | Nov. 13, 2002 | Timothy W. Maier
    CIA Releases New 'Noah's Ark' Documents Posted Nov. 13, 2002 By Timothy W. Maier Is it the Ark, or just a piece of rock? Two years after Insight filed an appeal charging that the CIA withheld documents and imagery concerning the Mount Ararat anomaly in Turkey, the CIA has released two new documents to Insight that indicate the search for "Noah's Ark" reached the level of the White House under former president George H.W. Bush. The appeal, filed one month after Insight's exclusive story (see "Anomaly or Noah's Ark?"; Nov. 20, 2000), comes on the heels of the CIA's releasing...
  • A New Theory On Mapping The New World

    10/08/2002 8:42:57 AM PDT · by blam · 30 replies · 523+ views
    Washington Post ^ | 10-7-2002 | Guy Gugliotta
    A New Theory on Mapping the New World By Guy Gugliotta Washington Post Staff Writer Monday, October 7, 2002; Page A07 In 1507, a group of scholars working in France produced an extraordinary map of the world, the first to put the still-recent discoveries of Columbus and others into a new continent separate from Asia, and to call that continent "America." With the Waldseemuller map, the New World was born. But there was something else. What would later come to be called South America and Central America were surprisingly well-shaped, not only on the east coast, where explorers had already...