A Brief History of Patenting the Wheel: What Goes Around Comes Around

v3rgEz writes Marc Abrahams, founder of the Ig Nobel Prize, has put together a fascinating history of people patenting the wheel, including one inventor that did it to prove how ridiculous Australia's patent system was and another that put wheels on a wheel so it could wheel while it wheels.

A Brief History of Patenting the Wheel: What Goes Around Comes Around

v3rgEz writes Marc Abrahams, founder of the Ig Nobel Prize, has put together a fascinating history of people patenting the wheel, including one inventor that did it to prove how ridiculous Australia's patent system was and another that put wheels on a wheel so it could wheel while it wheels.

Supreme Court Gives Tacit Approval To Warrantless DNA Collection

An anonymous reader writes On Monday, the U.S. Supreme Court refused to review a case involving the conviction of a man based solely on the analysis of his "inadvertently shed" DNA.

What Would Minecraft 2 Look Like Under Microsoft?

An anonymous reader writes "Microsoft spent billions purchasing Mojang, the studio behind the game Minecraft, and while it's unlikely to start work on a sequel anytime soon, rather than continue development of the game, it's worth considering what a Minecraft 2 will look like. After all,

Why We Should Stop Hiding File-Name Extensions

An anonymous reader writes 14 years after the Anna Kournikova virus took advantage of users' ignorance about file-name extensions in order to wreak worldwide havoc,

Khronos Group Announces Vulkan To Compete Against DirectX 12

Phopojijo writes The Khronos Group has announced the Vulkan API for compute and graphics. Its goal is to compete against DirectX 12. It has some interesting features,

Inside the North Korean Data Smuggling Movement

Sparrowvsrevolution writes A new Wired magazine story goes inside the North Korean rebel movement seeking to overthrow Kim Jong-un by smuggling USB drives into the country packed with foreign television and movies. As the story describes, one group has stashed USB drives in Chinese cargo trucks.

NVIDIA Fixes Old Compiz Bug

jones_supa writes NVIDIA has fixed a long-standing issue in the Ubuntu Unity desktop by patching Compiz. When opening the window of a new application, it would go black or become transparent on NVIDIA hardware. There have been bug reports dating back to Ubuntu 12.10 times.

Hillary Clinton Used Personal Email At State Dept., Possibly Breaking Rules

HughPickens.com writes: The NY Times reports that Hillary Rodham Clinton exclusively used a personal email account to conduct government business as secretary of state, according to State Department officials.

The Video Game That Maps the Galaxy

An anonymous reader writes "Video game designers and astronomers have been working different ends of the same problem: how to chart a galaxy full of stars. Astronomers start with observation, finding new and better ways to look into the sky and record what they can see.

A Brief History of Patenting the Wheel: What Goes Around Comes Around

v3rgEz writes Marc Abrahams, founder of the Ig Nobel Prize, has put together a fascinating history of people patenting the wheel, including one inventor that did it to prove how ridiculous Australia's patent system was and another that put wheels on a wheel so it could wheel while it wheels.

Dubai's Climate-Controlled Dome City Is a Dystopia Waiting To Happen

Daniel_Stuckey writes: Dubai is building "the world's first climate-controlled city" — it's a 4.3 mile pedestrian mall that will be covered with a retractable dome to provide its shoppers with air conditioning in the summer heat. The Mall of the World, as it's called,

www.happybirthday.net

Imagine going back 25 years in a time machine to meet the you of 1989. The you that was watching the Berlin Wall fall, the you that saw Jim and Tammy Baker come back to TV, the you that was probably peripherally aware of something called the Friday The 13th Virus.

Contact Lenses With Infrared Vision?

Orlando (12257) writes "A story on Singularity Hub reports that "Researchers at the University of Michigan, led by electrical engineer Zhaohui Zhong, have devised a way to capture the infrared spectrum without requiring the cooling that makes infrared goggles so cumbersome.

球迷福利:两方法让世界杯赛程尽在你掌握

威锋网讯,世界杯的大幕已经拉开。想要有更好的观赛体验,怕忘了比赛时间?想要随时随地浏览赛程的话,小编在此为大家提供两种较好的方法,供锋友们参考。  第一个方法是为你的日历应用添加世界杯的赛程。

你不牛逼,认识再多牛逼的人,也与你无关

寂静的夜,人们总是习惯在这个时候,去独自思考人生、回想过往的辉煌与落寞。至少我是这样,在我工作近十年的时间里, […]

耐克FuelBand设计商在做传统腕表

据国外媒体报道,在智能手表、运动手环等可穿戴产品漫天飞的年代,耐克 FuelBand 设计商 Astro Studios 却选择做传统腕表用无异于可穿戴设备的制造方式。  让你去押注可穿戴设备的未来,你很可能不会去赌传统 ... ...

Broadlink :智能家居的下一步是人工智能

提及智能家居,我们总会联想种种奇幻的“未来之家”:走进房门,灯光自动激活、电视自动播放、浴室自动烧水、空调自动调节…… 当下的技术实现这些场景并不复杂,问题在于,方兴未艾的智能家居缺少统一的标准。

JetBlue system outage leaves passengers grounded

JetBlue has a lot of angry customers Monday after a system-wide outage left travellers grounded in several airportsSee also: JetBlue wants to have a discussion about flight etiquetteResponding to frustrated passengers on Twitter at around 6am ET,

'Rise of the Tomb Raider' puts Lara Croft in the toughest spots imaginable

LOS ANGELES — While the top of the Himalayas may look serene, we see the journey won't be easy for Lara Croft.In new gameplay footage from Rise of the Tomb Raider, the next chapter in the rebooted Tomb Raider franchise, we see just how unforgiving ice,

JavaScript + CSS3 实现的海报画廊特效 - Crucify_Lee

这是慕课网上《CSS3+JS 实现超炫的散列画廊特效》的源代码,我修改了一些 bug 和调优了一些细节,并把学习过程中并不了解的知识点以及一些基本思路用注释写在了源码里供以后查阅,同时欢迎指正其中的问题。

你觉得你离诺贝尔奖最近的一刻是什么时候?

我离诺贝尔奖最近的一次当然就是我手拿诺贝尔奖牌的那一刻。来给大家看一下图:。。。。。。。。。。。。。。。。。。。。。。。。。。。。。。。。。。。。嗯,仅仅就是手拿了一下而已。。。

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