May I introduce this list of fun, trivia-game-worthy facts that you might only hear from a meteorologist. Impress your friends at parties! Inspire your kids! There’s no end to the fun here! These facts are in no particular order, just the order they popped into my head. Nor are they adherent to any particular theme in weather history or meteorology. Enjoy!
What’s crazier than an electrically fired, 5,600 mph bullet? An electrically fired, 5,600 mph bullet that’s GPS-guided, too. The Navy wants one of those to use with its cutting-edge cannon ? a gizmo also known as the Electromagnetic Rail Gun.
There are so many reasons to mock Microsoft’s new web-based reality TV show, Be The Next Microsoft Employee, it’s hard to know where to start.
There’s the premise: Four SQL Server programmers run a gantlet of database programming challenges while being filmed and scrutinized by Microsoft database experts to win the ultimate prize: a job doing …
Autodes, the company that sells professional enterprise design software to?architects, just paid $ 60 million to acquire Socialcam, a social video-sharing app that has quickly amassed more than 50 million users?on Facebook by making it easy?to watch?shaky videos shared by athletes. Wait, what? This unlikely union has confounded the design and tech communities.
If you are a space geek like me and tuned in to the latest NASA Mars Science Laboratory (MSL) press conference, you probably weren’t expecting anything unusual either. Surprise!
Jean-Pierre Lesueur is in many ways a typical 22-year-old computer geek. He lives outside of Paris, coding Java by day for a European company that processes airline tickets. He likes playing the piano and reading Stephen Hawking. But he’s also the man who built Dark Comet — which was recently used by the Syrian government to steal information from the computers of activists fighting to overthrow it.
At this point, there’s little doubt who is likely to win Mexico’s presidential election on Sunday. That would be Enrique Pe?a Nieto, who polls show leading with double-digits over his rival candidates. He’s also calling for a (subtle) shift in the fight against the cartels: don’t bother as much with stopping drugs and taking down drug lords, but focus on stopping violence and kidnapping. But as far as big changes go, don’t expect much if Pe?a Nieto wins, at least not soon.
Two names have emerged in the search for the next director of the Pentagon’s premier research agency. Problem is, one of them has ties to Solyndra, the controversial solar energy firm that embroiled the White House in a scandal. And this isn’t exactly the time for another controversy at the top of the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency.
BioWare announced today that it will deliver a free content update to Mass Effect 3 to “expand” on the game’s ending.
Facebook’s App Center is live, recommending Facebook-friendly apps for Apple’s iOS, Google’s Android and, of course, the web.