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HP Takes ARM to Hyperscale – The Beginning of a PC-like Revolution on Servers

Using technology from partner Calxeda, HP presented that a typical web hosting site with 400 servers on 10 racks using 20 switches and 1,600 cables could be consolidated onto their ARM based Redstone platform which, even though it would require 1,600 servers for the same load, would only take up a half of a rack, two switches and 41 cables. Savings is massive with power requirements dropping from 91 kilowatts to 9.9 kilowatts and costs for the system dropping from $3.3M to $1.2M.

HP Takes ARM to Hyperscale – The Beginning of a PC-like Revolution on Servers

November 2, 2011 Posted by | IT Hardware | Leave a comment

HP moves to revolutionize computing

Yes, HP announced an ARM based server platform targeted at Cloud applications that promises to significantly reduce server costs for companies like Amazon, Google, Facebook and other entities who live off of the web.

Genre classics resurrected as graphic novelsYet, this is just the beginning of a much bigger revolution.

In a session after the announcement, HP Labs talked about the new as the first step to replace processor architectures, networking, and storage as we know it with a fabric based on their unique Memristor technology which is apparently close to initial test fabrication.

This would suggest HP is actually on the cusp of a revolution similar to the transistor. If properly executed, the new paradigm could put the company at the heart of an intense technology storm.

HP moves to revolutionize computing | TG Daily

November 2, 2011 Posted by | IT Hardware | Leave a comment

$1,000 Genome in Two Hours by 2012

The key to this breakthrough, says Rothberg, is that the PGM does not rely on conventional wet chemistry to sequence DNA. Instead, it works almost entirely through conventional microchip technology, which means Ion Torrent is leveraging decades of investment in conventional transistors and chips.

So what’s the age of the $1,000 genome look like? Until we know what more of those genes actually correlate with, for most of us it won’t be so different from the present.

“Right now don’t have very many correlations between those 3 billion base pairs [of the human genome] and outcomes or medicines,” says Rothberg. He predicts it will take at least 10 years of clinical experiments with full genome sequencing to get us to the point where we can begin to unlock its value.

“And it will be 20 years before we understand cancer at same level as HIV and can come up with combinations of medicine [tailored] for each individual,” says Rothberg.

$1,000 Genome in Two Hours by 2012, Says CEO of Ion Torrent – Technology Review

November 2, 2011 Posted by | Health | Leave a comment

California doctor Gregg Home ‘can turn brown eyes blue’

Ever wished you were the blue-eyed boy? You soon could be, after a doctor revealed he can permanently change a person’s eye colour in just 20 seconds.

Dr Gregg Homer, from Stroma Medical in California said his Lumineyes technology uses a laser tuned to a specific frequency to turn brown eyes to blue.

The laser energy removes the brown pigment, or melanin, from the top layer of the iris, and the blue eye colour emerges over the following two to three weeks.

California doctor Gregg Home ‘can turn brown eyes blue’ | Mail Online

November 2, 2011 Posted by | Health - Eye | Leave a comment

A rich club in the human brain

“The rich club, said van den Heuvel, might be the “G8 summit of our brain.”

“It’s a group of highly influential regions that keep each other informed and likely collaborate on issues that concern whole brain functioning,” he said. “Figuring out what is discussed at this summit might be an important step in understanding how our brain works.””

Study: A rich club in the human brain

November 2, 2011 Posted by | Neuroscience | Leave a comment

A fos demonstrat de 28 de studii. Mâncarea de tip fast-food, sucurile şi prăjiturile pot provoca dependenţă

“Acum zece ani, ideea că anumite alimente ar putea provoca dependenţă nu se afla pe radarele oamenilor de ştiinţă, dar recent numărul cercetărilor în domeniu a explodat. Studiul creierului oamenilor care suferă de obezitate şi a celor care nu se pot abţine de la mâncare a relevat tulburări ale creierului similare cu cele suferite de toxicomani.

“Evidenţele sunt atât de copleşitoare, încât oamenii din domeniu vor trebui să le accepte”, a afirmat Nora Volkow, directorul Institutului american care luptă împotriva abuzului de droguri, citată de Bloomberg.

Giganţi precum McDonald’s, Pepsi, Coca-Cola sau Nestle ar putea ajunge în situaţia marilor producători de tutun care se luptă să îşi reţină clienţii şi să combată scăderea consumului cauzată de campaniile anti-fumat.”

A fos demonstrat de 28 de studii. Mâncarea de tip fast-food, sucurile şi prăjiturile pot provoca dependenţă | Ziarul Financiar

November 2, 2011 Posted by | Health - Nutrition, News RO | Leave a comment

Kinect Effect

Kinect Effect – YouTube

November 2, 2011 Posted by | Gadgets | Leave a comment

Siri Tells A Story About Herself – Must Watch !

Siri Tells A Story About Herself – Must Watch ! – YouTube

November 2, 2011 Posted by | Gadgets | Leave a comment

How we travelled beyond infinity

“Frank Close tells the human story of how we solved The Infinity Puzzle – once the bane of physics

INFINITY. In mathematics, it’s a curiosity. In physics, it’s a disease. It reared its head back in the 1940s, with quantum electrodynamics (QED), the theory of electromagnetism.

QED’s equations predicted that the electron’s mass and charge were infinite. But physicists had already measured those values and found them to be finite. They were almost ready to abandon quantum field theory altogether, but within the decade physicists Richard Feynman, Julian Schwinger and Sin-Itiro Tomonaga independently found the solution: a mathematical trick known as renormalisation.

In The Infinity Puzzle, physicist Frank Close explores the history of renormalisation and physicists’ decades-long quest to banish infinity once and for all. The key to renormalisation was knowing that an electron’s charge and mass vary depending on the length scale at which you measure them. That’s because its interactions with its own electric field and virtual particles in the quantum vacuum grow larger the closer you look, skyrocketing to infinity as you zoom in on the “naked” electron.”

CultureLab: How we travelled beyond infinity

November 2, 2011 Posted by | Physics | Leave a comment

Will The Next Wave Of E-Paper Devices Have Glowing Screens?

“The eBook Reader points out a newish technology being pitched as the next step in passive displays. Flex Lighting makes an extremely thin layer (0.05mm thick) that allows light from hidden LEDs to be distributed evenly over its whole surface. The light is directed towards the screen itself, it seems, which is certainly necessary for a reflective-type display. It only needs one or two LEDs, so battery draw is minimal, and the extreme thinness and flexibility make it work in practically any display stack.”

Will The Next Wave Of E-Paper Devices Have Glowing Screens? | TechCrunch

November 2, 2011 Posted by | Gadgets | Leave a comment

Syndicate 4-Player Co-op Trailer — Hostile Takeover (HD)

Syndicate 4-Player Co-op Trailer — Hostile Takeover (HD) – YouTube

November 2, 2011 Posted by | Games | Leave a comment

Charles de România: “Hrăneşte sufletul şi inima. Asta îţi face, până la urmă, ţara aceasta”

Deschidem serialul “De ce iubim România” cu Prinţul Charles, fără doar şi poate cel mai mare lobbyist al României la momentul actual. Spune că ţara aceasta “îi creează “sentimentul veşniciei” şi-i aminteşte de “copilărie”. Vă invităm să redescoperim împreună o ţară demnă de un Prinţ.

DE CE IUBIM ROMÂNIA. Charles de România: “Hrăneşte sufletul şi inima. Asta îţi face, până la urmă, ţara aceasta” – Gandul

November 2, 2011 Posted by | News RO | Leave a comment

Euroscepticii jubilează: tragedia greacă, cântecul de lebădă al Uniunii Europene!

„Vreți să ieșim din zona euro? Vreți să intrăm în faliment?!” Pare incredibil, dar cam acestea sunt întrebările la care grecii trebuie, în curând, să răspundă. Nimeni nu mai înțelege nimic: francezii rămân muți de uimire, nemții încep să vorbescă singuri. Ca să își salveze scaunul, grecul Papandreou pune în pericol întreaga construcție europeană.

Credeam că avem cei mai proști și mai incompetenți politicieni din toată Europa. Criza a dovedit că nu este așa. Ai noștri seamănă cu italienii, și poate cu ungurii, dar par întruchiparea vie a verticalității și a competenței dacă îi comparăm cu grecii.

Euroscepticii jubilează: tragedia greacă, cântecul de lebădă al Uniunii Europene! – Editoriale > Capital.ro

November 2, 2011 Posted by | News RO | Leave a comment

   

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