Month: September 2018

NASA Shows Off Its Big Computer In 1986 — Hackaday

Sometimes it is hard to remember just how far computers have come in the last three or four decades. An old NASA video (see below) has been restored with better sound and video recently that shows what passed for a giant computer in 1986. The Cray 2 runs at 250 MHz and had two gigabytes of memory (256 megabytes of million 64-bit words). Despite … Read More NASA Shows Off Its Big Computer In 1986 — Hackaday

NYC Raises Standards On Screening For School Bus Drivers — CBS New York

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — New York City announced on Wednesday it’s raising screening standards for school bus drivers. A spokesperson for the city’s Department of Education says in addition to background checks at the Department of Motor Vehicles, all city school bus drivers will now have to go through the same screening as other DOE… via NYC Raises Standards On Screening For School Bus Drivers … Read More NYC Raises Standards On Screening For School Bus Drivers — CBS New York

The B&N Sci-Fi and Fantasy Blog — Discover

The Barnes & Noble team serves a constant flow of posts for fantasy and science-fiction fans, from news and interviews to reading recommendations and posts on memorable book covers. via The B&N Sci-Fi and Fantasy Blog — Discover

One-Liner Wednesday – Too Much Computer —

You know you spend too much time on the computer when you wake up at 4:04 am and say to yourself, that can’t be good. If you would like to participate in this prompt, feel free to use the “One-Liner Wednesday” title in your post, and if you do, you can ping back here […] via One-Liner Wednesday – Too Much Computer —

The Penguin Digest — Discover

Penguin Random House India is the subcontinent’s largest English trade publisher; on their blog, they share book excerpts, literary news, and interviews, with a focus on South Asian voices. via The Penguin Digest — Discover

From the lab bench to the newsroom: my experience at The Guardian — Infection, Immunology & Translational Medicine (IITM) Oxford

As a PhD student at MRC HIU, I usually spend my days in a white lab coat peering down a microscope, but this July I temporarily gave all that up to undertake a placement on the science desk at The Guardian newspaper. Commuting through busy central London to The Guardian offices was a […] via From the lab bench to the newsroom: my experience at … Read More From the lab bench to the newsroom: my experience at The Guardian — Infection, Immunology & Translational Medicine (IITM) Oxford