Tuesday, May 09, 2006
Tuesday Tech Digest
Dolphins may know each other's names. They're probably smart after all.
Sino-Big-Brother: an IBM researcher in China offers RFID for people tracking, but Wisconsin balks. Three students at the University of Toronto may have found a way around Chinese censorship anyway.
Medical progress. A man was kept alive after his heart was completely removed, and cancer was cured in mice. A gene linked to schizophrenia is also associated with intelligence. Nothing is free I guess.
The economics of prostitution was worked out, and one of Chomsky's theories appears to contradict the facts.
Get yer Windows XP power tools. Meanwhile SGI finally bit the dust. RIP
And, in a move which undoubtedly has Google quaking in its boots, Microsoft bought Vexcel Corporation. Oh, and Massive too.
Honeybees police air quality at German airports.
A proposed engine may be better than hybrids, and Scotland is proposing the world's largest windfarm.
Battle of the sexes: girls are better at timed activities and are more effective bullies.
All is not lost: take a trip south of the border for orgasm day.