- Search Me: Inside the launch of Stephen Wolfram's new "computational knowledge engine." [Technology Review]
The Wolfram search engine will allow people to make use of science on a daily basis, just as Google has made billions of people reference librarians.
- Salon.com | God, He's moody
In an interview with something to offend everyone, Robert Wright explains why religion has given us a fickle deity.
- Nanotech and climate change [The Foresight Institute]
Eric Drexler is apparently at the Renaissance Weekend with the intent to speak to the assembled interesting people about how "advanced nanotechnology can address the climate change problem providing low-cost solar energy and by removing accumluated CO2 from the atmosphere."
- Animal Research Facilities Must Disclose More - NYTimes.com
Animal research facilities will be required to disclose more information online about their experiments under a court settlement signed by the Humane Society of the United States and the Agriculture Department.
- Are we witnessing the end of science? | Ehsan Masood | Science | guardian.co.uk
Almost all the great revolutions in scientific thinking may be behind us, but the way modern science is conducted stifles radical new ideas.
- Life on Mars with Pete Worden | h+ Magazine
NASA wants to explore space and Mars with self-replicating robots.
- Time for a scientific code of ethics | Laboratory News
New meta-survey raises serious concerns about scientific misconduct.
Sunday, July 5, 2009
Link dump: 2009.07.05
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