Monthly Archives: December 2009

Celebrating 90 Years of Udo Kasemets

Udo Kasemets has written many pieces of music during his 90 years on the planet, including ambitious translations into sound of the works of eminent poets and scientists. But he says he is still looking for the answer to the most basic question ab… Continue reading

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Natural Selection? Guess again …

Enlarge The researchers then compared four models of speciation to determine which best accounted for the rate of speciation actually found. The Red Queen hypothesis, of species arising as a result of an accumulation of small changes, fitted only … Continue reading

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The World Question Center 2009

The Edge Annual Question 2009 Through science we create technology and in using our new tools we recreate ourselves. But until very recently in our history, no democratic populace, no legislative body, ever indicated by choice, by vote, how this p… Continue reading

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Christmas Curtain Raiser

Traditional carol mash-up by Sinfonia alumnus Ross Hasting, “Christmas Curtain Raiser” (Alfred Publ 1971) rendered here by the Heritage High School Concert Band (aka the Marching Mountaineers)

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Augmenting reality in Japanese shopping malls

AR systems present a real field of view of a physical environment augmented by computer-generated imagery (CGI), thus combining the real world with the virtual. They are often interactive in real time and sometimes the images are three-dimensional… Continue reading

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Lion, Tiger and Bear (Oh My!)

Rescued eight years ago during a police drugs raid in Atlanta, Georgia, the three friends were only cubs at the time and barely two months old. Delivered to the Noah’s Ark animal rescue centre in Locust Grove, Georgia, the decision was made to kee… Continue reading

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NEPTUNE Canada: Go-live Webcast

NEPTUNE Canada has completed deployment of 800km of fiber on the Pacific Ocean floor powering 5 undersea observatory nodes at key research locations with over 200 instruments and sensors connected to computing and data storage facilities at Univer… Continue reading

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