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Web giant held talks to extend its Google Fiber project to Britain, offering speeds more than 10 times faster than BT's upgraded network...
Thursday, 17 July 2014 |

Be of Good Cheer

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The theme of the need for courage and the courage or cheer that the gospel brings continues in scriptures revealed through Joseph Smith....
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At today's House Judiciary Committee hearing on Operation Choke Point it seemed that Choke Point's critics are conflating a fairly narrow DOJ civil investigation with separate general guidance given by prudential regulators.  In particular, Rep. Issa attempted to tie them together by noting that the DOJ referenced such guidance in its Cho

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SYDNEY, July 18 (Reuters) - Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott said that if the downing of a Malaysian airliner over eastern Ukraine was a deliberate act, then "it is an unspeakable crime" and the perpetrators must be swiftly brought to justice....
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Russia is counting on Western joint ventures and technology to launch a wave of oil and gas exploration...
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(RNS) Ten years after designer Roberto Cavalli received harsh criticism for putting Hindu gods on an underwear and swimsuit line, he is at it again. This time the backlash is for the use of a Sufi school's sacred symbol on the "Just Cavalli" clothing line....

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Ernst Young Pays $4 Million To SEC For Illegally Lobbying CongressErnst & Young , one the largest and most prestigious accounting firms in the country, has agreed to pay the SEC $4 million to settle charges of illegally lobbying Congress. Though in the institutional role of independent auditor, Ernst & Young employees lobbied congressional staff on behalf of two of their clients providing...

Thursday, 17 July 2014 |

RoboCup: Humans 1, Machines 7

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RoboCup: Humans 1, Machines 7
MESSI v the Machine was how some commentators touted the World Cup final, inspired by the disciplined way the German team dismantled Brazil in the semi-finals. But despite such caricatures of Teutonic precision, German players are only human. So as the latest edition of RoboCup, a competition for robot soccer players rather than flesh-and-blood...
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Chemical weapons: Mustard plants, not mustard gasMustardseed, I know your patience well
OF ALL the nasty ways people have devised to harm each other, chemical weapons are among the worst. But even they have varying levels of unpleasantness. Mustard gas blisters the skin and lungs but is an inefficient way of killing. Nerve agents such as sarin, soman and VX are much more deadly. These can linger...
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PREDICTION is difficult, as Niels Bohr once observed, especially about the future. But that has not stopped a huge industry that promises to do so from springing up. Commuters pore over newspaper columns; politicians spend fortunes on deciphering polling data; bosses sit in thrall to the pronouncements of coiffed young flip-chart merchants from...

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