A look back at how Apple has leveraged the expertise that came with the acquisitions of companies like Intrinsity and PA Semi. Chris Jenkins also makes a few educated guesses about the A8 SoC. Well worth a read if you love reading about silicon chips. 

thelandofmaps:

Presidents/Prime minister’s faces [4500x2234] [OC]
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HAH! How many can you recognise? I recognised about 30 leaders. 

lacigreen:

onemaytolerateaworldfullofdemons:

The only sort of pictures you should be reblogging of Jennifer Lawrence

have unfollowed 20+ blogs on here already and i will unfollow anyone else who reblogs nude photos taken NON-CONSENSUALLY from these women.  it is sexual violation (fueled by the objectification of women) and anybody who participates that is the literal scum of the earth

BINGO! I could not have put it any better.  lacigreen:

onemaytolerateaworldfullofdemons:

The only sort of pictures you should be reblogging of Jennifer Lawrence

have unfollowed 20+ blogs on here already and i will unfollow anyone else who reblogs nude photos taken NON-CONSENSUALLY from these women.  it is sexual violation (fueled by the objectification of women) and anybody who participates that is the literal scum of the earth

BINGO! I could not have put it any better.  lacigreen:

onemaytolerateaworldfullofdemons:

The only sort of pictures you should be reblogging of Jennifer Lawrence

have unfollowed 20+ blogs on here already and i will unfollow anyone else who reblogs nude photos taken NON-CONSENSUALLY from these women.  it is sexual violation (fueled by the objectification of women) and anybody who participates that is the literal scum of the earth

BINGO! I could not have put it any better.  lacigreen:

onemaytolerateaworldfullofdemons:

The only sort of pictures you should be reblogging of Jennifer Lawrence

have unfollowed 20+ blogs on here already and i will unfollow anyone else who reblogs nude photos taken NON-CONSENSUALLY from these women.  it is sexual violation (fueled by the objectification of women) and anybody who participates that is the literal scum of the earth

BINGO! I could not have put it any better.  lacigreen:

onemaytolerateaworldfullofdemons:

The only sort of pictures you should be reblogging of Jennifer Lawrence

have unfollowed 20+ blogs on here already and i will unfollow anyone else who reblogs nude photos taken NON-CONSENSUALLY from these women.  it is sexual violation (fueled by the objectification of women) and anybody who participates that is the literal scum of the earth

BINGO! I could not have put it any better.  lacigreen:

onemaytolerateaworldfullofdemons:

The only sort of pictures you should be reblogging of Jennifer Lawrence

have unfollowed 20+ blogs on here already and i will unfollow anyone else who reblogs nude photos taken NON-CONSENSUALLY from these women.  it is sexual violation (fueled by the objectification of women) and anybody who participates that is the literal scum of the earth

BINGO! I could not have put it any better.  lacigreen:

onemaytolerateaworldfullofdemons:

The only sort of pictures you should be reblogging of Jennifer Lawrence

have unfollowed 20+ blogs on here already and i will unfollow anyone else who reblogs nude photos taken NON-CONSENSUALLY from these women.  it is sexual violation (fueled by the objectification of women) and anybody who participates that is the literal scum of the earth

BINGO! I could not have put it any better. 

lacigreen:

onemaytolerateaworldfullofdemons:

The only sort of pictures you should be reblogging of Jennifer Lawrence

have unfollowed 20+ blogs on here already and i will unfollow anyone else who reblogs nude photos taken NON-CONSENSUALLY from these women.  it is sexual violation (fueled by the objectification of women) and anybody who participates that is the literal scum of the earth

BINGO! I could not have put it any better. 

10 stories to read this weekend - Edition 34 - August 29, 2014

“The importance of reading, for me, is that it allows you to dream. Reading not only educates, but is relaxing and allows you to feed your imagination - creating beautiful pictures from carefully chosen words.” ― Eric Ripert. 

Welcome to “10 stories to read this weekend,” a weekly feature that links to some interesting stories.

  • Welcome to Extremistan: The threat and promise of the fracturing of the Middle East.
  • Kobe Bryant’s Twilight Saga: Sports Illustrated’s long and fascinating profile of Kobe Bryant, my favourite basketball player of all time. For even the most competitive athlete, the transition game is never easy. So what drives Kobe Bryant at age 36, as he comes off serious injury and prepares for his 19th NBA season—and all that lies beyond?
  • SeaWorld’s Most Rewarding and Traumatic Job: The hours are long, and the work can be dangerous. But animal care workers, the unsung heroes devoted to the health of mammals at SeaWorld and other marine parks, have unrivaled access to the animals—and the challenges of captivity. Here, three former employees go on the record about their experiences.
  • The Aftershocks: Seven of Italy’s top scientists were convicted of manslaughter following a catastrophic L’Aquila quake in 2009. Has the country criminalized science?
  • Fukushima Disaster: Inside The World’s Most Dangerous Room: Three years after the tsunami hit, the nuclear catastrophe at Fukushima is barely contained. “So much radiation still pulses inside the crippled reactor cores that no one has been able to get close enough to survey the full extent of the destruction.” What lessons has Japan learned? Not enough. “No one has gone to jail, and no one wants to take responsibility. Everyone still wants to look the other way.
  • Meet the Real Victims of Climate Change: How “Titanic” is helping a South Pacific tribe understand why their island is disappearing.
  • The Boy with Half a Brain: (via LongReads.com) Zionsville’s Jeff and Tiernae Buttars surrendered their son William to the most radical procedure in neurosurgery. The grim choice to remove a portion of his brain left everyone changed.
  • The man who grew eyes: Growing nerve tissue and organs is a sci-fi dream. Moheb Costandi met the pioneering researcher who grew eyes and brain cells.
  • What Happened to Motorola: How a culture shift nearly doomed an iconic company that once dominated the telecom industry.
  • How a Chinese National Gained Access to Arizona’s Terror Center: The un-vetted computer engineer plugged into law enforcement networks and a database of 5 million Arizona drivers in a possible breach that was kept secret for years. 

Have a great weekend! 

Note:10 stories to read this weekend” is a marquee feature of this blog. New editions are published every friday at 22:00 IST / 16:30 GMT.

latimes:

"In a place where rainfall averages two inches a year, rocks are being shoved around by mechanisms typically seen in arctic climes."

Two cousins’ stroke of luck has provided the final evidence in solving a mystery of the Racetrack Playa that has long puzzled visitors and scientists: What mechanism moves rocks across flat dirt in the heart of the hottest, driest place on earth?

Fascinating! 

“If all insects on Earth disappeared, within 50 years all life on Earth would end. If all human beings disappeared from the Earth, within 50 years all forms of life would flourish.”

Jonas Salk, Biologist (via aurelle)

The latter scenario is more appealing to be honest. 

(via shychemist)

Q

kmthu asked:

What's the "DO NOT EAT" thing in packaged foods, what's in it and how does it work? Thanks!

A

scishow:

It’s silica gel…an artifical form of silicon dioxide (the same stuff that makes up sand) that has tons of tiny pores that have affinities for water. Silica gel can absorb around 40% of its weight in water. It’s manufactured to be entirely dry and then placed in food or other products that manufacturers don’t want to get moist in humid climates (slightly moist chips are what we in the real world call “stale.”) Water would rather be in the silica matrix than the food matrix, so that’s where it goes, keeping the food nice and dry.

And if you’re wondering why you shouldn’t eat it…it’s just because it’s not technically food. It’s not dangerous though…it’s just fancy sand.

-Hank

Not dangerous….then i know a couple of people who’ll totally eat silica gel. Heck, even i might give it a try. 😜

kqedscience:

This Musical Illusion Will Make You Question Your Own Ears

We’re used to illusions being optical. These visual tricks are designed by magicians and masters of the craft to leave us questioning our own eyes. But it’s quite another thing to be left questioning our ears.

Give the video…a listen, and then let it replay (it should do so automatically). The same notes are being played each time — it’s just the same clip, over and over — but it’s weird how they seem to keep going up in pitch.”

Learn more from the huffingtonpost.

WOW! it works…The pitch increases discernibly with each play. Our brain is one mysterious organ. 

beatricebiologist:

I mean, pooping in the sky must be amazing, right? It has to be.

(These are the things I think about.)

LMAO! 😂

(via asapscience)

“I love science, and it pains me to think that so many are terrified of the subject or feel that choosing science means you cannot also choose compassion, or the arts, or be awed by nature. Science is not meant to cure us of mystery, but to reinvent and reinvigorate it.”

Robert M. Sapolsky (via utcjonesobservatory)

Exactly! 

Yep. Hard to disagree with this quote. 

Yep. Hard to disagree with this quote. 

Spare 10 minutes to go through the entire thing. Countries just can’t afford to be insular from the world at large in this globalised world. 

asapscience:

A UFO caught on tape!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

😃