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Thursday, June 6th, 2013

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spaceplasma: Chandra, Spitzer study suggests black holes abundant among the earliest stars The cosmic microwave background, shown at left in this illustration, is a flash of light that occurred when the young universe cooled enough for electrons and protons to form the first atoms. It contains slight temperature fluctuations that correspond to regions of slightly […]

You’re Too Cheap to Fly Faster — Lift and Drag — Medium

You’re Too Cheap to Fly Faster — Lift and Drag — Medium But there’s a big difference between this hypersonic flight and the ever faster computers that have penetrated nearly every corner of society, and now travel everywhere in pockets and purses, and even on some people’s faces. We don’t get to use the really […]

Bootstrapping the Industrial Age — Editor’s Picks — Medium

Bootstrapping the Industrial Age — Editor’s Picks — Medium Let’s take a very sophisticated item: one web page. A web page relies on perhaps a hundred thousand other inventions, all needed for its birth and continued existence. There is no web page anywhere without the inventions of HTML code, without computer programming, without LEDs or […]

Nicholas Schmidle: Chris Kyle’s Tragic Quest to Help Troubled Veterans : The New Yorker

Nicholas Schmidle: Chris Kyle’s Tragic Quest to Help Troubled Veterans : The New Yorker A tragic story. Both in terms of Chris Kyle’s untimely death and the sad way our healthcare system fails our veterans.