50th anniversary

50th anniversary

DMCA Fun: Movie Studios Issue Takedowns Over Their Authorized Films
Commercial blue-sky research lives on at IBM's Watson center

SUSE Linux powers 147,456-core German supercomputer

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The Leibniz Supercomputing Centre (LRZ) of the Bavarian Academy of Sciences recently celebrated its 50th anniversary by launching the SuperMUC, the world’s fourth most powerful supercomputer. The system, which was built by IBM and runs SUSE Linux Enterprise Server, has the distinction of being the single fastest x86-based supercomputer and...
SUSE Linux powers 147,456-core German supercomputer

Sir Alan Cottrell

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Chief scientific adviser to the government who transformed the study of metallurgyIn the 1940s and 50s, the scientist Sir Alan Cottrell, who has died aged 92, transformed the field of metallurgy, a subject that had previously been largely based on craft experience and scientific observations, into one that was firmly...
Sir Alan Cottrell

The Next 50: Earth Portal takes you on a breathtaking trip into the depths of space

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The Next 50 at the Seattle Center started yesterday with events, live music, food trucks, and children flipping through the air (literally). The Next 50 is a six-month-long extravaganza that aligns with the 50th anniversary of the 1962 World‘s Fair in Seattle — the event that brought us the Space...
The Next 50: Earth Portal takes you on a breathtaking trip into the depths of space

Pop-up book club: The Feminine Mystique

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We're celebrating the classic feminist work by Betty Friedan - and in some cases getting round to reading it. If this sounds like you, join our pop-up book clubWomen of the internet, gather around: to commemorate the 50th anniversary of Betty Friedan's The Feminine Mystique, the women of Guardian US...
Pop-up book club: The Feminine Mystique

The Observer science quiz 2012: part 2

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Were you paying attention this scientific year? Take our test to find out: no Googling allowed• link to the answers at the bottom of the pageROUND 2: IN THE NEWS21. What happened this year but won't occur again until 2117?22. The Libyan city of El Azizia was stripped of its...
The Observer science quiz 2012: part 2

Donald J. Sobol, Creator Of Encyclopedia Brown, Dead At 87

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Donald J. Sobol, author of the acclaimed Encyclopedia Brown series of children’s mystery books, died last Wednesday of natural causes. He was 87. The author released his first book in 1963 after receiving dozens of rejections. The series went on to sell millions of copies around the world and helped...
Donald J. Sobol, Creator Of Encyclopedia Brown, Dead At 87

Arizona man wins 20-minute space trip by walking around Seattle’s Space Needle halo

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Just a nice stroll around the Space Needle Gregory Schneider, a 28-year-old father of two from Arizona, beat out more than 50,000 applicants to win a trip to space as part of the Space Needle’s Space Race 2012 program. Schneider was one of five finalists who participated in a three-day...
Arizona man wins 20-minute space trip by walking around Seattle’s Space Needle halo

Scrabble Rules Change Will Allow Proper Nouns

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Scrabble Rules Change Will Allow Proper Nouns is a post from Chris PirilloScrabble was first introduced back in 1938. I am appalled by the recent announcement that the game will be changing the rules when the newest edition is released this summer. You cannot have a game for 72 years...
Scrabble Rules Change Will Allow Proper Nouns

Lamborghini Egoista concept looks like a space fighter

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At the end of its 50th anniversary Grande Giro tour, Lamborghini unveils a new high-end concept car that looks like something Batman would drive in space and represents hedonism in the extreme. [Read more]...
Lamborghini Egoista concept looks like a space fighter

GE Engineer Crushes Your Childhood Dreams

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GE Engineer Matt Gluesenkamp decided that to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the laser, he'd destroy any hope you ever had of lightsabers becoming a reality. Hey, Matt, next time just blow up some balloons or something. More »...
GE Engineer Crushes Your Childhood Dreams

Fifty Years after Telstar: Why the first commercial satellite was so important

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Today, July 12, marks the 50th anniversary of the first broadcast from the Telstar satellite, the first commercial satellite in orbit. These broadcasts heralded a sea change in the way we communicated, and laid the groundwork for many of the services we take for granted today.Telstar was one of the...
Fifty Years after Telstar: Why the first commercial satellite was so important
Microsoft helps launch interactive Everest site mapping climate change and 60 years of climbs

Sigma founder Michihiro Yamaki dies

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CEO of camera and lens maker Sigma, sadly, has passed away. The 78-year-old Michihiro Yamaki succumbed in Tokyo, Japan on January 18 after a fight with liver cancer. Yamaki founded the company in 1961 and was heading up the company up to 2011, on its 50th anniversary.......
Sigma founder Michihiro Yamaki dies

Senior Twitter and Juniper Executives Join VC Firm Sutter Hill As Managing Directors

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Sutter Hill Ventures has added two new directors from Twitter and Juniper Networks — a move that speaks to the next big focus in investment — enterprise IT and its integration with consumer technologies. Stefan Dyckerhoff joins Sutter from Juniper Network Systems where he worked as executive vice president of...
Senior Twitter and Juniper Executives Join VC Firm Sutter Hill As Managing Directors

The Beatles release new iTunes compilation Tomorrow Never Knows

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Fiftieth anniversary of Fab Four's first hit to be celebrated with 14-track career retrospectiveThe Beatles are celebrating the 50th anniversary of their first hit with a new compilation of songs you probably already own. Tomorrow Never Knows, a "powerful collection ... of the Beatles' most powerful rock songs", will be...
The Beatles release new iTunes compilation Tomorrow Never Knows
Celebrating 50 years of seeing space, courtesy of the European Southern Observatory

Briefly: Marshall Headphones, SquareTrade, App Deletion

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Marshall Headphones has released the Major 50 FX headphones. Claimed to have a sound quality that pays homage to the Marshall legacy, the physical design attempts to match the audio. Inner ear caps borrow the fret detailing used in the 50th anniversary line of amplifiers, the outer has gold accents...
Briefly: Marshall Headphones, SquareTrade, App Deletion

Marshall's Hanwell HiFi speaker: bred from guitar amps, at-home with your PMP

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It's been a year since the legendary guitar amp and speaker makers at Marshall Amplification first made the splash into consumer audio with its Marshall Headphones division (Zound / Urbanears), producing the Major and Minor. As an ode to the former's 50th anniversary, both have announced the Hanwell: Marshall's...
Marshall's Hanwell HiFi speaker: bred from guitar amps, at-home with your PMP

Manchester marks Atlas switch-on

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The University of Manchester is celebrating the 50th anniversary of the switch-on of Atlas - a pioneering supercomputer....
Manchester marks Atlas switch-on

Cheap eats in New York -- the video edition!

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Good news for frugal chow-hounds: a new video series provides a closer look at all those tasty treats that appear in New York magazine’s annual Eat Cheap issue. The five episode series will highlight Asian buns, deli sandwiches and other non-spendy staples that provide a respite from the city’s often...
Cheap eats in New York -- the video edition!
Jony Ive extends influence, flies Apple design team to London for prestigious award

Olympus shipping Pen E-P5 this month with 16MP sensor, retro design

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Olympus has officially announced its Pen E-P5 Micro Four Thirds camera, one leaked earlier this month. Designed to look like the Pen F to mark its 50th anniversary, the Pen E-P5 boasts a string of thoroughly-modern components within its retro styling, including a 16-megapixel TruePic VI Live MOS sensor and...
Olympus shipping Pen E-P5 this month with 16MP sensor, retro design

Valley Tech Giants Are Spending Big Bucks To Bring Super Bowl 50 To San Francisco (HPQ, INTC, AAPL, STX, GOOG)

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Silicon Valley tech giants are ponying up some major cash to ensure that Super Bowl 50 will be played close to home.  The 50th anniversary of the football championship game will be held in 2016. Apple, Google, HP, Intel and Seagate are among the companies that have pledged to donate...
Valley Tech Giants Are Spending Big Bucks To Bring Super Bowl 50 To San Francisco (HPQ, INTC, AAPL, STX, GOOG)

Mick Walker obituary

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My friend Mick Walker, who has died of cancer aged 69, wrote more than 130 books, covering every aspect of motorcycling. Many of his marque histories, collectors' guides and racer biographies are considered definitive works. As a motorcycle historian, he was a consultant of choice for the exhibition The Art...
Mick Walker obituary

An illustrated history of James Bond's cars

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James Bond is nearly as well known for his fast cars as he is for his gadgets and beautiful Bond girls but how has his choice of motor evolved as the films have progressed? And which is your favourite car? • James Bond bodycount for each filmIn honour of the...
An illustrated history of James Bond's cars
Street view goes indoors for Kennedy Space Center's 50th

robsheridan: This great fan-made James Bond 50th anniversary...

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robsheridan: This great fan-made James Bond 50th anniversary montage is way, way better than the one they played at the Oscars. Fan-fucking-tastic....
robsheridan: This great fan-made James Bond 50th anniversary...
NASA opens Launch Control Center to visitors for first time in decades
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