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IBM to build exascale supercomputer for the world’s largest, million-antennae telescope

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IBM and ASTRON, the Netherlands Foundation for Research in Astronomy, have announced that they have begun work on building an exascale supercomputer that will collect data from the Square Kilometre Array (SKA), a 3,000km-wide telescope that will have millions of antennae. The current world’s fastest supercomputer, the K, has 700,000...
IBM to build exascale supercomputer for the world’s largest, million-antennae telescope
90 Seconds on The Verge: August 16th, 2012

Hey, startups, users aren’t free

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Photo via Ken Hawkins “Seattle’s great at building technology, but we don’t understand marketing. San Francisco’s great at marketing. That’s why great B-to-C companies come out of San Francisco and not Seattle.” A managing partner at a VC firm said this to me several months ago. It solidified, in my...
Hey, startups, users aren’t free
Now booking: Your flight to space

What can you do with a supercomputer?

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In general, when ExtremeTech or another technology website discusses supercomputers, it’s always in terms of speed; teraflops, petaflops, the rush to exascale, and so on. There’s a reason for this, of course: After decades of indoctrination by Intel, processing speed is something that nearly all of us can relate to.What’s...
What can you do with a supercomputer?
Engrade Grabs $3M From Wireless Generation Co-founder To Help Teachers Manage Their Classrooms

The Hovis Eco Is A Robot That Can Dance, Do Martial Arts

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It’s a little known fact that Isaac Asimov’s Three Laws of Robotics is missing a law: The robot shall be able to do Tai Chi. Thankfully, there’s the Hovis Eco, a tiny, plastic-clad humanoid robot by Dongbu Robot. The robots cost $900 for the plastic clad version (the Eco)...
The Hovis Eco Is A Robot That Can Dance, Do Martial Arts

A Little Known Fact About the 9/11 Planes

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A Little Known Fact About the 9/11 Planes
OMGPOP’s Sale to Zynga Is One of Y Combinator’s Biggest Exits To Date

Promotions, Hires and Changes at The Next Web

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“If we don’t change, we don’t grow. If we don’t grow, we aren’t really living.” Wise words from American author Gail Sheehy, which I’ve included here because it’s the only quote I can remember with the word “change.” That said, it also brings me neatly onto a few recent changes...
Promotions, Hires and Changes at The Next Web

Three Tips For a New Wave of Ed-Tech Entrepreneurs

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Here’s a little-known fact: Schoolteachers are some the most hardcore early-adopters on the Web today. This hyper-connected community represents an enormous opportunity for ed-tech entrepreneurs, and is the key to success for any ed-tech startup. With the advent of social media, teachers across the world are forming enormous online communities...
Three Tips For a New Wave of Ed-Tech Entrepreneurs

BitTorrent Users DDoS Websites Without Knowing

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It’s a little known fact but The Pirate Bay and other popular BitTorrent sites have the power to take down pretty much any website on the Internet. All they have to do is add the target website URL as a “tracker” for the torrents and magnet links they serve. People...
BitTorrent Users DDoS Websites Without Knowing

Hang with the Ars Editors for a Friday Fireside Chat!

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The tablet scene has changed wildly in the past two weeks. Microsoft and Google have each announced their own "in house" designs (Microsoft Surface and Nexus 7, respectively), taking the reins from OEMs (to varying degrees) in order to combat the dominance of the iPad. And to make matters even crazier, the...
Hang with the Ars Editors for a Friday Fireside Chat!
Tudou Co-Founder on Merger With Arch Rival: “Yes, It Felt Weird”
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