USA Today lists “the crop of newly crowned” ForbesTravel Guide Five Star hotels for 2013.
Some firsts were achieved with the launch today (Feb. 25, 2013, 7:31 a.m. EST or 1231 GMT) at the Satish Dhawan Space Centre in Sriharikota, India by the India Space Research Organization (ISRO)and French Space Agency, including [NEOSSat] the first spacecraft designed to hunt huge asteroids and two of the world’s smallest space telescopes (BRIght Target Explorer – BRITE – nanosatellites developed in Canada to study the brightest stars in the night sky). Great pictures of the launch are here!
Although it’s always nice to read press articles that come out quickly and tell you everything you’d want to know about about the customer experience for a new game console, I enjoy seeing what game developers have to say. After all, it’s the developers who will create the games for the new device. Here’s what game developers are saying about the new Playstation 4.
Movie Magic Squares: Volume 1 contains 55 challenging new movie-related puzzles. It is available in many e-book stores, including Amazon, Diesel, Kobo, Smashwords, and Apple. Soon it will be available for Sony and Barnes & Noble.
Buzzfeed reports that the Canadian parliament appears to have a sense of humor regarding zombie apocalypse.
There are many ways to compare wages across the world. This article in Foreign Policy magazine, compares U.S. minimum wage as a percentage of median wage with the minimum wages of other countries.
This doesn’t happen every day, or even every decade, so we’ll consider this NEWWorthy. Scientists say it is not related to the asteroid expected to fly within 17,000 miles of Earth today. Hundreds or over a thousand people were injured in this meteorite event in Russia. Video and accompanying story can be found here and here.
Budget has posted their 2013 deal for one way car rentals in the spring from Florida. One way car rental deals from Florida are usually popular in April, May, and June, so look for deals from other rental car companies to appear soon.
Movie Magic Squares: Volume 1 contains 55 challenging new movie-related puzzles. They are a bit like mathematical magic squares, where all the numbers in each row/column/diagonal add up to the same sum, but with actors in each row/column/diagonal that acted (or voiced or had an uncredited performance) in a corresponding movie together. You can find the e-book on Amazon.com. Available for Smashwords, Apple, Nook, Kobo, and other formats soon.
If you’ve seen “The Matrix”, then you know how the movie industry uses “bullet-time” effects to stop motion and look at the scene from various angles. Now there’s research into using the “bullet-time” techniques in visualizing really big (exascale) data.
It looks like 2013 may be the year that hardware companies make a big push to get their password-killing devices embedded in devices and accepted by consumers.
The 48th known Mersenne prime has been discovered. It is the largest known prime and has over 17 million digits.
Although per capita patent production in the United States is close to 1916 (Industrial Revolution) numbers, from 2000-2010 Sweden had better per capita patent production.
USA Today reports (2012-2013) on tips and amenities for some top airports.
Graphene has been looked at for years now, but now countries and companies are racing to convert research into products.
With these sensors, researchers might better understand the role of proteins in disease.