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No, The Phablet Will Not Save BlackBerry.

By Kofi Bofah: On June 23, 2008, the then Research in Motion stock established an all-time high, at $147.50 per share. The $147.50 share price also calculated out to an $82.6 billion market capitalization price tag for the Research in Motion business model. Show More Summary

Did Ford Motor Company's Hybrids Get Clobbered By a Computer Error?

An embarrassing error in calculating fuel-economy ratings suddenly leaves Ford’s green cars at a competitive disadvantage.

Dividend Futures Vs. Actual Dividends

By Ironman at Political Calculations: How close do dividend futures come to matching the actual values for quarterly dividends per share that are reported for the S&P 500 by Standard & Poor? We have two primary sources for dividend futures...Show More Summary

HEXO+, An Autonomous Aerial Drone That Films and Follows Users Based on Preset Parameters

2 months agoOdd : Laughing Squid

HEXO+ is an autonomous aerial drone by Squadrone System that films and follows users based on preset parameters. Users frame their shots via a smartphone app that calculates angles and height and distance. Once set, the drone continues to follow these parameters as the user begins moving so that it can continue to capture aerial [...]

Daily Kos Elections releases new interactive legislative maps for Kentucky and Tennessee

2 months agoUS Politics / Liberal : Daily Kos

This week I have interactive state legislative district maps for Kentucky and Tennessee, utilizing the presidential election results by district calculated by the team at Daily Kos Elections. Each legislative chamber is mapped out and...Show More Summary

Did Increased Continental Weathering Save the World From a Runaway Greenhouse Effect?

Geochemists have calculated a huge rise in atmospheric CO2 was only avoided by the formation of a vast mountain range in the middle of the ancient supercontinent, Pangea. This work is being presented to the Goldschmidt geochemistry conference...Show More Summary

CNN Says It's Not Officially a School Shooting If You Have a Reason to Shoot Someone

2 months agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

Nicole Flatlow at ThinkProgress: In a news report published Thursday, CNN amends its prior reporting that there were 74 school shootings since the Newtown Massacre — a number calculated by gun violence prevention group Everytown forShow More Summary

Calculator, Innards, Capacities & Itto have found 'The Sound of Young America' (listen)

by Andrew Sacher It either takes a lot of bravery or irony to call your album The Sound of Young America, but four hardcore bands -- Calculator, Innards, Capacities and Itto -- have done just that for their new four-way...

Entwined review

In a way, Entwined was the most heart-warming moment of Sony's E3 presser, though it was a calculated kind of cockle-warmer. As an unexpected reveal of an arty indie game made by a small, unknown studio - with extra brownie points for looking pretty in a crisp, angular way - it ticked all the right boxes. Show More Summary

Hillary Clinton Snaps at NPR's Terry Gross in Combative Interview About Gay Marriage: LISTEN

2 months agoLGBT / Gay : Towleroad

Hillary Clinton snapped at NPR host Terry Gross after a lengthy, tense, set of questions about her evolution on gay marriage. Gross began by asking her if her move to marriage equality support was a political calculation even though she's...

Valeant Pharma’s Arguments About Drug Research Are Misleading And Wrong

How can we trust Valeant’s calculations about whether it would create value by buying Allergan for $53 billion when Valeant’s presentation of basic facts about the drug industry is self-serving and misleading? Yesterday morning Valeant Pharmaceuticals, and by extension its billionaire CEO, Michael Pearson, released a series of slides arguing that drug industry R&D is becoming [...]

What is Mother Earth worth?

2 months agoOdd :

A group led by Dr. Robert Costanza has calculated the value of the world's ecosystems...the group's most recent estimate puts the yearly value at $142.7 trillion. "I think this is a very important piece of science," said Douglas J. McCauley of the University of California, Santa Barbara. Show More Summary

GHG Emissions Changes: Redrawing baselines

Greenhouse gases (GHG) can be measured by recording emissions at source by estimating the amount emitted using active data and applying relevant conversion factors. These conversion factors allow organizations to calculate GHG emissions from a range of activities. Show More Summary

How Earth avoided global warming, last time around

Geochemists have calculated a huge rise in atmospheric CO2 was only avoided by the formation of a vast mountain range in the middle of the ancient supercontinent, Pangea. This work is being presented to the Goldschmidt geochemistry conference in Sacramento, California. read more

China's Imports Crash To Near Zero

By Ironman at Political Calculations: The growth rate for the value of goods that a country imports is a good indicator of the relative health of the nation's economy. If the year over year growth rate of imports is positive, it generally tells us that the country's economy is expanding. Show More Summary

Google Maps Easter Egg Calculates Travel Times By Dragon

Fancy flying to your next destination? Or how about a jaunt in the Royal Carriage? Google Maps in the UK has you covered. More »      

Shifting The Future For The S&P 500

By Ironman at Political Calculations: We've had quite an exciting time observing the S&P 500 during the past week, because it would appear that investors suddenly shifted their forward-looking focus in setting stock prices from the expectations associated with the third quarter of 2014 to those associated with the fourth quarter. Show More Summary

New Daily Kos Elections interactive legislative district maps for Florida and Utah

2 months agoUS Politics / Liberal : Daily Kos

Thanks to the new presidential election by legislative district data calculated by the team at Daily Kos Elections, this week I've been able to create interactive maps for Florida and Utah. Each legislative chamber is mapped out andShow More Summary

Saving trees in tropics could cut emissions by one-fifth, study shows

Reducing deforestation in the tropics would significantly cut the amount of carbon dioxide emitted into the atmosphere – by as much as one-fifth – research shows. In the first study of its kind, scientists have calculated the amountShow More Summary

Students Invent Smog-Eating House — For Only $5!

A team of students has calculated that for the low cost of $5.00, your home could be transformed into a smog-eating house that could eliminate pollution-causing nitrogen oxides from the air just by sitting there. The secret sauce isShow More Summary

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