High quality carbonate chemistry measurements are required in order to fully understand the dynamics of the oceanic carbonate system. Seawater pH data with good spatial and temporal coverage are particularly critical to apprehend ocean acidification phenomena and their consequences. Show More Summary
Remember EA's Online Pass program? If you've ever purchased one of the company's games used, it probably rings a bell. The system was devised in 2010 as a way for the company to collect revenue from used game sales, requiring players of second-hand software to pay an additional fee to unlock multiplayer content. Show More Summary
Electronic Arts has today declared that it will be discontinuing use of its controversial (read: shitty) online pass system, no longer requiring an access code to unlock features. The scheme, put in place to make money off used sales,...Show More Summary
Brain injuries and strokes can sometime require surgeons to relieve pressure on the brain by drilling burr holes through the skull using a trephine. The device is straight out of the good old days of medicine when surgical tools and torture implements were made by the same manufacturers. Show More Summary
In their new book, "Nature's Fortune," Mark Tercek and Jonathan Adams tell the story of how the Big Apple built the best water treatment system in the world, no filters required.
Switching resolutions on a Retina MacBook Pro usually requires going through System Preferences, but an app called QuickRes is designed to mitigate that annoying process. QuickRes puts an icon in your Mac’s menu bar that allows you to quickly jump between a variety of preset display resolutions all the way up to 3840×2400. QuickRes can also […]
The commercial application of MEMS, or micro-electro-mechanical systems, will receive a major boost today following the presentation of a brand new way to accurately measure the power requirements and outputs of all existing and future devices.
This stream gauge on the Boise River is one of several hundred in Idaho. The U.S. Geological Survey is shutting down up to 150 gauges to meet spending-cut requirements known as the sequester. Photo by Aaron Kunz/Earthfix BOISE, Idah...
Our public education system is clearly inadequate for the world we live in. About 1 out of 5 students drop out of high school and many of those that graduate do not possess the skills required in 21st century middle class jobs.
One of the nice elements of a marketing automation system is the ability to collect data direct from the prospect as well as capture their behavior over time. Old school personalization required extensive form captures that had high abandonment rates. Show More Summary
Health IT systems were retested after complaints and found ineligible to meet requirements despite previous approval. What’s a medical practice to do?
I just did a count of the systems I use that require a password and gave up at 40. I know I’m not alone; for many of us, it often seems we have too many passwords to manage. They are, however, required to access most of the systems we interact with for work, entertainment, and everyday living. Show More Summary
That makes two California cities that have decided in the last two months to mandate the installation of solar systems on new buildings.
Investigators have published studies revealing many previously unknown components of an innate system that defends sex cells -- the carriers of inheritance across generations -- from the ravages of transposable genetic elements.
Federal agencies should align to Medicare pay so it supports interoperability seamlessly within paperless systems, the American Medical Association (AMA) plus other medicine groups have urged. If the USA is serious about achieving goals...Show More Summary
As cars become more connected with the virtual world around us, automakers will be required to pay closer attention to the features and quality of the infotainment systems they place inside their automobiles. We want the responsiveness of an Apple iPhone touchscreen mixed with the ease of use of, well an Apple iPhone. An infotainment system should...
One big thing that has held iOS gaming back compared to dedicated handheld game systems is a lack of a way to manage save game files. Sure, a great deal of mobile games are fairly disposable experiences that don't require tracking progress, but plenty of others are full, robust games that can take many hours [...]
According to sources with access to the developer beta of iOS 6, the next version of Apple’s mobile operating system will allow users to download and install free apps without requiring a password. If Apple doesn’t fix that before iOS...Show More Summary
Changing an infrastructure takes vision, persistence and sufficient resources. To truly change our educational system requires those three elements along with instilling a student-centered culture that is grounded with transparency and individual responsibility rather than on the "blame game."
Sometimes, the items that the Raiders of the Lost Walmart dig up aren’t quite as useless as they seem. They’re still pretty terrible, and the odds are very poor that a person who uses the obsolete video or gaming system required is going to walk in the door. But they’re not quite as useless or obsolete as many of the … [More]