Board Declares Quarterly Dividend of $2.65 per Common Share
CUPERTINO, California—July 24, 2012—Apple® today announced financial results for its fiscal 2012 third quarter ended June 30, 2012. The Company posted quarterly revenue of $35.0 billion and quarterly net profit of $8.8 billion, or $9.32 per diluted share. These results compare to revenue of $28.6 billion [...]
Attached is a photo of Reid Hoffman Executive Chairman of LinkedIn and myself at the Computerworld Annual Awards Ceremony discussing collaboration on collective intelligence systems. MP did not win the finals, but Laureate status is still not bad. Here’s another with Founder and CEO of iGivefirst Sharif Youssef and V.P Mike Niyompong (and [...]Continue Reading →
The 2012 gold medal will be awarded to the Millennium Project at a June 4th Awards dinner. This year’s ceremony will take place on Monday, June 4, 2012 at the Andrew W. Mellon Auditorium, 1301 Constitution Avenue NW, Washington, DC. Laureate registration opens at 5:00 p.m. and the evening concludes around 9:30 p.m. Please note [...]Continue Reading →
New York City Mini Trip report
The reason for the trip was to give a talk at the InfoPoverty conference at the UN. The day before the conference I stopped [...]Continue Reading →
“For those billions of people for whom the current political-economic system doesn’t work–the Occupy Wall Street people, the Tea Partiers, the 99%-ers and have-nots, the middle and lower classes, and the rest of the unwashed masses, Occupy World Street is a starburst of enlightenment and a practical vision of hope for a new and advanced [...]Continue Reading →
ROME, Feb 24, 2012 (IPS) – As the links between food security and climate change become increasingly inextricable, the necessity for sustainable agriculture is now a universal concern.
Smallholder farmers in the global South – who suffer most from changes in climate patterns and the degradation of natural resources, since they [...]Continue Reading →
The Yomiuri Shimbun
It may be possible to travel to space in an elevator as early as 2050, a major construction company has announced.
Obayashi Corp., headquartered in Tokyo, on Monday unveiled a project to build a gigantic elevator that would transport passengers to a station 36,000 kilometers above the Earth.
For the envisaged [...]
The Earth’s human population is ever growing. By 2050 it’s set to approach 9 billion. Considering our constantly increasing demands for energy and the emergence of less developed countries becoming the new superpowers we, as a race, need to develop sustainable cities and fast!
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A stereotype is a cultural construct, an idea, a concept, and usually has no scientific basis. It usually is a standardized image of a group and can be either positive or negative, or true or false. They may be damaging and dangerous as in the Nazi anti-Semitic perceptions of Jews; they may be unduly [...]Continue Reading →
- Plant Engineered to Supercharge Photosynthesis with Hopes of Increasing Crop YieldsWhile computers scientists find new ways to supercharge computers, a team of plant scientists have demonstrated that they can supercharge a plant. Hoping to speed up plant photosynthesis, researchers from the US and UK have successfully upgraded a carbon-fixing enzyme vital to photosynthesis in a tobacco plant with two enzymes from cyanobacteria, which funct […]
- Battery-Free Chip For the ‘Internet of Things’ That’s the Size of an AntAs a concept, the Internet of Things has been around for awhile. In theory, as chips get smaller and cheaper, we should be able to embed them in everyday items. Appliances, lighting, doors, climate control—all these things (and many more) get a chip and an internet connection. They can send […] […]
- Know What Chemical Elements Are Inside Your Smartphone? A Good Chunk of the Periodic TableEver wonder what that mini monolithic-shaped computer you carry around in your pocket is made of? Gallium? Check. Arsenic? Check. Lead and tin? Check and check. Good thing all that is safely housed inside and you’re not gonna eat it for lunch. Hot on the tail of Apple’s iPhone 6 announcement, the American Chemical […] […]
- Robot Cheetah Breaks Free of Its Tether, Now Runs on BatteriesNot long ago, robots were largely confined to books and movies. Then they started showing up on YouTube, and robot fear became a viral thing. There was that terrifying video of a Boston Dynamics robot wearing fatigues and gas mask. Another Boston Dynamics video showed a cheetah robot that could outpace the swiftest human […] […]
- “Assembly Line” Snaps Together Complex Organic Molecules With EaseCarbon atoms love to hook up. Their versatile ability to bond with each other as well as atoms of other elements is why all known life is made of the stuff. And it doesn’t end with biology. Synthetic organic materials abound—from OLED displays to antibiotics. Still manufacturing new organic molecules can be, […] […]
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