Publication: Babbage - The Economist

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Listen like a fly on the wall

THIS week our correspondents discuss fly-inspired hearing aids and Airbnb’s move into business travel  Continue reading ... [Published Babbage - The Economist - 6 hours ago]
Entities: Airbnb Inc
First reported Jul 28 2014 - Updated Jul 28 2014 - 1 reports

The Pacific's wayward child

THE DROUGHT afflicting California—now heading into its third year—has taken a turn for the worse. It seems that 2014 is shaping up to be the driest in nearly a century. Back in January, Governor Jerry Brown declared a state of drought emergency, and ... [Published Babbage - The Economist - Jul 28 2014]
First reported Jul 25 2014 - Updated Jul 25 2014 - 1 reports

Messi v the Machines

A LOOK at the RoboCup in Brazil, where robots show their football skills and push the boundaries of artificial intelligence Continue reading ... [Published Babbage - The Economist - Jul 25 2014]
First reported Jul 24 2014 - Updated Jul 25 2014 - 1 reports

Not for plucking

AROUND 150m years ago, in the late Jurassic period, one of the earliest-known birds lived among the tropical islands in an area of the world that is now Europe. The fossilised remains of Archaeopteryx so struck Charles Darwin that he compared them ... [Published Babbage - The Economist - Jul 24 2014]
First reported Jul 25 2014 - Updated Jul 25 2014 - 1 reports

Now hear only this

DINNER parties can be tiresome ordeals, particularly if you find yourself next to an individual keen to show off worldly credentials, such as a journalist.  But they can be even more trying for the hard-of-hearing. Modern hearing aids are of course capable ... [Published Babbage - The Economist - Jul 25 2014]
First reported Jul 23 2014 - Updated Jul 23 2014 - 1 reports

Leading light and e-bookworms

THIS week our correspondents discuss the career of Joep Lange, a chief AIDS researcher who died in the MH17 crash, and consider Amazon's new Kindle Unlimited service <param... Continue reading ... [Published Babbage - The Economist - Jul 23 2014]
First reported Jul 22 2014 - Updated Jul 23 2014 - 1 reports

On the volume of volumes

MAURICE Sendak said that "there's so much more to a book than just the reading," and in the burgeoning economy of e-books, there's so much more to a service than just the number of titles. Amazon entered the marketplace last week, with many describing ... [Published Babbage - The Economist - Jul 22 2014]
First reported Jul 19 2014 - Updated Jul 19 2014 - 1 reports

Where gadgets go to die

LIKE many others, Babbage is reluctant to throw out old computers, monitors, keyboards, printers, phones and other digital paraphernalia. Where possible, he guts them of useful parts, and leaves the carcasses in a cupboard in case other bits and pieces ... [Published Babbage - The Economist - Jul 19 2014]
Entities: Acid, Toxic, Recycling
First reported Jul 16 2014 - Updated Jul 16 2014 - 1 reports

Big data, small wins

THIS week our correspondents discuss Microsoft’s future and a new look at big data ... [Published Babbage - The Economist - Jul 16 2014]
First reported Jul 16 2014 - Updated Jul 16 2014 - 1 reports

Getting from C to B

CHEMISTS delight in finding out new ways atoms can arrange themselves to form novel, potentially useful molecules. Historians of science, meanwhile, delight in documenting the dramas of discovery. The observation in 1985 of the 60-carbon-atom buckminsterfullerene—its ... [Published Babbage - The Economist - Jul 16 2014]
First reported Jul 16 2014 - Updated Jul 16 2014 - 1 reports

Zeroing in

IN OUR  special report  on cyber-security in this week’s issue of The Economist, we highlighted the threat posed by so-called “zero-day vulnerabilities” in software. Spooks and cyber-criminals love to get their hands on these  flaws  because they are ... [Published Babbage - The Economist - Jul 16 2014]
First reported Jul 14 2014 - Updated Jul 14 2014 - 1 reports

In praise of the humble USB

ANYONE lining up at airport security abroad for a direct flight to America while carrying a phone, tablet, laptop or other portable gizmo with a dead battery will have to leave it behind. The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) announced ... [Published Babbage - The Economist - Jul 14 2014]

Quotes

MAURICE Sendak said that "there's so much more to a book than just the reading" and in the burgeoning economy of e-books, there's so much more to a service than just the number of titles...
"WE JUST made contact. I need to talk to you in 30 minutes" says Keith Cowing, the editor of NASA Watch, an online publication...
...handed out to audiences of the film " Polyester " with numbered squares that were to be scratched when corresponding numbers flashed on screen. " The Essential Scratch and Sniff Guide to Becoming a Wine Expert ", a recent book by master sommelier Richard Betts , uses scratch-and-sniff technology to teach readers how to use common scents to discuss the different elements in a wine's fragrance. A similar process is used for an absurdly long list of other purposes—including laundry detergents, some baking mixes and aspirin—and was invented for carbonless paper, a distant memory in this age of ink-jet and laser printers. All of these products rely on micro-encapsulation, a technique that coats exceedingly fine droplets, particles or gases that need to remain in a stable, isolated state with a soluble or penetrable wrapper, typically made of a polymer. Depending on the application or substance, a capsule may be as tiny as 50... Continue reading "
...oversees the PhoneSat, says that the billions of dollars invested in smartphones by the telecoms industry has led many, including NASA, to ask: "Could we leverage this technology to do the sorts... Continue reading "

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Listen like a fly on the wall [Published Babbage - The Economist - 6 hours ago]
The Pacific's wayward child [Published Babbage - The Economist - Jul 28 2014]
Messi v the Machines [Published Babbage - The Economist - Jul 25 2014]
Now hear only this [Published Babbage - The Economist - Jul 25 2014]
Not for plucking [Published Babbage - The Economist - Jul 24 2014]
Leading light and e-bookworms [Published Babbage - The Economist - Jul 23 2014]
On the volume of volumes [Published Babbage - The Economist - Jul 22 2014]
Where gadgets go to die [Published Babbage - The Economist - Jul 19 2014]
Big data, small wins [Published Babbage - The Economist - Jul 16 2014]
Getting from C to B [Published Babbage - The Economist - Jul 16 2014]
Zeroing in [Published Babbage - The Economist - Jul 16 2014]
In praise of the humble USB [Published Babbage - The Economist - Jul 14 2014]
Defending the digital frontier [Published Babbage - The Economist - Jul 10 2014]
Jerks [Published Babbage - The Economist - Jul 09 2014]
Equal and opposite [Published Babbage - The Economist - Jul 08 2014]
Through a glass darkly [Published Babbage - The Economist - Jul 04 2014]
An old workhorse satellite spins back up [Published Babbage - The Economist - Jul 03 2014]
Spam no more? [Published Babbage - The Economist - Jul 02 2014]
Yolanda bee cool [Published Babbage - The Economist - Jun 30 2014]
Emotional issues [Published Babbage - The Economist - Jun 29 2014]
Home is where the water is [Published Babbage - The Economist - Jun 27 2014]
High hopes [Published Babbage - The Economist - Jun 26 2014]
Yo! [Published Babbage - The Economist - Jun 25 2014]
Stick 'em up [Published Babbage - The Economist - Jun 24 2014]
Innovation is not a programme [Published Babbage - The Economist - Jun 24 2014]
The colour purple [Published Babbage - The Economist - Jun 23 2014]
Making fancy fertilizer [Published Babbage - The Economist - Jun 20 2014]
Reading its customers [Published Babbage - The Economist - Jun 19 2014]
A web of collaboration [Published Babbage - The Economist - Jun 19 2014]
The “full stack” startup [Published Babbage - The Economist - Jun 18 2014]
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Listen like a fly on the wall [Published Babbage - The Economist - 6 hours ago]
THIS week our correspondents discuss fly-inspired hearing aids and Airbnb’s move into business travel  Continue reading ...
The Pacific's wayward child [Published Babbage - The Economist - Jul 28 2014]
THE DROUGHT afflicting California—now heading into its third year—has taken a turn for the worse. It seems that 2014 is shaping up to be the driest in nearly a century. Back in January, Governor Jerry Brown declared a state of drought emergency, and ...
Messi v the Machines [Published Babbage - The Economist - Jul 25 2014]
A LOOK at the RoboCup in Brazil, where robots show their football skills and push the boundaries of artificial intelligence Continue reading ...
Now hear only this [Published Babbage - The Economist - Jul 25 2014]
DINNER parties can be tiresome ordeals, particularly if you find yourself next to an individual keen to show off worldly credentials, such as a journalist.  But they can be even more trying for the hard-of-hearing. Modern hearing aids are of course capable ...
Not for plucking [Published Babbage - The Economist - Jul 24 2014]
AROUND 150m years ago, in the late Jurassic period, one of the earliest-known birds lived among the tropical islands in an area of the world that is now Europe. The fossilised remains of Archaeopteryx so struck Charles Darwin that he compared them ...
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