The problem? The global routing table has just grown past the 512k mark by about 15,000, causing widespread network instability. Verizon is primarily responsible for the creation of the new entries that pushed the net over the edge, but in fact, the problem is not as serious as it sounds. IT analysts have been anticipating “512k Day” since the mid-1980s, and Cisco addressed its inevitability mid-May of this year. Continue reading
Judging by lyrics alone, the lionshare of lullabies are not sweet and soothing; they are dark and creepy and macabre. So why are so many lullabies murder ballads? And as it relates to their primary function — to lull the child to sleep — does it matter? Continue reading
A NASA spacecraft dedicated to measuring carbon dioxide in the atmosphere has achieved final orbit, producing its first science data this week.
Williams is not the only creative genius to have suffered from depression. That much is clear from history. Continue reading
Drinking coffee may prevent tinnitus, or chronic ringing of the ears, according to new research from Brigham and Women’s hospital in Boston. Doctors previously thought that people with tinnitus should give up drinking coffee, in fear that caffeine may increase … Continue reading
Using the same kind of silicon used to make traditional computer chips, the “neurosynaptic processor” is designed to distribute various computing functions associated with memory storage and communicating across more than 4,000 individual cores. When linked together, the chips can create a mesh network that runs on an incredibly low amount of electricity. The team has dubbed the new system “TrueNorth.” Continue reading
After analyzing thousands of webcam snapshots of landscapes in various weather conditions, computer scientists at Brown University have developed a system that can automatically change the appearance of weather in nearly any outdoor photo. Continue reading
A team of astronomers and students have discovered a stream of hydrogen gas in space that is the largest known to date — and dwarfs our own galaxy in comparison. Continue reading