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Richat Structure: The Eye Of Africa Is Visible From Space

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The Richat Structure, also known as the Eye of the Sahara, is a prominent circular feature in the Sahara desert of west–central Mauritania near Ouadane. Surrounded by thousands of square miles of nearly featureless desert, this 40-50 km in diameter series of concentric circles is readily visible from space. This prominent circular feature in the Sahara desert has attracted attention since the earliest space missions because it looks like a gigantic bull’s-eye.

 

Richat Structure is not the site of an ancient meteor crater, as many people originally postulated. These concentric circles are actually alternating layers of sedimentary, metamorphic, and igneous rocks that were pushed upward in a symmetrical anticline, geologic dome, from below due to a small incursion of magma. The structure is a deeply eroded. The sedimentary rock exposed in this dome range in age from Late Proterozoic (2.5 billion years) within the center of the dome to Ordovician (480 million years) sandstone around its edges.

 

Initially interpreted as an asteroid impact structure because of its high degree of circularity, it is now argued to be a highly symmetrical and deeply eroded geologic dome. Despite extensive field and laboratory studies, geologists have found a lack of any credible evidence for shock metamorphism or any type of deformation indicative of an extraterrestrial impact.

 

In addition, the Richat structure lacks the annular depression that characterize large extraterrestrial impact structures of this size. Also, it is quite different from large extraterrestrial impact structures in that the sedimentary strata comprising this structure is remarkably intact and "orderly" and lacking in overturned, steeply dipping strata or disoriented blocks. A more recent multianalytical study on the Richat megabreccias concluded that carbonates within the silica-rich megabreccias were created by low-temperature hydrothermal waters, and that the structure requires special protection and further investigation of its origin.


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Samsung Display Analystday Video Clip

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The technology curve is speeding up, hang on folks ...

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Carlos Fosca's curator insight, December 31, 2013 7:18 AM

A través de un reciente video, Samsung nos muestra un día común de una familia coreana y la forma en como a través de una pantalla se muestran casi todos los aspectos de su vida. El reloj despertador que utiliza una pantalla para mostrar la predicciones del tiempo del día que empieza,  la taza de café que realiza un chequeo del estado de salud en la mañana, la tabla de cortar en la cocina, que permite calcular el número de calorías del almuerzo que se está preparando, la ventana del auto que permite controlar las condiciones ambientales en su interior, son solo alguno de los ejemplos que se muestran del uso de las pantallas interactivas (displays).

 

Es interesante observar que en ningún momento aparece algo que se asemeje a una Tablet actual, pues la apuesta es que interactúes con todas las pantallas que estarían a disposición en casi todas las cosas. ¿A cuántos años creen que estamos para que esto sea una realidad común?

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This Awesome Ad, Set to the Beastie Boys, Is How to Get Girls to Become Engineers

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This is a stupendously awesome commercial from a toy company called GoldieBlox, which has developed a set of interactive books and games to “disrupt the pink aisle and inspire the future generation of female engineers.”


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About time .....

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Brainlike Computers, Learning From Experience

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Computers have entered the age when they are able to learn from their own mistakes, a development that is about to turn the digital world on its head.


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VendorFit's curator insight, December 31, 2013 3:27 PM

Artificial intelligence is the holy grail of technological achievment, creating an entity that can learn from its own mistakes and can (independently of programmer intervention) develop new routines and programs.  The New York Times claims that the first ever "learning" computer chip is to be released in 2014, an innovation that has profound consequences for the tech market.  When these devices become cheaper, this should allow for robotics and device manufacture that incorporates more detailed sensory input and can parse real objects, like faces, from background noise. 

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The Singularity is not far away

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15-Seconds Blog: Safeway Bags Some Bad Publicity

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Dominick's is (or was) a chain of food stores in the Chicago area that dates back to 1918.  The outfit has gone through several changes of ownership and in 1998 it was bought by Safeway.  Apparently things haven't been going that well because Safeway announced a couple months ago that they would be closing 72 Dominick's stores and laying off more than 6000 people on December 28th.

One of the employees about to get canned -- a young fellow named Steve Yamato --  made a humorous SciFi video which showed dragons, monsters, asteroids etc squashing Dominick's employees and he titled the mini flick: "Thanks Safeway."  Then he posted it on YouTube.

When Yamamoto arrived for his last day of work -- he was told that he was suspended.  Huh?  He (and 6600 other people) were going to be cashiered anyway - but Safeway decided to mop the floor with him as an example for remaining employees perhaps...


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