It proves even further that search users – and the target audience of your website – are a mixed bag. Some favor personalization; others don’t. Some limit access of bots to their search history; others are clueless about how to do that.
Add a variety of location and language settings, and you will get a whole patchwork of search results just like your real users get. And it is not really obvious how you can track them.
From this Infographic, you will learn:
Why exactly your site ranks differently for different users. How you can simulate miscellaneous search scenarios to see if your site really gets enough visibility.
ESA astronaut André Kuipers is running experiments on the International Space Station that are shedding light on conditions deep inside Earth. Orbiting some 400 km above us, Geoflow is offering insights into the inner ...
Mother Nature NetworkUN environment summit opens, but prospects grimMother Nature NetworkDiscord between country leaders and widespread economic distress prevents summit participants from agreeing on environmental goals.Australia to push new goals...
CosmosTime to get to know your other genomeCosmosBut new DNA sequencing techniques were making it possible to detect them directly – and the impact was no less than it was when Anton van Leeuwenhoek first peered through his ground lens and...
The Associated PressMicrobe census maps out human body's viruses, amoebas, other bugsLos Angeles TimesDescribed in two papers in Nature and a raft of reports in other journals, the data released Wednesday describe microbes of the skin, saliva,...
Robin Good: Wallflux is a tool which helps you to export Facebook Page and Group Walls to RSS 2.0 feeds, which you can then subscribe to in your RSS reader / aggregator for final curation.
Wallflux works for Facebook Groups, Pages and Events and Users.
"When you need to import Facebook group posts, comments & images into your blog, Wallflux is the service of choice with custom #atom-feeds."
Wallflux also integrates a search feature which allows you to search right inside those Facebook Pages ad Groups.
P.S.: Due to privacy settings, Wallflux does not work out of the box for closed or secret Facebook Groups., but with a small action from your side (adding the service to the group) you can access those Wallflux-feeds just like those of regular Facebook Groups.
Note: To prevent abuse there is a charge €5 in handling to enable your closed or secret group.
EPFL researchers at the Laboratory of Intelligent Systems have created a bio-inspired flying robot that can withstand collisions with obstacles in its environment. A unique Active Recovery System allows the robot to pick itself back up after a collision and launch itself back into the air. Such a design could prove useful in exploring hard to reach areas, such as caves or irradiated nuclear power plants.
Video of a sandbox equipped with a Kinect 3D camera and a projector to project a real-time colored topographic map with contour lines onto the sand surface. The sandbox lets virtual water flow over the surface using a GPU-based simulation of the Saint-Venant set of shallow water equations.
Quick quiz: which consumes more power, an "energy-efficient" 55-inch LED TV, or the 90-foot "Patterned by Nature" video installation at the North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences? It's actually a trick question, because ...
Nanowerk LLCBioengineers design rapid diagnostic tests inspired by natureNanowerk LLC(Nanowerk News) By mimicking nature's own sensing mechanisms, bioengineers at UC Santa Barbara and University of Rome Tor Vergata have designed inexpensive medical...
Swarm intelligence involves the aggregate behavior of actors who may be unintelligent. When swarm intelligence principles are more clearly understood and applied to collective intelligence of smart actors, we may see engineered stigmergic intelligence. -- Howard
"Transmission Control Protocol, or TCP, is an algorithm that manages data congestion on the Internet, and as such was integral in allowing the early web to scale up from a few dozen nodes to the billions in use today. Here's how it works: As a source, A, transfers a file to a destination, B, the file is broken into numbered packets. When B receives each packet, it sends an acknowledgment, or an ack, to A, that the packet arrived.
This feedback loop allows TCP to run congestion avoidance: If acks return at a slower rate than the data was sent out, that indicates that there is little bandwidth available, and the source throttles data transmission down accordingly. If acks return quickly, the source boosts its transmission speed. The process determines how much bandwidth is available and throttles data transmission accordingly.
It turns out that harvester ants (Pogonomyrmex barbatus) behave nearly the same way when searching for food. Gordon has found that the rate at which harvester ants – which forage for seeds as individuals – leave the nest to search for food corresponds to food availability."
This is a short experimental film, which uses footage of a electron microscope and a macro lens.The aim is to film the subject that looks ordinary from distant but very unique when closer up with the macro lens.
Cinematographer and director Louie Schwartzberg creates stunning nature short films which he is compiling in an online library called Moving Art. For a sampling, see “The Beauty of Pollination,” “H20,” and “Fantastic Fungi: ...
Collide@CERN explores elements even more elusive than the Higgs Boson – human ingenuity, creativity and imagination. It is CERN’s new experiment in arts and science: a 3-year artist’s residency programme initiated by the laboratory.
The crafty little caterpillar above is known as a wavy-lined emerald moth or camouflaged looper (Synchlora aerata). It is a species of moth of the Geometridae family and can be found in most of North America. The wingspan is about 17 mm and adults are green with scalloped or wavy white transverse lines.