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America’s best young entrepreneurs

A list compiled by of twenty-five businesses instigated by entrepreneurs under 25. Be Inspired.

America’s Best Young Entrepreneurs

Related posts: Subroto Bagchi on Entrepreneurship, Bill Gates on Innovation and Technical vitality

History India Science

Ramanujan’s deathbed problem cracked

“Imagine stringing together a thousand random words and then saying you’ve come up with the most beautiful poetry,” says Ono. “That’s essentially what Ramanujan did to us.” Via /.

UW scientists unlock major number theory puzzle

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Education Technology

Stanford on iTunes

Stanford on iTunes U provides access to a wide range of Stanford-related digital audio content via the Apple’s iTunes Store. The public site includes Stanford courses, faculty lectures, event highlights, music, sports, and more.

Stanford on iTunes

Related posts:  Collection of e-libraries, MIT’s OpenCourseware

Business Education India Innovation Science Social Technology

Bill Gates on Innovation and Technical vitality

Bill Gates shares his insight on Innovation and Technical vitality – a succinct well written piece. I fully concur with his viewpoint – there is an urgent need for better science education and for reformed immigration policy for “global innovation” and for creating “greater value” (turning ideas into businesses and social welfare opportunities). An excerpt from an update — “The IT industry, I guarantee you,” Gates said, “will be in the U.S. to the degree that these smart people are here in the U.S.”

How to Keep America Competitive

Productivity Technology

Notepad2: Notepad with some oomph

The same simple and fast Notepad with extra features:

  • Customizable syntax highlighting:
    • HTML, XML, CSS, JavaScript, ASP, PHP, Perl/CGI
    • C/C++, C#, Java, VB, SQL, Python, NSIS, etc.
  • Drag & drop text editing inside and outside Notepad2
  • Basic regular expression search and replace
  • Brace matching, auto indent, long line marker, zoom functions
  • Support for Unicode, UTF-8, Unix and Mac text files
  • Open shell links

… and more

Note: This is not an official Windows release.

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US generals ‘will quit’ if Bush orders Iran attack

“A generals’ revolt on such a scale would be unprecedented.”

US generals ‘will quit’ if Bush orders Iran attack

Innovation Science Technology

Three Performance-Limiting Walls

“Three Performance-Limiting Walls” is a term coined to represent the three important limiters of microprocessor performance – power use, memory use, and processor frequency. The three walls consist of – the power wall, the memory wall and the frequency wall. Personally, I think that of these three, the memory wall is the tricky one since it is non-intuitive for us to think of layered memory access rather than the more intuitive flat memory access. This graph nicely summarises the problem. Popular solutions include multi-core architectures, innovative memory architectures (Cell), and fundamental improvments in memory (eDRAM) for example.

Three Performance-Limiting Walls (slides 2-3)

Art Travel

Amazing pictures from sky

Quite impressive collection!

Pictures from the sky

Art History Science Social

Old Islamic tile patterns show modern math insight

“A study of medieval Islamic art has shown some of its geometric patterns use principles established centuries later by modern mathematicians.”

Advanced geometry of Islamic art

Innovation Productivity Technology Travel

Exploring photos in 3D

Photo Tourism is a project by Microsoft and Washington University in which a 3D model of a scene is generated from various arbitary picures of the same scene/monument and then allows the user to browse through the contributing pictures using the 3D model. See a live demo on the website (link below). Also see a working prototype called PhotoSynth.

Photo tourism