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Extremists blackmail student girls to convert

Extremists blackmail student girls to convert, shocking! Via reddit. I respect Islam as a religion, but I’m disappointed by the prevalent extremism – see Channel 4’s undercover documentary on what goes on in UK mosques: Part 1 Part 2 Part 3 Part 4 Part 5 Part 6

Muslims accused of blackmail to make student girls convert

Nature Science Technology

Scientists successfully store “e=mc2 1905” on DNA of living matter

“A Japanese university announced scientists there have developed a new technology that uses bacteria DNA as a medium for storing data long-term, even for thousands of years.”

Scientists: Data-storing bacteria could last thousands of years

Innovation Technology

The future of computing hardware and views from THE experts

“Since real world applications are naturally parallel and hardware is naturally parallel, what we need is a programming model, system software, and a supporting architecture that are naturally parallel. Researchers have the rare opportunity to re-invent these cornerstones of computing, provided they simplify the efficient programming of highly parallel systems.”

The Landscape of Parallel Computing Research: A View From Berkeley

Related Posts: Insight into future of Computer Architecture, Three Performance-Limiting Walls

Business History India Social Technology

A tribute to individuals who have shaped the Indian IT Industry

Dataquest magazine’s 2002 tribute to the people who have helped turn the Indian IT dream into reality. With a five years hindsight, there is no denial that it is an impressively accurate list!

A Dataquest Tribute: The IT Indians

Related Post: 15 Most respected Indian companies

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The big Indian mobile revolution

“…But what is truly wonderful about the “mobile miracle” is that it has accomplished something India’s old socialist policies talked about but did little to achieve: It has empowered the less fortunate.”

India’s great leveler: cell phones

Nature Science

Huge underground “ocean” found beneath Asia

 “…But nobody will be exploring this sea by submarine. The water is locked in moisture-containing rocks 400 to 800 miles (700 to 1,400 kilometers) beneath the surface.”

Huge underground “ocean” found beneath Asia