Scientists discover why we never forget how to ride a bicycle

30 07 2009

Their research, published this month in Nature Neuroscience, has identified a key nerve cell in the brain that controls the formation of memories for motor skills such as riding a bicycle, skiing or eating with chop sticks.

via Scientists discover why we never forget how to ride a bicycle.





How big is the internet? | Latest news | News.com.au

30 07 2009

THE internet has permeated everything from buying to banking to bonking.But just how big is it?

via How big is the internet? | Latest news | News.com.au.





7 High Tech Products And Their Cheap Ingredients | Cracked.com

29 07 2009

Every day you are bombarded with commercials for things you have to buy to avoid ending up bitter and alone in a pile of your own, reeking filth.

via 7 High Tech Products And Their Cheap Ass Ingredients | Cracked.com.





Texas Scorched by Worst Drought in 50 Years – WSJ.com

27 07 2009

A combination of record-high heat and record-low rainfall has pushed south and central Texas into the region’s deepest drought in a half century, with $3.6 billion of crop and livestock losses piling up during the past nine months.

via Texas Scorched by Worst Drought in 50 Years – WSJ.com.





Western Digital releases first 1 TB notebook hard drive

27 07 2009

Western Digital releases first 1 TB notebook hard drive.





Hackers scoffing at iPhone 3GS’ hardware encryption

26 07 2009

One iPhone dev who teaches courses on pulling data off iPhones, coincidentally goes so far to say that he doesn’t “think any of us have ever seen encryption implemented so poorly before,” noting that it’s no more difficult for him to pull data off a 3GS than it is off an encryption-free 3G

via Hackers scoffing at iPhone 3GS’ hardware encryption.





Usbuntu Live Creator Makes Bootable Linux USB Drives – Thumb drive – Lifehacker

26 07 2009

Windows only: Free application uSbuntu Live Creator installs a Live CD from an ISO image onto your USB flash drive—much more useful, portable, and easy to deal with than carrying around a CD.

via Usbuntu Live Creator Makes Bootable Linux USB Drives – Thumb drive – Lifehacker.








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