a type of nuclear explosive being developed by the US Department of Defense could blur the critical distinction between conventional and nuclear weapons. The work has also raised fears that weapons based on this technology could trigger the next arms race.
By James Turner. Every programming language has its strengths...and its weaknesses. We identify five tasks for which perl is ideally suited, and four that...well, really, shouldn't you choose something else?
If your own water is safe from heavy metals, but you still like the way water tastes when it's been through something like a Britta filter, there's an easy way to convert the filter to be reusable, saving a ton of waste and a bit of money.
By Evan Miller. essay about how you can get paid to write great open-source software. If you're not a software developer, you should probably spend the next few minutes of your leisure time on a web page other than this one.
"Only one third of a search engine is devoted to fulfilling search requests. The other two thirds are divided between crawling (sending a host of single-minded digital organisms out to gather information) and indexing (building data structures from the results)." By George Dyson