Roundup through 26 January 2008
The Worldview Web Roundup is a periodic post of links to the news, commentary, and information I am reading right now. If you want to read more of the kinds of things found in this post check out Dennis L Hitzeman’s News Reading List. Do you have news or information you think needs to be rounded up? Email me at dlhweb1 at hitzeman dot com.
By the Way, We’re Still Fighting in Iraq
And doing a damned good job of it too. Go ahead, obsess about the economy or health care. Turns out none of them can blow you up.
Combat causes murders? The NYT gets shin-kicked by bloggers for bad reporting
Also, read the comments on the Winds of Change article. They’re informative at the very least.
Science and Technology
Cyber criminals go for the juice
The CIA revealed at a recent security conference that they have evidence of criminal hackers attacking the computer systems used to control power grids for the purpose of extorting money from the people affected. This disclosure reveals more than ever the need for comprehensive computer security and defense for both infrastructure and individuals.
Who knew there were raccoon dogs?
I sure didn’t. They’re kind of cute too. I wonder if I can get one?
Modern archeology verifies Biblical accounts
A stone seal discovered in archeology outside the old walls of Jerusalem bears the name of a Temple servant family mentioned in Nehemiah.
Cyber vision gets a little bit closer
Scientists have successfully attached electronic circuits and components to a contact lens without obstructing vision, an important step toward technologies that could lead to virtual displays and vision enhancement technologies in the future.
Power Suits to Assist Farmers
I don’t usually think of farmers when I think of power suits, but here it is. Of course, power suits won’t help older farmers when they’re dead, but that’s a different problem.
Intelligent animals kill their own kind
Jules Crittenden points out a UK-Telegraph story on scientists who have uncovered that some dolphins brutally kill their own young. Wait, is this a story about humans?
Maybe someone will make Crittenden’s connection between animal behavior and humans…