- Today's comic by Mark Fiore is John McCain's Bomb It:
- What's coming up on Sunday Kos ...
- 'Show me' Missouri racism, by Denise Oliver Velez
- Wrong side of heaven, by Mark E Andersen
- Ferguson, Clive Bundy, and the Second Amendment, by Dante Atkins
- Hillary Clinton can only win with the Obama coalition, by Egberto Willies
- Clues for navigating the alphabet soup of health insurance, by Joan McCarter
- Dear Hillary: 'Don't do stupid stuff' would've kept us out of Iraq and Vietnam. Pretty smart, no, by Ian Reifowitz
- Obama is right, Clinton wrong, on foreign policy, by Armando
- I think I felt the wind change..., by Mark Sumner
- A visual tabulation of where people in the state where you live were born.
- WorldView-3 spy satellite could revolutionize how we watch earth:
A new satellite can tell what type of minerals are on the surface of the Earth, what species a tree is and its current health, and it can even spot the details on the windshield of a car. And it's available for any company to buy. [...]
“There are people who want to manage cities using geo-spatial data,” he said. With data at this level of resolution, it's possible to “clearly see features like manholes, sidewalks” and anything else they may need to examine, he said. He also showed how it could save life—picking up a distress signal from a group of survivors, for example.
- First thousand robot flash mob self-organizes:
The first thousand-robot flash mob has assembled at Harvard University. "Form a sea star shape," directs a computer scientist, sending the command to 1,024 little bots simultaneously via an infrared light. The robots begin to blink at one another and then gradually arrange themselves into a five-pointed star. "Now form the letter K."
The 'K' stands for Kilobots, the name given to these extremely simple robots, each just a few centimeters across, standing on three pin-like legs. Instead of one highly-complex robot, a "kilo" of robots collaborate, providing a simple platform for the enactment of complex behaviors.
Just as trillions of individual cells can assemble into an intelligent organism, or a thousand starlings can form a great flowing murmuration across the sky, the Kilobots demonstrate how complexity can arise from very simple behaviors performed en masse.
- Women more likely to get Kickstarter funding than men.
- Wouldn't "Stop where you are, I have a gun" have been in order?
A Virginia sheriff's deputy mistook his 16-year-old daughter for an intruder early Tuesday and shot her as she sneaked back into their home, authorities say. [...]The girl is in stable condition in the hospital after being struck in the torso.
The shooting happened about 3:30 a.m. Tuesday while McDonald, a 13-year veteran, was getting ready for work, said Frederick County Sheriff's Capt. Donnie Lang. The home's alarm system indicated a door of the attached garage had been opened, and McDonald grabbed his personal handgun to investigate.
Seeing a dark figure approaching him, he fired.
- On today's Kagro in the Morning show, Ferguson calms down, but the police presser heats it up again. Greg Dworkin rounded up militarization discussion, and "a very cool thing about Robin Williams." St. Louis Co. prosecutor's got to go. Parsing the presser as it happened.
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