No new cases of SARS have been found anywhere in the world for two weeks. A few months ago, SARS looked like it could become a global epidemic. Did we beat it with our aggressive isolation and...
The server move seems to have gone well. All of the websites and domains have moved to the new server, and should be serving up fine. All of the email issues have also been resolved. Our...

Moving Servers

The latest victim of the dot-bomb appears to be Datapeer Inc. They have announced that they have elected to file for Chapter 7 bankruptcy. Normally, this would be just another yawner, but Datapeer happens to be the...
The World Health Organization had sufficient information to issue a SARS alert by March 5, but they delayed that information until the worldwide alert finally came out on March 12. Had the alert been issued seven days earlier, or even...
Scientists in North Carolina have found (quite by accident) a mouse that is capable of killing cancers introduced into it's system. They also found that the offspring of this mouse have similar cancer-killing abilities as many as seven...
A Russian mathematician believes he has solved the Poincaré conjecture, a study of geometrical qualities of objects that do not change when twisted or stretched. If independantly proven by third parties, this would finally verify the theorem originally...
The automation of the Internet has made it remarkably easy to launch a real-life spam attack through snail-mail according to researchers at John Hopkins University an AT&T Labs. It would take some very simple code to automatically submit the...

One Man’s SARS Tree

This graphic from the New York Times shows how one man, a Chinese medical professor who had been studying SARS has infected 249 people (As of March 26). He stayed at a hotel for ONE NIGHT in Hong...

RIP Diskettes

Dell has put the nail in the coffin of the good old Floppy Disk. They will be removing disk drives from their higher end machines, and where Dell goes, others are soon to follow. The technology, whether you are...
The 150,000 year old femal ancestor of every person on earth may have lived in Tanzania or Ethiopia. DNA evidence shows high amounts of genetic variation in these areas.

Find the Ringleader

A new technique for tracking down the ringleader has emerged by studying the emails transferring between members of a group. When studying emails within a company, a graph plotting the relationships always move the senior management to the...

MS Bypasses Opteron

So just as Intel puts off the release of its 64-bit processor, Microsoft acknowledges a 64-bit version of Windows Server 2003 that will work on Intel's Itanium processor, but not on AMD's 64-bit Opteron. This is probably due to the...

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