Twitter Catches the 'SPDY' Trainopen original article
Fri Mar 9, 2012 08:49 from Wired Top Stories by Scott Gilbertson
Twitter is now serving up pages over Google's improved web protocol, making the site a bit speedier in Chrome and (soon) Firefox. Google is hoping that its SPDY protocol, pronounced "speedy," will one day speed up not just Google and Twitter, but the entire web.
Watch a Live Feed of Tonight's Northern Lightsopen original article
Tue Mar 13, 2012 15:14 from Wired Top Stories by Adam Mann
Are you too far south or in too bright of a city to catch the spectacular auroras that have been streaking across the sky lately? Not to worry. The Canadian Space Agency's AuroraMAX Camera -- located in the City of Yellowknife, near the Arctic Circle -- can fulfill all your Northern-Light-viewing needs every night from now until late May
Judge Orders Failed Copyright Troll to Forfeit 'All' Copyrightsopen original article
Tue Mar 13, 2012 14:56 from Wired Top Stories by David Kravets
Righthaven, a copyright-troll law firm that failed in its attempt to make money for newspapers by suing people for sharing stories online, was dealt a death blow Tuesday by a federal judge who ordered the Las Vegas company to forfeit "all of" its intellectual property and other "intangible property" to settle its debts.
A Patent Lie: How Yahoo Weaponized My Workopen original article
Tue Mar 13, 2012 13:44 from Wired Top Stories by Andy Baio
While most of the tech world was partying at South by Southwest in Austin yesterday, Yahoo announced it was filing a lawsuit against Facebook for allegedly infringing on 10 patents from their 1,000+ patent warehouse. I'm no fan of Facebook, but this is a deplorable move. It's nothing less than extortion, expertly timed during the SEC-mandated quiet period before Facebook's IPO. It?s an attack on invention and the hacker ethic. I have a small supporting role in this story, and I'm not happy about that, either.
Acorns And Mice Driving Unusual Lyme Disease Risks (ICEID 2)open original article
Tue Mar 13, 2012 14:09 from Wired Top Stories by Maryn McKenna
The northeastern U.S. faces potentially "the worst year yet" for Lyme disease and other tick-borne infections because of little-noticed components of the disease's complex ecology: acorns and mice. Superbug author and blogger Maryn McKenna reports.
Flu Infections and MRSA Deaths in Marylandopen original article
Fri Mar 9, 2012 04:00 from Wired Top Stories by Maryn McKenna
When people contract the seasonal flu virus and devastating MRSA, or methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus, the combination can be deadly. Superbug author and blogger Maryn McKenna reports on a new string of deaths in Maryland.
Don't Freak Out, But Iran Is Helping Venezuela Build Dronesopen original article
Thu Mar 8, 2012 13:00 from Wired Top Stories by Robert Beckhusen
Iran is planning to build surveillance drones for the Venezuelan military. But don't expect an invasion of the machines led by Venezuelan leader Hugo Chavez quite yet.
Killing Drug Cartel Bosses Isn't Working, Says Top U.S. Generalopen original article
Tue Mar 13, 2012 14:00 from Wired Top Stories by Robert Beckhusen
Mexico?s ?decapitation? strategy of capturing or killing high-value drug cartel leaders has a certain merit to it. The problem, according to the chief of U.S. military forces in North America, is that the strategy isn?t working ? except when it is.
What Role Did Accused Soldier's Brain Injury Play in Afghan Massacre? (UPDATED)open original article
Tue Mar 13, 2012 04:30 from Wired Top Stories by Katie Drummond
It would be irresponsible to suggest that traumatic brain injury led a U.S. Army staff sergeant to allegedly massacre Afghan civilians on Sunday. But the sergeant is reportedly a TBI sufferer -- and scientists have linked TBI to a variety of violent episodes.
Batmobile-Like Nissan DeltaWing Is the Future of Racingopen original article
Tue Mar 13, 2012 13:43 from Wired Top Stories by Damon Lavrinc
If you want to know what the future of racing looks like, the Nissan DeltaWing is it. It's lighter, more aerodynamic and uses half the fuel of a conventional race car. And against all odds, it's coming to the only race that matters: the 24 Hours of LeMans.
Starling Flocks Behave Like Flying Magnetsopen original article
Tue Mar 13, 2012 12:56 from Wired Top Stories by Brandon Keim
To achieve their extraordinary coordination, starling flocks in flight behave mathematically like magnetized metals and avalanches. Their formations don't just transcend biology, but span multiple physical phenomena.
Mysterious Hog Farm Explosions Stump Scientistsopen original article
Tue Mar 13, 2012 04:30 from Wired Top Stories by Brandon Keim
A strange new growth has emerged from the manure pits of midwestern hog farms. The results are literally explosive.
Morgan's New-Old EV Has a 5-Speedopen original article
Thu Mar 8, 2012 12:00 from Wired Top Stories by Chuck Squatriglia
You don't need gears in an electric vehicle, but that isn't keeping the retro-loving blokes at Morgan Motor Co. from installing a five-speed in their slick Plus E roadster.
Staph In Pigs And Pig Farmers: The Latest Reports (ICEID 1)open original article
Mon Mar 12, 2012 21:20 from Wired Top Stories by Maryn McKenna
When it comes to increasingly drug-resistant microbes such as Staphylococcus aureus, there's an intricate link between pigs and their farmers. Superbug author and blogger Maryn McKenna reports on two new studies.
What You Get From Your Pet, 3: This One Is Sadopen original article
Sat Mar 10, 2012 08:08 from Wired Top Stories by Maryn McKenna
Three women have contracted dangerous infections through their dying pets, according to a new study, as their infections likely stemmed from a bacterium that lives benignly in the mouths of cats and dogs. Superbug author and blogger Maryn McKenna reports on the incidents.
'Personal Cloud' to Replace PC by 2014, Says Gartneropen original article
Mon Mar 12, 2012 16:01 from Wired Top Stories by Mike Barton
There's no doubting the cloud invasion. But the research firm Gartner believes the personal cloud will replace the personal computer as the center of our digital lives sooner than you might think: 2014.
Exclusive: Darpa Director Bolts Pentagon for Googleopen original article
Mon Mar 12, 2012 13:45 from Wired Top Stories by Noah Shachtman
Darpa director Regina Dugan will soon be stepping down from her position atop the Pentagon's premiere research shop to take a job with Google. The Pentagon inspector general investigation into Darpa's relationship with her company has nothing to do with Dugan's departure, her spokesman insists.
The Damning Backstory Behind 'Homeless Hotspots' at SXSWopen original article
Mon Mar 12, 2012 07:54 from Wired Top Stories by Tim Carmody
It sounds like something out of a darkly satirical science-fiction dystopia. But it's absolutely real ? and a completely problematic treatment of a problem that otherwise probably wouldn't be mentioned in any of the panels at South by Southwest Interactive.
- Watch a Live Feed of Tonight's Northern Lights (wired.com)
- Twitter Catches the 'SPDY' Train (webmonkey.com)
- SPDY Gains More Acceptance with Twitter and Firefox (techie-buzz.com)
- Firefox 11 available to download today (geek.com)
- Twitter, SPDY, and Firefox (bitsup.blogspot.com)
- Making the web speedier and safer with SPDY (googlecode.blogspot.com)
- Netty 3.3.1 adds SPDY protocol support (h-online.com)
- Firefox 11 up for grabs now, Chrome migration and more dev tools in tow (engadget.com)
- Google's SPDY Could Be Incorporated Into Next-Gen HTTP (tech.slashdot.org)
- Watch: Solar storms spur huge auroras (mnn.com)
- Northern Lights: Breathtaking images of the aurora borealis over the Arctic circle (talesfromthelou.wordpress.com)
- Astronauts Snap Amazing Northern Lights Videos From Space (space.com)