Dmitri Krioukov, a UC San Diego physicist, was recently given a ticket for running a stop sign. He went to court to argue the ticket, armed with a scientific paper that mathematically demonstrated that he really had stopped. He won.
In the video below, three astronauts on the ISS are demonstrating to us lowly earthlings what happens when the ISS accelerates in space and boosts itself into a higher orbit. As you can see, they hilariously start to get sucked away.
When you stop to think about it, it's crazy that the brake and accelerator pedals are so close together, with an accidental command being the difference between getting from A to Z, and wrapping your car around a tree.
This is the Grape-DR, a supercomputer housed in the Department of Information Science at the University of Tokyo. It has 64 Intel Core i7-920 processors and an accelerator chip that can achieve 200 gigaflops with a lightbulb's worth of power.
Stressed out at work? Slide one of these Accel Pedals under your desk and slam the pedal to the floor. The acceleration noises soothe frayed nerves—plus it makes you feel like a big man.
NVIDIA announced an update to its PureVideo technology, dubbing its latest round of features for HD playback PureVideo HD. The company will use NVIDIA GeForce 7-series GPUs along with HDCP (High-bandwidth Digital Content Protection) circuitry (that actually works) to make all that HD goodness play back smoothly. The…