1.8 gigapixel ARGUS-IS. World’s highest resolution video surveillance

ARGUS-IS is the world’s highest resolution camera with a whopping 1.8 billion pixels. The system streams live to the ground and stores up to 1 million terabytes of footage a day; an equivalent of 5000 hours of High Definition Video.

739kb of data stored on artificially created DNA – somebody say freaky!


Scientists in Britain have announced a breakthrough in the quest to turn DNA into a revolutionary form of data storage that could fit the world’s entire three billion terabytes of stored data into the palm of your hand.

They said a speck of man-made DNA could hold mountains of data that could be freeze-dried, shipped and stored, potentially for thousands of years. The contents are “read” by sequencing the DNA – as is routinely done today, in genetic fingerprinting and so on – and turning it back into computer code.

“We already know that DNA is a robust way to store information because we can extract it from bones of woolly mammoths, which date back tens of thousands of years, and make sense of it,” said Nick Goldman of the European Bioinformatics Institute in Cambridge, a co-author of the study published in the journal Nature on Wednesday.

The study reported that the institute’s team had stored all 154 Shakespeare sonnets, a photo, a PDF of a scientific paper, and a 26-second sound clip from US civil rights leader Martin Luther King Jnr’s “I Have a Dream” speech in a barely visible bit of DNA in a test tube.

“This is God’s work” – 65 billion dollar worth Bill Gates

Bill Gates interview: I have no use for money. This is God’s work


William Henry “Bill” Gates is a rich man. His estimated wealth, some 65  billion measured in US dollars, equals the annual GDP of Ecuador, and maybe a bit more than that of Croatia. By this rather crude criterion, the founder of Microsoft is worth two Kenyas, three Trinidads and a dozen or so Montenegros. Not bad for a university dropout.

Gates is also mortal, although some of his admirers may find that hard to believe, and as they say, there are no pockets in shrouds. So he is now engaged in the process of ridding himself of all that money in the hope of extending the lives of others less fortunate than himself.

“I’m certainly well taken care of in terms of food and clothes,” he says, redundantly. “Money has no utility to me beyond a certain point. Its utility is entirely in building an organisation and getting the resources out to the poorest in the world.”

Inside Job

‘Inside Job’ provides a comprehensive analysis of the global financial crisis of 2008, which at a cost over $20 trillion, caused millions of people to lose their jobs and homes in the worst recession since the Great Depression, and nearly resulted in a global financial collapse. Through exhaustive research and extensive interviews with key financial insiders, politicians, journalists, and academics, the film traces the rise of a rogue industry, which has corrupted politics, regulation, and academia. It was made on location in the United States, Iceland, England, France, Singapore, and China.

ESPN’s Jemele Hill Tweets Out a Photo of an Incredibly Racist Letter

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ESPN's Jemele Hill Tweets Out a Photo of an Incredibly Racist Letter She Received Recently

Over the course of the last year, Jemele Hill has become a jack of all trades at ESPN. Although she’s held down a column on ESPN.com for the last six years or so, she’s branched out and taken on a lot more work in recent times. From manning the desk on ESPN First Take to working the sidelines as a college football sideline reporter, she’s done a little bit of everything for the Worldwide Leader in Sports. And, apparently, not everyone likes it.

Earlier today, Hill tweeted out a photo of a handwritten letter that she received recently after she filled in for Colin Cowherd on The Herd. And, it’s one of the most disgusting, racist, hate-filled letters you’ll ever read. Check out a photo of the letter below:

We’re sure it’s not the only racist letter Hill has ever received (in fact, she mentioned that it’s just one of the many that she receives on a regular basis) but, because she chose to share it with the world, it sounds like it’s probably one of the worst.

Originally published here