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Engineer, Applied Mathematician, Entrepreneur, and Teacher extraordinaire. [Update: November 20, 2014 – Professor Kailath was honoured with the National Medal of Science for 2014 by President Obama at a White House ceremony this morning.] Professor Thomas Kailath, doyen of Communication Engineering and Information Theory, is currently the Hitachi America Professor Emeritus of Engineering at Stanford […]

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Continued from Part 1. Following the photographs are three short videos, the last of which reveals the unbelievable colours coating the inner wall of the crater.     The elevator platform looked well-engineered and deploys the safety braking mechanism found in all cable elevators. (Thank you, Elisha Otis.) Sound safety procedures were followed including securing […]

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Inventor of the microprocessor. In 1971, Intel Corporation introduced the world’s first microprocessor, the Intel 4004, a technological feat that (understatement alert) changed the world. What the fractional horsepower motor did to the Industrial Revolution, the microprocessor did to the ongoing digital revolution. The original architecture of the microprocessor was conceived by Marcian “Ted” Hoff, […]

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The sage of Silicon Valley. The legendary computer scientist and professor at Stanford University, Donald Knuth, has spent his entire intellectual life searching for patterns in theoretical computer science, making fundamental contributions in a wide range of topics, and then clarifying them in his magnum opus, The Art of Computer Programming, work on which began […]

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The tiny village of Flateyri in Önundarfjörður in the Westfjords of Iceland is surrounded by spectacular scenery. However, dangers lurk in this idyllic setting. On October 25, 1995, a deadly avalanche rolled over the settlement burying homes and killing 20. (The population of the village is only ~200.) The panorama below was taken around 1:15 […]

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