Archive: 11/27/2013

Willis Ware, early computer pioneer, dead at 93

Willis Ware, a former Rand Corp. engineer who helped build early computers in the 1940s and '50 and predicted the importance of PCs long before they became ubiquitous, has died. He was 93.

dateNov 27, 2013 in Other
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Paleotempestology and 2011's Hurricane Irene

A new study published in the December issue of GSA Today examines the geological legacy of Hurricane Irene, not only in terms of its impact on current coastal conditions but also in what it can tell geosci ...

dateNov 27, 2013 in Earth Sciences
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SOHO shows new images of Comet ISON

As Comet ISON heads toward its closest approach to the sun—known as perihelion—on Nov. 28, 2013, scientists have been watching through many observatories to see if the comet has already broken up under ...

dateNov 27, 2013 in Space Exploration
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Bitcoin rises above $1,000

The virtual currency bitcoin Wednesday broke above $1,000 per unit, quintupling in a month, according to Mt. Gox, which manages trading in bitcoin.

dateNov 27, 2013 in Business
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