The January '07 cover story is "The Dawn of the Age of Robots" written by
Bill Gates. I cannot find a reference to it on the net. The mag should be
on the shelves soon. Cover features a cool robot sculpture by Mark Ho.
Great, I've been waiting for this since reading about it in
Robotics Age magazine. :-)
I noticed the website
still has the December issue
So how do YOU know about this issue? Do you operate SA's printing
Here's an article I never expected to see in SA or on its website:
"Had a car crash? It's all in the stars, study says"
A couple pertinent paragraphs:
" According to a study by InsuranceHotline.com, a Web site that quotes
drivers on insurance rates, astrological signs are a significant
factor in predicting car accidents.
The study, which looked at 100,000 North American drivers' records
from the past six years, puts Libras (born September 23-October 22)
followed by Aquarians (January 20-February 18) as the worst offenders
for tickets and accidents"
The article gives no numbers other than the total number of driver
records, so it's unknown whether the worst sign's accint records are
0.1 percent greater than the best, or 10 percent greater, or what.
SA certainly went downhill in recent decades, perhaps picking up
some editorial clues from Omni, but this looks like a new low. It's
not even so bad that they took a story from Reuters (hey, it's a cheap
way of padding content), but I wonder if a real editor actually read
the story and approved putting it on the website. Probably Reuters had
it tagged "science" and that's why it was put up on SA.
"RMDumse" wrote in
As a suspected...it's a soft sell for Microsoft's Robotics Studio. Here is an
excerpt from the above mentioned
These technologies are a key part of Microsoft Robotics Studio...
Shame on Scientific American...maybe this article has "paid advertisement" on
the top of each page (yeah