Monday, January 03, 2005

January Wired

Posted by Trent Walters at 1:04 PM
Financial advisors are listening to the sound of money moving, monitoring fifteen+ markets, where before watching six approached an information overload.

Ira Longini: Stop the flu by hitting it where it starts and developing vaccines.

Las Vegas trees that don't grow but produce 20,000 megawatt-hours of energy (check out the funky design).

Jared Diamond has done a new book which may also have the makings of instant science classic as his Guns, Germs, and Steel: The Fates of Human Societies. His latest, Collapse: How Societies Choose to Fail or Succeed (reviewed here) chronicles how societies have collapsed or survived under environmental or self-inflicted pressures.

If you wondered how entertainment pirating really works, here's a good primer.

Wild and crazy NASA schemes of the future.