Tuesday, January 11, 2011

What is hot on 11 January 2011

Crossing the Rubicon
When Julius Caesar led his troops across the Rubicon river and into Italy he was effectively declaring war on the Republic in Rome. Afterwards, there was no turning back.
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What is the Stars?
Monday January 10th
The Blue of the Night's resident astronomer Francis McCarthy from Blackrock Observatory in Cork celebrates humankind's ingenuity as the 6th anniversary of the Huygens spacecraft landing on Saturn’s largest moon Titan is marked on 14th January.
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TED Talks
We are all cyborgs now - Amber Case
Technology is evolving us, says Amber Case, as we become a screen-staring, button-clicking new version of homo sapiens. We now rely on "external brains" (cell phones and computers) to communicate, remember, even live out secondary lives. But will these machines ultimately connect or conquer us? Case offers surprising insight into our cyborg selves.
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