Teaching Rats To Drive Tiny Cars

Rats can relax better while driving tiny cars, Scientists Discover. It’d make a good tag line for a few car manufacturers.

Rats driving tiny cars
Rats driving tiny cars.

A bunch of rats have learned how to drive tiny vehicles around to pick up food. 

Source: Hacker News.

The most advanced MySQL raytracer on the market right now.

Raytracing with MySQL

WTF of the day. The most advanced MySQL raytracer on the market right now. A raytracer, written in a single SELECT statment, that MySQL is able to process into an image. Pure Demoscene spirit here, whatever it is, make it run an animation or raytrace some spheres, something beautiful it was not meant to produce in first place.

via BoingBoing.

The women whom science forgot

Many female scientists in the past were not given credit for their achievements – here are just a few of them.

via: The women whom science forgot – BBC News

Computing Now: Toward a Science of Security – IEEECS

January Theme in Computing Now: Toward a Science of Security.

via Computing Now Archive | January 2013

Why Economic Models Are Always Wrong

Scientific American: Why Economic Models Are Always Wrong. Financial-risk models got us in trouble before the 2008 crash, and they’re almost sure to get us in trouble again