On this day in 1899, the Imperial Patent Office in Berlin registers Aspirin, the brand name for acetylsalicylic acid, on behalf of the German pharmaceutical company Friedrich Bayer & Co. Now the most common drug in household medicine cabinets, acetylsalicylic acid was originally made from a chemical found in the bark of willow trees.
Microsoft has jazzed up Bing Maps with an extra 13 million square kilometers of high-res satellite shots and ocean floor imagery. Ballmer and co have sourced data about the ocean’s bathymetry – the underwater equivalent of topography – from Scripps Institution of Oceanography as well as new “straight down” photos taken from aircraft or satellite.
Its statement comes after a report in the Wall Street Journal on Thursday said the company disagreed with Boeing about what should be included in a package of measures aimed at getting the airliner back in the air. “Workers involved in design, production and quality control are working 24 hours a day using all their technical skill …….
edX, the online course provider launched by Harvard and MIT, has added six new schools to its X University Consortium, including its first international partners.
Jade Wang from Google gave a tip in a Google Business Help thread on how to expedite the uploading and listing of photos on your Google Business Maps listing page.Typically, a business owner would upload photos through managing their page within Google+ or via Google Places. But that process can take a month for the photos to be approved and visible within Google’s search results and Google Maps.
The bane of most policy debates is failure to define precisely and clearly what the problem is. The current debate on drone assassinations of U.S. citizens abroad and related issues vividly demonstrates that truth. The unspoken premise is that the country is menaced by powerful forces……….