Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Bugs!, Disarmed and in Danger, -and- Fly Me to the Moon

In the News Today
  • Bugs! - Swarms of cyborg insect drones are the future of military surveillance
  • Disarmed and in Danger - Chicago police to hold gun turn-in event this weekend
  • Fly Me to the Moon - Company to begin private lunar expeditions by 2015

    Technology in the News Today
  • LinkedIn Sued Over Password Breach
  • Robot 'Skin' Built With Touch Superior to Humans
  • Google Launching Custom Gmail Themes

    Born on this Day in History: June 20, 1942 - Brian Wilson formed the Beach Boys in 1961 and had a long string of hits. Moving beyond the cheery harmonies and catchy hooks that characterized his early music, Brian Wilson elevated himself and the Beach Boys to the status of rock legends with the release of the acclaimed album Pet Sounds in 1966. This would be the last Beach Boys album, as drugs and mental issues would plague Wilson for years.

    On this Day in History: June 20, 1900 - In response to widespread foreign encroachment upon China's national affairs, Chinese nationalists launch the so-called Boxer Rebellion in Peking. Calling themselves I Ho Ch'uan, or "the Righteous and Harmonious Fists," the nationalists occupied Peking, killed several Westerners, including German ambassador Baron von Ketteler, and besieged the foreign legations in the diplomatic quarter of the city.

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