The short story “Tongtong’s Summer” by Xia Jia was published for the first time in 2014. It was translated to English by Ken Liu.
For Tongtong it’s a big change when her grandfather comes to live with her family. It’s not easy for anyone because her grandfather was very active and kept on working as a doctor even though he was more than eighty years old until he injured his leg. For that reason, initially he’s always in a bad mood but when Tongtong’s father brings home a robot caretaker and her grandfather starts using it in an unusual different.
Cisco has announced its intent to buy OpenDNS, an Internet security company that in recent years has focused its activities on the cloud sector. The cost of this acquisition is $635 million in cash and other incentives. Cisco already invested $35 million in OpenDNS just over a year ago. The OpenDNS team will join the Cisco Security Business Group. The acquisition is expected to close in the first quarter of fiscal year 2016.
The novel “Leviathan Wakes” by James S.A. Corey was published for the first time in 2011. It’s the first book in the Expanse series.
Jim Holden is an officer of the spaceship Canterbury, a space tug transporting ice from Saturn’s rings to the asteroid belt. During a trip, the spaceship runs into the derelict Scopuli but the Canterbury is attacked and destroyed. Holden and some of the crew manage to escape but their lives are in danger.
On the dwarf planet Ceres, Detective Miller of the private security force that act as the colony police, receives a particular assignment. Julie Mao is part of an important Earth’s family but preferred to move away to a life of adventure in space. Her parents want her to be returned to Earth, in any way. Miller’s investigation on the girl leads him to unexpected discoveries.
In recent days, Google and the Broad Institute, a genomics and biomedical research center founded by MIT (Massachusetts Institute of Technology) and Harvard University, announced a collaboration in the field of genomics. The Broad Institute’s Genome Analysis Toolkit (GATK) will be offered as a service of Google’s Cloud Platform as part of the Google Genomics project. This will allow researchers to combine the center’s tools of genomic analysis with Google’s computing power.
Yesterday the British-born then become American actor Patrick Macnee passed away. The announcement came from his son Rupert, who confirmed that his father died at his home in Rancho Mirage, California. The actor had been living in the USA for about 40 years. Inevitably Patrick Macnee’s name is mainly related to the TV show “The Avengers”, which became a cult show that after more than 50 years since its beginning still has many fans in the world.