God of Thunder and Rock'n'Roll (archmage) wrote,
God of Thunder and Rock'n'Roll

Microsoft is making a move to buy Yahoo - Microsoft Corp. has pounced on slumping Internet icon Yahoo Inc. with an unsolicited takeover offer of $44.6 billion. The Justice Department says it is interested in reviewing antitrust issues associated with it. In a statement Friday, Yahoo said it will "carefully and promptly" study Microsoft's bid.

Oh, and check out this national Geographic pic of 'swarm bots' negotiating terrain in Belgium. Scientists study ant colonies, bird flocks, mammal herds, and fish schools to understand the simple genius of swarms. Robots that mimic this complex group behavior could prove useful in a number of human applications.

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