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‘Genius grant’ winners

(NYT) MacArthur Prize winners: L. Mahadevan, Harvard, applied math; Maneesh Agrawala, Berkeley, computer displays; Edwidge Danticat, Haitian-Am novelist...

‘Rendezvous with Rama’ greenscreen

(Filmroster Video) Greenscreening the effects for the much delayed, possibly canceled ‘Rendezvous with Rama,’ movie version of Arthur C. Clarke story.

When Gandhi met Churchill... in 1906

(TO Star) In 1906, two Boer War veterans met in London to discuss the fate of British Indians in the Transvaal. They were the colonial undersecretary and the provincial lawyer, Winston S. Churchill and Mohandas K. Gandhi... from the book by Arthur Herman.

Booker of Bookers shortlist

(Manbookerprize) The Bookers of Bookers II shortlist includes ‘Midnight’s Children’ and ‘The Siege of Krishnapur’ (‘73). No Kiran Desai, ‘Life of Pi’ or ‘Arthur & George.’

The Clarke event

(Slashdot) Someone suggests naming a brilliant gamma ray burst visible on Earth just before Arthur C. Clarke’s death the ‘Clarke event.’
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Arthur C. Clarke laid to rest

(SMH) Clarke had asked for a secular funeral, but monks joined the mourners. Sri Lankans observed a minute of silence. Yellow roses were thrown onto the body, which lay on a white bed beneath curved elephant tusks.

‘Nine Billion Names of God’

(Lucis) Arthur Clarke short story: Tibetan lamas hire engineers to churn out all 9 billion possible names of God. Once the computer prints the final name, they believe, she will wind up the universe.
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