Skip to main content

Google Chrome Nugget

Google ChromeI'm a big fan of almost all things Google, although their new browser, Google Chrome, has yet to impress me enough to make the switch from Firefox. There appear to be plenty of Chrome converts here on the NNN blog, however. Market Share has been tracking Chrome usage worldwide: on Sunday, Chrome's usage peaked at 1.42% of the world's HTTP requests. On the NEI blog yesterday? 4% of visitors viewed the site in Chrome. Who knew Notes readers were such early adopters?

On a somewhat-related note: Happy 10th Anniversary, Google. Whenever you were born.

Comments

Joe Thank You said…
I'd like to think that it's because we nuclear fans are a little more "in the know" about new technology in general (a nicer way to say 'geekier'). Personally, I thought that comic was really interesting albeit a little over my head. However, Chrome has a long way to go in terms of features before it can really make a difference. A cleaner functionality for atom feeds would be nice.

Sorry, I just couldn't resist the nuclear pun.
THaskin said…
I do agree that the Nuclear community skews toward a techy audience, but I think Chrome is something that actually stretches past that niche a tad. Google, the company having most powerful search and Cloud services, is already huge and that stretches to a mainstream audience of some kind.

For me, I can't leave the functionality of Firefox; additionally, Google has my search history, my mail, my Domain, my blog, my home locations, etc., but I am not giving them my browser.
The Fuzz said…
great browser like it a lot

Popular posts from this blog

Missing the Point about Pennsylvania’s Nuclear Plants

A group that includes oil and gas companies in Pennsylvania released a study on Monday that argues that twenty years ago, planners underestimated the value of nuclear plants in the electricity market. According to the group, that means the state should now let the plants close.

Huh?

The question confronting the state now isn’t what the companies that owned the reactors at the time of de-regulation got or didn’t get. It’s not a question of whether they were profitable in the '80s, '90s and '00s. It’s about now. Business works by looking at the present and making projections about the future.

Is losing the nuclear plants what’s best for the state going forward?

Pennsylvania needs clean air. It needs jobs. And it needs protection against over-reliance on a single fuel source.


What the reactors need is recognition of all the value they provide. The electricity market is depressed, and if electricity is treated as a simple commodity, with no regard for its benefit to clean air o…

How Nanomaterials Can Make Nuclear Reactors Safer and More Efficient

The following is a guest post from Matt Wald, senior communications advisor at NEI. Follow Matt on Twitter at @MattLWald.

From the batteries in our cell phones to the clothes on our backs, "nanomaterials" that are designed molecule by molecule are working their way into our economy and our lives. Now there’s some promising work on new materials for nuclear reactors.

Reactors are a tough environment. The sub atomic particles that sustain the chain reaction, neutrons, are great for splitting additional uranium atoms, but not all of them hit a uranium atom; some of them end up in various metal components of the reactor. The metal is usually a crystalline structure, meaning it is as orderly as a ladder or a sheet of graph paper, but the neutrons rearrange the atoms, leaving some infinitesimal voids in the structure and some areas of extra density. The components literally grow, getting longer and thicker. The phenomenon is well understood and designers compensate for it with a …

A Billion Miles Under Nuclear Energy (Updated)

And the winner is…Cassini-Huygens, in triple overtime.

The spaceship conceived in 1982 and launched fifteen years later, will crash into Saturn on September 15, after a mission of 19 years and 355 days, powered by the audacity and technical prowess of scientists and engineers from 17 different countries, and 72 pounds of plutonium.

The mission was so successful that it was extended three times; it was intended to last only until 2008.

Since April, the ship has been continuing to orbit Saturn, swinging through the 1,500-mile gap between the planet and its rings, an area not previously explored. This is a good maneuver for a spaceship nearing the end of its mission, since colliding with a rock could end things early.

Cassini will dive a little deeper and plunge toward Saturn’s surface, where it will transmit data until it burns up in the planet’s atmosphere. The radio signal will arrive here early Friday morning, Eastern time. A NASA video explains.

In the years since Cassini has launc…