I, For One, Welcome Our Chinese Overlords
pic credit: toothpaste for dinner
I just want to say that I'm ready to learn Chinese and run like hell.
See China 'to Overtake US on Science' in Two Years via the BBC:
China is on course to overtake the US in scientific output possibly as soon as 2013 - far earlier than expected.
That is the conclusion of a major new study by the Royal Society, the UK's national science academy.
The country that invented the compass, gunpowder, paper and printing is set for a globally important comeback.
An analysis of published research - one of the key measures of scientific effort - reveals an "especially striking" rise by Chinese science.
Listen, they invented counting and the Tabulation system for unlocking binomial coefficients (damn that's hot), I'm not about to mess with them.
But America invented the catheter, the coffee percolator, donuts and the machine gun. So there.
(via When Giants Fall)