The Daily brief: August 25, 2011

Aug. 25, 2011, 4:28 a.m.

Virtual Classroom, Real Interest | More than 100,000 people have signed up for Artificial Intelligence and two other Stanford classes that will be open to the public, and the numbers continue to rise. See what all the fuss is about here.

Earthquake Fears | After the recent string of earthquakes on the East Coast, in Colorado, and in the East Bay, it’s hard not to wonder if those 2012 predictions hold a little more water than we previously thought. It’s all in your mind, and the earth’s crust, says Stanford geologists in an interview with the Bay Citizen.

Google Fiber | Google Fiber’s high speed Internet is now live at Stanford. The network features download speeds up to 150 Mbps and upload speeds of 92 Mbps, users report.

Overheard | Catching Chilean sea bass “is not like fishing for fish—it’s almost like logging for trees, It takes that long for these fish to grow up and be ready for market. That’s why the fish got in trouble.” — biology professor Stephen Palumbi, for a Mother Jones article on the sustainable fishing of the aforementioned fish.

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