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Meteorite strikes may create unexpected form of silica

When a meteorite hurtles through the atmosphere and crashes to Earth, how does its violent impact alter the minerals found at the landing site? What can the short-lived chemical phases created by these extreme impacts teach scientists about the minerals e (geologypage)

Improvements to the ISRCTN registry in its 20th anniversary year

In this blog, Database Manager Claire Veryard describes recent improvements to the ISRCTN registry and developments that are underway. The first ISRCTN numbers were issued in 2000, when the registry was called the metaRegister of Controlled Trials (mRCT), (blogs.biomedcentral)

Down Syndrome Identified in Prehistoric Remains in Ireland

DUBLIN, IRELAND?According to an Irish Central report, geneticist Lara Cassidy of Trinity College Dublin and her colleagues have found evidence of Down Syndrome in the remains of a six-month-old baby recovered at Poulnabrone, a megalithic tomb in County Cl (archaeology)

The Twist in Studying Graphene

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Distribution Release: EasyOS 2.4.1

EasyOS is an experimental Linux distribution which uses many of the technologies and package formats pioneered by Puppy Linux. EasyOS continues to improve its container technology, security features, and update its Debian-based packages. The project's re (distrowatch)

Graphics card deals of the week ? 2nd September 2020

With the new RTX 3000 cards finally out in the open, we can now make some proper decisions about which graphics card deals are going to be worth snapping up over the next few weeks as retailers look to shed their existing stock of Nvidia RTX cards, and wh (feedproxy.google)

Distribution Release: Parted Magic 2020_08_23

Parted Magic is a small live CD/USB/PXE with its elemental purpose being to partition hard drives. The project has published an update which begins the distribution's migration to phase out 32-bit editions. 'This version has some major changes that might (distrowatch)

DistroWatch Weekly, Issue 881

This week in DistroWatch Weekly: Review: BunsenLabs Linux LithiumNews: Fedora plans to make Btrfs the default filesystem, FreeBSD imports new OpenZFS code, DragonFly BSD publishes documentation in ePUB format, openSUSE presents Jump editionQuestions and (distrowatch)

Thought experiment shows how we might be at the mercy of quantum jerks from another universe

Artificial intelligence researcher and US Air Force Captain Eric Halloway recently published a fun thought experiment showing how simple it would be to prove we live in one of multiple universes. His theory relies on inventing a quantum coin-flipper and u (feedproxy.google)

As it delists, Rocket Internet?s ill-fated experiment with public markets is over

It was all supposed to be so different. When Rocket Internet IPO?d in 2014 it was the largest tech company floatation in Europe for seven years. A year later it had lost $46 million and its valuation had dropped by 30%. Since then the German startup facto (feedproxy.google)

Good News and Bad News about COVID-19 Misinformation

The good news is that people don’t necessarily believe it. The bad news is that they don’t necessarily believe valid information about the pandemic either-- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com (rss.sciam)

GM, Ford wrap up ventilator production and shift back to auto business

As the COVID-19 pandemic spread to the United States, a number of automakers and other manufacturers announced plans to retrofit factories to help ease the shortage of personal protective gear and ventilators. Now, two U.S. automakers have fulfilled their (feedproxy.google)

Microsoft launches a deepfake detector tool ahead of US election

Microsoft has added to the slowly growing pile of technologies aimed at spotting synthetic media (aka deepfakes) with the launch of a tool for analyzing videos and still photos to generate a manipulation score. The tool, called Video Authenticator, provid (feedproxy.google)

The Social Dilemma: How digital platforms pose an existential threat to society

The Social Dilemma is a new Netflix documentary that explores the negative impact social networks are having on society and humanity. (feedproxy.google)

New way for bridges to withstand earthquakes: Support column design

Full Text:Bridges make travel faster and more convenient, but, in an earthquake, these structures are subject to forces that can cause extensive damage and make them unsafe. Now civil and environmental engineer Petros Sideris of Texas A&M University i (feedproxy.google)

Hennessey Mammoth 6X6 is a Ram TRX with a $500k price tag

If you?re one of the discerning few who thinks the 2021 Ram TRX is not big or tough enough, along comes Hennessey (the patron of badassery, if you?ll ask us) with its Mammoth 6X6. The Texas-based automotive tuning firm only released a single hero image of (feeds.slashgear)

Distribution Release: Linux From Scratch 10.0

Linux From Scratch (LFS) is a project that provides you with the steps necessary to build your own custom Linux system. The project has announced a new version of its instructional handbook, Linux From Scratch 10.0, along with additional steps to create (distrowatch)

Researchers create a novel way to remove moon dust

One significant challenge for astronauts who ventured to the moon during the Apollo era was controlling the fine, powdery dust that coated everything during moon missions. A team of researchers from the University of Colorado Boulder is working on a new s (feeds.slashgear)

Companies continue to expose unsafe network services to the internet

33% of companies within the digital supply chain expose common network services such as data storage, remote access and network administration to the internet, according to RiskRecon. In addition, organizations that expose unsafe services to the internet (feedproxy.google)

Nine To Five Style: How To Look Chic At Work

When you?re someone that loves style, it?s safe to say that you may always want to be able to look and feel good. Whether you?re obsessed with the catwalks and [& (feedproxy.google)

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