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The Toughest (And Weakest) Phones Currently On the Market

New submitter Daneel Olivaw R. shares a report from Tom's Guide: To measure each phone's toughness, [Tom's Guide] dropped it from both 4 and 6 feet onto wood and concrete. After each test, we recorded the damage to the phone. If a phone was rendered unusa (rss.slashdot)

Funpost! We both began to giggle like school children

NASA astronaut Scott Tingle describes his first rocket launch. (planetary)

Comcast gets into mesh Wi-Fi with xFi pods - CNET

Extend the reach of your Wi-Fi with Comcast's new plug-in extenders. (feedproxy.google)

Will Climate Change Cause More Glacial Lake Outburst Floods?

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How to enable remote desktop connections in Ubuntu 18.04

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3D Headphone Startup 'Ossic' Closes Abruptly, Leaving Crowdfunders Hanging

An anonymous reader quotes a report from NPR: Ossic raised more than $3.2 million in crowdfunding for its Ossic X, which it touted as the 'first 3D audio headphones calibrated to you.' But after delivering devices to only about 80 investors who'd paid at (rss.slashdot)

Dutch architects build beautiful barn out of oak trees headed for the scrapheap

Deteriorating, century-old oak trees destined for the scrapheap have been turned into a lovely barn in the Netherlands. Dutch architects at Hilberink Bosch Architecten put the structure together at their farm south of Amsterdam, using traditional (feedproxy.google)

An unexpected chemosensor pathway for innate fear behavior against predator odor

Tsukuba, Japan -Innate fear is an essential emotion for animals to avoid danger in a severe natural environment. Rodents kept in a laboratory also show instinctive fear behavior against the smell of predators such as foxes, cats or snakes despite having n (sciencecodex)

Plain-words challenge: Wedding Words

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Slug Life: About That Injectable Memory Study

A study claiming that a 'memory' could be transferred from one animal to another in form of an injection has caused a lot of excitement. The Futurist said that Scientists Transferred Memories From One Snail to Another. Someday, They Could Do The Same in H (blogs.discovermagazine)

Good news: It's still legal for Apple to keep its MacBook, iPhone batteries from melting

Cupertino beats Uniloc after judge disses 'sweeping, abstract' trollish patent claimApple has had a lawsuit, filed by notorious patent holder Uniloc over safety electronics in notebook and phone batteries, thrown out.? (register)

DNA Reflects History of Migrations in Southeast Asia

CAMBRIDGE, MASSACHUSETTS?Science News reports that a new genetic study supports archaeological and linguistic evidence for at least three major waves of migration into Southeast Asia over a period of 50,000 years. A team of researchers led by Mark Lipson (archaeology)

UPDATE: NASA, Orbital ATK Now Targeting May 21 for Next Resupply Mission to Space Station

Orbital ATK, in conjunction with NASA, has moved the launch of its ninth contracted mission to the International Space Station to no earlier than 4:39 a.m. EDT Monday, May 21, to support further prelaunch inspections and more favorable weather conditions. (nasa.gov)

OpenStack Moves Beyond the Cloud to Open Infrastructure

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Move to Mars? Just because we can doesn?t mean we should?

Tanya Samman and Alina Fisher, Environmental and Earth Sciences co-editors Mars? it?s hot right now. But then, so is Earth?and it?s getting hotter thanks to human-induced climate change. Life on Earth is going to change drastically in the near future: mel (blog.scienceborealis.ca)

CryptoPrevent Premium 8

CryptoPrevent Premium 8 has been fighting ransomware since the venerable CryptoLocker, but it's vastly more intrusive than competing products, and it proved seriously ineffective in testing. (feedproxy.google)

The Alien Observatory: 'Signals of Extinct Extraterrestrial Civilizations --Echo Throughout the Milky Way'

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Hitler 'is dead' declares French prof who gazed at dictator's nashers

So he isn't in South America or on far side of moon?A groundbreaking study of toothbrush-tashed Nazi dictator Adolf Hitler's teeth has confirmed that the late, unlamented Fuehrer is still dead ? and, more to the point, definitely died in Berlin in April (register)

How are we preparing astronauts for a return to the Moon?

Returning to the Moon won?t be easy, even though we?ve been there before. (planetary)

Physicists Introduce 'Quantum Fraud' Detection Tests

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Amazon reportedly in talks to save The Expanse - CNET

After being cancelled by Syfy, there's new hope that The Expanse will come back for a fourth season. (feedproxy.google)

Chevrolet Puts a 307-Horsepower Four-Cylinder in Its Full-Size Silverado Pickup

Chevy unveils the first four-cylinder gasoline engine in a current full-size pickup. The 307 hp handily tops the V6 it may eventually replace.The post Chevrolet Puts a 307-Horsepower Four-Cylinder in Its Full-Size Silverado Pickup appeared first on Extre (feedproxy.google)

Micron and Intel Develop 3rd Generation 3D NAND

Via a post on their newsroom, Intel has announced today that in partnership with Micron, they have developed a new 3rd generation of NAND flash. The new chips are the world's first with 4Tb - 4bits/cell dies in 64 layers, and upcoming 96 layers. The 64 l (hardocp)

Best graphics card 2018: Top GPUs for 1080p, 1440p and 4K

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Hotter bodies fight infections and tumors better -- researchers show how

Higher body temperatures speed our bodies' responses to infections, wounds and tumours - researchers at the Universities of Warwick and Manchester proveSlight rise in temperature and inflammation - such as a fever - speeds up cellular 'clock' in which p (sciencecodex)

DistroWatch Weekly, Issue 764

This week in DistroWatch Weekly: Review: DragonFly BSD 5.2.0News: Tails works on persistent packages, Ubuntu Studio plans alternative desktops, Mageia offers massive update, Ubuntu team plans new features, GNOME removes (and restores) launching programs (distrowatch)

3 things we learned from Battlefield 5's creepy gameplay teaser

Check out your first teensy look at Battlefield 5 and see what it tells us (gamesradar)

The Black Hole Information Paradox

Imagine the Earth gets swallowed by a black hole. Then, like all black holes, this one slowly evaporates away as particles radiate from its event horizon,... Read Full Post (pbs)

K?lauea's First Ocean Entry, Injury and Andesite of 2018

The eruption at K?lauea had a number of firsts over the weekend, some of them quite significant. The style of eruption continued much the same as we've been seeing: lava flows, fountaining and spatter in the lower East Rift zone near Leilani Estates and i (feedproxy.google)

Boffins detect antimatter thundering down from Hurricane Patricia

First time scientists have detected positrons whizzing in stormsA team of scientists today reported observing beams of antimatter firing from a ferocious hurricane on Earth for the first time.? (register)

Recent progress in Kung Fu Panda studies

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The Overproduction Crisis in Physics and Why You Should Care About It

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IMP-1088: Finally, Progress Toward A Cure For The Common Cold?

There is no existing cure for the common cold. The reason is simple: it is caused by a family of viruses with hundreds of variants, making it nearly impossible to become immune to or vaccinate against all of them. On top of that, the viruses evolve rapidl (science20)

The dark side of our genes ? healthy aging in modern times

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Overexposed: Poison Control Centers Get 29 Calls Per Day About ADHD Medications

Diagnoses of Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD) and Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) skyrocketed in the 1990s, leading to concern that teachers wanted all kids to be automatons in classrooms and too many older parents were concerned about kid (science20)

Asymptomatic carriers of Plasmodium spp: to treat or not to treat?

Since 2000, thanks to global effort, substantial progress has been made in reducing malaria worldwide. However, some countries in West Africa remain a hotspot for malaria infections with all age groups at risk. In an urban context of transmission, a high (blogs.biomedcentral)

Walter Greenleaf on medical applications of VR and AR

Walter Greenleaf discussed medical applications of VR and AR technology at ApplySci& (applysci)

NASA plans to fly small electric helicopter on Mars during its 2020 mission

According to a recent announcement by NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine, the space agency?s 2020 mission will involve an effort to fly a small electric helicopter on Mars.The announcement by Bridenstine comes close on the heels of a last-week disclosure (perfscience)

How to install Jekyll on CentOS 7

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Asteroid Mining could be Trillion Dollar Business: Goldman Sachs

Scientists have been talking for quite some time about Asteroid mining but a new report from Goldman Sachs claims that asteroid mining could be turned into trillion dollar business. While asteroid mining isn?t easy, with technological advancements and bet (perfscience)

The Popular Creation Story of Astronomy Is Wrong - Issue 60: Searches

In the early years of the 17th century, Johannes Kepler argued that the universe contained thousands of mighty bodies, bodies so huge that they could be universes themselves. These giant bodies, said Kepler, testified to the immense power of, as well as t (nautil.us)

Good news, it's still legal to keep a laptop battery from melting

Apple beats Uniloc after judge disses 'sweeping, abstract' trollish patent claimApple has won dismissal of a suit filed by notorious patent holder Uniloc over the safety controls on notebook and phone batteries.? (register)

'Facebook takes data from my phone ? but I don't have an account!'

Reg reader finds mobile apps can't be cut or quietedAnyone who uses the Facebook phone app knows what a toll it can take both on your mobile data and free time to be plugged into the social network through your device.? (register)

Un nouveau test sanguin pour d%C3%A9tecter le cancer pourrait-il changer la donne au Canada?

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Uber sued by former engineer for sexual harassment - CNET

Inappropriate comments and touching are some of what the female engineer says she endured while working at the ride-hailing company. (feedproxy.google)

The U.S. birthrate hits another record low. Even women in their 30s are having fewer babies

America's birth rate hit yet another record low in 2017, as mothers in nearly all age groups give birth to fewer babies last year than they had the year before, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. (latimes)

Cambridge Analytica starts bankruptcy proceedings in US

The firm at the centre of the Facebook data row has filed legal papers that will see it wound up. (bbc.co.uk)

Leaked Google Video Imagines a Future of Multi-Generational User Data

When Google talks about the Selfish Ledger, it asks us to think of ourselves as the temporary custodian of the data rather than the owner. The post Leaked Google Video Imagines a Future of Multi-Generational User Data appeared first on ExtremeTech. (feedproxy.google)

'Permanent' interstellar visitor found

An asteroid from beyond our Solar System has been orbiting near Jupiter for billions of years, scientists say. (bbc.co.uk)

Windows 95 could run Windows 3.1 in a virtual machine

And the second The Old New Thing story, about adding a Windows 3.1 virtual machine to Windows 95.As the Windows 95 project started to come together, I was approached to undertake a special project: Run Windows 3.1 in an MS-DOS virtual machine inside Wi (osnews)

Void Linux gave itself to the void, Korora needs a long siesta - life is hard for small distros

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Exclusive: EU warns that Facebook's Cambridge Analytica crisis is the 'tip of an iceberg' of data scandals

Europe's top data protection official has warned that the Facebook Cambridge Analytica scandal is just the 'tip of an iceberg.'Giovanni Buttarelli, the European Data Protection Supervisor, told Business Insider that Facebook's business model contribute (feedproxy.google)

Computer Model Suggests First Australians Planned Migration

QUEENSLAND, AUSTRALIA?A computer simulation suggests that Australia was settled by purposeful migrants between 50,000 and 65,000 years ago, and not accidental travelers, The Sydney Morning Herald reports. Sean Ulm of James Cook University and his colleagu (archaeology)

Top Tips for Potential Investors in the Forex Market

Although trading foreign currency is widely seen as requiring a series of overly risky gambles in a dubious market, it really doesn?t have to be that way. (feedproxy.google)

Schizophrenia more prevalent away from green spaces

?We still don?t understand all of the reasons for schizophrenia, so it?s really exciting and important to have this information,? says one of Denmark?s leading (sciencenordic)

Why HPE Account LeSaint Logistics Is Moving to Dell EMC

I?m researching why formally loyal HPE accounts are switching to Dell EMC and while there are similarities in each account sometimes the differences are more interesting. In this case LeSaint Logistics , a third party supply chain logistics firm that is U (feedproxy.google)

Amazing Tech Advancements in Health Care

From robot caregivers to fitness trackers, technology's role in the health care field is rapidly advancing. What was once science fiction is now real life. (feedproxy.google)

Dancing with the scientists

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Proof the OnePlus 6 takes good photos - CNET

What has two rear cameras and takes good pictures? This phone. (feedproxy.google)

Comcast Website Bug Leaks Xfinity Customer Data

An anonymous reader quotes a report from ZDNet: A bug in Comcast's website used to activate Xfinity routers can return sensitive information on the company's customers. The website, used by customers to set up their home internet and cable service, can be (rss.slashdot)

FCC is Hurting Consumers To Help Corporations, Mignon Clyburn Says On Exit

Former Commissioner Mignon Clyburn, who left the agency this month, has taken aim at it in an interview, saying the agency has abandoned its mission to safeguard consumers and protect their privacy and speech. From her interview with ArsTechnica: 'I'm an (rss.slashdot)

Google and Microsoft disclose new CPU flaw

Microsoft and Google are jointly disclosing a new CPU security vulnerability that's similar to the Meltdown and Spectre flaws that were revealed earlier this year. Labelled Speculative Store Bypass (variant 4), the latest vulnerability is a similar exploi (osnews)

Brit reseller Aria PC mounts appeal against %A3750k taxman VAT fiddle ruling

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Primary Data says stop, Hammerspace, Innodisk cooks some SSDs, and Fujitsu goes blockchain

Enough storage news to keep you going till beer o'clockAs ever, it has been a heavy storage week. Here's our curated collection of goodies, goings-on and glitches.? (register)

Sleep better, parent better: Study shows link between maternal sleep and permissive parenting

URBANA, Ill. - Research has shown that consistently not getting enough sleep, or getting poor quality sleep, can put you at risk for a number of health conditions. But how does sleep, or the lack of it, affect how you parent? (sciencecodex)

New data changes the way scientists explain how cancer tumors develop

GALVESTON, Texas - A collaborative research team has uncovered new information that more accurately explains how cancerous tumors grow within the body. This study is currently available in Nature Genetics. (sciencecodex)

A possible Lando movie, Boss Key productions shuts down and Lethal Weapon drama (Stream Economy, Ep. 4) - CNET

Plus, a field trip to RuPaul's DragCon LA and yet another rant from our resident curmudgeon, Mark Serrels. (feedproxy.google)

This tech CEO refuses to prepare for big speeches and insists on 'freestyling' the whole thing on stage ? here?s why he says it's so effective

Apttus CEO Kirk Krappe has a unique approach to giving keynote addresses: he doesn't tell most of his staff what he's going to say.In a keynote address least Tuesday, Krappe gave a 25 minute speech which started with Charles Darwin and ended with a new (feedproxy.google)

Micron, Intel Ship Industry?s First Quad-Level Cell NAND SSDMicron, Intel Ship Industry?s First Quad-Level Cell NAND SSD

New solid-state disk targets read-intensive cloud workloads, won't be generally available until this fall. (eweek)

California Students to Link Up with NASA Astronauts on Space Station

Students from Pacoima and San Fernando, California, will have the opportunity to talk with astronauts on the International Space Station on Tuesday, May 22, as part of NASA?s Year of Education on Station. (nasa.gov)

The researcher who became a stand-up comic

Marianna Keisalo defied her own nerves to become a stand-up comic in Denmark and Finland. ?It?s given me an entirely new perspective on humour.? (sciencenordic)

Top 10 Most Pirated Movies of The Week on BitTorrent ? 05/21/18

The top 10 most downloaded movies on BitTorrent are in again. 'Pacific Rim: Uprising' tops the chart this week, followed by ?Avengers: Infinity War'. 'Deadpool 2' completes the top three.Source: TF, for the latest info on copyright, file-sharing, torrent (feed.torrentfreak)

Details AMD B450 Mid-range Chipset Surface

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Rackspace Jumps Into Kubernetes, Again

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The Honor 10 is even more affordable if you buy it in Asia - CNET

The affordable Honor 10 has landed in Singapore. (feedproxy.google)

Sleep Better, Parent Better

Study reveals mothers who have insufficient sleep, or lack of quality sleep, are more irritable, suffer impaired attention and are less consistent in their parenting of their adolescents. (feedproxy.google)

Is Spider-Man: Homecoming 2 bringing together its own anti-Avengers for Marvel?s Phase 4?

Something wicked this way comes (gamesradar)

Steve Jurczyk Appointed NASA Associate Administrator; Krista Paquin Retires; Melanie W. Saunders Named Acting Deputy Associate Administrator

NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine has named Steve Jurczyk as associate administrator, the agency's highest-ranking civil servant position (nasa.gov)

Tech firms not worried about war with North Korea

Global electronics firms are not particularly concerned if Donald (Prince of Orange) Trump declares war on North Korea.There is some concern among the Tame Apple Press that Apple will not be able to source key parts from South Korea if a war starts.& (techeye)

Bladder cancer more often fatal for women

Women are diagnosed at a more advanced stage of the disease, when the cancer is more likely to have spread, according to a Norwegian study. (sciencenordic)

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