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Astronomers Watch Donut Rotate Around Supermassive Black Hole

Astronomers have detected a torus rotating around the supermassive black hole at the center of spiral galaxy Messier 77, collecting observations that may shed light on why these weird structures exist.The post Astronomers Watch Donut Rotate Around Superm (skyandtelescope)

Integrated circuit technology advances continue to amaze, IC Insights finds

The success and proliferation of integrated circuits has largely hinged on the ability of IC manufacturers to continue offering more performance and functionality for the money, according to IC Insights. Driving down the cost of ICs (on a per-function or (digitimes)

Useful FFMPEG Commands for Managing Audio and Video Files

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The City at the Center of the Cosmos - Issue 57: Communities

Some 48 kilometers north of Mexico City, in the Basin of Mexico, towers the Pyramid of the Sun at Teotihuac%E1n. This massive 71-meter high structure makes you feel like a speck of dust in the presence of the gods. And that is exactly what the builders inte (nautil.us)

12 bad enterprise security habits to break

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PCPer Male Bag Up to 32 Pounds

That is one big bag Ryan Shrout is packing around there. This week it is full of Meltdowns, naked GPUs, data recovery, and redefining display technologies.Discussion (hardocp)

Two More 'SWAT' Calls in California -- One Involving a 12-Year-Old Gamer

In January an online gamer in California was arrested after at leat 20 fake emergency calls to police, one leading to a fatal shooting in Kansas. But this week in California there's been at least two more fake calls: A 12-year-old gamer heard a knock at (rss.slashdot)

digiCamControl 2.0.0 / Beta

Control your digital camera remotely from your computer. 2018-02-23 (freewarefiles)

Facebook says it 'failed' by presenting VR shooting demo at CPAC - CNET

Commentary: The social network removes the game and acknowledges it should have reconsidered presenting it at the big conservative conference. (feedproxy.google)

Canceling NASA's High-Priority Missions: Bad Policy, Bad Precedent, Bad for Science

-- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com (rss.sciam)

World's fishing fleets mapped from orbit

Satellite tracking shows fishing's footprint on Earth is now over four times that of agriculture. (bbc.co.uk)

What Is 'Normal,' Anyway?

In psychology and psychiatry, it really means 'average' or 'typical,' but we too easily think of it as a synonym for 'how everyone is supposed to think and feel'-- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com (rss.sciam)

'Black Panther' villain lives with his parents: So what? - CNET

Actor Michael B. Jordan , who plays Killmonger in the blockbuster film, isn't ashamed of his family ties or his anime fandom. (feedproxy.google)

On Feeling Well: A Brief History of Wellness and the Brain

Did you know you might be living in the golden age of brain science? Our understanding of the human brain is expanding so rapidly that some scientists are calling it such. Yet, there is so much to discover that others liken the brain to a vast, unknown fr (brainworldmagazine)

VW inexplicably decides to build a convertible SUV, baffling everyone - Roadshow

The German giant thinks that the way forward to profitability is to chop the roof off of its smallest SUV. (feedproxy.google)

Foxconn in secret talks with Trump

Foxconn, including its grand pooh-bah Terry Gou, had secret talks with the White House presumably looking for sweeteners for a $7 billion plus US investment in a display making plant.TVBS television showed Gou entering and leaving one of the entry gates (techeye)

Sad news: Dick Taylor is gone

A news report from Stanford University says that Dick Taylor died today. We had a good time back in 1998 at an Ig Nobel show at Stanford University. Lila Guterman, writing in the Stanford Report, described part of that evening: Theories of improbability: (feedproxy.google)

Unlocking state money for harm reduction ? Darko Antik on helping NGOs in Macedonia

Following a workshop in Budapest on how to secure sustainable funding for harm reduction in Central and Eastern Europe, Jeffrey Lazarus has been speaking with participants about what is working in their countries. The resulting interviews were conducted a (blogs.biomedcentral)

Tesla Will Supply Free Charging Stations To Office Parking Lots

Tesla has unveiled a new 'workplace charging' program today, which offers businesses free Tesla wall connectors and will also cover installation, provided they meet certain qualifications set forth by the California carmaker. 'Tesla won't cover the cost o (rss.slashdot)

This TV sound bar uses phone tech to aim audio at your ears - CNET

The prototype from the mobile mavens at Qualcomm borrows from Wi-Fi technology to find the sweet spot. (feedproxy.google)


W10Privacy can display typical Windows 10 security settings that can be activated as well as deactivated within the program. [License: Freeware Requires: Win 10 Size: 1.73 MB ] (majorgeeks)

Billionaire's Babylon beach ban battle barrels toward Supreme Court

Sun cofounder Khosla continues fight to keep citizens off public surfing spotAnalysis Billionaire venture capitalist Vinod Khosla is taking his legal battle to control access to a piece of California coastline to the US Supreme Court.? (register)

Apple in China: who holds the keys?

With Apple moving its Chinese iCloud data to a company partially owned by the Chinese government, it's natural to wonder what this means for the privacy of Chinese Apple users.If Apple is storing user data on Chinese services, we have to at least accep (osnews)

Fishing Fleets Operate Across 55 Percent of the World's Oceans

More than half of the world?s oceans are being commercially fished, spanning an area four times what is used for global agriculture, according to a new study published in the journal Science. The study is the first in-depth look at the globa (e360.yale.edu)

Twice as many Norwegian boys as girls start school late

More boys than girls begin school a year late and more girls than boys begin a year early. But researchers are not certain whether maturity is the explanation. (sciencenordic)

GetResponse Marketing Automation Platform Review

GetResponse started out as an email marketing software provider in 1997, and currently boasts 350 000 customers, who are served by more than 300 staff members. (feedproxy.google)

That glop of computer code

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Linux ported to Nintendo Switch

There are two major reasons I can think of to hack a game console. The first one is obvious: so you can play cracked copies of games. That-s why modern consoles are so difficult to hack, because millions of dollars are on the line.But some people just (osnews)

Elliott Management, a $34 billion hedge fund, described cryptocurrencies as 'one of the most brilliant scams in history' in a brutal takedown

Elliott Management, a $34 billion hedge fund, told clients that cryptocurrencies would most likely one day be described 'as one of the most brilliant scams in history.''FOMO (fear of missing out) has solidly trumped WTHIT (what the hell is this??),' El (feedproxy.google)

A FLIR for Innovation

Moving objects appeared as glowing blobs in early infrared vision equipment. Clarifying the picture so soldiers could distinguish people from background objects, combatants from non-combatants, required imagination, initiative and information. (science.dodlive.mil)

AMD faces customer and shareholder Spectre lawsuits and more

Here a roundup of todays reviews and articles: 1TB WD Blue 3D SSD (WDS100T2B0A) Review All Walls Must Fall PC review: A time-travel adventure set to techno tunes AMD faces customer and shareholder Spectre lawsuits Aquaris E4.5 Ubuntu Phone - With Andr (ntcompatible)

IBM's Phil Estes on the Turbulent Waters of Container History

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The Ramanathaswamy Temple and its Infinite Corridors

The Ramanathaswamy Temple is regarded as one of the holiest Hindu temples in India. This sacred site is located on Rameswaram Island, in the southern Indian state of Tamil Nadu between mainland India and Sri Lanka.%A0Read moreSection: NewsAncient Plac (feedproxy.google)

Genetic Study Attempts to Find Origins of Modern Horses

PARIS, FRANCE?According to a report in The Independent, a genetic study of 88 ancient and modern horses revealed Mongolia?s Przewalksi?s horse to be descended from horses domesticated by the Botai people on the Central Asian steppes some 5,500 years ago. (archaeology)

Do our brains use the same kind of deep-learning algorithms used in AI?

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In the Opioid Crisis, Military Research May Protect Citizens and Warfighters

Ten thousand times more potent than morphine, the synthetic opioid carfentanil poses a risk to both civilians and warfighters and the military is working to determine how to treat exposure to the drug. (science.dodlive.mil)

Switching from smoking to glo significantly reduces exposure to toxicants

A clinical study conducted by scientists at British American Tobacco have revealed that when smokers switch completely from cigarettes to glo, their exposure to certain cigarette smoke toxicants is significantly reduced, in some cases to levels comparable (sciencecodex)

What will OpenStack 'S' Be Named?

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If Music Be the Food of Science, Play On

Raymond Nakamura and Katrina Wong, Multi-media co-editors There?s Science in Music, as Bill Nye the Science Guy once sang in a parody of the Time Warp song from the Rocky Horror Picture Show. Although the effectiveness of music as an educational device ma (blog.scienceborealis.ca)

Eclipse SDK 4.7.2 / 4.7.3 RC 3

An open source platform-independent software framework for delivering 'rich-client applications. 2018-02-23 (freewarefiles)

FileZilla Portable 3.31.0

Carry a whole FTP client with you on an USB thumbdrive, iPod, or any other portable media. 2018-02-23 (freewarefiles)

Attosecond physics: A keen sense for molecules

Munich based Laser physicists have developed an extremely powerful broadband infrared light source. This light source opens up a whole new range of opportunities in medicine, life science, and material analysis. (sciencecodex)

Three photons bind together to make a ?molecule? of light

Technique could be used to create quantum-information systems (feedproxy.google)

Measuring the Magic of Healing

While researchers wrestle to define and capture “healing,” its power continues to mend hearts and souls—if not always bodies-- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com (rss.sciam)

Making Big Ideas Happen

SWCC People?s Choice Award Winner & (blog.scienceborealis.ca)

Quick Links

Various things that may be of interest, ordered from abstract math to concrete physics: Jacob Lurie is teaching a course this semester on Categorical Logic. Way back when I was a student at Harvard this is the kind of thing & (math.columbia.edu)

Go for GOLD, SES-14!

While we can measure properties of these upper layers using ground-based instruments, satellite-borne remote sensing instruments can give us a more frequent, global, and often higher spatial resolution perspective. And that is precisely what NASA?s Global (planetary)

Smartphones unveiled at MWC to come with high specs

New smartphones to be unveiled at the upcoming Mobile World Congress (MWC) 2018 will feature high-end cameras and all-screen displays with strong artificial intelligence (AI) capabilities, according to sources from Taiwan's handset supply chain. (digitimes)

Does my boom look big in this? New universe measurements bewilder boffins

But don't throw away those physics books just yet, m'kay?Astronomers at the Space Telescope Institute and John Hopkins University have used NASA?s Hubble Telescope to show that the universe is expanding a little bit faster than expected.? (register)

NRA gives FCC boss Ajit Pai a gun as reward for killing net neutrality. Yeah, an actual gun

Decorum isn't even visible in the rear-view mirror at this pointAjit Pai ? chairman of America's broadband watchdog, the FCC ? is the proud new owner of a handmade Kentucky long gun from the US National Rifle Association (NRA) ? thanks to his brave stanc (register)

Asus Designo Curved MX34VQ

The Asus Designo Curved MX34VQ is a 34-inch gaming monitor with a steep curve and some nice features, including a wireless charging base, gamer-friendly settings, and a powerful audio system. (feedproxy.google)

AI Weekly: AI is hunting the world?s deadliest killer

Earlier this week Google and Verily Life Sciences shared the%A0latest advance in computer vision%A0to identify signs of heart disease. With an accuracy of 70 percent, early results from the AI trained on retinal scan images from more than 200,000 patients is (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)

Climate change boosts algae growth in the Arctic

Microscopic algae living underneath sea ice are an essential source of food in the Arctic ocean. But do we really know how little light they need to survive? (sciencenordic)

Humanizing the ICU: incorporating animal-assisted interventions

Long stays in the intensive care unit (ICU) can cause a physical, cognitive and psychiatric impairment known as post-intensive care syndrome. In this blog, and in an editorial published today in Critical Care, Dr Megan Hosey explains how animal therapy ca (blogs.biomedcentral)

Samsung breaks ground on new EUV line in Hwaseong

Samsung Electronics has announced that it has broken ground on a new EUV (extreme ultraviolet) line in Hwaseong, Korea, aiming to maintain its leadership in state-of-the-art semiconductor technology. (digitimes)

Early-career researchers: an interview with Brooke Flammang

Jan 10, 2018; 221:jeb174318-jeb174318CONVERSATION (jeb.biologists)

Opportunity's sol 5000 self-portrait

Last week the Mars Exploration Rover Opportunity celebrated its 5000th sol on Mars, and it celebrated by taking the first complete Mars Exploration Rover self-portrait. (planetary)

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)

Original Content podcast: Netflix?s ?Mute? is a big disappointment

 Mute is the latest film from Duncan Jones, the director of Moon and Source Code. He& (feedproxy.google)

Morning Coffee ? 23 February 2018

Here are a few stories to read this morning. Dante?s Nine Circles of Hell, Reimagined for Linguistic Transgressions - (McSweeney''s) Kobo?s Michael Tamblyn Says Absolutely Nothing Re Walmart and E-books (PW) Disney loses in Redbox copyright row (BBC)You (feedproxy.google)

60-Second Astro News: Merging Black Holes, Distant Super-Supernova, and Arecibo?s Fate

Supermassive black holes en route to merger have strange dynamics in their gas disks. Astronomers have spotted the most distant spectroscopically confirmed supernova. And NSF decides the fate of the Arecibo Observatory.The post 60-Second Astro News: Merg (skyandtelescope)

Study explores emerging role of NAD in innate and adaptive immune responses

Researchers at Brigham and Women's Hospital (BWH) have discovered a new cellular and molecular pathway that regulates CD4 T cell response--a finding that may lead to new ways to treat diseases that result from alterations in these cells. Their discovery, (sciencecodex)

ET Deals Roundup: $22 Qi Car Charger Mount, Dell 512GB SSD Laptop for $580, and more

Want a new gaming PC that won& (feedproxy.google)

3-D-printed, WiFi-connected plastic objects could advance the Internet of Things

3-D-printed, WiFi-connected plastic objects could advance the Internet of Things (feedproxy.google)

Dropbox Files To Go Public

Ten years after its launch, Dropbox has filed to go public. The cloud storage company has been around since 2007 and has raised more than $600 million in funding. TechCrunch reports: We knew that it had already filed confidentially, but the company has no (rss.slashdot)

Veil is private browsing for the ultra-paranoid

 If you& (feedproxy.google)

Phones At Apple Repair Center Are Calling 911 Multiple Times a Day

CBS Sacramento is reporting that phones located at an Apple repair center in Elk Grove California have been calling 911. The Elk Grove police states that they receive on average, 20 accidental 911 calls a day from the repair center, and roughly 1,600 call (hardocp)

Asus ROG Swift PG258Q

The Asus ROG Swift PG258Q is a pricey 25-inch-class monitor that offers a wealth of features for gamers, including an ultra-fast refresh rate and Nvidia's G-Sync technology. (feedproxy.google)

FileZilla 3.31.0

FileZilla is a small but powerful FTP client with many features. 2018-02-23 (freewarefiles)

Re: Defense in depth -- the Microsoft way (part 51): Skype'shome-grown updater allows escalation of privilege to SYSTEM

Posted by Stefan Kanthak on Feb 20'Jeffrey Walton' <noloader () gmail com> wrote:[ http://seclists.org/fulldisclosure/2018/Feb/33 ]This is of course related: after Zack Whittacker published<https://www.zdnet.com/article/skype-canno (seclists)

Today's 'Planet Earth Report' --The Race Against Time to Save One of the Great, Ancient African Civilizations

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The Neural Basis of Watching 'Memento'

Memento (2000) is a complex psychological thriller about a man unable to form long-term memories. The movie is popular among neuroscientists for its accurate depiction of amnesia. Now, in a wonderfully 'meta' paper, a group of neuroscientists report that (blogs.discovermagazine)

ASRock Starts offering Budget X370 Pro4 AM4 Motherboard

ASRock is releasing a new%A0ATX motherboard, the%A0AMD Socket AM4%A0X370 Pro 4 comes in a black adn%A0white design and will start selling early March fir merely 95 Euros.... (guru3d)

Self-healable, recyclable 'electronic skin' developed by University of Colorado Boulder Researchers

Researchers at University of Colorado Boulder have developed an electronic skin that can be recycled and it can also heal itself. The ?electronic skin? is actually a thin film with advanced sensors. With use of thin, translucent material and advanced sens (perfscience)

Climate change, fire, and their implications for species

by Tanya Samman & (blog.scienceborealis.ca)

Young children use physics, not previous rewards, to learn about tools

Children as young as seven apply basic laws of physics to problem-solving, rather than learning from what has previously been rewarded, suggests new research from the University of Cambridge.The findings of the study, based on the Aesop's fable The Crow (sciencecodex)

Students in California to Speak with NASA Astronaut on Space Station

Students at Para Los Ni%F1os in Los Angeles will speak with a NASA astronaut living, working and doing research aboard the International Space Station at 12:55 p.m. EST Thursday, Feb. 22. The 20-minute, Earth-to-space call will air live on NASA Television a (nasa.gov)

Android users got excited when Google said it would add a 'Dark Mode' ? but now it says it's not coming after all (GOOG)

Android users have been asking Google for months to add a 'Dark Mode' to Android that would make it easier to use at night.A Google employee said the mode would be added, which caused celebration amongst Android users.But another employee said that, a (feedproxy.google)

Blasts and Brain Health

The Navy SEALs are working with the Defense and Veterans Brain Injury Center and General Dynamics Health Solutions Neuro Tactical Research Team to better understand brain health. (science.dodlive.mil)

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