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dimanche 19 septembre 2021, 05:04
Foreign Policy magazine explores just what happened after El Salvador adopted bitcoin as legal currency and launched its official government-approved bitcoin wallet Chivo: Chivo launched just after midnight on Sept. 7. The system started failing at three a.m. Server capacity ...
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Watch the video here! 'SpaceX safely returned its Crew Dragon spacecraft from orbit on Saturday, with the capsule carrying the four members of the Inspiration4 mission back to Earth after three days in space...' reports CNBC: 'Thanks so much SpaceX, that was a heck of a ride ...
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'Federal prosecutors plan to criminally charge a former Boeing Co. pilot they suspect of misleading aviation regulators about safety issues blamed for two fatal crashes of the 737 Max,' reports the Wall Street Journal, citing 'people familiar with the matter.' Mark Forkner,...
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samedi 18 septembre 2021, 23:34
CNET's Roadshow reports that a safety-oriented version of Boston Dynamics' headless dog-shaped robot 'Spot' will begin patrolling a Kia plant in South Korea, 'to survey industrial areas remotely and help identify issues before they happen.' For example, Spot's new thermal...
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'Mozilla is running an experiment on 1% of the Firefox desktop population currently, which sets the default search engine to Bing in the web browser,' reports Ghacks: [I]n most regions, it is Google Search. Mozilla and Google extended the search deal in 2020 for another...
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'According to one measure, Python is potentially on the verge of becoming the most popular computer programming language,' reports ZDNet, joining C and Java as the only other two languages to attain the #1 spot. Of course, it depends on who's making the list... Python has...
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'A CRISPR-Cas9 gene editing technology that has shown promise in clearing HIV from mice is headed into human testing,' reports Fierce Biotech: We don't like to throw the word 'cure' around here. But Excision BioTherapeutics thinks the therapy could replace standard-of-care...
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An anonymous reader quotes a report from UPI: According to a new study, published Friday in the journal Patterns, information and communications technology, or ICT for short, is responsible for a greater share of greenhouse gas emissions than previously estimated. When...
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destinyland writes: A newly-released video at GNU.org shows an hour-long talk given by free software advocate Richard Stallman for the BigBlueBotton open source conference (which was held online last July). After a 14-minute clip from an earlier speech, Stallman answers...
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This week the Wall Street Journal reported that a 2018 algorithm change at Facebook 'rewarded outrage,' according to Facebook's own internal memos. But the Journal says the memos showed 'that CEO Mark Zuckerberg resisted proposed fixes,' and that the memos 'offer an...
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Slashdot reader oumuamua writes that two U.S. nuclear plants owned by Exelon 'were almost shutdown prematurely...but were saved at the last minute by the Illinois Senate.' The Illinois Senate has approved a clean energy deal which includes a subsidy for Exelon to keep the...
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An anonymous reader quotes a report from Fast Company: [R]esearchers in Finland are experimenting with growing coffee from plant cells in bioreactors. There are several reasons why it might make sense to have such an alternative, says Heiko Rischer, a research team leader at ...
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General Motors urged some owners of Chevrolet Bolt electric cars to park and store the vehicles at least 50 feet away from other cars to reduce the risk that a spontaneous fire could spread. Bloomberg reports: The Detroit automaker has recalled all of the roughly 142,000...
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The International Thermonuclear Experimental Reactor (ITER) currently under construction in Cadarache, southern France, will see cost overruns and delays due to the disruption caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, its top official said on Friday. Euractiv reports: When the ITER...
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An anonymous reader quotes a report from The New York Times: Firefighters are swaddling giant sequoias in a flame-retardant foil in an effort to protect the ancient trees from wildfires that are raging through national parks in California, officials said. Three wildfires,...
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The US and the EU made a joint pledge on Friday to cut global methane emissions by almost a third in the next decade, in what climate experts hailed as one of the most significant steps yet towards fulfilling the Paris climate agreement. The Guardian reports: Methane is a...
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New submitter Generic User Account writes: Under plans unveiled by ministers today, it will once again become legal for market stalls, shops, and supermarkets to sell their goods using only Britain's traditional weighing system. 'A document titled 'Brexit opportunities:...
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Tesla CEO Elon Musk said the company will use personal driving data to determine whether owners who have paid for its controversial 'Full Self-Driving' software can access the latest beta version that promises more automated driving functions. TechCrunch reports: Musk...
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An anonymous reader quotes a report from Motherboard: Researchers have found a new and surprisingly simple method for bypassing facial recognition software using makeup patterns. A new study from Ben-Gurion University of the Negev found that software-generated makeup...
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A man who the Department of Justice says unlocked AT&T customers' phones for a fee was sentenced to 12 years in prison, in what the judge called 'a terrible cybercrime over an extended period,' which allegedly continued even after authorities were on to the scheme. The Verge ...
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