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Sunday, 23 February 2020

Fax on the beach: The story of the audacious, totally calamitous iPad of the '90s

quote [ AT&T's EO Personal Communicator was going to change everything. Too bad nobody cared. ]

Fax on the beach and sticky rubber casings. Also, a lot of 90s tech biz talk.
[SFW] [science & technology]
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Wednesday, 19 February 2020

Naming the Universe

quote [ How the quick thinking of internationally minded astronomers avoided stamping the solar system with petty European rivalries ]

The power of the universe knows my name
[SFW] [science & technology] [+3 Interesting]
[by ScoobySnacks@6:03amGMT] [0 comments]

Friday, 14 February 2020

Scientists discover how to use time crystals to power superconductors

quote [ Physicists propose using time crystals to bring about a quantum computing revolution. ]

I first read about time crystals through SE, I think. To discover that they've been created and are possibly useful...mind. blown.
[SFW] [science & technology] [+1 Interesting]
[by Bob Denver@2:35amGMT] [5 comments]

Tuesday, 11 February 2020

'Reaper of death': scientists discover new dinosaur species related to T rex

quote [ Species is thought to be the oldest member of the T rex family yet discovered in northern North America ]

I am the reaper of death
[SFW] [science & technology] [+2]
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Teens have figured out how to mess with Instagram's tracking algorithm

quote [ As an experiment, Mosley shared the account with her cousin, who lived out of state.

That's when she and her friends realized the shared account could be used to obscure their data from Instagram's tracking. ]

This is a cool story. Aren't Uber divers turning off their phones collectively to rise the fee, too?
[SFW] [science & technology]
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Wednesday, 29 January 2020

This is the highest-resolution photo of the sun ever taken

quote [ You can see structures on the surface as small as 18.5 miles in size.

?We have now seen the smallest details on the largest object in our solar system,? says Thomas Rimmele, the director of DKIST. The new image was taken December 10, when the telescope achieved first light. It is still technically under construction, with three more instruments set to come online. ]

I JOECAM this stuff! /25 chars
[SFW] [science & technology] [+5 Hot Pr0n]
[by knumbknutz@9:50pmGMT] [11 comments]

Saturday, 18 January 2020

Why building density matters as much as building efficiency

quote [ my favorite has always been the Canadian Urban Archetypes Project which looked at single family and small multifamily urban projects, finding that crappy old multifamily buildings had lower overall carbon footprints than modern subdivisions. ]

Some stats on eco-friendly housing.
[SFW] [science & technology] [+2]
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Friday, 17 January 2020

The case for ... making low-tech 'dumb' cities instead of 'smart' ones

quote [ And there?s a dumb solution to the spread of air conditioning, one of the greatest urban energy guzzlers: more plants. ]

Sounding a bit excited but has some nice examples.
[SFW] [science & technology] [+1 Interesting]
[by Paracetamol@9:24pmGMT] [0 comments]

The Ethical Dilemmas Surrounding 3D-Printed Human Bones

quote [ But the proliferation of faux bones also poses an ethical dilemma?and one that, prior to the advent of accessible 3D printing, was mostly limited to museum collections containing skeletons of dubious provenance. Laws governing how real human remains of any kind may be obtained and used for research, after all?as well as whether individuals can buy and sell such remains? are already uneven worldwide. ]

No longer human remains but still the likeness and identity of the original.
[SFW] [science & technology]
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Friday, 10 January 2020

Jupiter Is Flinging Comets Toward Earth

quote [ Some astronomers believe that Jupiter, instead of protecting Earth from dangerous comets and asteroids, is actively flinging objects into the inner solar system. New research now demonstrates this complex process in action. ]

Oh, oh Jupiter
[SFW] [science & technology]
[by ScoobySnacks@8:14amGMT] [8 comments]

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