June 15, 2019

CERN Ditches Microsoft to ‘Take Back Control’ with Open Source Software

 By Joey Sneddon·Updated ThursdayTweetShare65CERN is best known for pushing the boundaries of science and understanding, but the famed research outfit’s next major experiment will be with open-source software.The cost of various commercial software licenses has increased 10xThe European Organisation for Nuclear Research, better known as CERN, and also known as home of the […]

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May 26, 2019

Engineers create ‘lifelike’ material with artificial metabolism

John Munson/Cornell UniversityCornell professor of biologiCornell professor of biological and environmental engineering Dan Luo and research associate Shogo Hamada have created a DNA material capable of metabolism, in addition to self-assembly and organization. By Matt Hayes | April 10, 2019 As a genetic material, DNA is responsible for all known life. But DNA is […]

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May 21, 2019

Flying cars are poised to take off

  By KARL WILSON | China Daily | Updated: 2018-10-08 07:20    Ehang 184, a passenger drone, takes a test flight in Guangzhou in February. FENG ZHOUFENG/FOR CHINA DAILYThe stuff of science fiction is close to becoming realityBack in February, drone manufacturer Ehang released a video of the world’s first passenger drone, the Ehang […]

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May 21, 2019

Flying cars are poised to take off

  By KARL WILSON | China Daily | Updated: 2018-10-08 07:20    Ehang 184, a passenger drone, takes a test flight in Guangzhou in February. FENG ZHOUFENG/FOR CHINA DAILYThe stuff of science fiction is close to becoming realityBack in February, drone manufacturer Ehang released a video of the world’s first passenger drone, the Ehang […]

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May 17, 2019

LED light can damage eyes

ANSES warnsAmélie BAUBEAU,AFP•May 15, 2019        LED lighting can damage the eye’s retina and disturb natural sleep rhythms    LED lighting can damage the eye’s retina and disturb natural sleep rhythmsYahoo News VideoScroll back up to restore default view.Maisons-Alfort (France) (AFP) – The “blue light” in LED lighting can damage the eye’s retina and […]

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May 17, 2019

Increasing Tellurium content improves light absorption in organic solar cells

 by Brookhaven National LaboratoryTellurium-containing polymer-based solar cells can absorb light across an exceptionally broad spectrum and have the potential to enhance power conversion efficiencies.The investigation of light absorbing organic semiconductors is important for the development of lightweight flexible solar cells. Replacing sulfur atoms in commonly used, polymer-based solar cells with tellurium […]

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May 12, 2019

Hamas hackers goad Israel to an air strike

In a first, Israel responds to Hamas hackers with an air strikeIsrael military said it bombed building housing Hamas cyber forces.By Catalin Cimpanu for Zero Day | May 5, 2019 — 19:36 GMT (01:06 IST) | Topic: Security  Source: IDF SEE ALSO10 dangerous app vulnerabilities to watch out for (free PDF)For the first time, Israel has used brute military […]

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May 6, 2019

Aweigh (Open source alternative to GPS)

PROJECT BUILD LIBRARY CONTACTVERSION 3 – DEVELOP“I like that Aweigh is open-ended. It supports a kind of continuous search and questioning.— J. , stackoverflow enthusiastAweigh – Version 3 was created for users like J. who appreciate the challenge and the freedom to build their own digital devices. All of Aweigh’s necessary components are simple […]

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