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Sober investors hope to get a buzz from Tesla’s 'battery day'

Sober investors hope to get a buzz from Tesla’s 'battery day'

Rumours of a leap forward in technology to be announced this week have energised an already bullish market

The Guardian - an hour ago

US Postal Service Files A Patent For Voting System Combining Mail And A Blockchain

US Postal Service Files A Patent For Voting System Combining Mail And A Blockchain

USPTO (United States Patent and Trademark Office) published a patent application filed by the USPS. A reading of the patent itself. Opposition to technology in election systems, from election "experts". Why this year is different.

Forbes - 2 hours ago

A Change of Seasons is in the Air

A Change of Seasons is in the Air

The autumn season is almost upon us.

Spectrum News 1 - 2 hours ago

When is the first day of fall 2020? All you need to know about the autumnal equinox, the 2020 fall foliage fo

When is the first day of fall 2020? All you need to know about the autumnal equinox, the 2020 fall foliage fo

The first day of fall 2020 is nearly here. When is the autumn equinox? When does daylight saving time end in 2020 and what does that mean? See when leaf color will peak in the foliage forecast for 2020. And did you know there will be a Halloween blue moon?

lehighvalleylive.com - 3 hours ago

EU seeks new powers to penalize tech giants over high market dominance | Daily Sabah

EU seeks new powers to penalize tech giants over high market dominance | Daily Sabah

The European Union wants to arm itself with new powers to penalize big technology companies, the Financial Times reported on Sunday. The proposed plan includes forcing tech giants...

Daily Sabah - 5 hours ago

Goldman snubs £2bn Darktrace float amid Lynch extradition battle

Goldman snubs £2bn Darktrace float amid Lynch extradition battle

Legal issues surrounding the British technology star have led to Goldman Sachs deciding not to seek an IPO role, Sky News learns.

sky.com - 5 hours ago

“Out of the Blue” – Evidence That Sea Ice Triggered the Little Ice Age

“Out of the Blue” – Evidence That Sea Ice Triggered the Little Ice Age

Sea ice can act as an agent of climate change on a variety of timescales and spatial scales—it’s not just a passive responder to change. The Little Ice Age may have arisen “out of the blue,” from internal variability within the climate system, rather than in …

SciTechDaily - 5 hours ago

Monstrous black holes, the size of 100 billion suns, could help shed light on dark matter mystery

Monstrous black holes, the size of 100 billion suns, could help shed light on dark matter mystery

A new study has suggested that “stupendously large” black holes may exist, which harbor the mass of 100 billion suns. The discovery of such an enormous region of spacetime could shed light on the mystery of dark matter.

RT - 7 hours ago

We Won't Be Living On Mars At Any Point Shortly – Regardless Of What Very Rich People May Attempt

We Won't Be Living On Mars At Any Point Shortly – Regardless Of What Very Rich People May Attempt

In human experience, there will never be seclusion as complete as that of Mars. On the off chance that its guests ventured outside their environment modules, they would discover nothing in solace—no development except for the little brought about by the breez…

The Digital Wise - 7 hours ago

Rolls-Royce Says It Is Prioritizing Luxury Over Technology

Rolls-Royce Says It Is Prioritizing Luxury Over Technology

Rolls-Royce says it will only use technology to enhance the experience of its vehicles.

CarScoops - 7 hours ago

The Pros and Cons of Being a Hammerhead Shark

The Pros and Cons of Being a Hammerhead Shark

A new study suggests that the ocean’s strangest-looking headgear is difficult to tote around.

New York Times - 9 hours ago

Aluminum “Octopods” – Shape Matters for Light-Activated Nanocatalysts

Aluminum “Octopods” – Shape Matters for Light-Activated Nanocatalysts

Study: Pointed tips on aluminum 'octopods' increase catalytic reactivity. Points matter when designing nanoparticles that drive important chemical reactions using the power of light. Researchers at Rice University's Laboratory for Nanophotonics (LANP) have lo…

SciTechDaily - 10 hours ago

Scientists Find First-Ever Planet Orbiting Dead Star

Scientists Find First-Ever Planet Orbiting Dead Star

This first-of-its-kind discovery could change our understanding of the stellar life cycle.

ExtremeTech - 10 hours ago

Tech stock sell-off keeps nervous investors on sidelines

Tech stock sell-off keeps nervous investors on sidelines

Global markets remain risky after another week of sell-offs in big technology stocks knocked investor confidence.

The Sydney Morning Herald - 13 hours ago

ASX technology stocks to buy during this global tech sell-off

ASX technology stocks to buy during this global tech sell-off

Tech darlings have been leading the global market sell-off, but the shake-up may be an opportunity to buy these two ASX tech stocks.

Motley Fool Australia - 15 hours ago

Pointed tips on aluminum 'octopods' increase catalytic reactivity

Pointed tips on aluminum 'octopods' increase catalytic reactivity

Points matter when designing nanoparticles that drive important chemical reactions using the power of light.

phys.org - 15 hours ago

NASA Technology Enables Precision Landing and Hazard-Avoidance Without a Pilot

NASA Technology Enables Precision Landing and Hazard-Avoidance Without a Pilot

Some of the most interesting places to study in our solar system are found in the most inhospitable environments – but landing on any planetary body is already a risky proposition. With NASA planning robotic and crewed missions to new locations on the Moon an…

SciTechDaily - 15 hours ago

“Galaxy-Sized Big Bang” –Largest Black Holes in Observable Universe May Be Source of Dark Matter (Weekend Feat

“Galaxy-Sized Big Bang” –Largest Black Holes in Observable Universe May Be Source of Dark Matter (Weekend Feat

Albert Einstein described black holes as “the most perfect macroscopic objects there are in the universe: the only elements in their construction are our concepts of space and time,” which has inspired astrophysicists to question how big these paradoxical obj…

The Daily Galaxy --Great Discoveries Channel - 18 hours ago

Elon Musk's SpaceX satellites clutter the skies, frustrating astronomers

Elon Musk's SpaceX satellites clutter the skies, frustrating astronomers

Look! Up in the sky! It’s a bird! It’s a plane! It’s hundreds of satellites cluttering up the galaxy. A plethora of massive internet satellites launched by eco-friendly billionair…

New York Post - 18 hours ago

Malaysia to join COVAX vaccine plan

Malaysia to join COVAX vaccine plan

PUTRAJAYA (Sept 19): Malaysia will be joining 172 countries to participate in the COVID-19 vaccine global access (COVAX) to obtain access to the supply of COVID-19 vaccine, said the Ministry of Science, Technology and Innovation (MOSTI).In a statement today, …

The Edge Markets MY - 19 hours ago

Nature An Australian stinging tree secretes a previously unknown neurotoxin into its victimPledge Times

Nature An Australian stinging tree secretes a previously unknown neurotoxin into its victimPledge Times

Gympie-The venom of the Gympie tree resembles the secretions of spiders and venomous bowling houses. The encounter with the tree has taken at least two people

pledgetimes.com - 20 hours ago

Estée Lauder to film ad campaign from space, NASA confirms

Estée Lauder to film ad campaign from space, NASA confirms

One step for man, one giant leap for skincare.

New York Post - 20 hours ago

Researchers Discover Nanoscale Catalyst to Efficiently Convert CO2 Into Ethylene

Researchers Discover Nanoscale Catalyst to Efficiently Convert CO2 Into Ethylene

A research team from Caltech and the UCLA Samueli School of Engineering has demonstrated a promising way to efficiently convert carbon dioxide into ethylene — an important chemical used to produce plastics, solvents, cosmetics and other important products glo…

SciTechDaily - 21 hours ago

The world's first reality show in space plans to send one winner on a 10-day trip to the space station, filming the whole time

The world's first reality show in space plans to send one winner on a 10-day trip to the space station, filming the whole time

Space Hero, Inc., a US-based production company, has announced plans to produce a reality show that would send one person into space in 2023.

Business Insider - 21 hours ago

If you see this tree in the wild, run

If you see this tree in the wild, run

Researchers studying a stinging tree from Australia discovered that it uses a neurotoxin similar to that of spiders. The tree produces a painful sting that can last for days or even weeks. Further study could provide treatment for the sting or even result in …

BGR - a day ago

Weekend Round-Up: Made In Portugal, Electric Bikes, And The Venusian Atmosphere

Weekend Round-Up: Made In Portugal, Electric Bikes, And The Venusian Atmosphere

Experience the Grey Gardens and Orinoco Flows.

HODINKEE - a day ago

Why Arm's sale to Nvidia has stunned the tech industry

Why Arm's sale to Nvidia has stunned the tech industry

Arm defied the traditional notion of how a technology company competes in the global market place. That could all change.

The Conversation Africa - a day ago

Paris climate deal exceeded expectations – World Bank's Kim

Paris climate deal exceeded expectations – World Bank's Kim

'We have to use our capital more creatively'.

moneyweb.co.za - a day ago

Ministry: Malaysia will join Covax initiative to ensure Covid -19 vaccine acquired quickly at affordable price

Ministry: Malaysia will join Covax initiative to ensure Covid -19 vaccine acquired quickly at affordable price

KUALA LUMPUR, Sept 19 — The Ministry of Science, Technology and Innovation (Mosti) today clarified that Malaysia will be signing up for the global Covid-19 vaccine development platform Covax. The ministry in a statement today said that the government is curre…

Malay Mail - a day ago

Closing In on Source of Fast Radio Bursts: VLBA Makes First Direct Distance Measurement to Magnetar

Closing In on Source of Fast Radio Bursts: VLBA Makes First Direct Distance Measurement to Magnetar

Astronomers using the National Science Foundation’s Very Long Baseline Array (VLBA) have made the first direct geometric measurement of the distance to a magnetar within our Milky Way Galaxy — a measurement that could help determine if magnetars are the sourc…

SciTechDaily - a day ago

Could a Black Hole Defy the Laws of Physics?

Could a Black Hole Defy the Laws of Physics?

Scientists have detected a massive black hole that shouldnt exist. Einsteins theory of gravitational waves provides clarity.

Our Community Now at Maryland - a day ago

Facebook Plans to Open Second Africa Office in Lagos, Nigeria by 2021

Facebook Plans to Open Second Africa Office in Lagos, Nigeria by 2021

Facebook has announced plans are underway to open its second Africa office in Nigeria's technology capital, Lagos next year.

technext.ng - a day ago

M'sia to join Covax Vaccine Plan, says Science, Technology and Innovation Ministry

M'sia to join Covax Vaccine Plan, says Science, Technology and Innovation Ministry

PETALING JAYA: Malaysia will join the Covax Vaccine Plan for Covid-19 vaccines, says the Science, Technology and Innovation Ministry.

The Star Online - a day ago

Why is space a vacuum?

Why is space a vacuum?

A vacuum is an empty place, which space nearly achieves.

Live Science - a day ago

Arctic sea ice is being increasingly melted from below by warming Atlantic water

Arctic sea ice is being increasingly melted from below by warming Atlantic water

Each September, scientists like me look out for the point when the Arctic's meager summer fizzles out and sea ice begins to grow once more. This point is known as the annual sea ice minimum extent. It has declined consistently over the past 15 years, and 2019…

phys.org - a day ago

When did dinosaurs first appear? After mass extinction, scientists say

When did dinosaurs first appear? After mass extinction, scientists say

The dinosaurs were knocked out from an asteroid strike

Deseret News - a day ago

Sometimes Food Fights Back

Sometimes Food Fights Back

When a species of microalgae gets inside a zooplankton that feeds on it, it smothers the grazer’s eggs and disrupts reproduction.

New York Times - a day ago

Space webcasts: NASA, NOAA discuss the upcoming Solar Cycle 25 of sun weather

Space webcasts: NASA, NOAA discuss the upcoming Solar Cycle 25 of sun weather

Liftoff is set for 1:57 p.m. EDT (1757 GMT).

space.com - a day ago

Discovery of microbes with mixed membranes sheds new light on early evolution of life

Discovery of microbes with mixed membranes sheds new light on early evolution of life

Current research suggests that more complex life-forms, including humans, evolved from a symbiosis event of Bacteria and another single-celled organism known as Archaea. However, evidence of a transition period in which the two organisms mixed where nowhere t…

phys.org - 2 days ago

Gore-Tex technology inventor Robert W. Gore dies at 83

Gore-Tex technology inventor Robert W. Gore dies at 83

Robert W. Gore, chairman emeritus of the board of directors of Delaware's W. L. Gore & Associates, died Thursday at the age of 83.

The News Journal - 2 days ago

Melting Doomsday Glacier in Antarctica Could Cause 10-Ft Sea Level Rise

Melting Doomsday Glacier in Antarctica Could Cause 10-Ft Sea Level Rise

If the doomsday glacier in Antarctica melts, it may cause up to ten feet of sea level rise. If the Thwaites, also known as the "doomsday glacier," in Antarctica melts, it may cause up to ten feet of sea level rise.

Nature World News - 2 days ago

Garuda adopts Alibaba cloud technology for cost efficiencyThe Jakarta Post

Garuda adopts Alibaba cloud technology for cost efficiencyThe Jakarta Post

By adopting cloud technology, Garuda Indonesia has seen more than a 60 percent improvement in cost efficiency.

Jakarta Post - 2 days ago

COVID-19 data scandal prompts tweaks to elite journal's review process

COVID-19 data scandal prompts tweaks to elite journal's review process

After publishing study based on unverified patient data from Surgisphere, a little-known company, The Lancet promises tighter standards

Science Magazine - 2 days ago

Hell Is in Space and It Belongs to Russia, Roscosmos Chief Says

Hell Is in Space and It Belongs to Russia, Roscosmos Chief Says

This week, a team of researchers announced they have discovered traces of phosphine in the atmosphere of Venus—a gas produced almost exclusively on Earth by anaerobic microorganisms, but the presence of which on Venus scientists currently don’t understand.

gizmodo.com - 2 days ago

Venus belongs to Russia, claims cosmonaut corporation director

Venus belongs to Russia, claims cosmonaut corporation director

A Russian space director claims that Venus is a Russian possession.

New York Daily News - 2 days ago

This is the show that I want Netflix to renew the most right now

This is the show that I want Netflix to renew the most right now

Launched in early September, the space drama Away quickly topped Netflix’s rankings, becoming one of the most popular shows on the streaming service. Away tells the story of humankind’s imminent journey to Mars and the human toll it will extract. It’s not an …

BGR - 2 days ago