Academic proposes radical new way to make cricket toss less decisive

Game theory expert Haris Aziz says cricket should introduce a new way of conducting the toss so there's less of an advantage gained just from calling heads or tails correctly......»»

Category: topSource:  physorgDec 1st, 2021

Tug of sun, moon could be driving plate motions on "imbalanced" Earth

A study led by geophysicist Anne M. Hofmeister in Arts & Sciences at Washington University in St. Louis proposes that imbalanced forces and torques in the Earth-moon-sun system drive circulation of the whole mantle......»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated NewsJan 21st, 2022

Russian proposes banning cryptocurrencies, crypto mining

Representations of virtual cryptocurrencies are seen in this illustration taken November 28, 2021. REUTERS/Dado Ruvic/Illustration/File PhotoRussia's central bank on Thursday proposed banning the use and mining of cryptocurrencies on Russian ter.....»»

Category: topSource:  pcmagRelated NewsJan 21st, 2022

Cricket is making mobile data more affordable with FCC help

As part of the Affordable Connectivity Program, Cricket is striving to make mobile data more affordable for those who qualify for the FCC-backed program......»»

Category: topSource:  digitaltrendsRelated NewsJan 21st, 2022

Congress proposes legislation requiring firms summarize terms of service in plain language

Congress has proposed legislation that would require online companies to post a summary of their terms of service (ToS) agreements on their websites. The bipartisan law is called the "Terms-of-service Labeling, Design, and Readability Act"—the TLDR.....»»

Category: topSource:  techspotRelated NewsJan 15th, 2022

Jack Dorsey Announces Bitcoin Legal Defense Fund

Former Twitter CEO and Block founder Jack Dorsey has announced plans to create a "Bitcoin Legal Defense Fund" with Chaincode Labs co-founder Alex Morcos and Martin White, who appears to be an academic at the University of Sussex. CoinTelegraph report.....»»

Category: topSource:  slashdotRelated NewsJan 14th, 2022

FCC Proposes Stricter Requirements for Reporting Data Breaches

The Federal Communications Commission is the next US regulator hoping to hold companies more accountable for data breaches. From a report: Chairwoman Jessica Rosenworcel has shared a rulemaking proposal that would introduce stricter requirements for.....»»

Category: topSource:  slashdotRelated NewsJan 12th, 2022

Researchers determine nutritional properties of protein in cricket, locust and silkworm pupae insect powders

As the human population grows to a predicted 10 billion by 2050 and overall land mass remains constant, traditional animal farming may become a less viable method for food production......»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated NewsJan 11th, 2022

The best back-to-school tech supplies for kids in New Zealand

Get your kids kitted out with the best tech to help them stay ahead in the new academic year......»»

Category: topSource:  theglobeandmailRelated NewsJan 7th, 2022

The best back-to-school tech supplies for Aussie kids

Get your kids kitted out with the best tech to help them stay ahead in the new academic year......»»

Category: topSource:  theglobeandmailRelated NewsJan 7th, 2022

Attackers in China Using Open-source Log4j Flaw

A group of Chinese attackers has been using the massive vulnerability in Log4j, common piece of open-source code, to target a large academic institution, Crowdstrike says. From a report: Experts say hundreds of millions of systems are vulnerable and.....»»

Category: topSource:  slashdotRelated NewsDec 29th, 2021

International team of scientists proposes a global network to monitor major threats on our environment

Earth's ecosystems and human activities are threatened by a broad spectrum of hazards threatening ground infrastructures, space systems and space flight: Solar activity, earthquakes, atmospheric and climatic disturbances, changes in the geomagnetic f.....»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated NewsDec 27th, 2021

Team proposes "nano-chocolates" as a new way to store hydrogen

An innovative approach could turn nanoparticles into simple reservoirs for storing hydrogen. The highly volatile gas is considered a promising energy carrier for the future, which could provide climate-friendly fuels for airplanes, ships and trucks,.....»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated NewsDec 27th, 2021

First, do no harm: An argument for a radical new paradigm for treating addiction

Ars chats with author Maia Szalavitz about her book, Undoing Drugs Enlarge / A call for radical empathy: In her 2021 book, Undoing Drugs: The Untold Story of Harm Reduction and the Future of Addiction, Maia Szalavitz argues for adoptin.....»»

Category: topSource:  arstechnicaRelated NewsDec 26th, 2021

New species of bacteria named after the academic institute where it was identified

A newly discovered species of antibiotic-resistant bacteria has been named after the academic institute where it was identified—the John Innes Centre. .....»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated NewsDec 22nd, 2021

Remembering Leland Wilkinson, Chief Scientist, Data Visualization Pioneer and Luminary

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Leland Wilkinson, chief scientist, our brilliant, beloved and kind friend, colleague, mentor, academic, author, entrepreneur, musician, pioneer and luminary in data visualization and statistica.....»»

Category: topSource:  pcmagRelated NewsDec 17th, 2021

Nucleus Research Names Domo a Company to Watch in 2022

SILICON SLOPES, Utah–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Domo (Nasdaq: DOMO) announced today it has been named to Nucleus Research’s Hot Companies to Watch in 2022 list. Nucleus selected its honorees for high performance in recent years and decisive moveme.....»»

Category: topSource:  theglobeandmailRelated NewsDec 17th, 2021

How to convert your VHS tapes to DVD, Blu-ray, or digital

There's no reason to toss old VHS cassettes. You can convert them to DVD, Blu-ray or another digital format......»»

Category: topSource:  digitaltrendsRelated NewsDec 17th, 2021

Don’t toss out your old smart home tech! Regift it

Let's find a home for all of that extra tech you've been stashing. Regifting keeps perfectly good smart home gadgets from going to the landfill......»»

Category: topSource:  digitaltrendsRelated NewsDec 15th, 2021

Dell imagines a more sustainable laptop design — and it’s a radical change

Dell's new initiative attempts to redesign how laptops are made to drastically improve repairability, sustainability, and the life span of components......»»

Category: topSource:  digitaltrendsRelated NewsDec 14th, 2021

The impact of school closures: Why reception year is so crucial to a child"s development

The pandemic has held back the learning of the youngest schoolchildren. A recent report has found that children in year one in the 2020-2021 academic year—those who had missed significant periods of their reception year education during COVID-19 sc.....»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated NewsDec 14th, 2021