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Bitcoin is largely controlled by a small group of investors and miners, study finds

It can be difficult to differentiate individual owners from larger groups and exchanges that hold currency for many users, but the NBER was able to skirt this challenge by using a specific data collection method capable of making the distinction. Wha.....»»

Category: topSource:  techspotOct 26th, 2021

Creating a less fragile diamond using fullerenes

A team of researchers from China, Germany and the U.S. has developed a way to create a less fragile diamond. In their paper published in the journal Nature, the group describes their approach to creating a paracrystalline diamond and possible uses fo.....»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated News10 hr. 21 min. ago

Best Cyber Monday Chromebook deals 2021: Early offers today

Need a new laptop for work or study? Here are the best Cyber Monday Chromebook deals you can shop today......»»

Category: topSource:  digitaltrendsRelated News10 hr. 22 min. ago

"Squeezed" Light Might Produce Breakthroughs in Nano-Sized Electronics

"It's one thing to produce nanoscale devices, but it's another to study and improve on them — they're so small they can't reflect enough light to get a good look," reports Engadget. "A breakthrough might make that possible, however." Univeris.....»»

Category: topSource:  slashdotRelated News15 hr. 22 min. ago

Getting a Crypto Refund Can Be Very Expensive

Long-time Slashdot reader smooth wombat writes: Recently, Slashdot posted a story about a group trying to purchase one of the few copies of the U.S. Constitution in the public domain. The idea was to use pool donations by people via Ethereum to get.....»»

Category: topSource:  slashdotRelated NewsNov 27th, 2021

Booster Shots Create a 23X Increase in Protective Antibody Levels, Study Suggests

The Los Angeles Times summarizes the results of a new medical study conducted by Northwestern University researchers on antibody levels protecting against Covid-19 in 974 people. "Those who were immunized against COVID-19 with two doses of an mRNA va.....»»

Category: topSource:  slashdotRelated NewsNov 27th, 2021

"Gangotri wave" connecting two of Milky Way"s spiral arms discovered

A team of researchers from Germany, France and the U.K. has discovered a long thin filament of dense gas connecting two of the Milky Way galaxy's spiral arms. In their paper published in The Astrophysical Journal Letters, the group describes their wo.....»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated NewsNov 27th, 2021

Best Cyber Monday Chromebook Deals 2021: Early offers today

Need a new laptop for work or study? Here are the best Cyber Monday Chromebook deals you can shop today......»»

Category: topSource:  digitaltrendsRelated NewsNov 27th, 2021

Crypto Miners in Kazakhstan Face Bitter Winter of Power Cuts

Illegal miners and mass relocations after a ban on crypto mining in China have overloaded energy grid. From a report: Matthew Heard, a software engineer from San Jose, is worried about his 33 bitcoin mining machines in Kazakhstan. In the past week, t.....»»

Category: topSource:  slashdotRelated NewsNov 27th, 2021

VMware to Present at the Raymond James Technology Investors Conference

VMware to Present at the Raymond James Technology Investors Conference.....»»

Category: topSource:  informationweekRelated NewsNov 26th, 2021

Study shows people who believe in astrology tend to be less intelligent and more narcissistic

A trio of psychologists at Lund University has found via online questionnaire, that people who believe in astrology tend to be less intelligent than the norm and more narcissistic. In their paper published in the journal Personality and Individual Di.....»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated NewsNov 26th, 2021

Caviar"s Visionaries collection includes an Elon Musk bust and iPhone made from a melted Tesla

Caviar’s Visionaries collection pays tribute to tech luminaries Musk, Apple co-founder Steve Jobs, and Alibaba Group co-founder/former executive chairman Jack Ma. In the case of the SpaceX billionaire, the company has created 27 Musk busts......»»

Category: topSource:  techspotRelated NewsNov 26th, 2021

Apple files suit against the NSO Group for spying on iPhone users

The suit was filed against the NSO Group and parent company Q Cyber Technologies, neither of which are strangers to making security headlines. The Israeli-based company is responsible for developing and deploying Pegasus, a mobile spyware application.....»»

Category: topSource:  techspotRelated NewsNov 26th, 2021

Inspecting an ultraluminous X-ray source in the galaxy NGC 55

Using data from NASA's Swift and NuSTAR spacecraft, as well as from ESA's XMM-Newton satellite, Indian astronomers have investigated spectral and temporal properties of an ultraluminous X-ray source (ULX) in the spiral galaxy NGC 55. The study, publi.....»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated NewsNov 26th, 2021

Rolling media coverage of missing persons cases can add to the trauma for all families left behind

The public has been privy to live footage of police operations. New South Wales police, dressed in overalls, scoured dense bushland to retrieve a small piece of fabric. Reports suggested the yet-to-be-analysed fabric may be linked to the case of miss.....»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated NewsNov 26th, 2021

New study shows electric fields can improve the efficiency of wastewater purification

Ammonia is one of many pollutants present in wastewater and can be toxic for marine and terrestrial life. Therefore, in a process called air stripping, it is removed from wastewater and later used as a fertilizer or fuel. Air stripping converts ammon.....»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated NewsNov 26th, 2021

A study reveals the presence of murine coronavirus in Canary Islands mice population

A study published in Frontiers in Veterinary Science reveals the presence of murine coronavirus—the murine hepatitis virus or M-CoV—in mice of the Canary archipelago (Spain) that could have reached the islands by maritime transport from the Europ.....»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated NewsNov 26th, 2021

The study of the microbiome enables new strategies for healthy and climate-resilient crops

Agriculture is facing enormous challenges worldwide due to global changes caused by human activities. Drought, severe weather events, record temperatures and emerging pathogens threaten the world's food supply. For this reason we need to make our cro.....»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated NewsNov 26th, 2021

Study links increasing air pollution to the rise of a type of lung cancer

An international team of scientists, led by Nanyang Technological University, Singapore (NTU Singapore), has linked increased air pollution to an uptick in cases of lung adenocarcinoma (LADC) worldwide. The same study also concluded an overall lower.....»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated NewsNov 26th, 2021

Quantifying phosphorus needs of smallholder farms in tropical regions

Smallholder farms in tropical regions can double their crop production by 2030 compared to 2015, finds a study to which José Mogollón (Institute of Environmental Sciences) contributed. But to achieve this, the farmers must increase the input of pho.....»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated NewsNov 26th, 2021

Study finds a growing appreciation of the benefits provided by hoofed animals

The benefits to humans most commonly associated with wild ungulates—such as deer, hippos, wild boar, or giraffes—are hunting (and the food-source it represents for many communities) and their aesthetic value. This is one of the conclusions of a s.....»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated NewsNov 26th, 2021