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First-of-its-kind study finds lightning impacts edge of space in ways not previously observed

Solar flares jetting out from the sun and thunderstorms generated on Earth impact the planet's ionosphere in different ways, which have implications for the ability to conduct long range communications......»»

Category: topSource:  physorgJun 14th, 2021

Netflix documentary to feature SpaceX’s first all-civilian mission

Netflix has announced a documentary series following the trials and tribulations of the first-ever all-civilian space trip......»»

Category: topSource:  digitaltrendsRelated News3 hr. 35 min. ago

Amazon’s anti-union conduct made free election “impossible,” NLRB officer finds

Report cites mailbox under cameras and anti-union materials at mandatory meetings. Enlarge / A sign held during a protest on March 27, 2021 in Birmingham, Alabama. (credit: Getty Images | Patrick T. Fallon ) Amazon interfered with a union-cer.....»»

Category: topSource:  arstechnicaRelated News6 hr. 7 min. ago

Future Space Travel Might Require Mushrooms

The mycologist Paul Stamets discusses the potential extraterrestrial uses of fungi, including terraforming planets, building human habitats—and providing psilocybin therapy to astronauts -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com.....»»

Category: scienceSource:  sciamRelated News7 hr. 34 min. ago

Edtech startup bina raises $1.4M to teach 4- to 12-year-olds, launch School-as-a-Service

With the pandemic wreaking havoc amongst early years education amid school lockdowns, it’s no wonder edtech startups have piled into the space. But it has also served to highlight the abysmal nature of early years teaching: Some 40 million teachers.....»»

Category: gadgetSource:  techcrunchRelated News7 hr. 34 min. ago

Russia’s Space Station Incident Points to Larger Issues

Nauka’s errant firings were likely the result of human error—and they raise concerns about the future of the country’s space program and its partnership with NASA......»»

Category: gadgetSource:  wiredRelated News7 hr. 34 min. ago

How chemical reactions compute

A single molecule contains a wealth of information. It includes not only the number of each kind of constituent atom, but also how they're arranged and how they attach to each other. And during chemical reactions, that information determines the outc.....»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated News7 hr. 34 min. ago

Facebook Researchers Hope To Bring Together Two Foes: Encryption and Ads

Facebook is bulking up a team of artificial intelligence researchers, including a key hire from Microsoft, to study ways of analyzing encrypted data without decrypting it, the company confirmed to the Information. From the report: The research could.....»»

Category: topSource:  slashdotRelated News9 hr. 7 min. ago

Boeing Scrubs Launch of Starliner Crew Capsule To Space Station

The launch of Boeing's Starliner crew capsule on an unpiloted test flight to the International Space Station was scrubbed Tuesday because of an undisclosed technical issue. Mission managers told the launch team to recycle for another attempt Wednesda.....»»

Category: topSource:  slashdotRelated News9 hr. 7 min. ago

Social Media Giants Failing To Remove Most Antisemitic Posts

Five social media giants failed to remove 84% of antisemitic posts in May and June -- and Facebook performed the worst despite announcing new rules to tackle the problem, a new report finds. Axios: The Center for Countering Digital Hatred (CCDH) note.....»»

Category: topSource:  slashdotRelated News9 hr. 7 min. ago

Rust is the Most Loved Language For the 6th Year in a Row in Stack Overflow Study

RoccamOccam writes: For the sixth-year, Rust is the most loved language, while Python is the most wanted language for its fifth-year in Stack Overflow's 2021 survey of 80,000 developers. Read more of this story at Slashdot......»»

Category: topSource:  slashdotRelated News9 hr. 7 min. ago

Amazon Unlawfully Confiscated Union Literature, NLRB Finds

An anonymous reader quotes a report from Motherboard: Amazon illegally prohibited an employee from giving workers pro-union literature, confiscated that literature, and gave workers the impression that their organizing activity was being surveilled a.....»»

Category: topSource:  slashdotRelated News9 hr. 7 min. ago

NASA science chief says it’s OK to be “worried” or “terrified” about Webb

"This mission has a very troubled story with chapters that were disappointing." Enlarge / NASA's science chief, Thomas Zurbuchen, has worked hard to bring the oft-delayed James Webb Space Telescope to the launch pad. (credit: NASA) For scienti.....»»

Category: topSource:  arstechnicaRelated News10 hr. 7 min. ago

New study finds emperor penguins increasingly threatened by climate change

A new study published today in Global Change Biology provides valuable new data that highlights how species extinction risk is accelerating due to rapid climate change and an increase in extreme climate events, such as glacial calving and sea ice los.....»»

Category: topSource:  theglobeandmailRelated News12 hr. 6 min. ago

Built-in vibration control may help soundproof spaces

A different kind of design for absorbing vibrations could help better soundproof walls and make vehicles more streamlined, a new study shows......»»

Category: topSource:  theglobeandmailRelated News12 hr. 6 min. ago

Can East Asian monsoon enhancement induce global cooling?

The study of the orogenic effects of the Tibetan Plateau uplift on global climate during the Cenozoic has focused almost exclusively on the India-Asia collision zone, the Himalayas. The strong erosion in the Himalayas was assumed to be a primary driv.....»»

Category: topSource:  theglobeandmailRelated News12 hr. 6 min. ago

Boeing delays key uncrewed test flight to ISS

Boeing delayed an uncrewed flight of its Starliner capsule to the International Space Station (ISS) on Tuesday over a propulsion issue, pushing back a key test it last attempted in 2019......»»

Category: topSource:  theglobeandmailRelated News12 hr. 6 min. ago

Users banned from social platforms shown to go elsewhere with increased toxicity

Users banned from social platforms go elsewhere with increased toxicity, according to a new study featuring researchers from Binghamton University, State University of New York......»»

Category: topSource:  theglobeandmailRelated News12 hr. 6 min. ago

Who you bargain against can impact your home price

When putting a house on the market, who has the edge when it comes to selling for a profit?.....»»

Category: topSource:  theglobeandmailRelated News12 hr. 6 min. ago

Mott insulator exhibits a sharp response to electron injection

In a finding that will give theorists plenty to ponder, an all-RIKEN team has observed an unexpected response in an exotic material known as a Mott insulator when they injected electrons into it. This observation promises to give physicists new insig.....»»

Category: topSource:  theglobeandmailRelated News12 hr. 6 min. ago

How to reset an Alexa device

Whether you're trading up and need to factory reset or you're experiencing glitches and want to reboot, there are a few ways to reset your Alexa hardware......»»

Category: topSource:  digitaltrendsRelated News12 hr. 7 min. ago