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Report Finds Extremists Did Use Facebook to Plan Capitol Attack

NBC News reports: A number of pro-Trump extremists used Facebook to plan their attack on the U.S. Capitol, a watchdog organization has found, contradicting claims by Facebook's leadership that such planning was largely done on other sites. Private.....»»

Category: topSource:  slashdotJan 23rd, 2021

Study finds no link between gender and physics course performance

A new data-driven study from Texas A&M University casts serious doubt on the stereotype that male students perform better than female students in science—specifically, physics......»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated News22 min. ago

New tool finds and fingerprints previously undetected PFAS compounds in watersheds on Cape Cod

Researchers from the Harvard John A. Paulson School of Engineering and Applied Sciences (SEAS) found large quantities of previously undetectable compounds from the family of chemicals known as PFAS in six watersheds on Cape Cod using a new method to.....»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated News22 min. ago

Microsoft"s $10 Billion Pentagon Deal at Risk Amid Amazon Fight

Microsoft is in danger of losing a contract to provide $10 billion of cloud computing services to the Pentagon, a deal the government has threatened to scrap altogether after years of legal squabbling. From a report: The U.S. Defense Department said.....»»

Category: topSource:  slashdotRelated News55 min. ago

MicroStrategy Buys Another 205 Bitcoins, Now Owns 91,064 Bitcoins

Business intelligence firm MicroStrategy disclosed on Friday that it just spent $10 million in cash to buy 205 bitcoins. From a report: The enterprise software and bitcoin holder said it paid an average price of $48,888 for each bitcoin, including fe.....»»

Category: topSource:  slashdotRelated News55 min. ago

Employment Rose Among Those in Free Money Experiment

After getting $500 per month for two years without rules on how to spend it, 125 people in California paid off debt, got full-time jobs and reported lower rates of anxiety and depression, according to a study released this week. From a report: The pr.....»»

Category: topSource:  slashdotRelated News55 min. ago

"Hovering Ship" Photographed Off Cornish Coast By Walker

Images of what appears to be a hovering ship have been captured as the result of a rare optical illusion off the coast of England. From a report: David Morris took a photo of the ship near Falmouth, Cornwall. BBC meteorologist David Braine said the ".....»»

Category: topSource:  slashdotRelated News55 min. ago

Rocket Report: SpaceX explains landing failure, more on New Glenn delays

"The level of detail that we get is remarkable, how good the forecast is." Enlarge / In mid-February, a Falcon 9 launch was successful, but the first stage failed to land. (credit: SpaceX) Welcome to Edition 3.35 of the Rocket Report! There is.....»»

Category: topSource:  arstechnicaRelated News3 hr. 22 min. ago

When Facebook, Twitter flag posts as "unverified," readers listen

Readers pay attention when social media sites label an article as "unverified" or "suspicious," a new study suggests......»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated News3 hr. 54 min. ago

A mass exodus from California? Not exactly, says new study

New research released today by the UC Berkeley California Policy Lab finds that, contrary to some news media reports suggesting a mass exodus from California, most moves in 2020 happened within the state. Exits from California in 2020 largely mirrore.....»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated News3 hr. 54 min. ago

Study: Combined liver-cytokine humanization rescues circulating red blood cells for testing drugs

In a new study by the Yale Department of Immunobiology and Yale Cancer Center, researchers report combined liver and growth factor humanization enhances human red blood cell production and survival in circulation the immunodeficient murine host. The.....»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated News3 hr. 54 min. ago

Hertz lenders push alternate plan for bankruptcy exit, report says

Unsecured lenders want to convert their holdings into shares of the reorganized company, which could be traded publicly, Bloomberg reported. That would counter a plan to sell the car rental giant to two investment funds for as much as $4.2 billion......»»

Category: topSource:  autonewsRelated News4 hr. 22 min. ago

Flutter 2: Google"s Toolkit For Developers Takes a Big Step Forward

An anonymous reader quotes a report from ZDNet: Google has announced Flutter 2, a major upgrade to its framework for building user interfaces for mobile, the web and desktop. Flutter promises to allow developers to use the same codebase to build nati.....»»

Category: topSource:  slashdotRelated News4 hr. 54 min. ago

Rocket Report: SpaceX explains landing failure, More on New Glenn delays

"The level of detail that we get is remarkable, how good the forecast is." Enlarge / In mid-February a Falcon 9 launch was successful, but the first stage failed to land. (credit: SpaceX) Welcome to Edition 3.35 of the Rocket Report! There is.....»»

Category: topSource:  arstechnicaRelated News6 hr. 22 min. ago

Turntide Technologies Rethinks Electric Motors To Slash Energy Consumption In Buildings

FrankOVD shares a report from TechCrunch: [F]irms backed by Robert Downey Jr. and Bill Gates are joining investors like Amazon and iPod inventor Tony Fadell to pour money into a company called Turntide Technologies that believes it has the next great.....»»

Category: topSource:  slashdotRelated News9 hr. 54 min. ago

SpaceX Starlink Factory In Texas Will Speed Up Production of Dishy McFlatface

An anonymous reader quotes a report from Ars Technica: SpaceX says it is building a factory in Austin, Texas, to design systems that will help make satellite dishes, Wi-Fi routers, and other equipment for its Starlink satellite broadband network. The.....»»

Category: topSource:  slashdotRelated News14 hr. 54 min. ago

Nintendo Plans Switch Model With Bigger Samsung OLED Display, 4K Output

According to Bloomberg, Nintendo is planning to unveil a model of its Switch gaming console equipped with a bigger Samsung OLED display and support for 4K. It's expected to arrive before Christmas. From the report: Samsung Display Co. will start mass.....»»

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

Arizona House advances bill targeting Apple, Google mobile app stores

The Arizona bill has already gotten farther than a similar one in ND did. Enlarge / The Arizona State Capitol museum, flanked by the House of Representatives building (R) and a cactus (L). (credit: mixmotive | Getty Images) The Arizona state.....»»

Category: topSource:  arstechnicaRelated News15 hr. 54 min. ago

African Researchers Use Gene Editing and Other Tools To Breed Heartier Livestock

wooloohoo shares a report: Livestock researchers in Africa are looking to genome editing and other new technologies to identify genes that could help them tame the spread of a parasite that spreads sleeping sickness in animals and humans. In addition.....»»

Category: topSource:  slashdotRelated News17 hr. 22 min. ago

Apple Faces EU Antitrust Charge on Spotify Complaint

Apple could face an EU antitrust charge sheet in the coming weeks following a 2019 complaint by music streaming service Spotify, Reuters reported Thursday, citing people familiar with the matter. From the report: The charge could force changes to App.....»»

Category: topSource:  slashdotRelated News17 hr. 22 min. ago

EU Sets 2030 Target To Produce Cutting-Edge Semiconductors

The European Union is planning to produce its own advanced semiconductors by 2030, part of the bloc's plans to reduce "high-risk dependencies" on technology companies in the U.S. and Asia. From a report: Officials want to ensure that at least 20% of.....»»

Category: topSource:  slashdotRelated News17 hr. 22 min. ago