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Rocky mountain forests now burning more than any point in past 2,000 years

Following 2020's extreme fire season, high-elevation forests in the central Rocky Mountains now are burning more than at any point in the past 2,000 years, according to a new University of Montana study set to publish in the Proceedings of the Nation.....»»

Category: topSource:  physorgJun 14th, 2021

The State Department and 3 other US agencies earn a D for cybersecurity

Two years after a damning cybersecurity report, auditors find little has improved. Enlarge (credit: Getty Images) Cybersecurity at eight federal agencies is so poor that four of them earned grades of D, three got Cs, and only one received a B.....»»

Category: topSource:  arstechnicaRelated News4 hr. 20 min. ago

India’s BharatPe valued at $2.85 billion in Tiger Global-led $370 million funding

Indian fintech startup BharatPe has raised $370 million in a new round of financing as it looks to aggressively scale its business in the next two years. It’s the nineteenth Indian startup to become a unicorn this year (up from 11 last year) as.....»»

Category: gadgetSource:  techcrunchRelated News7 hr. 47 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. 47 min. ago

Uber Requires Nondisclosure Agreement Before Helping CarjackedDriver

An anonymous reader shares a report: Five months after he was carjacked while driving for Uber, resulting in thousands of dollars in damage to his car, David Morrow finally received an offer of assistance from the company: $1,000, the amount of his i.....»»

Category: topSource:  slashdotRelated News9 hr. 20 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. 20 min. ago

Bringing discoveries to light: X-ray science at Argonne

For more than 25 years, the Advanced Photon Source's intense X-rays have enabled important breakthroughs. With a massive upgrade in the works, scientists will be able to see things at scale never seen before......»»

Category: topSource:  informationweekRelated News10 hr. 48 min. ago

Razer Book 13 vs. Dell XPS 13

The Dell XPS 13 has spent a few of years at the top of the 13-inch laptop heap. Can the Razer Book 13 take it down a notch?.....»»

Category: topSource:  digitaltrendsRelated News10 hr. 48 min. ago

Prestressed plasters for old buildings

Bent concrete beams, cracks on the undersides of bridges, risk of rust for the reinforcement: In Switzerland, many structures are getting on in years. Take national roads, for example: According to the 2019 report of the Federal Roads Office (FEDRO),.....»»

Category: topSource:  theglobeandmailRelated News12 hr. 20 min. ago

Experimental model of ovarian cancer shows effect of healthy cell arrangement in metastasis

Ovarian cancer devastates more than 20,000 women in the U.S. every year, due in part to its tendency to evade detection and present after metastatic spread. A key element to slowing metastasis is understanding the mechanisms of how tumor cells invade.....»»

Category: topSource:  theglobeandmailRelated News12 hr. 20 min. ago

Awful transaction and timing: AT&T finally ditches DirecTV

AT&T owns 70% of DirecTV spinoff but won't be managing it anymore. Enlarge (credit: Getty Images | Ronald Martinez) AT&T has completed its spinoff of DirecTV after six years of mismanagement in which nearly 10 million customers ditched the com.....»»

Category: topSource:  marketingvoxRelated News13 hr. 20 min. ago

Microsoft Surface Pro X is $300 off at Staples right now – but hurry!

The Microsoft Surface Pro X, a versatile and powerful 2-in-1 device, is available from Staples with a $300 discount, bringing its price down to just $1,000......»»

Category: topSource:  digitaltrendsRelated News16 hr. 20 min. ago

Ability of urban trees, soils to maintain critical ecosystem services

If you're a tree, country life is much easier than city living. Rural trees—which can live long, productive lives of sometimes more than 100 years—draw on vast resources of an extensive forest network of nearby trees. In urban areas, friendly, ne.....»»

Category: topSource:  theglobeandmailRelated News17 hr. 48 min. ago

Mobility trends: Q&A with tech venture specialist Vitaly M Golomb

Vitaly M Golomb is a technology investment banker with over 20 years of experience on all sides of the table as a venture-backed CEO, venture capitalist, M&A, and financing advisor. Golomb, who hosts a popular podcast on mobility, will be the host of.....»»

Category: itSource:  digitimesRelated NewsAug 3rd, 2021

Steam Survey Shows Linux Marketshare Hitting 1.0%

According to Steam Survey numbers for July 2021, Steam on Linux hit a 1.0% marketshare, or a +0.14% increase over the month prior. Phoronix reports: This is the highest we have seen the Steam on Linux marketshare in a number of years and well off the.....»»

Category: topSource:  slashdotRelated NewsAug 3rd, 2021

Deep learning and holography create a better point-of-care sensor

Agglutination assays are widely used immunological sensors based on antigen-antibody interactions that result in clumping of antibody-coated microscopic particles. Once the sample—for example, a patient's serum—is introduced, the corresponding ta.....»»

Category: topSource:  theglobeandmailRelated NewsAug 3rd, 2021

Trapped saltwater caused mangrove death after Hurricane Irma

When Hurricane Irma hit southern Florida in September of 2017, the storm buffeted coastal mangrove forests with winds over 116 mph—strong enough to rip off leaves, break branches, and snap tree trunks in half. Of the mangrove forest damaged by Hurr.....»»

Category: topSource:  theglobeandmailRelated NewsAug 3rd, 2021

The best Batman games of all time, ranked

Batman has always been a fan-favorite, starring in numerous video games throughout the years. In this list, we rank the 10 best Batman games of all time......»»

Category: topSource:  digitaltrendsRelated NewsAug 3rd, 2021

A Plant That "Cannot Die" Reveals Its Genetic Secrets

Events in the genome of Welwitschia have given it the ability to survive in an unforgiving desert for thousands of years. From a report: The longest-lived leaves in the plant kingdom can be found only in the harsh, hyperarid desert that crosses the b.....»»

Category: topSource:  slashdotRelated NewsAug 2nd, 2021

Salesforce steps into RPA buying Servicetrace and teaming it with Mulesoft

Over the last couple of years, Robotic Process Automation or RPA has been red hot with tons of investor activity and M&A from companies like SAP, IBM and ServiceNow. UIPath had a major IPO in April and has a market cap over $30 billion. I wondered wh.....»»

Category: gadgetSource:  techcrunchRelated NewsAug 2nd, 2021

"3Dfx" account suggests the company is returning, but it"s almost certainly a fake

An account named "3dfx Interactive" that purports to be "The official Twitter handle for 3dfx. Providing the world with the best graphics cards, ever," posted its first tweet on July 31 that reads: "3dfx Interactive is coming back, 20 years later. Pr.....»»

Category: topSource:  techspotRelated NewsAug 2nd, 2021