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Wanted: A Town Willing to Host a Dump for U.S. Nuclear Waste

The Biden administration is looking for communities willing to serve as temporary homes for tens of thousands of metric tons of nuclear waste currently stranded at power plants around the country. Bloomberg reports: The Energy Department filed (PDF).....»»

Category: topSource:  slashdotDec 1st, 2021

Despite huge volcano blast, Tonga avoids widespread disaster

The blast from the volcano could be heard in Alaska, and the waves crossed the ocean to cause an oil spill and two drownings in Peru. The startling satellite images resembled a massive nuclear explosion......»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated News17 hr. 23 min. ago

Decades of Research: the Story of How mRNA Vaccines Were Developed

Long-time Slashdot reader fahrbot-bot wanted to share this New York Times article which makes the point that "The stunning Covid vaccines manufactured by Pfizer-BioNTech and Moderna drew upon long-buried discoveries made in the hopes of ending past e.....»»

Category: topSource:  slashdotRelated NewsJan 16th, 2022

Host of Youtube-dl Web Site Sued by Major Record Labels

"As part of their growing battle against popular open source software tool youtube-dl, three major music labels are now suing Uberspace, the company that currently hosts the official youtube-dl homepage," reports TorrentFreak: According to plaintiffs.....»»

Category: topSource:  slashdotRelated NewsJan 16th, 2022

This is the year I conquer the Raspberry Pi

I’ve wanted to purchase a Raspberry Pi for years, but have never been able to work up the courage......»»

Category: topSource:  informationweekRelated NewsJan 15th, 2022

Elephants dying from eating plastic waste in Sri Lankan dump

Conservationists and veterinarians are warning that plastic waste in an open landfill in eastern Sri Lanka is killing elephants in the region, after two more were found dead over the weekend......»»

Category: topSource:  informationweekRelated NewsJan 14th, 2022

Australian town hits record high temperature of 50.7C

A remote town in Western Australia has equalled the country's hottest day on record, reporting a scorching 50.7 degrees Celsius (123.26 degrees Fahrenheit), the Bureau of Meteorology said......»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated NewsJan 14th, 2022

Fuzzy molecular threesome is basis of gene expression

Specific nuclear proteins act as a glue to pack genetic material in an absurdly small space in the human body. Proteins "gluing" DNA are called linker histones, and hold their secret in their electric charge. They are strongly positively charged, fus.....»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated NewsJan 13th, 2022

Adhole, the Massive Public Pi-hole Instance, Shuts Down

segaboy81 writes: I've been running Pihole for years (for myself), but this guy was running one for everybody! Since 2017, those not so savvy who still wanted the experience of Pi-hole, could turn to Adhole.org. That is, until now. Adhole.org is shut.....»»

Category: topSource:  slashdotRelated NewsJan 13th, 2022

Ancient Peruvians partied hard, spiked their beer with hallucinogens to win friends

If you lived in the Central Andes circa 850 CE, you definitely wanted to party with the Wari. Enlarge / A vessel from the Wari site of Conchopata features the tree and its tell-tale seed pods sprouting from the head of the Staff God. (.....»»

Category: topSource:  arstechnicaRelated NewsJan 13th, 2022

The best Garmin watches of 2022

The Apple Watch isn't the only game in town. For athletes into outdoor sports, Garmin has proven to be a viable alternative. Here are our favorite watches......»»

Category: topSource:  digitaltrendsRelated NewsJan 12th, 2022

High-speed rail construction reveals Roman town in the UK

The town grew from an Iron Age village of about 30 roundhouses alongside a road. Enlarge / Aerial shots with drone of Blackgrounds Roman archaeological site. (credit: HS2) Archaeologists surveying the planned route of a high-s.....»»

Category: topSource:  arstechnicaRelated NewsJan 12th, 2022

Drop in rain forest productivity could speed future climate change

Tropical forests host a rich diversity of plant and animal life and process vast amounts of carbon dioxide (CO2). Therefore, researchers have been particularly interested in how these ecosystems might be affected by climate change. Some have hypothes.....»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated NewsJan 12th, 2022

Process improves strength, color of feather-based fibers

Domesticated chickens in the United States alone produce more than 2 billion pounds of feathers annually. Those feathers have long been considered a waste product, especially when contaminated with blood, feces or bacteria that can prove hazardous to.....»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated NewsJan 12th, 2022

Fungi found to regulate host gene expression of a plant through the use of miRNAs

A team of researchers from Australia, the U.S. and France reports evidence of a fungus regulating host gene expression of a plant using miRNA. In their paper published in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, the group describes using sRNA.....»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated NewsJan 11th, 2022

Cheops reveals a rugby-ball-shaped exoplanet

ESA's exoplanet mission Cheops has revealed that an exoplanet orbiting its host star within a day has a deformed shape more like that of a rugby ball than a sphere. This is the first time that the deformation of an exoplanet has been detected, offeri.....»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated NewsJan 11th, 2022

Blood Test Could Help Detect Cancer Earlier In People With Nonspecific Symptoms

Slashdot reader eastlight_jim writes: Scientists from the University of Oxford have today published a study in Clinical Cancer Research which shows that they can use a technique called NMR (nuclear magnetic resonance) metabolomics analysis to identi.....»»

Category: topSource:  slashdotRelated NewsJan 9th, 2022

Alan Tudyk’s awkward alien is humanity’s only hope in Resident Alien S2 trailer

Humanity is probably screwed. Alan Tudyk is back as an alien who crash-lands on Earth in the second season of SYFY's Resident Alien. An alien (Alan Tudyk) disguised as a small-town doctor must figure out how to rescue his new human friend.....»»

Category: topSource:  arstechnicaRelated NewsJan 8th, 2022

Japan tycoon Maezawa returns from space with business dreams

"Space now," was what Japanese billionaire Yusaku Maezawa wanted to tweet for years. He finally really did it, from the International Space Station......»»

Category: topSource:  pcmagRelated NewsJan 7th, 2022

Italian Mafia Fugitive Arrested In Spain After Google Street View Sighting

An Italian mafia boss on the run for 20 years was tracked down to a Spanish town after being spotted on Google Street View. The Guardian reports: Gioacchino Gammino, a convicted murderer listed among Italy's most wanted gangsters, was arrested in Gal.....»»

Category: topSource:  slashdotRelated NewsJan 6th, 2022

Industry watch: An extraordinary era

In a semiconductor industry forum that marked the 20th death anniversary of the late senior presidential advisor Li Kwoh-ting, many distinguished ICT leaders shared their insights. President Tsai Ing-wen delivered an opening message; the host of the.....»»

Category: itSource:  digitimesRelated NewsJan 5th, 2022