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Methane Much More Sensitive To Global Heating Than Previously Thought, Study Says

Methane is four times more sensitive to global warming than previously thought, a new study shows. The result helps to explain the rapid growth in methane in recent years and suggests that, if left unchecked, methane related warming will escalate in.....»»

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Microsoft"s $69 Billion Activision Takeover Faces Competition Probe in the UK

The U.K.'s competition watchdog on Wednesday opened an investigation into Microsoft's proposed acquisition of video game publisher Activision Blizzard. From a report: In a statement, the U.K.'s Competition and Markets Authority said its investigation.....»»

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How a Turkish Municipal District Switched to GNU/Linux

Today I learned Turkey's Scientific and Technological Research Council has a subsidiary developing a GNU/Linux distro called Pardus, "redesigned to be used in accordance with the practices and habits of users in Turkey." And this week the Free Soft.....»»

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Lessons Learned from the Life of Videogame Executive Bernie Stolar

VentureBeat reports: Video game legend Bernie Stolar, former president of Sega of America, has passed away at the age of 75, friends said. Bernie Stolar was the first executive VP of Sony Computer Entertainment America, according to their article,.....»»

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Disneyland"s "Star Wars: Rise of the Resistance" Ride Keeps Breaking Down

SFGate calls it "the most technologically advanced ride Disney has ever opened." The 18-minute journey involves a secret rebel base, interrogation from the First Order, uncomfortably close brushes with Kylo Ren and a daring rescue mission, and has s.....»»

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Chinese Team Claims Stem Cell Breakthrough in Mice Study

"Researchers at Tsinghua University in China have developed a new drug cocktail that can convert cells into totipotent stem cells, the very seeds of life..." writes New Atlas: Not all stem cells are created equal — they sit in a branching hier.....»»

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Facebook Agrees To Massive Settlement For Data Privacy Class Action Lawsuit

Here's an announcement from lawfirm DiCello Levitt Gutzler. This week a U.S. District court "granted preliminary approval of a $90 million settlement" with Facebook's parent company, Meta Platforms, "to resolve a long-running class action accusing Fa.....»»

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Here Come the Solar-Powered Cars

The Guardian reports on the "world's first production-ready solar car", a streamlined and energy-efficient sedan-style vehicle covered with curved solar panels called "the Lightyear 0." The Dutch company Lightyear hopes to be shipping the vehicle b.....»»

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Tesla Pays Powerwall Owners to Form "Virtual Power Plant" in California

"Tesla has launched a new virtual power plant in partnership with PG&E in California that will pay Powerwalls owners to help stabilize the electric grid and end brownouts in California," reports Electrek. A virtual power plant (VPP) consists of dist.....»»

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What Happened After Amazon"s $71M Tax Break in Central New York?

This week Amazon announced that "Approximately 1,500 local Amazon employees will operate and work with innovative robotics technology" at a new fulfillment center that's a first of its kind for Central New York. Amazon's press release says they've.....»»

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Why MapQuest, Jeeves, and Other "Internet Zombies" are Still Around

"The dream of the 1990s internet is still alive, if you look in the right corners," argues the New York Times' newsletter On Tech: More than 17 million Americans regularly use MapQuest, one of the first digital mapping websites that was long ago over.....»»

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Are Today"s Programmers Leaving Too Much Code Bloat?

Long-time Slashdot reader Artem S. Tashkinov shares a blog post from indie game programmer who complains "The special upload tool I had to use today was a total of 230MB of client files, and involved 2,700 different files to manage this process." Oh.....»»

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How China Hopes to Fly Mars Samples to Earth Two Years Before NASA and ESA

"China's Mars sample return mission aims to collect samples from the Red Planet and deliver them to Earth in 2031, or two years ahead of a NASA and ESA joint mission," reports SpaceNews: Lifting off in late 2028... the complex, multi-launch mission.....»»

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Tim Berners-Lee Skeptical of Web3, Touts Decentralized Internet Without Blockchain

Sir Tim Berners-Lee "is skeptical about a blockchain-based internet," reports the Next Web. Instead, they describe his new vision as "a decentralized architecture that gives users control of their data" — on a Platform called Solid: Berners-Lee.....»»

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Satellites are Sinking Faster Toward Earth. Scientists Blame Solar Wind

"In late 2021, operators of the European Space Agency's Swarm constellation noticed something worrying," reports Space.com. "The satellites, which measure the magnetic field around Earth, started sinking toward the atmosphere at an unusually fast rat.....»»

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How 1982"s "Blade Runner" Defined the Sci-Fi Film Genre

Esquire celebrates the 40th anniversary of the movie Blade Runner: Based on Philip K. Dick's 1968 novel Do Androids Dream Of Electric Sheep, Scott's film created a world so rich, so dirty and wet and worn out, so visually stunning, that imitation was.....»»

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Are Air Taxis Getting Closer?

Last week a headline in the Los Angeles Times proclaimed "Look! Up in the sky! It's an air taxi. They're coming to Los Angeles." Even the British newspaper the Times took notice: Air taxis will be flying through the skies above Los Angeles in time.....»»

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Stack Overflow Survey Finds Developers Like Rust, Python, JavaScript and Remote Work

For Stack Overflow's annual survey, "Over 73,000 developers from 180 countries each spent roughly 15 minutes answering our questions," a blog post announces: The top five languages for professional developers haven't changed: JavaScript is still the.....»»

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New Linux Foundation Podcast: "Untold Stories of Open Source"

The nonprofit Linux Foundation pays Linus Torvalds' salary and supports many other open source projects. But they also launched a new podcast series this week covering "The Untold Stories of Open Source." "Each week we explore the people who are su.....»»

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Russia"s Cyberattacks Thwarted by Ukraine, Microsoft, Google, and Western Intelligence

Russia's invasion of Ukraine is "the first full-scale battle in which traditional and cyberweapons have been used side by side," reports the New York Times. But the biggest surprise is that "many of the attacks were thwarted, or there was enough redu.....»»

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