Monthly Archives: February 2017

Solar telescope recovered after a year on ice

Scientists have recovered an advanced solar telescope that has been sitting out in the middle of nowhere in Antarctica for a year. In January 2016, the NASA-funded Gamma-Ray Imager/Polarimeter for Solar flares (GRIPS) telescope landed in the ice after completing

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Solar telescope recovered after a year on ice

Scientists have recovered an advanced solar telescope that has been sitting out in the middle of nowhere in Antarctica for a year. In January 2016, the NASA-funded Gamma-Ray Imager/Polarimeter for Solar flares (GRIPS) telescope landed in the ice after completing

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How a political strategist and former NAACP advisor became Silicon Valley’s Olivia Pope

 People in government are organizers and hustlers with deep industry knowledge and skills that are applicable across a variety of roles in tech. Read More Go to Source

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World View’s ‘stratollites’ and new spaceport aim to change the business of space

 At World View’s new headquarters in Tucson, Arizona, the paint is barely dry on a gleaming new structure located near the airport, and just down the road from defense contractor Raytheon. The facility dominates the landscape, and reflects the enormity

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Portable ECG is aimed to be hands – or feet – above others

We’ve already seen a few portable electrocardiographs (ECGs), that let users monitor the electrical activity of their heart, wherever they may be. These devices can be used simply by people who are health-conscious, or by those who are at risk

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Portable ECG is aimed to be hands – or feet – above others

We’ve already seen a few portable electrocardiographs (ECGs), that let users monitor the electrical activity of their heart, wherever they may be. These devices can be used simply by people who are health-conscious, or by those who are at risk

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Constant Phone Checkers Are Totally Strung Out

People who admit to relentless refreshing of e-mail and social media report far higher stress levels.

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First Windows 10 Redstone 3 build sighted

Microsoft is currently working hard on the next big update to Windows 10, which it’s calling the Creators Update. This will be the second release on the Redstone branch (Redstone 1 being the Anniversary Update). There is yet another release

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Organizations failing to address security pain points

Cyber-attacks against organizations in 2017 will continue to be as successful as they were last year, because organizations aren’t addressing the pain points they had last year, a new report says. Fujitsu’s “Blind spots and security basics — letting your

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Male birds up their defensive game when females are watching

Animal mobbing behavior is an interesting strategy used by the likes of small birds to team up and scare way would-be predators. Or so scientists have thought. In addition to this collaborative survival tactic, researchers have found that there may

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Male birds up their defensive game when females are watching

Animal mobbing behavior is an interesting strategy used by the likes of small birds to team up and scare way would-be predators. Or so scientists have thought. In addition to this collaborative survival tactic, researchers have found that there may

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Facebook’s new profile photo flags and Zuck’s idea of ‘community’

 Mark Zuckerberg believes we should be “coming together not just as cities or nations, but also as a global community.” That’s why Facebook’s latest feature feels a bit confusing. Facebook has added nearly 200 flags to its Profile Frames feature,

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Stealth startup Privacy Labs raises $4M to give consumers ‘control’ of their data

 Privacy Labs, a stealth-stage startup that wants to enable internet users to “regain control” of their personal data, has landed a $4 million seed funding round. The company doesn’t have a product right now and is cagey about what it will

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A Renewables Marketplace Promises to Turn Neighborhoods Into Power Plants

A new Australian trial making use of spare solar storage and generation capacity will help match supply to demand.

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Sigma gets Arty with three new high-end lenses

The Sigma Art range of lenses has helped to show photographers that third party glass isn’t always inferior to proprietary offerings from the likes of Canon and Nikon. Now the firm has announced the high-end line-up is growing with three

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Sigma gets Arty with three new high-end lenses

The Sigma Art range of lenses has helped to show photographers that third party glass isn’t always inferior to proprietary offerings from the likes of Canon and Nikon. Now the firm has announced the high-end line-up is growing with three

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Organizations can avoid 94% of critical Microsoft vulnerabilities just by killing admin rights

When vulnerabilities are found in Microsoft products, collective breaths are held until the company releases security bulletins. But analysis of security issues by software manufacture Avecto shows that the overwhelming majority of these vulnerabilities can be mitigated against by simply

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PCs still at risk from end-of-life programs

The latest software vulnerability report from Secunia Research at Flexera Software reveals that the average US private PC user has 75 installed programs on their PC, 7.4 percent of which are no longer patched by the vendor. More detailed analysis

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Indonesia’s Printerous raises $1.4M to digitize traditional printing

 Printerous, an Indonesia startup that is bringing the country’s printing industry into the digital era, has raised $1.4 million. The round was led by Golden Gate Ventures with participation from U.S. firm Sovereign’s Capital and Indonesian conglomerate Gunung Sewu Kencana. The

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Neural networks focus in on old data to find new discoveries

Remastering of movies and video games allows us to see old classics with more detail and definition than the original. Taking a page out of that book, astronomers have developed a new way to “remaster” old optical images of space,

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