Muji’s Selling Handmade Wares for Only Three Days. In NYC. Only.

Wired News - 7 hours 19 min ago
The Tatazumai collection includes a range of work from a glass artist, a textile designer, a mixed-media artist, a wood artist, and two ceramicists. The post Muji’s Selling Handmade Wares for Only Three Days. In NYC. Only. appeared first on WIRED.
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Study Finds Password Misuse In Hospitals Is 'Endemic'

Slashdot - 7 hours 20 min ago
chicksdaddy writes from a report via The Security Ledger: Hospitals are pretty hygienic places -- except when it comes to passwords, it seems. That's the conclusion of a recent study by researchers at Dartmouth College, the University of Pennsylvania and USC, which found that efforts to circumvent password protections are "endemic" in healthcare environments and mostly go unnoticed by hospital IT staff. The report describes what can only be described as wholesale abandonment of security best practices at hospitals and other clinical environments -- with the bad behavior being driven by necessity rather than malice. "In hospital after hospital and clinic after clinic, we find users write down passwords everywhere," the report reads. "Sticky notes form sticky stalagmites on medical devices and in medication preparation rooms. We've observed entire hospital units share a password to a medical device, where the password is taped onto the device. We found emergency room supply rooms with locked doors where the lock code was written on the door -- no one wanted to prevent a clinician from obtaining emergency supplies because they didn't remember the code." Competing priorities of clinical staff and information technology staff bear much of the blame. Specifically: IT staff and management are often focused on regulatory compliance and securing healthcare environments. They are excoriated for lapses in security that result in the theft or loss of data. Clinical staff, on the other hand, are focused on patient care and ensuring good health outcomes, said Ross Koppel, one of the authors of the report, who told The Security Ledger. Those two competing goals often clash. "IT want to be good guys. They're not out to make life miserable for the clinical staff, but they often do," he said.

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Watch NASA Set a Fire in Space … on Purpose

Wired News - 8 hours 20 min ago
Space is dangerous. Fire is dangerous. Combine the two, and you've got a serious threat to astronaut safety. The post Watch NASA Set a Fire in Space ... on Purpose appeared first on WIRED.
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Neptune Sports Dark Vortex, Hubble Images Reveal

Space.com - 8 hours 50 min ago
Neptune is sporting a new spot, the first one identified in the 21st century. NASA's Hubble Space Telescope confirmed the existence of the high-pressure system known as a dark vortex after bright clouds hinted at its presence.
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Video Game Challenge: Players Recreate NASA Asteroid Mission in 'Kerbal Space Program'

Space.com - 8 hours 50 min ago
NASA's OSIRIS-REx mission to an asteroid does not launch until September of this year, but digital versions of the spacecraft are already taking flight — or at least attempting to do so.
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WATCH LIVE @ 10:30 am ET: ATLAS V Rocket Launches Military Satellite Into Orbit

Space.com - 8 hours 50 min ago
A United Launch Alliance Atlas V rocket carrying a military communications satellite is set to liftoff from Cape Canaveral's Space Launch Complex-41 between 10:30 a.m. ET and 11:14 a.m. ET.
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Would Aliens Really Kill Us, 'Independence Day'-Style?

Space.com - 8 hours 55 min ago
Sci-fi movies frequently depict alien visitors to Earth as hostile toward humans. But what do real-world experts think about the likelihood that an intelligent civilization would want to kill us all?
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SETI Eavesdrops on Nearby Star in Smart Alien Hunt

Space.com - 8 hours 55 min ago
Astronomers seeking out extraterrestrial intelligence have used a powerful radio telescope to eavesdrop on a star system that is relatively close to Earth in the hope of hearing the faint radio whisper of an alien civilization.
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The Amazon Echo Is Winning the Race to a Screenless Future

Wired News - 9 hours 19 min ago
For a screen-less gadget, the Amazon Echo is a stunning success. But can it get smart enough fast enough to truly peel people away from their smartphones? The post The Amazon Echo Is Winning the Race to a Screenless Future appeared first on WIRED.
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The Witcher Shuffles Things Up With a Standalone Card Game

Wired News - 9 hours 19 min ago
In a crowded marketplace, Gwent: The Witcher Card Game is an ambitious offering that feels like something special: a passion project. The post The Witcher Shuffles Things Up With a Standalone Card Game appeared first on WIRED.
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A Bug in Chrome Makes It Easy to Pirate Movies

Wired News - 9 hours 19 min ago
A flaw in the way Google implemented its content-protection technology for the Chrome browser lets you steal movies streamed from Netflix and other providers. The post A Bug in Chrome Makes It Easy to Pirate Movies appeared first on WIRED.
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Maglev Elevator Also Goes Sideways, Straight Up Willy Wonka Style

Wired News - 9 hours 20 min ago
Willy Wonka goes subway, for accessibility’s sake. The post Maglev Elevator Also Goes Sideways, Straight Up Willy Wonka Style appeared first on WIRED.
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Check Out Mondo’s Incredible New Pop-Culture Infographics

Wired News - 9 hours 20 min ago
The Austin art gallery's latest show, Info•Rama, features prints of infographics highlighting events, objects, and characters in film and television. The post Check Out Mondo's Incredible New Pop-Culture Infographics appeared first on WIRED.
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Forget Jaws. The Real Shark Movie to Beat Is Deep Blue Sea

Wired News - 9 hours 20 min ago
The 1999 sci-fi/horror thriller isn't just an effective fish-tale. It's also the kind of big-budget, lowbrow flick that studios don't bother to make anymore. The post Forget Jaws. The Real Shark Movie to Beat Is Deep Blue Sea appeared first on WIRED.
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This Emu’s Had It With California’s Wildfires

Wired News - 9 hours 20 min ago
Hundreds of people fled the Potrero wildfire this week. But one emu took matters into its own hands. The post This Emu's Had It With California's Wildfires appeared first on WIRED.
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Scientists Are Trying to Make Nuclear Fusion With Frickin’ Lasers

Wired News - 9 hours 20 min ago
A report released in May questioned whether the so-called National Ignition Facility would ever meet its goal. The post Scientists Are Trying to Make Nuclear Fusion With Frickin' Lasers appeared first on WIRED.
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BlackBerry Remains Committed To Smartphone Business, Despite $670M Net Loss In Last Three Months

Slashdot - 10 hours 20 min ago
AchilleTalon writes: BlackBerry CEO John Chen refuses to give up on the company's hardware business despite lackluster sales of its first Android-powered smartphone, the Priv. The Canadian smartphone maker reported a $670 million net loss in the first quarter of its 2017 financial year, but said its recovery plan for the year remains on track. Chen, who has stated the company's No. 1 goal is to make its smartphone device business profitable this fiscal year, said he expects the company's new mobility solutions segment to break even or record a slight profit during the third quarter, which ends Nov. 30, 2016. During BlackBerry's first quarter -- second full quarter to include Priv sales -- the company sold roughly 500,000 devices at an average price of $290 each, he said, which is about 100,000 smartphones fewer than the previous quarter and about 200,000 fewer than two quarters earlier. Previously, the company said it needs to sell about three million phones at an average of $300 each to break even, though Chen indicated that may change as the software licensing business starts to contribute to revenue.

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Find the Little-Known Modern Constellations

Space.com - 12 hours 27 min ago
The modern constellations are an unusual bunch — here's a tour of the highlights.
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Military Satellite Launched Into Orbit by United Launch Alliance

Space.com - 12 hours 50 min ago
At 10:30 a.m. EDT (1430 GMT) today (June 24). A United Launch Alliance Atlas V rocket successfully launched the fifth and finally satellite in the military's MUOS satellite communications array.
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