Hidden Archeology of Stonehenge Revealed In New Geophysical Map

Slashdot - Wed, 10/09/2014 - 10:28pm
An anonymous reader writes Utilizing a comprehensive array of remote sensing technology and non-invasive geophysical survey equipment, researchers working on the site of Stonehenge in Wiltshire, England have revealed hundreds of previously unknown features buried deep beneath the ground as part of the Stonehenge Hidden Landscapes Project. The finds include images of dwellings from the Bronze and Iron Ages as well as details of buried Roman settlements never before seen."

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Hidden Archeology of Stonehenge Revealed In New Geophysical Map

Slashdot - Wed, 10/09/2014 - 10:28pm
An anonymous reader writes Utilizing a comprehensive array of remote sensing technology and non-invasive geophysical survey equipment, researchers working on the site of Stonehenge in Wiltshire, England have revealed hundreds of previously unknown features buried deep beneath the ground as part of the Stonehenge Hidden Landscapes Project. The finds include images of dwellings from the Bronze and Iron Ages as well as details of buried Roman settlements never before seen."

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Amazon Instant Video Now Available On Android

Slashdot - Wed, 10/09/2014 - 10:05pm
briancox2 writes Amazon has avoided releasing the Amazon Instant Video app that is on Fire and Kindle to the general Android market, even though the app has been available for some time on iOS. Now, after a workaround had allowed some users to install the app on Android by fiddling with permissions, Amazon has released the app to many devices calling it "Amazon Instant Video for Google TV". It's not clear yet which devices can run this app. Currently it is not available for older Samsung Galaxy lines, however the Nexus, a major competitor of Amazon's devices, can run the new app.

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Sun Unleashes Major Solar Flare at Earth (Video)

Space.com - Wed, 10/09/2014 - 9:53pm
The sun unleashed an X-class solar flare — the most powerful type — at 1:45 p.m. EDT today from an Earth-facing sunspot known as Active Region 2158. The flare poses no danger to anyone here on Earth, and orbiting astronauts are safe as well.
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California Tells Businesses: Stop Trying To Ban Consumer Reviews

Slashdot - Wed, 10/09/2014 - 9:45pm
ericgoldman writes Some businesses are so paranoid about negative consumer reviews that they have contractually banned their customers from writing reviews or imposed fines on consumers who bash them. California has told businesses to stop it. AB 2365--signed by Governor Brown yesterday, and the first law of its kind in the nation--says any contract provisions restricting consumer reviews are void, and simply including an anti-review clause in the contract can trigger penalties of $2,500.

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California Tells Businesses: Stop Trying To Ban Consumer Reviews

Slashdot - Wed, 10/09/2014 - 9:45pm
ericgoldman writes Some businesses are so paranoid about negative consumer reviews that they have contractually banned their customers from writing reviews or imposed fines on consumers who bash them. California has told businesses to stop it. AB 2365--signed by Governor Brown yesterday, and the first law of its kind in the nation--says any contract provisions restricting consumer reviews are void, and simply including an anti-review clause in the contract can trigger penalties of $2,500.

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California Tells Businesses: Stop Trying To Ban Consumer Reviews

Slashdot - Wed, 10/09/2014 - 9:45pm
ericgoldman writes Some businesses are so paranoid about negative consumer reviews that they have contractually banned their customers from writing reviews or imposed fines on consumers who bash them. California has told businesses to stop it. AB 2365--signed by Governor Brown yesterday, and the first law of its kind in the nation--says any contract provisions restricting consumer reviews are void, and simply including an anti-review clause in the contract can trigger penalties of $2,500.

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California Tells Businesses: Stop Trying To Ban Consumer Reviews

Slashdot - Wed, 10/09/2014 - 9:45pm
ericgoldman writes Some businesses are so paranoid about negative consumer reviews that they have contractually banned their customers from writing reviews or imposed fines on consumers who bash them. California has told businesses to stop it. AB 2365--signed by Governor Brown yesterday, and the first law of its kind in the nation--says any contract provisions restricting consumer reviews are void, and simply including an anti-review clause in the contract can trigger penalties of $2,500.

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California Tells Businesses: Stop Trying To Ban Consumer Reviews

Slashdot - Wed, 10/09/2014 - 9:45pm
ericgoldman writes Some businesses are so paranoid about negative consumer reviews that they have contractually banned their customers from writing reviews or imposed fines on consumers who bash them. California has told businesses to stop it. AB 2365--signed by Governor Brown yesterday, and the first law of its kind in the nation--says any contract provisions restricting consumer reviews are void, and simply including an anti-review clause in the contract can trigger penalties of $2,500.

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California Tells Businesses: Stop Trying To Ban Consumer Reviews

Slashdot - Wed, 10/09/2014 - 9:45pm
ericgoldman writes Some businesses are so paranoid about negative consumer reviews that they have contractually banned their customers from writing reviews or imposed fines on consumers who bash them. California has told businesses to stop it. AB 2365--signed by Governor Brown yesterday, and the first law of its kind in the nation--says any contract provisions restricting consumer reviews are void, and simply including an anti-review clause in the contract can trigger penalties of $2,500.

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California Tells Businesses: Stop Trying To Ban Consumer Reviews

Slashdot - Wed, 10/09/2014 - 9:45pm
ericgoldman writes Some businesses are so paranoid about negative consumer reviews that they have contractually banned their customers from writing reviews or imposed fines on consumers who bash them. California has told businesses to stop it. AB 2365--signed by Governor Brown yesterday, and the first law of its kind in the nation--says any contract provisions restricting consumer reviews are void, and simply including an anti-review clause in the contract can trigger penalties of $2,500.

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California Tells Businesses: Stop Trying To Ban Consumer Reviews

Slashdot - Wed, 10/09/2014 - 9:45pm
ericgoldman writes Some businesses are so paranoid about negative consumer reviews that they have contractually banned their customers from writing reviews or imposed fines on consumers who bash them. California has told businesses to stop it. AB 2365--signed by Governor Brown yesterday, and the first law of its kind in the nation--says any contract provisions restricting consumer reviews are void, and simply including an anti-review clause in the contract can trigger penalties of $2,500.

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California Tells Businesses: Stop Trying To Ban Consumer Reviews

Slashdot - Wed, 10/09/2014 - 9:45pm
ericgoldman writes Some businesses are so paranoid about negative consumer reviews that they have contractually banned their customers from writing reviews or imposed fines on consumers who bash them. California has told businesses to stop it. AB 2365--signed by Governor Brown yesterday, and the first law of its kind in the nation--says any contract provisions restricting consumer reviews are void, and simply including an anti-review clause in the contract can trigger penalties of $2,500.

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California Tells Businesses: Stop Trying To Ban Consumer Reviews

Slashdot - Wed, 10/09/2014 - 9:45pm
ericgoldman writes Some businesses are so paranoid about negative consumer reviews that they have contractually banned their customers from writing reviews or imposed fines on consumers who bash them. California has told businesses to stop it. AB 2365--signed by Governor Brown yesterday, and the first law of its kind in the nation--says any contract provisions restricting consumer reviews are void, and simply including an anti-review clause in the contract can trigger penalties of $2,500.

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California Tells Businesses: Stop Trying To Ban Consumer Reviews

Slashdot - Wed, 10/09/2014 - 9:45pm
ericgoldman writes Some businesses are so paranoid about negative consumer reviews that they have contractually banned their customers from writing reviews or imposed fines on consumers who bash them. California has told businesses to stop it. AB 2365--signed by Governor Brown yesterday, and the first law of its kind in the nation--says any contract provisions restricting consumer reviews are void, and simply including an anti-review clause in the contract can trigger penalties of $2,500.

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Learning About Enea's Real Time Linux Embedded OS (Video)

Slashdot - Wed, 10/09/2014 - 9:02pm
Jon Aldama is the Product Marketing Manager for Enea A.B., but he prides himself on being a developer first and a marketer second -- a point he stresses early in today's video. Enea is behind Operating System Embedded, whose Wikipedia page, some say, "appears to be written like an advertisement," which an unkind person could also say about the Enea A.B. Wikipedia page. In any case, Enea works with the Linux Foundation's Yocto Project workgroup, whose main webpage says, "It's not an embedded Linux distribution – it creates a custom one for you." This is all open source, which Jon says is a big corporate principle at Enea -- and he should know, since his previous job was as an Open Source Compliance Officer and Software Analyst at Ericsson. (Alternate Video Link)

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Landmark NASA Earth-watching Device Headed for Space Station

Space.com - Wed, 10/09/2014 - 8:50pm
A new NASA instrument expected to launch to space later this month will help scientists study the Earth in a new way from the International Space Station.
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With Mobility’s Future Hanging on 200-Year-Old Tech (Batteries), Power-Savings Amps Up

Wired News - Wed, 10/09/2014 - 8:25pm

The most interesting devices on the market these days are connected with Wi-Fi. When I first started writing about wireless LANs, the name of the game was connecting laptops. The far-sighted architects of those first standards saw the possibility of connecting everything, but even they are impressed by what we have managed to accomplish. In […]

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Earth's ozone layer on track to recovery, scientists report

Science Daily - Wed, 10/09/2014 - 8:23pm
Earth's protective ozone layer is well on track to recovery in the next few decades thanks to concerted international action against ozone depleting substances, according to a new assessment by 300 scientists.
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Rosetta Hunts For Comet Touch Down Site For Philae Lander

Slashdot - Wed, 10/09/2014 - 8:20pm
astroengine writes Attached to the European Space Agency's comet-chasing spacecraft Rosetta, the Philae lander opened one of its robotic eyes when the mission was orbiting comet 67P/Churyumov–Gerasimenko at a distance of only 50 kilometers (31 miles) on Sunday. With two high-contrast exposures, the lander captured one of Rosetta's solar panels in the foreground with the comet behind. ESA says the choice of landing sites will be narrowed down from five to two on Monday -- a primary target and a backup -- before a final decision is made in October.

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