CoreOS Launches Rkt 1.0

Slashdot - Thu, 04/02/2016 - 9:18pm
darthcamaro writes: Docker is about to get some real competition in the container runtime space, thanks to the lofficial aunch of rkt 1.0. CoreOS started building rkt in 2014 and after more than a year of security, performance and feature improvement are now ready to declare it 'production-ready.' While rkt is a docker runtime rival, docker apps will run in rkt, giving using a new runtime choice: "rkt will remain compatible with the Docker-specific image format, as well as its own native App Container Image (ACI). That means developers can build containers with Docker and run those containers with rkt. In addition, CoreOS will support the growing ecosystem of tools based around the ACI format."

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All 12 Member Countries Sign Off On the TPP

Slashdot - Thu, 04/02/2016 - 8:34pm
Dangerous_Minds writes: News is surfacing that the TPP has officially been signed by all 12 member countries. This marks the beginning of the final step towards ratification. Freezenet has a quick rundown of what copyright provisions are contained in the agreement, including traffic shaping, site blocking, enforcement of copyright when infringement is "imminent," and a government mandate for ISPs to install backdoors for the purpose of tracking copyright infringement on the Internet.

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Theranos Hopes to Fix Its Problems With a … Writer?

Wired News - Thu, 04/02/2016 - 8:30pm

Qualified applicants must be able to "handle stressful situations."

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Iconic Designer Susan Kare Explains How ⌘ Came to Be

Wired News - Thu, 04/02/2016 - 8:20pm

Susan Kare, icon of icons, talks about the creative decisions behind some of the best-loved symbols of the past four decades.

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Mirror’s Edge: Catalyst Gets a Beta Test and New Trailer

Wired News - Thu, 04/02/2016 - 8:19pm

The followup to the excellent free-runner Mirror's Edge is going into closed beta testing before its May 24th release date, Electronic Arts announced today.

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The New DOOM is Coming in May

Wired News - Thu, 04/02/2016 - 8:18pm

Bethesda Softworks' reboot of the classic shooter series is coming out May 13, the company announced today. And it released a new trailer, to boot.

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Popular diet myths debunked

Science Daily - Thu, 04/02/2016 - 8:17pm
Thousands flock to the internet in search of ways to boost a healthy lifestyle. Many popular diet facts and trends are circulated so often in the media that it’s hard to know which tips to trust and which ones should be tossed. Underneath popular opinion and platitudes, the truth about eating healthy may surprise you. A registered dietician separates myths from fact when it comes to your diet.
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Can slow creep along thrust faults help forecast megaquakes?

Science Daily - Thu, 04/02/2016 - 8:16pm
In Japan and areas like the Pacific Northwest where megathrust earthquakes are common, scientists may be able to better forecast large quakes based on periodic increases and decreases in the rate of slow, quiet slipping along the fault.
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A new-generation exoskeleton helps the paralyzed to walk

Science Daily - Thu, 04/02/2016 - 8:16pm
Until recently, being paralyzed from the waist down meant using a wheelchair to get around. And although daily life is more accessible to wheelchair users, they still face physical and social limitations. But researchers have been working to change that.
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Alzheimer's insights in single cells

Science Daily - Thu, 04/02/2016 - 8:15pm
Study of plaque production holds promise of helping improve treatment for Alzheimer's, say investigators. Focusing on the form of the disease found in early onset Alzheimer's, in the 2 percent of patients who develop the progressive dementia before age 65, researcher now "can examine amyloid beta secretion at the single-cell level, and better understand the responses of individual cells to drugs."
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Fast, accurate cystic fibrosis test developed

Science Daily - Thu, 04/02/2016 - 8:14pm
Researchers have developed a fast, inexpensive and highly accurate test to screen newborns for cystic fibrosis. The new method detects virtually all mutations in the CF gene, preventing missed diagnoses that delay babies’ ability to begin receiving essential treatment.
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Graphene is strong, but is it tough?

Science Daily - Thu, 04/02/2016 - 8:11pm
Scientists have developed the first known statistical theory for the toughness of polycrystalline graphene, which is made with chemical vapor deposition, and found that it is indeed strong, but more importantly, its toughness -- or resistance to fracture -- is quite low.
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Researchers home in on why female newborns are better protected from brain injury

Science Daily - Thu, 04/02/2016 - 8:11pm
In a new study, researchers show that a particular protein found in the brains of both male and female mice is present at higher levels in females, which offers them stronger protection against one type of brain injury.
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C. diff study provides insight into antibiotic resistance and risks for infection

Science Daily - Thu, 04/02/2016 - 8:11pm
Exposure to specific antibiotics is linked to the development of certain strains of antibiotic-resistant C. difficile, one of the fastest growing bacteria superbugs, according to a new study.
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Plastic debris crossing the Pacific can transport more species with the help of barnacles

Science Daily - Thu, 04/02/2016 - 8:11pm
The smooth surfaces of much of the plastic waste rapidly increasing in the ocean appear to provide poor habitat for animals -- that is, until barnacles step in.
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New science helps put spotlight on unseen global impacts

Science Daily - Thu, 04/02/2016 - 8:11pm
As the world grows more connected, 'out of sight, out of mind' looms as a perilous consequence of globalization. A sustainability scholar presents an integrated way to track the many footprints that are made in global transactions.
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Lithium battery catalyst found to harm key soil microorganism

Science Daily - Thu, 04/02/2016 - 8:11pm
The material at the heart of the lithium ion batteries that power electric vehicles, laptop computers and smartphones has been shown to impair a key soil bacterium. The study is an early signal that the growing use of the new nanoscale materials used in the rechargeable batteries that power portable electronics and electric and hybrid vehicles may have untold environmental consequences.
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Bone loss associated with leukemia therapy occurs sooner than previously thought

Science Daily - Thu, 04/02/2016 - 8:11pm
Significant bone loss -- a side effect of chemotherapy for acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL) - occurs during the first month of treatment, far earlier than previously assumed, report investigators.
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Walking on water: Researchers unravel science of skipping spheres

Science Daily - Thu, 04/02/2016 - 8:10pm
Skipping stones across the water surface can be tricky. So why is it so easy to get such impressive water-skipping performance from an elastic ball? Researchers say they have answers that may reveal a lot about water impact physics.
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Researchers link compulsive Facebook checking to lack of sleep

Science Daily - Thu, 04/02/2016 - 8:10pm
If you find yourself toggling over to look at Facebook several dozen times a day, it's not necessarily because the experience of being on social media is so wonderful. It may be a sign that you're not getting enough sleep.
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