Amazon Stays the Course as Its Stock Tanks

Wired News - Mon, 28/07/2014 - 11:28pm
The train hurtles down the track, the engineer oblivious to the vanished bridge the villain just dynamited to smithereens. For some investors, that train is Amazon and the engineer is CEO Jeff Bezos, who is throwing every kind of fuel he can imagine into the firebox to keep his locomotive moving: A phone. Drones. Self-produced […]






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Apple Doubles Down on Personalized Radio With Swell Acquisition

Wired News - Mon, 28/07/2014 - 11:28pm
If that $3 billion acquisition of Beats didn't have you convinced, Apple is getting serious about the radio business.






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NASA long-lived Mars Opportunity rover passes 25 miles of driving

Science Daily - Mon, 28/07/2014 - 11:22pm
NASA's Opportunity Mars rover, which landed on the Red Planet in 2004, now holds the off-Earth roving distance record after accruing 25 miles (40 kilometers) of driving. The previous record was held by the Soviet Union's Lunokhod 2 rover.
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Printing the metals of the future

Science Daily - Mon, 28/07/2014 - 11:20pm
3-D printers can create all kinds of things, from eyeglasses to implantable medical devices, straight from a computer model and without the need for molds. But for making spacecraft, engineers sometimes need custom parts that traditional manufacturing techniques and standard 3-D printers can't create, because they need to have the properties of multiple metals. Now, researchers at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, California, are implementing a printing process that transitions from one metal or alloy to another in a single object.
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Cassini spacecraft reveals 101 geysers and more on icy Saturn moon

Science Daily - Mon, 28/07/2014 - 11:15pm
Scientists using mission data from NASA's Cassini spacecraft have identified 101 distinct geysers erupting on Saturn's icy moon Enceladus. Their analysis suggests it is possible for liquid water to reach from the moon's underground sea all the way to its surface.
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OKCupid Experiments on Users Too

Slashdot - Mon, 28/07/2014 - 11:15pm
With recent news that Facebook altered users' feeds as part of a psychology experiment, OKCupid has jumped in and noted that they too have altered their algorithms and experimented with their users (some unintentional) and "if you use the Internet, you’re the subject of hundreds of experiments at any given time, on every site. That’s how websites work." Findings include that removing pictures from profiles resulted in deeper conversations, but as soon as the pictures returned appearance took over; personality ratings are highly correlated with appearance ratings (profiles with attractive pictures and no other information still scored as having a great personality); and that suggesting a bad match is a good match causes people to converse nearly as much as ideal matches would.

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Saturn's Moon Titan Sheds Light on Hazy Alien Planets

Space.com - Mon, 28/07/2014 - 10:35pm
By peering into the haze of Saturn's huge moon Titan, scientists could learn more about how the atmospheres of alien worlds behave.
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Samsung Delays Tizen Phone Launch

Slashdot - Mon, 28/07/2014 - 10:33pm
New submitter tekxtc (136198) writes Slashdot has reported in the past that a Tizen phone is coming and that the design and photos leaked. But, it has just been announced that the launch of the first Tizen phone has been delayed because of Tizen's small ecosystem. Should it ever ship? Haven't Android and iOS completely cornered the market? Is there any hope for the likes of Tizen, Firefox OS, and Windows on phones and tablets?

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Hubble Space Telescope Exhibit Coming to NYC's Intrepid Museum

Space.com - Mon, 28/07/2014 - 10:29pm
This fall, the New York City home of NASA's space shuttle Enterprise will focus its attention on another big piece of space history: the Hubble Space Telescope.
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NASA's Mars Rover Opportunity Breaks Off-World Driving Record

Space.com - Mon, 28/07/2014 - 10:20pm
As of Sunday (July 27), Opportunity had traveled a total of 25.01 miles on the Red Planet, NASA officials said. The record had been held by the Soviet Union's remote-controlled Lunokhod 2 rover, which covered 24.2 miles on the moon in 1973.
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Opportunity Rover Breaks Off-World Driving Record | Video

Space.com - Mon, 28/07/2014 - 9:55pm
The rover landed on the Red Planet in 2004 and has since driven a record 25.01 miles (40.02 km). The record was previously held by the Russian Lunokhod 2 which roved the lunar surface for 24.2 miles (39 km) in 1973. Full Story: http://goo.gl/C59h6r
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New Findings On Graphene As a Conductor With IC Components

Slashdot - Mon, 28/07/2014 - 9:52pm
ClockEndGooner (1323377) writes Philadelphia's NPR affiliate, WHYY FM, reported today on their Newsworks program that a research team at the University of Pennsylvania have released their preliminary findings on the use of graphene as a conductor in the next generation of computer chips. From the article: "'It's very, very strong mechanically, and it is an excellent electronic material that might be used in future computer chips,' said Charlie Johnson, a professor of physics and astronomy at the University of Pennsylvania. ... Future graphene transistors, Johnson said, are likely to be only tens of atoms across."

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New Findings On Graphene As a Conductor With IC Components

Slashdot - Mon, 28/07/2014 - 9:52pm
ClockEndGooner (1323377) writes Philadelphia's NPR affiliate, WHYY FM, reported today on their Newsworks program that a research team at the University of Pennsylvania have released their preliminary findings on the use of graphene as a conductor in the next generation of computer chips. From the article: "'It's very, very strong mechanically, and it is an excellent electronic material that might be used in future computer chips,' said Charlie Johnson, a professor of physics and astronomy at the University of Pennsylvania. ... Future graphene transistors, Johnson said, are likely to be only tens of atoms across."

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New Findings On Graphene As a Conductor With IC Components

Slashdot - Mon, 28/07/2014 - 9:52pm
ClockEndGooner (1323377) writes Philadelphia's NPR affiliate, WHYY FM, reported today on their Newsworks program that a research team at the University of Pennsylvania have released their preliminary findings on the use of graphene as a conductor in the next generation of computer chips. From the article: "'It's very, very strong mechanically, and it is an excellent electronic material that might be used in future computer chips,' said Charlie Johnson, a professor of physics and astronomy at the University of Pennsylvania. ... Future graphene transistors, Johnson said, are likely to be only tens of atoms across."

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New Findings On Graphene As a Conductor With IC Components

Slashdot - Mon, 28/07/2014 - 9:52pm
ClockEndGooner (1323377) writes Philadelphia's NPR affiliate, WHYY FM, reported today on their Newsworks program that a research team at the University of Pennsylvania have released their preliminary findings on the use of graphene as a conductor in the next generation of computer chips. From the article: "'It's very, very strong mechanically, and it is an excellent electronic material that might be used in future computer chips,' said Charlie Johnson, a professor of physics and astronomy at the University of Pennsylvania. ... Future graphene transistors, Johnson said, are likely to be only tens of atoms across."

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New Findings On Graphene As a Conductor With IC Components

Slashdot - Mon, 28/07/2014 - 9:52pm
ClockEndGooner (1323377) writes Philadelphia's NPR affiliate, WHYY FM, reported today on their Newsworks program that a research team at the University of Pennsylvania have released their preliminary findings on the use of graphene as a conductor in the next generation of computer chips. From the article: "'It's very, very strong mechanically, and it is an excellent electronic material that might be used in future computer chips,' said Charlie Johnson, a professor of physics and astronomy at the University of Pennsylvania. ... Future graphene transistors, Johnson said, are likely to be only tens of atoms across."

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New Findings On Graphene As a Conductor With IC Components

Slashdot - Mon, 28/07/2014 - 9:52pm
ClockEndGooner (1323377) writes Philadelphia's NPR affiliate, WHYY FM, reported today on their Newsworks program that a research team at the University of Pennsylvania have released their preliminary findings on the use of graphene as a conductor in the next generation of computer chips. From the article: "'It's very, very strong mechanically, and it is an excellent electronic material that might be used in future computer chips,' said Charlie Johnson, a professor of physics and astronomy at the University of Pennsylvania. ... Future graphene transistors, Johnson said, are likely to be only tens of atoms across."

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New Findings On Graphene As a Conductor With IC Components

Slashdot - Mon, 28/07/2014 - 9:52pm
ClockEndGooner (1323377) writes Philadelphia's NPR affiliate, WHYY FM, reported today on their Newsworks program that a research team at the University of Pennsylvania have released their preliminary findings on the use of graphene as a conductor in the next generation of computer chips. From the article: "'It's very, very strong mechanically, and it is an excellent electronic material that might be used in future computer chips,' said Charlie Johnson, a professor of physics and astronomy at the University of Pennsylvania. ... Future graphene transistors, Johnson said, are likely to be only tens of atoms across."

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New Findings On Graphene As a Conductor With IC Components

Slashdot - Mon, 28/07/2014 - 9:52pm
ClockEndGooner (1323377) writes Philadelphia's NPR affiliate, WHYY FM, reported today on their Newsworks program that a research team at the University of Pennsylvania have released their preliminary findings on the use of graphene as a conductor in the next generation of computer chips. From the article: "'It's very, very strong mechanically, and it is an excellent electronic material that might be used in future computer chips,' said Charlie Johnson, a professor of physics and astronomy at the University of Pennsylvania. ... Future graphene transistors, Johnson said, are likely to be only tens of atoms across."

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New Findings On Graphene As a Conductor With IC Components

Slashdot - Mon, 28/07/2014 - 9:52pm
ClockEndGooner (1323377) writes Philadelphia's NPR affiliate, WHYY FM, reported today on their Newsworks program that a research team at the University of Pennsylvania have released their preliminary findings on the use of graphene as a conductor in the next generation of computer chips. From the article: "'It's very, very strong mechanically, and it is an excellent electronic material that might be used in future computer chips,' said Charlie Johnson, a professor of physics and astronomy at the University of Pennsylvania. ... Future graphene transistors, Johnson said, are likely to be only tens of atoms across."

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