NASA's 'Centennial Challenges' Engages Public For Tech Advancement | VIdeo

Space.com - Mon, 03/10/2016 - 5:56am
The space agency is looking to the public for innovative technologies through a series of challenges.
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Spaceman: NASA Astronaut Mike Massimino's Space Career in Photos

Space.com - Mon, 03/10/2016 - 5:12am
Retired NASA astronaut Mike Massimino flew two shuttle missions to repair the Hubble telescope and became the first person to tweet from space. Check out what else Massimino has been up to in our photo gallery.
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Linus Torvalds Officially Announces the Release of Linux Kernel 4.8

Slashdot - Mon, 03/10/2016 - 3:34am
Slashdot reader prisoninmate brings news from Softpedia: Today, Linus Torvalds proudly announced the release and availability for download of the Linux 4.8 kernel branch, which is now the latest stable and most advanced one. Linux kernel 4.8 has been in development for the past two months, during which it received no less than eight Release Candidate testing versions that early adopters were able to compile and install on their GNU/Linux operating system to test various hardware components or simply report bugs... A lot of things have been fixed since last week's RC8 milestone, among which we can mention lots of updated drivers, in particular for GPU, networking, and Non-Volatile Dual In-line Memory Module (NVDIMM), a bunch of improvements to the ARM, MIPS, SPARC, and x86 hardware architectures, updates to the networking stack, as well as to a few filesystem, and some minor changes to cgroup and vm. The kernel now supports the Raspberry Pi 3 SoC as well as the Microsoft Surface 3 touchscreen.

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