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Sunday August 12, 2018. 01:34 PM
We've reached a milestone in gene-edited food, according to the Washington Post. 'Calyxt's 'healthier' soybean oil, the industry's first true gene-edited food, could make its way into products such as chips, salad dressings and baked goods as soon as the end of this year.'...
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Slashdot reader datavirtue writes: I've tried a lot of phones for extended periods of time. Some of these have included the Samsung S4, S5, S8+, Note 4, S7, iPhone 5, and Huawei Honor 8. I have stayed away from Apple... My favorite phone was the Nokia 920 Windows phone for...
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David Gerard has concerns about the Joint Photographic Experts Group (the ISO working group handling the JPEG standard for image compression). 'They seem to think they can advance the cause of DRM for JPEG images...with a bit of applied blockchain.' He bases that charge on...
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schwit1 writes: The program makes boarding an international flight a breeze: Passengers step up to the gate, get their photo taken and proceed onto the plane. There is no paper ticket or airline app. Thanks to facial recognition technology, their face becomes their boarding...
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An anonymous reader quotes the Guardian: Six crows trained to pick up cigarette ends and rubbish will be put to work next week at a French historical theme park, according to its president. 'The goal is not just to clear up, because the visitors are generally careful to keep ...
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A new Intel security flaw has been discovered that potentially allows passwords to be stolen. An anonymous reader quotes Digital Journal: As EE News reports, researchers said the new flaw enables an 'inverse spectre attack'. According to Giorgi Maisuradze and Professor Dr....
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Saturday August 11, 2018. 11:34 PM
An anonymous reader quotes CryptoCoinsNews: Over the past 24 hours, the crypto market has recorded a loss of $18 billion, as major cryptocurrencies including Bitcoin, Ether, EOS, and Bitcoin Cash dropped by 4 to 13 percent. While Bitcoin ended the day with a 4 percent...
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A major virus infection forced the closure of Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) factories last weekend...' writes Slashdot reader Mark Wilson, noting that it's the largest semiconductor manufacturer in the world, selling chips to Apple, Nvidia, AMD, Qualcomm, ...
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'Six years after decommissioning USS Enterprise, the world's first nuclear-powered aircraft carrier, the U.S. Navy is still figuring out how to safely dismantle the ship,' reports Popular Mechanics. schwit1 tipped us off to their report: The General Accounting Office...
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An anonymous reader quotes the BBC: Elon Musk's bombshell announcement that he is thinking of taking the electric car company Tesla private has landed him a lawsuit from unhappy investors.... His comments caused the share price to shoot up 11% to nearly $380, though it has...
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An anonymous reader quotes the Los Angeles Times: An airline worker stole an empty Alaska Airlines plane from Seattle-Tacoma International Airport in Washington on Friday night, and the National Guard scrambled two fighter jets to chase the aircraft, which crashed on a...
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An anonymous reader quotes InsideHPC: Today Julia Computing announced the Julia 1.0 programming language release, 'the most important Julia milestone since Julia was introduced in February 2012.' As the first complete, reliable, stable and forward-compatible Julia release,...
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'Some x86 CPUs have hidden backdoors that let you seize root by sending a command to an undocumented RISC core that manages the main CPU,' Tom's Hardware reports, citing a presentation by security researcher Christopher Domas at the Black Hat Briefings conference in Las...
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Recently the Palm Beach Post noted that 20% of the academic credit awarded at Florida Atlantic University is for online courses. So how can they stop cheaters? Where once it was enough for a professor to roam the aisles of a classroom, checking for cheat sheets and keeping...
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An anonymous reader quotes a report from Phys.Org: In recent years, some physicists have been investigating the possibility that gravity is not actually a fundamental force, but rather an emergent phenomenon that arises from the collective motion of small bits of information ...
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Zorro shares a report from Space.com: The Japanese spacecraft Hayabusa2 has successfully rendezvoused with Ryugu, beginning an 18-month stay at the diamond-shaped asteroid. Launched by the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency, JAXA, in 2014, the probe will poke, prod and even...
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In the early hours of Saturday morning, NASA is scheduled to launch the Parker Solar Probe for a seven-year mission to study the sun and its atmosphere. The spacecraft will take off from NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida, traveling up to 430,000 miles per hour towards...
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An anonymous reader shares a report from the BBC involving glyphosate, the world's most common weedkiller: Chemical giant Monsanto has been ordered to pay $289 million in damages to a man who claimed herbicides containing glyphosate had caused his cancer. In a landmark case, ...
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The FCC is proposing to maintain the U.S. broadband standard at the current level of 25Mbps downstream and 3Mbps upstream. FCC Chairman Ajit Pai has kept the standard at these speeds since 2017, despite calls to raise it from Democratic Commissioner Jessica Rosenworcel. This ...
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Yesterday, Facebook said it's banning websites that host and share blueprints of 3D-printed guns. 'Sharing instructions on how to print firearms using 3D printers is not allowed under our Community Standards,' said a spokesperson in an email statement. 'In line with our...
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