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09:39 pm - Sat, February 23, 2019
Slashdot New Material Can Soak Up Uranium From Seawater
A new adsorbent material "soaks up uranium from seawater, leaving interfering ions behind," reports the ACS's Chemical & Engineering News, in an article shared by webofslime:The world's oceans con...
08:44 pm - Sat, February 23, 2019
Slashdot Record-Breaking Jet Stream Accelerates Air Travel, Flight Clocks In At 801 MPH
pgmrdlm quotes CBS News: On Monday night, the river of air 35,000 feet above the New York City area, known as the jet stream, clocked in at a blazing 231 mph. This is the fastest jet stream on record ...
07:51 pm - Sat, February 23, 2019
Slashdot What Happens When Police License Plate Readers Make Mistakes?
An anonymous reader writes:The Verge reports that San Francisco Bay Area police "pulled over a California privacy advocate and held him at gunpoint after a database error caused a license plate reader...
06:34 pm - Sat, February 23, 2019
Slashdot Virgin Galactic Reaches Space Again In Highest, Fastest Test Flight Yet
"If you're willing to spend $250,000 for a quick trip to space, that option is getting closer to reality," reports CNN.VSS Unity, Virgin Galactic's rocket-powered plane, climbed to a record altitude o...
05:34 pm - Sat, February 23, 2019
Slashdot Microsoft's Cloud Evangelist Adds 'Clippy' To Their Business Card
An anonymous reader quotes Business Insider's update on Microsoft Clippy, the animated cartoon paperclip that was Office's virtual assistant until the early 2000s, that "everyone loved to hate." After...
04:34 pm - Sat, February 23, 2019
Slashdot 12-Year-Old Boy Reportedly Builds A Nuclear Fusion Reactor
An anonymous reader quotes the Guardian:An American 14-year-old has reportedly become the youngest known person in the world to create a successful nuclear reaction. The Open Source Fusor Research Con...
03:34 pm - Sat, February 23, 2019
Slashdot Redis Changes Its Open Source License -- Again
"Redis Labs is dropping its Commons Clause license in favor of its new 'available-source' license: Redis Source Available License (RSAL)," reports ZDNet -- adding "This is not an open-source license."...
01:00 pm - Sat, February 23, 2019
Slashdot European Governments Approve Controversial New Copyright Law
An anonymous reader quotes a report from Ars Technica: A controversial overhaul of Europe's copyright laws overcame a key hurdle on Wednesday as a majority of European governments signaled support for...
10:00 am - Sat, February 23, 2019
Slashdot President Trump Wants US To Win 5G Through Real Competition
hackingbear writes: In a tweet, President Trump said he wanted "5G, and even 6G, technology in the United States as soon as possible. I want the United States to win through competition, not by blocki...
07:00 am - Sat, February 23, 2019
Slashdot Japan's Hayabusa 2 Successfully Touches Down On Ryugu Asteroid, Fires Bullet Into Its Surface
Japan's Hayabusa 2 spacecraft has successfully touched down on the asteroid Ryugu at around 11:30 GMT on Thursday. "Data from the probe showed changes in speed and direction, indicating it had reached...
03:30 am - Sat, February 23, 2019
Slashdot Researchers Make Coldest Quantum Gas of Molecules
An anonymous reader quotes a report from Phys.Org: JILA researchers have made a long-lived, record-cold gas of molecules that follow the wave patterns of quantum mechanics instead of the strictly part...
02:30 am - Sat, February 23, 2019
Slashdot Frontier Demands $4,300 Cancellation Fee Despite Horribly Slow Internet
Frontier Communications reportedly charged a cancellation fee of $4,302.17 to the operator of a one-person business in Wisconsin, even though she switched to a different Internet provider because Fron...
01:50 am - Sat, February 23, 2019
Slashdot NVIDIA Turing-Based GeForce GTX 1660 Ti Launched At $279
MojoKid writes: NVIDIA has launched yet another graphics card today based on the company's new Turing GPU. This latest GPU, however, doesn't support NVIDIA's RTX ray-tracing technology or its DLSS (De...
01:10 am - Sat, February 23, 2019
Slashdot Microsoft Workers' Letter Demands Company Drop $479 Million HoloLens Military Contract
A group of Microsoft workers have addressed top executives in a letter demanding the company drop a controversial contract with the U.S. army. The Verge reports: The workers object to the company taki...
12:30 am - Sat, February 23, 2019
Slashdot Instagram Code Reveals Public 'Collections' Feature To Take On Pinterest
An anonymous reader quotes a report from TechCrunch: Instagram is threatening to attack Pinterest just as it files to go public the same way the Facebook-owned app did to Snapchat. Code buried in Inst...
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