Massive Volcanic Eruptions Accompanied Dinosaur Extinction
It seems like the timing is so close that it is hard to believe it's a coincidence. I'd be more inclined to believe we don't have our dating methods perfected quite yet.
NASA's $349 Million Empty Tower
NASA's budget was increased for 2015.
Kiva Systems Co-Founder: Drone Delivery Could Be As Low As 20 Cents Per Package
They probably would only need attention for the delivery portion. They could autopilot the rest of the way.
Will Fiber-To-the-Home Create a New Digital Divide?
Keep in mind that is shared bandwidth. However many cable MSO's are giving serious consideration to fiber to the home. I would expect you to see more and more of it in the US, however it will probably be in more upscale areas. Business class data is also a big driver.
Michigan About To Ban Tesla Sales
In Michigan, you pay the sales tax when the vehicle is registered. You can't avoid paying the sales tax by buying in another state.
Battery Breakthrough: Researchers Claim 70% Charge In 2 Minutes, 20-Year Life
It's still a lithium ion battery, they've just changed the material being used for the anode.
Z Machine Makes Progress Toward Nuclear Fusion
Yeah. You should tell them only to experiment with small amounts of hydrogen. What a boneheaded oversight! They almost killed us!
Where Intel Processors Fail At Math (Again)
Just use SQRT(1-FCOS^2)
Indonesian Cave Art May Be World's Oldest
Yeah, you're thinking of Homo Floresiensis. They've probably ruled them out here because of the lack of hobbit-holes.
When Everything Works Like Your Cell Phone
It's not as cut and dried as you make it sound. But this may be a step in the right direction. I suspect it will be lobbied into oblivion, though.
Airbnb To Start Collecting Hotel Tax On Rentals In San Francisco
Because I don't want to wake up in a bathtub full of icewater missing a kidney?
eBay Redirect Attack Puts Buyers' Credentials At Risk
NoScript can help prevent XSS attacks. Use it.
New Data Center Protects Against Solar Storm and Nuclear EMPs
A nuclear produced EMP would likely be from a detonation high in the atmosphere that would do little or no damage on the ground. A bunker would not be needed for such a scenario.
Oculus Rift CEO Says Classrooms of the Future Will Be In VR Goggles
I know a CEO has to say crap like that, but it's just so ... over the top. I know classrooms are the holy grail for corporations, because it's all about the kids after all and money should be no object to a quality education, but damn. I'm surprised he didn't launch into how VR technology could drastically reduce the spread of the severe respiratory disease that is currently sweeping through schools in some parts of the country. Why is this on /.? He needs to stick to where they will probably really hit the jackpot, porn.
Treasure Map: NSA, GCHQ Work On Real-Time "Google Earth" Internet Observation
THIS! I love this idea!
Technological Solution For Texting While Driving Struggles For Traction
If you want to give it some teeth, and get some free publicity, in addition to the fine add automatic confiscation of the phone and watch the world explode.
The MOOC Revolution That Wasn't
I have signed up for 3 of these from Coursera. I've completed two and dumped one. They do involve a fair amount to time to get through, depending on how familiar you are with the subject matter to start with. I'm guessing most of the people who do this are people who sometimes think about going back to college but aren't quite willing to dump an existing career that pays the bills but perhaps leaves them not completely satisfied. I guess the question I would have is how important is it to these places that people finish their courses? Given that the price right now is $0, maybe they could charge a nominal free (like $20) to sign up, refundable if the course is completed.
Amazon Is Killing Off Its Free P2P Money-Transfer Service WebPay On October 13
Maybe that's why they're shutting it down. Nothing is really free, someone has to pay for your free miles or cashback, and in this case it would be Amazon through merchant fees to the credit card companies. If enough people did this, they'd be losing money more quickly than they could make it.
SanDisk Releases 512GB SD Card
Well 1,099,511,627,766 bytes / 1,073,741,824 bytes = 1024.
Liquid Sponges Extract Hydrogen From Water
These are engineering challenges. We know how to attack them. TFA is about a scientific discovery.
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