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Winds of Change: The Case for New Digital Currency
November 14, 2018 Full text As prepared for delivery Introduction Distinguished guests, ladies and gentlemen—good morning and thank you forthe opportunity to…
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Spitzer Size Constraints on ‘Oumuamua
The first interstellar object detected in our own Solar System, ‘Oumuamua has a pleasing name, translating from the Hawaiian as something like ‘far visitor…
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Low Metallicity in Compact Multi-Planet Systems
When astronomers talk about metals, they’re using the term in a specific sense. A metal in stellar terms is any element heavier than helium. Thus iron, silicon,…
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RIP Stan Lee, Co-creator of Marvel’s Most Iconic Superheroes
Getty He was born Stanley Martin Lieber in the Bronx. For nearly 22 years, beginning almost immediately after graduating from DeWitt Clinton High School, he…
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The Nastiest Feud in Science
Illustrations by Denise Nestor Updated and corrected on September 7, 2018 1. Gerta Keller was waiting for me at the Mumbai airport so we could catch a flight to…
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The Mystery of the Havana Syndrome
Victims felt bursts of sound and pressure that left them dizzy and racked with headaches. No known cause seemed to fit. Illustration by Bianca Bagnarelli In the…
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6 days ago
At Netflix, Who Wins When It’s Hollywood vs. the Algorithm?
Netflix Inc.’s executives were torn. On the one hand they trusted the company’s algorithm. On the other they were worried about ticking off Jane Fonda. After…
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7 days ago
What if the Placebo Effect Isn’t a Trick?
Credit Photo illustration by Paul Sahre Skip to contentSkip to site index Feature New research is zeroing in on a biochemical basis for the placebo effect —…
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10 days ago
Manchester City Exposed: Chapter 1: Bending the Rules to the Tune of Millions - SPIEGEL ONLINE - International
Manchester City Exposed Chapter 1: Bending the Rules to the Tune of Millions For years now, the Manchester City football club has vehemently denied that its…
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12 days ago
50 Years In Tech. Part 8: Almost Illicit Fun – Monday Note
by Jean-Louis Gassée Clear positioning, a strong team and, above all, a PR genius on our side helped Apple France become Apple’s largest business outside the…
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13 days ago
Thoughts on the End of the Kepler Mission
The Kepler spacecraft has been with us long enough (it launched in 2009) and has revealed so much about the stars in our galaxy that its retirement — Kepler…
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18 days ago
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Photo by Harold Neal, via Flickr. Visitors to the 1889 Exposition Universelle in Paris entered the fairgrounds under the shadow of the newly-built Eiffel…
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18 days ago
The Quietus | Features | Three Songs No Flash | Stealthy Living: John Grant at the Brighton Dome
The insidious rise of John Grant is a case for Mulder & Scully. But that doesn’t mean the success is undeserved Photos by Mike Burnell John Grant is a ghost. He…
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19 days ago
‘Oumuamua, Thin Films and Lightsails
The interstellar object called ‘Oumuamua continues to inspire analysis and speculation. And no wonder. We had limited time to observe it and were unable to…
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19 days ago
Fleetsmith: Secure, cloud-based Mac management via G Suite
Fleetsmith now supports iOS & tvOS · Intelligence, Security, and Compliance for iPhones, iPads, and Apple TVs » Features Pricing Security About Blog Sign up…
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IBM’s Old Playbook
The best way to understand how it is Red Hat built a multi-billion dollar business off of open source software is to start with IBM. Founder Bob Young explained…
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Hayabusa2 Team Looks Toward Sample Collection
With two rovers and a lander already deployed on the asteroid 162173 Ryugu, the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) must be basking in the glow of an…
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19 days ago
Game-Changer: A Pluto Orbiter and Beyond
To say that the Space Science and Engineering Division at Southwest Research Institute has been busy of late is quite an understatement. Alan Stern, principal…
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19 days ago
Apple’s Radical Approach to News: Humans Over Machines
Lauren Kern, the editor in chief of Apple News, at a story meeting. The former magazine journalist has quietly become one of the most powerful figures in…
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Apps Installed On Millions Of Android Phones Tracked User Behavior To Execute A Multimillion-Dollar Ad Fraud Scheme
A BuzzFeed News investigation uncovered a sophisticated ad fraud scheme involving more than 125 Android apps and websites, some of which were targeted at kids.…
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19 days ago
A Thermal Map of Europa (& an Intriguing Anomaly)
Europa stays in this news this morning as we continue to correlate recent observations with the invaluable results of the Galileo mission. Hubble data have…
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19 days ago
The Problem with Facebook and Virtual Reality
Facebook, believe it or not, has actually made virtual reality better, at least from one perspective. My first VR device was PlayStation VR, and the calculus…
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No Heat Signature of Europan ‘Plumes’
One of the youngest surface features on Europa draws attention because of its possible connection with what lies beneath the Jovian moon’s ice. The dark center…
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19 days ago
How China rips off the iPhone and reinvents Android
2018 will go down as the year when it became impossible to ignore the increasing advancements of Chinese smartphone hardware, from superlative camera arrays and…
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19 days ago
Birth of a Supercluster
Long-time Centauri Dreams readers know that I love things that challenge our sense of scale, the kind of comparison that, for example, tells us that if we…
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19 days ago
News Quality Requires an Industrial Approach – Monday Note
To train deep learning algorithms, we have access to millions of properly labeled images. But breaking down the atomic parts of news quality is still in the…
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19 days ago
The FBI of the National Park Service
The 911 call came in at 5:55 p.m. on September 29, 2012. A woman had fallen from a ledge in Rocky Mountain National Park; she was alive but unconscious. “I need…
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19 days ago
A Signature of Planetary Migration
Earlier in the week I talked about Astronomy Rewind , an ambitious citizen science project dedicated to recovering old astronomical imagery and digitizing it…
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19 days ago
Astronomers Creep Up to the Edge of the Milky Way’s Black Hole | Quanta Magazine
astrophysics By Joshua Sokol October 30, 2018 Hot spots have been discovered orbiting just outside the supermassive black hole at the galaxy’s center. Their…
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19 days ago
iPhone XR: A Deep Dive Into Depth – Halide
With the introduction of iPhone XR, every phone in Apple’s lineup now supports depth capture. But the XR is unique: it’s the first iPhone to do it with a single…
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20 days ago
Fifty Years of BASIC, the Programming Language That Made Computers Personal
Knowing how to program a computer is good for you, and it’s a shame more people don’t learn to do it. For years now, that’s been a hugely popular stance. It’s…
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20 days ago
Are we wrong to assume fish can't feel pain?
I have cast my rod into the tidal current flowing around Montauk Point in New York and my lure is chugging across the surface when a bluefish swirls and fails…
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Microsoft’s problem isn’t how often it updates Windows—it’s how it develops it
Enlarge / Windows 10 can be a well-oiled machine, really. Rich Graessle/Icon Sportswire/Corbis via Getty Images Here's how to do things properly The contrast…
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21 days ago
‘Danny Dyer should definitely be the next James Bond’: Philomena Cunk explains culture
Clockwise from bottom left: Games of Throne; Star Wars; Mozart; Ice Age; Philomena Cunk.Composite: Lucasfilm/Kobal/Rex/Shutterstock; ImageBroker; BBC/House of…
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22 days ago
Turnspit Dogs: The Rise And Fall Of The Vernepator Cur
A turnspit dog at work in a wooden cooking wheel in an inn at Newcastle, Carmarthen, Wales, in 1869. Ann Ronan Pictures/Print Collector/Getty Images In an old…
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25 days ago
China's hidden camps - BBC News
China's hidden camps What's happened to the vanished Uighurs of Xinjiang? By John Sudworth China is accused of locking up hundreds of thousands of Muslims…
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26 days ago
Investigating Implausible Bloomberg Supermicro Stories
Investigating the Bloomberg Supermicro Chip Evidence Today we are going to more thoroughly address the Bloomberg Businessweek article alleging that China…
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27 days ago
Digital Consumers, Emerging Markets, and the $4 Trillion Future
RELATED EXPERTISE GlobalizationGo-to-Market in Emerging Markets September 18, 2018 , Jeff Walters , Aparna Bharadwaj , Stefano Niavas , Daniel Azevedo , and…
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28 days ago
Alexa’s Most Dangerous Feature Can’t Be Undone
Roberto Parada For a few days this summer, Alexa, the voice assistant who speaks to me through my Amazon Echo Dot, took to ending our interactions with a…
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28 days ago
Blockchain Is a Semantic Wasteland – Member Feature Stories – Medium
“ B lockchain” this, “blockchain” that. It’s a concept so momentous that it has even managed to shed its article. Proponents don’t speak of “the” blockchain or…
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28 days ago
The Prophets of Cryptocurrency Survey the Boom and Bust
“It’s definitely nice to try to eke out some completely parallel kind of world,” Vitalik Buterin, Ethereum’s founder, said. Illustration by Robert Beatty Not…
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28 days ago
Jamal Khashoggi: murder in the consulate
The Saudi Arabian consulate in Istanbul is a homely looking place, much smaller than it seems, nestled into a quiet suburban street, and painted pastel yellow.…
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28 days ago
Another technological tragedy | bit-player
One Thursday afternoon last month, dozens of fires and explosions rocked three towns along the Merrimack River in Massachusetts. By the end of the day 131…
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29 days ago
Uber’s Big Data Platform: 100+ Petabytes with Minute Latency
Share Share Vote Reddit By Reza Shiftehfar Uber is committed to delivering safer and more reliable transportation across our global markets. To accomplish this,…
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4 weeks ago
Andrew W.K.: Investigating The Mystery Of Steev Mike
Let’s start now. Or as close to now as can be defined in this conversation, between the time and place I am in as I write these words and the time and place you…
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4 weeks ago
SPIDERWEEN: An Arachnophobe-Safe Guide to Spiders
DAY ONE: THE BASICS They're fragile, they're tiny, and they really are more afraid of you, but that hasn't stopped countless millions of people from harboring a…
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The Elevator-Phobes of a Vertical City
Twenty-four years ago , more or less to the month, I got stuck in an elevator. I was ten years old. We were on the north side of Tel Aviv, in the apartment…
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The $250 Biohack That’s Revolutionizing Life With Diabetes
When her daughter, Sydney, was diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes at age 8, Kate Farnsworth stopped sleeping through the night. She’d set the alarm for 3 a.m. so…
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'Sea Nomads' Are First Known Humans Genetically Adapted to Diving
If you hold your breath and plunge your face into a tub of water, your body automatically triggers what's called the diving response. Your heart rate slows,…
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4 weeks ago
A Radical Map Puts the Oceans–Not Land–at the Center of Planet Earth (1942)
in Maps | October 9th, 2018 Leave a Comment Advertisement We all learn the names, locations, and even characteristics of the oceans in school. But unless we go…
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4 weeks ago
Mr. Ouija and Mrs. Gail
In the summer of 1995, the Cleveland-based hip-hop quartet Bone Thugs-N-Harmony put out their first full-length album, E. 1999 Eternal . That August, I got a…
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Dispatches From a Guy Trying Unsuccessfully to Sell a Song in Nashville: Dispatch 47: Hulking Victrola
To exit Dad’s nursing home, visitors pass alongside the dining room. Between mealtimes, in the kitchen, whoever’s back there blares classic rock — a benefit of…
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4 imperatives for making business intelligence work
Systems (source: Pixabay ) Results-based leaders rely on having the right information at the right time in order to support operational decision-making. That’s…
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Reviving Deep Sky Images from the Past
These days we take in data at such a clip that a mission like New Horizons will generate papers for decades. The same holds true for our burgeoning databanks of…
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Please Purchase My Personal Data From Me Directly
In today’s “digital landscape” (a phrase that I came up with by myself), everyone’s personal information is for sale. Internet service providers, search…
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Growing Up in the Library
Illustration by Lilli Carré I grew up in libraries, or at least it feels that way. My family lived in the suburbs of Cleveland, about a mile from the…
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50 Years In Tech. Part 7: A Resonant Apple France Message
by Jean-Louis Gassée Combining my inclinations (and fear of confusion) with the seeds Steve Jobs had sown in Cupertino helped us craft a surprisingly unique and…
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SF-LOVERS: the Little-Known Story of the Internet’s First Social Network
Doris Liou Future Tense is a partnership of Slate , New America , and Arizona State University that examines emerging technologies, public policy, and society.…
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The Farthest: Voyager in Space
As we continue to track the Voyagers into interstellar space, the spacecraft have become the subject of a new documentary. Associate editor Larry Klaes, a…
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The Battle for the Home
If the first stage of competition in consumer technology was the race to be the computer users went to (won by Microsoft and the PC), and the second was to be…
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Turbulence, the oldest unsolved problem in physics
Theory and experiment Despite the impressive (and ever-improving) ability of fluid dynamicists to calculate complex flows with computers, the search for a…
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50 Years In Tech. Part 6: Different Apple Distribution Game
by Jean-Louis Gassée Starting Apple France was fun, especially because we got to break stale rules and play the distribution game by our own more creative…
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Deepnews.ai, Progress Report #2: It works. – Monday Note
Photo: Dave Wilson (cc) Our startup is on the right path to developing a system to surface great journalism from the web, by using a machine learning algorithm.…
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China Used a Tiny Chip in a Hack That Infiltrated Amazon and Apple
In 2015, Amazon.com Inc. began quietly evaluating a startup called Elemental Technologies , a potential acquisition to help with a major expansion of its…
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The Internet’s keepers? “Some call us hoarders—I like to say we’re archivists”
AUSTIN, Texas—As much as subscription services want you to believe it, not everything can be found on Amazon or Netflix. Want to read Brett Kavanaugh buddy Mark…
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A shadowy op-ed campaign is now smearing SpaceX in space cities
Getty / Aurich In early August, Boeing's Leanne Caret and SpaceX's Gwynne Shotwell took the stage at Johnson Space Center to announce the first astronauts who…
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Theresa May v the 'Great Twatsby' at the Tories’ Groundhog conference
‘Any speech in which Theresa May doesn’t cough up a lung is a positive.’Photograph: Oli Scarff/AFP/Getty Images W hen David Cameron held his referendum to…
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6 weeks ago
Johnny Depp will not be buried
Greg Williams T he death metal begins at 2.43pm. It’s loud. And it is coming from inside the church. The noise is a proud, ungovernable fury, like a prize bull…
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The State of DevOps: What It Takes to Make a Successful DevOps Journey
Two new “State of DevOps” reports assess DevOps’ progress in the enterprise—and offer strategies for enterprise DevOps success.
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NCIX DATABREACH
Menu Travis Doering - 9/18/2018, 9:32 PM SKIP TO DATABASE DETAILS Millions of Canadian and American consumers are now at risk thanks to a series of shady…
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7 weeks ago
The Hardest Part About Microservices: Your Data
Continuing on with my series about microservices implementations (see “ Why Microservices Should Be Event Driven ”, “ Three things to make your microservices…
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7 weeks ago
Building a home feed with Kafka Streams and Elasticsearch
Building a home feed using Kafka Streams and Elasticsearch How we personalize Germany’s biggest classifieds website ebay-kleinanzeigen.de eBay Kleinanzeigen is…
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‘This guy doesn’t know anything’: the inside story of Trump’s shambolic transition team
C hris Christie noticed a piece in the New York Times – that’s how it all started. The New Jersey governor had dropped out of the presidential race in February…
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'We're moving to higher ground': America's era of climate mass migration is here
A fter her house flooded for the third year in a row, Elizabeth Boineau was ready to flee. She packed her possessions into dozens of boxes, tried not to think…
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The Secret History of Outkast's 'Speakerboxxx/The Love Below:' the Last Truly Great Double Album
On its 15th anniversary, we break down the creation of Outkast’s Speakerboxxx/The Love Below double album, through stories from many of its coveted…
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8 weeks ago
50 Years In Tech. Part 5: Starting Apple France – Monday Note
by Jean-Louis Gassée VisiCalc in a Bridal Suite in Sunnyvale and a scheme to circumvent French government meddling. Thus was Apple France born. For years I…
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8 weeks ago
Handling real-time data operations in the enterprise
Enterprise (source: Joel Filipe on Unsplash ) Get the free ebook "Designing Fast Data Application Architectures." At Strata 2017 , I premiered a new diagram to…
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The Observation Deck » Falling in love with Rust
Falling in love with Rust Let me preface this with an apology: this is a technology love story, and as such, it’s long, rambling, sentimental and personal. Also…
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Virgin Galactic’s Rocket Man
Virgin Galactic is competing with startups like SpaceX and Blue Origin to be the first private company to send tourists into space—a mission that some experts…
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How Will Police Solve Murders on Mars?
Matt Chinworth I f humans ever go to Mars, the worst of our impulses will accompany us there. The Red Planet will not rid us of murder, violence, and blackmail.…
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