Monthly Archives: July 2019

Scientists Are Recruiting Bacteria to Mine Rock — in Space

https://www.space.com/biorock-tests-microbe-mining-space-station.html A new space station experiment is testing whether would-be space miners can enlist some very small potential accomplices to do their grunt work. The experiment, called BioRock, hitched a ride to the International Space Station on board the SpaceX … Continue reading

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This autonomous bicycle shows China’s rising expertise in AI chips

https://www.technologyreview.com/f/614042/this-autonomous-bicycle-shows-chinas-rising-ai-chip-expertise/ It might not look like much, but this wobbly self-driving bicycle is a symbol of Chinese growing expertise in advanced chip design. Look, no hands: The bike not only balances itself, it steers itself around obstacles, and even responds … Continue reading

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Has Capital One Notified You About Its Data Breach?

https://lifehacker.com/has-capital-one-notified-you-about-its-data-breach-1836850105 If you’re a Capital One customer, odds are good that you’re probably wrapped up in the company’s recent data breach—one that affected 106 million people (100 million in the U.S. and six million in Canada.) Here’s our question: Has … Continue reading

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Jakarta’s Giant Sea Wall Is Useless if the City Keeps Sinking

https://www.wired.com/story/jakarta-giant-sea-wall Late last week, president Joko Widodo of Indonesia told the AP that he’s fast-tracking a decade-in-the-making plan for a giant sea wall around Jakarta, a city that’s sinking as much as 8 inches a year in places—and as seas … Continue reading

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Drug makers to pay $70 million over deals to keep cheap generics off the market

https://arstechnica.com/?p=1543617 Enlarge / A Teva facility in France. 0 with 0 posters participating With four settlement agreements, the state of California will get nearly $70 million from pharmaceutical companies that allegedly cut illegal deals to keep affordable generic drugs off … Continue reading

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NASA agrees to work with SpaceX on orbital refueling technology

https://arstechnica.com/?p=1543653 Enlarge / NASA concept for an in-space propellant depot. NASA 0 with 0 posters participating On Tuesday afternoon, NASA announced 19 new partnerships with 10 U.S. companies to help bring more cutting edge technologies closer to production use in … Continue reading

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AT&T kills DirecTV Now brand name as TV subscribers leave in droves

https://arstechnica.com/?p=1543501 0 with 0 posters participating AT&T is eliminating the DirecTV Now brand name it uses for its struggling Internet-based TV service. DirecTV Now will become “AT&T TV Now” later this summer, AT&T announced today. DirecTV Now (the future “AT&T TV … Continue reading

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