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NASA Aims For First Manned SpaceX Mission in First-Quarter 2020

SpaceX's new Crew Dragon astronaut capsule will be ready for its first manned flight into orbit in the first quarter of next year provided "everything goes according to plan" in upcoming tests, NASA

Google Made Large Contributions To Climate Change Deniers

The Guardian is reporting that Google has made "substantial" contributions to some of the most notorious climate deniers in Washington despite its insistence that it supports political action on the

China's Global Reach: Surveillance and Censorship Beyond the Great Firewall

An anonymous reader shares a report: Those outside the People's Republic of China (PRC) are accustomed to thinking of the Internet censorship practices of the Chinese state as primarily domestic,

Carriers Want To Hide Detailed 5G Maps From FCC and Public

An anonymous reader quotes a report from Ars Technica: AT&T and other mobile carriers are trying to hide detailed 5G maps from the public despite constantly touting the supposed pace and breadth

Lab-Grown Meat Could Be On Store Shelves By 2022

Thanks to Future Meat Technologies, lab-grown meat could be hitting store shelves by 2022. The company "has raised $14 million in new financing to build its first pilot manufacturing facilities to

Changing Your Diet Can Help Tamp Down Depression and Boost Mood, Study Finds

There's fresh evidence that eating a healthy diet, one that includes plenty of fruits and vegetables and limits highly processed foods, can help reduce symptoms of depression. NPR reports: A

Some Corals Grow After 'Fatal' Warming

An anonymous reader quotes a report from Phys.Org: For the first time ever, scientists have found corals that were thought to have been killed by heat stress have recovered, a glimmer of hope for the

The Most Detailed Map of Auto Emissions In America

The New York Times published findings from an analysis of new data released through Boston University's Database of Road Transportation Emissions. The map embedded in the report shows a year's worth

Da Vinci Bridge Design Holds Up Even After 500 Years, MIT Proves

Researchers at MIT have proven that Leonardo da Vinci knew what he was doing when he came up with a novel bridge design that would connect Istanbul with its neighbor city Galata. At the time, it

Rwanda Releases First Smartphone Made Entirely In Africa

Rwanda's Mara Group just released two smartphones, earning the company the title of the first smartphone manufacturer in Africa. Their grand ambitions are to help turn Rwanda into a regional tech hub.

Quantum Computing May Be Closer Than Expected With 'Game Changer' Discovery

An anonymous reader quotes a report from Inverse: Researchers from the Johns Hopkins University describe a superconducting material, B-Bi2Pd, that naturally exists in a quantum state without the

Tim Cook Defends Decision To Remove Hong Kong Maps App In Memo

On Thursday, Apple CEO Tim Cook defended the company's decision to remove a mapping app in Hong Kong, saying that the company received "credible information" from authorities indicating the software

Computer Historians Crack Passwords of Unix's Early Pioneers

JustAnotherOldGuy shares a report from Boing Boing: Early versions of the free/open Unix variant BSD came with password files that included hashed passwords for such Unix luminaries as Dennis Ritchie,

Should Cameras Replace Car Mirrors? US Regulators Want To Know

An anonymous reader quotes a report from Bloomberg: The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration said in a notice on Wednesday that is is seeking public and industry input on whether to allow

System76 Will Begin Shipping 2 Linux Laptops With Coreboot-Based Open Source Firmware

System76, the Denver-based Linux PC manufacturer and developer of Pop OS, has some stellar news for those who prefer their laptops a little more open. Later this month the company will begin shipping

Dyson Cancels Electric Car Project

Dyson has abandoned its attempts to break into the automotive industry and will wind down its electric vehicle project, ending a venture that founder James Dyson claimed would redefine his business

How Remote Work is Quietly Remaking Our Lives

From their ersatz offices in coffee shops, coworking spaces, and living rooms, a growing number of remote workers are quietly remaking the way we work and live. From a report: Take Eden Rehmet, who

Pinterest Says AI Reduced Reported Self-Harm Content By 88%

Pinterest says it's using machine learning techniques to identify and hide content that displays, rationalizes, or encourages self-injury. The company says it has achieved an 88% reduction in reports

An AI Pioneer Wants His Algorithms To Understand the 'Why'

Deep learning is good at finding patterns in reams of data, but can't explain how they're connected. Turing Award winner Yoshua Bengio wants to change that. From a report: In March, Yoshua Bengio

Cisco Hit By an Internal Network Outage

Not a great start to the day for Cisco employees, many of which are struggling in the face of an internal IT outage. From a report: The technology and networking giant confirmed in a tweet it was