UK parliament calls Facebook leaders ‘digital gangsters’

UK parliament calls Facebook leaders 'digital gangsters'
A scathing parliamentary report claims Facebook should be regulated. Facebook and its execs have been labeled "digital gangsters" in a UK parliamentary report that calls for the company to be regulated. The 180-page document -- which lays out the findings of the Digital, Culture, Media and Sport committee's 18-month investigation into fake news -- concludes that Facebook wilfuly broke data privacy and competition laws...

UK parliament calls Facebook leaders 'digital gangsters'
A scathing parliamentary report claims Facebook should be regulated.

Samsung anuncia Galaxy Tab S5e, una tableta que tiene 5,5 milímetros de grosor y pesa 400 gramos

Samsung anuncia Galaxy Tab S5e, una tableta que tiene 5,5 milímetros de grosor y pesa 400 gramos
Es la primera tableta de Samsung con Bixby 2.02. Usa el sistema operativo Android 9.0, tiene pantalla de 10,5 pulgadas y alcanza las 14,5 horas de autonomía...

Samsung anuncia Galaxy Tab S5e, una tableta que tiene 5,5 milímetros de grosor y pesa 400 gramos

China wants to put a solar farm in space by 2025

China wants to put a solar farm in space by 2025
Humanity uses a lot of energy, and while solar power here on Earth is doing a reasonable job of contributing to the power mix, scientists have long hypothesized that solar power gathered from space itself would be an altogether more effective scenario...

China wants to put a solar farm in space by 2025
It could provide solar power six-times stronger than the solar energy collected on Earth.

Los asteroides podrían haber contribuido con agua al impactar masivamente contra la Tierra hace 3800…

Los asteroides podrían haber contribuido con agua al impactar masivamente contra la Tierra hace 3800 millones de años.
Vivimos en un planeta recubierto de mares y océanos, pero los científicos todavía no han conseguido aclarar de dónde procede este maravilloso compuesto, esencial para la vida tal y como la conocemos. El problema es que la Tierra se formó demasiado cerca del Sol y esta cercanía y el calor presente durante su formación habría hecho desaparecer todos los volátiles, incluida el agua, que estaba en forma de hielo en tiempos previos. Por esta razón se propuso que el agua vendría a la Tierra más tarde a bordo de cometas cuando estos impactaban con frecuencia sobre la misma. Lo malo es que la composición isotópica del agua terrestre no concuerda con la de los hielos de cometas estudiados por las sondas espaciales...

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Así será el primer vehículo submarino autónomo verdaderamente grande y por eso lo llaman submarino robótico…

Así será el primer vehículo submarino autónomo verdaderamente grande y por eso lo llaman submarino robótico Orca
La Marina de Estados Unidos ha otorgado a Boeing un contrato de 43 millones de dólares para construir cuatro de sus vehículos submarinos no tripulados extra grandes (XLUUV). Construidos en asociación con Huntington Ingalls Industries, los submarinos no tripulados de 15,5 m de largo operarán en entornos de aguas azules gracias a los sistemas de navegación autónomos y un módulo de combustible que ofrece un alcance de 12,038 km...

Así será el primer vehículo submarino autónomo verdaderamente grande y por eso lo llaman submarino robótico Orca
La Marina de Estados Unidos ha otorgado a Boeing un contrato de 43 millones de dólares para construir cuatro de sus vehículos submarinos no tripulados extra grandes (XLUUV). Construidos en asociación con Huntington Ingalls Indu...

AMD Ryzen 3000 Desktop CPUs, Radeon Navi GPUs and X570 Motherboards With PCIe Gen 4.0 Allegedly Launching…

AMD Ryzen 3000 Desktop CPUs, Radeon Navi GPUs and X570 Motherboards With PCIe Gen 4.0 Allegedly Launching on 7th July
We may have little details about AMD’s upcoming Ryzen 3000 CPUs and Radeon Navi GPUs but it looks like we may be hearing a lot more about them sooner rather than later. According to a new report from RedGamingTech, they have been told that AMD will be launching three new product platforms which include Ryzen 3000, X570 and Radeon Navi in July...

AMD Ryzen 3000 CPUs, X570 & Radeon Navi GPUs Launch on 7th July
AMD might be launching their upcoming 7nm Ryzen 3000 CPUs on the X570 platform and Radeon Navi GPUs on 7th July as alleged in a rumor.

NASA Chief: SpaceX’s Starship Tougher Than Any NASA Project, Ever

NASA Chief: SpaceX’s Starship Tougher Than Any NASA Project, Ever
Elon Musk's Mars plan is "orders of magnitude" harder than any NASA project in history, a NASA leader warned...

NASA Chief: SpaceX’s Starship Tougher Than Any NASA Project, Ever
Elon Musk's Mars plan is "orders of magnitude" harder than any NASA project in history, a NASA leader warned.

Statistician raises red flag about reliability of machine learning techniques

Statistician raises red flag about reliability of machine learning techniques
Machine learning is everywhere in science and technology: powering facial recognition, picking your recommendations on Netflix, and controlling self-driving cars. But how reliable are machine learning techniques really? A statistician says that the answer is “not very,” arguing that questions of accuracy and reproducability of machine learning have not been fully addressed...

Statistician Raises Red Flag about Reliability of Machine Learning | Digital Trends

Apple releasing ‘all-new’ 16-inch MacBook Pro and 32-inch 6K monitor this year, says report

Apple releasing ‘all-new’ 16-inch MacBook Pro and 32-inch 6K monitor this year, says report
Apple is planning an “all-new” MacBook Pro design for this year, well-connected analyst Ming-Chi Kuo has said in a research note obtained by MacRumors. The lineup is reportedly led by a model with a screen of between 16 and 16.5 inches, which would make it the biggest screen in a Mac notebook since the 17-inch models stopped being sold in 2012. Kuo says the lineup may also include a 13-inch model with support for 32GB of RAM; right now only the 15-inch MacBook Pro can be configured with that amount of memory...

Apple releasing ‘all-new’ 16-inch MacBook Pro and 32-inch 6K monitor this year, says report
A big year for Mac hardware.

Year in space puts astronaut’s immune system on high alert, changes gene activity

Year in space puts astronaut's immune system on high alert, changes gene activity
Nearly a year in space put astronaut Scott Kelly’s immune system on high alert and changed the activity of some of his genes compared to his Earth-bound identical twin, researchers said Friday. Scientists don’t know if the changes were good or bad but results from a unique NASA twins study are raising new questions for doctors as the space agency aims to send people to Mars. Tests of the genetic doubles gave scientists a never-before opportunity to track details of human biology, such as how an astronaut’s genes turn on and off in space differently than at home. One puzzling change announced Friday at a science conference: Kelly’s immune system was hyperactivated...

Year in space puts astronaut's immune system on high alert, changes gene activity- Technology News, Firstpost
These changes are raising new questions for doctors as the space agency aims to send people to Mars.

Ubuntu 18.04.2 LTS Is Here With New Hardware Enablement Stack

Ubuntu 18.04.2 LTS Is Here With New Hardware Enablement Stack
Canonical has finally released the second point release of its Ubuntu 18.04 Bionic Beaver LTS operating system. Ubuntu 18.04.2 follows Ubuntu 18.04.1 LTS, which arrived last year in July...

Ubuntu 18.04.2 LTS Is Here With New Hardware Enablement Stack
Canonical has finally released the second point release of its Ubuntu 18.04 Bionic Beaver LTS operating system. Ubuntu 18.04.2 follows Ubuntu 18.04.1 LTS, which

New Zealand will conduct own assessment of Huawei equipment risk: PM

New Zealand will conduct own assessment of Huawei equipment risk: PM
New Zealand will independently assess the risk of using China’s Huawei Technologies in 5G networks, Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern said on Monday after a report suggested that British precautions could be used by other nations...

New Zealand will conduct own assessment of Huawei equipment risk: PM
New Zealand will independently assess the risk of using China's Huawei Tech...

OpenAI built a text generator so good, it’s considered too dangerous to release

OpenAI built a text generator so good, it’s considered too dangerous to release
A storm is brewing over a new language model, built by non-profit artificial intelligence research company OpenAI, which it says is so good at generating convincing, well-written text that it’s worried about potential abuse. That’s angered some in the community, who have accused the company of reneging on a promise not to close off its research...

OpenAI built a text generator so good, it’s considered too dangerous to release – TechCrunch

How elite investors use artificial intelligence and machine learning to gain an edge

How elite investors use artificial intelligence and machine learning to gain an edge
Artificial intelligence and machine learning might sound like the stuff of sci-fi movies. But hedge funds, major banks and private equity firms are already deploying next-generation technologies to gain an edge. Citigroup (C) uses machine learning to make portfolio recommendations to clients. High-frequency trading firms rely on machine learning tools to rapidly read and react to financial markets. And quant shops like PanAgora Asset Management have developed complex algorithms to test sophisticated investment ideas...

How elite investors use artificial intelligence and machine learning to gain an edge - CNN
Artificial intelligence and machine learning might sound like the stuff of sci-fi movies. But hedge funds, major banks and private equity firms are already deploying next-generation technologies to gain an edge.

Renewable Energy Project In Oregon Will Combine Wind, Solar, & Storage

Renewable Energy Project In Oregon Will Combine Wind, Solar, & Storage
A consortium composed of Portland General Electric and NextEra Energy will construct and operate a new renewable energy facility in eastern Oregon. Dubbed the Wheatland Renewable Energy Facility, it will feature 120 wind turbines capable of producing 300 megawatts of electricity in addition to 50 megawatts of solar power. What is unique about Wheatland is that in addition to co-locating wind and solar at the same site, it will also feature 30 megawatts of battery storage onsite as well...

Renewable Energy Project In Oregon Will Combine Wind, Solar, & Storage | CleanTechnica
PGE and NextEra Energy are building a new renewable energy facility in eastern Oregon that will combine wind, solar, and battery storage for the first time in the state. When completed, it will boost PGE's renewable energy portfolio to more than 50%.

Study of analog crews in isolation reveals weak spots for Mission to Mars

Study of analog crews in isolation reveals weak spots for Mission to Mars
The Northwestern researchers have been culling data from the Human Experimentation Research Analog (HERA) at Houston's Johnson Space Center. HERA's capsule simulator houses crews for up to 45 days; a mock mission control outside the capsule augments the realism with sound effects, vibrations and communication delays. Those on the inside undergo sleep deprivation and try to perform tasks. The researchers collect moment-to-moment metrics about individual performance, moods, psychosocial adaptation and more...

Study of analog crews in isolation reveals weak spots for Mission to Mars
Northwestern University researchers are developing a predictive model to help NASA anticipate conflicts and communication breakdowns among crew members and head off problems that could make or break the Mission to Mars.

Meteorite source in asteroid belt not a single debris field

Meteorite source in asteroid belt not a single debris field
A new study published online in Meteoritics and Planetary Science finds that our most common meteorites, those known as L chondrites, come from at least two different debris fields in the asteroid belt. The belt contains many debris fields created from former dwarf planets, or dwarf planets in the making, that collided long ago. These fragments, called asteroids, continue to collide, producing the meteorites that fall to Earth today...

Meteorite source in asteroid belt not a single debris field
A new study published online in Meteoritics and Planetary Science finds that our most common meteorites, those known as L chondrites, come from at least two different debris fields in the asteroid belt. The belt contains many debris fields created from former dwarf planets, or dwarf planets in the making, that collided long ago. These fragments, called asteroids, continue to collide, producing the meteorites that fall to Earth today.

Sensors and Machine Learning Are Giving Robots a Sixth Sense

Sensors and Machine Learning Are Giving Robots a Sixth Sense
According to some scientists, humans really do have a sixth sense. There’s nothing supernatural about it: the sense of proprioception tells you about the relative positions of your limbs and the rest of your body. Close your eyes, block out all sound, and you can still use this internal “map” of your external body to locate your muscles and body parts – you have an innate sense of the distances between them, and the perception of how they’re moving, above and beyond your sense of touch...

Sensors and Machine Learning Are Giving Robots a Sixth Sense
Robots with chemical sensors could be highly accurate in smell and taste, but building in a robot’s sense of itself and its body is far more difficult.

Experimental satellite successfully uses harpoon to skewer space junk

Experimental satellite successfully uses harpoon to skewer space junk
An experimental satellite has brought us one step closer to cleaning up our act in space by harpooning a piece of simulated debris in low Earth orbit. The University of Surrey's RemoveDEBRIS technology demonstrator satellite deployed a target panel at the end of a 1.5 m (4.9 ft) boom, then skewered it with a metal harpoon traveling at 20 m/s (44.7 mph, 72 km/h) as part of a series of experiments to test various space debris clean up techniques...

Experimental satellite successfully uses harpoon to skewer space junk
Space has the prospect of one day getting a bit cleaner as a satellite harpooned a piece of simulated debris in low Earth orbit. The RemoveDEBRIS technology demonstrator deployed a target panel at the end of a boom, then skewered it with a metal harpoon traveling at 20 m/s (44.7 mph, 72 km/h).

Chandra X-ray telescope uncovers evidence of the universe’s missing matter

Chandra X-ray telescope uncovers evidence of the universe’s missing matter
There’s a puzzle that has been taxing astronomers for many years: Where is all of the matter in the universe? You might think that it would be hard to miss, but observations of the universe have turned up only around two thirds of the regular matter that is known to exist due to mathematical models. So where is the other third?...

Chandra X-Ray Telescope Finds Evidence of Universe's Missing Matter | Digital Trends

Unless modern CPU design changes significantly, side-channel attack vectors aren’t going anywhere

Unless modern CPU design changes significantly, side-channel attack vectors aren't going anywhere
In a recent white paper, researchers with Google security analyzed the continued prevalence and viability of side-channel vulnerabilities. Spectre and Meltdown gained notoriety last year, and fall into a class of attacks known as side-channel attacks -- specifically, side-channel attacks that prey upon CPU's speculative execution functionality. Ultimately, they found that speculative vulnerabilities present a challenge that no software or code-based mitigation can truly address. The conclusion is that all processors that employ speculative execution will remain vulnerable at a hardware level, and the only magic bullet is a significant change in CPU design, leading to more secure hardware and the isolation of hardware and operating system processes...

Unless modern CPU design changes significantly, side-channel attack vectors aren't going anywhere
In a recent white paper, researchers with Google security analyzed the continued prevalence and viability of side-channel vulnerabilities. Spectre and Meltdown gained notoriety last year, and fall into a class of attacks known as side-channel attacks -- specifically, side-channel attacks…

In the blink of an eye: Astronomers seek backup to capture strange stellar blackout

In the blink of an eye: Astronomers seek backup to capture strange stellar blackout
A rare and fleeting stellar blackout is being hailed by astronomers as the perfect opportunity to ask budding stargazers for help in accurately plotting the brightest object we can see from Earth...

In the blink of an eye: Astronomers seek backup to capture strange stellar blackout
A rare and fleeting stellar blackout is being hailed by astronomers as the perfect opportunity to ask budding stargazers for help in accurately plotting the brightest object we can see from Earth.

China rica y poderosa: La “nueva normalidad” de Xi Jinping

China rica y poderosa: La “nueva normalidad” de Xi Jinping
La potencia asiática sigue siendo la economía más dinámica del globo y, por su tamaño, la más determinante de la actual fase de la economía mundial a la que contribuye casi con un tercio de su expansión...

China rica y poderosa | La “nueva normalidad” de Xi Jinping
La potencia asiática sigue siendo la economía más dinámica del globo y, por su tamaño, la más determinante de la actual fase de la economía mundial a la que contribuye casi con un tercio de su expansión.