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LIGO gravitational waves: Black hole detectors to get upgrade

LIGO gravitational waves: Black hole detectors to get upgrade
The LIGO Louisiana lab that detected gravitational waves is in line for an upgrade. The UK and US governments will spend £25m upgrading the machines that made the historic first detection of gravitational waves in 2015…

Black hole detectors to get big upgrade
The UK and US governments announce a £25m project to improve the sensitivity of the LIGO facilities.

What exactly is a black hole?

What exactly is a black hole?What is a black hole? In an article that has just appeared in the journal Nature Astronomy, LMU philosopher Erik Curiel shows that physicists use different definitions of the concept, depending on their own particular field…

NASA heading back to Moon soon, and this time to stay

NASA heading back to Moon soon, and this time to stay
NASA is accelerating plans to return Americans to the Moon, and this time, the US space agency says it will be there to stay. Jim Bridenstine, NASA’s administrator, told reporters Thursday that the agency plans to speed up plans backed by President Donald Trump to return to the moon, using private companies. “It’s important that we get back to the moon as fast as possible,” said Bridenstine in a meeting at NASA’s Washington headquarters, adding he hoped to have astronauts back there by 2028…

NASA heading back to Moon soon, and this time to stay
NASA is accelerating plans to return Americans to the Moon, and this time, the US space agency says it will be there to stay.

‘Pied Piper’ device lures tumors out of the brain in ‘game changing’ breakthrough (VIDEO)

‘Pied Piper’ device lures tumors out of the brain in ‘game changing’ breakthrough (VIDEO)
The Tumor Monorail, a device which tricks aggressive brain tumors into leaving the brain into an external container, making them far easier to treat and kill, has been described as a “breakthrough device” by the FDA…

‘Pied Piper’ device lures tumors out of the brain in ‘game changing’ breakthrough (VIDEO)
The Tumor Monorail, a device which tricks aggressive brain tumors into leaving the brain into an external container, making them far easier to treat and kill, has been described as a “breakthrough device” by the FDA.

Yes, Netflix recorded and saved all the choices you made watching the ‘Bandersnatch’ movie

Yes, Netflix recorded and saved all the choices you made watching the ‘Bandersnatch’ movie
When Netflix released its choose-your-own-adventure ‘Black Mirror: Bandersnatch’ movie in December, viewers joked that the streaming service might be using it as an experiment to harvest data. Well, it turns out they were right…

Yes, Netflix recorded and saved all the choices you made watching the ‘Bandersnatch’ movie
When Netflix released its choose-your-own-adventure ‘Black Mirror: Bandersnatch’ movie in December, viewers joked that the streaming service might be using it as an experiment to harvest data. Well, it turns out they were right.

Ubuntu 18.04.2 LTS Released with Linux Kernel 4.18 from Ubuntu 18.10, More

Ubuntu 18.04.2 LTS Released with Linux Kernel 4.18 from Ubuntu 18.10, More
After a one-week delay, Canonical released today the second point release of its latest LTS (Long Term Support) operating system series, Ubuntu 18.04.2 LTS (Bionic Beaver). Initially planned for release on February 7th, 2019, the Ubuntu 18.04.2 LTS operating system has been delayed by Canonical until Valentine’s Day, February 14th, due to a bug in the Linux 4.18 kernel inherited from Ubuntu 18.10 (Cosmic Cuttlefish) causing boot failures with certain graphics chipsets…

Ubuntu 18.04.2 LTS Released with Linux Kernel 4.18 from Ubuntu 18.10, More
Includes updated graphics stacks from Ubuntu 18.10 as well

How to do math on the Linux command line

How to do math on the Linux command lineThere are quite a few interesting commands for doing math on Linux systems, including the expr, factor, jot, and bc commands…How to do math on the Linux command lineHow to use the expr, factor, jot, and bc comm…

Update now! Microsoft and Adobe’s February 2019 Patch Tuesday is here

Update now! Microsoft and Adobe’s February 2019 Patch Tuesday is here
Internet Explorer (IE) may have launched way back in 1995 but nearly a quarter of a century later it’s still creating work for Microsoft and Windows users. Take February’s Patch Tuesday, a highlight of which is a bona fide IE 10 and 11 zero-day said by Microsoft to be under active exploit by cybercriminals…

Update now! Microsoft and Adobe’s February 2019 Patch Tuesday is here
Internet Explorer (IE) may have launched way back in 1995 but nearly a quarter of a century later it’s still creating work for Microsoft and Windows users.

Google paid out $3.4m in bug bounties last year

Google paid out $3.4m in bug bounties last yearA 19-year-old researcher from Uruguay; a restaurant owner from Cluj, Romania; and a Cambridge professor: these are just three of the 317 researchers who were rewarded for reporting vulnerabilities and help…

Crean el primer tejido que se adapta a las condiciones ambientales

Crean el primer tejido que se adapta a las condiciones ambientales
Científicos han creado el primer textil capaz de regular automáticamente la temperatura corporal dependiendo de las condiciones de humedad y temperatura del ambiente. El tejido se adapta para dejar pasar la radiación infrarroja del cuerpo según las circunstancias…

Crean el primer tejido que se adapta a las condiciones ambientales
Científicos han creado el primer textil capaz de regular automáticamente la temperatura corporal dependiendo de las condiciones de humedad y temperatura del ambiente. El tejido se adapta para dejar pasar la radiación infrarroja del cuerpo según las circunstancias.

LG’s G8 uses its OLED screen for audio too

LG’s G8 uses its OLED screen for audio too
Even though we’ve likely seen all of the outside of LG’s next flagship phone, there’s still a lot to learn about the G8 ThinQ and the company is sticking to its custom by slowly releasing info as we near its MWC 2019 launch…

LG’s G8 uses its OLED screen for audio too
LG’s Crystal Sound OLED vibrates the screen to create ‘full-bodied stereo performance.’

NASA’s SPHEREx mission will investigate the origins of the universe

NASA’s SPHEREx mission will investigate the origins of the universe
NASA has announced a new space telescope mission dedicated to understanding the origins of life and the universe. It’s called the Spectro-Photometer for the History of the Universe, Epoch of Reionization and Ices Explorer or SPHEREx, for short…

NASA’s SPHEREx mission will investigate the origins of the universe
NASA has announced the SPHEREx space telescope mission, slated for launch in 2023.

Google anuncia una inversión de 13.000 millones de dólares para centros de datos y oficinas

Google anuncia una inversión de 13.000 millones de dólares para centros de datos y oficinas
Esto le permitirá crecer por Estados Unidos, con nuevos centros de datos en lugares como Ohio, Nebraska, Texas, Virginia y Nevada…

Google anuncia una inversión de 13.000 millones de dólares para centros de datos y oficinas

Black Mirror: Bandersnatch en realidad fue un experimento de minería de datos

Black Mirror: Bandersnatch en realidad fue un experimento de minería de datos
Han pasado suficientes semanas desde el momento de furor detonado por Black Mirror: Bandersnatch. A estas alturas medio mundo ya jugó con la película interactiva; y descubrió el final destinado a las decisiones tomadas por ellos. Pero parece que eso sólo era el principio de una retorcida historia que parece extenderse más allá de la pantalla. Y que involucraría la privacidad de cada incauto que se sumergió a esa cinta. De acuerdo con un reporte de Motherboard, en realidad Netflix guardaría un registro de absolutamente todas las decisiones tomadas por cada uno de los usuarios de la plataforma…

¡Escándalo! Black Mirror: Bandersnatch en realidad fue un experimento de minería de datos
Netflix habría almacenado cada una de las decisiones tomadas por sus usuarios en Black Mirror: Bandersnatch. Y tiene una justificación para ello.

Hackers can stop or speed up Xiaomi’s M365 electric scooter

Hackers can stop or speed up Xiaomi’s M365 electric scooter
As if there weren’t enough safety concerns surrounding electric scooters, here’s a new one. Researchers at mobile security firm Zimperium discovered a bug in the Xiaomi M365 scooter that allows a hacker to remotely access the device…

Hackers can stop or speed up Xiaomi’s M365 electric scooter
Hackers can connect to scooters via Bluetooth and take control of the devices remotely.

Google Says It Scans 50 Billion Android Apps Every Day to Detect Malware

Google Says It Scans 50 Billion Android Apps Every Day to Detect Malware
Google has recently shared new data on its efforts to boost user security on Android, revealing that it’s paying much more attention to the applications that end up being available for download in the Play Store…

Google Says It Scans 50 Billion Android Apps Every Day to Detect Malware
Firm shares new data on security efforts on Android