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Jun 9, 2020

This Is Why Black Holes Must Spin At Almost The Speed Of Light

Posted by in categories: cosmology, mathematics

Many of them are spinning at nearly the speed of light. When you do the math, there’s no other way it could have been.

Jun 9, 2020

Synthetic red blood cells mimic natural ones, plus have new abilities

Posted by in category: biotech/medical

Scientists have created blood cell replicas – using a combination of polymers and silica – which not only mimic the real thing, but are also capable of delivering new cargoes.

Jun 9, 2020

DARPA invites hackers to break hardware to make it more secure

Posted by in categories: cybercrime/malcode, military

For more than two years, the Pentagon’s research arm has been working with engineers to beef up the security of computer chips before they get deployed in weapons systems or other critical technologies.

Now, the research arm — the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) — is turning the hardware over to elite white-hat hackers who can earn up to $25,000 for bugs they find. The goal is to throw an array of attacks at the hardware so its foundations are more secure before production.

“We need the researchers to really roll their sleeves up and dig into what we’re doing and try to break it,” said Keith Rebello, a DARPA program manager. Hardware hacks often involve identifying vulnerabilities in how a computer chip handles information, like the flaw uncovered in Intel microprocessors in March that could have allowed attackers to run malicious code early in the boot process.

Jun 9, 2020

Cyberattack Shuts Down All Honda Factories Worldwide

Posted by in categories: cybercrime/malcode, quantum physics

Quantum computers could keep it secure like the dwave.

By now, the company is mostly back online.

Jun 9, 2020

Destiny 2: Beyond Light – Reveal Trailer

Posted by in categories: energy, space

Extreme graphics: 3.

A new power is born out of the ancient Pyramid ship above Europa’s frozen frontier, and a dark empire has risen beneath, united under the banner of the Fallen Kell of Darkness, Eramis. Join your fellow Guardians and bring down the empire at any cost – even if it means wielding the Darkness itself.
As the new threat emerges, so too does a mysterious new power – Stasis. Rooted in Darkness, Guardians will wield this new elemental power alongside Arc, Solar, and Void to dominate the battlefield. Titans, Warlocks, and Hunters each use Stasis in a different way, from slowing down foes with Stasis fields to encasing and shattering enemies with destructive might.

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Jun 9, 2020

Scientists Assert Electron Lifespan Is 5 Quintillion Times the Current Age of the Universe

Posted by in category: life extension

Circa 2015 o.o

Scientists didn’t actually see an electron decay, but they did manage to come up with some better numbers in relation to their longevity.

Jun 9, 2020

New Generation of Lightweight, Flexible Solar Cells and Display Screens Using Transparent Graphene Electrodes

Posted by in categories: solar power, sustainability

New roll-to-roll production method could enable lightweight, flexible solar devices and a new generation of display screens.

A new way of making large sheets of high-quality, atomically thin graphene could lead to ultra-lightweight, flexible solar cells, and to new classes of light-emitting devices and other thin-film electronics.

The new manufacturing process, which was developed at MIT and should be relatively easy to scale up for industrial production, involves an intermediate “buffer” layer of material that is key to the technique’s success. The buffer allows the ultrathin graphene sheet, less than a nanometer (billionth of a meter) thick, to be easily lifted off from its substrate, allowing for rapid roll-to-roll manufacturing.

Jun 9, 2020

Watch Crew Dragon Astronaut’s First Interview From Space

Posted by in category: space travel

A week after their arrival, SpaceX Crew Dragon astronauts Doug Hurley and Bob Behnken have given their first interview from the International Space Station.

Jun 9, 2020

Prehistoric parasite is the oldest one ever found — frozen in action as it was 500 million years ago

Posted by in category: futurism

The Cambrian period was a time when every imaginable type of life-form evolved. Every imaginable life-form includes parasites. When exactly parasitism spawned is still a mystery, but it makes sense that parasites would have crawled out with all the other creatures that appeared during the burst of l…

Jun 9, 2020

5 trillion bytes a day: SpaceX engineers flash some facts about Starlink satellites

Posted by in categories: internet, satellites

SpaceX’s Starlink satellite constellation is still deep into testing mode, but it’s already generating 5 trillion bytes of data on a daily basis and getting software updates on a weekly basis.

Those are a couple of the nuggets coming from a weekend Reddit “Ask Me Anything” session featuring SpaceX’s software team.

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