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Abandoned Kola Superdeep Borehole

Abandoned Kola Superdeep Borehole

Abandoned Kola Superdeep Borehole The deepest bore hole in the world is located in the west of the Murmansk region, ten kilometers from the city of Zapolyarny and very close to the Norwegian border. The Soviet geological research project began in the midst of the Cold War, as a response to similar US exploration in…

Self-Driving Truck Loses Its Remote Connection, But Not Its Shot at Milestone Achievement

From his vantage point in a car a few dozen feet in front of a 20,000-pound big rig barreling along a Florida highway without anyone behind its wheel, Stefan Seltz-Axmacher felt like everything was going according to plan. As the founder of self-driving-truck startup Starsky Robotics, he had spent more than two years building to…
Caffeine and Cannabis Effects on Vital Neurotransmitters and Enzymes in the Brain Tissue of Juvenile Experimental Rats

Caffeine and Cannabis Effects on Vital Neurotransmitters and Enzymes in the Brain Tissue of...

Abstract Background Caffeine and cannabis are globally consumed and abused psychoactive substances. While caffeine is legally used in various forms, including in tea and coffee as beverages, it is also consumed in soda and energy drinks as additives. Cannabis, on the other hand, is considered illegal in most countries; albeit, it is being consumed globally…
Over 80 but as healthy as a 20-year-old

Over 80 but as healthy as a 20-year-old

Image caption Professor Norman Lazarus, aged 82, has the immune system of a 20 year old Doing lots of exercise in older age can prevent the immune system from declining and protect people against infections, scientists say. They followed 125 long-distance cyclists, some now in their 80s, and found they had the immune systems of…
A Career Cold Start Algorithm

A Career Cold Start Algorithm

Several times in my career, I’ve joined a team whose work was already well under way, where I had a massive knowledge deficit, and didn’t have pre-existing relationships. None of those excuses relieved me from the pressure I felt to establish myself and contribute. Over time, I realized that the natural instinct to push for…
3D Lightning

3D Lightning

Reddit is a great website, where the ability to share and discuss things on the web gives some great little discoveries. Things that would otherwise seem impossibly unlikely, like two people in completely different places getting a photo of the same lightning bolt, suddenly pop up all the time. Having two pictures of the exact same…
Ham radio operators are saving Puerto Rico

Ham radio operators are saving Puerto Rico

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Christopher Steele, the Man Behind the Trump Dossier

Christopher Steele, the Man Behind the Trump Dossier

In January, after a long day at his London office, Christopher Steele, the former spy turned private investigator, was stepping off a commuter train in Farnham, where he lives, when one of his two phones rang. He’d been looking forward to dinner at home with his wife, and perhaps a glass of wine. It had…
The metrics behind Spotify’s IPO

The metrics behind Spotify’s IPO

Spotify has revealed its intentions to go public with a novel “direct listing” approach. This means that the company will not embark on the usual roadshow, there will be no pre-defined opening share price and more freedom for existing stakeholders who want to sell their shares. This somewhat risky direct listing is likely to be…
Clicker Heroes maker compares new lawsuit from “patent troll” to extortion

Clicker Heroes maker compares new lawsuit from “patent troll” to extortion

Enlarge / This is a screen grab from the forthcoming Clicker Heroes 2. Playsaurus, a small Los Angeles-based game studio that makes Clicker Heroes and the upcoming Clicker Heroes 2, has recently been threatened with a lawsuit if it doesn’t pay $35,000 for a patent licensing fee to cover a patent for “electronic tokens.” In a…
How we discovered a database leak in one of the biggest Swiss hosting provider

How we discovered a database leak in one of the biggest Swiss hosting provider

During the development of our new security SaaS, allowing anyone to check the security level of its own servers, we ran tests on one of our own websites. Since the website is hosted by one of the biggest hosting provider in Switzerland, we didn’t expect to find any critical vulnerabilities. It turned out we were…
World-first firing of air-breathing electric thruster

World-first firing of air-breathing electric thruster

World-first firing of air-breathing electric thruster Air-breathing ion thruster 5 March 2018 In a world-first, an ESA-led team has built and fired an electric thruster to ingest scarce air molecules from the top of the atmosphere for propellant, opening the way to satellites flying in very low orbits for years on end. ESA’s GOCE gravity-mapper…

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