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Laying the Groundwork For Data-Driven Science

Slashdot - 2 hours 20 min ago
aarondubrow writes The ability to collect and analyze massive amounts of data is transforming science, industry and everyday life. But what we've seen so far is likely just the tip of the iceberg. As part of an effort to improve the nation's capacity in data science, NSF today announced $31 million in new funding to support 17 innovative projects under the Data Infrastructure Building Blocks (DIBBs) program, including data infrastructure for education, ecology and geophysics. "Each project tests a critical component in a future data ecosystem in conjunction with a research community of users," said said Irene Qualters, division director for Advanced Cyberinfrastructure at NSF. "This assures that solutions will be applied and use-inspired."

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Leaked Docs Reveal List of 30 Countries Hacked On Orders of FBI Informant Sabu

Slashdot - 4 hours 20 min ago
blottsie writes A Federal Bureau of Investigation informant targeted more than two dozen countries in a series of high-profile cyberattacks in 2012. The names of many of those countries have remained secret, under seal by a court order—until now. A cache of leaked IRC chat logs and other documents obtained by the Daily Dot reveals the 30 countries—including U.S. partners, such as the United Kingdom and Australia—tied to cyberattacks carried out under the direction of Hector Xavier Monsegur, better known as Sabu, who served as an FBI informant at the time of the attacks.

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​The Dual Display Workspace Under the Stairs

Lifehacker.com - 4 hours 20 min ago

That awkward area under the stairs is prime real estate for a desk, we've seen time and again . Today's featured workspace follows that theme, with a setup that involves two Thunderbolt displays, a musical keyboard, and an Apple Mac Pro.

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Leaked Docs Reveal List of 30 Countries Hacked On Orders of FBI Informant Sabu

Slashdot - 4 hours 20 min ago
blottsie writes A Federal Bureau of Investigation informant targeted more than two dozen countries in a series of high-profile cyberattacks in 2012. The names of many of those countries have remained secret, under seal by a court order—until now. A cache of leaked IRC chat logs and other documents obtained by the Daily Dot reveals the 30 countries—including U.S. partners, such as the United Kingdom and Australia—tied to cyberattacks carried out under the direction of Hector Xavier Monsegur, better known as Sabu, who served as an FBI informant at the time of the attacks.

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Verizon Wireless Caves To FCC Pressure, Says It Won't Throttle 4G Users

Slashdot - 5 hours 1 min ago
MetalliQaZ writes Verizon Wireless was scheduled to begin throttling certain LTE users today as part of an expanded "network optimization" program, but has decided not to follow through with the controversial plan after criticism from Federal Communications Commission Chairman Tom Wheeler. All major carriers throttle certain users when cell sites get too congested, but Wheeler and consumer advocates objected to how carriers choose which customers to throttle. The fact that Verizon was throttling only unlimited data users showed that it was trying to boost its profits rather than implementing a reasonable network management strategy, Wheeler said.

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Verizon Wireless Caves To FCC Pressure, Says It Won't Throttle 4G Users

Slashdot - 5 hours 1 min ago
MetalliQaZ writes Verizon Wireless was scheduled to begin throttling certain LTE users today as part of an expanded "network optimization" program, but has decided not to follow through with the controversial plan after criticism from Federal Communications Commission Chairman Tom Wheeler. All major carriers throttle certain users when cell sites get too congested, but Wheeler and consumer advocates objected to how carriers choose which customers to throttle. The fact that Verizon was throttling only unlimited data users showed that it was trying to boost its profits rather than implementing a reasonable network management strategy, Wheeler said.

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This Video Puts 14 Frugal Life Hacks to the Test

Lifehacker.com - 5 hours 20 min ago

In this video, John Green from Mental Floss is back to test 14 popular money saving hacks that are slinking around the internet. More of them pass than you might expect.

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Study: Compound Found In Beer Boosts Brain Function

Slashdot - 5 hours 25 min ago
An anonymous reader writes Researchers have found that a chemical found in hops may actually improve memory. Unfortunately, a person would need to drink 3,520 pints of beer a day to get a high enough dose of the chemical to boost their brain power. A daunting task for even the most enthusiastic Oktoberfest participant. From the article: "Researchers at Oregon State University discovered that doses of xanthohumol, a flavonoid found in hops, improved memory and thinking in a lucky group of mice. Flavonoids are a class of compounds present in plants, known to have numerous health benefits. Last year, researchers discovered that a flavonoid found in celery and artichokes could potentially fight pancreatic cancer. The researchers treated the mice with dietary supplements of xanthohumol over the course of eight weeks. Their goal was to determine if xanthohumol could affect palmitoylation, a naturally occurring process in animals (including humans) that's associated with memory degradation. The mice then went through a series of tests—including the popular Morris water maze—to gauge whether or not the treatments had improved their spatial memory and cognitive flexibility. For the younger mice in the group, it worked. But on the older mice, unfortunately, the xanthohumol didn't seem to have any effect."

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DARPA Technology Could Uncover Counterfeit Microchips

Slashdot - 5 hours 45 min ago
coondoggie writes The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency said this week one of its contractors, working on one of the agency's anti-counterfeit projects has developed and deployed what it calls an Advanced Scanning Optical Microscope that can scan integrated circuits by using an extremely narrow infrared laser beam, to probe microelectronic circuits at nanometer levels, revealing information about chip construction as well as the function of circuits at the transistor level.

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Enchant Your Desktop with These Starry Night Wallpapers

Lifehacker.com - 5 hours 50 min ago

There's something invigorating and deeply moving about a clear night sky when you can see the stars and moon. No wonder starry nights make for such great photography subjects...and, thus, desktop wallpapers. Here's a selection for you to download.

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Will Windows 10 Finally Address OS Decay?

Slashdot - 6 hours 27 min ago
colinneagle (2544914) writes The real question on my mind is whether Windows 10 will finally address a problem that has plagued pretty much every Windows OS since at least 95: the decay of the system over time. As you add and remove apps, as Windows writes more and more temporary and junk files, over time, a system just slows down. I'm sure many of you have had the experience of taking a five-year-old PC, wiping it clean, putting the exact same OS on as it had before, and the PC is reborn, running several times faster than it did before the wipe. It's the same hardware, same OS, but yet it's so fast. This slow degeneration is caused by daily use, apps, device drive congestion (one of the tell-tale signs of a device driver problem is a PC that takes forever to shut down) and also hardware failure. If a disk develops bad sectors, it has to work around them. Even if you try aggressively to maintain your system, eventually it will slow, and very few people aggressively maintain their system. So I wonder if Microsoft has found a solution to this. Windows 8 was supposed to have some good features for maintaining the OS and preventing slowdown. I wouldn't know; like most people, I avoided Windows 8 like the plague. It would be the most welcomed feature of Windows 10 if I never had to do another backup, disk wipe, and reinstall."

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"That's How Knowledge Works: It Builds Up, Like Compound Interest"

Lifehacker.com - 6 hours 50 min ago

We've all heard the phrase "knowledge is power." The more knowledge you can acquire, the more power and ability you have to take on life's problems. The problem, though, isn't how much knowledge is out there, but how curious you are and how willing you are to go get it.

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Here's What Windows 10 Looks and Feels Like

Lifehacker.com - 6 hours 55 min ago

The Windows 10 technical preview is out with a peek of some new upcoming features. If you don't feel like installing it yourself , this video walkthrough should give you a brief idea of what it looks and feels like.

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Most Popular Gift Registry Site: CheckedTwice

Lifehacker.com - 7 hours 1 min ago

If you're building a registry for a wedding, a shower, a graduation, or just holiday shopping, you have tons of choices. Last week we asked you for your favorites , then rounded up the five best gift registry sites and put them to a vote. Now it's time to crown our winner.

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Factory IoT Saves Intel $9 Million

Slashdot - 7 hours 10 min ago
jfruh writes Want a good way to sell someone a new technology? Prove to them that you believe in it enough to use it yourself. Intel has been trying to get customers to buy into the concept of the "Internet of Things," in which tiny distributed networked sensors would improve manufacturing processes. To prove its point, they implemented such a system in one of their Malaysian factories, and claimed $9 million in savings.

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Everything You Need to Know About Tire Safety In One Handy Graphic

Lifehacker.com - 7 hours 50 min ago

Your vehicle's tires not only hold the weight of your car, but also the safety of you and your family. This graphic gives you all the information you need for caring for your tires and knowing when it's time to replace them.

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The "Man In the Moon" Was Created By Mega Volcano

Slashdot - 7 hours 53 min ago
astroengine writes Whenever you look up at the near side of the moon, you see a face looking back at you. This is the "Man in the Moon" and it has inspired many questions about how it could have formed. There has been some debate as to how this vast feature — called Oceanus Procellarum, which measures around 1,800 miles wide — was created. But after using gravity data from NASA's twin GRAIL spacecraft, researchers have found compelling evidence that it was formed in the wake of a mega volcanic eruption and not the location of a massive asteroid strike.

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Tweetbot Adds Interactive Notifications and Extension Support

Lifehacker.com - 8 hours 20 min ago

iOS: Tweetbot, our favorite Twitter client for the iPhone , has been updated with some great new iOS 8 features today, including extension support and interactive notifications.

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Boeing Told To Replace Cockpit Screens Affected By Wi-Fi

Slashdot - 8 hours 36 min ago
Rambo Tribble writes The Federal Aviation Administration has ordered Boeing to replace Honeywell-built cockpit screens that could be affected by wi-fi transmissions. Additionally, the FAA has expressed concerns that other frequencies, such as used by air surveillance and weather radar, could disrupt the displays. The systems involved report airspeed, altitude, heading and pitch and roll to the crew, and the agency stated that a failure could cause a crash. Meanwhile, the order is said to affect over 1,300 aircraft, and some airlines are balking, since the problem has never been seen in operation, that the order presents "a high, and unnecessary, financial burden on operators".

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