Parker Probe's path through solar blast yields unparalleled space weather insights

NASA's Parker Solar Probe has racked up an impressive list of superlatives in its first five years of operations: It's the closest spacecraft to the sun, the fastest human-made object and the first mission to ever "touch the sun." | Continue reading | 6 minutes ago

Friday Poem

I keep lighting candles on my stoop and watching the wind snuff them out I keep thinking about Breonna Taylor asleep/ between fresh sheets/ I keep thinking/ about her skin cooling after a shower/ about her hair wrapped in a satin bonnet/ I think about what she may have dreamed th … | Continue reading | 12 minutes ago

Acast turns up criticism of Spotify’s ad analytics

In Podnews today: Triton's US podcast ranker is out; and we've news about the Edison Podcast Metrics ranker for the UK... Visit for all the podcasting news, and to get our daily newsletter. | Continue reading | 23 minutes ago

CloudWorld 2023 - Move over standardized global cloud HCM

How Darling Ingredients transformed its HCM function to a global operation with Oracle and Cognizant. | Continue reading | 23 minutes ago

Richard Feynman Lecture — “Los Alamos From Below”

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Meet Canonical at India Mobile Congress 2023

India Mobile Congress (IMC) is the largest telecom, media, and technology forum in Asia, jointly organised by India’s Department of Telecommunications and the country’s Cellular Operators Association. It is also the biggest networking event in India, establishing itself as a show … | Continue reading | 33 minutes ago

What Would Signal Life on Another Planet?

Astronomers have long debated what kind of chemistry might serve as a bona fide alien biosignature | Continue reading | 34 minutes ago

Ubuntu 23.10 Beta is Now Available to Download

A beta build of Ubuntu 23.10 is now available to download. This development milestone is intended for testing and feedback. It comes ahead of the scheduled stable release of Ubuntu 23.10 on October 12 – a mere 3 weeks away! It’s aim is to allow you and I to kick the proverbial ty … | Continue reading | 50 minutes ago

Hotel hackers redirect guests to fake to steal cards

Security researchers discovered a multi-step information stealing campaign where hackers breach the systems of hotels, booking sites, and travel agencies and then use their access to go after financial data belonging to customers. [...] | Continue reading | 53 minutes ago

Google Books - search results confuse reviewers with authors

Google Books is one of many projects that Google has forgotten about. There's no support available and, of course, it's impossible to send them a bug report. The best anyone can do is write a ranty blog post and hope it gets noticed. When I search for my name in Google Books, it … | Continue reading | 59 minutes ago

Rolling in style: The Priority E-Coast beach cruiser

Serving the Technologist for more than a decade. IT news, reviews, and analysis. | Continue reading | 1 hour ago

Painting on the edge: introduction to a series on blur

The human visual system seldom sees blur, and the great majority of paintings don’t show it either. This series explores the use of blur in paintings. | Continue reading | 1 hour ago

Audri’s shift into rock music on new EP “Sugar for the Flies”

Across the EP "Sugar for the Flies" Audri takes us on several journeys, sings about a wide variety of themes, and even gives us warnings and advice. | Continue reading | 1 hour ago

Flamenco y gato.

Flamenco y gato. | Continue reading | 1 hour ago

Edie Yvonne’s streak of greatness continues on “Queen Bee”

This time around, the wunderkind just released her latest track "Queen Bee", and it will not come alone: "Queen Bee" is also the soundtrack of an upcoming short film by Edie Yvonne about mean girls and their minions. | Continue reading | 1 hour ago

Project 1268 releases “Me Now Free”, a poignant song about searching one’s path in life

Project 1268 is a duo of best friends, who first met in high school and later rekindled their friendship in a later stage of their lives. | Continue reading | 1 hour ago

Revisit 51 Years of Giant Pandas at the National Zoo, From Beloved Babies to Fun in the Snow

The Panda House's eight occupants have played a key role in conservation efforts over the decades | Continue reading | 1 hour ago

ARO’s new single “I Fall in Love Too Many Times” is an honest and vulnerable take on the harder parts of herself

"I Fall in Love Too Many Times" is ARO's second release within just a few months, following the astounding debut "Let Me Go", and manages to keep up everything that worked so well at the same time that she dives deeper into herself. | Continue reading | 1 hour ago

Opinion: The Copyright Office is making a mistake on AI-generated art

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Retirement Abroad: How to Pick the Best International Retirement Destinations

You’ve worked hard your whole life. And if you’re like many people, you dream of the day you can start […] The post Retirement Abroad: How to Pick the Best International Retirement Destinations appeared first on ReadWrite. | Continue reading | 1 hour ago

Rocket Report: Two small launchers fail in flight; Soyuz crew flies to ISS

Serving the Technologist for more than a decade. IT news, reviews, and analysis. | Continue reading | 1 hour ago

Celebrate World Gorilla Day With 15 Primate Pictures

These highlights from the Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest feature our close “cousins” | Continue reading | 1 hour ago

Three good things: new state-of-the-art libraries

Featuring imagination-boosting design and inspiring workshops on all sorts of topics, these institutions go far beyond just books The post Three good things: new state-of-the-art libraries appeared first on Positive News. | Continue reading | 1 hour ago

Notes From the Neighborhood – Straight to The Point

Today’s entry will be short but only because time is being short with me. So, without any distractions, let’s get right down to the point.Shall we? And it’s not just here and now. It’s not just with you or with the way things are. This is me. Evolving and hopefully working out th … | Continue reading | 1 hour ago

The Important Dates Data Model

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Heavily accented Mandarin

In "Voice-activated lights" (9/20/23), we saw how difficult it is even for native speakers of Modern Standard Mandarin to understand other varieties, and can be thankful to Zeyao Wu, who comes from the area where the topolect in the film is spoken, for kindly identifying and tran … | Continue reading | 1 hour ago

Lavender Rodriguez’s new hyperpop queer anthem “Dysphoria”

"Dysphoria"by Lavender Rodriguez is the type of statement song that could only come from a place of queerness, and it's bound to become a hymn for queer people - especially the trans and non-binary youth. | Continue reading | 1 hour ago

Old wards and new against fake humans

Somebody’s taken Childish Gambino’s music video This is America (original, YouTube) and used some AI face-swapper software called FaceFusion to sub in Nicolas Cage. Here’s the result on X/Twitter. You don’t need to watch the whole thing – just the moment at 2m40s where Cage/Gambi … | Continue reading | 1 hour ago

The Equinox Is Not What You Think It Is

The equinox is not when day and night have equal lengths. Instead it’s something more nuanced but no less glorious | Continue reading | 1 hour ago

Catastrophic avian influenza reaches the Galapagos for the first time

Almost 200 years on from when Charles Darwin observed his Galapagos Islands finches, which became the emblems of his theory of evolution, birds in the region are again in the news for what many scientists warn could be the source of the next pandemic.Continue ReadingCategory: Bio … | Continue reading | 1 hour ago

S J Denney’s Adult Contemporary Folk Soft Rock Gem ‘The Trouble With Me’ EP

"The Trouble with Me" by S J Denney serves a nostalgic yet fresh sound that will undoubtedly resonate with fans of adult contemporary, soft rock, and singer-songwriter music. | Continue reading | 2 hours ago

Jan Lukas Gernert: NewsFlash 3.0

The next version of NewsFlash is ready. And it comes packed with so much new features and speed improvements + a new look, that the jump to version 3 is more than justified. Visual comparison to version 2.3 The most obvious difference is the use of the libadwaita 1.4 split views … | Continue reading | 2 hours ago

Inventor ponders ethics of wiring human brain tissue into computers

When you take 800,000 human brain cells, wire them into a biological hybrid computer chip, and demonstrate that it can learn faster than neural networks, people have questions. We speak to Dr. Brett Kagan, Chief Scientific Officer at Cortical Labs.Continue ReadingCategory: Comput … | Continue reading | 2 hours ago

Researchers show endangered parrot species is thriving in urban areas

A Texas A&M-led research team has discovered that a population of endangered red-crowned parrots is thriving in urban areas of South Texas. The parrots are a unique case, considering that many animal species are affected negatively by the expansion of human urban areas, which can … | Continue reading | 2 hours ago

My take - why the UK’s Net Zero delay is incompatible with ambitions for tech industry, AI leadership…and life on earth

Following this week's decision by the British Prime Minister to play politics over Net Zero goals, here's my (angry) take! | Continue reading | 2 hours ago

New FXComponents Library Released

A new library for Java / JavaFX has just been released. The library’s name is FXComponents and it is a Java library that contains a collection of new controls to be used in JavaFX applications. The post New FXComponents Library Released appeared first on foojay. | Continue reading | 2 hours ago

TGIF: Ennui the People

Americans are tired of politics. Senators are sick of suits. Right-wingers give up on war. Rupert Murdoch passes the baton. Plus, Lauren Boebert gets felt up on Broadway. | Continue reading | 2 hours ago

From Lex Luthor to Syndrome, five of sci-fi's best corporate villains

John Scalzi's new novel Starter Villain sees his hero inherit a villainous empire. Here, the science fiction author picks his favourite sci-fi baddies with a corporate leaning | Continue reading | 2 hours ago

Turtles that move in herds reveal the complex social lives of reptiles

The hicatee turtles of Belize appear to move around in groups even when they aren't feeding, providing evidence of social complexity in reptiles | Continue reading | 2 hours ago

Announcing the best lab liquid award

Research is in many ways a subject of debate. Ideas are presented with evidence and through repetition and discussion they are tested and examined. Every discovery or methodology in science is subject to inquiry, dissection and disagreement because that is at the very core, the p … | Continue reading | 2 hours ago

15 places on Earth that look like alien planets

These stunning locations feel out of this world, but are actually right here on Earth. | Continue reading | 2 hours ago

iPhone Journey – Day 17

While I’ve been enjoying many of the best fall coffee drinks around town the last few weeks, it’s wonderful to finally be walking into my favorite season this weekend. iPhone App: Snapseed Fall Drink of the Day: Biggby Coffee Chumpkin Latte – A wonderful combination of chai, pump … | Continue reading | 2 hours ago

Dream of the Russian tropics

Imperial Russia had little access to the bountiful tropics that other empires enjoyed. So it created its own in the Caucasus - by Oleksandr Polianichev Read at Aeon | Continue reading | 2 hours ago

Britannia waives the rules? The UK is a ‘buccaneer’ when it comes to tech regulation, claims Brexit leader

Did the UK’s Brexit tsar really mean to suggest that Britain is a pirate when it comes to encouraging innovation? | Continue reading | 2 hours ago

Cisco spunks $28 billion on Splunk - CEO Chuck Robbins explains why

Coming together to create one of the biggest software companies in the market... | Continue reading | 2 hours ago

"Extraterrestrial" Space Crystal set to land in China

OPEN Architecture has made a habit of designing extraordinary projects, such as the rocky Chapel of Sound and sundial-like Sun Tower, and this is set to continue with its newly revealed Space Crystal. Likened to an extraterrestrial-like object that's landed in a park by the firm, … | Continue reading | 2 hours ago

[Repost] Out of the Trees

In 1976, Graham Chapman and Douglas Adams made a single episode of a sketch comedy show which was broadcast only once before the master tapes were destroyed. It took significant work to recover, but that's small potatoes compared to the ephemeral media we create today. | Continue reading | 3 hours ago

Novel nanoribbons could improve battery & solar cell efficiency

Researchers have created a new family of nanomaterials by alloying phosphorus with arsenic to create single-atom-thick ribbons that are highly conductive, making them ideal candidates for use in next-generation batteries, solar cells and quantum computers.Continue ReadingCategory … | Continue reading | 3 hours ago