A long article on the scientific bonanza that can be found in amber from Myanmar, but also on the ethics of buying amber from that conflict zone.
This looks like an impressive 'magic' trick, but it's all down to the physics of friction. Creating tennis ball 'towers'.
You can’t hide where your emissions are coming from.
"A mysterious rebound in the emissions of ozone-depleting chemicals – despite a global ban stretching back almost a decade – has been traced to eastern China."
We shipped curl 7.65.0. Two security fixes, 119 bug-fixes by 50 contributors (24 new!) in 56 days. https://daniel.haxx.se/blog/2019/05/22/curl-7-65-0-dances-in/
The UK apparently as a problem with Visa applications from Africans. Here's a post about a group of African researchers denied Visas to attend a UK conference on pandemics for unknown reasons.
The story of the doctor at Singapore's National Centre for Infectious Diseases (NCID) who identified the first local case of Monkeypox.
A look at the elegant Olivetti's ELEA 9003 mainframe and how mainframe history might have been different if Olivetti had not suffered some bad luck at the time.
Of course, Google will now shut down GSuite due to this leak. That's what it did to Google+ right? ;-)
The downside of having accurate sensors: they can be accurate enough to fingerprint you.
"Our attack uses data gathered from the accelerometer, gyroscope and magnetometer sensors found in smartphones to construct a globally unique fingerprint. [...] The attack takes less than one second to generate a fingerprint which never changes, even after a factory reset."
Some pictures of the new Funan mall in Singapore. It's bigger with other features like a Kinetic Wall art, a bicycle hub and an urban farm.
Tagging people who have commented in my previous post on the mall:
Not sure if this is interesting or more of a gimmick.
"The revamped [Singapore] Funan [mall] will feature a 200m indoor cycling path that runs through and around the complex, making it the first mall in Singapore to allow cyclists and users of personal mobility devices (PMDs) to ride through it."
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