NASA Study Proposes Airships, Cloud Cities For Venus Exploration

An anonymous reader writes: IEEE Spectrum reports on a study out of NASA exploring the idea that manned missions to Venus are possible if astronauts deploy and live in airships once they arrive. Since the atmospheric pressure at the surface is 92 times that of Earth,

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NASA Study Proposes Airships, Cloud Cities For Venus Exploration

An anonymous reader writes: IEEE Spectrum reports on a study out of NASA exploring the idea that manned missions to Venus are possible if astronauts deploy and live in airships once they arrive. Since the atmospheric pressure at the surface is 92 times that of Earth,

We've Had Some Amazing Trips to Venus and It's Time to Go Back

After decades of neglect, Venus might just be making a comeback. Late last month, NASA announced five finalists for the next low-cost space probes; two of them are missions to Venus.Read more...

Supreme Court Gives Tacit Approval To Warrantless DNA Collection

An anonymous reader writes On Monday, the U.S. Supreme Court refused to review a case involving the conviction of a man based solely on the analysis of his "inadvertently shed" DNA.

What Would Minecraft 2 Look Like Under Microsoft?

An anonymous reader writes "Microsoft spent billions purchasing Mojang, the studio behind the game Minecraft, and while it's unlikely to start work on a sequel anytime soon, rather than continue development of the game, it's worth considering what a Minecraft 2 will look like. After all,

Why We Should Stop Hiding File-Name Extensions

An anonymous reader writes 14 years after the Anna Kournikova virus took advantage of users' ignorance about file-name extensions in order to wreak worldwide havoc,

Khronos Group Announces Vulkan To Compete Against DirectX 12

Phopojijo writes The Khronos Group has announced the Vulkan API for compute and graphics. Its goal is to compete against DirectX 12. It has some interesting features,

Inside the North Korean Data Smuggling Movement

Sparrowvsrevolution writes A new Wired magazine story goes inside the North Korean rebel movement seeking to overthrow Kim Jong-un by smuggling USB drives into the country packed with foreign television and movies. As the story describes, one group has stashed USB drives in Chinese cargo trucks.

NVIDIA Fixes Old Compiz Bug

jones_supa writes NVIDIA has fixed a long-standing issue in the Ubuntu Unity desktop by patching Compiz. When opening the window of a new application, it would go black or become transparent on NVIDIA hardware. There have been bug reports dating back to Ubuntu 12.10 times.

Hillary Clinton Used Personal Email At State Dept., Possibly Breaking Rules

HughPickens.com writes: The NY Times reports that Hillary Rodham Clinton exclusively used a personal email account to conduct government business as secretary of state, according to State Department officials.

New AP Course, "Computer Science Principles," Aims To Make CS More Accessible

theodp writes: "CS Principles," explains the intro to a Microsoft Research talk on a new Computer Science Toolkit and Gaming Course, "is a new AP course being piloted across the country and by making it more accessible to students we can help increase diversity in computing." Towards this end,

A New Law For Superconductors

TaleSlinger sends word of a newly-discovered "mathematical relationship — between material thickness, temperature, and electrical resistance — that appears to hold in all superconductors." The work (abstract), led by Yachin Irvy, comes out of MIT's Research Laboratory of Electronics.

SpaceX To Attempt Falcon 9 Landing On Autonomous Spaceport Drone Ship

An anonymous reader writes: SpaceX has announced that at the conclusion of its next rocket flight, it will attempt a precision landing of its Falcon 9 first stage onto an autonomous ocean platform. They say the odds of success aren't great,

脫得最徹底的天氣報導員拍攝花絮

好幾年前,有些電視台強調性感的天氣報導員,而 Jude Redfield 可能是當中脫得最徹底的了,因為他連皮膚都脫了!

原新浪总编辑陈彤确认加入小米,出任内容投资及运营副总裁

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Microsoft's latest advertisement during The Walking Dead mid-season finale features OneNote and Surf

微信公众平台开放JS-SDK,这11类接口集足够让你做个在微信内使用的网页微信了

微信公众平台今日面向开发者开放了微信内网页开发工具包(微信JS-SDK)。

This Robot Learns New Tasks by Doing Them, Like a Human

One thing robots are notoriously terrible at is learning by doing. You can pack plenty of information into a robotic brain, but ask a bot to learn a new motor task—even one as simple as stacking blocks or unscrewing a water bottle—and you’re probably shit out of luck. Read more...

Chain获领先金融机构3000万美元投资

与Visa、纳斯达克、花旗、Capital One、Fiserv和Orange合作 块环链技术平台确保安全的对等资产转移 旧金山2015年9月11日电 /美通社/ -- 为金融机构提供块环链技术解决方案的领先供应商Chain,

“日本马云” 伊藤穰一说,华强北的山寨很有前途

这个“马云”不讲成功学。#欢迎关注爱范儿认证微信公众号:AppSolution(微信号:appsolution),发现新酷精华应用。 爱范儿 |原文链接 ·查看评论 ·新浪微博

'Star Wars: The Force Awakens' TV spot has - you guessed it - new footage

LOS ANGELES — J.J. Abrams said the last Star Wars: The Force Awakens trailer would be the last.If we've learned anything in the past handful of years, it's to never trust J.J. Abrams when he's talking about one of his movies.SEE ALSO: This fan-made 'Star Wars:

电子产品卖场诱导消费多 消费者易吃“哑巴亏”

“本来想买微软Surface平板电脑,结果商家误导我买了一款联想flex3-1120,多花了1000多元,最后和商家纠缠了4个小时,才退了一部分钱。”提起这次买电脑的经历,索女士就很伤心:“到现在电脑买回来好多天了,我都不愿触碰它,一看到它,就想起了这次购物经历,欲哭无泪。”

iOS学习笔记37-时间和日期计算 - 执着丶执念

一、时间和日期计算 我们在应用开发中,时常需要和时间打交道,比如获取当前时间,获取两个时间点相隔的时间等等,在iOS开发中与时间相关的类有如下几个: 1. :表示一个绝对的时间点 2. :时区信息 3. :本地化信息 4. :一个封装了具体年月日、时秒分、周、季度等的类 5. :日历类,它提供了大部

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