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,

Android开发者必知的5个开源库

过去的时间里,Android开发逐步走向成熟。而无论出现多少Android相关的开发工具,我们每天使用的大量开源库却始终是不可或缺的。这里,向大家介绍的是,这个任劳任怨的大家庭中,最受开发者喜爱的五个Android库。

OAF_OAF EO系列 - Definition定义(概念) - 东方瀚海

2014-06-14 BaoXinjian一、摘要何谓Entity Object User’s Guide中有比较形象的描述:针对表、视图、快照封装商业规则、可用于多种客户端(不仅限于OA Framework),并包含所有的针对这些数据库对象的验证及行为。

Classic sci-fi spaceships make me nostalgic for a future that never was

French illustrator Manchu is one of the masters of classic sci-fi illustration. His worlds and spaceships are massive, optimistic, colorful, and sometimes even zany on his alien spaceship designs. Masterfully crafted, his work reminds me of another one of the greatest: The British Chris Foss.

为看骗子能骗走自己多少钱 他4个月汇出54万

昨天早上7点,随着火车慢慢靠近宁波火车站,一个由25岁初中毕业的陈某掌控的17人诈骗团伙终于破灭。此时,躺在潘火家里床上的老刘很是激动,他的愿望终于实现了。

软银向清洁能源技术创业公司Altaeros Energies 投资700万美元

新的一天,软银(SoftBank)又完成一笔新的投资交易。这家日本电信巨头这一次向Altaeros Energies投资了700万美元,后者来自麻省理工学院(MIT),其产品是空中风力涡轮机。

2014年,你不可错过的科技界撕bi大战

2014年,撕bi似乎已经变成了科技圈的常态。反正都需要眼球需要PR,独角戏不如对手戏,公关玩着舒心,消费者看着开心。在这里,我们就梳理了一下科技圈的年度大戏。附特刊:被王思聪撕过的互联网企业

Microsoft updates Xbox One's SDK, improves ESRAM control and performance

Microsoft updated their SDK for Xbox One on December 12th to offer better ESRAM (Enhanced Static Random Access Memory) control to improve Xbox One game performance. In an interview with GamingBolt,

xpath提取多个标签下的text - 青南

使用xpath的string(.)一次性提取多个标签下的内容。

皮尤调查:美国92%青少年每天都上网

美国市场调研机构皮尤的一份最新报告显示,美国13至17岁年轻人正在全面拥抱移动革命。在这一人群中,73%拥有智能手机,而92%每天都会上网。

评Cyanogen与微软达成战略合作:系统已不再那么“重要”

Cyanogen与微软达成战略合作体现了一个趋势:生态系统之争已经没那么重要了,未来巨头间地战争可能会跳跃到另一个层级——云计算之争、云服务之争。所以Satya Nadella上台之后,开始推行云优先战略。

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