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,

American Eagle Trolls Internet With Doggie Apparel

Aren't you tired of not having a chambray crop top for your pooch? Dogs deserve a chance at style, and thanks to American Eagle they are finally getting their moment in the fashion spotlight. The U.S. clothing retailer announced a new doggie clothing line Monday, called "American Beagle Outfitters.

IBM celebrate mainframe’s 50th with new enterprise cloud workload

The company has decided to use the mainframe’s capabilities to develop a new enterprise cloud IaaS offering that will see it support a range of different projects.Read more: http://www.itproportal.com/2014/04/10/ibm-celebrate-mainframes-50th-new-enterprise-cloud-workload/

读书笔记:Confidence Game on Bill Ackman

最近集中看各种投资相关的书,这两天看完了Confidence Game,讲美国传奇投资者Bill Ackman投资MBIA六年的故事。Bill Ackman的对冲基金达到了25%左右的年化收益。

從 SIGGRAPH 展示影片介紹高通次代 GPU 架構 Adreno 400 的特色

隨著 IFA 即將到來,搭載高通兩系列具新一代 Adreno 400 GPU 系列應用處理器( Snapdragon 610 、 Snapdragon 615 與 Snapodragon 805 )的終端產品也即將推出,高通最近將 SIGGRAPH 釋出的 Adreno 420 GPU 的介紹放上網路,從這三段短片也可看到新一代行動 GPU 架構的進化,包括曲面細分、多層次次表面散射模擬等機能,意味著接下來針對行動設備的遊戲畫面還會比起目前的世代更進化。

Redbox Streaming Service To Shut Down October 7th

An anonymous reader writes: Redbox, the company behind the giant red boxes at malls and grocery stores that dispense DVD and game rentals, partnered with Verizon in 2013 to launch a video streaming service to compete with Netflix.

快的打车产品经理给马化腾的一封信

据网友爆料,从11月21日开始,微信就开始屏蔽快的打车的红包,此事也已经快的打车官方证实。值得一提的是,微信并没有屏另一款打车软件的红包。

2014年,总局出台的那些影视剧相关政策的利好与不好

编者按:本文提供了2014年广电总局对海外剧、国内剧内容、电视盒子及网络文学出台的一些政策盘点,有不好,但也有利好。

玉米變身可愛潛水艇!塗奶油灑鹽巴便利不沾手

不知道是什麼冥冥中註定,蔬果類食物就是與小朋友不對盤 (當然還是偶爾有難得很愛吃蔬菜的小朋友喇),也因此許多設計師絞盡腦汁想與蔬果結合,設計出能夠吸引小朋友的用品或玩具,讓他們覺得蔬菜其實很有親和力,例如之前生活童話介紹過的「Open Toys!

客户-服务器程序设计方法 - 大CC

客户-服务器程序设计方法《unix网络编程》第一卷中将客户服务器程序设计方法讲得透彻,这篇文章将其中编码的细节略去,通过伪代码的形式展现,主要介绍各种方法的思想;示例是一个经典的TCP回射程序: 客户端发起连接请求,连接后发送一串数据;收到服务端的数据后输出到终端; 服务端收到客户端的数据后.

山姆引入千箱金奇异果王 三树选一果只为会员极致体验

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