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,

华为推出面向开发者的BaaS服务平台 PowerApp

据介绍,PowerApp 先期搭建了涵盖数据分析支持、EP 能力提供、测试经验共享能力提供、运营分析支撑、并还包括推广支撑及维护经验支持的全过程服务模块平台。平台旨在提高开发者工作效率,降低开发成本和运营风险。

城市仓储创业公司Boxbee融资230万美元

大约一年前,Boxbee上线,该公司旨在为人们在城市环境中使用仓储服务创造新的范式。

电信银行关闭机场贵宾厅背后:1小时消费上万

如此昂贵的贵宾厅服务,明显性价比不对等,但还是有那么多人愿意一掷千金地消费,交易双方“一个愿打一个愿挨”,这是一种很不正常的现象。

媒体除了需要“内容产品化“,还需要“产品资产化”

现在很多媒体都声称要“内容产品化”,“用产品思维做内容”,不过,到底做产品和做内容有啥区别,我的看法是很多人都未必能真明白。

Smart Car x Disney 米奇老鼠限量版日本現身

迷你汽車在日本一直有市場,不過日本人偏愛本土的 K Car,貪其慳油之餘,空間亦夠。德國車廠 Smart 要在日本突圍,就要借助外力。最近 Smart 就和迪士尼合作,於日本推出限量的 SmartForTwo Electric Drive。

紙箱人外置電新版,更扁更細

呆呆一臉無辜的紙箱人阿愣又登場了!2013年夏季曾經推的 10,400mAh 的紙箱人充電池,在 Amazon JP 發售幾乎次次都被「秒殺」。期後相關產品陸續出現,有充電線、集線器,甚至相機盒等,唯獨是沒有充電池。

CES 上的 4K 电视机营销确实非常糟糕

美国国际消费电子展(CES)给我的感觉就像是地狱。这里展示了全球最酷的科技,但却被各种营销伎俩所包围。厂商宣传电视机的方式最有代表性。

日历 app Sunrise 已能跟 Office 365 等微软帐号连线了

收购了的资产,怎能不好好使用呢?被微软收归旗下的 Sunrise app 已经可以跟 Office 365、Outlook.com、hotmail.com 和 live.com 的帐号连线了。

iPhoneSE对比iPhone6s: 相似但不完全一样

威锋网讯,“iPhone SE 就是将 iPhone 6s 的配置放进 4 英寸的机身里”,这是我们在苹果发布会后从不少人口中得到的评价,虽然这样说并不严谨,但这也从另一方面反映出了两者的相似之处,那么这两款 iPhone 究竟有什么区别,接下来就让我们细细道来。  外观  两款手机都提供 4 个颜色可选:金色、玫瑰金色、银色和深空灰色。iPhone SE 背面印有“SE”字样,而 iPhone 6s 则是对应的“s”字样。iPhone SE 后壳依然采用玻璃+金属材质,而 iPhone 6s 则是一体成型的铝合金机身。  

: 任天堂經典3D射擊遊戲《星戰火狐 零》(Star Fox Zero)將於4月21日在Wii U上發售

任天堂的當家招牌射擊遊戲《星戰火狐》(Star Fox)系列,其最新作《星戰火狐 零》(Star Fox Zero)終於要在4月21日於Wii U上登場,這款讓粉絲等了許久的遊戲,可說是備受大家期待與注目,因為距離上一款的星戰火狐作品,已有四年之久的時間。閱讀全文

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