We May Have Jupiter To Thank For the Nitrogen In Earth's Atmosphere

An anonymous reader writes: Nitrogen makes up about 78% of the Earth's atmosphere. It's also the 4th most abundant element in the human body. But where did all the nitrogen on Earth come from? Scientists aren't sure, but they have a new theory.

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We May Have Jupiter To Thank For the Nitrogen In Earth's Atmosphere

An anonymous reader writes: Nitrogen makes up about 78% of the Earth's atmosphere. It's also the 4th most abundant element in the human body. But where did all the nitrogen on Earth come from? Scientists aren't sure, but they have a new theory.

4 Ways Tiny Microbes Changed Life on Earth Forever

This is the microbes' world—we just live in it. Throughout the history of Earth, microbes have radically reshaped life on the planet, from creating the very air we breath to wiping out almost all life on Earth. Don't underestimate the power of tiny,

Scientists Measure Spooky Drops in Air Pollution Over the Middle East

Air pollution is decreasing over parts of the Middle East. But researchers say that for most Middle Eastern cities, the clearer air is actually a symptom of conflict, not a sign of progress.Read more...

The Ice of Pluto is More Diverse Than We Realized

We give up: Pluto is out to surprise us. This time it’s the ice. We thought it’d be easy once we confirmed ice caps of methane and nitrogen, but the story is much more complicated. The entire world has methane ice, but it’s concentrated at the equator and relatively thin at the pole.Read more.

The Truth About Your Flammable Farts

Contrary to popular belief, it’s probably not methane leaking from behind that reckless “bros” light on fire (known as pyroflatulence); rather, it’s most likely primarily hydrogen.Read more...

Inside the Chamber Where NASA Recreates Space on Earth

Inside Building 32 at NASA's Johnson Space Center in Houston, Texas sits Chamber A, a marvel of engineering, cleanliness, and design. It's also the closest you can come to being in space without strapping into a rocket.Read more...

10 Tiny Creatures You Didn't Realize Were Controlling Your World

The world’s greatest power players include some much smaller titans than you’d expect. Armies of tiny creatures labor every day to shape the world, without most of us ever noticing. Here are ten creatures you can barely see—but you can’t live without.Read more...

The Nights Are Filled With Glorious Auroras This Week

The aurora borealis is one of the most stunning light shows on Earth, but normally, it’s a treat reserved for the hardy souls living at the coldest edges of the world. The last few nights, however, people across the Northern and Southern hemispheres have enjoyed dazzling, colorful skies,

Google Straps Aclima Sensors To Street View Cars To Map Air Pollution

If a city knows what intersections are full of smog, it could add trees or change stop light schedules to improve the air its citizens breathe. Google Earth’s Outreach program that equips non-profits and public-benefit organizations with data wants to give the world these insights. So today,

How Will We Even Know New Lifeforms When We See Them?

If we met new life – on this planet or the next – would we know it when we saw it? Matthew Francis investigates.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.

The iPad Is 5 Years Old This Week, But You Still Don't Need One

HughPickens.com writes: Five years ago, Steve Jobs introduced the iPad and insisted that it would do many things better than either a laptop or a smartphone. Will Oremus writes at Future Tense that by most standards, the iPad has been a success,

Facebook Censoring Images of the Prophet Muhammad In Turkey

An anonymous reader writes: Immediately following the Charlie Hebdo attack, Mark Zuckerberg said, "...this is what we all need to reject — a group of extremists trying to silence the voices and opinions of everyone else around the world. I won't let that happen on Facebook.

Security-Focused BlackPhone Was Vulnerable To Simple Text Message Bug

mask.of.sanity sends this report from El Reg: The maker of BlackPhone – a mobile marketed as offering unusually high levels of security – has patched a critical vulnerability that allows hackers to run malicious code on the handsets.

微软在Apache下开源WinJS

微软在Apache 2.0许可证下开源了WinJS(Windows Library for JavaScript),源代码托管在GitHub上,感兴趣的人可以尝试DEMO。

跑快了容易扯到蛋,给虚拟运营商降降温

目前,转售企业们都在拼命抢跑,如何设计套餐、如何处理好各方利益、如何确保服务,有太多的雷区。或许,跑得越快,死得越快,虽然电信企业掐不死虚拟运营商,但洗牌不可避免。

阿里为何回购支付宝 马云如何自圆其说?

正在谋求赴美IPO的阿里巴巴,再次爆出重磅消息。据《华尔街日报》报道,阿里巴巴正与其主要股东谈判,希望回购支付宝股份,份额预计将达到40%。

汉莎航空财报:2014年Q1汉莎航空净亏损3.51亿美元 同比收窄

汉莎集团第一季度净亏损达2.52亿欧元(3.51亿美元),与上年同期净亏损4.58亿欧元相比有所收窄。

从轻量级产品设计到重量级产品经理的转化

一直以来人们都对产品经理的职责分辨不清,或者说有所疑问,或者有所争议。其实这与公司对于产品经理的定位是有直接关系的。简单的说:   1.公司给你这个产品经理的职责   2.公司给你这个产品经理的权力   3.

iPad Air 2 保護殼曝光!鏡頭位及耳機插口有改動

繼 iPhone 6 之後,有傳 Apple 將會在 10 月正式公佈全新的 iPad Air 2 及 iPad Mini 3 平板。而今日其中一款 iPad Air 2 的保護殼終於曝光,從中可以預測到 iPad Air 2 機身上的一些細節。以下有更多資料:The post iPad Air 2 保護殼曝光!

用免费食物和商店折扣换你认真上课,你愿意吗?

智能手机俨然成为每个人不可或缺的随身设备,但在课堂上也非常容易分散学生的注意力包括宾夕法尼亚州立大学和美国加州州立大学奇科分校开始启用名为Pocket Points的应用,通过免费的食物和商城折扣鼓励让学生尽可能的在课堂上保持注意力,专注在学业上。

布局通讯芯片 瑞芯微SoFIA 3G-R四月量产

感谢平板盒子网的投递在今年的MWC上,英特尔与瑞芯微深度合作的首款四核移动芯片SoFIA 3G-R(C3230RK)正式发布,终端产品也即将在4月开始量产,香港春季展会面向广大买家展出采购成熟终端。

苹果巨额现金储备要怎么用?分析师有分歧

据CNBC报道,市场观察人士预计,本月发布第二财季财报时苹果将宣布高额分红和巨额股票回购计划。但是,分析师对股息高低和股票回购计划的规模,以及它们对股东的重要性存在分歧。  

Fujifilm 推出最新防水鏡頭 16mm f/1.4

Fujifilm 已經有防水相機,當然也需要有防水鏡頭才能夠發揮功效。最近 Fujifilm 終於推出了令人期待已久,首款防水的定焦鏡頭。繼續閱讀了解更多。The post Fujifilm 推出最新防水鏡頭 16mm f/1.4 appeared first on UNWIRE.HK 流動科技生活.

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