Obama To Ask For $1 Billion Climate Change Fund

An anonymous reader writes "President Obama will ask Congress for a $1 billion 'Climate Resilience Fund' in his proposed budget next month. From the article: 'Obama is expected to release his proposed 2015 budget in early March.

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Obama on Paris climate agreement: 'We met the moment'

WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama on Saturday praised the sweeping global climate change accord reached by representatives of nearly 200 countries as the "best chance we have to save the one planet that we've got.""We came together around the strong agreement the world needed. We met the moment,

Obama vows to block Congress from 'turning back the clock' on climate efforts

U.S. President Barack Obama mocked congressional Republicans' popular "I am not a scientist" demurral on climate science,

Obama Talks Climate Change in James Cameron's Showtime Documentary

The Showtime documentary series "Years of Living Dangerously," executive produced by James Cameron, features an exclusive interview with Barack Obama, Mashable has learned — a segment that may provide rare insight into the President's thinking on climate science and policy.

A Republican president would find it difficult to erase Obama's climate plan

The Republican presidential candidates say they're the only ones who can stop the Obama administration's landmark climate rules.“This is going to be a disaster, and we should fight it,” said former Florida governor Jeb Bush of the Clean Power Plan,

5 times Obama got real about climate change in Alaska

Barack Obama isn't pulling any punches in Alaska.The U.S. president spoke powerfully about the potentially severe effects of climate change around the world on Monday during a trip to Alaska, a state that has already seen physical changes as a result of global warming. Its glaciers are receding,

Obama holds Twitter Q&A on climate change

President Obama held a Twitter Q&A on his newly created, and incredibly popular, @POTUS account on Thursday, fielding questions on everything from climate change skeptics to extreme weather becoming a national security issue.See also: Obama visits National Hurricane Center,

Obama administration recasts climate change as a national security issue

U.S. President Barack Obama on Wednesday will highlight the national security risks that climate change poses, featuring it prominently in a commencement address at the U.S. Coast Guard Academy in Connecticut.

In Commencement Speech, Obama Unloads on Climate Change 'Deniers'

Giving the commencement address at the University of California at Irvine on Saturday, President Obama openly mocked the climate science and policy positions of many Republican lawmakers,

Fossil fuel auction cancelled after climate activists shame Obama administration

The Obama administration has delayed a fossil fuel auction originally scheduled for Dec. 10 in Washington, D.C. after climate activists pressured the president to cancel it, calling its timing amid the U.N. Climate Summit in Paris "particularly egregious."The U.S.

Obama's sweeping climate plan would catapult our use of renewable energy

The Clean Power Plan, which the White House is rolling out on Monday, is the central pillar in the Obama administration's multi-pronged strategy to address manmade global warming. The suite of EPA regulations, all resting on the agency's authority under the Clean Air Act,

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.

Mathematician: Is Our Universe a Simulation?

Hugh Pickens DOT Com writes "Mathematician Edward Frenkel writes in the NYT that one fanciful possibility that explains why mathematics seems to permeate our universe is that we live in a computer simulation based on the laws of mathematics — not in what we commonly take to be the real world.

What Would You Do With the World's Most Powerful Laser?

sciencehabit writes "This week, the National Ignition Facility (NIF) at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory in California announced an important milestone on the road to achieving ignition, which could lead to producing controlled fusion reactions here on Earth.

The Road To VR

An anonymous reader writes "Stack Overflow co-founder Jeff Atwood has posted about how much progress we've made toward commercially viable virtual reality gaming — and how far we have to go. The Oculus Rift headset is technologically brilliant compared to anything we'd have before,

MBAPI模型——向统一标准化的努力 - xuefly

MBAPI模型——向统一标准化的努力CQRS说的是Command和Query分离。它把Action分类为两种:Command和Query。并且明确的说“不存在第三种”。其实博客园的博主也是分作两类的:一类是男博主,一种是女博主。不存在第三种博主。

New Battery Tech From Japan Could Supercharge EVs

joe5 writes "Many experts suggest that battery technology is really the key to the future of transportation. Its certainly the key to unlocking Tesla for even further growth. Today,

苹果开发工具Xcode 6新发现:暗示iPhone 6有大屏

全新的 Xcode 6中增加了全新的 iOS 模拟器允许开发者任意调整屏幕尺寸。虽然,Xcode 6还只是测试版,但该功能似乎预示着未来 iOS 设备屏幕尺寸将会有更多样的变化。这种改变也允许开发者测试现在不存在的iOS 设备,比如说4.

Official Mortal Kombat X trailer released, video game launch imminent

The Internet is abuzz with rumours that the tenth instalment in the ground-breaking Mortal Kombat video game series is set to launch today. Read more: http://www.itproportal.com/2014/06/02/mortal-kombat-x-video-game-launch-imminent/

创业者说:PP租车的“共享经济”模式可能性

PP租车的初衷就是将闲置的私家车与租客的用车需求整合起来,将Airbnb的模式移植到汽车租赁行业。目前已经获得来自红杉资本领投、清流资本跟投的1000万美元A轮融资。

As It Flouts Germany-Wide Ban, Uber Touts ~30% Price Cut In Berlin And Munich

Days after a German court issued a nationwide injunction against on-demand ride-hailing service Uber, the company has announced cuts to fares in two key cities: Berlin and Munich. Read More

SpaceX猎鹰九号成功实现一箭双星发射,搭载两枚波音全电动商用卫星

SpaceX已于美国东部时间3月1日晚间10:50,再次成功发射了另一枚猎鹰九号Falcon 9号运载火箭。

惠普在本届Pwn2Own大会发放出557,500美元奖金

在这次的Pwn2Own黑客大会中没有一个浏览器能够幸免,参赛者总能从它们当中找出漏洞来。当地时间3月19日,也就是Pwn2Own的第二天,惠普零日计划(ZDI)向优胜者发出了24万美元的奖金,而在大会首日,惠普已经送出了317,

小米手环的梦,只靠小米似乎实现不了

到昨天为止,小米手环出货量超400万。如果要一个曲线来描述产品从流行到衰落的周期,小米手环的顶点还未到来:销量的第一个100万,在三个月内实现;第二个100万,两个月;第三个100万,40天;第四个100万,不到30天。

Open-Sourcing Data Is The Only Way Forward For An Advanced Internet Economy

The founder of all that we survey on the web, Tim Berners-Lee, said on this site a few years ago that, “Data is the New Links.” He argued that with the ever-expanding world of data-driven products, and the explosion of graphs and social media,

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