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Japanese scientists invent floating 'firefly' light

TOKYO (Reuters) - Japanese engineering researchers say they have created a tiny electronic light the size of a firefly which rides waves of ultrasound, and could eventually figure in applications ranging from moving displays to projection mapping.<p>Named Luciola for its resemblance to the firefly, …

Japan

Why I switched from 1Password to Dashlane [Review]

Late last year, I switched password managers. I traded in trusty old 1Password for relative newcomer Dashlane, and I haven’t looked back.<p>Dashlane is a well-designed, fully functional and easy-to-use password manager that tops 1Password in one key respect: a Security Dashboard that makes it dead …

Information Systems

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Today Was the NASA Opportunity Rover's 5,000th Martian Dawn

Saturday, February 17th marks the 5,000th local day (sol) of operations for NASA’s Mars Opportunity rover, which was originally designed to last for …

Space

How A Physicist Caught a Single Atom on Camera

Look closely and you'll see it: a pale, purple pixel hanging in a black field between two cylindrical needles.What looks like a shimmering speck of …

Physics

Des nanorobots capables de détruire les tumeurs cancéreuses en 48h

La chimiothérapie pourrait bien devenir obsolète. Une équipe de chercheurs américains et chinois a créé des nanorobots parfaitement autonomes …

Santé

This hilarious video is the only HomePod review you need to watch

HomePod may not be the smartest speaker on the market, but it packs some serious skills where it matters the most: sound.<p>Now that we’ve had a few days to play with HomePod and compare it to competitors like the Amazon Echo and Google Home, we’re absolutely in love. <i>CultCast</i> host Erfon Elijah went …

HomePod

This handy app turns your LinkedIn profile into a gorgeous CV

While most websites let you apply for jobs straight with your LinkedIn profile, it doesn’t hurt to keep a polished CV around in case you need to submit one for the vacancies you’re eyeing. But building up a sleek resume could be a hassle, especially if you struggle with designing stuff.<p>Available …

Apps

Why should I care about Kubernetes, Docker, and Container Orchestration?

A person at work chatted me, commenting on my recent blog posts on the Raspberry Pi Kubernetes Clusters that are being built, and wondered "why …

DevOps

Blockchain Explained: How It Works, Who Cares and What Its Future May Hold

Best known as the immutable database that runs underneath cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin and Ethereum, blockchain is poised to play a critical role in …

Blockchain

The Era of Quantum Computing Is Here. Outlook: Cloudy

After decades of heavy slog with no promise of success, quantum computing is suddenly buzzing with almost feverish excitement and activity. Nearly …

Quantum Computing

DIY 4-Node Raspberry Pi Cluster Using Python

Raspberry Pi enthusiasts searching for inspiration to create their next Raspberry Pi project, may be interested in this awesome Raspberry Pi 4-node …

Raspberry Pi

A Simple Idea. Share This with Someone Who Needs a Smile — DailyWarren

Seeing this shared will make me smile<p>Take a few minutes now and watch this movie. It explains my philosophy that everything good comes from …

Watch what it actually looks like when CRISPR snips a strand of DNA

The CRISPR-Cas9 gene-editing technique is an important concept to know about in these days of biotech advances, but it can be pretty difficult to visualize properly. Is it really like molecular scissors? Where does the DNA go? Is it a big molecule or a small one? Fortunately a group has created a …

Genetics

How to take a picture of the moon that doesn’t look like a tiny, white blob

Taking a good picture of our little satellite pal is harder than it seems, but a little prep makes a big difference.<p>The moon is a photographic tease. It hangs up there in the sky, all big and bright. Then you try to take a picture of it and you get a pathetic white blob floating in a sea of digital …

Mobile Photography

How to set up Kubernetes on Windows 10 with Docker for Windows and run ASP.NET Core

Docker for Windows is really coming along nicely. They have both a Stable and Edge channel and the Edge (beta, experimental) one just included a …

DevOps

Could an updated Feynman experiment finally lead to a Theory of Everything?

Measuring quantum gravity has proven extremely challenging, stymying some of the greatest minds in physics for generations.<br>Read More

Physics

Les manuscrits de la mer Morte livrent peu à peu leurs secrets

Ces derniers mois, plusieurs avancées ont permis de mieux comprendre ces fragments remontant aux origines du judaïsme et du christianisme.<p>Vingt …

Testing the Limits of Quantum Theory

Experts from Queen’s University Belfast, the University of Southampton and University College London have formed a consortium with European …

Searching for the Dark: The Hunt for Axions

The cosmos is mostly made of something we cannot see. That was the conclusion astronomers started to reach in the 1930s by looking at galaxy …

Wait a second: What came before the big bang?

The Voorhes<p>Not everyone thinks the universe had a beginning.<p>Cosmologists used to think the universe was totally timeless: no beginning, no end. That might sound mind-melting, but it’s easier on the scientific brain than figuring out what a set starting point would mean, let alone when it would be. …

Scaling the solar system

Every now and again, in interviews and on social media, I'm asked an interesting question: If there was one thing you wish people understood better …

A look inside the marriage of the richest couple in history, Jeff and MacKenzie Bezos — who met at work, were engaged in 3 months, and own more land than almost anyone else in America

<b>• After meeting at D.E. Shaw & Co., Jeff and MacKenzie Bezos were married in 1993.</b><p><b>• Shortly afterward, the couple relocated to Seattle to found Amazon; MacKenzie was one of the company's first employees.</b><p><b>• Today, Jeff Bezos is worth $105 billion, making him the richest person in history.</b><p>Jeff Bezos …

Henry Blodget

This Is What The Entire Known Universe Looks Like in a Single Image

Whoa.<p>Isn't it beautiful? This is an illustrated logarithmic scale conception of the observable Universe with the Solar System at the …

Wallpaper Weekends: Stargazing – The Orion Nebula for Mac, iPad, iPhone, and Apple Watch

Wallpaper Weekends is a series that works to bring you stunning, high-quality wallpapers for your iPad, iPhone, iPod touch, Mac, and Apple Watch.<p><i>The</i> …

How to keep your old videos, music, and photos safe forever

How to digitize your media.<p>The computer age has transformed everything from the way we capture precious moments to the way we watch movies. We've switched from film photos to digital images, VHS tapes to streaming videos, vinyl to music files...you get the picture. However, before we owned …

Getting Started with Microservices in SpringBoot

Key Takeaways<p>Microservices can decouple your code<p>Microservices enable different teams to work on smaller pieces, using independent technologies, …

Dive through the heart of a nebula in a wondrous NASA video

Immerse yourself in a visual experience like no other as NASA's space telescopes sweep you through the splendid Orion Nebula.<p>We're used to seeing spectacular Hubble Space Telescope images of ethereal nebulae. Now we have the chance to fly through the heart of one of the Milky Way's most scenic …

Supercomputer provides black hole breakthrough

Black holes are regions of space-time whose gravitational effects are so strong that even electromagnetic radiation such as light cannot escape from …

'Serious gap' in cosmic expansion rate hints at new physics

<b>A mathematical discrepancy in the expansion rate of the Universe is now "pretty serious", and could point the way to a major discovery in physics, says a Nobel laureate.</b><p>The most recent results suggest the inconsistency is not going away.<p>Prof Adam Riess told BBC News that an unknown phenomenon, such …