Russian Cargo Spacehip Declared Lost

1173 days ago - Slashdot
schwit1 writes: The Russians have declared lost the Progress freighter that had been launched to the ISS yesterday. They never could regain control of the craft, plus it was in an incorrect orbit. Moreover, the U.S. Air Force has detected debris nearby, suggesting a significant failure of some...

World-First Remote Air Traffic Control System Lands In Sweden

1173 days ago - Slashdot
Zothecula writes: Small airports are often in a no-win situation. They don't have much traffic because they don't have an adequate tower system, and...

How One Tweet Wiped $8bn Off Twitter's Value

1173 days ago - Slashdot
An anonymous reader writes: Someone mistakenly published earnings information on a Nasdaq-run investor relations page for Twitter before the company...
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Russian Cargo Mission To ISS Spinning Out of Control

1174 days ago - Slashdot
quippe writes: Many sources report that a Russian spacecraft, launched successfully (video) from Russia's Baikonur cosmodrome in Kazakhstan earlier...

How Google Searches Are Promoting Genocide Denial

1174 days ago - Slashdot
merbs writes: If you use Google Turkey to search for "Ermeni Krm", which means "Armenian genocide" in Turkish, the first thing you'll see is a...

When Enthusiasm For Free Software Turns Ugly

1174 days ago - Slashdot
An anonymous reader writes: Bruce Byfield writes for Linux Magazine about the unfortunate side-effect of people being passionate about open source...

The Power of Backroom Lobbying: How the Music Industry Got a Copyright Extension

1174 days ago - Slashdot
An anonymous reader writes: The Canadian government's unexpected budget decision to extend the term of copyright for sound recordings came as a...

The Battle of 100 Freeciv AIs

1174 days ago - Slashdot
Andreas(R) writes: The open source Freeciv project has simulated an epic game where 100 artificial intelligence players fight it out on a large map....

Half-Life 2 Writer on VR Gaming: We're At Pong Level, Only Scratching the Surface

1174 days ago - Slashdot
An anonymous reader writes: Valve's Chet Faliszek has been in the video game industry for a long time, and his writing has been instrumental for...

Ask Slashdot: How Should I Build a Maker Space For a Liberal Arts College?

1174 days ago - Slashdot
XxtraLarGe writes: I work for a small liberal arts college, and have been asked to research makerspaces. I have done a bunch of initial research...

RealTek SDK Introduces Vulnerability In Some Routers

1174 days ago - Slashdot
jones_supa writes: SOHO routers from manufacturers including at least Trendnet and D-Link allow attackers anywhere in the world to execute malicious...

Massachusetts Governor Introduces Bill To Regulate Uber, Lyft

1174 days ago - Slashdot
jfruh writes: The "wild west" days of ridesharing services may be coming to an end. The governor of Massachusetts has proposed a bill that would...

Why Crypto Backdoors Wouldn't Work

1174 days ago - Slashdot
An anonymous reader writes: Your devices should come with a government backdoor. That's according to the heads of the FBI, NSA, and DHS. There are...

The Next Generation of Medical Tools May Be Home-brewed

1174 days ago - Slashdot
An anonymous reader writes: In the Little Devices Lab at MIT, Jose Gomez-Marquez builds medical tools using a DIY mindset. He's designing cheap...

Meet the Firmware Lead For Google's Project Ara Modular Smartphone (Video)

1174 days ago - Slashdot
According to Wikipedia, 'Project Ara is the codename for an initiative that aims to develop an open hardware platform for creating highly modular...

Verizon Tells Customer He Needs 75Mbps For Smoother Netflix Video

1174 days ago - Slashdot
An anonymous reader writes: Verizon recently told a customer that upgrading his 50Mbps service to 75Mbps would result in smoother streaming of...

Breakthough Makes Transparent Aluminum Affordable

1174 days ago - Slashdot
frank249 writes: In the Star Trek universe, transparent aluminum is used in various fittings in starships, including exterior ship portals and...

A Light-Powered Retina Implant For the Blind

1174 days ago - Slashdot
the_newsbeagle writes: In certain diseases of the retina, people lose function in the photoreceptor cells that respond to light and trigger a message...

Researchers Mount Cyberattacks Against Surgery Robot

1174 days ago - Slashdot
An anonymous reader writes: A group of researchers from University of Washington have tested the security of a teleoperated robotic surgery system...

KDE Plasma 5.3 Released

1174 days ago - Slashdot
jrepin writes: The KDE community has released Plasma 5.3, a major new version of the popular, open source desktop environment. The latest release...

University Overrules Professor Who Failed Entire Management Class

1174 days ago - Slashdot
McGruber writes: After a semester of disrespect, backstabbing, lying, and cheating, Texas A&M Galveston Professor Irwin Horwitz had all he could...

US Successfully Tests Self-Steering Bullets

1174 days ago - Slashdot
mpicpp sends this report from The Independent: The United States Department of Defense has carried out what it says is its most successful test yet...

Signs of Subsurface 'Alien' Life Found In Antarctica

1174 days ago - Slashdot
astroengine writes: An airborne survey of a presumably dry Antarctic valley revealed a stunning and unexpected interconnected subsurface briny...