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Doubling the number of known gravitational lenses

Data from the DESI (Dark Energy Spectroscopic Instrument) Legacy Imaging Surveys have revealed over 1200 new gravitational lenses, approximately doubling the number of known lenses. Discovered using machine learning trained on real data, these warped.....»»

Category: topSource:  physorgJan 14th, 2021

Amazon offers Biden help to speed up vaccine distribution

A huge number of Amazon's own 800,000 employees are considered essential workers. Enlarge / An Amazon warehouse on a sunny day in Germany on April 2, 2020. (credit: Patrick Pleul | picture alliance | Getty Images) Amazon is one of the country.....»»

Category: topSource:  arstechnicaRelated News8 hr. 5 min. ago

Wattpad, the storytelling platform, is selling to South Korea’s Naver for $600 million

Wattpad, the 14-year-old, Toronto-based, venture-backed storytelling platform with reach into a number of verticals, is being acquired by Naver, the South Korean conglomerate, in a $600 million cash-and-stock deal. Naver plans to incorporate at least.....»»

Category: gadgetSource:  techcrunchRelated NewsJan 20th, 2021

Today’s best tech deals: Lots of Switch games, Fire HD tablets, and more

Dealmaster also has deals on Hitman 3, Roomba vaccuums, and the iPad Air. Enlarge (credit: Ars Technica) Today's Dealmaster includes a number of discounts on first-party Nintendo Switch games. While most of the deals don't reach the lowest pri.....»»

Category: topSource:  arstechnicaRelated NewsJan 20th, 2021

Monarch butterfly population moves closer to extinction

The number of western monarch butterflies wintering along the California coast has plummeted precipitously to a record low, putting the orange-and-black insects closer to extinction, researchers announced Tuesday......»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated NewsJan 20th, 2021

UK’s WhiteHat rebrands as Multiverse, raises $44M to build tech apprenticeships in the US

University education is getting more expensive, and at the moment it feels a bit like a petrie dish for infections, but the long-term trends continue to show a dramatic growth in the number of people worldwide getting degrees beyond high school, with.....»»

Category: gadgetSource:  techcrunchRelated NewsJan 19th, 2021

Using 100-million-year-old fossils and gravitational-wave science to predict Earth"s future climate

A group of international scientists, including an Australian astrophysicist, has used findings from gravitational wave astronomy (used to find black holes in space) to study ancient marine fossils as a predictor of climate change......»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated NewsJan 19th, 2021

FET to ramp up 5G penetration rate to 20-30% in 2021

Far EasTone Telecommunications (FET) expects to see the user number of its 5G services to top one million or 20-30% of its total mobile subscribers by year-end 2021, after having already secured 400,000 subscribers since its 5G launch in July 2020......»»

Category: itSource:  digitimesRelated NewsJan 19th, 2021

CarMax sees longer return policy as its next trend

The nation's largest used-vehicle retailer sees its new return policy as an added layer of comfort for the increasing number of big-ticket shoppers online......»»

Category: topSource:  autonewsRelated NewsJan 16th, 2021

The best firewalls for small businesses in 2021

Finding the right firewall for your small business might seem like a complicated task. There are a number of great solutions out there......»»

Category: topSource:  digitaltrendsRelated NewsJan 16th, 2021

Rapid growth in 2020 reveals OKR software market’s untapped potential

Today, let's peek at new and historical growth numbers from Gthmhub, Perdoo, WorkBoard, Ally.io, Koan and WeekDone. Last year, a number of startups building OKR-focused software raised lots of venture capital, drawing TechCrunch’s at.....»»

Category: topSource:  techcrunchRelated NewsJan 15th, 2021

A new way to look for gravitational waves

In a paper published today in Physical Review Letters, Valerie Domcke of CERN and Camilo Garcia-Cely of DESY report on a new technique to search for gravitational waves—the ripples in the fabric of spacetime that were first detected by the LIGO and.....»»

Category: topSource:  theglobeandmailRelated NewsJan 15th, 2021

5 smart home tech trends we saw at CES 2021

CES 2021 saw a number of emerging trends in the smart home industry, such as improved security and an increased focus on health-based technology......»»

Category: topSource:  digitaltrendsRelated NewsJan 15th, 2021

Project maps "astronomical" number of celestial objects

Nearly 700 million astronomical objects have been carefully cataloged and made public as part of a major international collaboration involving researchers from The Australian National University (ANU)......»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated NewsJan 15th, 2021

Researchers conduct security analysis and improve quantum random number generation

Recently, the research team led by academician GUO Guangcan from the University of Science and Technology of China of the Chinese Academy of Sciences has made security analysis and improvement of source independent quantum random number generators wi.....»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated NewsJan 14th, 2021

Parler CEO admits site may never recover from Amazon ban

Later in the same interview he says, "Parler will return" but doesn't know when. Enlarge (credit: Jaap Arriens/NurPhoto via Getty Images) Parler may never recover from being banned by Amazon and a number of other technology companies, CEO John.....»»

Category: topSource:  arstechnicaRelated NewsJan 14th, 2021

Modern tomatoes can"t get same soil microbe boost as ancient ancestors

Tomato plants are especially vulnerable to foliar diseases that can kill them or impact yield. These problems require a number of pesticides in conventional crops and make organic production especially difficult......»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated NewsJan 14th, 2021

Doubling the number of known gravitational lenses

Data from the DESI (Dark Energy Spectroscopic Instrument) Legacy Imaging Surveys have revealed over 1200 new gravitational lenses, approximately doubling the number of known lenses. Discovered using machine learning trained on real data, these warped.....»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated NewsJan 14th, 2021

Trump circumvents Twitter ban to decry ‘unprecedented assault on free speech’

Following a comprehensive ban from Twitter and a number of other online services following last week’s assault on the Capitol by his followers, President Trump managed to put out a tweet in the form of a video address touching on the “cal.....»»

Category: topSource:  techcrunchRelated NewsJan 14th, 2021

Amazon launches $1.2 mobile Prime Video plan in India

Amazon is doubling down on one of the biggest strengths of Prime Video streaming service: Aggressive pricing. The e-commerce giant on Wednesday launched Prime Video Mobile Edition, an even more affordable tier of the on-demand video streaming service.....»»

Category: topSource:  techcrunchRelated NewsJan 13th, 2021

Amazon launches mobile-only, more affordable Prime Video plan in India

Amazon is doubling down on one of the biggest strengths of Prime Video streaming service: Aggressive pricing. The e-commerce giant on Wednesday launched Prime Video Mobile Edition, an even more affordable tier of the on-demand video streaming service.....»»

Category: topSource:  techcrunchRelated NewsJan 13th, 2021