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Fortune
As Palmer Luckey Backtracks, Developers Turn on Oculushave said they will distance themselves from the platform because of Luckey’s p
As Palmer Luckey Backtracks, Developers Turn on Oculus
Fortune / Posted 16 hours ago
have said they will distance themselves from the platform because of Luckey’s political involvement. As rounded up by Ars Technica, developers cancelling or suspending work for Occulus include Tomorrow Today Labs, Scruta Games, and... Read more
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ExtremeTech
Yahoo confirms massive attack hit 500 million users, blames state-sponsored hackersis foolproof. There’s also the ongoing problem of the way huge password dumps
Yahoo confirms massive attack hit 500 million users, blames state-sponsored hackers
ExtremeTech / Posted 2 days ago
is foolproof. There’s also the ongoing problem of the way huge password dumps can make password cracking much easier. Ars Technica published an excellent piece discussing this in June, and how the evolution of password cracking methods has... Read more
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MacDailyNews
Ars Technica reviews Apple Watch Series 2: ‘Great experience with very few hiccups’ – MacDailyNewsfitness devices. With the Apple Watch Series 2, Apple has decided to embrace th
Ars Technica reviews Apple Watch Series 2: ‘Great experience with very few hiccups’ – MacDailyNews
MacDailyNews / Posted 2 days ago
fitness devices. With the Apple Watch Series 2, Apple has decided to embrace that,” Valentina Palladino writes for Ars Technica. “The second-generation model of the company’s smartwatch builds upon the foundations of the original by adding... Read more
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The Washington Times
Defense Distributed, designer of 3-D printable guns, loses appeal against State Dept.data,” she wrote. Defense Distributed did not immediately respond to requests
Defense Distributed, designer of 3-D printable guns, loses appeal against State Dept.
The Washington Times / Posted 2 days ago
data,” she wrote. Defense Distributed did not immediately respond to requests for comment when contacted this week by Ars Technica where the ruling was first reported. According to the website, however, the company could appeal Tuesday’s... Read more
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CNET
Social Cues: Samsung seeks to turn over a new leaf as fall beginsto sue Nashville over the ordinance, which AT&T already did for a similar situa
Social Cues: Samsung seeks to turn over a new leaf as fall begins
CNET / Posted 2 days ago
to sue Nashville over the ordinance, which AT&T already did for a similar situation in Louisville, Kentucky, according to Ars Technica. The company may have already lost in the court of public opinions, as Facebook users slammed the potential... Read more
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Newsmax
Apple McLaren Takeover Talks Reported But Claim Seems to Be Unfoundedunfounded. “Ars has spoken to McLaren, and the company refutes any reports abo
Apple McLaren Takeover Talks Reported But Claim Seems to Be Unfounded
Newsmax / Posted 3 days ago
unfounded. “Ars has spoken to McLaren, and the company refutes any reports about a potential deal with Apple,” read an Ars Technica update to a report on the possible takeover, along with a statement from McLaren: "We can confirm that McLaren... Read more
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Billboard
Apple Hit With $22 Million Verdict in Latest 'Patent Troll' Caseusing user equipment to calculate available space of a protocol data unit in a
Apple Hit With $22 Million Verdict in Latest 'Patent Troll' Case
Billboard / Posted 3 days ago
using user equipment to calculate available space of a protocol data unit in a mobile communication network." According to Ars Technica, the system helps mobile providers optimize data usage. Acacia purchased the patent from Nokia in 2013. "The... Read more
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E-Commerce Times
iPhone 7 Draws Tepid Noticesand pundits. The practical improvements in the new iPhone are praiseworthy, wr
iPhone 7 Draws Tepid Notices
E-Commerce Times / Posted 3 days ago
and pundits. The practical improvements in the new iPhone are praiseworthy, wrote Andrew Cunningham in his review for Ars Technica, but he cautioned would-be buyers about the price they would have to pay for the upgrade. "The iPhone 7 is a... Read more
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MacDailyNews
Ars Technica reviews macOS 10.12 Sierra: ‘Once again plays second fiddle to iOS’ – MacDailyNewscomponent refreshes to keep up with new CPUs and GPUs as they’re released,” And
Ars Technica reviews macOS 10.12 Sierra: ‘Once again plays second fiddle to iOS’ – MacDailyNews
MacDailyNews / Posted 4 days ago
component refreshes to keep up with new CPUs and GPUs as they’re released,” Andrew Cunningham and Lee Hutchinson write for Ars Technica. “You could argue that year-over-year improvements in PC CPUs and GPUs have become so minor that it doesn’t... Read more
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MacDailyNews
iPhone 7 ‘hiss’ is likely just coil noise – MacDailyNewspredictable as sunrise, there’s a reported problem that may or may not gain a -
iPhone 7 ‘hiss’ is likely just coil noise – MacDailyNews
MacDailyNews / Posted 5 days ago
predictable as sunrise, there’s a reported problem that may or may not gain a -gate suffix,” Sebastian Anthony reports for Ars Technica. “This time, some iPhone 7s seem to be making an audible hissing noise.” “Here’s an audio clip (below) from... Read more
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redOrbit
Sugar industry officials paid off scientists for positive research resultscauses of the condition, a shocking new report published in JAMA Internal Medic
Sugar industry officials paid off scientists for positive research results
redOrbit / Posted 5 days ago
causes of the condition, a shocking new report published in JAMA Internal Medicine has revealed. According to Reuters and Ars Technica, the study in question was published in the New England Journal of Medicine in 1967, and while it was written by... Read more
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CNET
Katie Collins, Staff reporterKatie nerds out over maps and planes, both of which she uses to navigate her wa
Katie Collins, Staff reporter
CNET / Posted 6 days ago
Katie nerds out over maps and planes, both of which she uses to navigate her way around the world on epic adventures. In a previous life, she wrote for Reuters, Wired and Ars Technica. She loves CNET so much that she has worked for the site... Read more
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Lifehacker
Plex for Windows 10 is Now Truly Universala menu-driven program launcher called Bitsy Bye and other utilities like a BASI
Plex for Windows 10 is Now Truly Universal
Lifehacker / Posted 8 days ago
a menu-driven program launcher called Bitsy Bye and other utilities like a BASIC interpreter and ‘Unshrink’ expander. [Ars Technica] Zipcar is bringing a bike-sharing program to 15 college campuses. Similar to the car-sharing service, students... Read more
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ExtremeTech
New Oculus update adds Facebook integration, real-names policythat may raise eyebrows with its current users. The new update prompts users t
New Oculus update adds Facebook integration, real-names policy
ExtremeTech / Posted 8 days ago
that may raise eyebrows with its current users. The new update prompts users to log into Facebook, according to Ars Technica. Once you do, your Oculus username changes to your Facebook real name, without prompting and without any ability... Read more
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TechNewsWorld.com
iPhone 7 Draws Tepid Noticesand pundits. The practical improvements in the new iPhone are praiseworthy, wr
iPhone 7 Draws Tepid Notices
TechNewsWorld.com / Posted 9 days ago
and pundits. The practical improvements in the new iPhone are praiseworthy, wrote Andrew Cunningham in his review for Ars Technica, but he cautioned would-be buyers about the price they would have to pay for the upgrade. "The iPhone 7 is a... Read more
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Lifehacker
Windows Desktop Apps Are Finally Coming to the Windows Storefrom the developer’s website, you might soon just visit Microsoft’s app store f
Windows Desktop Apps Are Finally Coming to the Windows Store
Lifehacker / Posted 10 days ago
from the developer’s website, you might soon just visit Microsoft’s app store for a more seamless, easier installation. [Ars Technica] Did you know you can mute Instagram Stories? If you have a contact who keeps posting stories that you’d rather... Read more
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ExtremeTech
iPhone 7 review roundup: A very good iPhone, but not a clean leap forwardA10 Fusion processor has been discussed as a quad-core, but it turns out that’s
iPhone 7 review roundup: A very good iPhone, but not a clean leap forward
ExtremeTech / Posted 11 days ago
A10 Fusion processor has been discussed as a quad-core, but it turns out that’s not quite the right way to think about it. Ars Technica’s Andrew Cunningham confirmed that applications running under iOS 10 only “see” two physical processors and top... Read more
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The Hill
Netflix pushes FCC on data capsfiled the document last week as part of the FCC’s ongoing, regular review of th
Netflix pushes FCC on data caps
The Hill / Posted 11 days ago
filed the document last week as part of the FCC’s ongoing, regular review of the broadband market. It was first noticed by Ars Technica on Monday. Putting caps on the data customers can consume — both through mobile and wired internet connections... Read more
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Stamford Advocate
Netflix declares war on data caps (NFLX)whether “advanced telecommunications ability” is being extended to all American
Netflix declares war on data caps (NFLX)
Stamford Advocate / Posted 12 days ago
whether “advanced telecommunications ability” is being extended to all Americans in a “reasonable” and “timely” manner. As Ars Technica points out, historically this has meant a focus on the availability and speed of internet. But Netflix wants... Read more
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Connecticut Post
Netflix declares war on data caps (NFLX)whether “advanced telecommunications ability” is being extended to all American
Netflix declares war on data caps (NFLX)
Connecticut Post / Posted 12 days ago
whether “advanced telecommunications ability” is being extended to all Americans in a “reasonable” and “timely” manner. As Ars Technica points out, historically this has meant a focus on the availability and speed of internet. But Netflix wants... Read more
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San Francisco Chronicle
Netflix declares war on data caps (NFLX)whether “advanced telecommunications ability” is being extended to all American
Netflix declares war on data caps (NFLX)
San Francisco Chronicle / Posted 12 days ago
whether “advanced telecommunications ability” is being extended to all Americans in a “reasonable” and “timely” manner. As Ars Technica points out, historically this has meant a focus on the availability and speed of internet. But Netflix wants... Read more
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Business Insider
Netflix declares war on data capswhether “advanced telecommunications ability” is being extended to all American
Netflix declares war on data caps
Business Insider / Posted 12 days ago
whether “advanced telecommunications ability” is being extended to all Americans in a “reasonable” and “timely” manner. As Ars Technica points out, historically this has meant a focus on the availability and speed of internet. But Netflix wants... Read more
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San Antonio Express-News
Star Trek just turned 50. Here's how it helped inspire today's tech.similar name: the PADD, short for Personal Access Display Device. Doug Drexler
Star Trek just turned 50. Here's how it helped inspire today's tech.
San Antonio Express-News / Posted 14 days ago
similar name: the PADD, short for Personal Access Display Device. Doug Drexler, one of the designers behind the PADD, told Ars Technica that iPads felt "eerily similar" to his team's vision of how a real-life PADD would function. "It's uncanny to... Read more
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The Hill
DHS chief downplays election hack fearsperform other cleanup (SC Magazine) "Normally a senior person signs an extradi
DHS chief downplays election hack fears
The Hill / Posted 16 days ago
perform other cleanup (SC Magazine) "Normally a senior person signs an extradition order, but my order was signed and stamped by John Kerry," said the man in Bangkok accused of being the top advisor to the criminal market Silk Road. (Ars Tec... Read more
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The Washington Times
Roger Thomas Clark, Silk Road suspect, defies extradition efforts 10 months after arrestbut Mr. Clark dismissed the likelihood of being tried abroad in a recent prison
Roger Thomas Clark, Silk Road suspect, defies extradition efforts 10 months after arrest
The Washington Times / Posted 16 days ago
but Mr. Clark dismissed the likelihood of being tried abroad in a recent prison interview published Wednesday by Ars Technica. “It’s an impossible circumstance,” Mr. Clark told the tech website when asked about standing trial in the... Read more
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The Hill
AT&T spares DirecTV from data capsidea that all traffic on the internet should be treated in the same way. ADVER
AT&T spares DirecTV from data caps
The Hill / Posted 17 days ago
idea that all traffic on the internet should be treated in the same way. ADVERTISEMENT The offering, first reported by Ars Technica, is part of a growing trend at mobile broadband providers of offering free data when customers access certain... Read more
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The Atlantic
The Many Scandals of Donald Trump: A Cheat SheetA Trump aide says he was unaware of the plagiarism, but said he stood by the cu
The Many Scandals of Donald Trump: A Cheat Sheet
The Atlantic / Posted 17 days ago
A Trump aide says he was unaware of the plagiarism, but said he stood by the curriculum. Read more:The New York Times, Ars Technica, The Daily BeastBrendan McDermid / ReutersBuying Up His Own Books Where and when: various, 2016 The dirt:The... Read more
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Raw Story
Comcast’s new scheme is grossly inflating some customers’ bills — and the company can’t explain whyCommission, as many users hate the idea of seeing their bills increase if they
Comcast’s new scheme is grossly inflating some customers’ bills — and the company can’t explain why
Raw Story / Posted 18 days ago
Commission, as many users hate the idea of seeing their bills increase if they watch one too many Netflix shows. Ars Technica‘s investigation started when one customer told the publication that he received a bill that tacked on a whopping... Read more
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Fortune
OpenOffice Contemplates Shutdownthat there is little prospect of attracting more talent, and that a shutdown is
OpenOffice Contemplates Shutdown
Fortune / Posted 20 days ago
that there is little prospect of attracting more talent, and that a shutdown is “a serious possibility.” According to Ars Technica, OpenOffice has lost volunteers in part to LibreOffice, a fork of OpenOffice that debuted in 2011, and has since... Read more
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The Hindu
Microsoft, Google sign up for EU US Privacy ShieldFacebook, Apple and Twitter are yet to adopt Privacy Shield, Britain-based Ars
Microsoft, Google sign up for EU US Privacy Shield
The Hindu / Posted 22 days ago
Facebook, Apple and Twitter are yet to adopt Privacy Shield, Britain-based Ars Technica website reported American tech giants Microsoft, Google and Salesforce have officially adopted the EU—US Privacy Shield framework, enabling them to receive... Read more
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New Kerala
Microsoft, Google sign up for EU-US Privacy Shield - newkerala.com #113706to replace the defunct Safe Harbour framework. Facebook, Apple and Twitter are
Microsoft, Google sign up for EU-US Privacy Shield - newkerala.com #113706
New Kerala / Posted 22 days ago
to replace the defunct Safe Harbour framework. Facebook, Apple and Twitter are yet to adopt Privacy Shield, Britain-based Ars Technica website reported. The European Commission adopted the Privacy Shield in July to facilitate the transfer of... Read more
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MacDailyNews
Hillary Clinton first used an Apple Power Mac for private email server in basement – MacDailyNewsto “do business,” her e-mails would be treated as “official” record and be subj
Hillary Clinton first used an Apple Power Mac for private email server in basement – MacDailyNews
MacDailyNews / Posted 22 days ago
to “do business,” her e-mails would be treated as “official” record and be subject to the law,” Sean Gallagher reports for Ars Technica. “‘Be very careful,’ Powell said according to the FBI. ‘I got around it all by not saying much and not using... Read more
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Naked Capitalism
00PM Water Coolerbar soaps). Manufacturers will have one year to either reformulate their produc
00PM Water Cooler
Naked Capitalism / Posted 22 days ago
bar soaps). Manufacturers will have one year to either reformulate their products or pull them from the market entirely” [Ars Technica]. “Scientists have found that triclosan and other antimicrobial soaps have little benefit to consumers and may... Read more
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Gamasutra
Steam Spy and the specter of game sales transparencyreluctance of certain companies to share sales data in the video game industry
Steam Spy and the specter of game sales transparency
Gamasutra / Posted 23 days ago
reluctance of certain companies to share sales data in the video game industry has precedence. In 2007 NPD told Ars Technica that the group had no right to make console sales data public. “It's better to...leave it up to our clients to... Read more
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Boston Globe
Don’t get too excited about SETI’s ‘alien’ signalsort of bursting communication is done between ground stations and satellites,’
Don’t get too excited about SETI’s ‘alien’ signal
Boston Globe / Posted 24 days ago
sort of bursting communication is done between ground stations and satellites,’’ Nick Suntzeff of Texas A&M University told Ars Technica. ‘‘I would follow it if I were the astronomers, but I would also not hype the fact that it may be at SETI signal... Read more
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Raw Story
‘Strong signal’ from another solar system stirs interest in hunt for alien lifethis target is needed,” said the presentation. Nick Suntzeff, a Texas A&M Univ
‘Strong signal’ from another solar system stirs interest in hunt for alien life
Raw Story / Posted 24 days ago
this target is needed,” said the presentation. Nick Suntzeff, a Texas A&M University astronomer told the online magazine Ars Technica that the 11 gigahertz signal was observed in part of the radio spectrum used by the military. “If this were a... Read more
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The Times & The Sunday Times
Is there anybody out there?this target is needed," said the presentation. Nick Suntzeff, a Texas A&M Univ
Is there anybody out there?
The Times & The Sunday Times / Posted 25 days ago
this target is needed," said the presentation. Nick Suntzeff, a Texas A&M University astronomer, told the online magazine Ars Technica that the 11-gigahertz signal was observed in part of the radio spectrum used by the military. "If this were a... Read more
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The New Zealand Herald
About that alien signal? Don't get too excitedsort of bursting communication is done between ground stations and satellites,"
About that alien signal? Don't get too excited
The New Zealand Herald / Posted 25 days ago
sort of bursting communication is done between ground stations and satellites," Nick Suntzeff of Texas A&M University told Ars Technica. "I would follow it if I were the astronomers, but I would also not hype the fact that it may be at SETI signal... Read more
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Hamilton News
An alien signal from deep space? Don't get too excitedsort of bursting communication is done between ground stations and satellites,"
An alien signal from deep space? Don't get too excited
Hamilton News / Posted 25 days ago
sort of bursting communication is done between ground stations and satellites," Nick Suntzeff of Texas A&M University told Ars Technica. "I would follow it if I were the astronomers, but I would also not hype the fact that it may be at SETI signal... Read more
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Games Radar
Pokemon Go getting the port it so desperately needs: to Dreamcast VMUmore powerful than one. And who is responsible for this? Someone going by the o
Pokemon Go getting the port it so desperately needs: to Dreamcast VMU
Games Radar / Posted 25 days ago
more powerful than one. And who is responsible for this? Someone going by the online handle "guacasaurus_mex," according to Ars Technica. I couldn't make this up if I tried. Obviously the VMU lacks both the graphical punch and processing power of... Read more
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KERA North Texas
Scientists Looking For Alien Life Investigate 'Interesting' Signal From SpaceAnd even if it is, that doesn't mean it's definitely coming from intelligent li
Scientists Looking For Alien Life Investigate 'Interesting' Signal From Space
KERA North Texas / Posted 25 days ago
And even if it is, that doesn't mean it's definitely coming from intelligent lifeforms. Astronomer Nick Suntzeff told Ars Technica that there's a "significant chance" it could be military — that is, coming from covert satellite communications... Read more
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KPBS San Diego
Scientists Looking For Alien Life Investigate 'Interesting' Signal From SpaceAnd even if it is, that doesn't mean it's definitely coming from intelligent li
Scientists Looking For Alien Life Investigate 'Interesting' Signal From Space
KPBS San Diego / Posted 25 days ago
And even if it is, that doesn't mean it's definitely coming from intelligent lifeforms. Astronomer Nick Suntzeff told Ars Technica that there's a "significant chance" it could be military — that is, coming from covert satellite communications... Read more
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iafrica.com
Aliens? Strong signal detected in spacethis target is needed," said the presentation. Nick Suntzeff, a Texas A&M Univ
Aliens? Strong signal detected in space
iafrica.com / Posted 26 days ago
this target is needed," said the presentation. Nick Suntzeff, a Texas A&M University astronomer told the online magazine Ars Technica that the 11 gigahertz signal was observed in part of the radio spectrum used by the military. "If this were a... Read more
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International Business Times
New covert malware uses USB drives to jump airgaps and works on almost every storage devicemalware was named USBee because it behaves like a bee, flitting from one place
New covert malware uses USB drives to jump airgaps and works on almost every storage device
International Business Times / Posted 26 days ago
malware was named USBee because it behaves like a bee, flitting from one place to another, while gathering data, Ars Technica reported. The malware is capable of operating on almost any storage device that is compatible with USB 2.0... Read more
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International Business Times
Signal from nearby star 'may be extraterrestrial communication' say astronomersthat it could merely be something military — earthling military. Texas A&M Uni
Signal from nearby star 'may be extraterrestrial communication' say astronomers
International Business Times / Posted 26 days ago
that it could merely be something military — earthling military. Texas A&M University astronomer Nick Suntzeff cautioned Ars Technica that he would be sceptical because the signal was detected at 11 Ghz, a radio spectrum used by the... Read more
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The Manila Times
‘Strong signal’ stirs interest in hunt for alien lifethis target is needed,” said the presentation. Nick Suntzeff, a Texas A&M Univ
‘Strong signal’ stirs interest in hunt for alien life
The Manila Times / Posted 26 days ago
this target is needed,” said the presentation. Nick Suntzeff, a Texas A&M University astronomer told the online magazine Ars Technica that the 11 gigahertz signal was observed in part of the radio spectrum used by the military. “If this were a... Read more
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The Borneo Post
‘Strong signal’ stirs interest in hunt for alien lifethis target is needed,” said the presentation. Nick Suntzeff, a Texas A&M Univ
‘Strong signal’ stirs interest in hunt for alien life
The Borneo Post / Posted 26 days ago
this target is needed,” said the presentation. Nick Suntzeff, a Texas A&M University astronomer told the online magazine Ars Technica that the 11 gigahertz signal was observed in part of the radio spectrum used by the military. “If this were a... Read more
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Fortune
Woman Shoots Down Drone Over Godfather Actor's HomeIt’s already given me two flat tires on my tractor,” she told the Fauquier Time
Woman Shoots Down Drone Over Godfather Actor's Home
Fortune / Posted 26 days ago
It’s already given me two flat tires on my tractor,” she told the Fauquier Times. Fortune could not immediately confirm the facts of the story, but Youngman repeated the account to Ars Technica, adding that she is an experienced skee... Read more
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redOrbit
NASA’s Jeff Williams breaks Scott Kelly’s record for most time spent in spacejoined NASA following a distinguished career as a test pilot and was chosen to
NASA’s Jeff Williams breaks Scott Kelly’s record for most time spent in space
redOrbit / Posted 26 days ago
joined NASA following a distinguished career as a test pilot and was chosen to be an astronaut in 1996, according to Ars Technica. His first spaceflight came in 2000, as he served as the flight engineer and lead spacewalker for space shuttle... Read more
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Australian Broadcasting Corporation
'Strong signal' stirs interest in hunt for alien lifethis target is needed," the presentation said. Nick Suntzeff, a Texas A&M Univ
'Strong signal' stirs interest in hunt for alien life
Australian Broadcasting Corporation / Posted 26 days ago
this target is needed," the presentation said. Nick Suntzeff, a Texas A&M University astronomer told the online magazine Ars Technica that the 11 gigahertz signal was observed in part of the radio spectrum used by the military. "If this were a... Read more
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