Feed aggregator

U.S. House panel to meet with safety regulators about Takata air bags next week

Reuters: Technology - Fri, 2014-10-24 11:32
WASHINGTON/DETROIT (Reuters) - The U.S. House committee looking into the defective air bags made by Japanese supplier Takata Corp will hold an initial briefing with U.S. safety regulators next week to learn the details of the regional recalls affecting 10 automakers, a committee aide said on Friday.
Categories: news

Decades-old Scientific Paper May Hold Clues To Dark Matter

Slashdot - Fri, 2014-10-24 11:23
sciencehabit writes: Here's one reason libraries hang on to old science journals: A paper from an experiment conducted 32 years ago may shed light on the nature of dark matter, the mysterious stuff whose gravity appears to keep the galaxies from flying apart. The old data put a crimp in the newfangled concept of a 'dark photon' and suggest that a simple bargain-basement experiment could put the idea to the test. The data come from E137, a "beam dump" experiment that ran from 1980 to 1982 at SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory in Menlo Park, California. In the experiment, physicists slammed a beam of high-energy electrons, left over from other experiments, into an aluminum target to see what would come out. Researchers placed a detector 383 meters behind the target, on the other side of a sandstone hill 179 meters thick that blocked any ordinary particles.

Read more of this story at Slashdot.








Categories: news

Decades-old Scientific Paper May Hold Clues To Dark Matter

Slashdot - Fri, 2014-10-24 11:23
sciencehabit writes: Here's one reason libraries hang on to old science journals: A paper from an experiment conducted 32 years ago may shed light on the nature of dark matter, the mysterious stuff whose gravity appears to keep the galaxies from flying apart. The old data put a crimp in the newfangled concept of a 'dark photon' and suggest that a simple bargain-basement experiment could put the idea to the test. The data come from E137, a "beam dump" experiment that ran from 1980 to 1982 at SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory in Menlo Park, California. In the experiment, physicists slammed a beam of high-energy electrons, left over from other experiments, into an aluminum target to see what would come out. Researchers placed a detector 383 meters behind the target, on the other side of a sandstone hill 179 meters thick that blocked any ordinary particles.

Read more of this story at Slashdot.








Categories: news

Decades-old Scientific Paper May Hold Clues To Dark Matter

Slashdot - Fri, 2014-10-24 11:23
sciencehabit writes: Here's one reason libraries hang on to old science journals: A paper from an experiment conducted 32 years ago may shed light on the nature of dark matter, the mysterious stuff whose gravity appears to keep the galaxies from flying apart. The old data put a crimp in the newfangled concept of a 'dark photon' and suggest that a simple bargain-basement experiment could put the idea to the test. The data come from E137, a "beam dump" experiment that ran from 1980 to 1982 at SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory in Menlo Park, California. In the experiment, physicists slammed a beam of high-energy electrons, left over from other experiments, into an aluminum target to see what would come out. Researchers placed a detector 383 meters behind the target, on the other side of a sandstone hill 179 meters thick that blocked any ordinary particles.

Read more of this story at Slashdot.








Categories: news

Decades-old Scientific Paper May Hold Clues To Dark Matter

Slashdot - Fri, 2014-10-24 11:23
sciencehabit writes: Here's one reason libraries hang on to old science journals: A paper from an experiment conducted 32 years ago may shed light on the nature of dark matter, the mysterious stuff whose gravity appears to keep the galaxies from flying apart. The old data put a crimp in the newfangled concept of a 'dark photon' and suggest that a simple bargain-basement experiment could put the idea to the test. The data come from E137, a "beam dump" experiment that ran from 1980 to 1982 at SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory in Menlo Park, California. In the experiment, physicists slammed a beam of high-energy electrons, left over from other experiments, into an aluminum target to see what would come out. Researchers placed a detector 383 meters behind the target, on the other side of a sandstone hill 179 meters thick that blocked any ordinary particles.

Read more of this story at Slashdot.








Categories: news

Decades-old Scientific Paper May Hold Clues To Dark Matter

Slashdot - Fri, 2014-10-24 11:23
sciencehabit writes: Here's one reason libraries hang on to old science journals: A paper from an experiment conducted 32 years ago may shed light on the nature of dark matter, the mysterious stuff whose gravity appears to keep the galaxies from flying apart. The old data put a crimp in the newfangled concept of a 'dark photon' and suggest that a simple bargain-basement experiment could put the idea to the test. The data come from E137, a "beam dump" experiment that ran from 1980 to 1982 at SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory in Menlo Park, California. In the experiment, physicists slammed a beam of high-energy electrons, left over from other experiments, into an aluminum target to see what would come out. Researchers placed a detector 383 meters behind the target, on the other side of a sandstone hill 179 meters thick that blocked any ordinary particles.

Read more of this story at Slashdot.








Categories: news

Decades-old Scientific Paper May Hold Clues To Dark Matter

Slashdot - Fri, 2014-10-24 11:23
sciencehabit writes: Here's one reason libraries hang on to old science journals: A paper from an experiment conducted 32 years ago may shed light on the nature of dark matter, the mysterious stuff whose gravity appears to keep the galaxies from flying apart. The old data put a crimp in the newfangled concept of a 'dark photon' and suggest that a simple bargain-basement experiment could put the idea to the test. The data come from E137, a "beam dump" experiment that ran from 1980 to 1982 at SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory in Menlo Park, California. In the experiment, physicists slammed a beam of high-energy electrons, left over from other experiments, into an aluminum target to see what would come out. Researchers placed a detector 383 meters behind the target, on the other side of a sandstone hill 179 meters thick that blocked any ordinary particles.

Read more of this story at Slashdot.








Categories: news

Decades-old Scientific Paper May Hold Clues To Dark Matter

Slashdot - Fri, 2014-10-24 11:23
sciencehabit writes: Here's one reason libraries hang on to old science journals: A paper from an experiment conducted 32 years ago may shed light on the nature of dark matter, the mysterious stuff whose gravity appears to keep the galaxies from flying apart. The old data put a crimp in the newfangled concept of a 'dark photon' and suggest that a simple bargain-basement experiment could put the idea to the test. The data come from E137, a "beam dump" experiment that ran from 1980 to 1982 at SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory in Menlo Park, California. In the experiment, physicists slammed a beam of high-energy electrons, left over from other experiments, into an aluminum target to see what would come out. Researchers placed a detector 383 meters behind the target, on the other side of a sandstone hill 179 meters thick that blocked any ordinary particles.

Read more of this story at Slashdot.








Categories: news

Decades-old Scientific Paper May Hold Clues To Dark Matter

Slashdot - Fri, 2014-10-24 11:23
sciencehabit writes: Here's one reason libraries hang on to old science journals: A paper from an experiment conducted 32 years ago may shed light on the nature of dark matter, the mysterious stuff whose gravity appears to keep the galaxies from flying apart. The old data put a crimp in the newfangled concept of a 'dark photon' and suggest that a simple bargain-basement experiment could put the idea to the test. The data come from E137, a "beam dump" experiment that ran from 1980 to 1982 at SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory in Menlo Park, California. In the experiment, physicists slammed a beam of high-energy electrons, left over from other experiments, into an aluminum target to see what would come out. Researchers placed a detector 383 meters behind the target, on the other side of a sandstone hill 179 meters thick that blocked any ordinary particles.

Read more of this story at Slashdot.








Categories: news

32,000 Hungarians plan to take to the streets for 'internet tax' protest

The Register - Fri, 2014-10-24 11:01
New law proposes taxing every gigabyte in the land

More than 30,000 people have pledged to stage a protest against Hungary's proposed internet tax law in the capital on Sunday.…

Categories: news

How to Hack Your Own Network and Beef Up Its Security with Kali Linux

Linux Today - Fri, 2014-10-24 11:00

Lifehacker: Kali Linux is a security-focused operating system you can run off a CD or USB drive, anywhere.

Categories: linux, news, open source

PCGamingWiki Looks Into Linux Gaming With 'Port Reports'

Slashdot - Fri, 2014-10-24 10:40
AberBeta writes: PCGamingWiki contributor Soeb has been looking into the recent larger budget game releases to appear on Linux, including XCOM: Enemy Unknown and Borderlands: The Pre–Sequel produced by Mac porting houses Feral and Aspyr. Soeb reports that while feature parity is high, performance could be a bit better. Performance differences aside, the games are finally arriving on Linux — now the userbase needs to expand to make a virtuous cycle.

Read more of this story at Slashdot.








Categories: news

iMessage SPAM floods US mobile networks

The Register - Fri, 2014-10-24 10:33
iSpam knockoff goods scam

China-based counterfeiters are spamvertising knock-off designer goods using Apple iMessage instead of using conventional email spam runs.…

Categories: news

U.S. nurse who had Ebola is virus free: health officials

Reuters: Technology - Fri, 2014-10-24 10:13
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A Dallas nurse who contracted Ebola is now free of the virus, U.S. health officials said on Friday.
Categories: news

Microsoft discovers long-lost phone division down back of sofa

The Register - Fri, 2014-10-24 10:06
Confirms it'll be chucking 'Lumia' brand into the round file

Nokia phones generated $2.6bn in revenue for Microsoft as the division arrested its decline. Redmond sold 9.3m Lumia devices in the quarter, the most ever.…

Categories: news

Why Contribute to an Enterprise Open Source Project?

Linux Today - Fri, 2014-10-24 10:00

Linux.com: Few would dispute the notion that open source projects live and die by their communities.

Categories: linux, news, open source

ECB's Draghi tells euro zone more needed to avoid another crisis

Reuters: Technology - Fri, 2014-10-24 09:58
BRUSSELS (Reuters) - France and Italy renewed their commitment to reform their economies on Friday in the hope of winning more time to bring their public finances in order but the ECB's president warned more needed to be done to avoid "a relapse into recession".
Categories: news

How To Beat Online Price Discrimination

Slashdot - Fri, 2014-10-24 09:57
New submitter Intrepid imaginaut sends word of a study (PDF) into how e-commerce sites show online shoppers different prices depending on how they found an item and what the sites know about the customer. "For instance, the study found, users logged in to Cheaptickets and Orbitz saw lower hotel prices than shoppers who were not registered with the sites. Home Depot shoppers on mobile devices saw higher prices than users browsing on desktops. Some searchers on Expedia and Hotels.com consistently received higher-priced options, a result of randomized testing by the websites. Shoppers at Sears, Walmart, Priceline, and others received results in a different order than control groups, a tactic known as “steering.” To get a better price, the article advises deleting cookies before shopping, using your browser's private mode, putting the items in your shopping cart without buying them right away, and using tools like Camelcamelcamel to keep an eye out for price drops.

Read more of this story at Slashdot.








Categories: news

U.S. new home sales at six-year high; recovery still fragile

Reuters: Technology - Fri, 2014-10-24 09:41
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Sales of new U.S. single-family homes rose to a six-year high in September, but a sharp downward revision to August's sales pace indicated the housing recovery remains tentative.
Categories: news

Ubuntu's shiny 10th birthday Unicorn: An upgrade fantasy

The Register - Fri, 2014-10-24 09:33
Exciting possibilities. Just not yet

Review For a celebratory 10th birthday release, Ubuntu 14.10 is a bit of a damp squib.…

Categories: news