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Can a Bubble Net Stop a Hurricane? Some Norwegians Think So

Tue, 09/01/2020 - 07:00
An idea to use underwater bubbles to cool oceans and deflate oncoming storms is the latest in a series of far-out schemes for controlling the weather.
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The Blurred Lines and Closed Loops of Google Search

Mon, 08/31/2020 - 16:00
Seemingly small design tweaks to the search results interface may change how and where people find information online.
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A Beautiful Yet Grim Map Shows How Wildfire Smoke Spreads

Mon, 08/31/2020 - 11:35
California’s blazes have sent a haze across the United States. An experimental model shows where that cloud ends up.
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Are Radioactive Diamond Batteries a Cure for Nuclear Waste?

Mon, 08/31/2020 - 10:29
Researchers are developing a new battery powered by lab-grown gems made from reformed nuclear waste. If it works, it will last thousands of years.
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I Was a Floating Head at an NBA Game. It Gets Weirder

Mon, 08/31/2020 - 10:04
Crowds of spectral, legless virtual fans are part of the league's stab at preserving the ambiance of pre-pandemic basketball. I took a seat.
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Apple Accidentally Approved Malware to Run on MacOS

Mon, 08/31/2020 - 10:00
The ubiquitous Shlayer adware has picked up a new trick, slipping past Cupertino's “notarization” defenses for the first time.
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T-Mobile and Sprint Merger FAQ: What You Need to Know (2020)

Mon, 08/31/2020 - 08:00
If you’re a Sprint or T-Mobile subscriber, you may have a lot of questions now that the two wireless carriers have merged. And what's happening with Dish and Boost? We have answers.
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The Pheromonophone Lets You Reach Out and Smell Someone

Mon, 08/31/2020 - 08:00
The prankish device is the subject of a new audiobook that pokes serious fun at Silicon Valley’s culture of disruption. We spoke with its inventor.
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Should Google’s Ad Market Be Regulated Like the Stock Market?

Mon, 08/31/2020 - 07:00
A leading antitrust scholar says yes. Congress may be listening.
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How Cryptography Lets Down Marginalized Communities

Mon, 08/31/2020 - 07:00
Speaking at a prestigious crypto conference this month, Seny Kamara called on the field to recognize its blind spots—and fix them.
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Covid Is Accelerating a Global Censorship Crisis

Sun, 08/30/2020 - 09:00
Autocracies and democracies alike are suppressing information within their borders, which will affect public health and security around the world.
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Porn Sites Still Won’t Take Down Nonconsensual Deepfakes

Sun, 08/30/2020 - 09:00
The videos are racking up millions of views. Meanwhile, for victims, the legal options aren’t keeping up with the technology
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6 Kids School Supplies for Online Distance Learning

Sun, 08/30/2020 - 09:00
Whether your children are distance learning, in the classroom, or somewhere in between, we’ve got a school supplies list to make this year a little easier.
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These New Shape-Shifting Materials Get Super Cool, Super Fast

Sun, 08/30/2020 - 08:00
Shape memory alloys and a kind of plastic crystal chill quickly under force or pressure. They could lead to eco-friendly fridges and air conditioners.
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How to Protect the Data on Your Laptop

Sun, 08/30/2020 - 07:00
Your laptop is a treasure trove of personal and sensitive information—make sure it's as secure as it can be.
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The Joy of ‘Analog’ Cooking on a Green Coleman Camp Stove

Sun, 08/30/2020 - 07:00
The best way to unplug from all your digital kitchen gadgetry is to fire up a pair of propane burners in the middle of nowhere.
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Can Australia Force Google and Facebook to Pay for News?

Sun, 08/30/2020 - 07:00
A proposed law would require the tech giants to negotiate with publishers. Similar attempts in Europe have largely failed.
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A Spate of Arrests Sends the Piracy World Reeling

Sat, 08/29/2020 - 09:00
Plus: ATM hacks, the Belarus internet shutdown, and more of the week's top security news.
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The Excellent Evolution of 'Bill and Ted Face the Music'

Sat, 08/29/2020 - 09:00
A conversation with Director Dean Parisot and writers Ed Solomon and Chris Matheson about how they updated the franchise for its third film.
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The 10 Best Portable Coffee Makers (2020): All-in-Ones, French Presses, and More

Sat, 08/29/2020 - 08:00
Whether it’s Aeropress, French press, or faux espresso, we’ve found the best ways to make a great cup of Joe anywhere.
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