The Iconic Arecibo Telescope Goes Quiet After Major Damage

Early Monday morning, a cable suspended over the Arecibo Telescope in Puerto Rico broke and left a 100-foot-long gash in the dish of the iconic radio telescope. The 3-inch diameter cable also caused damage...

COVID-19 leads to shocking cloud computing bills

It’s pretty significant when the Wall Street Journal talks about cloud issues, and this story (behind a paywall) is no different. The gist is that as enterprises support a mostly remote workforce with cloud computing,...

7 superb Python books for every skill level

The more popular or more powerful a programming language, the better the odds of finding not only many books about it, but a diversity of books. As Python has soared in popularity, so have...

The new edge in edge computing

It wasn't that long ago when with servers in our offices, we all had edge computing. Of course, we didn't think of it that way. It was just what worked. Then, along came the...

Mars may not have been the warm, wet planet we thought it was

Mars today is a cold, dry wasteland—but things were likely much different billions of years ago. Since we started launching robotic missions to Mars in the 1970s, scientists have collected evidence that points to...

Why MongoDB is ‘fundamentally better’ for developers

It takes a certain amount of chutzpah — OK, mountains of it — to invent a new kind of database and assume it will take over the world. Or maybe not assume, exactly, but,...

The Many Faces of Bad Science

In 1942, sociologist Robert Merton described the ethos of science in terms of its four key values: The first, universalism, meant the rules for doing research are objective and apply to all scientists, regardless...

Engineers brought together by Mars are now using technology to save Australia’s bees from...

Australia's biosecurity regime is about to get a timely technological boost from an unlikely alliance. Key points: Australia is the only inhabited continent still free of Varroa destructor Researchers have trained AI to count bees and detect...

6 ways Alibaba Cloud challenges AWS, Azure, and GCP

Most folks will by now have heard of Alibaba, the giant Chinese conglomerate, with business interests that include retail, financial services, logistics, media, and digital branding and marketing. The technology backbone underpinning these business...

Rite Aid Used Facial Recognition in Stores for Nearly a Decade

Just over two weeks after an unprecedented hack led to the compromise of the Twitter accounts of Bill Gates, Elon Musk, Barack Obama, and dozens more, authorities have charged three men in connection with...

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