China’s Tianwen-1 mission is on its way to Mars

The news: China’s Tianwen-1 mission to Mars successfully lifted off shortly before 1 p.m. local time on Thursday, July 23, Chinese media reported. The mission, which includes a lander, rover, and orbiter, is expected...

How to describe Java code with annotations

You’ve probably encountered situations where you need to associate metadata (data that describes other data) with classes, methods, and/or other application elements. For example, your programming team might need to identify unfinished classes in...

Roof Rack Technology Just Got Its First Interesting Tweak In A Long Time –...

Off-road overland outfitter ARB has basically taken GoPro’s best business idea and applied it to roof racks. The company’s BASE rack looks slick and, more significantly, comes with its own ecosystem of accessories. It...

Seafood industry to utilise new technology in fight against food fraud – ABC News

The seafood industry is hoping world-first technology will protect them against food fraud. Key points: World first portable X-ray fluorescence technology will help protect against food-fraud The $202,500 project is being run by the Australian Nuclear Science...

Facebook is taking a hard look at racial bias in its algorithms

Facebook has announced it’s building teams that will study racial bias baked into the algorithms used on its platform and on Instagram, which it owns. The move is a significant acknowledgment that the...

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...

How Technology Can Help Solve (My) Business Problems – Forbes

There is an incredible similarity between the business challenges of a Sumerian potter and a modern-day business owner. Decades separate the two, but the same problems keep them up at night. Both need to...

Why you can’t help screwing around while working from home

Part of the July Issue of The Highlight, our home for ambitious stories that explain our world. Since Matthew Burrows entered self-quarantine in March, he’s had to learn how to accommodate a new co-worker:...

Facebook says it will look for racial bias in its algorithms

The news: Facebook says it is setting up new internal teams to look for racial bias in the algorithms that drive its main social network and Instagram, according to the Wall Street Journal. In...

4 powerful features Python is still missing

Python is a living language — under constant development to keep up with the times. The Python Software Foundation is not just making additions to the standard library and to the reference implementation CPython,...

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