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23-09-2017 Science

Microscopic and in motion

Nikon, one of the leading manufacturers of microscopes, also hosts an annual microscopy competition (and you can use any company's microscopes to enter). We've shared some of our favorite images with you in years past, since they've been every bit as artistic as good photography and, in many cases, reveal important details about the natural world—details that we'd otherwise never be able to appreciate. Most people will only get exposed to microscopy during high school biology...for the rest click 'Read More' Digi-DNA Read more

Microscopic and in motion

23-09-2017 Biz & IT

Justice Department goes nuclear on Google in search warrant fight

Enlarge / Close-up of cables and LED lights in the data center of T-Systems, a subsidiary of Deutsche Telekom AG. (credit: Thomas Trutschel/Getty Images) The Justice Department is demanding that a federal judge sanction Google for failing to abide by court orders to turn over data tied to 22 e-mail accounts. "Google's conduct here amounts to a willful and contemptuous disregard of various court orders," the government wrote (PDF) in a legal filing to US...for the rest click 'Read More' Digi-DNA Read more

Justice Department goes nuclear on Google in search warrant fight

23-09-2017 Gaming & Culture

After debut, Star Trek: Discovery will only be available on CBS All Access

Enlarge / Nichelle Nichols (left, who played Lt. Uhura in The Original Series) and Sonequa Martin-Green (First Officer Michael Burnham) attend the premiere of CBS’s Star Trek: Discovery at The Cinerama Dome on September 19, 2017 in Los Angeles, California. (credit: Todd Williamson / Getty Images News) Get yourself to a viewscreen: Sunday, September 24, 8:30pm ET is the moment that Star Trek fans have spent years waiting for. The first episode of Star Trek:...for the rest click 'Read More' Digi-DNA Read more

After debut, Star Trek: Discovery will only be available on CBS All Access

23-09-2017 Gaming & Culture

Spettacolo: Tension between tradition and the future take center stage in Italy

Enlarge / In Spettacolo, literally this town's whole world is a stage. (credit: Jeff Malmberg, Chris Shellen) The early moments of Spettacolo, the latest documentary from the team behind the acclaimed 2010 work Marwencol, may cause travel lust. As the film gets underway, old brick buildings serve as a backdrop for European architecture and vistas, practically begging viewers to hop on Airbnb, HomeAway, or some similar service just to survey the current options. But like...for the rest click 'Read More' Digi-DNA Read more

Spettacolo: Tension between tradition and the future take center stage in Italy

23-09-2017 Features

Is beaming down in Star Trek a death sentence?

Enlarge In the 2009 movie Star Trek, Captain Kirk and Sulu plummeted down toward the planet Vulcan without a parachute. “Beam us up, beam us up!” Kirk shouted in desperation. Then at the last second, after a tense scene of Chekov running top speed to the transporter room, their lives were saved moments before they hit the doomed planet’s rocky surface. Is Trek's transporter a bit like Futurama's suicide booth? (credit: 20th Century...for the rest click 'Read More' Digi-DNA Read more

Is beaming down in Star Trek a death sentence?

23-09-2017 Policy

Iceland authorities weighing options after neo-Nazi site registers there

Enlarge / Clouds hover above the surrounding geothermal waters at the Blue Lagoon near Reykjavik, Iceland in 2008. (credit: Matt Cardy / Getty Images) For the last six weeks, the neo-Nazi site The Daily Stormer has struggled to find a permanent domain name. The site lost its original .com address last month after site editor Andrew Anglin wrote a post mocking Heather Heyer, victim of the deadly hit-and-run attack in Charlottesville. The site bounced around...for the rest click 'Read More' Digi-DNA Read more

Iceland authorities weighing options after neo-Nazi site registers there

23-09-2017 Gaming & Culture

PUBG vs. Fortnite: A game-genre copycat face-off heats up

Enlarge / Fortnite's new Battle Royale mode includes this explosive splash screen. (credit: Epic Games) It's inevitable: every time a wildly successful video game comes along, imitators quickly follow in its footsteps. The tradition began with Pong and Pac-Man clones, and that practice has continued on PCs, consoles, and smartphones ever since. "Homages" at best and "blatant ripoffs" at worst have always been a part of the game industry. I couldn't help but think of this after my first thrilling time...for the rest click 'Read More' Digi-DNA Read more

PUBG vs. Fortnite: A game-genre copycat face-off heats up

22-09-2017 Policy

Shareholders force Zuckerberg to give up plan for non-voting shares

Enlarge / CEO Mark Zuckerberg speaks at Facebook's 2016 "F8" conference. (credit: Facebook) Mark Zuckerberg is giving up on an audacious plan to sell most of his Facebook shares without diminishing his total control over the company. The plan, which Facebook announced last year, would have given shareholders two new non-voting shares for each voting share they owned. Zuckerberg hoped to sell these shares to finance his charitable ambitions. But shareholders sued, arguing that the plan would further consolidate power in Zuckerberg's hands with...for the rest click 'Read More' Digi-DNA Read more

Shareholders force Zuckerberg to give up plan for non-voting shares

22-09-2017 Biz & IT

In spectacular fail, Adobe security team posts private PGP key on blog

Enlarge / Um, yes, that was Adobe PSIRT's private PGP key on their website. Best get their new public key. Having some transparency about security problems with software is great, but Adobe's Product Security Incident Response Team (PSIRT) took that transparency a little too far today when a member of the team posted the PGP keys for PSIRT's e-mail account—both the public and the private keys. The keys have since been taken down...for the rest click 'Read More' Digi-DNA Read more

In spectacular fail, Adobe security team posts private PGP key on blog

22-09-2017 Science

7Up gets a new ingredient in Mexico—meth

Enlarge (credit: Getty | Bloomberg) 7Up—the lemon-lime soda sometimes thought to be named for its original seven main ingredients—now has a troubling eighth ingredient in Mexico: methamphetamine. Health professionals in Arizona are warning travelers to the Mexicali area to be aware of possibly contaminated sodas there. The warning comes days after medical toxicologists and emergency doctors received reports of soda tampering in the area. According to the Attorney General of the State of Baja California, seven...for the rest click 'Read More' Digi-DNA Read more

7Up gets a new ingredient in Mexico—meth

22-09-2017 Tech

iFixit’s iPhone 8 teardown finds a smaller battery and lots of glue

Enlarge (credit: iFixit) There’s a new iPhone out in the wild, which means there’s a new teardown from iFixit showing everything that’s going on inside Apple’s latest handset. The popular repair site wrapped up its breakdown of the iPhone 8 on Friday, finding that the 8’s internals, unsurprisingly, look a good deal like those of last year’s iPhone 7. There are some small changes—more adhesive strips surrounding the battery, a slightly redesigned Lightning connector, the...for the rest click 'Read More' Digi-DNA Read more

iFixit’s iPhone 8 teardown finds a smaller battery and lots of glue

22-09-2017 Science

Possible good news about climate change leads to confused coverage

Enlarge (credit: Takver / Flickr) In The Guardian, the headline was “Ambitious 1.5C Paris climate target is still possible, new analysis shows.” But over at Breitbart, readers were told that “Climate Alarmists Finally Admit ‘We Were Wrong About Global Warming.’” Other headlines spanned pretty much the entire range between these two. The grist for the mill was a new study published in Nature Geoscience by a group of well-known climate scientists, but different news...for the rest click 'Read More' Digi-DNA Read more

Possible good news about climate change leads to confused coverage

22-09-2017 Biz & IT

Solar panel maker wins trade commission finding, tariff decision to go to Trump

Enlarge / An employee inspects photovoltaic cells following electrical contact soldering during manufacture at Solarworld AG in Freiberg, Germany, in July 2016. (credit: Martin Leissl/Bloomberg via Getty Images) On Friday, the International Trade Commission (ITC) sided with bankrupt solar panel manufacturer Suniva, voting 4-0 that cheap imported solar panels and modules have harmed domestic panel manufacturers. The commission now has until November to send recommendations on remedies to President Trump, who will be responsible...for the rest click 'Read More' Digi-DNA Read more

Solar panel maker wins trade commission finding, tariff decision to go to Trump

22-09-2017 Biz & IT

Verizon backtracks—but only slightly—in plan to kick customers off network

Enlarge (credit: Verizon) Verizon Wireless is giving a reprieve to some rural customers who are scheduled to be booted off their service plans, but only in cases when customers have no other options for cellular service. Verizon recently notified 8,500 customers in 13 states that they will be disconnected on October 17 because they used roaming data on another network. But these customers weren't doing anything wrong—they are being served by rural networks that were set up...for the rest click 'Read More' Digi-DNA Read more

Verizon backtracks—but only slightly—in plan to kick customers off network