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Facebook: Don't Censor Human Rights Documentation
Science & Tech  (tags: social media, human rights, censorship, petitions )

Freya
- 1 day ago - petitions.signforgood.com
Facebook, a platform increasingly used to document human rights abuses, has censored human rights documentation, including content that depicts police violence.
The Single Photon Converter Is a Key Component of the Quantum Internet
Science & Tech  (tags: Single Photon Convertor )

Michael
- 2 days ago - spacedaily.com
The new device should facilitate the construction of complex quantum computers, and in the future may become an important element in global quantum networks, the successors of today's Internet
Micro-Bubbles Make Big Impact
Science & Tech  (tags: Micro-bubbles )

Michael
- 2 days ago - robodaily.com
The quest to develop a wireless micro-robot for biomedical applications requires a small-scale "motor" that can be wirelessly powered through biological media.
Robots Are Growing Tons of Our Food. Here's the Creepy Part.
Science & Tech  (tags: agriculture, robotics, Big Agra, farming )

Freya
- 2 days ago - motherjones.com
You don't see self-driving cars taking over American cities yet, but robotic tractors already roar through our corn and soybean farms, helping to plant and spray crops.
Plague Pit With Skeletons of 48 Black Death Victims, Including 21 Children, Found at Abbey in Lincolnshire
Science & Tech  (tags: ancient, archaeology, discovery )

Marty
- 2 days ago - independent.co.uk
A plague pit containing the skeletons of 48 Black Death victims, including 21 children, has been discovered at the site of a 14th century monastery hospital...
Supernovas and Ultra-Diffuse Galaxies
Science & Tech  (tags: Ultra - diffuse galaxies )

Michael
- 3 days ago - earthsky.org
These strange galaxies have 1,000 times fewer stars than the Milky Way, yet occupy a large space. Astronomers used an advanced computer simulation to show that supernova explosions helped create them.
Shear Brilliance: Computing Tackles the Mystery of the Dark Universe
Science & Tech  (tags: Telescope and Dark Matter )

Michael
- 3 days ago - spacedaily.com
A revolutionary telescope project might have harnessed the power of distributed computing from the UK's GridPP collaboration to tackle one of the Universe's biggest mysteries - the nature of dark matter and dark energy.
Japan Kicks Off AI Supercomputer Project
Science & Tech  (tags: Super computer )

Michael
- 3 days ago - bbc.com
The country said it was planning to spend 19.5bn yen (£140m) to create the AI Bridging Cloud computer (AIBC). It hopes the AIBC will run at a speed of 130 petaflops - outpacing China's Sunway TaihuLight machine, which is currently the world's fastest.
One Journey of Our Sun and Planets Around the Center of Our Milky Way Galaxy Is Sometimes Called a Cosmic Year. ThatâEUR(TM)s Approxi
Science & Tech  (tags: Milky Way )

Michael
- 4 days ago - earthsky.org
Our Milky Way galaxy is a big place. Even at this blazing speed, it takes the sun approximately 225-250 million years to complete one journey around the galaxyâEUR(TM)s center.
Article Proposes Theory Behind Fast Magnetic Reconnection
Science & Tech  (tags: fast magnetic reconnection )

Michael
- 4 days ago - spacedaily.com
At issue is how magnetic reconnection, a universal process that sets off solar flares, northern lights and cosmic gamma-ray bursts, occurs so much faster than theory says should be possible.
 
 
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