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Jupiter‘s atmosphere is regulated by ammonia storms, research reveals

The Juno spacecraft orbiting Jupiter just revealed mechanisms driving mammoth storms in the Jovian atmosphere. Storms on Jupiter form ammonia-rich hail - called mushballs - in the atmosphere of the giant planet, new research reveals. Investigators believe these tempests play an important role in regulating the Jovian atmosphere. Shallow lightning is seen by the Juno spacecraft emanating from clouds rich in ammonia. Large quantities of ammonia nor

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6 hours of streaming Netflix may be the equivalent of burning 1L of petrol

Coronavirus lockdowns have led to a massive reduction in global emissions, but there‘s one area where energy usage is up way up during the pandemic: internet traffic. Data-intensive video streaming, gaming, and live streaming for business, university, and school classes is chewing up energy. Estimates can be notoriously difficult and depend on the electricity source, but six hours of streaming video may be the equivalent of burning one li

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Classic film fans won the streaming wars

The number of classic movies on streaming services has risen considerably in the last year - meaning it‘s now easier than it used to be to become a cinephile in the streaming age. But which service has the highest concentration of classic films? Two years ago, I wrote an article about how hard it was to be a cinephile in the age of Netflix. I wanted to see how many classic films were actually available on streaming services, without having

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EA renames its subscription service to EA Play

EA today revealed that it‘s rebranding and consolidating its subscription service. Whereas before it operated under a few different names, now it‘ll all be under a new banner called EA Play. This is likely both an attempt to avoid confusion and to make its transition to Steam more appealing. I wouldn‘t want to say gamers avoided EA‘s subscription service, an otherwise decent value, because it was confusing - but I am going

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A time traveler‘s guide to the end of the universe

In this series we‘ll take a science and technology-based overhead view of the future from the perspective of a time traveler. This edition focuses on what you‘d see if you traveled far enough into the future to watch the universe end. So you‘ve decided to visit the end of the universe? Well, bully for you. Some folks might call it a spoiler, but I say we should skip to the end just to see where all of this is going. Luckily for

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How Facebook‘s Yann LeCun is charting a path to human-level artificial intelligence

When Yann LeCun founded the Facebook AI Research (FAIR) lab in 2013, artificial intelligence was entering a boom period that his research helped trigger. Facebook‘s chief AI scientist had been among a group of computer scientists who retained faith in deep neural networks during an ‘AI winter‘ of reduced funding and interest in the field.In 2019, his efforts earned him a share of the Turning Award, together with his friendsYoshu

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How Facebook‘s Yann LeCun is charting a path to human-level intelligence

When Yann LeCun founded the Facebook AI Research (FAIR) lab in 2013, artificial intelligence was entering a boom period that his research helped trigger. Facebook‘s chief AI scientist had been among a group of computer scientists who retained faith in deep neural networks during an ‘AI winter‘ of reduced funding and interest in the field.In 2019, his efforts earned him a share of the Turning Award, together with his friendsYoshu

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Ryan Reynolds launches a streaming service that just plays one movie

Brace yourself, Netflix, Disney+, etc. A new streaming service has come on to the scene. I don‘t know about y‘all, but I think we‘ve got a real contender on our hands. If for some reason you haven‘t heard, Hollywood polymath Ryan Reynolds today announced a new streaming service from Mint Mobile, because ‘every tech company needs a streaming service.‘ The new service carries just one movie - 2003‘s Foolpro

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Horrific AI surveillance experiment uses convicted felons as human guinea pigs

When a convicted felon in the US completes their court-mandated sentence(s) they‘re considered a free citizen with limited rights. Felons can only vote in two states, they cannot legally own a firearm, and they may not serve on a jury. Otherwise the articles of the US Constitution and the Bill of Rights apply to those who‘ve done their time the same as those who‘ve never been criminally convicted. One of the biggest impediments

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Telegram introduces end-to-end encrypted video calls

Telegram is introducing end-to-end encrypted video calls on its platform as the chat app completes seven years. Right now the feature will be available in alpha mode on its Android app, while iOS users might have to wait for a little while to get this feature. Currently, you can only do one-on-one video calls, but the company says that it will introduce group video chat in the coming months. Telegram‘s competitor, WhatsApp, already offers g

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‘Netflix of China‘ stock tanks amid SEC probe into billion-dollar fraud allegations

The US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) is investigating Baidu‘s iQiyi (IQ), aka ‘the Netflix of China,‘ after an activist crew of short sellers alleged the video streaming platform cooks its books. ‘The SEC‘s Division of Enforcementis seeking the production of certain financial and operating records dating fromJanuary 1, 2018, as well as documents related to certain acquisitions and investments that were ide

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This comprehensive Microsoft Excel training package will teach you everything you need to know about data

TLDR: With the training in the Premium A to Z Microsoft Excel Bundle, you canl go from Excel novice to certified pro status. Leave it to scientists to take the most pragmatic route to solve a problem. Geneticists were having a bear of a time using Microsoft Excel to catalog and shift through details of various human genes because the names of those genes were being mistaken by the app as dates and automatically reformatted. Rather than suffer in

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Russia‘s first mass-produced EV will cost less than 7,000 but you can‘t buy it

As a country, Russia isn‘t exactly associated with renewable energy. Around 16% of its GDP comes from oil, natural gas, and precious metals, so it‘s not surprising that electric vehicles aren‘t that high on its agenda. Also, when it comes to motorcars in the freezing and remote parts of the country, they favor reliability, repairability, and familiarity. Take the Lada Niva for example. It‘s a super compact utilitarian vehi

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This AI simulation of Roger Federer helps him overcome his Wimbledon SHAME

In the 2019 Wimbledon final, Roger Federer was a point away from becoming theoldest player to win a major championship in the Open era. But the Swiss aceuncharacteristically hit his forehand shot just wide, giving Novak Djokovic the chance to snatch the title. Pundits feared the error wouldhaunt the Swiss ace for the rest of his life. But a new AI project has rewritten tennis folklore, by recreating the point to hand King Roger the crown. The sys

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The OnePlus Nord is the beefy boy in the 400 phone market

My colleague and I often discuss what makes a phone mid-range. In India, the norm is to consider phones in the 20,000-30,000 (267-401) price bucket as mid-range. In Europe and in the US, that range goes up when you count in USD. But in all regions, the newly launched OnePlus Nord is an attractive buy without shelling out too much money. The phone has a sturdy build, with a good screen and reliable performance - ticking almost all boxes for a phon

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This AI simulation of Roger Federer can help him overcome his Wimbledon SHAME

In the 2019 Wimbledon final, Roger Federer was a point away from becoming theoldest player to win a major championship in the Open era. But the Swiss aceuncharacteristically hit his forehand shot just wide, giving Novak Djokovic the chance to snatch the title. Pundits feared the error wouldhaunt the Swiss ace for the rest of his life. But a new AI project has rewritten tennis folklore, by recreating the point to hand King Roger the crown. The sys

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Thunderstorms are difficult to predict - and heatwaves make it even harder

If you‘re in the UK, you may not have slept well this week. According to the weather gauges at the University of Reading, where I work, Tuesday 11 August was the third hottest night in records that date back to 1908. But it seems that, as is often the case with summer hot spells, the heatwave is ending with some spectacular thunderstorms. Tragically, downpours in Scotland are even thought to have played a part in a landslide that derailed a

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This artist turns boring stock market data into gorgeous minimalist art

Depending on who you ask, the stock market is either fascinating or painfully dull - but one artist is turning charts into aesthetic vaporwave prints to bridge the gap. Stoxart is the work of Gladys, a self-described visual insights innovator mixing data with art to capture 2020‘s monumentally volatile markets. Entirely hand-drawn with Adobe Illustrator‘s pen tool, Gladys amplifies the context surrounding this year‘s biggeststoc

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Revolutionary technique lets astronomers find a huge planet that‘s just like Saturn

The VLBA radio telescope network has discovered a massive exoplanet - similar to Saturn - orbiting a nearby star. And they did it using a revolutionary technique first envisioned more than a century ago. A planet as large as Saturn named TVLM 513b has been spotted orbiting a cool, dim star just 35 light-years away by astronomers using the Very Long Baseline Array (VLBA) ALMA network of radio telescopes. Using a cutting-edge network of radio teles

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Instagram kept your DMs and pics long after you deleted them

It seems Instagram wasn‘t quite honest with its users when it gave them the option to permanently delete their messages and photos. Security researcher Saugat Pokharel has clinched a 6,000 bug bounty after noticing that the service kept messages and photos on its servers long after users wiped them, TechCrunch reports. The discovery was possible thanks to Instagram‘s own data download tool, which the company released in 2018 to comply

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This site tracks trending TikTok songs - and it‘s amazing

While TikTok has a lot of memes and sketches, music-based videos are a large part of the platform. It gave a push to hits such as Lil Nas X‘sOld Town Road,Drake‘s Toosie Slide,andJawsh 685‘sLaxed (SIREN BEAT). It might not be possible to know all the trending songs on the platform. But now there might be a little help on the way. This new site called Tiktometer shows the top 30 trending tracks on the short video app for the week

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Uber and Lyft would rather shutdown than pay employee benefits

New age taxi firms Uber and Lyft have entered into a fight to the death with Californian regulators over how they classify their drivers. Just a few days ago, the state ruled that the companies must recognize its drivers as employees and pay them benefits. But Uber and Lyft will do anything to avoid that, including shutting down business in the Golden State altogether. Following Monday‘s ruling, Uber and Lyft showed no signs of yielding and

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8 things you should know about the all-electric Cadillac Lyriq

This article was originally published by Michael Coates onClean Fleet Report, a publication that gives its readers the information they need to move to cars and trucks with best fuel economy, including electric cars, fuel cells, plug-in hybrids, hybrids, and advanced diesel and gasoline engines. We may not see the production version for more than a year, but Cadillac just took up the gauntlet in luxury electric crossovers that have been laid down

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Don‘t kill your lunch break because of COVID-19 - use it to advance your career

To say that 2020 has been a strange year is undoubtedly the understatement of the century. As a result of COVID-19, we‘ve had to change and adapt at lightning speed - in most cases swapping offices for spare rooms (if you‘re one of the lucky ones), and kitchen tables (or beds) for desks. These changes come with their own challenges. For example, struggling to stay focused and motivated when working remotely, dealing with countless vid

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