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Boldly going where no palate has gone before: A Star Trek wine tasting
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Enlarge / The inaugural collection of Star Trek wines includes a 2016 Chateau Picard Cru Bourgeois Bordeaux and a 2017 Special Reserve United Federation of Planets Old Vine Zinfandel. (credit: Jennifer Ouellette) What is it about alcohol and Star Trek? We’ve had the Star Trek: The Next Generation 30th anniversary beer, the James T. Kirk […]

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Chandrayaan-2's Orbiter Is Still Going Strong
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An anonymous reader quotes Space.com: India’s Chandrayaan-2 orbiter attempted to drop a lander named Vikram near the lunar south pole yesterday afternoon (Sept. 6), but mission controllers lost contact with the descending craft when it was just 1.3 miles (2.1 kilometers) above the gray dirt. As of early Saturday morning (Sept. 7), the Indian Space […]

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Researchers are creepily close to predicting when you’re going to die
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Enlarge / Samples of donated blood in Vacutainer test tubes. (credit: Getty | Universal Images Group) If death is in the cards, it may also be in your blood. Measurements of 14 metabolic substances in blood were pretty good at predicting whether people were likely to die in the next five to 10 years. The […]

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You’re probably not going to get your $125 from the Equifax settlement
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Enlarge / A monitor displays Equifax Inc. signage on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) in New York on Friday, September 15, 2017. (credit: Michael Nagle/Bloomberg | Getty Images) If you haven’t already filed a claim for cash compensation in response to the Equifax breach, you might be out of luck. The […]

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SpaceX is going to deliver Nickelodeon slime to the space station for science     – CNET
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After a trip on a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket, Nickelodeon’s green, gooey slime will make its debut in microgravity.

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Who’s going to use the big bad Libra?
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There is so much to write about Libra, and so much which has already been written misses the mark, mostly, I think, because most pundits haven’t spent much time in the developing world, which is very clearly the target market here. Just look at its launch video: I’ve seen apocalyptic reactions warning of Libra ushering […]

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What is going on at Google? video     – CNET
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Google announced a new council to handle AI concerns and dissolved it after employees revolted. Meanwhile, a report says YouTube might have had its priorities messed up. All that, Android Q Beta 2, your comments and more in this episode of Alphabet City!

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USB 3.2 is going to make the current USB branding even worse
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Enlarge / USB Type-C cable and port. (credit: USB-IF) USB 3.2, which doubles the maximum speed of a USB connection to 20Gb/s, is likely to materialize in systems later this year. In preparation for this, the USB-IF—the industry group that together develops the various USB specifications—has announced the branding and naming that the new revision […]

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Google: Software is never going to be able to fix Spectre-type bugs
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Enlarge (credit: Aurich Lawson / Getty Images) Researchers from Google investigating the scope and impact of the Spectre attack have published a paper asserting that Spectre-like vulnerabilities are likely to be a continued feature of processors and, further, that software-based techniques for protecting against them will impose a high performance cost. And whatever the cost, […]

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