Anything goes

NASA to Announce New Science Results About Moon
nasa.gov/press-release/nasa-to-anno… 
youtube thumbnail

NASA will announce an exciting new discovery about the Moon from the Stratospheric Observatory for Infrared Astronomy (SOFIA) at a media teleconference at 12 p.m. EDT Monday, Oct. 26.

The Vanishing World of Neon Motel Signs
atlasobscura.com/articles/vanishing… 
youtube thumbnail

A photographer has spent decades capturing these symbols of Americana and the open road.

Tesla hacker reveals what driver-facing camera is looking for
electrek.co/2020/10/04/tesla-hacker… 
youtube thumbnail

A Tesla hacker has revealed what Tesla’s driver-facing camera in Model 3 and Model Y is looking for — hinting at driver monitoring feature. When Tesla launched the Model 3, it equipped the vehicle with a standard cabin-facing camera located in the rearview mirror. At the time, the automaker said that the camera wasn’t active and […]

The TikTok War
stratechery.com/2020/the-tiktok-war/ 
youtube thumbnail

How TikTok exposed Facebook’s blindspot, thanks to its Chinese roots, and why those Chinese roots make TikTok a genuine concern.

Daniel Ek will invest over $1 billion in European moonshots
protocol.com/bulletins/daniel-ek-1-… 
youtube thumbnail

At an event hosted by Slush, the Spotify CEO said: "I will devote €1 billion of my personal resources to enable the ecosystem of builders to achieve [the] European dream over the next decade.""I will do so by funding so-called moonshots focusing on the deep technology necessary to make a significant...

Why are Amnesty International monitors not able to observe the Assange hearing?
amnesty.org/en/latest/news/2020/09/… 
youtube thumbnail

If Wikileaks founder, Julian Assange, is silenced, others will also be gagged either directly or by the fear of persecution and prosecution

Postcard stamped in 1920 delivered 100 years later
fox17online.com/news/local-news/mic… 
youtube thumbnail

There’s a George Washington one-cent stamp in the corner, and a postmark of October 29th, 1920, from Jamestown.

COVID-19 vaccines could become mandatory. Here's how it might work.
nationalgeographic.com/science/2020… 
youtube thumbnail

After a COVID-19 vaccine is available, you may need to get inoculated to go to the office, attend a sporting event, or even get a seat at a restaurant.

As Astronaut’s Helmet Filled With Water, He Told NASA 3 Times It Wasn’t From Drinking Bag
universetoday.com/109814/as-astrona… 
youtube thumbnail

While NASA’s Mission Control “performed admirably” during a spacewalk water leak crisis in July, a report on the incident showed that controllers did not send astronaut Luca Parmi…

US Indictments and Raids of Piracy Group Members in 'The Scene' Throw Top-Tier Piracy World Into Chaos
torrentfreak.com/us-indictments-and… 
youtube thumbnail

The top-tier piracy world known as The Scene is in turmoil after reported raids in Europe and US indictments targeting key members of SPARKS.

Facebook Says Apple’s New iPhone Update Will Disrupt Online Advertising
wsj.com/articles/facebook-says-appl… 
youtube thumbnail

Facebook says privacy changes that Apple has made to its newest operating system will cripple the social-media giant’s ability to serve targeted ads to iPhone users while they use outside apps.

Germany plans to dim lights at night to save insects
msn.com/en-us/news/technology/germa… 
youtube thumbnail

Germany is planning to ban floodlights from dusk for much of the year as part of its bid to fight a dramatic decline in insect populations, it emerged Wednesday. In a draft law seen by AFP, the country's environment ministry has drawn up a number of new measures to protect insects, ranging from partially outlawing spotlights to increased protection of natural habitats. "Insects play an important role in the ecosystem...but in Germany, their...

When Tesla Hits the S&P 500, It’ll Spark the Wildest Passive Trade Ever
bloomberg.com/news/articles/2020-07… 

Elon Musk’s company would be the largest ever added to the index, and its inclusion would spark an “all-hands” trading moment.

Universal Basic Income is Capitalism 2.0
timjrobinson.com/universal-basic-in… 

A Universal Basic Income (UBI) would improve everyone’s lives, increase our free time, empower workers, and ensure everyone has food and a roof over their head. These are noble goals, but obviously there’s a downside or it would already be implemented, right?

Google’s Top Search Result? Surprise! It’s Google
themarkup.org/google-the-giant/2020… 
youtube thumbnail

The search engine dedicated almost half of the first page of results in our test to its own products, which dominated the coveted top of the page