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How South Africa’s pro gamers train in the US

Today at 09:53 AM, via MyBroadband

Bravado Gaming, one of South Africa’s best professional gaming organisations, has sent its Counter-Strike: Global Offensive team to the United States.

Famed Mathematician Claims Proof of 160-Year-Old Riemann Hypothesis

Today at 09:07 AM, via Slashdot

Slashdot reader OneHundredAndTen writes: Sir Michael Atiyah claims to have proved the Riemann hypothesis. This is not some internet crank, but one the towering figures of mathematics in the second half of the 20th century. The thing is, he’s almost 90 years old. According to New Scientist, Atiyah is set to present his “simple proof” of the Riemann hypothesis on Monday at the Heidelberg Laureate...

Meet the World’s First Self-Driving Car From 1968

Today at 06:04 AM, via Slashdot

Qbertino writes: The German Web industry magazine T3N (think of it as the German TechCrunch) has an article about a test circuit and a test vehicle — a modified Mercedes Benz limousine of the time — that was set up by the German tire manufacturer Continental in order to test tires in a precisely reproducible set of tests. Hence the self-driving mechanism provided by a wire in the test track to...

How Qualcomm Tried and Failed To Steal Intel’s Crown Jewel

Today at 04:02 AM, via Slashdot

An anonymous reader shares an article from Bloomberg: In early November, Qualcomm Chairman Paul Jacobs stood on a stage in the heart of Silicon Valley and vowed to break Intel’s stranglehold on the world’s most lucrative chip business. The mobile internet and cloud computing were booming and the data centers running this digital economy had an insatiable thirst for computer servers — and...

Japan’s Two Hopping Rovers Successfully Land On Asteroid Ryugu

Today at 03:01 AM, via Slashdot

sharkbiter shares a report from Space.com: The suspense is over: Two tiny hopping robots have successfully landed on an asteroid called Ryugu — and they’ve even sent back some wild postcards from their new home. The tiny rovers are part of the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency’s Hayabusa2 asteroid sample-return mission. Engineers with the agency deployed the robots early Friday (Sept. 21), but...

Researchers Create ‘Spray-On’ 2D Antennas

Today at 01:23 AM, via Slashdot

In a study published in Science Advances, researchers in Drexel’s College of Engineering describe a method for spraying invisibly thin antennas, made from a type of two-dimensional, metallic material called MXene, that perform as well as those being used in mobile devices, wireless routers and portable transducers. Phys.Org reports: The researchers, from the College’s Department of Materials...

Obesity to eclipse smoking as biggest cause of cancer in UK women by 2043

Today at 01:01 AM, via The Guardian

Experts want action to tackle ‘huge public health threat’ after new projections

Obesity is on track to overtake smoking as the single biggest cause of preventable cancer in British women within 25 years, according to a Cancer Research UK report.

The charity expects that within 17 years around 23,000 cases of cancers in women (9% of the total) could be caused by excess weight and about 25,000...

Judge Orders Cloudflare To Turn Over Identifying Data In Copyright Case

Yesterday at 23:21 PM, via Slashdot

Cal Jeffrey reporting for TechSpot: Back in May, several studios started targeting movie-pirating sites and services. Dallas Buyers Club, Cobbler Nevada, Bodyguard Productions, and several other copyright owners filed a lawsuit against ShowBox, a movie-streaming app for mobile devices. The companies tried pressuring CDN and DDoS protection provider Cloudflare into releasing information on the...

Starwatch: moon cruises through the Hyades cluster

Yesterday at 22:30 PM, via The Guardian

The bright red star Aldebaran helps locate the grouping within the Taurus constellation

On the night of 29 September running into the morning of the 30th, the moon will cruise through the Hyades star cluster. As night falls on the 29th, neither the moon nor the Hyades will be visible from London. They will rise in the east around 21:30 BST, when the moon will be poised on the very tip of the...

Wendy’s Faces Lawsuit For Unlawfully Collecting Employee Fingerprints

Yesterday at 22:20 PM, via Slashdot

An anonymous reader quotes a report from ZDNet: A class-action lawsuit has been filed in Illinois against fast food restaurant chain Wendy’s accusing the company of breaking state laws in regards to the way it stores and handles employee fingerprints. The complaint is centered around Wendy’s practice of using biometric clocks that scan employees’ fingerprints when they arrive at work, when they...

IAU Ad Hoc Committee Publishes Revised Set of Definitions For SETI Terms

Yesterday at 21:19 PM, via Slashdot

RockDoctor writes: An ad hoc committee of the International Astronomical Union has been working for 5 months on revisions and clarifications to the definitions of various terms used in technical and popular discussions of SETI — the Search For Extraterrestrial Intelligence. They’ve published their draft report.
The terms of reference — to account for existing popular and technical uses of the...

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