Single Pixel Camera Takes Images Through Breast Tissue

Single pixel cameras are currently turning photography on its head. They work by recording lots of exposures of a scene through a randomising media such as frosted glass. Although seemingly random, these exposures are correlated because the light all comes from the same scene. So its possible to number crunch the image data… Read More

Posted on 28 November 2014 | 6:18 pm

Ask Slashdot: Objective C Vs. Swift For a New iOS Developer?

I'm a recent grad from a master's program in a potentially worthless social science field, and I've considered getting into iOS development. Several of my friends who were in similar situations after grad school have done so and are making a healthy living getting contract work. Although they had CS and Physics degrees going… Read More

Posted on 28 November 2014 | 5:15 pm

France Wants To Get Rid of Diesel Fuel

Mrspoonsi sends this Reuters report: France wants to gradually phase out the use of diesel fuel for private passenger transport and will put in place a system to identify the most polluting vehicles, Prime Minister Manuel Valls said on Friday. Next year, the government will launch a car identification system that will rank vehicles by the amount… Read More

Posted on 28 November 2014 | 4:17 pm

Shale: Good For Gas, Oil...and Nuclear Waste Disposal?

Chris Neuzil is a senior scientist with the National Research Program of the U.S. Geological Survey. He thinks the qualities of shale make it the perfect rock in which to safely and permanently house high-level nuclear waste. Given the recent discovery that water is much more of an issue than originally thought for the tough rock… Read More

Posted on 28 November 2014 | 3:15 pm

Debian Forked Over Systemd

The so called "Veteran Unix Admin" collective has announced that the fork of Debian will proceed as a result of the recent systemd controversy. The reasons put forward are not just technical; included is a letter of endorsement by Debian Developer Roger Leigh mentioning that "people rely on Debian for their jobs and businesses,… Read More

Posted on 28 November 2014 | 2:18 pm

Intel Core M Notebooks Arrive, Lenovo Yoga 3 Pro Tested

Intel's 14nm Core M Broadwell architecture was announced a few months ago but to date, 2-in-1 hybrid devices and laptops have only trickled out to the market. Lenovo recently took the wraps off their Yoga 3 Pro 13-inch ultralight notebook and it's one of the few devices on the market right now that offers a glimpse of what Intel's… Read More

Posted on 28 November 2014 | 1:20 pm