SpaceX Launch Last Year Punched Huge, Temporary Hole In the Ionosphere

The Falcon 9 rocket that launched last August reportedly ripped a temporary hole in the ionosphere due to its vertical launch, which Ars Technica notes as being rather unusual: Contrary to popular belief, most of the time when a rocket launches, it does not go straight up into outer space. Rather, shortly after launch, most rockets will begin to… Read More »

Posted on 23 March 2018 | 2:00 am

World's Largest Animal Study On Cell Tower Radiation Confirms Cancer Link

Capedgirardeau shares a report from Digital Journal: Researchers with the renowned Ramazzini Institute (RI) in Italy announce that a large-scale, lifetime study (PDF) of lab animals exposed to environmental levels of cell tower radiation developed cancer. The RI study also found increases in malignant brain (glial) tumors in female rats and… Read More »

Posted on 22 March 2018 | 10:30 pm

FCC's New 5G Rules Favor Fast Setup Over Federal Reviews

In a 3-2, party-line vote Thursday, FCC commissioners passed a measure that exempts small cell radio deployments from federal environmental and historical preservation reviews originally meant for large cell phone towers. The vote didn't affect reviews from towns and cities, but the agency may consider exemptions for those reviews later this year.… Read More »

Posted on 22 March 2018 | 9:10 pm

South Korea To Shut Off Computers Past 19:00 Hours To Stop People Working Late

Dryriver shares a report from the BBC: The government in South Korea's capital is introducing a new initiative to force its employees to leave work on time -- by powering down all their computers at 20:00 on Fridays. It says it is trying to stop a "culture of working overtime." South Korea has some of the longest working hours in the world.… Read More »

Posted on 22 March 2018 | 8:30 pm

Experts Say Video of Uber's Self-Driving Car Killing a Pedestrian Suggests Its Technology May Have Failed

Ever since the Tempe police released a video of Uber's self-driving car hitting and killing a pedestrian, experts have been racing to analyze the footage and determine what exactly went wrong. (If you haven't watched the video, you can do so here. Warning: it's disturbing, though the actual impact is removed.) In a blog post, software architect… Read More »

Posted on 22 March 2018 | 7:50 pm

KeepVid Site No Longer Allows Users To 'Keep' Videos

An anonymous reader quotes a report from TorrentFreak: For many years, KeepVid has been a prime destination for people who wanted to download videos from YouTube, Dailymotion, Facebook, Vimeo, and dozens of other sites. The web application was free and worked without any hassle. This was still the case earlier this month when the site advertised… Read More »

Posted on 22 March 2018 | 7:10 pm