Science / Technology News News on Science / Technology continually updated from thousands of sources around the net. en-us 240 Copyright 2017, Topix Topix // Target is buying Alabama-based, same-day delivery service Shipt for $550 million Target , America's other favorite old-line retailer , is buying the Alabama-based delivery startup Shipt in a $550 million all-cash transaction. The deal, announced today, is another example of how every single store in America is responding to the very real threat that Amazon will drink their milkshake and eat their lunch, shortly after it delivers those things to their doors in 30 minutes or less.

TechCrunch Thu, 14 Dec 2017 11:29:44 GMT 171214F073LT 0
'My life ... is hell on Earth': Parkinson's patient battles barriers to assisted death Kas Roussy is a senior reporter with the Health unit at CBC News. In her more than 30 years with CBC, Kas's reporting has taken her around the globe to cover news in countries including Pakistan and Afghanistan, Chile, Haiti and China, where she was the bureau producer.

CBC News Thu, 14 Dec 2017 07:21:32 GMT 1712137I5UT6 0
1998 attack that messes with sites' secret crypto keys is back in a big way A surprisingly big number of top-name websites-Facebook and PayPal among them-recently tested positive for a critical, 19-year-old vulnerability that allowed attackers to decrypt encrypted data and sign communications using the sites' secret encryption key. The vulnerability in the transport layer security protocol for Web encryption was disclosed in 1998 when researcher Daniel Bleichenbacher found it in the TLS predecessor known as secure sockets layer.

Ars Technica Thu, 14 Dec 2017 03:18:35 GMT 171213HQBG0O 0
Google's top searches of 2017 were Hurricane Irma, Matt Lauer - CNET Matt Lauer, who was fired from NBC's "Today" show after allegations of sexual harassment, was one of Google's top search queries of the year. And that was reflected in the way people searched for stuff online.

CNET Wed, 13 Dec 2017 23:11:00 GMT 171213G6ME9J 0
Former student pleads guilty to 2016 worldwide internet crash and multiple Rutgers hacks A former Rutgers University student pleaded guilty in federal court to being one of the architects of a computer virus that crashed websites around the world in October 2016 in one of the worst outages in the history of the internet, according to court papers. Paras Jha, of Fanwood, also pleaded guilty in federal court in Trenton Wednesday to an additional computer fraud charge for repeatedly crashing Rutgers University's internet network and bragging about his exploits on social media.

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Fedora 25: rubygem-yard Security Update Fedora Update Notification FEDORA-2017-ca05b30e86 2017-12-12 13:48:05.815813 -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Name : rubygem-yard Product : Fedora 25 Version : Release : 4.fc25 URL : Summary : Documentation tool for consistent and usable documentation in Ruby Description : YARD is a documentation generation tool for the Ruby programming language. It enables the user to generate consistent, usable documentation that can be exported to a number of formats very easily, and also supports extending for custom Ruby constructs such as custom class level definitions.

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David Marcus, VP of messaging products at Facebook and a former... Apple iMac Pro in 8-core and 10-core variants will be available to order on December 14, starting at $4,999; 14-core and 18-core models are coming later - Apple's pro-oriented all-in-one desktop, the iMac Pro, is set to launch this Thursday on December 14, 2017. Twitter makes it easier to tweetstorm by adding a threads feature, letting you easily add linked tweets from the compose screen, rolling out in coming weeks - Time for some game theory - A few months after being spotted in tests, Twitter's tool for creating tweestorms is now an official part of the app.

Techmeme Wed, 13 Dec 2017 10:28:43 GMT 171213UPVAOM 0
NASA to test spacecraft's safety in Yuma Army installation A NASA team is in Yuma to test the parachutes of the Orion spacecraft at the Yuma Proving Ground Army installation. The team from Houston's Johnson Space Center has been working at the Jacobs Hangar at the Yuma airport in preparation for the testing on Wednesday at the Yuma Proving Ground, the Sun reported.

Yuma Sun Wed, 13 Dec 2017 06:34:33 GMT 171212SFQ4L7 0
Robots to be 'scattered' about Haneda airport to help visitors to 2020 Tokyo Olympics The security and guide robot Reborg-X produced by Japan's security company Alsok is tested on a departure floor of Tokyo's Haneda airprit on Tuesday. Japan Airport Terminal, which manages Haneda airport, unveiled robots as part of the company's robot experiment project to assist workers at the airport.

The Japan Times Wed, 13 Dec 2017 02:47:43 GMT 171212IKL5VP 0
Trending Now Geminid meteor shower to peak in coming days The peak of the Geminid meteor shower is set to make for a spectacular view of the cosmos this month. December's robust Geminids are known to throw as many as 120 bright meteors per hour and can be viewed during the evening hours as well as predawn.

KIRO-TV Seattle Tue, 12 Dec 2017 22:19:26 GMT 171212SGJJSK 0
Canadian astronaut David Saint-Jacques to head to space station in 2018 After a five-year lull, a Canadian astronaut will finally head back into space, with David Saint-Jacques scheduled to blast off for a long-term visit to the International Space Station in November 2018. The last time a Canadian visited the orbiting space laboratory was in 2013 when Chris Hadfield completed a stay that lasted almost five months.

SooToday Tue, 12 Dec 2017 17:38:04 GMT 171212EKHI2A 0
Dangerous winds persist as wildfires roar in California This satellite image provided by NASA shows smoke from wildfires near Los Angeles in Southern California, lower right, blowing out over the Pacific Ocean, Monday, Dec. 11, 2017. The U.S. National Weather Service says the smoke is first pushed westward by easterly winds at lower altitudes.

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Max Born's identity: Google honors Nobel Prize-winning physicist who escaped Nazis In honor of what would have been German physicist Max Born's 135th birthday, the Google Doodle team put together a colorful illustration for the search engine's home page . Born is remembered for his major contributions to quantum mechanics, a field of study that has led to the invention of computers, lasers, medical imaging devices and more .

WPXI Tue, 12 Dec 2017 08:52:14 GMT 171212JMC7CQ 0
SpaceX is Sending Barley to Space for Budweiser Research SpaceX is sending barley seeds on a round trip mission to space in the name of better beer - and some brand cool for Anheuser. It's part of a research project backed by Budweiser, which says it wants to develop the first beer that space foragers can drink on Mars.

WHO-TV Tue, 12 Dec 2017 04:46:44 GMT 171211LR1364 0
Why you must wear sturdy shoes when gardening Taxi driver 'intentionally' detonated crude bomb made of Xmas lights, sugar and match heads in NYC subway tunnel after 'seeing Christmas posters on wall' and days after 'big row with his family' Mother of bullied boy seen in viral video shuts down her Confederate-flag waving Facebook page after outpouring of support from dozens of celebrities - and someone opens a PayPal account in her name soliciting donations Furious White House spokeswoman accuses reporters of planting 'intentionally false' stories because of their reporting 'bias' - but can't come up with a single example Trump: Get back on the Moon! President orders NASA to return to our nearest neighbor to help prepare for a mission to Mars and even beyond Woman pleads guilty after she kidnapped and murdered her pregnant neighbor before slicing her open and stealing the baby to pass off as her own 'I wanted to even the playing ... (more)

Daily Mail Tue, 12 Dec 2017 02:43:23 GMT 171211C3GF4K 0
Trump wants to send man back to moon, on to Mars President Donald Trump addresses the United Nations General Assembly at the United Nations headquarters in New York, Sept. 19, 2017.

Connecticut Post Mon, 11 Dec 2017 22:22:56 GMT 171211KNM4T0 0
SpaceX launching recycled rocket, supply capsule for NASA In this April 17, 2015, file image from NASA-TV, the SpaceX Dragon 6 resupply capsule nears the International Space Station. The capsule will be making a return trip to the space station when it is launched on a recycled rocket for NASA on Tuesday, Dec. 12, 2017.

Powhatan Today Mon, 11 Dec 2017 20:13:56 GMT 171211JL94UF 0