Hexbyte – Tech News – Ars Technica | Report: Tesla’s latest production troubles are happening at its solar factory

Hexbyte – Tech News – Ars Technica | Report: Tesla’s latest production troubles are happening at its solar factory

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sleeper cells — Panasonic is reportedly looking to sell its cells to other buyers amid low Tesla demand. Megan Geuss – Aug 8, 2018 4:59 pm UTC Getty ImagesTesla has spent the last year battling issues with the company’s Model 3 production lines, but beyond that limelight another production issue seems to be lurking. Reuters…

Hexbyte – Tech News – Ars Technica | Georgia defends voting system despite 243-percent turnout in one precinct

Hexbyte – Tech News – Ars Technica | Georgia defends voting system despite 243-percent turnout in one precinct

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vote early, vote often — A federal lawsuit alleges significant problems with voting in the Peach state. Jonathan M. Gitlin – Aug 8, 2018 4:42 pm UTC Enlarge / One of the electronic voting machines used by the state of Georgia.Elijah Nouvelage/Bloomberg via Getty ImagesWith worn-out clichés about the dead voting, Chicago used to be…

Hexbyte – Tech News – Ars Technica | Smash Bros. Ultimate adds fan faves Simon Belmont, King K Rool, tons more

Hexbyte – Tech News – Ars Technica | Smash Bros. Ultimate adds fan faves Simon Belmont, King K Rool, tons more

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Bloody tears — New characters headline a feature- and stage-filled news frenzy. Sam Machkovech – Aug 8, 2018 3:25 pm UTC Simon Belmont’s in-game render. Nintendo revealed the Konami addition through a cute, Castlevania/Luigi’s Mansion crossover video. Belmont shows up just in time to see poor Luigi slashed by a demon. And, thus, he lashes…

Hexbyte – Tech News – Ars Technica | Researchers insert a spider web gene into the silkworm

Hexbyte – Tech News – Ars Technica | Researchers insert a spider web gene into the silkworm

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Silky smooth — 35 percent of the silkworm’s cocoon is made of spider silk protein. John Timmer – Aug 8, 2018 3:18 pm UTC Spider silk is a bit of a dream material, stronger than steel by some measures yet incredibly light and flexible. Obtaining spider silk, however, is a bit of a nightmare, as…

Hexbyte – Tech News – Ars Technica | Love of patterns, order may explain mad math skills—and autism link

Hexbyte – Tech News – Ars Technica | Love of patterns, order may explain mad math skills—and autism link

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Sleeping on the couch — Link between Autism, math, and systemization borne out in general population. Chris Lee – Aug 8, 2018 3:05 pm UTC Enlarge / Algorithms, a complicated work in progress.During family dinner, we have a tradition. Everyone has to summarize their day by describing three good events and, if necessary, one bad…

Hexbyte – Tech News – Ars Technica | Amazon launches grocery pickup at Whole Foods for Prime members

Hexbyte – Tech News – Ars Technica | Amazon launches grocery pickup at Whole Foods for Prime members

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Drive up, pick up, and go — Members can get their groceries in just 30 minutes—for an extra fee. Valentina Palladino – Aug 8, 2018 2:54 pm UTC A new perk is coming to Whole Foods for Amazon Prime members: grocery pickup. Amazon announced today that it will roll out a new grocery pickup service…

Hexbyte – Tech News – Ars Technica | After years of hype, Magic Leaps starts selling $2,300 AR headset

Hexbyte – Tech News – Ars Technica | After years of hype, Magic Leaps starts selling $2,300 AR headset

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Take the leap — Developer-focused price includes hand delivery to select cities in the US only. Kyle Orland – Aug 8, 2018 1:24 pm UTC Is this the future of computing? You can find out for just $2,300. Look ma, I’m not tethered to a computer! You, too, can look this cool staring at an…

Hexbyte – News – Science/Nature | First Of Challenger’s Christa McAuliffe’s Lost Lessons Released From Space

Hexbyte – News – Science/Nature | First Of Challenger’s Christa McAuliffe’s Lost Lessons Released From Space

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The first of Christa McAuliffe’s lost lessons finally was released from space Tuesday, 32 years after she died aboard the Challenger.NASA and the Challenger Center for Space Science Education posted a video of astronaut-educator Ricky Arnold performing one of McAuliffe’s experiments aboard the International Space Station.McAuliffe, a high school social studies teacher from Concord, New…

Hexbyte – News – Science/Nature | Forecasting Coral Disease Outbreaks Could Buy Time to Save Reefs

Hexbyte – News – Science/Nature | Forecasting Coral Disease Outbreaks Could Buy Time to Save Reefs

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New computer forecasting tools could buy time to help corals in trouble, like this knobby finger coral in Hawaii. Keoki Stender / marinelifephotography.com By Amy McDermottHawaii’s knobby finger coral careened toward extinction in 2015. The species was so rare that scientists could only find a few fragments in the wild, scattered across the seabed of…