Hexbyte  Tech News  Wired Black Friday 2018: The Absolute Best Tech Deals Online

Hexbyte Tech News Wired Black Friday 2018: The Absolute Best Tech Deals Online

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We know how you’re feeling. You’re full of turkey (or maybe Tofurky!) but the deals are happening, and they’re happening right about now. Well, fear not. We here on the WIRED Gear team have been patrolling every online deal we could find for the past week. We’ve produced half a dozen or so guides covering…

Hexbyte  Tech News  Wired The ‘Star Wars Holiday Special,’ a ‘Lego Movie 2’ Trailer, and More Culture News

Hexbyte Tech News Wired The ‘Star Wars Holiday Special,’ a ‘Lego Movie 2’ Trailer, and More Culture News

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Lucasfilm Ltd./Everett CollectionIt’s time once again to turn on The Monitor, WIRED’s roundup of the latest in the world of culture, from casting to big streaming deals to box-office news. In today’s installment: The Star Wars Holiday Special takes to the stage; a new look at the next Lego Movie; and a first glimpse at…

Hexbyte  Tech News  Wired Science Fun With Thanksgiving Leftovers: Rubber Bones!

Hexbyte Tech News Wired Science Fun With Thanksgiving Leftovers: Rubber Bones!

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What you’ll needBones–drumsticks and wishbones are perfectA bowl or jar that has a lid and is large enough to hold the bonesEnough vinegar to cover the bonesWhat to doMake sure the bones are clean. No meat. Leave them out for a day or so to dry out.Put the bones in the bowl or jar and…

Hexbyte  Hacker News  Computers Every 7.8μs your computer’s memory has a hiccup

Hexbyte Hacker News Computers Every 7.8μs your computer’s memory has a hiccup

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Modern DDR3 SDRAM. Source: BY-SA/4.0 by Kjerish During my recent visit to the Computer History Museum in Mountain View, I found myself staring at some ancient magnetic core memory. Source: BY-SA/3.0 by Konstantin Lanzet I promptly concluded I had absolutely no idea on how these things could ever work. I wondered if the rings rotate…

Hexbyte  Hacker News  Computers All I want for Christmas is a 90% efficient solar panel

Hexbyte Hacker News Computers All I want for Christmas is a 90% efficient solar panel

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NovaSolix hopes to use carbon nanotubes to capture a broader portion of the sun’s electromagnetic spectrum, a process they hope will yield a 90% efficient solar cell at a tenth of the cost of modern solar modules. November 23, 2018John WeaverThe idea of collecting energy from the sky, and using it to in our homes…

Hexbyte  Hacker News  Computers Palm Oil Was Supposed to Help Save the Planet. Instead It Unleashed a Catastrophe.

Hexbyte Hacker News Computers Palm Oil Was Supposed to Help Save the Planet. Instead It Unleashed a Catastrophe.

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This article is a partnership between ProPublica, where Abrahm Lustgarten is a senior reporter, and The New York Times Magazine.The fields outside Kotawaringin village in Central Kalimantan, on the island of Borneo, looked as if they had just been cleared by armies. None of the old growth remained — only charred stumps poking up from…

Hexbyte – Tech News – Ars Technica | Some promising news for kids with peanut allergies

Hexbyte – Tech News – Ars Technica | Some promising news for kids with peanut allergies

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Tolerant — Desensitization trial shows success, but don’t try this at home Cathleen O’Grady – Nov 23, 2018 6:30 pm UTC Enlarge / Each half-peanut kernel contains around 150 mg of peanut protein.Peanut allergies are among the most fatal of food allergies. An accidental exposure to even a tiny quantity of peanut protein is capable…

Hexbyte – Tech News – Ars Technica | Physics can explain the fastball’s unexpected twist, new study finds

Hexbyte – Tech News – Ars Technica | Physics can explain the fastball’s unexpected twist, new study finds

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More than just the Magnus effect — Pitches vary as a result of different spin speed, spin axis, ball orientation. Jennifer Ouellette – Nov 23, 2018 6:00 pm UTC Enlarge / Los Angeles Dodgers pitcher Clayton Kershaw delivers the pitch during the first inning against the Boston Red Sox in Game Five of the 2018…

Hexbyte – Tech News – Ars Technica | Repowering the UK’s oldest wind farms could boost energy generation by 171%

Hexbyte – Tech News – Ars Technica | Repowering the UK’s oldest wind farms could boost energy generation by 171%

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Wind energy has been identified as having an important role to play in the world’s move towards a low-carbon future. But, due to short-term planning rules, it may not have as big a part as it could in the UK’s own sustainable energy generation. To date, when most UK wind farms were under development, temporary…

Hexbyte – Tech News – Ars Technica | From efficiency to airflow, it’s a golden age for racing tech in our driveways

Hexbyte – Tech News – Ars Technica | From efficiency to airflow, it’s a golden age for racing tech in our driveways

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Can we get a pit crew, too? — Racing tests engineers as well as their designs. Jonathan M. Gitlin – Nov 23, 2018 2:42 pm UTC ChevroletUpdate: It’s Thanksgiving week in the US, and many Ars staffers are currently sleeping off all yesterday’s tryptophan (or Soylent, we guess). So with a new racing season soon…