Hexbyte  Hacker News  Computers The Strange Brain of the World’s Greatest Solo Climber – Issue 61: Coordinates – Nautilus

Hexbyte Hacker News Computers The Strange Brain of the World’s Greatest Solo Climber – Issue 61: Coordinates – Nautilus

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Alex Honnold has his own verb. “To honnold”—usually written as “honnolding”—is to stand in some high, precarious place with your back to the wall, looking straight into the abyss. To face fear, literally. The verb was inspired by photographs of Honnold in precisely that position on Thank God Ledge, located 1,800 feet off the deck…

Puppy Brain Scans Could Help Pick the Best Dog Bomb Sniffers

Puppy Brain Scans Could Help Pick the Best Dog Bomb Sniffers

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If you’ve been in a large crowded place with a fair amount of security, you’ve probably seen bomb-sniffing dogs at work. (You may have even petted the puppers.) Dogs have long been used for detecting contraband and explosives, but attackers have made advances in body-worn explosive technology, forcing law enforcement to evolve too. This means…