Hexbyte  Hacker News  Computers This Is The Real Reason We Haven’t Directly Detected Dark Matter

Hexbyte Hacker News Computers This Is The Real Reason We Haven’t Directly Detected Dark Matter

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Physicists assemble the LUX (Large Underground Xenon) detector, which was one of the world’s most sensitive searches for the direct detection of dark matter particles. When in place inside the Homestake mine, the liquid-xenon-filled capsule hoped to detect three or four particles of dark matter a year. It wound up detecting zero. (John B. Carnett/Bonnier…

Hexbyte  Tech News  Wired The Real Reason ‘The Meg’ Feasted at the Box Office

Hexbyte Tech News Wired The Real Reason ‘The Meg’ Feasted at the Box Office

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Late last week, it seemed as though the very expensive, very Stathamy underwater thriller The Meg was on its way to becoming a dead shark. Even though the film—an adaptation of the 1997 novel by Steve Alten—had an online fanbase more than 20 years old, most predictions pointed toward a relatively low opening weekend at…

Hexbyte  Tech News  Wired The Real Reason You Use Closed Captions for Everything Now

Hexbyte Tech News Wired The Real Reason You Use Closed Captions for Everything Now

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In this moment, there is only one thing I wish to know, and those are the words coming out of Sylvester Stallone’s mouth—if indeed they are words. I’m watching Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2. Incomprehensibly, Stallone has a small part in it, speaking, as he often does, incomprehensibly. But, gosh, he looks very important.…