In a stem cell poll performed by the Associated Press and AOL, the majority of respondents (56 percent)
favored federal funding for embryonic stem cell research (LifeNews).
BioWare timed Tuesday’s announcement with news about the studio’s future plans. Aaryn Flynn, general manager of the Edmonton and Montreal studios, wrote a blog post noting that the team is “ready to embark on a whole new era of games.” It announced a new game in the Mass Effect series as well as a new entry in the Dragon Age saga called Dragon Age: Inquisition.
“We’ve had volunteers handing out fliers, translating Arabic into English and helping us create Arabic versions of our website,” he said. “Others have put hours into preparing letters and e-mails to different media sources.
In the meantime, however, Toosheh is already making progress toward a more important goal, Yahyanejad argues: Showing the Iranian regime that it can no longer control the minds of its citizens. “When the government realizes there are other ways for people to get their content, they’ll be less keen to censor the internet,” he says. “They’ll have to shift their methods. Perhaps they’ll focus on generating more appealing content of their own. And maybe they’ll even change some of their policies.”
Canadian robot Dextre getting ready to head to the front line in space [The Canadian Press]
Dextre is a handy little guy [Edmonton Journal]
In addition, the X700 XT also seemed hard to get hold of, unless you were reviewing it for a gaming magazine.
Solar aircraft have crossed the continent, soared almost three times higher than jet airliners and even flown through the night. The last great test is circumnavigating the globe, and a Swiss team is building a plane it says will accomplish that feat in five years.
Even as he seeks Beijing’s help on North Korea, President Donald Trump plans to sign an executive order asking his trade office to consider investigating China for the alleged theft of American technology and intellectual property, an administration official said Saturday.
Video of the Full Earth-Rise and Full Earth Set can be accessed from the JAXA website.
Unlike Red Hat, Tidelift doesn’t offer technical support, and doesn’t employ the developers who maintain open source projects. Instead, it offers clients certain assurances. When a customer signs up with Tidelift, the company analyzes the customer’s code to see what open source software it depends on, and what open source projects those programs depend on. Tidelift then charges a subscription fee based on the number of participating projects a customer relies on. It also analyzes the licenses of the open source software used by the customer, looking for potential issues. And it looks for known security vulnerabilities, while updating customers about security fixes.
In a hearing of the Senate’s Armed Forces Committee, Rogers indicated that the NSA had warned French cybersecurity officials ahead of the country’s presidential runoff that Russian hackers had compromised some elements of the election. For skeptics, that statement may help tip the balance towards credibly blaming Russia for the attacks.
Since the mid-20th century, more than 400 dead zones have formed along continental coastlines, where fertilizer pollution causes algal blooms whose decomposition feeds oxygen-gobbling bacteria.
Artist Angus Maguire collaborated with the Center for Story-Based Strategy to add a fourth box to the graphic as part of a learning exercise.
In that case, the 9th Circuit said that the $5 billion punitive damages verdict against Exxon for the 1989 oil spill in Alaska was excessive. It said that for every dollar in compensatory damages awarded, the judge should allocate about $4 in punitive damages.
During the campaign, the three villains challenge Buddy Lee, the plucky doll who has been Lee’s long-time mascot, in a series of competitions.
The pool is a potentially large one: 90 percent of Italians are baptized but only a third are churchgoers.
While chatting with Liu, I, too, had opened up Zhima Credit. My score had increased by four points. “You still have room to improve,” the app informed me delicately. But next to my new score, 554, was a small green arrow. I was on my way up.
Let’s say we all grew up in tech world where we only used tablets and smartphones. Then one day, someone comes up to you with a 27-inch display hooked up to a notebook. You could have everything you have on your tablets and smartphones, and then some. Except you don’t have to download anything or update it. Everything is the latest and greatest, and just one click away. If you are a software developer, there are no gatekeepers telling you if your latest creation is approved, or when you can add the latest flourish.