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We have actually been waiting with bated breath all mid-day to learn what NASA, MIT and the Department of Energy has observed with the Alpha Magnetic Spectrometer. Well, we still don’t quite understand the precise nature of dark matter, however extremely accurate measurements of positron fraction (the ratio of positrons to electrons and protons) do bring us a small action closer to showing the presence of the theoretical material. The AMS found a small extra of positrons originating from all directions rather of a single source. That could possibly indicate the presence of dark matter, which is believed to generate the antimatter particles when it clashes and annihilates itself. As normal though, this is far from definitive. The extra of positrons could be triggered by a variety of cosmic sensation, including pulsars, however analysts are prospective that more testing will narrow down the possibilities. Those of you expecting direct and apparent proof of dark matter could be a little frustrated, however let’s be sincere– you were being extremely hopeful. Besides, do not you want some mysteries delegated resolve? For even more information, look into the PR after the break.
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Sure, Google could have temporarily mothballed the Nexus Q, however some of the caked-on cobwebs are being wiped off thanks to the first nightly release of CyanogenMod 10.1 for the gadget. Christened steelhead, the build attire Mountain View’s orb with Android 4.2.1– a welcome upgrade if you’re still shaking CyanogenMod 9, or worse: its stock setup. If you ‘d such as to bring your media realm up to speed with its Nexus-branded brethren, struck the source link for the download.
Sure, Google may have temporarily mothballed the Nexus Q, but some of the caked-on cobwebs are being wiped off thanks to the very first nightly release of CyanogenMod 10.1 for the device. Christened steelhead, the build outfits Mountain View’s orb with Android 4.2.1 — a welcome upgrade if you’re still rocking CyanogenMod 9, or worse: its stock configuration. If you’d like to bring your media sphere up to speed with its Nexus-branded brethren, hit the source link for the download.
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Physics’ significant announcement had more in typical with a dripping product launch than the significant company of re-writing the science books. But slack asset management apart, it’s official: a brand-new boson has actually been noted within 5 common deviations of reliability. The extremely anticipated announcement came this early morning direct from CERN’s press conference (via ICHEP in Melbourne), and is the result of an strong, recurring search for the elusive grain. The observation is of a boson particle with a mass of 125.3 & plusmn; 0.6 Gev, at a significance of 4.9 sigma. Joe Incandela– offering the presentation– said that this is “In contract with the standard style at 95 % confidence variety.” The boson is the heaviest ever before located, and although this is still a preliminary outcome, it’s by far the strongest instance yet for the existence of the elusive Higgs.
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Much as we hate to admit it, we can’t all afford a fancy new car with Sync or Mini Connected inside — I mean, come on, we’re not made of money, people. Thankfully, it seems MP3Car has a pretty slick and affordable solution to the problem of fumbling with your iPhone when you should probably be focusing on the road and not crashing into things. Mimics is an in-car solution that transmits the contents of your handset to a touchscreen display in the vehicle’s dash, letting you listen to music, use GPS, take calls, and check email without having to deal directly with the phone. The system is available now for pre-order at $ 630 for the full version, $ 530 for people who have standard double DIN-sized radio openings in their cars, and $ 205 for hobbyists who want to put the thing together — here’s hoping they’re parked when they do.
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So, you waited in line for an iPad 2, snatched up an iPhone 4, and even bought one of those unofficial white conversion kits. You work all day on a MacBook Air with a Steve Job figurine sitting next to it on your desk — you’re exactly the person that the $ 9.99 iHub was created for. It’s not an official Apple product but, as far as knockoffs go, this is one of the more accurate facsimiles we’ve ever seen. This four-port USB hub looks quite a bit like an Apple TV, has a glowing logo up top, and comes in your choice of white or black. Even the packaging is convincingly Apple thanks to the clear plastic lid that lets you peek the wares within. Glimpse the glamor shots and the video below — we promise they’re 100-percent authentic, even if the iHub is not.
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Are you suggesting we raise a generation of super-kids? Even if you are, know this: we may be raising a generation of super-kids, but we’re also raising a generation of kids who don’t know how to tie their shoes. New research, from the University of Southern California, shows that today’s kids are able to do any number of â€œtechnologicalâ€ things, like playing video games or tweeting their friends, but they can’t do â€œnormalâ€ things as well, like tie their shoes or swim. Out with the old, in with the new.
None of this is â€œbadâ€ news, per se. There’s nothing wrong with children learning how to use a computer effectively, and safely, is there? All it shows is that the skills people need to be successful are changing. I don’t see too many public schools teaching penmanship these days—where’s the outrage there?
(It sorta reminds me of something I saw last night, a young girl breaking the Guinness World Record for most consecutive hours played in a platform game, which just so happened to be LittleBigPlanet 2. Fifty hours in a row, people!)
The research shows that children these days are learning more about the world â€œvirtuallyâ€ than they are in actuality. They’re growing up in a â€œscreen-based existenceâ€ at the expense of an actual existence, which could have detrimental effects later in life.
Then there’s the scary comparison: one in five know how to use an iPad, but only 48 percent know their home address; two-thirds can use a computer, but only one-third can write their first and last name; 73 percent can use a mouse, but only 11 percent can tie their shoes.
I’d be more concerned with this story if I didn’t hear last week at the IBM Jeopardy challenge that the average person doesn’t even come close to fully taking advantage of their capacity to learn. It took IBM four years to develop software that barely approaches the capability of the human brain, and even that’s clunky at best.
There’s no reason why children can’t learn how to both use Microsoft Word and how to tie their shoes.
Just hours after LG’s unveiling of the dual-core, Android-powered Optimus 2X, a different Android-powered LG superphone rocketed out of the rumor mill: the LG “B”.
In a totally out-of-character move (not just for LG, but for any mobile hardware company), LG has gone ahead and confirmed the rumored handset’s existence.
Read the rest at MobileCrunch, where we’re already looking for the LG C and D. >>