Peridotite, which glows like a green cat's eye, is one of the most common minerals in the mantle, the slushy zone between Earth's stiff crust and dense iron core. Home to a rolling mass of rising and falling material, the slow but constant convection brings materials from deep within the planet to the surface through volcanic hot spots and mid-ocean ridges — openings into the mantle where Earth's tectonic plates spread apart. … [Read more...] about Crushing Rocks Reveals Magma Mantle Mysteries
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The EliteBook update comprises a mix of new models and revamped editions of existing systems. In particular, the 13.3-inch EliteBook x360 1030 G7 and 14-inch 1040 G7 convertible laptops receive updates that include a slight reduction in size that results in up to an 89-percent ratio of screen to body, which HP claims is a class-leading figure. Other upgrades are the use of 10th-generation six-core Intel Core vPro processors, and up to 29 hours of battery life for the 1040 G7, according to HP. … [Read more...] about HP launches new EliteBook laptops, ZBook Firefly mobile workstations
LTaaS: Lettuce Thinning as a Service They’re created by companies ranging from startups with just a handful of engineers to Cisco, which showed off its new Cisco Spark Board, which lets teams dispersed throughout the globe connect to collaborate in real time. … [Read more...] about Surrounded by AI Devices that Do Everything from Flying to Farming, NVIDIA Launches Jetson TX2
An intense launch plan ... China wants to complete construction of the space station by around 2023, Zhou said. These launches will include the core and two experiment modules, as well as four crewed spacecraft and four cargo spacecraft. The intensive launch plan was revealed following the successful test flight of the Long March 5B heavy-lift rocket May 5. The missions will be conducted using Long March 5B, Long March 2F, and Long March 7 launch vehicles. (submitted by JohnCarter17) … [Read more...] about Rocket Report: Virgin Orbit flight ends quickly, Netflix’s hybrid rocket
Ultimately though, is all this brouhaha over India's contact tracing app more noise than substance since it ended up being open source and optional? Maybe. But consider these facts. Narendra Modi was Chief Minister of the state of Gujarat when over 2,100 Muslims were slaughtered in an orchestrated pogrom. For someone like Modi who has tight control over practically every organ of his administration, it would have been laughably impossible for him -- and his police force -- to not be aware of the bloodletting that took place over a span of many days all across the state. … [Read more...] about India’s contact tracing app made open source, but will this thwart a surveillance state?