Want to read Slashdot from your mobile device? Point it at m.slashdot.org and keep reading!


Forgot your password?

Submission + - Telefónica and China Unicom to share data center capacity (thestack.com)

An anonymous reader writes: Global telecom giants Telefónica and China Unicom have signed an accord to share their international data center capacity and applications for cloud clients across Europe, The Americas and Asia. The initial stage of the agreement covers three major data center facilities from each company, and provides a foundation for what the two operators hope will be a wide-ranging cloud services partnership.

Submission + - Scientists have spotted the signs of flowing water on Mars (economist.com)

universe520 writes: Using neat imaging technology that allows them to determine the chemical compound of a substance by looking at the light reflected from it, scientists have spotted the traces of flowing water on Mars. By looking at the dark streaks on some photos of Mars, Lujendra Ojha from Georgia Tech has found compounds that are made in liquid water—meaning that water may be trickling down those streaks when the climate is just right.

Submission + - Rosetta's Comet is Actually 2 Comets Glued Together (discovery.com)

astroengine writes: Scientists have solved the mystery of why the comet being studied by Europe’s Rosetta spacecraft is shaped like a rubber duck — it started off as TWO separate comets, a new study shows. Ever since Rosetta sent back pictures of its twin-lobed target more than a year ago, scientists have debated whether the comet, known as 67P/Churyumov-Garasimenko, could be the result of two comets that merged together during the solar system’s early years. The other option is that the so-called “neck region” between 67P’s two lobes experienced some particularly active and still unexplained outgassing over the eons, eroding its more spherical shape into a body that resembles a rubber duck. “Our study rules out the possibility that the comet shape is the outcome of erosion,” planetary scientist Matteo Massironi, with the University of Padova in Italy, wrote in an email to Discovery News. Rather, the neck region is where two independent bodies collided, analysis of high-resolution images taken by the orbiting Rosetta spacecraft shows.

Comment Fuck this Guy (Score 1) 372

Like the person who posted the first message I saw on this topic (2 days ago):

"I'm not advocating violence but if you see him choking in a restaurant don't intervene. If you see him on fire, don't spit on him."

And another top comment :

"Oh no, immigrants, jobless people and the poors are ruining the country !"

Slashdot Top Deals

"Oh what wouldn't I give to be spat at in the face..." -- a prisoner in "Life of Brian"