Please create an account to participate in the Slashdot moderation system

 



Forgot your password?
typodupeerror
Robotics

Submission + - Carnegie Mellon wins DARPA Urban Challenge

angio writes: "Carnegie Mellon University's Tartan Racing team won the DARPA Grand Challenge, narrowly beating out competitors Stanford and Virginia Tech in a closely-watched race. Eleven finalists started the race on Saturday, with six finishing. The top three winners received $2 million, $1 million, and $500 thousand, respectively. Blow-by blow blogging of the event was covered by the register, Wired, and Popular Mechanics."
Digital

Submission + - 16 billion pixel image of Last supper online (haltadefinizione.com)

xiashunkai writes: "the original size of Leonardo da Vinci's masterpiece "last supper" is about 4.6m * 8.8m, painted on a n stone wall covered with resin and pitch. Now it is digitalized by technology experts to a huge image with 160 billion pixel. think about the surface area of our earth, it is about 510 million square kilometers, in spite of oceans, the land is about 149 million square kilometers, with 100m resolution remote sensing image fully covered earth land , the pixel numbers of there imagery will be in the same magnitude order of the digitalized painting."
Space

Submission + - European physicists take photo of neutrino

An anonymous reader writes: European physicists said Tuesday they had sent an elusive particle known as a neutrino on a 730-kilometer (456-mile) trip under the Earth's crust and taken a snapshot of the instant it slammed into lab detectors. In the October 2 event, a neutrino hit one of the 60,000 bricks that had been installed in San Grasso, leaving a tell-tale track of a muon on the film. The experiment is important, say the investigators, as it could help explain one of the biggest mysteries about the Universe — its missing mass. When scientists tot up the mass of all the visible matter in the Universe, they arrive at a total of just 10 percent of what they know to exist. For years, neutrinos were not thought to have any mass, although that theory has been challenged by experiments at Japan's SuperKamioKande lab, which suggested that they may have a mass, albeit a very tiny one.
Space

Submission + - 2 killed in SpaceShipTwo motor test explosion (cnn.com)

RZG writes: Two people were killed and 4 were injured during a "cold fire test" of the motor for SpaceShipTwo. This obviously is a setback for Virgin Galactic and the non-government space community in general. "Aerial video of the blast aftermath showed a charred and twisted flatbed trailer attached to a truck cab with a large silver tank next to it. Large pieces of debris appeared to be strewn for hundreds of yards from the center."
Space

Submission + - Virgin Galactic Explosion

the_Bionic_lemming writes: An explosion at an airport home to Scaled Composites — the builder of the first private manned rocket to reach space — killed two people and left four seriously hurt Thursday, a Kern County Fire Department official says. It happened at the Mojave Air and Space Port during a test of a new rocket motor for SpaceShipTwo — a spaceship being built for Virgin Galactic, Richard Branson's space tourism company, a source said. The motor uses nitrous oxide, the source said.
Television

Submission + - Where to find porn?

An anonymous reader writes: Where to find porn videos that play in flash? There are plenty of porn sites and it is claimed that porn industry uses the latest technology, pushes on the boarders. How come there are so few sites that are using flash-embedded videos? Only pornotube.com and the newcomer screwtube.com Is it the fault of the technology (flash)? are they tied with some rights (content owners have deals tied with WMP)?
Security

Steam Hacked, Credit Card Numbers Taken 141

An anonymous reader writes "DailyTech reports that Valve's Steam content distribution system has been compromised. According to the article a hacker claims to have 'bypassed Valve's security system and accessed a significant chunk of data, including: screenshots of internal Valve web pages, a portion of Valve's Cafe directory, error logs, credit card information of customers, and financial information on Valve.'"
Announcements

Submission + - Fishermen Catch Big, Old Alaska Rockfish

NowOrNever writes: A commercial fishing boat hauled in what may have been one of the oldest creatures in Alaska — a giant rockfish estimated to be about a century old. The 44-inch, 60-pound female shortraker rockfish was caught last month by the catcher-processor Kodiak Enterprise as it trawled for pollock 2,100 feet below the surface, south of the Pribilof Islands in the Bering Sea.
Space

Submission + - NOAA/Cornell Document Solar Impact on GPS

pease1 writes: "NOAA and researchers at Cornell Unviversity have reported on how solar flares impact GPS navigation systems.
On December 6, 2006, a solar flare created an unprecedented intense solar radio burst causing large numbers of receivers to stop tracking the GPS signal. Using specially designed receivers built at Cornell University as sensitive space weather monitors, Cornell scientists were able to make the first quantitative measurements of the effect of earlier solar radio bursts on GPS receivers. Extrapolations from a previous moderate event led to the prediction that larger solar radio bursts, expected during solar maximum, would disturb GPS receiver operation for some users."
The Internet

Submission + - Woman has house robbed after fake Craigslist post

flanksteak writes: The Seattle Times is reporting that a woman in nearby Tacoma had her rental property stripped of almost everything after someone posted a fake craigslist announcement that everything in the house could be hauled away no questions asked. When contacted, craigslist said they would release data about the poster if they were issued a subpoena.
Music

Submission + - RIAA sues sites hosting leaked Year Zero tracks

no reason to be here writes: "The Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA), which has become notorious for suing anyone from high school students to retirees for downloading music from the web, has gone after web sites such as Idolator that have posted leaked songs from the upcoming NINE INCH NAILS album, "Year Zero". The problem, however, is that the tracks were leaked intentionally. Several songs from the album were left on computer hard drives at venues on the band's current European tour, with fans finding and posting them on the web for others to download and swap. According to Billboard.com, the RIAA sent cease-and-desist emails to web sites that posted the tracks, leading one industry source to say, "These f***ing idiots are going after a campaign that the label signed off on."
Education

Submission + - Science fair project exposes GlaxoSmithKline lies

shadowspar writes: "Despite claims made by GlaxoSmithKline that their Ribena soft drinks are high in Vitamin C, two New Zealand high school students found in their science fair research project that at least some formulations of the drink contained no detectable levels of the vitamin. As a result, GSK has been fined over $200,000 by the NZ Commerce Commission and ordered to run newspaper ads admitting that some of their drinks contain no Vitamin C."
Operating Systems

Submission + - Dell WILL offer preinstalled Linux on the Desktop

Daveski_2 writes: Dell have said that they will be offering a preinstalled Linux on selected desktop and laptop machines. They also state that the recent survey ( http://linux.slashdot.org/article.pl?sid=07/03/13/ 1935222 ) suggests 70% of posters wanted Linux for both Business and Home. http://www.dell.com/content/topics/global.aspx/ide astorm/ideasinaction?c=us&l=en&s=gen
OS X

Submission + - Apple TV now runs on Mac and PC

An anonymous reader writes: As reported the AppleTV software already got transplanted to common OSX and even was made working on PC. So far it seems the original hack was once again made by the hacker semthex of the OSx86 project. Next goal he announced was bringing OSX to AppleTV, let's see.
Businesses

Submission + - Circuit City to fire thousands, demand cheap labor

rahga writes: "It's the dumbest move I've seen a tech retailer make recently... Circuit City will fire 3,400 employees, then offer them and others their job back if they are willing to go back to entry-level pay, from $11 to around $8. Justification is that they've been paying well over market values. In other words, they are now demanding salespeople that are as clueless as the guys in Wal-Mart's electronics department."

Slashdot Top Deals

<<<<< EVACUATION ROUTE <<<<<

Working...