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There's nothing worse than your laptop kicking into gear and sounding like a spaceship preparing for launch as its temperature rises and its internal cooling fans switch on. It's irritating, distracting, and a cause for concern if your laptop is not able to cool its essential parts – overheating can cause lasting damage to a valuable computer if you're not careful. Sometimes your laptop just needs a little extra support to keep cool.

Right now you can get the Havit Gaming Laptop Cooling Pad for a special low price of $31.95, a significant [...]

Tue, Apr 20, 2021, Continue reading at the source

NASA is no stranger to making history, but today was a major milestone in our exploration of Mars by any measure. After a brief delay, the Ingenuity helicopter lifted off from the floor of Jezero Crater at 3:34 AM EDT. It flew for several seconds before landing safely. This marks the first time a human-made machine has taken flight on another planet. It's onward and upward from here.

Ingenuity arrived on Mars along with the Perseverance rover in February 2021, but it wasn't deployed on the surface until several weeks later when NASA found a [...]

Tue, Apr 20, 2021, Continue reading at the source
The New Horizons probe scanned Pluto in 2015, but it wasn't designed to remain in Orbiter of the dwarf planet.

NASA's New Horizons probe has already made history a few times since its 2006 launch. At the time, Pluto was a planet, but it had become a dwarf planet when New Horizons beamed back the first close-up photos of it in 2015. After that, the probe flew deeper into the Kuiper Belt and delivered the first images of Arrokoth. Now, it's only the fifth human-made object to reach a distance of 50 astronomical units. In celebration, New Horizons snapped [...]

Tue, Apr 20, 2021, Continue reading at the source

A new cryptocurrency could make hard drives and SSDs both difficult to find in the coming weeks, courtesy of its “innovative” new mining model. I want to stress that I'm not sure these reports aren't themselves part of an effort to draw attention to a new cryptocurrency at a time when crypto is trending in general. The Chia cryptocurrency appears to be real, inasmuch as there's a 10,000-foot overview whitepaper you can download that describes the company's idea for “proof of space” as opposed to “proof of work.”

Most cryptocurrencies require you to perform work and reward you with an amount [...]

Mon, Apr 19, 2021, Continue reading at the source

Netac, a Chinese memory manufacturer, is teasing the idea of DDR5-10000 DIMMs. That'd be a substantial step upwards from what we've seen to date from DDR5. Right now, the standard is expected to debut at DDR5-4800, with plans to scale to DDR5-6400. Some companies have even talked about DDR5-8400. DDR5-10000? That's pretty nuts.

Netac only entered the memory industry in 2018 and it's just received its first shipment of Micron DDR5 modules (engineering sample Z9ZSB, manufactured on Micron's 1z process node, at 40-40-40). The company mentions working on DDR5-10000, but doesn't give any details on when it might ship units. Netac [...]

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Study overturns the idea that humans are invariably bad for biodiversity [...]
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Some scientists decry planned reorganization of famous research institution [...]
Fri, Apr 16, 2021, Continue reading at the source
Internal NIH research may resume, and funding applications will no longer face Trump-era ethical review [...]
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