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Firefox Quantum now out of superposition, leaps to general availability

Firefox Quantum now out of superposition, leaps to general availability | News we like | Scoop.it
Mozilla has unveiled version 57 of its browser, dubbed Firefox Quantum, which comes with a new UI, vastly improved CSS engine, shorter load times, less RAM utilization and much more.
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Samsung Linux on Galaxy might run full, graphical Linux desktops

Samsung Linux on Galaxy might run full, graphical Linux desktops | News we like | Scoop.it
Samsung sometimes tries to be too much like Google and engages in moonshot projects that are often abandoned quickly. So when it launched its new DeX "phone as
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Man convinced he's being haunted by baby takes photo that 'makes his heart drop'

Man convinced he's being haunted by baby takes photo that 'makes his heart drop' | News we like | Scoop.it

There have been spooky things happening in his flat for months - but the latest update is terrifying
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IBM reveals 50 qubit quantum computer prototype

IBM reveals 50 qubit quantum computer prototype | News we like | Scoop.it
The researchers at the IBM Q lab have been busy this year; back in May they revealed a quantum computing platform with a 17 qubit processor, and now they've
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Bat-like 'vision' helping blind people see through sound

Bat-like 'vision' helping blind people see through sound | News we like | Scoop.it
The art of echolocation helps bats navigate in the dark, but is increasingly being used to also brighten the lives of those with vision-impairment.
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Fabricating shape-shifting objects with hobbyist 3-D printers

Fabricating shape-shifting objects with hobbyist 3-D printers | News we like | Scoop.it
Researchers at TU Delft have combined origami techniques and 3-D printing to create flat structures that can fold themselves into 3-D structures like tulips. The structures self-fold according to a pre-planned sequence, wit
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Cracking down on encryption could lead to more hacking: former MI5 chief

Cracking down on encryption could lead to more hacking: former MI5 chief | News we like | Scoop.it
A former head of Britain's domestic security agency warns that cracking down on the use of online encryption could lead to more illicit hacking.
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Spin current detection in quantum materials unlocks potential for alternative electronics

Spin current detection in quantum materials unlocks potential for alternative electronics | News we like | Scoop.it
A new method that precisely measures the mysterious behavior and magnetic properties of electrons flowing across the surface of quantum materials could open a path to next-generation electronics.
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Jet suit inventor breaks world record with 50kph flight

Jet suit inventor breaks world record with 50kph flight | News we like | Scoop.it
A British inventor and entrepreneur soars to a Guinness World Record by making the fastest-ever flight in a body-controlled jet engine power suit.
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Fancy feather physics help pigeons sound the alarm

Fancy feather physics help pigeons sound the alarm | News we like | Scoop.it
When a pigeon takes off rapidly, it produces a shrill whistle that acts as a warning for other birds. The noise is created by just two feathers — one on each wing.
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Top German court paves way for third gender recognition

Top German court paves way for third gender recognition | News we like | Scoop.it
Germany's highest court rules in favour of the introduction of a third gender category for people who do not identify as either male or female or are born with an ambiguous sexual anatomy.
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Neuroscientist explores 'What It's Like to Be a Dog'

Neuroscientist explores 'What It's Like to Be a Dog' | News we like | Scoop.it
Five years ago, Emory neuroscientist Gregory Berns became the first to capture images of actual canine thought processes. To explore the minds of the oldest domesticated species, the Berns lab trained dogs to remain stil
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Living in a home the size of two parking spaces

Living in a home the size of two parking spaces | News we like | Scoop.it
Creating a liveable home in a space the size of two parking spaces was a challenge a Perth woman was happy to take on.
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Android 8.1 will decrease the size of inactive apps to save space

Android 8.1 will decrease the size of inactive apps to save space | News we like | Scoop.it
The next big update we should see will be Android 8.1 and we're already hearing about some planned features. One of those features will save space by "downgrading" inactive apps.
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What's behind the jumps and bumps in Bitcoin's price?

What's behind the jumps and bumps in Bitcoin's price? | News we like | Scoop.it
The price of Bitcoin has dropped to around $8,000 in the past few days, after almost hitting $10,000 in the past month. What's driving the price?
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How Are These Masterfully-Engineered Pop-Up Books Even Possible?

How Are These Masterfully-Engineered Pop-Up Books Even Possible? | News we like | Scoop.it
You’ve probably never given much thought to the design of a pop-up birthday card after first opening it, but you will after watching this compilation of Peter Dahmen’s creations. He somehow manages to turn sheets of paper into intricately engineered architectural masterpieces.
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A short history of the high heel

A short history of the high heel | News we like | Scoop.it
It's a dilemma many women face when they go out — do they deal with uncomfortable heels or opt for flats? But believe it or not, the high heel trend began with men.
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Penguins' calls are influenced by their habitat

Penguins' calls are influenced by their habitat | News we like | Scoop.it
Birds use vocalizations to attract mates, defend territories, and recognize fellow members of their species. But while we know a lot about how variations in vocalizations play out between populations of songbirds, it's fa
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There's a really weird aurora at Jupiter's south pole

There's a really weird aurora at Jupiter's south pole | News we like | Scoop.it
A powerful X-ray aurora discovered at Jupiter's south pole is sending out strange pulses every 11 minutes.
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News Flash! Firefox Has In-Browser IDE (Game Programming)

News Flash! Firefox Has In-Browser IDE (Game Programming) | News we like | Scoop.it
By an interesting coincidence, I've been helping a friend set up the Android Development environment and it is a pain! But not FirefoxOS
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What happened to the 15-hour work week predicted 87 years ago?

What happened to the 15-hour work week predicted 87 years ago? | News we like | Scoop.it
Workers are more productive than ever and earning the same amount. So shouldn't they be working less than the average 40 hours?
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5 crazy facts about Lamborghini’s outrageous electric supercar

5 crazy facts about Lamborghini’s outrageous electric supercar | News we like | Scoop.it
Lamborghini may be embracing the electric car, but as you might expect the Terzo Millennio is about as far away from a Prius as you could imagine. The concept
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The Battle for Barcelona, The Documentary - BBC World Service

The Battle for Barcelona, The Documentary - BBC World Service | News we like | Scoop.it
Why are residents protesting about the impact of tourism on their neighbourhoods?
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US only country opposed to Paris climate deal as Syria set to sign

US only country opposed to Paris climate deal as Syria set to sign | News we like | Scoop.it
Syria announces it intends to join the 2015 Paris agreement for slowing climate change, leaving the United States as the only country in the world opposed to the pact.
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Renault Callie autonomous car can avoid obstacles as well as pro test drivers

Renault Callie autonomous car can avoid obstacles as well as pro test drivers | News we like | Scoop.it
Renault is showing off a fancy autonomous car control system that promises to be able to handle challenging driving situations better than existing systems.
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