News: Tech & Science

Facebook Data Move Means Australians Miss Out Stronger Data Protection

Tuesday  04:50,   24 april 2018
Lifehacker Australia

Next month, the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) comes into effect in the European Union. Facebook's company structure, like that of many companies, is designed to help the company minimise their taxes. That's not a new thing and[...]

In major find, DNA turns out to be knotted like an old pair of laces

Tuesday  04:31,   24 april 2018
Brisbane Times

When you think of DNA, you probably think of long strands that wrap around each other in that iconic double helix. But in a major find by Australian scientists, announced on Monday, that view has been proven wrong.© Garvan Institute / Supplied We've [...]

Nasa Can't Explain Images of Strange Ice Circles in Arctic Sea

Tuesday  00:11,   24 april 2018
Newsweek

There's no clear explanation for these mysterious ice holes.NASA’s Operation IceBridge mission scientist John Sonntag captured the images on April 14, marking in his field log, “I don’t recall seeing this sort of thing elsewhere,” NASA[...]

Samsung Developing Mid-Range Galaxy S9 Variant

Monday  15:31,   23 april 2018
International Business Times

South Korean tech giant Samsung is reportedly launching a new mid-range version of the Galaxy S9 flagship phone.Korea Herald learned from a Samsung official over the weekend that the tech giant is planning to release another variant of the Galaxy S[...]

Meizu's new phones don't have notches

Monday  10:56,   23 april 2018
The Verge

Chinese company Meizu has unveiled its new range of smartphones, the 15 series, and it seems to be taking a stand against current trends in phone design. You won’t find notches or even tall screens here — just large, intact rectangles. It’s[...]

Nasa Can't Explain Images of Strange Ice Circles in Arctic Sea

Monday  10:56,   23 april 2018
Newsweek

There's no clear explanation for these mysterious ice holes.NASA’s Operation IceBridge mission scientist John Sonntag captured the images on April 14, marking in his field log, “I don’t recall seeing this sort of thing elsewhere,” NASA[...]

A number of Gmail users got spam messages — from themselves

Monday  05:30,   23 april 2018
The Verge

Gmail is usually pretty good about filtering out unwanted spam messages, but a number of users reported earlier today that their inboxes were suddenly flooded with ads that were apparently sent from their own accounts, according to Mashable. Users[...]

A US university is offering scholarships for exceptional Fortnite players

Monday  04:06,   23 april 2018
Business Insider Australia

You can now pay for your education by playing the most popular game in the world right now, Fortnite. Ashland University in the US state of Ohio has added Fortnite Battle Royale to its collegiate esports program, starting in the fall, 2018.[...]

Rare Mutation Among Bajau People Lets Them Stay Underwater Longer

Monday  04:06,   23 april 2018
Gizmodo Australia

The Bajau people of Malaysia and the Philippines are renowned for their free-diving abilities, often working eight-hour shifts in search of fish and other sea critters. The Bajau people of Malaysia and the Philippines are renowned for their [...]

Japan's insanely tiny homes are the future of cities

Monday  03:21,   23 april 2018
Business Insider Australia

Tiny homes are exotic to many of us, but they are extraordinarily functional as a reprieve from the busy neighbourhoods of Tokyo. Tiny homes are exotic to many of us, but they are extraordinarily functional as a reprieve from the busy neighbourhoods [...]

Comment: Could intelligent life have existed on Earth millions of years before humans?

Monday  02:40,   23 april 2018
The Washington Post

Scientists consider what geological traces might be left of an earlier industrial civilation.This is a serious question, and serious scientists are speculating about what traces these potential predecessors might have left behind. And they’re[...]

Hubble Releases Mind-Blowing New Images Of The Lagoon Nebula To Honour Its 28th Anniversary

Monday  02:16,   23 april 2018
Gizmodo Australia

NASA has released incredible new images of the Lagoon Nebula taken by the Hubble space telescope, in honour of its 28th anniversary. These images show the Lagoon Nebula, just 4000 light-years away, in intense detail. Hubble imaged the star-forming[...]

Researchers Trying To Map Every Cell In The Human Body Release First Data Set

Sunday  15:21,   22 april 2018
Gizmodo Australia

Science textbooks will tell you that the human body has just a couple of hundred types of cells. Science textbooks will tell you that the human body has just a couple of hundred types of cells. But efforts to catalogue all the cells in the[...]

iPhone SE 2 Might Arrive Next Month

Sunday  15:06,   22 april 2018
International Business Times

The iPhone SE 2 will arrive with a size and design that's similar to its predecessor, according to case makers.Information on the release date of the iPhone SE 2 was given by phone case makers who spoke with the Japanese website Mac Otakara. The [...]

Ikea’s first Bluetooth speakers show it’s still figuring out tech

Sunday  10:31,   22 april 2018
The Verge

Ikea’s been working its way into the tech space for the past few years. It started with wireless chargers, got into smart lights last year, and now it’s moving into speakers. The first two pairs of Ikea-made Bluetooth speakers went on sale[...]