The 3 Big Issues With Open Source Code Scanners

Open source code scanners were once an effective tool, but there are now better options available. When first launched, open source code scanners were revolutionary, giving organizations a convenient and intuitive tool they could use to conduct open source audits. However, there are now some major issues associated with open source code scanners—and some much …

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Open Source Web Crawling is About Ten to Fifteen Years Behind Google

In 1999, it took Google one month to crawl and build an index of about 50 million pages. In 2012, the same task was accomplished in less than one minute. The 2012 capability is about 50,000 times faster. This is slightly better than doubling the speed every year for 14 years. In 2016, a new …

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Interview with Rackware about the IBM purchase of Redhat

Nextbigfuture interviewed Sash Sunkara, Co-Founder and CEO, RackWare, about the IBM purchase of Redhat. IBM bought Red Hat for $34 billion in order to get a better position with hybrid cloud computing. RackWare provides an intelligent highly automated Hybrid Cloud Management Platform that extends across physical and virtual environments. RackWare is a private company supporting …

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Transatomic Energy shuts down and opensources IP

Transatomic Energy started in 2011, realized there were mistakes in their original analyses in 2016 and has shutdown in 2018. They have made their work and molten salt reactor designs open source. As of January 2018, the advanced nuclear industry has climbed up to over 75 projects in North America. At least five companies are …

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Microsoft acquires GitHub for $7.5 billion

Microsoft announced an agreement to acquire GitHub for $7.5 billion. GitHub is the world’s leading software development platform. The era of the intelligent cloud and intelligent edge is upon us. Computing is becoming embedded in the world, with every part of our daily life and work and every aspect of our society and economy being …

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Monitoring the world with microsatellites and open source data

Planet Labs uses 149 microsatellites to monitor the pulse of our planet with daily news and imagery, stories, and tech updates. Current satellite imaging only allows us to look at various disconnected locations. Planet’s always-on, daily imagery provides a global monitoring capability never before possible. Frequent satellite imagery is often a critical component to understanding …

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Carnival of Nuclear Energy 334

1. Forbes – James Conca – Renewable Energy Will Do Just Fine In President Trump’s America Energy did not make any difference in who we chose for President on Tuesday. But the energy sector won biggly, nonetheless. Under a Trump Presidency, U.S. climate change policy and goals will evaporate, as will the Clean Power Plan, …

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NASA and DARPA working towards quiet supersonic planes with XPlanes

The return of supersonic passenger travel is one step closer to reality with NASA’s award of a contract for the preliminary design of a low boom flight demonstrator aircraft. This is the first in a series of X-planes in NASA’s New Aviation Horizons initiative, introduced in the agency’s Fiscal Year 2017 budget. NASA said if …

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2015 Synthetic Biology Highlights

Top ten synthetic biology accomplishments. 1. Leukemia patient in remission after treatment with SynBio immune cells One-year-old Layla’s life was saved after cutting-edge gene-editing technology was used to successfully treat her leukemia when all other treatments had failed. After destroying her own cancerous lymphocytes Layla was injected with donor T-cells modified using a synthetic DNA-cutting …

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