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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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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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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Two studies shows exercise improves symptoms of Parkinsons and also helps reduce the risk of Parkinsons

For the estimated half a million people in the US living with Parkinson’s disease, simple day-to-day activities can prove a challenge. But a new study claims exercise can improve balance, mobility and overall quality of life for individuals with the condition. In patients with less severe Parkinson’s, exercise may even reduce the risk of falls. …

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