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Western Music Moves in Three and Even Four (!) Dimensional Spaces: How the Pioneering Research of Princeton Theorist Dmitri Tymoczko Helps Us Visualize Music in Radical, New Ways

Every musician has some basic sense of how math and music relate conceptually through geometry, in the circular and triadic shapes formed by clusters of notes when grouped together in chords and scales. The connections date back to the work of Pythagoras, and composers who explore and exploit those connections happen upon profound, sometimes mystical, insights. For example, the two-dimensional geometry of music finds near-religious expression in the compositional strategies of John Coltrane, wh...
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A Secret Hacking Group Is Using Android Malware to Spy on Thousands of People in 21 Countries, Research Finds

A shadowy hacking campaign has been operating out of a Beirut building owned by the Lebanese General Directorate of General Security for the last six years, stealing text messages, call logs, and files from journalists, military members, corporations, and other targets in 21 countries, according to a joint report…Read more...
Tags: Android, Security, Science, Privacy, Malware, Beirut, Countries Research Finds, Lebanese General Directorate of General Security


Friday's Best Deals: Logitech Speaker System, Panasonic Shavers, MicroSD Cards, And More

A Logitech speaker system, a Panasonic shaver and beard trimmer, a Samsung microSD card, and more are all part of today’s best deals. Read more...
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Explosives to blast the Rattlesnake Ridge slide? Here’s why that’s not a good idea

"From the outside, it makes some sense," state officials said in a blog. "Drop some charges, trigger the slide and then clean it up. But, it’s not quite that simple."
Tags: Science, News, Environment, Local News, Northwest, Rattlesnake Ridge


Why 9/11 Truthers Are Obsessed With the Plasco High-Rise Fire in Tehran

On January 19th, 2017, the Plasco building, a 17-story steel high-rise in Tehran, caught fire. The blaze began on one of the building’s upper floors and then spread quickly through the tower’s sprinkler-less garment workshops. As the Tehran fire department battled the nearly unreachable fire, the steel skyscraper …Read more...
Tags: Science, 911, Architecture, Tehran, Truthers, Online Communities, Plasco, Conspiracists, Plasco Building


Phoenix Serial Killer Suspect Identified After DNA Allegedly Connects Him to 9 Killings

Seven men and two women were shot between Nov. 27 and Dec. 17
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Enormous Metalworking System, Including Bronze Age Weapons, Discovered Underneath Pyramid-Shaped Greek Island

A pyramid-shaped hill on the Greek island of Keros has revealed a complex system of drainage tunnels and metalworking from the 3rd millennium B.C. that was ahead of its time. Researchers from the University of Cambridge worked with members of the Ephorate of the Cyclades and the Cyprus Institute on an Early Bronze Age site called Dhaskalio, according to a new University of Cambridge press release. Rising sea levels have turned Dhaskalio into an island, but a thin land bridge (now underwater) s...
Tags: Science, University of Cambridge, Greek Island, Cyprus Institute, Keros, Dhaskalio


Apple, Google Reroute Employee Buses After Series of Alleged Attacks Near San Francisco

Apple and Google have rerouted shuttle buses which carry employees from San Francisco to their out-of-town headquarters after a series of possible attacks broke the vehicles’ windows in the past week.Read more...
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SpaceX and NASA Probed on Zuma Spy Satellite Failure That May Cost Taxpayers Billions

On Wednesday, House lawmakers probed SpaceX and NASA on the possible loss of the Zuma secret spy satellite. The potential failure of this mission raised questions in the House on the ability of SpaceX and other commercial providers to take astronauts into space safely as part of a planned commercial crew program. The financial responsibility for Zuma, Bloomberg reported, may land on the U.S. taxpayer.
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Detect Locally, Protect Globally

Argonne's Cyber Fed Model provides a community-based system for near-real-time dissemination of cyberthreat indicators, defensive measures, and tools to simplify use of this information. Once the system detects an attack, it rapidly repairs the local damage while also preventing its spread.
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Exploring Past, Present, and Future Water Availability Regionally, Globally

New open-source software simulates river and runoff resources.
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Special Operations dogs get tactical gear upgrade

Fox Firepower: Allison Barrie with a look at how U.S. Army SOCOM is looking to equip the 75th Ranger Regiment's dogs with advanced vest protection, wearable sensors and video cameras.
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Civil War-Era U.S. Navy Ships' Logs to Be Explored for Climate Data, Maritime History

A new fleet joins the ongoing quest to learn more about past weather from the records of long-gone mariners.
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Regrowth

West Virginia University biologist Jonathan Cumming is studying willow and poplar trees by analyzing their differential sensitivity to soils that are left behind after mining.
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Six CSU Campuses Join Partnership to Develop Future 'Green' Entrepreneurs

​CSU students with big ideas on how California can preserve its energy, agriculture and water supply need look no further than the BlueTechValley Innovation Cluster to bring their concepts to life.
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Nope, It Looks Like Zuckerberg Bought No Yacht [Corrected]

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg apparently did not buy a 350-foot yacht as initially claimed by this post. The Hürriyet Daily News, which first reported that Zuckerberg purchased the vessel, deleted its story from its website after a spokesperson repeatedly denied to various media outlets that Zuckerberg had bought the…Read more...
Tags: Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, Science, Zuckerberg, Hurriyet Daily News, Faceboat, King Of The Yacht Boys, Why Build An Ark When Youre A Billionaire


The Internet Has Made Americans More Casual About Religion

Contrary to what you might assume after hate-browsing Facebook, it seems the internet may have actually made people less dogmatic about religion. A recent study published in the Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion has found evidence that the more we use the internet, the less likely we are to have a specific…Read more...
Tags: Facebook, Science, Internet, Religion, Social Media


Superconducting X-Ray Laser Takes Shape in Silicon Valley

An area known for high-tech gadgets and innovation will soon be home to an advanced superconducting X-ray laser that stretches 3 miles in length, built by a collaboration of national laboratories. On January 19, the first section of the machine's new accelerator arrived by truck at SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory in Menlo Park after a cross-country journey that began in Batavia, Illinois, at Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory.
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Discover the Joys of Pasta Making With This Discounted KitchenAid Attachment

You could live your whole life cooking boxed Barilla pasta, and never once realize it can be to make your own. This Kitchenaid pasta roller and cutter set attaches to the accessory port on any KitchenAid mixer, and lets you create your own noodles with multiple shapes in just minutes. $110 is the…Read more...
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Apple Health Data Is Being Used in a Murder Trial

In a German murder trial in which an Afghan refugee has been accused of rape and murder, health data from the refugee’s iPhone is being used by the prosecution as proof of murder.Read more...
Tags: Apple, Science, Applewatch, Health data, Apple Health Data


Intel Claims 90 Percent of Affected CPUs Have Live Patches Just as Rumors of New Attacks Arrive

This morning in a press release, Intel announced that it has “issued firmware updates for 90 percent of Intel CPUs introduced in the past five years.” But it’s possible the flurry of patches is just beginning.Read more...
Tags: Security, Science, Technology, Intel, Meltdown, Skyfall, Spectre, Consumer Tech


Hope rises for critically endangered monkey thanks to conservation efforts

The Myanmar snub-nosed monkey may survive because of work by communities, NGOs and the Myanmar and Chinese governments.
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Four to Beam Up

Just months after completing a nine-year construction project to upgrade its research capabilities, the Department of Energy's Thomas Jefferson National Accelerator Facility has delivered its next technological success: For the first time, the Continuous Electron Beam Accelerator Facility (CEBAF) has delivered electron beams simultaneously to all four experimental halls.
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Invasive Warrantless Surveillance Bill Heads to White House for Trump's Signature

In a 65-34 vote on Thursday, the US Senate voted to reauthorize a controversial warrantless surveillance program intended to grant American spy agencies the authority to collect emails and phone records of foreigners abroad. As critics of the program point out, however, it also frequently results in the collection of…
Tags: Science, Privacy, Nsa, White House, Surveillance, Fbi, US Senate, National Security, Section 702, Trump s Signature


President Trump's New Defense Strategy Is a Return to the Cold War

President Donald Trump is bracing the Pentagon for a long-term, strategic competition with with Russia and China for the foreseeable future.
Tags: Science, China, Russia, Pentagon, Donald Trump, Trump


Melted nuclear fuel seen inside second Fukushima reactor

TOKYO (AP) — The operator of Japan’s crippled Fukushima nuclear plant says a long telescopic probe has successfully captured images of some melted fuel inside one of its three damaged reactors, providing crucial information for its cleanup. Tokyo Electric Power Co. said Friday the fishing rod-like device carrying a camera went deep into the plant’s […]
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Need a Job? Why Artificial Intelligence Will Help Human Workers, Not Hurt Them

In 2013, James “Jimi” Crawford founded a company called Orbital Insight, barely noticed at the time amid the Silicon Valley froth. Crawford had worked at NASA for 15 years and wrote software for Mars rovers. Crawford saw an opportunity to collect and analyze what he anticipated would be a deluge of images from a surfeit of new satellites that would circle the Earth, taking readings and pictures.
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Test of Einstein's Theory Confirms the Sun Is Losing Mass

The best planet, Mercury, is in the midst of telling us something important about our sun: It’s losing mass.Read more...
Tags: Astronomy, Science, Physics, Sun, Einstein, General Relativity, Proving Einstein Not Wrong, Losing Mass, Solar Mass, Sun Is Losing Mass


Study Finds Crime-Predicting Algorithm Is No Smarter Than Online Poll Takers

In a study published Wednesday, a pair of Dartmouth researchers found that a popular risk assessment algorithm was no better at predicting a criminal offender’s likelihood of reoffending than an internet survey of humans with little or no relevant experience.Read more...
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India's Ballistic Missile Test Is a 'Direct Threat,' a Chinese State-Owned Newspaper Says

India's Agni 5 missile test traveled for 19 minutes and 3,000 miles, putting China's eastern coastal cities in range
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