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Updated 2017-05-27 08:00
Earth's oldest rock found in Australia.
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Physicists Discover Way to Create"Most Puzzling Particle in the Universe"
Top quarks are the heaviest and among the most puzzling elementary particles. They weigh even more than the Higgs boson – as much as an atom of gold – and only two machines have ever produced them: Fermilab’s Tevatron and the Large Hadron Collider at CERN. There are several ways to produce them, as predicted by the theoretical framework known as the Standard Model, and the most common one was the first one discovered: a collision in which the strong nuclear force creates a pair consisting of a top quark and its antimatter cousin, the anti-top quark.
DRM refuses to die - now coming to a coffee machine near you
I'm sure, even if freshly ground is our preference, we're all familiar with single-serve coffee capsule machines. In an effort to recreate past decades, Keurig (Green Mountain Coffee Roasters), have decided that their capsules will contain DRM, to prevent third-party, often re-fillable, capsules from being used.
The Indian Sanitary Pad Revolutionary
Fritz passes on: An Indian school dropout and inventor has invented a low-cost sanitary pad and its manufacturing machine which now provides a self-supporting business for many women. He did it against the wishes of everyone around him, even grossing out his own mum. BBC tells the story of Arunachalam Muruganantham, the "Menstrual Man". There's more coverage in the Pune (India) Mirror.
Doc Searles on our open vs. closed future
Over at Linux Journal, Doc Searles talks about the conflict between content (Hollywood) and open source (Silicon Valley), and it's importance to the tinkering, hacking future.
Radiolab: Neither Confirm Nor Deny
How a sunken nuclear submarine, a crazy billionaire, and a mechanical claw gave birth to a phrase that has hounded journalists and lawyers for 40 years and embodies the tension between the public’s desire for transparency and the government’s need to keep secrets.
SpaceX getting it's legs.
As Technocrat.net previously covered, SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket will launch the fifth Dragon spacecraft on the third operational cargo delivery mission to the International Space Station. The flight is being conducted under the Commercial Resupply Services contract with NASA. On SpaceFlightNow's Tracking Page the mission is listed to launch March 16.An important part of this launch will be testing it's legs for a possible return of the first stage for possible reuse.http://www.space.com/24800-spacex-falcon9-rocket-landing-legs-photo.html
XKCD author invents time traveling book
No, not quite what you'd expect, but it shows the power of the online bookseller pre-order. XKCD comic author Randal Munroe announced a new popular science book, What If on his blog on Monday.