Hubble Telescope Hit By Mechanical Failure

The Hubble Space Telescope is operating with only essential functions after it lost one of the gyroscopes needed to point the spacecraft. From a report: The observatory, described as one of the most important scientific instruments ever created, was placed in “safe mode” over the weekend, while scientists try to fix the problem. Hubble had been operating with four of its six gyroscopes when one of them failed on Friday….

October 8, 2018
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Netflix is in final negotiations to purchase an eight sound stage production studio in Albuquerque, New Mexico, says it will create up to 1,000 jobs per year (Lucas Shaw/Bloomberg)

October 8, 2018

Lucas Shaw / Bloomberg: Netflix is in final negotiations to purchase an eight sound stage production studio in Albuquerque, New Mexico, says it will create up to 1,000 jobs per year  —  – Streaming giant is in final talks for New Mexico facility ABQ  — Company to create 1,000 jobs, spend $1 billion on production Source: http://www.techmeme.com

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London’s Radio Pirates Changed Music. Then Came the Internet.

Earlier this month, The New York Times ran a story which looks at the ways a network of illegal radio stations changed British music, and wonders where young people are going to make culture now, now that the internet is killing off the pirate radio. An excerpt from the story: Ofcom, the British communications regulator, estimated there are now just 50 pirate stations in London, down from about 100 a…

October 8, 2018
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Transplace extends US intermodal, truck brokerage reach

  Transplace, with headquarters in Frisco, Texas, near Dallas, has been growing rapidly in recent years, and expects to move $8 billion through its network this year. Photo credit: Shutterstock.com. Third-party logistics provider Transplace is expanding its intermodal reach by acquiring the intermodal marketing and over-the-road freight brokerage business of Yusen Logistics (Americas)…. Source: http://www.joc.com

October 8, 2018
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The tech industry wants federal control over data privacy laws because state frameworks, like California’s new privacy law, are seen as a major threat (Dina Temple-Raston/NPR)

October 8, 2018

Dina Temple-Raston / NPR: The tech industry wants federal control over data privacy laws because state frameworks, like California’s new privacy law, are seen as a major threat  —  New laws in Europe and California are forcing tech companies to protect users’ privacy or risk big fines. Source: http://www.techmeme.com

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Previously Hidden Text on a 500-Year-Old Map Reveals New Clues About the Cartographer’s Sources and Its Influences on Important Maps That Came Later

Greg Miller, writing for National Geographic: This 1491 map is the best surviving map of the world as Christopher Columbus knew it as he made his first voyage across the Atlantic. In fact, Columbus likely used a copy of it in planning his journey. The map, created by the German cartographer Henricus Martellus, was originally covered with dozens of legends and bits of descriptive text, all in Latin. Most of…

October 8, 2018
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Apple Releases Security Updates for iCloud, iOS

Original release date: October 08, 2018 Apple has released security updates to address vulnerabilities in iCloud for Windows and iOS. An attacker could exploit some of these vulnerabilities to take control of an affected system. NCCIC encourages users and administrators to review the Apple security pages for iCloud for Windows 7.7 and iOS 12.0.1 and apply the necessary updates. This product is provided subject to this Notification and this Privacy…

October 8, 2018
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