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Groundbreaking Technique Yields Important New Details on Silicon, Subatomic Particles and Possible ‘Fifth Force’

NIST: Using a groundbreaking new technique at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), an international collaboration led by NIST researchers has revealed previously unrecognized properties of technologically crucial silicon crystals and uncovered new information about an important subatomic particle and a long-theorized fifth force of nature. By aiming subatomic particles known as neutrons at silicon crystals and monitoring ... Read More »

Code.org, Tech Giants Enlist Teachers To Sell Kids and Parents On ‘CS Journeys’

theodp writes: On Monday, tech-bankrolled Code.org announced the CS Journeys program, which the nonprofit explains is designed to help teachers “excite, encourage, and empower your students to continue their CS journeys in and beyond your class.” Besides live, virtual field trips to Amazon’s Fulfillment Centers, kids aged 5-and-up will also participate in live, weekly classroom conversations with professionals from the ... Read More »

Russia’s Yandex Says It Repelled Biggest DDoS Attack in History

head_dunce writes: A cyber attack on Russian tech giant Yandex’s servers in August and September was the largest known distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attack in the history of the internet, the company said on Thursday. The DDoS attack, in which hackers try to flood a network with unusually high volumes of data traffic in order to paralyse it when it can ... Read More »

Web Creator Tim Berners-Lee Joins ProtonMail’s Advisory Board

The inventor of the World Wide Web, Tim Berners-Lee, has joined the advisory board of hosted email service provider ProtonMail. From a report: In a statement, ProtonMail CEO and founder Andy Yen said the addition of Berners-Lee to the company’s advisory board was aligned with its goal to “create an internet where people are in control of their information at ... Read More »

A Bunch of Ape NFTs Just Sold For $24.4 Million

If you thought NFT mania was about to die off, think again: a bundle of 101 NFTs from Bored Ape Yacht Club just sold at Sotheby’s for $24.4 million. A second bundle of 101 Bored Ape Kennel Club NFTs sold for $1.8 million. From a report: That puts the ape sale among the biggest in the NFT space. A bundle ... Read More »