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The Prospect of Space Prospecting

Isaac Asimov’s sci-fi story “Catch That Rabbit,” published in 1944, is set in an asteroid mine and portrays what might happen if formerly obedient robots decided to rebel.  These days, Asimov’s dream of space mining is a lot closer to reality, with several firms making definite plans to launch exploratory vehicles around 2020 and have full-scale mining up and running later in the decade.  But as an article in October’s Scientific American points out, the legal status of space mining…

Ultrafast 5G mobile broadband thanks to millimeter-wave band technology

Measurement equipment employed by Keysight Technologies on this project. Credit: © Keysight Technologies Denmark Aps / mmMAGIC The ideal of seamless mobile communications poses fundamental challenges to legacy networks that the new 5G communication networks currently under development need to solve. One such challenge is supporting the significant growth of traffic demands. Next-generation services such as mobile cloud services, gaming, social-networking applications and 3-D immersive applications require massive capacity and higher data rates than current 4G networks can sustain. Researchers…

Blockchain for Enterprise : Developer’s Perspective and Insights

Do you know that financial services sector has majorly driven the blockchain framework? Well, this general consciousness has made blockchain a potential game changer. We have been ardently following this technology and in our last post we discussed “Building Your Own Blockchain”. Keeping the legacy forward, in this post we will discuss the technology fundamentals in blockchain for the enterprise. Let’s have a quick recap for the 4 building blocks of any blockchain solution. Shared Ledger A shared digital ledger…

It took 66 million years, but California gets state dinosaur

It took about 66 million years, but California finally has a state dinosaur. Gov. Jerry Brown announced Saturday the signing of a bill making Augustynolophus (Aw-gus-tin-o-lo-fus) morrisi the official dinosaur of the Golden State. Fossilized remains of the duckbilled creature that lived anywhere from 100 to 66 million years ago have been found only in California. Several other states and Washington, D.C., also have official dinosaurs. California has more than 30 state insignia including a state lichen—lace…

Shark fin bans might not help sharks, scientists say

In this Aug. 12, 2010, file photo, Joe Chan, chief chef of Sun Tung Lok Chinese Cuisine in Hong Kong prepares shark fin for cooking. Shark fins are most often used in a soup considered a delicacy in Asia. Environmentalists and animal advocates have long blamed the soup for the decline of some shark species. (AP Photo/Kin Cheung, File) As lawmakers propose banning the sale of shark fins in the U.S., a pair of scientists is pushing back, saying the…

Uber to blame for loss of license in city

An Uber App is displayed on a phone in London, Friday, Sept. 22, 2017. London’s transport authority said Friday it won’t renew Uber’s license to operate in the British capital, arguing that it demonstrates a lack of corporate responsibility with implications in public safety and security. (AP Photo/Kirsty Wigglesworth) London’s mayor said Saturday that people angry about the decision by transit authorities to strip Uber of its license to operate in the city should blame the ride-hailing company itself. “I…

The Sun rises in new play about Murdoch’s tabloid revolution

In this Thursday, Sept. 21, 2017 photo, British playwright James Graham poses for a photograph, outside The Duke of York’s Theatre which is currently showing his play ‘Ink’, in London. Rupert Murdoch has power, wealth—and legions of detractors, who say the media mogul’s tabloids and TV stations have fueled crass celebrity culture, phone hacking and fake news. A new play in London explores the roots of his success and his divisiveness. Ink” shows how Murdoch revolutionized British journalism, turning the…

The History of Email

This was adapted from a post which originally appeared on the Eager blog. Eager has now become the new Cloudflare Apps. QWERTYUIOP — Text of the first email ever sent, 1971 The ARPANET (a precursor to the Internet) was created “to help maintain U.S. technological superiority and guard against unforeseen technological advances by potential adversaries,” in other words, to avert the next Sputnik. Its purpose was to allow scientists to share the products of their work and to make it…

A New API Binding: cloudflare-php

Back in May last year, one of my colleagues blogged about the introduction of our Python binding for the Cloudflare API and drew reference to our other bindings in Go and Node. Today we are complimenting this range by introducing a new official binding, this time in PHP. This binding is available via Packagist as cloudflare/sdk, you can install it using Composer simply by running composer require cloudflare/sdk. We have documented various use-cases in our “Cloudflare PHP API Binding” KB…

Amazon signs deal to boost its restaurant delivery service

Amazon wants to deliver more burritos and hamburgers to your doorstep. The e-commerce giant said Friday that it is partnering with online ordering platform Olo, in a deal that could boost the number of restaurant chains on its Amazon Restaurants delivery service. Under the deal, restaurants that use Olo can list their menus on Amazon Restaurants. The restaurants would prepare orders and Amazon would provide a worker to deliver it to the customer. Olo says 200 restaurant chains use its…