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Astronomers Discover Pair of Black Holes In Inactive Galaxy

Slashdot - 7 hours 48 min ago
William Robinson (875390) writes "The Astronomers at XMM-Newton have detected a pair of supermassive black holes at the center of an inactive galaxy. Most massive galaxies in the Universe are thought to harbor at least one supermassive black hole at their center. And a pair of black holes is indication of strong possibility that the galaxies have merged. Finding black holes in quiescent galaxies is difficult because there are no gas clouds feeding the black holes, so the cores of these galaxies are truly dark. It can be only detected by this 'tidal disruption event'."

Read more of this story at Slashdot.








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Astronomers Discover Pair of Black Holes In Inactive Galaxy

Slashdot - 7 hours 48 min ago
William Robinson (875390) writes "The Astronomers at XMM-Newton have detected a pair of supermassive black holes at the center of an inactive galaxy. Most massive galaxies in the Universe are thought to harbor at least one supermassive black hole at their center. And a pair of black holes is indication of strong possibility that the galaxies have merged. Finding black holes in quiescent galaxies is difficult because there are no gas clouds feeding the black holes, so the cores of these galaxies are truly dark. It can be only detected by this 'tidal disruption event'."

Read more of this story at Slashdot.








Categories: The Essentials

Astronomers Discover Pair of Black Holes In Inactive Galaxy

Slashdot - 7 hours 48 min ago
William Robinson (875390) writes "The Astronomers at XMM-Newton have detected a pair of supermassive black holes at the center of an inactive galaxy. Most massive galaxies in the Universe are thought to harbor at least one supermassive black hole at their center. And a pair of black holes is indication of strong possibility that the galaxies have merged. Finding black holes in quiescent galaxies is difficult because there are no gas clouds feeding the black holes, so the cores of these galaxies are truly dark. It can be only detected by this 'tidal disruption event'."

Read more of this story at Slashdot.








Categories: The Essentials

Astronomers Discover Pair of Black Holes In Inactive Galaxy

Slashdot - 7 hours 48 min ago
William Robinson (875390) writes "The Astronomers at XMM-Newton have detected a pair of supermassive black holes at the center of an inactive galaxy. Most massive galaxies in the Universe are thought to harbor at least one supermassive black hole at their center. And a pair of black holes is indication of strong possibility that the galaxies have merged. Finding black holes in quiescent galaxies is difficult because there are no gas clouds feeding the black holes, so the cores of these galaxies are truly dark. It can be only detected by this 'tidal disruption event'."

Read more of this story at Slashdot.








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Get an HP Spectre 13T-3000 Ultrabook for $874.99

from News.com - 7 hours 49 min ago
This top-rated touchscreen laptop normally sells for $999.99. And you can sweeten the deal a little further with a cashback service.
Categories: Open Source

A musical letter to the FCC by Jonathan Mann: 'Don't Blow up the Internet'

Boing Boing - 7 hours 50 min ago

By Jonathan Mann: "Don't Blow Up The Internet | Song A Day #1939." Don't set us up the bomb, FCC. [Video Link]

Contact the FCC commissioners if you're concerned that the new proposed internet rules will gut Net Neutrality, and change the internet to a less free and less open communications platform: "FCC planning new Internet rules that will gut Net Neutrality."








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Putin: The Internet is a CIA project

from News.com - 7 hours 58 min ago
The Russian president, currently waging emotional warfare against Western influence, insists the Internet didn't merely begin as a CIA project, it allegedly continues to develop as one.
Categories: Open Source

FCC Chairman clarifies 'Net Neutrality' view after backlash

from News.com - 8 hours 4 min ago
Chairman Tom Wheeler says there has been misinformation about the FCC's proposed plan and insists his intent is to continue protecting the consumer.






Categories: Open Source

Announcing BundyFest 2014, in the rules-free anarchy zone of Bunkersville, Nevada

Boing Boing - 8 hours 4 min ago
Video Link [thanks Bob and David Pescovitz, it's a joke everyone]

Previously.






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The Silence of the Lambs, behind-the-scenes

Boing Boing - 8 hours 9 min ago

Behind-the-scenes photos from Jonathan Demme's "The Silence of the Lambs" (1991). Several others below and still more over at Dangerous Minds.








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Students raise money, give away 300 copies of book banned in their school

Boing Boing - 8 hours 12 min ago
Jaimie sez, "My bookstore helped a high school student distribute almost 300 free copies of "The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian" by Sherman Alexie, a book that has been challenged and removed from the Meridian (Idaho) School District curriculum." Funds were raised by two Washington students." They're going to give away another 350 copies that the publisher donated next week. Go kids! (Thanks, Jamie!)






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Find forbidden doughnuts nearby with Doughbot app

from News.com - 8 hours 14 min ago
Discover local bakeries that sell everything from fancy cronuts to uber-indulgent bacon-maple logs with the Doughbot app. Good luck with that diet!






Categories: Open Source

The Muppet Show: The Bug Band play The Beatles

Boing Boing - 8 hours 21 min ago

The Bug Band performs "She Loves You" on The Muppet Show in 1979. According to the Muppet Wiki, they were a nameless group until Kermit told them they needed a moniker. They suggested "The Grateful Dead" and "The Who." (via Experimental Music on Children's TV)






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Bankrupt Bitcoin bunker blender begins: MtGox admin starts liquefaction

The Register - 8 hours 22 min ago
But where's the missing 650k-ish BTC?

The Tokyo District Court-appointed administrator for MtGox has begun formal proceedings to liquify the collapsed Bitcoin exchange.…

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Apple envisions environmental sensors for wearables

from News.com - 8 hours 22 min ago
Two patent applications describe environmental and temperature sensors that could be outfitted into "wrist-watch devices" as well as other wearable gadgets.






Categories: Open Source

Ondot Card Control brings Find My iPhone features to your wallet

from News.com - 8 hours 28 min ago
A startup out of San Jose, Calif. is handing card holders protection akin to smartphone antifraud services.






Categories: Open Source

Brazil Approves Internet Bill of Rights

Slashdot - 8 hours 28 min ago
First time accepted submitter Dr.Potato (247646) writes "After more than three years being discussed, Brazil's Internet Bill of Rights was approved on April 22nd (and in Portuguese). It was rushed through the senate in order that president Dilma Roussef could sign it during the meeting on internet governance that occurs in São Paulo this week. In the bill of rights, among other things, net neutrality was maintained, providers will not be legally responsible for content published by users (but are forced to take it down when legally requested) and internet providers are obliged to keep records of users' access for six months and can't pass this responsibility to other companies." Brazilian internet users may continue to have the right to be surveilled on social media, too.

Read more of this story at Slashdot.








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Facebook cozies up to journalists with FB Newswire

from News.com - 8 hours 31 min ago
The service will be one part news aggregator and one part news source for journalists.






Categories: Open Source

Fan dubs 'Star Wars' with mouth-made sound effects

from News.com - 8 hours 43 min ago
Lightsabers, droids, alarms, and Wookiee roars sound hilarious when sound effects are replaced with a human voice in "Star Wars: Bad Foley Edition."






Categories: Open Source

Nokia's troubled India plant won't be part of Microsoft deal

from News.com - 8 hours 48 min ago
Microsoft will, however, sign a services agreement with Nokia to continue to develop products at the plant, the company says.






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