Unprecedented movement detected on CA earthquake fault capable of 8.0 temblor
“This is surprising, because we’ve never seen the Garlock fault do anything. Also, a creeping fault triggered by a nearby quake doesn’t necessarily mean a big quake is coming. What’s unusual now, Ross said, is that the Garlock fault has been seismically quiet in the historical record until now. Helping scientists has been state-of-the-art observations with incredible high-resolution details that haven’t been possible in any previous major California earthquake. Besides the Garlock fault, there is also reason to focus on risks from other nearby faults.
Bazel was born of Google's own needs for highly scalable builds. When we open sourced Bazel back in 2015 , we hoped that Bazel could fulfill similar needs in the software development industry. A growing list of Bazel users attests to the widespread demand for scalable, reproducible, and multi-lingual builds. Bazel helps Google be more open too: several large Google open source projects, such as Angular and TensorFlow, use Bazel. Heartfelt thanks to all of you from the Bazel team!
Most U.S. Dairy Cows Are Descended From Just Two Bulls
Dairy Cows Are Descended From Just 2 Bulls. That's Not GoodEnlarge this image toggle caption Dan Charles/NPR Dan Charles/NPRChad Dechow, a geneticist at Pennsylvania State University who studies dairy cows, is explaining how all of America's cows ended up so similar to each other. It's one of just a few companies in the United States that sells semen from bulls for the purpose of artificially inseminating dairy cows. Dairy farmers can go to this online catalog and pick a bull, and the company will ship doses of semen to impregnate their cows. All the Holstein bulls that farmers were using could trace their lineage back to one of just two male ancestors.
Gridsome – A Vue.js static site generator
Gridsome v0.6Gridsome 0.6 introduces a Pages API that gives you full control of page creation. It also has an API that let you fetch internal pages into other pages and components. This is perfect for lightboxes or «Click for more» pagination etc. 0.6 also improves build times and has a smaller core JS bundle size!
Uptime 15,364 days – The Computers of Voyager [video]
Published on Sep 14, 2019The Voyager 1 and Voyager 2 space probes, both launched in 1977, each had a primary objective to explore Jupiter and Saturn. Both Voyager probes are still operating, and returning scientific data from outside our solar system. This talk explores the computing systems of Voyager - the systems which enable remote control of the spacecraft, and provide for the recording and return of data to Earth. Aaron Cummings@btvaaronAaron Cummings is a software developer working in the semiconductor industry, currently leading a team working on tools for building and testing embedded memories. He has had a long term fascination with the space program, and has been interested in Voyager since seeing the pictures returned from Jupiter and Saturn in the 1980s.
The US nuclear forces’ messaging system finally got rid of its floppy disks
Strategic Command will now oversee nuclear communications The communication system which keeps the president in touch with the nuclear triad during a crisis will now be the responsibility of the head of U.S. Strategic Command. Think of SACCS as the U.S. nuclear force’s version of AOL instant messenger — one of the many old, duplicative systems used by U.S. Strategic Command to send emergency action messages from nuclear command centers to forces in the field. Based in Offutt Air Force Base, Neb., the 595th is charged with upkeeping SACCS and ensuring its day-to-day operations. Asked about ongoing modernization of the current SACCS system, Rossi would only acknowledge that the Air Force has made recent enhancements to enable speed or connectivity. Air Force software coders have been learning private sector techniques.
Nvim-colorizer.lua: The fastest colorizer for neovim (and no dependencies too)
New universe of miniproteins is upending cell biology and genetics
New universe of miniproteins is upending cell biology and geneticsMice put human runners to shame. Because of their attraction to larger proteins, small proteins may give cells a reversible way to switch larger proteins on or off. "It shows that small proteins can have massive effects in the cell," Slavoff says. Even extensively studied organisms such as the intestinal bacterium Escherichia coli harbor unexpected small proteins that have important functions. How important small proteins will be for medicine is still unknown, but they have already upended several biological assumptions.
Writing Great Mystery Plots
She’s an indifferent stylist, sure, but in most of the other ways a writer can be “good” — character, plot, imagination — she’s brilliant. Then, as I’m writing, I sift these details into the text one by one. (In his ten commandments for writing detective novels, Ronald Knox famously insisted that the detective and reader have all the same clues. This probably sounds like an artificial way to go about writing a book. The first impulse of each mystery I write is some crime — or occasionally some enigmatic and ominous image — that gets a grip on me.
J.S. Bach the Rebel: The subversive practice of a canonical composer
“Suppose instead we start to view him as an unlikely rebel,” suggests conductor John Eliot Gardiner in his revisionist study Bach: Music in the Castle of Heaven. But you hardly need to study these incidents in Bach’s life to gauge his subversive tendencies. Bach’s music retained a following in those intervening years, but primarily for pedagogical purposes. Let his country be proud of him.” This is the familiar recurring cycle in the history of subversive music. Dreyfus specifies six different aspects of Bach’s subversive practice, a veritable manifesto of resistance.