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Ten years in, a look at the iPad killers that weren’t

Ten years in, a look at the iPad killers that weren’t Apple’s original iPad went on sale ten years ago today, which means that it’s been ten years since people finally started taking tablets seriously. Hyperbole? Not really.  Continue Reading . . . https://www.engadget.com/ipad-10-year-anniversary-android-google-microsoft-rivals-180034597.html

Climate Change Has Doubled Riskiest Fire Days in California

Climate Change Has Doubled Riskiest Fire Days in California Climate change has doubled the number of extreme-risk days for California wildfires, according to research released yesterday. An analysis led by Stanford University found that temperatures rose about 1.8 degrees Fahrenheit statewide while precipitation dropped 30% since 1980. Continue Reading . . . https://www.scientificamerican.com/article/climate-change-has-doubled-riskiest-fire-days-in-california/

Weber Connect Smart Grilling Hub review: grillmaster training

Weber Connect Smart Grilling Hub review: grillmaster training WiFi-enabled pellet grills are a backyard luxury for aspiring pitmasters. They not only allow you to remotely monitor temperature, but to adjust settings from your phone. However, they’re a significant investment, and not everyone is keen on using compressed wood as cooking fuel. Continue Reading . .…

COVID-19: The Need for Secure Labs–and Their Risks

COVID-19: The Need for Secure Labs–and Their Risks

COVID-19: The Need for Secure Labs–and Their Risks W. Wayt Gibbs Coronavirus research requires high-containment labs. Journalist Elisabeth Eaves talks with Scientific American contributing editor W. Wayt Gibbs about her article “The Risks of Building Too Many Biohazard Labs?”, a joint project of the New Yorker and the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists.   Go…