Technology Blog

August 21, 2022

How Google Cloud Blocked the Largest Web DDOS Attack Ever

Distributed denial-of-service (or DDoS) attacks “are increasing in frequency and growing in size exponentially,” reports Google Cloud’s blog. Recently an attacker tried to hit one of […]
August 21, 2022

Why Return of the Jedi’s Last Scene is Darker Than It Seems

Slashdot reader alaskana98 writes: You may remember it — at the end of Return of the Jedi: Special Edition, a rare glimpse of Coruscant — the […]
August 21, 2022

Will the World’s Lithium Suppliers Slow Production of Electric Vehicles?

Slashdot reader atcclears quotes the Wall Street Journal: Hailed as the Saudi Arabia of lithium, this California-sized chunk of terrain [in Salar de Atacama, Chile] accounts […]
August 21, 2022

A Robot Quarterback Could Be the Future of Football Practice

Here’s an interesting story from the Washington Post. (Alternate URL here…) When the Green Bay Packers walked onto the practice field this week, they were greeted […]
August 20, 2022

The Problem of Nuclear Waste Disposal – and How Finland Solved It

“Even if all nuclear power plants were shut down today, there’s a mountain of radioactive waste waiting to be disposed of,” reports Ars Technica. “Yet only […]
August 20, 2022

Do Inaccurate Search Results Disrupt Democracies?

Users of Google “must recalibrate their thinking on what Google is and how information is returned to them,” warns an Assistant Professor at the School of […]
August 20, 2022

After Signing US Climate Bill, Biden Plans More Executive Actions to Cut Emissions

Senior White House officials say even more action is coming on climate change. They’re telling the New York Times that U.S. President Joe Biden plans “a […]
August 20, 2022

After Mockery, Mark Zuckerberg Promises Better Metaverse Graphics, Post New Avatar

What do you when people hate your $10 billion selfie? “Mark Zuckerberg, in response to a torrent of critical memes mocking the graphics of Meta’s newest […]
August 20, 2022

Has the Webb Telescope Disproved the Big Bang Theory?

“The very first results from the James Webb Space Telescope seem to indicate that massive, luminous galaxies had already formed within the first 250 million years […]