Google Sees Biggest Search Traffic Drop Since 2009 As Yahoo Gains Ground

Slashdot - Sat, 10/01/2015 - 1:10am
helix2301 writes: Google's grip on the Internet search market loosened in December, as the search engine saw its largest drop since 2009. That loss was Yahoo's gain, as the Marissa Mayer-helmed company added almost 2% from November to December to bring its market share back into double digits. Google's lead remains overwhelming, with just more than three-quarters of search, according to SatCounter Global Stats. Microsoft's Bing gained some momentum to take 12.5% of the market. Yahoo now has 10.4%. All other search engines combined to take 1.9%.

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Google Sees Biggest Search Traffic Drop Since 2009 As Yahoo Gains Ground

Slashdot - Sat, 10/01/2015 - 1:10am
helix2301 writes: Google's grip on the Internet search market loosened in December, as the search engine saw its largest drop since 2009. That loss was Yahoo's gain, as the Marissa Mayer-helmed company added almost 2% from November to December to bring its market share back into double digits. Google's lead remains overwhelming, with just more than three-quarters of search, according to SatCounter Global Stats. Microsoft's Bing gained some momentum to take 12.5% of the market. Yahoo now has 10.4%. All other search engines combined to take 1.9%.

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Google Sees Biggest Search Traffic Drop Since 2009 As Yahoo Gains Ground

Slashdot - Sat, 10/01/2015 - 1:10am
helix2301 writes: Google's grip on the Internet search market loosened in December, as the search engine saw its largest drop since 2009. That loss was Yahoo's gain, as the Marissa Mayer-helmed company added almost 2% from November to December to bring its market share back into double digits. Google's lead remains overwhelming, with just more than three-quarters of search, according to SatCounter Global Stats. Microsoft's Bing gained some momentum to take 12.5% of the market. Yahoo now has 10.4%. All other search engines combined to take 1.9%.

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Google Sees Biggest Search Traffic Drop Since 2009 As Yahoo Gains Ground

Slashdot - Sat, 10/01/2015 - 1:10am
helix2301 writes: Google's grip on the Internet search market loosened in December, as the search engine saw its largest drop since 2009. That loss was Yahoo's gain, as the Marissa Mayer-helmed company added almost 2% from November to December to bring its market share back into double digits. Google's lead remains overwhelming, with just more than three-quarters of search, according to SatCounter Global Stats. Microsoft's Bing gained some momentum to take 12.5% of the market. Yahoo now has 10.4%. All other search engines combined to take 1.9%.

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Google Sees Biggest Search Traffic Drop Since 2009 As Yahoo Gains Ground

Slashdot - Sat, 10/01/2015 - 1:10am
helix2301 writes: Google's grip on the Internet search market loosened in December, as the search engine saw its largest drop since 2009. That loss was Yahoo's gain, as the Marissa Mayer-helmed company added almost 2% from November to December to bring its market share back into double digits. Google's lead remains overwhelming, with just more than three-quarters of search, according to SatCounter Global Stats. Microsoft's Bing gained some momentum to take 12.5% of the market. Yahoo now has 10.4%. All other search engines combined to take 1.9%.

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Categories: Science

Care for Some Science in Your Science Fiction? (Op-Ed)

Space.com - Fri, 09/01/2015 - 11:55pm
Why can't audiences have it all, with scientific plausibility forming the foundation of sci-fi stories?
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'Prometheus Rebound' (US 2013): Book Excerpt

Space.com - Fri, 09/01/2015 - 11:55pm
Excerpt from the novel "Prometheus Rebound" by R.L. Akers.
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And the Winner of Gadget Lab’s Off-the-Grid CES Competition Is…

Wired News - Fri, 09/01/2015 - 11:11pm

CES has been a lot of fun, and we hope you got a fever for that flavor from our liveblog. We wrote nearly 300 posts, showing you everything from the gear of your dreams to the weirdest stuff Kyle could dig up from the fringes of the show floor. Christina had a mini mental breakdown and Tim's body broke down completely. Faced with so much hard work, it's really tough to choose a winner of the Off the Grid competition, which, among other things, required everyone to work only on a cellphone that couldn't be charged from a wall outlet. But somebody's gotta walk away with that fancy dinner.

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Virgin Galactic Test Flights To Restart This Year

Slashdot - Fri, 09/01/2015 - 10:53pm
astroengine writes: Test flights of Virgin Galactic's SpaceShipTwo are on schedule to begin again this year – this time with its own pilots, the chief executive of Richard Branson's space startup said Friday. The first in a series of planned passenger spaceships was destroyed on Oct. 31, 2014, during a fatal test flight being conducted by manufacturer Scaled Composites. The National Transportation Safety Board, which is investigating the accident, determined that co-pilot Michael Alsbury, who died in the crash, released the ship's moveable tail section early. The vehicle was not traveling fast enough for aerodynamic forces to keep the so-called "feather" pinned in place, as designs called for. As a result, the ship was torn apart, jettisoning pilot Pete Siebold in the process, who managed to parachute to safety.

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EFF Takes On Online Harassment

Slashdot - Fri, 09/01/2015 - 10:10pm
Gamoid writes: The Electronic Frontier Foundation has identified online harassment as a major challenge facing free speech on the Internet, and lays out its plan to fix it. They say, "Online harassment is a digital rights issue. At its worst, it causes real and lasting harms to its targets, a fact that must be central to any discussion of harassment. Unfortunately, it's not easy to craft laws or policies that will address those harms without inviting government or corporate censorship and invasions of privacy—including the privacy and free speech of targets of harassment. ... Just because the law sometimes allows a person to be a jerk (or worse) doesn’t mean that others in the community are required to be silent or to just stand by and let people be harassed. We can and should stand up against harassment. Doing so is not censorship—it’s being part of the fight for an inclusive and speech-supporting Internet."

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Astronauts Get Their Own LEGO Minifigures on Space Station

Space.com - Fri, 09/01/2015 - 9:47pm
The astronauts and cosmonauts aboard the International Space Station now have three new crewmates who look a lot like them — only much, much smaller. LEGO minifigures customized to look like the crew have been revealed aboard the orbiting outpost.
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Infamous study of humanity's 'dark side' may actually show how to keep it at bay

Science Daily - Fri, 09/01/2015 - 9:45pm
In 1961, with memories of Holocaust atrocities and the prosecution of Nazi officials at Nuremburg still fresh, psychologist Stanley Milgram undertook a series of now infamous experiments on obedience and reprehensible behavior. But Milgram divided his subjects into just two categories: obedient or disobedient. After examining the experiences of more than 100 of Milgram's participants, a modern day graduate student in sociology sees a great deal more nuance in their performances.
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Salvaging the ecosystem after salvage logging

Science Daily - Fri, 09/01/2015 - 9:44pm
After a forest fire, logging companies often follow to do what is called salvage logging--salvaging the timber that has not been completely destroyed by the fire. The economic benefit is clear. But the ecological effects are unknown, experts say.
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The Highest Bidder on This Super-Rare Videogame Probably Won’t Pay

Wired News - Fri, 09/01/2015 - 9:30pm

What is quite possibly the world's most valuable single production videogame is currently up for sale on eBay. But don't be fooled into thinking it's more valuable than it really is.

The post The Highest Bidder on This Super-Rare Videogame Probably Won’t Pay appeared first on WIRED.








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NASA's Asteroid Redirect Mission May Not Actually Redirect an Asteroid

Slashdot - Fri, 09/01/2015 - 9:27pm
MarkWhittington writes: When President Obama first proposed visiting an asteroid in his 2010 speech at the Kennedy Space Center, many assumed that the mission would be a deep space mission to an Earth-approaching asteroid in its "native orbit" in voyage taking weeks. Then, NASA dropped the idea in 2013 favor of the Asteroid Redirect Mission in which a tiny asteroid would be diverted to lunar orbit to be visited by astronauts. Now, according to a Thursday story in Space News, the ARM might take place without redirecting an asteroid.

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NASA's Asteroid Redirect Mission May Not Actually Redirect an Asteroid

Slashdot - Fri, 09/01/2015 - 9:27pm
MarkWhittington writes: When President Obama first proposed visiting an asteroid in his 2010 speech at the Kennedy Space Center, many assumed that the mission would be a deep space mission to an Earth-approaching asteroid in its "native orbit" in voyage taking weeks. Then, NASA dropped the idea in 2013 favor of the Asteroid Redirect Mission in which a tiny asteroid would be diverted to lunar orbit to be visited by astronauts. Now, according to a Thursday story in Space News, the ARM might take place without redirecting an asteroid.

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NASA's Asteroid Redirect Mission May Not Actually Redirect an Asteroid

Slashdot - Fri, 09/01/2015 - 9:27pm
MarkWhittington writes: When President Obama first proposed visiting an asteroid in his 2010 speech at the Kennedy Space Center, many assumed that the mission would be a deep space mission to an Earth-approaching asteroid in its "native orbit" in voyage taking weeks. Then, NASA dropped the idea in 2013 favor of the Asteroid Redirect Mission in which a tiny asteroid would be diverted to lunar orbit to be visited by astronauts. Now, according to a Thursday story in Space News, the ARM might take place without redirecting an asteroid.

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Categories: Science

NASA's Asteroid Redirect Mission May Not Actually Redirect an Asteroid

Slashdot - Fri, 09/01/2015 - 9:27pm
MarkWhittington writes: When President Obama first proposed visiting an asteroid in his 2010 speech at the Kennedy Space Center, many assumed that the mission would be a deep space mission to an Earth-approaching asteroid in its "native orbit" in voyage taking weeks. Then, NASA dropped the idea in 2013 favor of the Asteroid Redirect Mission in which a tiny asteroid would be diverted to lunar orbit to be visited by astronauts. Now, according to a Thursday story in Space News, the ARM might take place without redirecting an asteroid.

Read more of this story at Slashdot.








Categories: Science

NASA's Asteroid Redirect Mission May Not Actually Redirect an Asteroid

Slashdot - Fri, 09/01/2015 - 9:27pm
MarkWhittington writes: When President Obama first proposed visiting an asteroid in his 2010 speech at the Kennedy Space Center, many assumed that the mission would be a deep space mission to an Earth-approaching asteroid in its "native orbit" in voyage taking weeks. Then, NASA dropped the idea in 2013 favor of the Asteroid Redirect Mission in which a tiny asteroid would be diverted to lunar orbit to be visited by astronauts. Now, according to a Thursday story in Space News, the ARM might take place without redirecting an asteroid.

Read more of this story at Slashdot.








Categories: Science

NASA's Asteroid Redirect Mission May Not Actually Redirect an Asteroid

Slashdot - Fri, 09/01/2015 - 9:27pm
MarkWhittington writes: When President Obama first proposed visiting an asteroid in his 2010 speech at the Kennedy Space Center, many assumed that the mission would be a deep space mission to an Earth-approaching asteroid in its "native orbit" in voyage taking weeks. Then, NASA dropped the idea in 2013 favor of the Asteroid Redirect Mission in which a tiny asteroid would be diverted to lunar orbit to be visited by astronauts. Now, according to a Thursday story in Space News, the ARM might take place without redirecting an asteroid.

Read more of this story at Slashdot.








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