There were a great many long-form technology articles of note in 2018 covering technology trends and companies and individuals who shaped them. Here are ten that caught my eye that i hope you will enjoy. Is the World Getting Better or Worse? A Look at the Numbers TED2018 Harvard psychologist and author, Steven Pinker, analyzes
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WASHINGTON — DigitalGlobe announced Monday that its WorldView-4 satellite has malfunctioned. In a statement, DigitalGlobe, a division of Maxar Technologies, said the control moment gyros on WorldView-4, launched in November 2016, have failed, preventing the spacecraft from pointing accurately. The company said that while efforts are continuing to restore the spacecraft, “Maxar believes that WorldView-4
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Every historical period has its “zombie myths” – ideas so ingrained into the popular imagination that they’re almost impossible to kill, ones that rear their ugly heads again and again, as if they’ve returned from the dead. The European Middle Ages have their own myths and so are no different from any other period in this
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When experiments are run at CERN’s Large Hadron Collider particle accelerator, it’s a tremendous event. The world’s largest machine has been responsible for discovering numerous new subatomic particles, including the ultra-elusive Higgs boson.  And lately, its data has been hinting tantalisingly at new physics beyond the Standard Model – the best set of equations we
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Is stress objective or subjective? originally appeared on Quora: the place to gain and share knowledge, empowering people to learn from others and better understand the world. Answer by James Porter, Author of the book STOP STRESS THIS MINUTE and President of StressStop.com, on Quora: You could make a very good case for why stress is
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It’s a common question that experts say they get all the time: can big cats purr like household cats? If only there was a simple response. Even though scientists have been debating the answer for well over a century, today the situation is far from clear. From what we know so far, the answer centres
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