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Peaceable George Floyd protests flip to violence and looting

Minneapolis America’s cities boarded up windows, swept up glass, and covered graffiti Sunday as the country's most significant night of violent protests in a half-century promised to spill into another day of unrest fueled by killings of black people at the hands of police.The turbulence sparked by the death of George Floyd – a black…

In George Floyd protests, echoes of 1968 social unrest

The streets were on fire as National Guard troops streamed into American cities. The shouts were soaked in anger and anguish: “We’re sick of it!”There was dark talk of “radical agitators.” Violent outbursts and arrests piled up across the republic. The White House issued martial statements about law and order. On TV, footage of unrest and anger played…

Violence amid protests of George Floyd’s killing spur Nationwide Guard call-ups

ATLANTA Protesters burned businesses in Minneapolis. They smashed police cars and windows in Atlanta, broke into police headquarters in Portland, Oregon, and chanted curses at President Donald Trump outside the White House. Thousands also demonstrated peacefully, demanding justice for George Floyd, a black man who died after a white officer pressed a knee into his…

Regardless of furor, accountability lags for police. Right here’s why it’d change.

Even before Minneapolis neighborhoods descended into a chaos of protests punctuated by riots and looting, major city police chiefs decried the killing of George Floyd as “deeply disturbing” and “of concern to all Americans.”That swift denunciation, rather than circling the wagons, might be one early glimmer of progress in a problem that data shows has…

How lengthy can People stay in a state of emergency?

The pandemic represents the latest test of civil liberties, and it’s testing these liberties in unprecedented ways, even as the U.S. death count passed 100,000 this week.While there has been recent progress, it’s still unclear how long the pandemic is going to last, and thus how long restrictions on personal liberties may be asked of…

Time for Iterations and Prices Going From Inferior AGI to Superhuman AGI

There is a large gap between the current crop of task-specific narrow AI tools and Artificial General Intelligences (AGIs) envisioned by futurists and SF authors. Ben Goertzel has been working towards AGI. There is also OpenAI and other companies and projects to develop AGI. There would need to be a baby AGI that would be…

Simulation Recipe to Make Matter Out of Gentle

Simulation Recipe to Make Matter Out of Light Brian Wang | May 31, 2020 | New simulations by a research team led by UC San Diego’s Alexey Arefiev point the way toward making matter from light. The process starts by aiming a high-power laser at a target to generate a magnetic field as strong as…

Ten Minute COVID-19 Detection Check Utilizing Nanoparticles

Ten Minute COVID-19 Detection Test Using Nanoparticles Brian Wang | May 31, 2020 | Scientists from the University of Maryland School of Medicine (UMSOM) developed an experimental diagnostic test for COVID-19 that can visually detect the presence of the virus in 10 minutes. It uses a simple assay containing plasmonic gold nanoparticles to detect a…

Exact Measurements of Nearest Earth-Sized Exoplanet

Breakthrough measurements of exoplanet Proxima B were made with radial velocity measurements of unprecedented precision using ESPRESSO, the Swiss-manufactured spectrograph – the most accurate currently in operation – which is installed on the Very Large Telescope in Chile. Proxima b was first detected four years ago by means of an older spectrograph, HARPS – also…

The three Huge Points With Open Supply Code Scanners

Open source code scanners were once an effective tool, but there are now better options available. When first launched, open source code scanners were revolutionary, giving organizations a convenient and intuitive tool they could use to conduct open source audits. However, there are now some major issues associated with open source code scanners—and some much…

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Reliance Retail buys 96% stake in Urban Ladder for over Rs 182 crore

The deal is expected to help Mukesh Ambani-headed RIL take on players such as Amazon, Flipkart, Ikea, and smaller rival Pepperfry Topics Reliance Retail | Urban Ladder | Reliance Industries Peerzada Abrar  |  Bengaluru  Last Updated at November 16, 2020 03:25 IST Reliance Industries’ (RIL’s) retail arm has acquired 96 per cent stake in Bengaluru-based online furniture retailer Urban…

IT Priorities 2020: European IT budget share reflects home-working challenges brought by Covid

European organisations are being forced to redivert more limited budgets during the pandemic By Karl Flinders, Emea Content Editor, Computer Weekly Published: 13 Nov 2020 16:00 Businesses in Europe have cut their IT budgets in response to the Covid-19 pandemic and its ramifications, and have redirected the remainder to address challenges that home-working policies have…

Appeals court rules against El Paso’s shutdown order amid Covid surge

A state appeals court Friday night rejected El Paso County's stay-at-home order, even as the West Texas community requires mobile morgues for its growing number of coronavirus victims. The Eighth District Court of Appeals ruled in favor of the state and local restaurant owners in their case against El Paso County Judge Ricardo Samaniego, telling…

Will Intel Rocket Lake retake the 1T compute and gaming crown?

November 13, 2020 | 11:00 Companies: #intel Earlier this month we commented upon some leaked 11th Gen Rocket Lake desktop CPU benchmarks. They were from the UserBenchmark database, which isn't really a favourite among tech reviewers. However, the signs were that the unknown 8C/16T RKL-S processor could show a pretty clean pair of heels to…