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DalmatinerDB
Time Series database, forked/improved on Riak core, uses PostgreSQL for metadata, has some features that benefit from a ZFS storage engine.
DalmatinerDB  TSDB  time  series  database  opensource  Riak  PostgreSQL  ZFS  metrics  analytics  distributed  grafana  analysis 
16 hours ago
Revolutinary social video platform
Using AI to discover context/objects in video and surfacing it to users in a targeted way, rather than YouTube single frame previews in the slider/scrubber.
machine  learning  video  object  context  recognition  computer  vision  advertising 
16 hours ago
Quad 9 | Internet Security and Privacy in a Few Easy Steps
Run by IBM/X-Force, but the bit about partnering with the GCA (AKA The City of London Police) leaves a bad taste in your mouth...
9.9.9.9  IBM  free  DNS  service  security  antimalware 
21 hours ago
Intel® Management Engine Critical Firmware Update (Intel SA-00086)
Security Advisory (Intel-SA-00086), a critical firmware vulnerability in systems. AKA the DOOM ME HOLE detection tool. Also , only detects, still need a separate ME firmware patch from your motherboard manufacturer...
linux  windows  intel  management  engine  ME  firmware  exploit  vulnerability  hole  detection  sysadmin  tools  utilities  software  security  version  check  test  checker  tester 
22 hours ago
Superelastic Tire
But don't most shape memory alloys (nickel titanium based) have a critical temperature where they change memory?
NASA  shape  memory  alloy  chainmail  compliant  flexible  metal  nickel  titanium  tire  wheel  space  technology  automotive  research 
22 hours ago
SPACE TELESCOPES - SpaceFab.US
Interesting design, uses what looks like deployable carbon fiber tubes (which are built up from a tape deployer style?) to extend the focal length so the small primary isn't as big of an issue (1m GSD!)
newspace  space  telescope  cubesat  12U  deployable  secondary  mirror  carbon  fiber  tape  tube  earth  observation  surveillance  remote  sensing 
5 days ago
Aviation Renaissance: NASA Advances Concepts for Next-gen Aircraft | NASA
An aviation renaissance, one focused on energy efficiency and economic impact, is on the horizon, and it’s changing how NASA engineers are looking at aircraft power and design.
STARC-ABL  NASA  aviation  aerospace  BLI  boundary  layer  ingestion  turboelectric  electric  airplane  aircraft  propulsion 
7 days ago
ANYmal – ANYbotics
Similar to Boston Dynamics' Spot robot
walking  propulsion  quadruped  UGV  drone  robot  robotics  EU  europe  legged  Switzerland 
7 days ago
Jamie Hyneman - Vortrex: Electric Shoe Company
Vortrex electric shoes, more like walking speed amplifies, rather than powered rollerblades
electric  shoe  human  amplification  transportation 
7 days ago
Geometric Design of Scalable Forward Scatterers for Optimally Efficient Solar Transformers - Kim - 2017 - Advanced Materials - Wiley Online Library
Mimicking iridocyte cells on clam mantles to make lightpath pillars to feed algae clusters with light, with implications for algae bioreactors using piped light for making biofuels.
iridocyte  biomimicry  nanoparticle  microbead  pillar  materials  science  optical  research  technology 
7 days ago
Transporter | Advanced Tactics, Inc.
Possible DARPA Transformer/TX project candidate? Uses gas motors, no cross-shaft.
VTOL  multirotor  quadrotor  UAV  drone  cargo  pod 
7 days ago
PostgREST
REST API frontend for PostgreSQL
PostgreSQL  database  REST  API  webdev 
7 days ago
Datasette: instantly create and publish an API for your SQLite databases
Interesting thing for quickly packaging up data into read-only SQLite databases, suitable for deployment in containers/CDN as a REST API accessible SQL system
REST  API  SQLite  database  webdev 
7 days ago
Aris-t2/CustomCSSforFx: Custom CSS tweaks for Firefox 57
Old firefox features can be somewhat emulated using userCSS file
firefox  customize  CSS 
7 days ago
Phys. Rev. Lett. 116, 185003 (2016) - Enhanced Multi-MeV Photon Emission by a Laser-Driven Electron Beam in a Self-Generated Magnetic Field
Laser pumped gamma ray synchrotron radiation beam emitter, firing a laser on a plastic target within a mag field, causing electron zigzag and thus gamma ray lasing within the result plasma for a terawatt level pulsed beam
laser  pumped  gamma  ray  pulsed  beam 
8 days ago
Modeling Science as a Directed Graph – Benchling Engineering
This seems to more about process provenance and total workflow, which a is a different and well studied workspace dealing with NP complete scheduling issues. But it is kinda neat, and maps to the classic concept of a tech tree in a game...
process  provenance  project  experiment  management  workflow  software  service  science 
8 days ago
Keratin AuthN
Based on Oauth, but API driven rather than redirect driven so you can customize your UX more
go  authentication  library  OAuth  microservice  authorization  webdev  programming  development  security 
8 days ago
VOX Space
Virgin Galactic's LauncherOne subsidiary?
virgin  galactic  rocket  newspace  space  launcher 
8 days ago
Adaptive Phage Therapeutics
One of the few phage production facilities in teh US that is FDA approved, works with ONRL
bacteriophage  phage  production  US  medicine  health 
8 days ago
Phage treatment of human infections
bacteriophages may be our last stand after antibiotics fail
bacteriophage  phage  antibacterial  treatment  medicine  health 
8 days ago
Hayes Diesel Technology
Make diesel powered motorcycles, mostly for the military
diesel  motorcycle  vehicle  transportation  military 
8 days ago
Self-organization of helium precipitates into elongated channels within metal nanolayers | Science Advances
Strange helium movement in nanocomposite metals, instead of independent bubbles, they form up and start tunneling sideways into vascular networks within nanocomposite layers
metal  nanocomposite  helium  migration  precipitation  materials  science  nuclear  research  technology 
8 days ago
Privacy Pass
So this is the intermediate solution to Cloudflare CAPTCHA's disturbing every connect via Tor. You get 30 tokens for one CAPTCHA, which you burn for subsequent passes through Cloudflare until you run out.
security  privacy  anonymity  CloudFlare  CAPTCHA  tor  chrome  firefox  plugin  addon  extension 
9 days ago
2017 Usb Cable Charging Function Hidden Gsm Sim Voice Activate Bug Gps Global Locator Tracker From Newerton, $28.15 | Dhgate.Com
USB cable with builtin SIM card enabled mic bug, but it's also calling out to some Alibaba rental server so your mileage may vary...
surveillance  hardware  electronics  devices  USB  cable  hidden  GSM  microphone  mic 
9 days ago
acoustic sensing with iDAS™ - intelligent Distributed Acoustic Sensor
Jebus, this thing is using rayleigh scattering at scale to turn an entire length of fiber optic into a mic...
fiber  optic  cable  microphone  rayleigh  scattering  backscatter  mic  audio  recording  sensor  surveillance 
9 days ago
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