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Researchers found 28 mystery viruses in a 15,000 year-old glacier

Jak Connor | Science, Space, Health & Robotics | Thu, Jul 22 2021 5:05 AM CDT

Researchers have announced that they have discovered multiple ancient viruses after testing a sample from a 15,000-year-old glacier.

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According to the study, researchers took samples from the Guliya ice cap, a 15,000-year-old glacier located in China's Tibetan Plateau. The researchers found genetic codes for 33 different viruses, and of those 33 viruses, 28 of them have never been seen before.

Matthew Sullivan, a co-author of the study and a professor of microbiology at Ohio State, as well as the director of Ohio State's Center of Microbiome Science, said, "These viruses have signatures of genes that help them infect cells in cold environments - just surreal genetic signatures for how a virus is able to survive in extreme conditions."

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Elon Musk says Tesla may accept Bitcoin again, but there's big a catch

Jak Connor | Cryptocurrency & Mining | Thu, Jul 22 2021 4:33 AM CDT

Tesla CEO Elon Musk has discussed if Tesla will ever accept Bitcoin as a form of payment for its electric vehicles.

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Musk appeared at a cryptocurrency conference organized by Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey, where he answered questions regarding cryptocurrency and Bitcoin. Musk was asked if Tesla would accept Bitcoin as payment for its vehicles, to which Musk said that if Bitcoin's renewable energy usage was at 50% of above, then Tesla "will most likely resume accepting Bitcoin".

Here's what Musk said, "It looks like bitcoin is shifting a lot more toward renewables and a bunch of heavy-duty coal plants that were being used...have been shut down, especially in China." Not long ago, Beijing started its crackdown on Bitcoin mining, which caused Bitcoin miners to flee to the United States to resume production with renewable energy in mind.

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NASA on high alert after Moon changes orbit, high-flooding projected

Jak Connor | Science, Space, Health & Robotics | Thu, Jul 22 2021 4:05 AM CDT

NASA has announced that the change in the Moon's orbit may cause a dramatic increase in the number of floods across the United States.

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According to the space agency, over the next decade, it's expected that the Moon's change in orbit will cause an "increase in the number of floods On almost all continental beaches USA, Hawaii and Guam". The "wobble" from the Moon is expected. However, combined with climate change, the space agency says, "coastal cities all around the U.S. to begin a decade of dramatic increases in flood numbers".

The lead author on the study, Phil Thompson, who is an assistant professor at the University of Hawaii, said that it's the accumulated effect over time that will be what impacts the U.S. Thompson points out that it's hard to see small increases in high tide flood levels as a problem due to how little water it is when compared to something like a hurricane. However, "But if it floods 10 or 15 times a month, a business can't keep operating with its parking lot under water. People lose their jobs because they can't get to work. Seeping cesspools become a public health issue." said Thompson.

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Firefighter boss killed in California wildfire caused by gender reveal

Jak Connor | Business, Financial & Legal | Thu, Jul 22 2021 3:31 AM CDT

A gender reveal party sparked a Southern California wildfire that killed a leader of an elite firefighting team.

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Authorities announced on Tuesday that the couple has been charged with involuntary manslaughter and has pleaded not guilty. CBS Los Angeles reports that the couple is facing up to 20 years behind bars if the court convicts them of their many charges. The wildfire was sparked on September 5 when the couple decided to have a baby gender reveal at El Dorado Ranch Park in Yucaipa, at the foot of the San Bernardino Mountains.

According to Cal Fire, the wildfire was ignited by a "smoke generating pyrotechnic device, used during a gender reveal party." The wildfire raged on for many weeks and was eventually put out on November 16 after it had burned 22,680 acres throughout the Oak Glen/Yucaipa Ridge area. On September 16, firefighters were caught in a remote area where they were cutting fire breaks. Unfortunately, Charlie Morton, the 39-year-old leader of the Big Bear Interagency Hotshot Squad, was caught in the blaze and was killed.

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Here's the most accurate map of Earth ever produced by humans

Jak Connor | Science, Space, Health & Robotics | Thu, Jul 22 2021 2:33 AM CDT

Creating an accurate map of Earth is quite a difficult task, but in 1999 a Japanese architect claimed to achieve what was thought to be impossible.

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The Japanese architect is named Hajime Narukawa, and in 1999 he created what he claims to be the most accurate map of Earth ever created. The map, which is framed in a 2D rectangle, depicts all of the world's physical components and their relative sizes as accurately as possible. The map shows each of the continents around the world and the oceans separating them as true to their sizes as physically possible.

How was it created? Narukawa divided Earth in 96 triangles to create a tetrahedron, and as a result, the map was awarded the Good Design grand award back in 2016 from the Japanese ministry of international trade and industry that was founded in 1957. If you are interested in purchasing the map for yourself, it's currently available for purchase from Alexcious. If you are interested in reading more on this story, check out this link here.

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Zack Snyder's Stone Quarry Productions signs huge deal with Netflix

Anthony Garreffa | TV, Movies & Home Theatre | Wed, Jul 21 2021 9:22 PM CDT

Warner Bros. might have screwed Zack Snyder, but Netflix is embracing the director and his production company Stone Quarry Productions with a new first-look film deal.

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The new two-year deal will see a sequel to Netflix exclusive Army of the Dead, with Army of the Dead 2 heading into production -- with Snyder heading back into the director's chair. Snyder also just signed a new deal with Netflix for his new sci-fi epic Rebel Moon, which falls under this new deal with Netflix.

Snyder told The Hollywood Reporter: "My goal and hope are to bring as much quality content as I can and do it on a giant scale. Big projects and big movies".

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Battlefield 1 and Battlefield V are FREE on Amazon Prime Gaming

Anthony Garreffa | Gaming | Wed, Jul 21 2021 8:55 PM CDT

Battlefield 4 was the first to be free leading into the huge reveal of EA's next-gen Battlefield 2042, and now Battlefield 1 and Battlefield V are free on Amazon Prime Gaming.

Amazon Prime Gaming is giving away Battlefield 1 for free between July 21 and August 2, so you can jump in right now and get it without spending a cent. If you're wanting Battlefield V then you're going to have to wait a week, with Amazon Prime Gaming giving Battlefield V to Prime Gaming subscribers between August 2 and October 1 -- a much, much bigger span of time.

If you're an Amazon Prime member, all you have to do is visit Prime Gaming and then claim your free copy of Battlefield 1. I did it just now with a few clicks, taking less than 20 seconds and I have my game code ready to be usd on Origin.

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NVIDIA's next-gen Hopper GPU taping out soon: multi-chip module (MCM)

Anthony Garreffa | Video Cards | Wed, Jul 21 2021 8:25 PM CDT

First off, NVIDIA's next-gen Hopper GPU isn't a gaming architecture -- so we're not going to see the GeForce RTX 4080 Ti or something based on the Hopper GPU... but we have the most exciting GPU architecture from NVIDIA to date that is reportedly going to tape out soon.

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The new rumors are coming from a mysterious tease on Twitter by "Greymon55" a new name on the leaking scene, which said on Twitter simply "NHWTOS" which within hours the code was broken: NHWTOS was reportedly a cryptic tease of "NVIDIA's Hopper Will Tape Out Soon".

Greymon55 tweeted not long after that, saying "All right, you win".

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Elon Musk on Bitcoin and Dogecoin: 'I might pump but I don't dump'

Anthony Garreffa | Cryptocurrency & Mining | Wed, Jul 21 2021 7:42 PM CDT

Elon Musk has confirmed that he personally holds major cryptocurrencies including Bitcoin, Ethereum, and Dogecoin -- and that's about it -- outside of owning stock of the companies he created in SpaceX and Tesla.

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The billionaire announced the news during The B Word conference, during a video call on Zoom with Twitter founder Jack Dorsey and others. During the chat, Musk talked about the fact that he personally holds Bitcoin, and so do SpaceX and Twitter.

Not only that, but Musk doesn't pump and dump -- Musk explained: "If the price of bitcoin goes down I lose money. I might pump but I don't dump. I definitely do not believe in getting the price high and selling or anything like that. I would like to see bitcoin succeed".

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Elon Musk confirms he owns Bitcoin, so do Tesla and SpaceX

Anthony Garreffa | Cryptocurrency & Mining | Wed, Jul 21 2021 7:09 PM CDT

Elon Musk has confirmed that he personally owns Bitcoin, telling the world during The B Word conference.

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Musk said during The B Word conference: "I own Bitcoin, Tesla owns Bitcoin, SpaceX owns Bitcoin". The confirmation comes months after back in March 2021 when Tesla started accepting Bitcoin as payment for its cars, where at the time Musk said: "Tesla is using only internal & open source software & operates Bitcoin nodes directly. Bitcoin paid to Tesla will be retained as Bitcoin, not converted to fiat currency".

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