Day: January 9, 2021

New XPrize Challenge: Predicting Covid-19’s Spread and Prescribing Interventions

Slashdot reader the_newsbeagle shares an article from IEEE Spectrum: Many associate XPrize with a $10-million award offered in 1996 to motivate a breakthrough in private space flight. But the organization has since held other competitions related to exploration, ecology, and education. And in November, they launched the Pandemic Response Challenge, which will culminate in a…

Six Degrees of Freedom Omnicopter With Ardupilot

Modern multirotors are very maneuverable but are mostly limited to hovering in a single orientation. [Peter Hall] has gotten around this by building an omnicopter drone with six motors mounted in different orientations on a collapsed tetrahedron frame. The shape of the frame consists of six tetrahedrons all joined together at a single point. With…

Discord Bans Pro-Trump Server From Its Platform

Mashable reports: We’re all judged by the company we keep. With that adage seemingly in mind, Discord moved Friday to ban a pro-Donald Trump server from its platform. TheDonald, as the server was titled, allowed likeminded individuals to digitally gather and was directly linked to the recently banned r/DonaldTrump subreddit and a separate discussion forum……

Autopsies Reveal the Terrible Damage COVID-19 Can Inflict On the Human Brain

“As COVID-19 relentlessly infects more and more of us, scientists are getting a close look at the strange and frightening damage it can inflict on our bodies,” writes Science Alert (in an article shared by long-time Slashdot reader AmiMoJo): We’ve known since early in the pandemic this disease wreaks havoc on more than just the…

Behold an electric Toyota Land Cruiser – Roadshow

It’s only for Australia, and for a small trial at that. …read more Source:: CNet

CES 2021 prediction: 5G talk will dominate this year’s virtual conference – CNET

Verizon will kick off the show with a keynote on 5G. And while not officially part of CES, Samsung will cap things off by introducing its 5G-enabled Galaxy S21 line. …read more Source:: CNet

Every Galaxy S21 spec rumor we’ve heard: Battery, price, size and more – CNET

These are the major specs for Samsung’s next flagship phone lineup, the Galaxy S21, according to rumors. …read more Source:: CNet

Galaxy S21 colors: Samsung’s next phone looks really pretty in leaked photos – CNET

Samsung’s new phones might be sporting softer shades. …read more Source:: CNet

Galaxy S21 vs. Galaxy S20: Rumored price, features and more compared – CNET

We’re likely to get a first look at Samsung’s Galaxy S21 lineup on Jan. 14. Here’s how it compares to the Galaxy S20, based on the rumors we’ve heard. …read more Source:: CNet

CES 2021 trends to look for in TV streaming, fitness apps, video chat software and more – CNET

Software and services are becoming a central part of the world’s largest tech show. Here’s what we’re expecting to see at CES 2021. …read more Source:: CNet