Day: November 27, 2019

Shark proof wetsuit material could help save lives

A new wetsuit material tested by Flinders marine researchers with Great White sharks at Neptune Islands. Credit: Associate Professor Charlie Huveneers, Flinders University A new wet suit material tested by Flinders marine researchers can help reduce blood loss caused by shark bites, to reduce injuries and prevent the leading cause of death from shark bites.…

They Love Trash

Young rebels take on the unpleasant byproducts of festival culture. Liam Boyd sorts trash at the Joshua Tree Music Festival.Credit…Alex Welsh for The New York TimesNov. 16, 2019JOSHUA TREE, Calif. — Soph Nielsen was sewing garbage onto her black T-shirt (a chicken wing, a crushed Bud Light can, a plastic fork) and struggling to attach…

Inside the Icelandic Facility Where Bitcoin Is Mined

Less than two miles from Iceland’s Reykjavik airport sits a nondescript metal building as monolithic and drab as a commercial poultry barn. There’s a deafening racket inside, too, but it doesn’t come from clucking chickens. Instead, tens of thousands of whirring GPUs perform the complex, exhaustive calculations needed to verify cryptocurrency transactions and add them…