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To begin, there's zero evidence it's aliens.

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Scientists detect a repeating signal from deep space, but its origin is a mystery
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 The uniquely shaped CHIME telescope in British Columbia.
The uniquely shaped CHIME telescope in British Columbia.
IMAGE: CHIME
BY MARK KAUFMAN
JAN 10, 2019
To begin, there's zero evidence it's aliens.


But for just the second time, a team of astronomers detected a flash of repeating of radio waves emanating from beyond our Milky Way galaxy. Using a new, sprawling Canadian telescope dubbed CHIME — which is the size of six hockey rinks — scientists identified the short, repeating burst in the summer of 2018 and published their results Wednesday in the journal Nature. 

The source of these super distant signals, from some 1.5 billion light years away, is still largely a mystery. What's agreed upon is that for these radio waves to travel millions of light years and arrive at Earth as strong signals, they must have a profoundly potent origin — perhaps a powerful explosion in another galaxy.
"We don’t know what can cause an emission that is that powerful," Shriharsh Tendulkar, an astrophysicist at McGill University and study coauthor, said in an interview.

"We really don’t know what they are," added Marc Kamionkowski, a professor of physics and astronomy at Johns Hopkins University who had no involvement in the study, in an interview. "There is good evidence they’re coming from outside the Milky Way."
While scientists have detected more than 60 instances of fast radio bursts — which last just milliseconds — this is just the second known signal coming from the same location.

Lots of things in space produce radio waves, and many of these signals hit Earth. "There are all sorts of radio waves arriving at all times," said Tendulkar. The sun is constantly sending radio waves through the solar system. And there's a number of powerful phenomena in the deep universe that blast radio waves into the cosmos — like black holes.

Scientists are certainly deep in thought about where these distant, quick bursts might come from.

"There is a lot of speculation in the astrophysical transient community about the origin of these events and a number of theories have been put forward to explain how they are formed," Kate Maguire, a researcher at the Astrophysics Research Center at Queen’s University Belfast who had no involvement in the study, said over email.

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Software Engineering / Facebook is about to start investing in local news
« on: January 21, 2019, 08:51:26 PM »
Over the next three years, Facebook intends to donate $300 million to aid journalists and newsrooms in smaller U.S. cities.

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Software Engineering / Facebook cracks down on Russian-based "fake news"
« on: January 21, 2019, 08:50:16 PM »
Facebook says it has removed over 500 pages, groups and accounts from its site due to the accounts working in a "coordinated inauthentic effort to spread misinformation."

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Drivers will soon have an extra set of eyes on the road, courtesy of Google.
Google’s navigation app, Google Maps, is starting to roll out speed limit and speed trap features, according to AndroidPolice.com.
With the speed limit feature, drivers using Google Maps will be shown the post speed limit of the road they’re driving on in the lower left side of the app. Speed traps are designated with a small camera icon and shown on the visible area of the map. AndroidPolice’s source also reports that Google Maps provides an audio warning for drivers when they are approaching a speed trap.

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ISTQB / Sofo_lab : ISTQB Training
« on: January 20, 2019, 12:54:52 AM »
Alumni of Software Engineering department run Sofo_lab. Sofo_lab is going to conduct a training program on ISTQB foundation level certification.
Please contact with me if you are interested.

No fees is applicable.

Thanks

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Teaching & Research Forum / Re: Research
« on: January 20, 2019, 12:49:39 AM »
Yap, sir. I am using mandely

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Thanks for sharing. Just found  :) this.

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Software Quality Assurance and Testing / Re: Software Quality
« on: January 20, 2019, 12:45:43 AM »
Nice sharing.

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Informative, thanks for sharing

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Software Quality Assurance and Testing / Re: Test Automation Framework
« on: January 10, 2019, 10:25:43 PM »
Sure, sir. Why not? But thinking on Requirement Engineering with you in this semester.

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Software Engineering / Ask Google Assistant for directions on Google Maps
« on: January 10, 2019, 02:04:53 AM »
Google Assistant is coming to Google Maps.

Yep, after adding music streaming, restaurant planning, e-scooter renting, and more to its mobile maps app, Google announced Tuesday at CES in Las Vegas that its digital assistant is joining the party.
So, why add the voice-controlled assistant to Google Maps? Well, Google envisions users asking it for directions home, or to nearby restaurants and saved locations. You can ask the assistant to search for places along your route (like gas stations) or add a stop — all things that used to require some button pushing.

Beyond navigation tasks, having Google Assistant handy means you can ask it to respond to texts, play a podcast or song, or send your ETA. All those extra features are now hands free.

Google Maps, and therefore now Google Assistant, is available through Android Auto and Apple CarPlay, and as of Tuesday, several new car accessories. The Anker Roav Bolt and JBL Link Drive are plug-in devices that you put into your car socket so you can use Google Assistant through Bluetooth or an AUX connection. Voila, even your older, screen-less car is now Google Assistant compatible.

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Software Engineering / Wearable AI translator
« on: January 10, 2019, 01:58:33 AM »
Wearable AI translator lets you talk freely and naturally in different languages.... please search for more information

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Thanks for sharing

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In China, the era of automation we’ve all been promised by science fiction films is already underway. Not only is the country investing heavily in autonomous vehicles like cars — it’s also turning its eyes to the skies.

In a recent survey, UBS found that the airline industry could save up to $35 billion by deploying pilotless planes. The technology may be particularly useful for the shipping industry, as packages are immune to risk-averseness.

“Unlike passengers, cargo is not concerned with the status of its pilots [human or autonomous],” notes UBS. “For this reason, pilotless cargo aircraft may happen more swiftly than for passengers. In addition, we believe that the 24-hour nature of much of cargo flights [often taking off or landing in the late and early hours] may be well-suited to artificial pilots — with the problems of sleeping hours less of an issue.”


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