netpipe August 2, 2020

The Register – Japan starts work on global quantum crypto network

Slashdot – Pre-Clinical Test of Johnson & Johnson Vaccine Shows It Protected Monkeys from Covid-19

Slashdot – Lithium Can Be Extracted From Groundwater At Geothermal Installations

Slashdot – Former Google CEO Eric Schmidt Wants To Create a Government-Funded AI University

Slashdot – Giant Waves of Sand Are Moving On Mars

Engadget – Google’s Fabricius uses machine learning to decode hieroglyphs

Engadget – Space Force official logo and motto unveiled

Engadget – Energy Department unveils roadmap for a national quantum internet

Engadget – Cove neckband vibrates behind your ears to reduce stress

Home – Synaptics buys DisplayLink

Ars Technica – Western Digital releases new 18TB, 20TB EAMR drives

Ars Technica – China set to launch an ambitious lander mission to Mars

Ars Technica – The Asus ROG 3 is the ultimate Android gaming phone that nobody asked for

Ars Technica – Google will keep 200,000 workers home through next summer

Ars Technica – Mounting poisonings, blindness, deaths as toxic hand sanitizers flood market

CBC | Canada News – 4 dying Canadians wait to hear if they’ll be allowed to try magic mushrooms for their anguish

ScienceDaily: Latest Science News – ‘Blinking’ crystals may convert CO2 into fuels

ScienceDaily: Latest Science News – Liquid-repelling substance works on all surfaces

ScienceDaily: Latest Science News – Turmeric could have antiviral properties

ScienceDaily: Latest Science News – Synapse-saving proteins discovered, opening possibilities in Alzheimer’s, schizophrenia

ScienceDaily: Latest Science News – Recycling Japanese liquor leftovers as animal feed produces happier pigs and tastier pork

ScienceDaily: Latest Science News – Scientists develop new material for longer-lasting fuel cells

ScienceDaily: Latest Science News – Lightning strikes more than 100 million times per year in the tropics

ScienceDaily: Latest Science News – Make your own greenhouse gas logger

Hack a Day – Printed It: Print-in-Place PCB Gripper

Hack a Day – Arduino Plays NES Games

Hack a Day – Speech to Morse Code, Courtesy of Google

Hack a Day – Tend Your Garden… Again

Hack a Day – Bluepill Copies Code So You Don’t Have To

Hack a Day – A Z80 Board With Very Few Parts

Hack a Day – A Tin Can Modem, Just for Fun

Big Think – Scientists find 16 ‘ultra-black’ fish species that absorb 99.9% of light

Hack a Day – Automated Part Removal Gets Serious with the Chain Production Add-on

INHABITAT – Domed, desert eco-dwellings are built of organic papier-mch

Next Big Future – New Cobalt-Free Lithium-Ion Batteries

Next Big Future – NASA Will Search for Life on Mars With Perseverance Rover

Next Big Future – China’s First Mission to Mars Could Launch This Week

Green Car Congress – LeydenJar’s silcon anode boosts Li-ion battery energy by 70%; 1350 Wh/L with more than 100 cycles

Next Big Future – Neuralink Will Update on Getting to Human Trials on Brain Interfaces

Environmental Leader – Microsoft Signs Company’s Single Largest Renewable Energy Agreement

Green Car Congress – Multicomponent catalytic system efficiently converts carbon dioxide to methanol

INHABITAT – Global warming expected to exceed 1.5 degrees Celsius

Green Car Congress – Hyundai Motor Group develops air-conditioning technologies to maintain clean air in vehicles

New Scientist – – New Scientist – Siberian heatwave was ‘impossible’ without human-made climate change

New Scientist – – New Scientist – Hearing restored in rats by modifying ear cells to respond to light

Scientific American – News – Experimental Blood Test Detects Cancer up to Four Years before Symptoms Appear

Hacker News – ARM is for sale and Nvidia’s interested, Apple isn’t

Hacker News – Show HN: Neural text to speech with dozens of celebrity voices

Hacker News – Remington Arms Declares Bankruptcy

Hacker News – Microsoft Joins the Blender Development Fund

Hacker News – GRUB2 UEFI SecureBoot Vulnerability: ‘BootHole’

Hacker News – Minimal single-board computer based on Motorola 68000

Hacker News – Universal Basic Income is Capitalism 2.0

Hacker News – Internet Archive responds to publishers’ lawsuit

Slashdot – FCC Approves Amazon’s Internet-From-Space Kuiper Constellation of 3,236 Satellites – latest science and technology news stories – Mars-bound spaceship experiencing technical issues: NASA – latest science and technology news stories – Astrophysicists observe long-theorized quantum phenomena

Nano Patents and Innovations – Snow Ball Earth Trigger Found? Plunge in Incoming Sunlight Suspected

ScienceDaily: Latest Science News – Faster LEDs for wireless communications from invisible light – latest science and technology news stories – A new synthesis method for three-dimensional nanocarbons

Environmental Leader – RBC Becomes First Canadian Bank to Sign Renewable Energy Deal

Ars Technica – Amazon investing $10 billion to compete against SpaceX in satellite broadband

Ars Technica – Human sperm swim more like otters than eels, study finds

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