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Building a Linux desktop, CERN powered by Ceph, and more industry trends

As part of my role as a senior product marketing manager at an enterprise software company with an open source development model, I publish a regular update about open source community, market, and industry trends for product marketers, managers, and other influencers. Here are five of my and their favorite articles from that update.
Tags: Cern, Linux, Ceph

Release the Muons! Physics Breakthrough Will Lead to a New Kind of Particle Collider

The next generation of atom smasher could be a 100-kilometer-round ring, costing over $10 billion, with no promise of finding something as glamorous as last decade’s Higgs boson. But does the future of physics need to be so large? What if researchers could probe the secrets of the smallest particles using technology…Read more...
Tags: Science, Cern, Particle physics, Particle Accelerators, Neutrinos, Muons

CERN Is Replacing Facebook Workplace With a Set of Open-Source Software Alternatives

CERN, the European Organization for Nuclear Research, is moving away from Facebook Workplace to instead make use of more open-source software packages. Phoronix reports: Facebook Workplace is Facebook's corporate-focused product for internal real-time communication and related communication needs within organizations. CERN had been making use of Facebook Workplace and in addition to data privacy concerns, they were recently confronted with either paying Facebook or losing administrative rights, ...
Tags: Facebook, Tech, Cern, Phoronix, Zdnet, European Organization for Nuclear Research, Facebook Workplace, Facebook Workplace CERN

ProtonVPN Open Sources All Its Code

ProtonVPN open sourced its code this week, ZDNet reports: On Tuesday, the virtual private network (VPN) provider, also known for the ProtonMail secure email service, said that the code backing ProtonVPN applications on every system -- Microsoft Windows, Apple macOS, Android, and iOS -- is now publicly available for review in what Switzerland-based ProtonVPN calls "natural" progression. "There is a lack of transparency and accountability regarding who operates VPN services, their security quali...
Tags: Microsoft, Tech, Cern, Switzerland, SEC, Vpn, Zdnet

Spacewalking Astronauts Plug Leak, Finish Fixing Detector Outside the International Space Station

(CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla.) — Spacewalking astronauts plugged a leak in a cosmic ray detector outside the International Space Station on Saturday, completing a series of complex repairs to give the instrument new life. The $2 billion Alpha Magnetic Spectrometer could resume its hunt for elusive antimatter and dark matter by midweek. Team members around the world expressed relief as NASA’s Andrew Morgan and Italy’s Luca Parmitano wrapped up work on the spectrometer. It was their fourth and final ...
Tags: Space, News, Uncategorized, Ap, Nasa, Earth, International Space Station, Italy, Cern, Morgan, Massachusetts Institute Of Technology, Meir, Mission Control, Andrew Morgan, Christina Koch, European Organization for Nuclear Research

Voices in AI – Episode 105: A Conversation with Andrew Busey

[voices_in_ai_byline] About this Episode On Episode 105 of Voices in AI, Byron speaks with Andrew Busey about the nature of intelligence and how we differentiate between artificial intelligence and ‘real’ intelligence. Listen to this episode or read the full transcript at Transcript Excerpt Byron Reese: This is Voices in AI brought to you by GigaOm, I’m Byron Reese. Today my guest is Andrew Busey. He is a serial entrepreneur with a focus on building products. He created th...
Tags: Google, Blog, Seo, Artificial Intelligence, Egypt, Cern, Nvidia, Espn, Ai, Duke, Byron, Marc Andreessen, Penn, University Of Illinois, Wharton School, Duke University

This particle accelerator fits on the head of a pin

If you know nothing else about particle accelerators, you probably know that they’re big — sometimes miles long. But a new approach from Stanford researchers has led to an accelerator shorter from end to end than a human hair is wide. The general idea behind particle accelerators is that they’re a long line of radiation emitters that smack the target particle with radiation at the exact right time to propel it forward a little faster than before. The problem is that depending on the radiation yo...
Tags: Science, Stanford, Tech, Cern, Stanford University, SLAC, Hadron Collider, LHC, Jelena Vuckovic, Particle Accelerator

The Philadelphia DA’s Office Has Just Hired Its First Artist in Residence. He Previously Spent 27 Years in Prison for Murder.

“Artists-in-residence programs have become popular at institutions ranging from Google to CERN, the European Organization for Nuclear Research. Now, they are coming to government agencies, too. Next month, the Philadelphia District Attorney’s office will become the first agency associated with law enforcement to launch an artist-in-residence program. James ‘Yaya’ Hough, the artist chosen for the job, will be tasked with introducing a fresh dose of creative thinking to the 600-member staff — wit...
Tags: Google, Art, Uncategorized, Cern, Philadelphia, SJ, Philadelphia DA 's Office, 12.24.19, European Organization for Nuclear Research Now, James Yaya Hough

CERN's Oldest Particle Accelerator is Still Running, 60 Years Later

The oldest particle accelerator at CERN, home to the world’s most powerful particle accelerator, is celebrating its 60th birthday. It’s still running.Read more...
Tags: Science, Physics, Cern, Particle physics, Proton Synchrotron

Let's Pump The Brakes On the So-Called 'No-Brainer Nobel Prize'

Researchers in Hungary have published the exciting new claim that they’ve discovered a new subatomic particle, but it’s nowhere near time to start talking about Nobel Prizes as CNN (and now everyone who syndicates them ) has done. Read more...
Tags: Science, Cnn, Physics, Hungary, Cern, Particle physics, Fundamental Forces, X17

Let's Pump The Breaks On the So-Called "No-Brainer Nobel Prize"

Researchers in Hungary have published the exciting new claim that they’ve discovered a new subatomic particle, but it’s nowhere near time to start talking about Nobel Prizes as CNN (and now everyone who syndicates them ) has done. Read more...
Tags: Science, Cnn, Physics, Hungary, Cern, Particle physics, Fundamental Forces, X17

CERN appoints Gianotti, first woman chief, to 2nd term

GENEVA (AP) — The European research center that runs the world’s largest atom smasher says it has reappointed Italian physicist Fabiola Gianotti, its first woman chief, for a second five-year term. CERN, the European Organization for Nuclear Research, says Gianotti’s appointment marks the first time its director-general has been named for a second full term. […]
Tags: Science, News, Ap, Nation, Cern, Geneva, Fabiola Gianotti, European Organization for Nuclear Research, The, Gianotti

Revisit the history of the scroll bar

This is the kind of thing fin to look through while at the same time wondering “you did what now??” Sébastien Matos researched and recreated the scrollbars of various operating systems of the last thirty years. Grayson Blackmon at The Verge goes through all of them and gives his “very serious review of scroll bars through history.” It’s part of the Information mesh projects by the The ECAL study group, part of the swissnex Salon. Information Mesh is a web platform celebrating the 30th anniv...
Tags: Cern, Tim Berners Lee, ECAL, Patrick Tanguay, Sébastien Matos, Grayson Blackmon

Life inside CERN

It’s always (to me anyway) interesting to see artists’ studios, artisan workshops and the like. I’m pretty sure if I’ve ever wondered what the labs of particle physicists look like but, thankfully, Andri Pol and author Peter Stamm did, and there’s now a book of their observations. Throughout the publication, a fascinating juxtaposition is established, contrasting reassuringly familiar scenes with some of the most complex pieces of scientific equipment anywhere in the world - a worker is shown ...
Tags: Cern, Peter Stamm, Patrick Tanguay, Andri Pol

Kinomap lets you smash neutrons, ride in the CERN Large Hadron Collider

Kinomap announced an online ride map through 1/8th of the Large Hadron Collider built by the European Organization for Nuclear Research (CERN). Visiting the world’s largest particle accelerator is normally forbidden for the public, but a special opportunity allowed for this portion to be recorded. Kinomap online ride course through Large Hadron Collider at CERN […] The post Kinomap lets you smash neutrons, ride in the CERN Large Hadron Collider appeared first on Bikerumor.
Tags: Sport, Cycling, Cern, Hadron Collider, European Organization for Nuclear Research CERN, Training & Nutrition, Kinomap, Other Fun Stuff

The historic partnership of democracy and technology

In September I joined the 2019 Digital Summit in Dublin, where I was invited to deliver a speech on technology and politics. The Digital Summit brings together stakeholders from across society to discuss technological innovation and the challenges facing all of us. It’s a forum designed to tackle hard questions in a thoughtful, serious, and mutually respectful way. In that regard, the summit built on what I believe to be one of the more constructive and least told stories in modern history—the r...
Tags: Cern, World Bank, Dublin, Digital Summit, National Science Foundation, ARPA, Public Policy

AmmoLand Freedom Fighter’s Guide to Privacy Part 4 Browser, Text & Email Alternatives

Opinion New to AmmoLand Internet Privacy series fro gun owners? Catch up and read parts One, Two and Three. DuckDuckGo U.S.A. –-( AmmoLand's guide to privacy, we have learned a lot about how to keep us safe on the Internet. Even though it is impossible to keep our information utterly private from prying eyes in the digital world, we learned specific steps to help us minimize the intrusions. Even if we can use VPNs and DNS anonymizers like the one offered by Cloudflare th...
Tags: Google, Facebook, Guns, Microsoft, Yahoo, US, Eu, Aol, Edward Snowden, Cern, Switzerland, John, Julian Assange, Bing, Skype, Facetime

Before Netscape: The forgotten Web browsers of the early 1990s (ars technica)

Browsers of the world, unite! (credit: Photograph by Computer History Museum) Update: It's Memorial Day weekend here in the US, and the Ars staff has a long weekend accordingly. 2019 marks 30 years since Tim Berners-Lee worked at CERN and came up with a little idea known as the World Wide Web. As all of us do a little Web browsing this weekend, we thought resurfacing this piece outlining those early browsers might make all of us even appreciate Internet Explorer today. This story originally ran...
Tags: News, US, Cern, Berners Lee, Tim Berners Lee, Ars, European Particle Physics Laboratory, Matthew Lasar, CERN Geneva

The History of PC Hardware, in Pictures

We all use personal computers, and we all take them for granted in our everyday lives. It’s easy to forget that PCs have only been around for a couple of decades, and initially were nowhere near the powerhouses we have on our desks today. For example, did you know that the first “portable” computer weighed 25 kg (55 lb) and cost close to $20,000? Or that the first laser printer was big enough to fill up most of a room? Or even, that you basically had to build the first Apple computer yourself? T...
Tags: Apple, Photos, Technology, Hardware, Microsoft, Navy, Wikipedia, US, Blogging, Intel, History, Nasa, Pc, Computers, Engineering, Spock

CERN particle physicist James Beacham live interview at TNW2019 – tune in now!

We’re coming to you live from day two of TNW2019, our flagship conference in Amsterdam. James Beacham, particle physicist at CERN, is next up in our studio! Beacham loves everything about science and will make you love it too. He’s extremely excited about constructing an even bigger particle collider at CERN and has crazy ideas about building a big bang machine on the moon. Now he’s thinking about what lies beyond our universe — so watch our live stream below! There’s plenty more where that came...
Tags: Startups, Amsterdam, Cern, James Beacham, Beacham, TNW2019

Scientific Linux Distro is Being Discontinued; The Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory and CERN Will Move To CentOS

Scientific Linux, a 14-year-old operating system based on Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) and which was maintained by some significant members of the scientific community such as The Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory and CERN, is being discontinued. From a report: While current versions (6 and 7) will continue to be supported, future development has permanently ended, with the organizations instead turning to CentOS -- another distro based on RHEL. "Scientific Linux is driven by Fermilab's s...
Tags: Tech, Cern, Dune, Fermilab, Red Hat Enterprise Linux RHEL, Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory, RHEL Scientific Linux

Scientists discover how to trap mysterious dark matter

Scientists working on the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) devised a method for trapping dark matter particles.Dark matter is estimated to take up 26.8% of all matter in the Universe.The researchers will be able to try their approach in 2021, when the LHC goes back online. None After finding one mysterious particle – the Higgs Boson – scientists working with the Large Hadron Collider are looking to discover another needle in a haystack - dark matter.It is supposed to be quite well dispersed around us...
Tags: Space, Nasa, Physics, Innovation, Cern, Universe, Invention, University Of Chicago, University Of Maryland, Big Bang, Fermilab, Higgs, Liu, Wang, Hadron Collider, Large Hadron Collider LHC

These are the world's 12 longest tunnels

For centuries, mountains and lakes posed massive problems for engineers.  In both cases, they make travel nearly impossible and can make trips longer by days or months to bypass obstacles.  However, with the invention of Marc Isambard Brunel and Thomas Cochrane's invention of the tunneling shield in the 19th century, that all began to change. Tunnels could go deeper — underwater through bedrock — allowing for quicker travel times.  From particle accelerators to portals through Switzerland's fam...
Tags: London, Trends, United Kingdom, Cern, Switzerland, Alps, Morden, London England, Brunel, London Thames, Thomas Cochrane, Marc Isambard Brunel

How to Take a Picture of a Black Hole: Watch the 2017 Ted Talk by Katie Bouman, the MIT Grad Student Who Helped Take the Groundbreaking Photo

What triggered the worst impulses of the Internet last week? The world's first photo of a black hole, which proved the presence of troll life here on earth, and confirms that female scientists, through no fault of their own, have a much longer way to go, baby. If you want a taste, sort the comments on the two year old TED Talk, above, so they're ordered  "newest first." Katie Bouman, soon-to-be assistant professor of computing and mathematical sciences at the California Institute of Tech...
Tags: Google, Gender, Astronomy, College, New York City, Data, Earth, Mit, Mick Jagger, Cern, The New York Times, Computer Science, Richard Feynman, Judy, California Institute of Technology, Facebook Twitter

Researchers discover CP violation in charm meson decays

Researchers from the Higher School of Economics and Yandex, as part of the LHCb collaboration at CERN, have been the first to discover CP violation in charm meson decays. This discovery may become a key to solving the mystery of matter-antimatter asymmetry in the universe.
Tags: Cern, Yandex, Higher School of Economics

Carlo Rovelli: ‘Time travel is just what we do every day…’

What do you ask the man who knows everything? The theoretical physicist and bestselling author answers questions from famous fans and Observer readersTheoretical physicists and mathematicians are fond of describing their theories and equations as beautiful but very few writers are able to bring this elegance to life for the general public. The Italian physicist Carlo Rovelli has proved himself to be one of those rare figures. His first attempt at writing a book for a mainstream audience, Seven B...
Tags: Science, Time, Physics, Cern, Particle physics, Grey, Carlo Rovelli, Stephen Hawking Carl Sagan, Brian Cox Rovelli

The Worst Experiment Is the One That Doesn’t Happen

Taking a very unpopular stand against this step, physicist Sabine Hossenfelder wrote a New York Times commentary, arguing that the collider had failed to deliver on its promise. Scientists aren’t quite finished with the Large Hadron Collider, a machine with a 16-mile circumference, which started running in 2009 at CERN, near Geneva. The machine is getting an upgrade, and will go quiet for the next several years, but physicists seem resigned that any big surprises should have shown up by now.
Tags: Science, New York Times, Cern, Geneva, Hadron Collider, Sabine Hossenfelder

CERN’s new study brings us closer to understanding antimatter and why we exist

Why do we exist? This is arguably the most profound question there is and one that may seem completely outside the scope of particle physics. But our new experiment at CERN’s Large Hadron Collider has taken us a step closer to figuring it out. To understand why, let’s go back in time some 13.8 billion years to the Big Bang. This event produced equal amounts of the matter you are made of and something called antimatter. It is believed that every particle has an antimatter companion that is virtua...
Tags: Startups, Science, Tech, Cern, Hadron Collider, Syndication

New CERN study sheds light on matter-antimatter mystery

Research has unveiled a new source of particle asymmetry. Physicist Marco Gersabeck from the UK's University of Manchester explains.
Tags: UK, Physics, Cern, University of Manchester, Marco Gersabeck