In A World First, Scientists Change Snail’s Shell-Coiling Direction With CRISPR

"Most snails are 'righties'. Now scientists have found genes that can change the shell coiling direction, " writes the New York Times. ( Non-paywalled version here ) ...

How the World’s First Digital Circuit Breaker Could Completely Change Our Powered World

This week the world's first and only digital circuit breaker was certified for commercial use. The technology, invented by Atom Power, has been listed by Underwriters Laboratories (UL), the...

2Doom: free 2D Doom demake

2Doom is a 2D demake of the classic first-person shooter Doom, featuring faithfully-drawn sprites in a side-scrolling arcade adventure. Despite its cute pixel art, prepare for an intens... G2Reader...

Intel’s Core i9-9900KS CPU can run all eight cores at 5GHz

It wouldn't be Computex if Intel didn't have some sort of geek-friendly CPU reve... G2Reader / kenmay /

Samsung chips promise secure 100W USB-C fast charging

Samsung <a href="https://news.samsung.com/global/fast-charging-evolves-with-more... G2Reader / kenmay /

‘Phenomenal’ 2,300-Year-Old Bark Shield Found In Leicestershire

pgmrdlm shares a report from The Guardian: An "astonishing and unparalleled" 2, 300-year-old shield made of tree bark has been discovered in Leicestershire, the only example of its kind...

MIDI Association Explains ‘Capability Inquiry’ Features In MIDI 2.0

Friday the MIDI Association published an introduction to MIDI 2.0, describing updates to the already-evolving 36-year-old standard, including MIDI-CI, Profiles and Property Exchange: MIDI 2.0 updates MIDI with new...

How to Get the Beautiful ‘Quake II RTX’ Re-release for Free

The classic first-person shooter Quake II is getting re-released with some awesome graphical updates. Better yet, it’ll be completely free for you to download starting on June 6—though you’re...

Replacing JavaScript: How eBay Made a Web App 50x Faster With WebAssembly

"Online marketplace eBay has revealed how it boosted performance of a demanding web app by 50x using WebAssembly, " reports TechRepublic: The "astonishing" speed-up after switching from a...

NASA officially orders its first segment of a lunar space station

Maxar has been selected to build and fly the first element of NASA’s lunar Gateway. (credit: <a ... G2Reader / kenmay /