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(Ars): Augmented Reality Gets to Work—And Gets Past the “Glassholes”

"Augmented reality (AR) is a technology that has been on the cusp of becoming the next big thing for over 20 years. But the technology—the projection of data or digital imagery over real-world objects—has largely remained the stuff of fighter cockpits at the high end and of mobile games and art projects on the low. Thepromise of Google Glass—real augmented reality for the masses—failed to materialize."
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(Ars): Massive Antarctic Glacier More Vulnerable Than Previously Thought

"The effect that the expansion of warming ocean water has on sea level is easy to predict. You just plug the value for a given amount of warming into a physical calculation. The contributions from melting glacial ice, however, are much trickier to divine. It depends heavily on fine-scale details, like the shape of the surface beneath the ice, which controls the glacier’s flow toward the sea."
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(Ars): NASA Announces Details of its Asteroid Redirection Mission

"In fact, the entire mission is generally focused on technology development. Once the asteroid is placed in a cis-lunar orbit (orbiting Earth and closer than the Moon), it will be visited by a crewed Orion capsule that will allow detailed study and a return of samples to Earth. But the focus of this mission will be testing technology that will allow extended manned missions in space."
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(EdC): My Net Neutrality Response from Sen. Diane Feinstein

"...I understand you believe that owners of the networks that provide access to the Internet should not have control over how consumers lawfully use that network, and should not be able to discriminate against content provider access to that network.  I recognize you also have concerns about proposals that would allow "pay-for-priority" and create Internet fast lanes..."
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(Ars): California Bill Requires Warrant For Stingray Use

"Among other sweeping new requirements to enhance digital privacy, the bill notably imposes a warrant requirement before police can access nearly any type of digital data produced by or contained within a device or service."
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(BBC): LHC Restart: Short Circuit Slows Preparations

"Following a two-year break, the LHC is getting ready to smash protons together once again - at new, higher energies.
Before the collisions begin, proton beams must travel safely around its 27km circumference in both directions."
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