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NewsAnnouncing the Open Application Model (OAM), an open standard for developing and operating applications on Kubernetes and other platforms Pin
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NewsYour personal information's worth to cybercriminals Pin
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NewsNASA engineer says Viking missions discovered life on Mars in the 1970s Pin
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Note that extraordinary claims require extraordinary proof.

The Viking landers did find signs of life, but the results were ambiguous. Of the four separate experiments designed to detect life or disprove its presence, one (Labeled Release, or LR) was a strong positive, one (Gas Chromatography/Mass Spectrometer) was a strong negative.

In 1980-81, I was a lab assistant on a NASA-sponsored project that tried to see if the LR results could be produced in other ways. To summarize and simplify, we discovered that finely-ground clay, with no organic matter whatsoever, could cause a similar release of CO2. Given that Mars has regular dust storms that would create such finely-ground particles, this introduced enough "reasonable doubt" that they could not say that life had been discovered.
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NewsNew alternative to Bitcoin uses negligible energy Pin
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News“BriansClub” hack rescues 26M stolen cards Pin
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NewsHow much time do developers spend actually writing code? Pin
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NewsAnnouncing .NET Core 3.1 Preview 1 Pin
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NewsMicrosoft says .NET Framework porting project is finished: If your API's not on the list, it's not getting in Pin
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