Why NASA’s DART Mission Will Slam a Spacecraft Into an Asteroid

While Dimorphos resembles many other near-Earth asteroids, the DART team chose it as a target because it’s the junior member of an asteroid binary. It’s called a “moonlet,” and it orbits Didymos, its larger partner, like clockwork every 11 hours and 55 minutes. DART will hit Dimorphos at an angle of about 17 degrees with […]

Humans Have Broken a Fundamental Law of the Ocean

On November 19, 1969, the CCS Hudson slipped through the frigid waters of Halifax Harbour in Nova Scotia and out into the open ocean. The research vessel was embarking on what many of the marine scientists on board thought of as the last great, uncharted oceanic voyage: The first complete circumnavigation of the Americas. The […]

Adding A Dyslexia-Friendly Mode To A Website — Smashing Magazine

Quick summary ↬ With a little CSS, we can adapt our web designs to be more accommodating for people with dyslexia. In this article, we’ll explore those techniques by adding a dyslexia-friendly mode to an existing design. Dyslexia is perhaps the most common learning disorder in the world, affecting somewhere between 10–20% of the world’s population. […]

Devious ‘Tardigrade’ Malware Hits Biomanufacturing Facilities

When ransomware hit a biomanufacturing facility this spring, something didn’t sit right with the response team. The attackers left only a halfhearted ransom note, and didn’t seem all that interested in actually collecting a payment. Then there was the malware they had used: a shockingly sophisticated strain dubbed Tardigrade. As the researchers at biomedical and […]