‘Pirate’ TV Boxes Used By Quarter of Hong Kong Consumers

The Coalition Against Piracy, an initiative backed by companies including Disney, Fox, HBO Asia, NBCUniversal, BBC and the Premier League, has revealed the extent that piracy-enabled set-top boxes have penetrated homes in Hong Kong. Their YouGov survey reveals that one in four Hong Kong residents now use the devices with half saying that they'd canceled legal services as a result.

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It may take a village (of proteins) to turn on genes

Turning on genes may work like forming a flash mob. Inside a cell’s nucleus, fast-moving groups of floppy proteins crowd together around gene control switches and coalesce into droplets to turn on genes, Ibrahim Cissé of...

It may take a village (of proteins) to turn on genes

Turning on genes may work like forming a flash mob. Inside a cell’s nucleus, fast-moving groups of floppy proteins crowd together around gene control switches and coalesce into droplets to turn on genes, Ibrahim Cissé of...

India Eyeing a New Monster 100GW Solar-Capacity Goal

AmiMoJo writes: In a confirmed report India's energy minister suggested that the country is considering issuing a tender for 100 gigawatts of solar energy, which may be tied to solar panel-manufacturing buildout. In 2015, India set a goal to reach 100GW of solar capacity as part of its larger aim of 175GW of renewable energy in general by 2022. This latest 100GW tender would be for a 2030 or 2035 target. The existing goal is ambitious, so a stretch goal further into the future is even more so. The country's current total solar capacity is just 24.4GW, (for context, as of this month the US has about 55.9GW of installed solar capacity total) but it's growing quickly. Utility-scale solar capacity grew by 72 percent in the previous year. Read more of this story at Slashdot. Read more here...

India Eyeing a New Monster 100GW Solar-Capacity Goal

AmiMoJo writes: In a confirmed report India's energy minister suggested that the country is considering issuing a tender for 100 gigawatts of solar energy, which may be tied to solar panel-manufacturing buildout. In 2015, India set a goal to reach 100GW of solar capacity as part of its larger aim of 175GW of renewable energy in general by 2022. This latest 100GW tender would be for a 2030 or 2035 target. The existing goal is ambitious, so a stretch goal further into the future is even more so. The country's current total solar capacity is just 24.4GW, (for context, as of this month the US has about 55.9GW of installed solar capacity total) but it's growing quickly. Utility-scale solar capacity grew by 72 percent in the previous year. Read more of this story at Slashdot. Read more here...

3 questions to ask before buying a home DNA test

… These results raise questions many people ask (or should ask) when they approach the multibillion-dollar business of home DNA tests, which are readily available online: Are they accurate? Are they worth the money? What good is the information? I...

+20 Most Amazing Landscapes and Rock Formations

The wave is believed to have formed by the action of running water on granite. The colourful streaks on its face are made of minerals left behind by rainwater run-off. 3. Giant’s Causeway, Northern Ireland The...

Koko the gorilla is gone, but she left a legacy

When Koko died in her sleep in California on June 19, people throughout the world immediately began mourning the gorilla. Koko was a charmer and undeniably smart. She took an unusual route to fame. Stanford University...