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Microsoft Lets Users Boot Windows 11 Devices Straight into Windows 365 Cloud PCs (petri.com)

Microsoft kicked off its Build developer conference yesterday, where it unveiled several new features for enterprise customers. The company also announced a preview of Windows 365 Boot, which lets users log directly into their Cloud PCs at startup instead of the local install of Windows 11....

Too smart for their own good: Russia is waging a war against its own scientists (web.archive.org)

An increasing number of high-calibre researchers are being accused of treason in today’s Russia, mostly without official charges, landing behind bars for decades. And the main beneficiary of their imprisonment is the Federal Security Service (FSB), which deprives them not only of their freedom and ability to work, but...

French scientist who discovered that animals susceptible to coronavirus were present at Wuhan market now receives personal threats on social media (www.theguardian.com)

"I’m not living the best days of my life right now,” Florence Débarre says. “But being truthful is essential.” The day after she published her findings, the relevant data had been made inaccessible, apparently at the request of the Chinese researchers who include the top virologist George Gao, a former director general...

Leonardo da Vinci noted link between gravity and acceleration centuries before Einstein (arstechnica.com)

Engineers re-created one of Leonardo’s experiments with a modern apparatus and found he produced a value for the gravitational constant, G, to around 97 percent accuracy. What makes this finding even more astonishing is that Leonardo achieved this without a means of accurate timekeeping and without the benefit of calculus,...

11 Scientific Advancements Inspired by Sci-Fi Stories: Including how the TASER got its Name (www.smithsonianmag.com)

Ideas can come from all sorts of places, and inspiration can hit in a flash—think of Archimedes supposedly yelling “Eureka! Eureka!” in the bath when he realized that irregular items could be accurately measured through water displacement. But sometimes, it’s fiction, not reality, that provides the spark of inspiration....

Reddit comments show less respect for female politicians versus their male counterparts, researchers say (journals.plos.org)

Paper: “Though we see relatively equal public interest in male and female politicians, … this interest may not be equally professional and reverent; female politicians are much more likely to be referenced using their first name and described in relation to their body, clothing and family than male politicians. Finally, we...

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