Android 11 Public Beta, New APIs Now Available

Google this week released the first public beta of Android 11. The build is available to developers and everyday Android fans alike and works on most Pixel phones. Together with a new version of Android Studio, developers can take advantage of the latest features in their apps. Android 11 targets three main tentpoles: people, controls,

Reaction microscope ‘X-rays’ individual molecules

“The smaller the particle, the bigger the hammer.” This rule from particle physics, which looks inside the interior of atomic nuclei using gigantic accelerators, also applies to this research. In order to “X-ray” a two-atom molecule such as oxygen, an extremely powerful and ultra-short X-ray pulse is required. This was provided by the European XFEL

NXTsoft Launches OmniSecure for API Monitoring

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3D printing industry news sliced: Nexa3D, Tethon 3D, HP, Thor 3D, nScrypt, Farsoon and more

In this edition of Sliced, the 3D Printing Industry news digest, we cover the latest business developments, partnerships, and acquisitions across our industry.  Today’s edition features the most up-to-date distribution deals, a host of new 3D printing materials, aerospace advancements, software updates, AM awards, and a 3D printed treasure trove. Read on for the most

Is Embedding Content via Instagram’s API Legal?

Ars Technica received notification via email earlier this week that Instagram does not extend its copyright license to cover content that is embedded on external websites via the Instagram API. This statement comes in light of an ongoing legal battle related to third-party use of the social platform’s data.  Ars Technica writer Timothy B. Lee

Super water-repellent materials are now durable enough for the real world

Superhydrophobic surfaces repel water like nothing else. This makes them extremely useful for antimicrobial coatings — as bacteria, viruses and other pathogens cannot cling to their surfaces. However, superhydrophobic surfaces have one major flaw — they are extremely susceptible to cuts, scratches or dents. If a superhydrophobic surface gets damaged, the damaged area can trap

Next-generation cockroach-inspired robot is small but mighty

This itsy-bitsy robot can’t climb up the waterspout yet but it can run, jump, carry heavy payloads and turn on a dime. Dubbed HAMR-JR, this microrobot developed by researchers at the Harvard John A. Paulson School of Engineering and Applied Sciences (SEAS) and the Harvard Wyss Institute for Biologically Inspired Engineering, is a half-scale version