A new jailbreak for John Deere tractors rides the right-to-repair wave

reader comments 39 with 30 posters participating Share this story Farmers around the world have turned to tractor hacking so they can bypass the digital locks that manufacturers impose on their vehicles. Like insulin pump “looping” and iPhone jailbreaking, this allows farmers to modify and repair the expensive equipment that’s vital to their work, the […]

The Download: extending dogs’ lives, and sex and the immune system

Matt Kaeberlein is what you might call a dog person. He has grown up with dogs and describes his German shepherd, Dobby, as “really special.” But Dobby is 14 years old—around 98 in dog years. “I’m very much seeing the aging process in him,” says Kaeberlein, who studies aging at the University of Washington in […]

ITP News in brief 15th August

Victoria MacLennan. 15 August 2022, 10:52 pm Kia ora koutou, ITP members and supporters, it’s Rāhina (Monday) so time for a brief summary of news.  I was sent a link to this mind-blowing blog post today on “the assassination of contractor recruitment in New Zealand as we know it”. It seems after years of paying […]

The quest to show that biological sex matters in the immune system

She ultimately found a postdoctoral position in the lab of one of her thesis committee members. And in the years since, as she has established a lab of her own at the university’s Bloomberg School of Public Health, she has painstakingly made the case that sex—defined by biological attributes such as our sex chromosomes, sex […]

Samsung heir pardoned due to South Korean economic needs

Enlarge / Jay Y. Lee, vice chairman of Samsung Electronics Co., leaves the Seoul Central District Court in Seoul, South Korea, on Friday. After a presidential pardon, Lee is poised to retake control of South Korea’s largest commercial entity. Getty Images reader comments 80 with 56 posters participating, including story author Share this story Samsung […]

The Download: AI to predict ice, and healthcare censorship in China

The news: Researchers have used deep learning to model more precisely than ever before how ice crystals form in the atmosphere. Their paper, published this week in PNAS, hints at the potential to significantly increase the accuracy of weather and climate forecasting. How they did it: The researchers used deep learning to predict how atoms […]

Predicting the climate bill’s effects is harder than you might think

Human decision-making can also cause models and reality to misalign. “People don’t necessarily always do what is, on paper, the most economic,” says Robbie Orvis, who leads the energy policy solutions program at Energy Innovation. This is a common issue for consumer tax credits, like those for electric vehicles or home energy efficiency upgrades. Often […]

How do we feel?

Victoria MacLennan. 12 August 2022, 3:11 pm How do we feel? Attitudes of the digital technology workforce Welcome to the 2022 How do we feel survey. This survey will be released as a series of small surveys on a range of topics every fortnight between now – August – and the end of the year. […]