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Attentat de Barcelone : l'EI revendique l'attaque qui a fait 13 morts et une centaine de blessés

Jeune Afrique - 4 hours 28 min ago
L'État islamique a revendiqué jeudi dans la soirée l'attaque à la voiture-bélier qui a fait 13 morts et une centaine de blessés à Barcelone dans l'après-midi. Quelques heures plus tard, juste après minuit, vendredi, cinq terroristes présumés ont été abattus dans la station balnéaire de Cambrils, à 120 kilomètres de la capitale catalane, dans le nord-est de l'Espagne.
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CAN 2019 : le Cameroun hors jeu ?

Jeune Afrique - 5 hours 49 min ago
Après avoir modifié le cahier des charges de la prochaine grande compétition du continent, la Confédération africaine de football, par la voix de son président, menace d'évincer le pays organisateur. Au pays de Roger Milla et de Samuel Eto'o, la colère gronde.
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Burkina : trois militaires tués à Touronata, près de la frontière malienne

Jeune Afrique - 6 hours 3 min ago
L'armée burkinabè a annoncé jeudi dans un communiqué avoir perdu trois soldats. Leur véhicule, qui faisait partie d'un convoi logistique, a sauté sur un engin explosif dans le nord du pays, non loin de la frontière avec le Mali.
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Oracle doesn't want Java EE any more

InfoWorld - Thu, 08/17/2017 - 18:00

Oracle wants to end its leadership in the development of enterprise Java and is looking for an open source foundation to take on the role.

The company said today that the upcoming Java EE (Enterprise Edition) 8 presents an opportunity to rethink how the platform is developed. Although development is done via open source with community participation, the current Oracle-led process is not seen agile, flexible, or open enough. ”We believe that moving Java EE technologies to an open source foundation may be the right next step, to adopt more agile processes, implement more flexible licensing and change the governance process,” Oracle said in a statement.

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Oracle seeks to shift Java EE to the open source community

InfoWorld - Thu, 08/17/2017 - 18:00

Oracle wants to end its leadership in the development of enterprise Java and is looking for an open source foundation to take on the role.

The company said today that the upcoming Java EE (Enterprise Edition) 8 presents an opportunity to rethink how the platform is developed. Although development is done via open source with community participation, the current Oracle-led process is not seen agile, flexible, or open enough. ”We believe that moving Java EE technologies to an open source foundation may be the right next step, to adopt more agile processes, implement more flexible licensing and change the governance process,” Oracle said in a statement.

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Rare pubic-grooming data reveals injuries, odd habits, and nicked bits

Ars Science - Thu, 08/17/2017 - 14:58

Be careful in there. (credit: TJStamp)

Trimming and shaping the shrubbery down below can be dangerous business, according to a new study.

Combing through survey responses from a nationally representative group of 7,456 US adults, researchers at University of California, San Francisco, found that 76 percent (5,674) were pubic groomers. Of those, one in four reported injuring themselves at least once from the below-the-belt beautification. Minor lacerations were the most common type of injury, accounting for 61 percent of those reported, followed by burns and rashes. But 1.4 percent of groomers reported severe enough injuries to require medical attention. That includes antibiotics for infections or surgical interventions, such as stitches and incisions to drain an abscess.

With the data, published Wednesday in JAMA Dermatology, the researchers hope to draw attention to the hairy problem—and pluck out factors that may contribute to injuries.

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Une camionnette fonce dans la foule à Barcelone, faisant au moins 1 mort et 32 blessés

Jeune Afrique - Thu, 08/17/2017 - 13:34
Une camionnette a foncé jeudi dans la foule sur l'avenue la plus touristique de Barcelone, faisant au moins 1 mort et une trentaine de blessés, dont 10 graves, dans un attentat que la police a qualifié de terroriste.
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Wind and solar energy have saved thousands of lives since 2007

Ars Science - Thu, 08/17/2017 - 13:17

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Wind and solar energy are obviously essential in reducing carbon emissions, but they also have a remarkable side effect: saving lives. As they edge out fossil fuels, renewables are reducing not just carbon emissions, but also other air pollutants. And the result is an improvement in air quality, with a corresponding drop in premature deaths.

A paper in Nature Energy this week dives into the weeds by trying to estimate the economic benefits of wind and solar power across the whole of the US. Berkeley environmental engineer Dev Millstein and his colleagues estimate that between 3,000 and 12,700 premature deaths have been averted because of air quality benefits over the last decade or so, creating a total economic benefit between $30 billion and $113 billion. The benefits from wind work out to be more than 7¢ per kilowatt-hour, which is more than unsubsidized wind energy generally costs.

Death is in the air

Poor air quality is a tricky beast in public health, since it’s not obvious when someone dies as a result of air pollution. The World Health Organization estimates that air pollution leads to around 7 million premature deaths globally each year—people dying earlier than they otherwise would have from heightened incidence of cancer, heart disease, and respiratory disease.

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Quel pays africain est le plus gros acheteur d'armes françaises ?

Jeune Afrique - Thu, 08/17/2017 - 12:40
L'industrie française de l'armement ne s'est jamais aussi bien portée. Et le continent africain y est pour quelque chose. Voici ce qu'il faut savoir, en infographie, sur les meilleurs clients de la France en Afrique.
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Oldest Antarctic ice ever found shows climate of 2.7 million years ago

Ars Science - Thu, 08/17/2017 - 12:32

(credit: NASA/EO)

Antarctic ice cores have recorded an impressive span of climatic history for us, covering the last 800,000 years. But scientists are greedy, always looking to go back just a little further. Climate records based on things like seafloor sediment cores already take us much further back, but ice cores can reveal unique details. Groups are currently searching for locations to drill new ice cores that might provide a contiguous record back to over the million-year mark.

But another group has been cheating, and this has allowed them to take a big leap past everyone else. Instead of looking at places where the ice at the bottom might be oldest, they’ve been looking at places where that oldest ice has been squeezed up to the surface against high points of bedrock. A few years ago, they published data from samples of ice that came back at right about 1 million years old. At a conference on Wednesday, the researchers revealed the fruits of their second attempt—ice as old as 2.7 million years, blowing away their previous record.

The ice is fairly squished up and convoluted, with sections of ice less than 800,000 years old showing up between sections of ice between 1 million and 2.7 million years old—the effort to determine its age requires careful dating based on isotopes of argon. But the researchers are able to measure greenhouse gas concentrations from trapped air bubbles and indicators of past ocean temperature.

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Ahmad Ahmad : " On ne peut plus organiser de CAN là où les infrastructures sont insuffisantes "

Jeune Afrique - Thu, 08/17/2017 - 12:16
Ses propos au vitriol sur les capacités du Cameroun à organiser le prochain tournoi ont déclenché une vive polémique. Le président de la CAF s'en explique, et évoque la réforme de ce rendez-vous emblématique.
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Afrique du Sud : Grace Mugabe tente de classer l'affaire avec une proposition financière

Jeune Afrique - Thu, 08/17/2017 - 11:22
Selon l'avocat de Gabriella Engels, la jeune femme victime présumée de Grace Mugabe a proposé de l'argent pour "classer l'affaire", dans laquelle l'épouse du chef de l'Etat zimbabwéen est accusé de coups et blessures.
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Au Nigeria, un plan à 41 milliards de dollars pour développer le réseau ferroviaire

Jeune Afrique - Thu, 08/17/2017 - 11:21
Le Nigeria a démarré des travaux d'extension de son réseau ferroviaire, d'un coût total de 41 milliards de dollars. Objectif : développer son économie non pétrolière en stimulant le transport des marchandises à l'intérieur du pays et jusqu'à ses ports maritimes.
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NASA official: It’s “fair“ to ask if America is serious about spaceflight

Ars Science - Thu, 08/17/2017 - 10:35

Enlarge / A test model of the Orion spacecraft, with its parachutes, is tested in Arizona. (credit: NASA)

Last week, NASA’s acting chief technologist, Douglas Terrier, visited one of NASA’s main contractors in the Houston area, Jacobs. Along with a handful of media members, he spent about an hour touring the company’s engineering development facility, where the company supports NASA programs from the International Space Station to the Orion spacecraft.

At one stop during the tour, Terrier learned about a new distiller that might more efficiently recover water from urine during long-duration missions. At another, he learned about new debris sensors that will go to the station to record micrometeorite and orbital debris impacts. And at yet another, he heard about the parachute system that Jacobs has helped develop for the Orion spacecraft.

The Jacobs engineer who talked about the contract said the company had partnered with several Houston-based firms and leveraged knowledge from the region’s large oil-and-gas economy. These partnerships, she said, had saved money for NASA over the course of the agency’s 11-year contract with Jacobs to design and build Orion’s parachutes.

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Congo-Brazzaville : le Premier ministre Clément Mouamba a démissionné

Jeune Afrique - Thu, 08/17/2017 - 10:29
D'après un communiqué de la présidence congolaise, le Premier ministre, Clément Mouamba, a présenté mercredi sa démission, aussitôt acceptée par le président Denis Sassou Nguesso.
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Bénin : Léhady Soglo, jusqu'où ira la chute ?

Jeune Afrique - Thu, 08/17/2017 - 10:26
Poursuivi en justice et révoqué, le maire de Cotonou se fait discret. Il affirme être dans le collimateur de son éminent parent par alliance, le président Patrice Talon.
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We may have caught supernova debris slamming into neighboring stars

Ars Science - Thu, 08/17/2017 - 10:12

Enlarge / When the smaller star finally explodes, its companion will obviously get hit by the debris. (credit: Fermilab)

Supernovae are some of the most energetic events in the Universe, sending massive shock waves out into the interstellar medium. And there's every reason to think those shock waves run into things before they've had much of a chance to dissipate. Many stars have companions, either planets or other stars that orbit in reasonable proximity. In fact, there's an entire subtype of supernova that appears to require a nearby companion.

So what happens to these objects when the shock wave hits? With our improved ability to rapidly identify supernovae, we may be on the cusp of finding out. Several times recently, researchers have spotted an extra blue glow to the burst of light from a supernova. And, in the most detailed observations yet, they make the case this glow comes from the supernova debris slamming into a companion star.

A supernova explosion that envelopes a nearby star is an inevitability. Eta Carinae, for example, is a system with two stars that are at least 30 times the Sun's mass, meaning they'll both eventually explode as a type-II supernova. Whichever goes first will undoubtedly send debris into the second. But there's a different class of supernova, type-Ia, which requires the presence of a nearby star.

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Musique : Sandra Nkaké, le grand mix

Jeune Afrique - Thu, 08/17/2017 - 10:10
La chanteuse franco-camerounaise sort en septembre un troisième album, couronnant un itinéraire aux influences éclectiques, hors des sentiers battus.
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Algérie : qui sont les nouveaux membres du gouvernement d'Ahmed Ouyahia ?

Jeune Afrique - Thu, 08/17/2017 - 09:55
Suite au remplacement d'Abdelmadjid Tebboune par Ahmed Ouyahia après seulement trois mois à la primature, le président algérien Abdelaziz Bouteflika a remercié jeudi 17 août trois autres ministres de son ancien gouvernement. Les ministères de l'Industrie, du Commerce et celui de l'Habitat ont désormais de nouveaux patrons.
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RDC : 40 morts après un glissement de terrain dans la province de l'Ituri

Jeune Afrique - Thu, 08/17/2017 - 08:51
Un glissement de terrain a englouti mercredi un camp de pêcheurs sur le versant occidental du lac Albert, dans la province de l'Ituri (nord-est de la RDC), provoquant la mort de 40 personnes, ont annoncé les autorités ce jeudi.
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