An 800-year-old label may rewrite the history of a Java Sea shipwreck

Enlarge (credit: The Field Museum, Anthropology. Photographer Pacific Sea Resources) In the 1980s, fishermen working off the coast of Indonesia made a surprising haul: a cargo of ceramic vessels, elephant tusks, sweet-smelling resin, and other artifacts from a ship that had lain on the bottom of the Java Sea for centuries. Most of the ship’s […]

Is it safe to travel to Indonesia? Travel advice as 6.1-magnitude earthquake rocks Java

A massive earthquake has hit the Indonesian island of Java, with workers forced to flee capital Jakarta. Residents have been urged to evacuate their homes due to aftershock fears. Local TV showed patients being evacuated from a hospital in the capital. The quake struck around 65 miles west of the city of Sukabumi on the […]

AWS signs Java ‘father’ James Gosling

Amazon Web Services has added another computer science heavyweight to its employee roster. James Gosling, often referred to as the “Father of Java,” announced on Facebook Monday that he would be joining the cloud provider as a distinguished engineer. Gosling came up with the original design of Java and implemented its first compiler and virtual machine […]

Make coffeehouse-quality java wherever you please with the Simpresso machine

With recent innovation in the instant espresso industry granting coffee lovers the ability to enjoy coffee shop-quality java from the comfort of their home, there has been one thing noticeably missing: Portability. Specifically, portability in the way that users wouldn’t just be able to simply carry a shot or two of espresso with them but […]