Day: August 17, 2020

Review: AWS Bottlerocket vs. Google Container-Optimized OS

Running large numbers of containers to deploy an application requires a rethink of the role of the operating system. Google’s Container-Optimized OS and AWS’s Bottlerocket take the traditional virtualization paradigm and apply it to the operating system, with containers the virtual OS and a minimal Linux fulfilling the role of the hypervisor.

Various flavors of Linux optimized for containers have been around for a few years and have evolved ever smaller footprints as the management and user-land utilities moved to the  cluster management layer or to containers. These container-optimized operating systems are ideal when you need to run applications in

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Nocturnal animals keep getting lost — and light pollution is to blame

Many nocturnal animal species use light from the moon and stars to migrate at night in search of food, shelter, or mates. But in our recent study, we uncovered how artificial light is disrupting these nightly migrations.

Electric lighting is transforming our world. Around 80% of the global population now lives in places where night skies are polluted with artificial light. A third of humanity can no longer see the Milky Way – the galaxy our solar system belongs to. But the light at night has deeper effects. In humans, nocturnal light pollution has been linked to sleep disorders, depression,

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