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New App Lets You Boycott Koch Brothers, Monsanto And More By Scanning Your Shopping Cart

Posted by on May 17, 2013 in Hazards, Issues & Diseases, Technology with 0 Comments
New App Lets You Boycott Koch Brothers, Monsanto And More By Scanning Your Shopping Cart

You can join user-created campaigns to boycott business practices that violate your principles rather than single companies. One of these campaigns, Demand GMO Labeling, will scan your box of cereal and tell you if it was made by one of the 36 corporations that donated more than $150,000 to oppose the mandatory labeling of genetically modified food.

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Nasa to Install a ‘Quantum’ Computer

Written by on May 17, 2013 in Quantum Physics, Technology with 2 Comments
Nasa to Install a ‘Quantum’ Computer

A $15m computer that uses “quantum physics” effects to boost its speed is to be installed at a Nasa facility. It will be shared by Google, Nasa, and other scientists, providing access to a machine said to be up to 3,600 times faster than conventional computers…

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Why Millennials Will Be The Generation ‘To Save Us All’

Posted by on May 9, 2013 in Technology with 2 Comments
Why Millennials Will Be The Generation ‘To Save Us All’

Millennials, roughly those born from 1980-2000, are often criticized as lazy and entitled. While that may hold true to some extent, millennials are also the most adaptable, creative generation in history.

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What, Exactly, Is a 3-D Printer?

Written by on May 8, 2013 in Technology with 0 Comments
What, Exactly, Is a 3-D Printer?

Invented in the mid-1980s, a 3D printer is one that uses plastic, wax, resin, paper, gold, titanium—a whole host of materials—instead of ink to create a solid, three-dimensional object.

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Working Gun Made with 3D Printer

Written by on May 6, 2013 in Technology with 0 Comments
Working Gun Made with 3D Printer

The world’s first gun made with 3D printer technology has been successfully fired in the US. The controversial group which created the firearm, Defense Distributed, plans to make the blueprints available online.

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Government Lab Reveals It Has Operated Quantum Internet For Over Two Years

Written by on May 6, 2013 in Quantum Physics, Technology with 0 Comments
Government Lab Reveals It Has Operated Quantum Internet For Over Two Years

A quantum internet capable of sending perfectly secure messages has been running at Los Alamos National Labs for the last two and a half years, say researchers.

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Are We Slaves to the Algorithm?

Posted by on May 5, 2013 in Technology with 0 Comments
Are We Slaves to the Algorithm?

The first algorithm was created in the ninth century by the Arabic scholar Al Khwarizami—from whose name the word is a corruption. Ever since, they have been mechanistic, rational procedures that interact with mechanistic, rational systems. Today, though, they are beginning to interact with humans. The advantage is obvious. Drawing in more data than any human ever could, they spot correlations that no human would. The drawbacks are only slowly becoming apparent.

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Claim: Universal Access to Modern Energy Possible by 2030 with Annual Investment of $65-86B

Posted by on May 4, 2013 in Eco-Friendly, Technology with 0 Comments
Claim: Universal Access to Modern Energy Possible by 2030 with Annual Investment of $65-86B

Researchers estimate a cost for universal access to energy

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Magnetic Pulses May Help Treat Depression

Written by on May 4, 2013 in Psychology-Psychiatry, Technology with 0 Comments
Magnetic Pulses May Help Treat Depression

The London Psychiatry Centre has adapted a technology known as Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation, which focuses magnetic beams into the brain, to treat depression.

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Medical Tricorder Becoming a Reality: Physicals by Smartphone Coming Soon

Posted by on May 3, 2013 in Technology with 1 Comment
Medical Tricorder Becoming a Reality: Physicals by Smartphone Coming Soon

It’s not a “Star Trek” tricorder, but by hooking a variety of gadgets onto a smartphone you could almost get a complete physical – without the paper gown or even a visit to the doctor’s office.

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Two-Year-Old Girl Gets Stem Cell Windpipe

Written by on May 2, 2013 in Technology with 0 Comments
Two-Year-Old Girl Gets Stem Cell Windpipe

A two-year-old Korean-Canadian girl born without a trachea now has a new one grown from her own stem cells. The surgery makes Hannah Warren the youngest ever patient to benefit from the experimental treatment.

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Robot Finds Mysterious Spheres in Ancient Temple

Written by on May 1, 2013 in Archaeology, Technology with 0 Comments
Robot Finds Mysterious Spheres in Ancient Temple

Hundreds of mysterious spheres lie beneath the Temple of the Feathered Serpent, an ancient six-level step pyramid just 30 miles from Mexico City.

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Cognitive Dissonance: Can Homeopathy Be Both a Useless Placebo and Dangerous at the Same Time?

Posted by on April 30, 2013 in Politics, Technology with 1 Comment
Cognitive Dissonance: Can Homeopathy Be Both a Useless Placebo and Dangerous at the Same Time?

We pointed out that you can’t have it both ways—either homeopathic preparations are powerful enough to cause a physiological reaction, or they can’t do anything at all. This is all too typical of what passes for scientific review of homeopathy. Dismiss it any way you can, regardless of fact or logic. If that doesn’t work, then argue that homeopathy is dangerous because it may keep people from visiting a conventional doctor.

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Breakthrough Material Could Tackle Environmental Challenges

Posted by on April 30, 2013 in Technology with 1 Comment
Breakthrough Material Could Tackle Environmental Challenges

A new wonder material that can generate hydrogen, produce clean water and even create energy.

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New Battery Design Could Help Solar and Wind Power the Grid

Written by on April 28, 2013 in Eco-Friendly, Technology with 3 Comments
New Battery Design Could Help Solar and Wind Power the Grid

Researchers from the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory and Stanford University have designed a low-cost, long-life battery that could enable solar and wind energy to become major suppliers to the electrical grid.

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