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Anger Mounts After Facebook’s ‘Shadow Profiles’ Leak in Bug

Posted by on June 23, 2013 in Sci-Tech, Technology with 0 Comments
Anger Mounts After Facebook’s ‘Shadow Profiles’ Leak in Bug

Friday Facebook announced the fix of a bug it said inadvertently exposed the private information of over six million users when Facebook’s previously unknown shadow profiles accidentally merged with user accounts in data history record requests.

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Researchers Are Developing a System to Let Whistleblowers Securely Leak Data Via Web Browsers

Posted by on June 23, 2013 in Sci-Tech, Technology with 0 Comments
Researchers Are Developing a System to Let Whistleblowers Securely Leak Data Via Web Browsers

AdLeaks is a system that is being designed to minimize the footprint of leaking information online in order to avoid the gaze of wide-reaching, international monitoring systems —

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House GOP: Don’t Grab an Asteroid — Let’s Put Bases on Moon and Mars

Posted by on June 19, 2013 in Earth & Space, Sci-Tech, Technology with 0 Comments
House GOP: Don’t Grab an Asteroid — Let’s Put Bases on Moon and Mars

House Republican leaders want to push for outposts on the moon and Mars — and they want to push NASA’s plan to snare an asteroid into the dustbin, according to a discussion draft of their space spending plan.

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Electrofuels: Charged Microbes May “Poop Out” a Gasoline Alternative

Posted by on June 18, 2013 in Science, Technology with 0 Comments
Electrofuels: Charged Microbes May “Poop Out” a Gasoline Alternative

What if you could make biofuels without using plants? Or oil without extracting anything from the ground? Instead of relying on corn, sugar cane, or other plants to collect the sun’s energy, electrofuels researchers use microorganisms.

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Supreme Court Rules Human Genes Cannot Be Patented

Posted by on June 14, 2013 in Science, Technology with 0 Comments
Supreme Court Rules Human Genes Cannot Be Patented

On Thursday, June 13, 2013, the Supreme Court ruled that Myriad Genetics cannot patent something that nature created: human genes. The genetics company claimed that they revealed the gene that is tied to breast and ovarian cancer, but the Supreme Court claims if someone manipulates or creates a gene only then can a company call it their own.

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Internet Anonymity is the Height of Chic

Posted by on June 13, 2013 in Sci-Tech, Technology with 0 Comments
Internet Anonymity is the Height of Chic

In this age of information overload, internet exhibitionism and NSA snooping, is it possible to make yourself unGoogleable? And does it earn you added credibility, as fashion designer Phoebe Philo and bands such as !!! suggest?

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Scientists Create Device That Tears a Hole in Time, Enabling Undetectable Secret Messages to be Sent

Posted by on June 12, 2013 in Sci-Tech, Technology with 0 Comments
Scientists Create Device That Tears a Hole in Time, Enabling Undetectable Secret Messages to be Sent

A ‘time cloak’ which bends light to tear holes in time has been created
It could allow secret messages to be sent via fibre optic cables
It can hide a continuous stream of events at telecommunications data rates

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The Body Electric: Researchers Move Closer to Low-Cost, Implantable Electronics, Study Suggests

Posted by on June 10, 2013 in Sci-Tech, Technology with 0 Comments
The Body Electric: Researchers Move Closer to Low-Cost, Implantable Electronics, Study Suggests

New technology under development at The Ohio State University is paving the way for low-cost electronic devices that work in direct contact with living tissue inside the body

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Nikola Tesla: Calling All Freethinkers!

Posted by on June 10, 2013 in Sci-Tech, Technology with 4 Comments
Nikola Tesla: Calling All Freethinkers!

Humanity’s horizons glowed from the brilliance of Nikola Tesla. But to our horrible misfortune, the glow was much too bright for the Power Status Quo (PSQ). Money means power, and Tesla cost tycoons a lot of money by slaying with alternating current (AC) the dead-end direct current (DC) power distribution system of Thomas Edison

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NASA Curiosity Rover Heads Toward Mount Sharp –Will It Reveal Past Or Present Life On Mars?

Posted by on June 6, 2013 in Earth & Space, Science, Technology with 0 Comments
NASA Curiosity Rover Heads Toward Mount Sharp –Will It Reveal Past Or Present Life On Mars?

NASA’s Curiosity rover will make the trek to Mount Sharp to gather evidence that could help determine any past or present life on Mars, and the history of Mars’ climate change. For more details, see: (1) Road Trip! Mars Rover Curiosity Gears Up for Epic Drive (2) NASA Curiosity Rover Heads Toward Mount Sharp –Will […]

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Mind-Controlled Quadcopter Takes To The Air

Posted by on June 6, 2013 in Sci-Tech, Technology with 1 Comment
Mind-Controlled Quadcopter Takes To The Air

Researchers at the University of Minnesota have designed an interface that allows humans to control a robot using only their thoughts.

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Robotic Kite Power Could Turn The Sky Into A Wind Farm

Posted by on May 28, 2013 in Sci-Tech, Technology with 1 Comment
Robotic Kite Power Could Turn The Sky Into A Wind Farm

Google’s acquisition of a kite power generator manufacturer suggests a strong future for the technology.

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Warp Speed, Scotty? Star Trek’s FTL Drive May Actually Work

Posted by on May 27, 2013 in Sci-Tech, Technology with 0 Comments
Warp Speed, Scotty? Star Trek’s FTL Drive May Actually Work

In the “Star Trek” TV shows and films, the U.S.S. Enterprise’s warp engine allows the ship to move faster than light, an ability that is, as Spock would say, “highly illogical.”

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Google Blimps Will Carry Wireless Signal Across Africa

Written by on May 27, 2013 in Technology with 0 Comments
Google Blimps Will Carry Wireless Signal Across Africa

Search giant Google is intending to build huge wireless networks across Africa and Asia, using high-altitude balloons and blimps.

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The Future of Urban Farming: Warehouses Could Become Year-Round Farms

The Future of Urban Farming: Warehouses Could Become Year-Round Farms

The future of year-round farming could lie not in farms, but in huge warehouses lit with an eerie pink light, researchers have claimed. Researchers have found that tomatoes grown around LED lights in the winter can significantly reduce greenhouse energy costs without sacrificing yield – and say the technique could change the way farming works.

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