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2014 in Review: 7 Police State Technologies Making Our Rights Obsolete

The year 2014 has made it very clear that privacy is under threat, and the situation is not likely to improve. Mass surveillance – which became a national issue via the Edward Snowden leaks – is not subsiding or under reform; instead, is becoming more bold and complex with each passing day. . . . → Read More: 2014 in Review: 7 Police State Technologies Making Our Rights Obsolete
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2014 – A Breakthrough Year for Technology Metals

It is impossible to create a connected, mobile and sustainable society without technology metals (precious metals, specialty metals and rare earth elements) enabling it. Lithium stores energy in our rechargeable batteries; neodymium’s magnetic properties run electric motors. . . . → Read More: 2014 – A Breakthrough Year for Technology Metals
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Engineers Develop Self-charging Turtle Surveillance Robot

As part of an ongoing attempt to develop underwater robots capable of thinking on their own, engineers from the National University of Singapore (NUS) have created a mechanical turtle capable of performing complicated tasks such as surveillance and energy harvesting. . . . → Read More: Engineers Develop Self-charging Turtle Surveillance Robot
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Security Firm Says Sony Hack Might Have Been an Inside Job

Despite claims by the FBI that North Korea was behind the massive hack against Sony, several cybersecurity experts have come forward to raise questions about the allegation, with some suggesting that insiders at the company could be to blame. . . . → Read More: Security Firm Says Sony Hack Might Have Been an Inside Job
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How Even the Remotest Parts of the World Are Getting Mobile Coverage

Getting Mobile Coverage in Remote Parts of the World
For mobile operators, setting up shop in some of the remotest places on earth can bring rich rewards, but also tremendous risk. Sometimes the risk is too much—Digicel founder Denis O’Brien said his company lost nine people. . . . → Read More: How Even the Remotest Parts of the World Are Getting Mobile Coverage
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Estimated 1M mummified bodies found in Egyptian necropolis, some 7ft tall

Estimated 1M mummified bodies found in Egyptian necropolis, some 7ft tall
So far over 1,700 mummified bodies, of an estimated 1 million, have been unearthed in a necropolis South of Cairo. It appears the mummies are approximately 1,500-years-old, buried during the time when Rome control vast swaths of Egypt. . . . → Read More: Estimated 1M mummified bodies found in Egyptian necropolis, some 7ft tall
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NASA Rover Finds Active and Ancient Organic Chemistry on Mars

NASA Rover Finds Active and Ancient Organic Chemistry on Mars
NASA's Mars Curiosity rover has measured a tenfold spike in methane, an organic chemical, in the atmosphere around it and detected other organic molecules in a rock-powder sample collected by the robotic laboratory's drill. . . . → Read More: NASA Rover Finds Active and Ancient Organic Chemistry on Mars
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The Hypnotic Use of Color in Television News

The lead story, the CIA torture report, featured blue in the CIA seal. Andrea Mitchell, who was covering the report’s release, was wearing a dark blue outfit. Behind her, the Capitol dome sat in a blue sky. A psychologist named Mitchell, an architect of the torture program, was interviewed. . . . → Read More: The Hypnotic Use of Color in Television News
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Peacekeeper: Free Smartphone App Creates Community Response Service

Peacekeeper: Free Smartphone App Creates Community Response Service
Now a new app called Peacekeeper goes even a step further, encouraging connectivity with your neighbors, family and friends in order to establish a response network filled with people who already have earned your trust. Please read their press release and see their video below. . . . → Read More: Peacekeeper: Free Smartphone App Creates Community Response Service
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Each Time Police Shut Pirate Bay, We’ll Multiply Servers – Chairman of Pirate Party

Police Shut Pirate Bay
No matter how many times law enforcement cracks down on The Pirate Bay, it will find a way to re-open, the Berlin chairman of the Pirate Party told RT - days after the website was taken offline by a Swedish police raid. . . . → Read More: Each Time Police Shut Pirate Bay, We’ll Multiply Servers – Chairman of Pirate Party
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New ‘Harmless Herbicide’ to Compete with Monsanto’s RoundUp

New ‘Harmless Herbicide’ to Compete with Monsanto’s RoundUp By Christina Sarich | Natural Society A Non-Toxic Herbicide Alternative? Why use carcinogenic herbicides to kill weeds when a little hot water will do the trick? Botanists and organic gardeners have known this effective, chemical-free way to treat weeds for hundreds of . . . → Read More: New ‘Harmless Herbicide’ to Compete with Monsanto’s RoundUp
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Mountain-sized Asteroid Heading Our Way: Russian Scientist

Mountain-sized Asteroid Heading Our Way: Russian Scientist By Fred Weir | Christian Science Monitor

A composite image, to scale, of the asteroids which have been imaged at high resolution.

In a video posted online Sunday, astrophysicist Vladimir Lipunov says the newly discovered asteroid could collide with Earth during its . . . → Read More: Mountain-sized Asteroid Heading Our Way: Russian Scientist
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Google Wants to Replace Passwords with Fingerprints and Eyeballs

Google Glass - Replace Passwords with Fingerprints and Eyeballs?
Google Wants to Replace Passwords with Fingerprints and Eyeballs By Mike Murphy | Quartz Google Glass is due to receive an update in 2015, and if a Google patent submitted last month is any indication, it could include a new feature to let wearers use their fingerprints, or scans of . . . → Read More: Google Wants to Replace Passwords with Fingerprints and Eyeballs
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The More Sinister Directions Of Carbon Nanotubes (as weapons of war)

Dr. Richard Alan Miller Weapons of War
The More Sinister Directions Of Carbon Nanotubes (as weapons of war) By Dr. Richard Alan Miller, © 2014 With the possibilities of fullerenes being able to act as a super anti-oxidant (radiation sickness), and a space elevator, it also opens other door to the possibility of weapon of war. Here . . . → Read More: The More Sinister Directions Of Carbon Nanotubes (as weapons of war)
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NASA’s Orion Test Launch – Live Stream

NASA’s Orion Test Launch

NASA’s Orion Test Launch - Live Stream

By Rebecca Jacobson | PBS

Watch the live stream below

Update: Due to wind, technical issues and a civilian boat impeding on the launch site, NASA has delayed the launch to later in today’s window. Orion can launch safely anytime before 9:44 a.m. . . . → Read More: NASA’s Orion Test Launch – Live Stream