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Romanian Experts Reveal Android Watches Vulnerability

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For this proof-of-concept, a Nexus 4 Android phone equipped with Android L Developer Preview and Samsung Gear Live (pictured) were used – and hackers could read messages sent to the watch. They are touted as the next bit thing in technology smartwatches that can keep you up to date right from your wrist. However, Romanian experts from famous Bitdefender Antivirus have warned they could also be... 

US woefully unprepared for major sun storm

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A study by the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) claims up to 100 million Americans could lose electrical power in the event of a magnetic space storm, which would knock out the electric grid and cause other infrastructure to fail. An internal fact sheet in 2012, from the just-released DHS’ Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), noted that the damage and impact from a future solar storm... 

Scientists identify infrared vision in eye

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Scientists identify infrared vision in human eye. A new study has identified a super power of human eye to see invisible infrared light. Scientists found that under certain conditions the eye’s retina would be able to react differently and consequently sense infra-red light which is beyond what traditionally considered as visible spectrum. The super power of the eye appears when pairs of photons... 

NASA Pluto probe wakes up after 9-year slumber in space

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This artist’s concept obtained December 1, 2014 courtesy of NASA/Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory/Southwest Research Institute (JHUAPL/SwRI), shows the New Horizons spacecraft as it approaches Pluto and its three moons in summer 2015. The New Horizons spacecraft has come out of hibernation mode in anticipation of rendezvous with Pluto and its moons. The spacecraft will be exploring... 

Can we clone a Woolly Mammoth, how about T-rex?

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The news that South Korean scientists are planning to clone a mammoth, using the DNA of a particularly well-preserved specimen in the Siberian permafrost, has reignited the debate over the ethics of cloning. But whether or not it’s right, could it happen? And what other animals could, or couldn’t, we clone? Mammoth It may be possible to clone a mammoth. It would be an enormous technical challenge,... 

German Miracle Machine Turns Water into Gasoline

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There is as yet no method to mimic Jesus Christ and turn water into wine, but German chemical engineers have proved they can perform miracles of alchemy. They are now finalizing the assembly of a rig that changes water into gasoline. The German company says it has developed an engineering installation capable of synthesizing petroleum-based fuels from water and carbon dioxide. The ‘power-to-liquid’... 

China approves home-grown tests for Ebola

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Health inspection and quarantine researchers work in their laboratory at an airport in Qingdao, Shandong Province, China. China has recently approved home-grown Ebola tests that comply with international norms to fight the spread of the deadly disease. In a brief statement on Friday, the China Food and Drug Administration (CFDA) said top health authorities approved three home-grown Ebola test reagents... 

Germans invent revolutionary elevator, going up and sideways

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An elevator every 30 seconds will be a feature of future skyscrapers, promises German tech giant ThyssenKrupp. They have unveiled technology that allows more than one car in a single shaft and the lifts can go sideways as well as up and down. The company says its invention will revolutionize modern architecture, because central blocks of elevator shafts, a necessary element of today’s buildings,... 

New radiation belt protects Earth from Killer Electrons

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Surrounded by radiation belts, Earth is being protected by an invisible shield that stops high-speed “killer electrons,” scientists have found after taking a closer look at the Van Allen belt 7,200 miles above our planet. “Somewhat like the shields created by force fields on Star Trek that were used to repel alien weapons, we are seeing an invisible shield blocking these electrons,” the study’s... 

New graphene discoveries can lead to green energy revolution

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Scientists discover a new property of graphene that could have major new applications. An unexpected property of a form of carbon graphite the material in pencil lead could revolutionize green energy development. Positively charged hydrogen atoms or protons are allowed to pass through graphene although it remains totally impermeable to all other gases, including hydrogen itself, said a report by The... 

DNA discoverer James Watson forced to sell Nobel Prize medal

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The iconic image of Watson and Crick giving a presentation on DNA in 1953 at Cambridge University. The geneticist James Watson, who has been ostracized since public comments about black African IQ in 2007, is to auction off his 1962 prize for discovering the structure of DNA. It is expected to fetch in excess of $3 million. “Because I was an ‘unperson’ I was fired from the boards of companies,... 

Life may be found under frozen surface of Jupiter's moon

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Digitally re-mastered image of Jupiter’s moon Europa. There may exist life under the frozen surface of Jupiter’s moon Europa, says the US space agency. Fresh analysis of Hubble telescope data bolstered suspicions that under Europa’s icy shell there is a tidally-heated ocean of liquid water that could be capable of containing the building blocks of life. “For the first time in the history of... 

Complex jobs may benefit brain function

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Complex jobs may benefit brain function, a new study says. Researchers have identified an association between complexity of main lifetime occupation and cognitive performance in later life. The research indicated that people with complex jobs, including working with other people or data such as lawyers and engineers, could benefit from a better memory and thinking abilities in later life. The results... 

Rare black seadevil Anglerfish caught on video

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A nightmare-inducing sea creature made famous in ‘Finding Nemo’ was caught on video in the depths of the ocean for the first time. Scientists believe global warming is affecting its environment, bringing the rare anglerfish species to shallower waters. As shown in Pixar’s famous fish film, anglers get their name from the built-in fishing rod attached to their foreheads. The black seadevil (scientific... 

New biomarker detects & treats cancer tumors at same time

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Scientists at Singapore’s Nanyang Technological University have created a new biological marker for cancer patients that lights up tumor cells and treats disease with drugs at the same time. The breakthrough biomarker is a nanophosphor particle ten thousand times smaller than a grain of sand, which lights up when it detects tumor cells to allow scientists to take a better look. “This is the first... 
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