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  • Hacking experts build device to protect cars from cyber attacks

    By Jim Finkle BOSTON (Reuters) - Two security experts who a year ago exposed methods for hacking the Toyota Prius and Ford Escape say they have developed technology that would keep automobiles safe from cyber attacks. At last summer's Def Con hacking conference in Las Vegas, the two researchers,…

    Reuters
  • At 101, weather observer gets a place in the sun

    BRIDGEHAMPTON, N.Y. (AP) — It takes only a couple of minutes, twice a day, but 101-year-old Richard Hendrickson is fiercely proud that he has done the same thing for his country and community nearly every day since Herbert Hoover was in the White House in 1930.

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  • Dental Implants: What You Should Know

    Thinking of getting dental implants? There are critical things you should know before going under the knife for the perfect smile.

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  • New launch date set for ISS delivery vessel

    A robot ship will be launched from Kourou, French Guiana, after a five-day delay on July 29 to deliver provisions to the International Space Station, space transport firm Arianespace said Tuesday. The Automated Transfer Vehicle (ATV) dubbed "Georges Lemaitre" is the last of five supply ships Europe…

    AFP
  • Northrop Grumman Celebrates Man on the Moon Anew With a New High

    I was a Grummanite 45 years ago, as the Lunar Module landed on the moon, and today Northrop Grumman celebrates this anniversary with a new high ahead of earnings Wednesday.

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  • Can Offshore Wind Farms Help Seals Rather Than Harm Them?

    Now scientists in the U.K. have discovered that wind farms may help seals by attracting a smorgasbord of sea life for them to eat. The researchers followed the travels of GPS-tagged harbor and gray seals at the 88-turbine Sheringham Shoal Offshore Wind Farm in the U.K., and at the 12-turbine Alpha…

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  • To Capture the Milky Way, Capture the Landscape

    Mike Taylor is an accomplished landscape astrophotographer and an instructor for night photography and post-processing. As a night photography instructor, I'm always encouraging students to integrate inspiring landscape elements in their photographs to create stunning night-sky compositions. During…

    SPACE.com
  • Homer Hickam: The Science Behind 'Crater Trueblood' (Op-Ed)

    Homer Hickam is The New York Times No. 1 best-selling author of "Rocket Boys" — also known as "October Sky" (Dell Publishing, 2000) following the book's adaptation to film — and the "Helium-3" novels "Crater" (Thomas Nelson, 2012), "Crescent" (Thomas Nelson, 2013) "Crater Trueblood and The Lunar…

    SPACE.com
  • New Widgets Let You Snap, Crackle … and Think

    Now, let's think about our physical world versus the digital one in which many of us spend most of our creative time. At its most basic, how we use a margin space is an extension of our thinking into the physical world.

    LiveScience.com
  • Millions "Rattled" by New Site Releasing Records!

    Your past is now easily searchable online! A new site has made browsing the public records of anyone as easy as entering a name and choosing a state!

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    Ancient mummies digitally unwrapped to reveal new secrets

    State-of-the-art CT scanning is giving researchers at the British Museum the opportunity to digitally unwrap ancient Egyptian mummies. The non-invasive technique preserves the delicate remains, but has given new insights into mummification and revealed the faces of ancient Egyptians for the first…

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  • Only Zoo Keepers Get to Feed the Penguins (Op-Ed)

    Nora Beirne, a senior keeper at the Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS), contributed this article to Live Science's Expert Voices: Op-Ed & Insights.  When I went to The College of New Jersey, I was an English major, but I took several pre-med classes. Then, in my senior year, Pat Thomas — associate…

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  • Integrating Into the 'Internet of Things' (Op-Ed)

    Kevin Curran is a reader in Computer Science at the University of Ulster and an IEEE Senior Member. The Internet of Things  (IoT) will allow consumers to interact with nearly every appliance and device they own. We are seeing elements of the IoT in the marketplace already, with home automation…

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  • MH17 Plane Crash Site Seen from Space (Photo)

    Satellites have captured images of the scattered debris and charred wreckage from last week's crash of Malaysian Airlines Flight MH17 in eastern Ukraine that killed all 298 people on board. DigitalGlobe, a Colorado-based company, programmed three of the five Earth-watching satellites in its…

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  • Bats Use Polarized Light As a Nighttime Compass

    "Every night through the spring, summer and autumn, bats leave their roosts in caves, trees and buildings to search for insect prey," Stefan Greif, a biologist at Queen's University Belfast in Northern Ireland and co-author of the study, said in a statement. Polarization patterns are most easily…

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  • Can Apple Health Change Behavior? (Op-Ed)

    As an early adopter of medical technology, I wanted to cheer when I heard Apple had announced its new Health app, which is designed to collect and organize health-related information from other apps on an iPhone. It's "an easy-to-read dashboard" of health and fitness data, such as heart rate, blood…

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  • Millions 'rattled' by new website

    New site posts over 37 billion public records online. Anyone can access this information and see what some may be hiding. You may not like findings!

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  • How A Giant Act Of Philanthropy May Kickstart Psychiatry

          If scientists ever decipher the complex biology behind diseases like schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, and depression, a lot of the credit may go to a few deep-pocketed philanthropists and the money they’ve poured into the tiny stretch along the Charles River in Cambridge between Harvard and…

    Forbes
  • Taller, Fatter, Older: How Humans Have Changed in 100 Years

    Humans are getting taller; Most of the transformations that occur within such a short time period "are simply the developmental responses of organisms to changed conditions," such as differences in nutrition, food distribution, health care and hygiene practices, said Stephen Stearns, a professor of…

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  • Heart Attacks Strike Young Women Harder Than Men

    Women make up one-quarter of heart attack patients among people who are relatively young, but fare worse afterward than their male counterparts — women have longer hospital stays on average, and they are more likely than men to die in the hospital after a heart attack, according to a new study. The…

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    How It Happens | Carbon Capture

    To fight against global warming, the world needs to sharply reduce emissions of carbon dioxide gas. A technology called carbon capture and storage can keep the gas out of the environment.

    New York Times
  • Why Power in the Workplace Makes People Feel They Control Time

    When it comes to time, people in power believe they have more of it at their disposal than others.

    The Wall Street Journal
  • Middle East virus found in air of camel barn

    Researchers in Saudi Arabia said Tuesday they have found genetic traces of the dangerous Middle East respiratory virus, MERS-CoV, in the air of a barn that housed a sick camel. The study in mBio, the journal of the American Society for Microbiology, calls for further research to determine if the…

    AFP
  • Brand New Sleep-Aid Takes Walmart by Storm

    Discover a safe, natural sleep-aid that is helping people of all ages get the best sleep of their life.

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