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  • Microsoft says to provide cloud, tools for tackling Ebola

    SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Microsoft Corp will provide free cloud-computing and research applications to qualified medical researchers working on the Ebola virus, the software company's chief executive said on Monday. "One of the things tomorrow morning we're going to do is make available Azure…

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  • FBI Targets Animal Cruelty as a Serious Crime

    Sherry Ramsey is the director of animal cruelty prosecutions for The Humane Society of the United States (HSUS). Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) means animal cruelty crimes will soon be included within the Uniform Crime Report (UCR) - National Incident Based Reporting System — an action that…

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  • White House halts funding on risky flu studies

    CHICAGO (Reuters) - The White House has temporarily stopped funding new research involving the flu and other pathogens in which scientists deliberately make them more transmissible or more deadly. The White House Office of Science and Technology Policy announced the government is assessing the…

    Reuters
  • Johnson Controls' CIO Helps 125 Year Old Company Become Leader In The Internet Of Things

    On the face of it, you would not think of Johnson Controls as a leading candidate to be an innovator in the world of the Internet of Things. Johnson Controls is a 125-year-old company based in Milwaukee that produces more than $40 billion in revenue per annum. The origins of [...]

    Forbes
  • Apollo Astronaut's Anniversary Patch Recalls 'Flight of the Phoenix'

    Forty-six years ago this week, NASA's first Apollo astronauts to launch into space were circling the Earth — just as their mission patch depicted. "Our original patch concept was to depict a Saturn 1B [rocket] rising from the ashes of its predecessor, like the mythical bird, Phoenix," Apollo 7…

    SPACE.com
  • Deep Dive: The Life and Times of Ocean Rovers

    The department would confirm that it was preparing to send over the Aluminaut—a submersible vehicle built by Reynold Metal Company and on contract with the Navy—and possibly the Alvin, a deep submergence vehicle that could take a small crew down to the depths of the ocean. Just six years earlier,…

    The Atlantic
  • Robot Laws: How to Regulate Driverless Cars & Robo-Surgeons

    If a self-driving car causes an accident or a surgical robot kills a patient, whose fault is it? These are some of the questions a recent report funded by the European Union sought to answer.

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  • Blue Water Satellite to Develop Spectral Imaging Tools Using Google Maps for Work Cloud Mapping

    TOLEDO, OH / ACCESSWIRE / October 20, 2014 / Blue Water Satellite (BWS) a Toledo, Ohio, company that uses satellite and other spectral imagery and patented image processing to monitor the world's land ...

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  • The Uncertainty Of Economics: Exploring The Dismal Science

    Learning about the study of economics can help you understand why you face contradictions in the market.

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  • The season you're born in affects your moodiness, study says

    Hungarian research suggests that those born in the summer are moodier adults than those born in the winter.

    CNET
  • Nigeria declared Ebola-free, holds lessons for others

    By Camillus Eboh and Angela Ukomadu ABUJA/LAGOS (Reuters) - Nigeria was declared free of the deadly Ebola virus on Monday after a determined doctor and thousands of officials and volunteers helped end an outbreak still ravaging other parts of West Africa and threatening the United States and Spain.…

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    Nikon Small World 2014 (49 photos)

    Now celebrating its 40th year, Nikon Small World is widely regarded as the leading forum to recognize proficiency and photographic excellence of photography taken under the microscope. To select the winners, competition judges analyzed entries from all over the world covering subjects ranging from…

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  • Earth's Magnetic Field Could Flip in Our Lifetime

    A pilot looking down at her plane controls and realizing magnetic north is hovering somewhere over Antarctica may sound like a scene from a science-fiction movie, but new research suggests the idea isn't so far-fetched in the relatively near future. A magnetic field shift is old news. The poles…

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  • You Know How The Universe Got Here. This Is Where It's Headed

    Where did the universe come from, and how is it evolving? Those questions made little sense a century or so ago, before the existence of the Big Bang theory. "When Einstein was developing his general theory of relativity in 1915, the scientific picture of the universe was that it was static and…

    Huffington Post
  • NASA orbiters hide behind Mars to avoid comet debris

    A rare close flyby of a comet near Mars put NASA's orbiters in a potentially dangerous situation, but also allowed them to study the moving space object.

    CNET
  • 'Oldest Parisian': Neanderthal Fossil Suggests Hunting Injury

    Three arm bones from a prehistoric individual, likely a Neanderthal, were uncovered in the Seine Valley of northern France, suggesting that Neanderthals had a temporary camp along the river 200,000 years ago. The long left arm bones, dated at 200,000 years old, are the oldest human ancestor remains…

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  • 5 Questions That Will Not Get You Hired

    The wrong questions can tank even the best interview. Here are five questions you should never ask in a job interview.

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  • Physicists create reversible laser tractor beam

    Physicists have built a tractor beam out of lasers that can both repel and attract objects across distances 100 times farther than previously possible.

    CNET