Sunday, August 20, 2017

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Myspace accounts vulnerable to hacking – and how to delete your account

You may want to reconsider if you've been keeping an old Myspace account just so you can smirk and say you still have one....
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Google’s ‘right to be forgotten’ dispute heading back to EU’s top court

Europe’s ‘right to be forgotten’ policy is heading back to the EU’s top court in a landmark dispute over whether search result delistings should...
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Researchers print a 3d soft artificial heart, heartbeat included

This is one artificial heart that actually looks and functions like the real thing. Doctoral students at ETH Zürich just created a completely soft...
Massive rift in Larsen C of Antartica

Massive iceberg has split off from Antarctica

For years, a deep-running chasm rippled across the snow-white horizon of Antarctica’s Larsen C ice shelf and signaled an impending and massive break-off of...
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What we’ve learned in Juno’s year orbiting Jupiter

July 4th marked the one year anniversary of Juno’s orbit around the planet Jupiter. With about 71 million miles (114.5 million kilometers) logged circling...
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Scientists use CRISPR modified viruses to combat bacterial disease

Antibiotic-resistant infections are on the rise worldwide. But intriguing new research is using modified viruses to combat bacterial disease. Scientists have created viruses engineered...
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Travis Kalanick leaves the driver’s seat at Uber

It’s only been a week into Uber CEO Travis Kalanick’s sudden leave of absence from the ride-hailing startup but he’s already telling us he...
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US drops to 4th on the Top500 list of world’s fastest supercomputer

Coinciding with the kickoff of the ISC High Performance conference in Frankfurt Germany, the Top500 has released the rankings of the worlds most powerful supercomputers....
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Homo Sapien fossils in Morocco could rewrite human evolutionary history

What looks to be the oldest fossilized remains of Homo Sapiens have been unearthed out of Morocco. As it turns out, this discovery is...
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Google using StreetView cars to map air pollution

More than just mapping our streets, the Google StreetView car can now map a city’s air pollution levels as well. For the last year,...

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