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Bitcoin’s future may lie in space
Bitcoin miners hope a new initiative from Dunvegan Space Systems and Deep Space Industries Inc. will make the cryptocurrency more secure and easier to access after the two companies announced they will take the peer-to-peer financial system into space.

23.04.2014 22:17

Cybergeddon? Survey warns of internet disruption on scale of 2008 crisis
The world is on the verge of a cyber shock “similar to the 2008 financial crisis,” a new study says, outlining major triggers for potential disruption and urging governments and organizations to learn from the experience gained during the credit crunch.

23.04.2014 06:04

US Military hopes AI autopilot can replace flight crews
The US Defense Department is developing a method of autopilot that may allow the military to reduce air flight crews to a fraction of their current size. This announcement comes after officials worried that a reduced military would be less effective.

22.04.2014 21:55

‘Editing DNA’ to eliminate genetic conditions now a reality
Scientists have employed a revolutionary genome-editing computer technique that accurately identifies one faulty genetic “letter” among billions and effortlessly repairs a genetic condition in animals, paving way for human trials.

22.04.2014 06:56

China eyes hi-tech military gear to predict commercial pilots’ behavior
After the case with flight MH370, China is considering using military technology to get into pilots’ heads while flying to closely monitor physical and mental states in order to prevent catastrophes caused by human error and improve air safety.

22.04.2014 04:59

Gasoline better for environment than corn biofuels, study says
Contrary to popular ‘green’ beliefs, a study funded by the US federal government argues that corn-based biofuels are actually worse for the environment than gasoline, as they emit more greenhouse gasses and deplete soil carbon.

21.04.2014 10:31

First steps: ISS's 'Robonaut' gets new legs for Easter
Robonaut R2, the first robotic humanoid working on the International Space Station, has finally received its legs. The ‘present’ to R2, delivered by a SpaceX rocket, marks one more milestone in space humanoid robotics.

21.04.2014 07:10

Ancient wrestlers caught match-fixing by scientists
Modern-day professional wrestling has encountered its fair share of criticism for its questionable authenticity...but a newly revealed document shows that ancient athletes weren't so honest about their competitions, either.

19.04.2014 19:01

Pentagon-sponsored study opens door for super lasers, weather control
Pentagon-sponsored researchers have made the reach of an intensive laser beam longer by an order of magnitude. Researchers say their discovery can be used to seed rain and trigger lightnings, but the potential scope of applications is much larger.

19.04.2014 05:23

NASA discovers most Earth-like planet in 'Habitable Zone'
NASA’s Kepler Space Telescope has found an Earth-sized planet within the habitable zone of the star it orbits, the space agency announced Thursday.

17.04.2014 18:51

2,300 tubes containing SARS virus samples missing in France
A major French biomedical research body, the Pasteur Institute, have launched an investigation into the disappearance of some 2,300 test tubes containing samples of the SARS virus. The loss was discovered during an inventory.

15.04.2014 09:43

Methane emissions from fracking vastly underestimated by EPA - study
​The Environmental Protection Agency is under fire for underestimating the amount of methane gas emitted during natural gas operations, including fracking, thanks to a new study published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS).

16.04.2014 23:21

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