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Online 'fingerprinting' stalking web users, nearly impossible to block
At least five percent of the internet’s top 100,000 websites are using a new kind of online tracking system – one which essentially takes a “fingerprint” of your computer via its web browser.

22.07.2014 03:31

UK Supermarket first in world to be powered entirely by garbage
A Sainsburys supermarket has become the first to be powered directly from its food waste, instead of electricity from the National Grid.

21.07.2014 17:03

Future cell phones to recharge from air after rain?
MIT scientists have discovered a way to get an electric current out of water droplets. Enough power to charge mobile phones can be drawn from water condensing and jumping from a super-hydrophobic surface.

20.07.2014 08:51

Electric Aliens? Bacteria discovered that exist on pure energy
Microbiologists based in California have discovered bacteria that survive by eating pure electrons rather than food, bringing an entirely new method of existence to awareness and raising questions about possibilities for alien life.

19.07.2014 14:11

‘Friend or Foe’ cutting edge brain scan could identify threats to the US
With the US concerned about protecting troops deployed to the Middle East, potentially within foreign armies, one neuroscience company is developing advanced brain-scanning technology that could detect just how trustworthy an individual is.

18.07.2014 22:48

‘Right to privacy breached’: Rights group vows to take UK govt to court over DRIP law
Emergency legislation on data retention and investigatory powers rushed through the UK parliament breach the right to privacy enshrined in human rights law, claim activists pursuing court action against the British government.

18.07.2014 15:00

Censorship war: Website unmasks links Google is blocking from search results
A subversive website has been launched to keep track of news and other webpages Google has “censored” from the search engine’s index, following the European Court of Justice’s controversial Right to be Forgotten ruling.

16.07.2014 15:46

​FBI warns driverless cars could become new 'lethal weapon' for terrorists
Self-driving cars are being assessed as a “game changing” vehicle and a potential “lethal weapon” according to an internal FBI report, and could be exploited by criminals or terrorists seeking to program explosive-stuffed cars to be self-driving bombs.

16.07.2014 18:20

NASA wants proposals to look for alien life on one of Jupiter's moons
NASA has set its sights on Europa, one of Jupiter’s moons, to explore the icy orb for potential life within our galaxy. Now the space agency is seeking proposals for scientific experiments to take place during the mission.

16.07.2014 18:34

NASA: We will find aliens within 20 years
A series of new telescopes – a magnitude more powerful than the ones already in use – will allow humanity to detect alien life within decades, according to top NASA scientists.

16.07.2014 16:38

​UAE wants space agency & probe to Mars by 2021
The United Arab Emirates announced plans to get ahead of other Arab nations and enter cosmic exploration with a space agency of its own. By 2021, the first unmanned UAE spaceship is supposed to blast off from the Arabian Peninsula on a mission to Mars.

16.07.2014 11:15

Google strikes deal to put smart lens into diabetics’ eye
The internet giant has reached a deal with Novartis to develop “smart” contact lenses to help diabetics track their blood sugar levels and another lens that will correct vision.

15.07.2014 19:02

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