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Long-term spaceflights challenged as harm to astronauts’ health revealed
NASA is looking into whether astronauts can survive long-term spaceflight, with the latest study identifying possible health risks including asymptomatic infections, increased allergies and persistent rashes.

21.08.2014 03:25

Soviet-era 'Tesla Tower' restarted with spectacular lightning bolts (VIDEO)
A massive Soviet-built generator – once used for testing the resistance of aircraft to lightning, but now largely mothballed due to prohibitive costs – has staged a striking demonstration test at the behest of RT.

20.08.2014 19:55

Growing pains: Majority of UK teens think porn makes life harder to handle
The majority of British teens believe internet porn is ‘addictive’ and has a ‘damaging effect’ on society, pressuring them to behave and acts in ways not experienced by previous generations, a new report has revealed.

20.08.2014 12:57

DARPA developing faster, more agile armored vehicles
The United States military’s research arm is developing plans for tactical ground vehicles that come with less armor and more agility in order to counter advances in weapon technology.

19.08.2014 17:57

Lost app-etite? One-third of smartphone users don’t download new applications
Approximately 31 percent of smartphone users in the UK do not download any apps in a typical month, according to a report. The figures have called into question the future of the app industry.

19.08.2014 11:34

Teens launch phone app to keep tabs on police brutality
Police brutality may seem like a subject best handled by lawmakers and political advocates, but three teenagers from Georgia are hoping to shed light on the problem and promote good behavior with a new app they’ve developed.

19.08.2014 03:28

Reddit, Imgur and Twitch launch ‘DERP’ data research study
Prominent social networks including Imgur, Reddit, and Twitch are joining forces to create a research partnership that will look into the “social dynamics” of the internet.

18.08.2014 17:32

First Russian medical exoskeleton goes on trial (PHOTOS, VIDEO)
A Russian start-up has begun to recruit volunteers with musculoskeletal disabilities to test the first Russian-designed exoskeleton, which costs a fraction of its Western equivalents and could transform the lives of thousands.

18.08.2014 01:38

Masters of the Internet: GCHQ scanned entire countries for vulnerabilities
GCHQ is scanning servers in multiple foreign countries for vulnerable ports, according to German newspaper Heise. Using a tool called Hacienda, the intelligence agency seeks to ‘master the internet’ for sources of espionage.

18.08.2014 14:07

New Facebook ‘satire’ tag to help users understand Onion-style articles aren’t real
Facebook is to introduce a new “satire” tag to mark articles written by parody news sites, such as The Onion, to help unaware users understand that they are not a reflection of reality.

18.08.2014 12:45

'Don’t trust Wikipedia!' - Free Encyclopedia grilled on editorial flaws (VIDEO)
As global conflicts lurch into the second half of 2014, the nature of their online documentation is of great importance, and the Wikimedia Foundation bears great responsibility. Satirist Nimrod Kamer put their staffers to the test in a report for RT.

17.08.2014 12:42

New app reveals how your smartphone can spy on you without permission (VIDEO)
Your Android phone can be turned into a microphone without your permission or knowledge. All that’s needed are the gyros in your phone that measure orientation. Stanford researchers have shown how to rewire them to pick up sound waves.

17.08.2014 09:52

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