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Medicare spending on hepatitis C drugs soared 15-fold in 2014
The US government’s Medicare insurance program spent $4.5 billion in 2014 on hepatitis C drugs ‒ more than 15 times what it spent in 2013. The drastic increase is thanks to three recently approved drugs that hit the market last year, a new report shows.

30.03.2015 15:59

​Cyber air warfare: Mass hack sees British Airways freeze thousands of accounts
British Airways (BA) has locked down thousands of frequent flyer accounts after a mass cyber-attack from an unknown source.

30.03.2015 08:24

​First European baby born using revolutionary genetic disease-screening technique
A “healthy” baby has been born in the UK, from an embryo screened for genetic diseases, using karyomapping, a breakthrough testing method that allows doctors to identify about 60 debilitating hereditary disorders.

29.03.2015 16:10

Not just tanks: Video with Armata-platform heavy APC emerges
A first video of Russia’s brand-new T-15 heavy infantry combat vehicle based on the platform of the Armata main battle tank has emerged on the web.

28.03.2015 08:24

Russia & US agree to build new space station after ISS, work on joint Mars project
In a landmark decision, Russian space agency Roscosmos and its US counterpart NASA have agreed to build a new space station after the current International Space Station (ISS) expires. The operation of the ISS was prolonged until 2024.

28.03.2015 02:51

All about that bass: Sound-based fire extinguisher puts out flames (VIDEO)
Two engineering students from George Mason University are using the unique power of sound to put out flames – and they’re hoping the technology will become powerful enough to help extinguish forest fires.

28.03.2015 01:32

Cutting-edge tech to scan Fukushima for nuclear fuel flops in front of reporters
A presentation of state-of-the-art technology aimed to show the location of nuclear fuel molten debris at the crippled Fukushima plant in Japan ended in a flop, raising concerns about the $5 million project.

27.03.2015 16:57

​New Apple patent could let you track friends in real time
A new patent filed by Apple is looking to greatly expand the location sharing capabilities of the company's devices by allowing users to track the movements of others in real-time.

25.03.2015 23:51

Chinese company creates 3D-printed car for just $1,770 (VIDEO)
Chinese 3D tech company Sanya Sihai has created a bright orange electric-powered sedan which cost just $1,770 to manufacture.

25.03.2015 20:25

New texting app allows users to ‘un-send’ messages, guarantees privacy
A new server-less mobile app has been developed as an answer to “text regret.” It enables users to delete unwanted messages while maintaining privacy with advanced encryption algorithms.

25.03.2015 20:22

Sharing secrets: Britain & Israel launch £1.2mn cybersecurity project
A group of British and Israeli academics are set to participate in a £1.2 million cyber security research venture as part of the government’s “long-term economic plan,” the Cabinet Office announced on Tuesday.

25.03.2015 17:04

World’s top tech companies ask Congress to tighten NSA spying laws
Global technology giants like Google and Microsoft have teamed up with civil liberties groups to get Congress to change the country’s spying laws. Tech companies say they’re potentially losing billions in sales following Edward Snowden’s NSA revelations.

25.03.2015 14:59