Science & Technology

Doctors grow new ear on cancer victim’s arm

Ear growing in arm

When Sherrie Walter lost her ear to cancer two years ago, she told herself she’d never be one of those survivors attaching a prosthetic ear every day. “The concept of having to tape something to my skin every day didn’t feel like that was who I was,” the 42-year-old mother …

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Data that lasts forever is now possible

Quartz data plate

A woman holds up Japanese electronics giant Hitachi’s new quartz glass plate technology, which can be used to store data indefinitely, in Tokyo on September 24. The company on Monday unveiled a method of storing digital information on slivers of quartz glass that can endure extreme temperatures and hostile conditions …

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Russian scientists to broadcast GMO experiment

After a French study suggested that rats fed on Monsanto GMO corn suffered tumors, Russian researches plan their own, this time public, experiment. The unique reality show with rats is expected to prove or deny GMO’s health-threatening influence. The Russian scientists, who oppose genetically modified organisms (GMO) in food, expect …

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Army wants tiny suicidal drone to kill from 6 miles away

Suicide army drone

Killer drones just keep getting smaller. The Army wants to know how prepared its defense-industry partners are to build what it calls a “Lethal Miniature Aerial Munition System.” It’s for when the Army needs someone dead from up to six miles away in 30 minutes or less. How small will …

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RFID chips soon to be in your socks

RFID chip in sock

Pushing war and world hunger to the back of the line, the next important issue that technology is tackling is mismatched and missing socks. A company called Blacksocks has developed what it’s claiming are the world’s first smart socks that make them virtually impossible to mismatch and incredibly easy to …

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Proof smart meters are being used to spy on us

Smart meter

If you have ever wondered if your smart meter is being used to spy on you, well now there is proof that governments and private organisations are using data collected from smart meters to spy on you. Information about power usage, which can be used to identify when a home is …

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Another privacy breach: Facebook messages appearing publicly

facebook eye

Editor’s note: what do you expect from Facebook, a company that was funded originally by the CIA front company In-Q-Tel. Facebook has been flooded with complaints from users who say some of their old private messages have been re-published publicly on the social network. However, Facebook denied that there had …

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