Science & Technology

Highest man-made temperature: 4 trillion degrees

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The Relativistic Heavy Ion Collider (RHIC) at Brookhaven National Laboratory doesn’t have anywhere near the name recognition of the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) at CERN. But for the time being, it can lay claim to its own impressive achievement: it’s just been recognized by Guinness World Records for achieving the “Highest Manmade Temperature.” Go, RHIC! …

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Up to 20,000 genetically engineered mosquitoes released in Australian towns

Do you remember how some scientists, researchers, and individuals like Bill Gates were trying to release genetically modified mosquitoes into the environment? Well, that endeavor isn’t quite over. Two towns in Northern Australia have recently been gifted with 10-20 thousand genetically engineered mosquitoes – almost completely replacing mosquitoes naturally occurring …

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Antarctic ice shelves not melting at all, new field data shows

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Twenty-year-old models which have suggested serious ice loss in the eastern Antarctic have been compared with reality for the first time – and found to be wrong, so much so that it now appears that no ice is being lost at all. “Previous ocean models … have predicted temperatures and …

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Google vows full service to Israeli Mossad

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Chief executives of the search engine, Google, vowed in a recent meeting with Israeli prime minister to render full service to the Mossad spy agency. “Investment in Israel was among the best decisions ever made by Google,” Google chief executive Eric Schmidt said during the meeting with Netanyahu. During the …

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Seven equations that rule the world

[youtube height=”400″ width=”550″]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W54RIYR-eaY[/youtube] The alarm rings. You glance at the clock. The time is 6.30 am. You haven’t even got out of bed, and already at least six mathematical equations have influenced your life. The memory chip that stores the time in your clock couldn’t have been devised without a …

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GM grass linked to Texas cattle deaths

A mysterious mass death of a herd of cattle has prompted a federal investigation in Central Texas. Preliminary test results are blaming the deaths on the grass the cows were eating when they got sick, reports CBS Station KEYE. The cows dropped dead several weeks ago on an 80-acre ranch owned …

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Facebook buys facial recognition startup Face.com

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Facebook has purchased facial recognition startup Face.com, the companies announced Monday morning. “People who use Facebook enjoy sharing photos and memories with their friends, and Face.com’s technology has helped to provide the best photo experience,” a Facebook spokesperson told VentureBeat. “This transaction simply brings a world-class team and a long-time …

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U.S. and Israel developed Flame computer virus to slow Iranian nuclear efforts, officials say

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The United States and Israel jointly developed a sophisticated computer virus nicknamed Flame that collected intelligence in preparation for cyber-sabotage aimed at slowing Iran’s ability to develop a nuclear weapon, according to Western officials with knowledge of the effort. The massive piece of malware secretly mapped and monitored Iran’s computer networks, sending …

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Apple’s iOS 6 includes ‘Government Alerts’

Apple’s eagerly awaited iOS 6 update for iPhones and iPads will include controversial ‘government alerts’ that some fear are part of the federal government’s takeover of communications networks. “In compliance with the National Alerting Program, the WEA will be coming to Apple devices that will run on the new mobile …

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CIA’s hacktivists may have had access to Flame and Stuxnet

A grand jury in a US District Court in California has indicted Ryan Cleary, suspected member of LulzSec, the CIA backed hacking group, of hacking into websites such as Fox Entertainment, PBS and Sony Pictures Entertainment, as well as into servers run by several hosting firms in the United States. Cleary also …

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