Science & Technology

Anonymous hacks ‘Aryan Front’ Neo-Nazi website

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Users of the Aryan-Front.com “white community” Web forum were greeted with an eye-opening memo from hacktivists when they tried to log-on to the message board Friday morning: you should have expected us. Members of the loose-knit hacktivism collective Anonymous defaced the popular white power website Aryan-Front.com this week and say …

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Digital data can now be stored in DNA

Forget saving files to flash drives and cloud servers. Now, digital information can be stored in the DNA of living organisms, thanks to a breakthrough discovery by researchers at Stanford University in California. A trio of scientists successfully demonstrated the ability to flip the direction of DNA molecules in sample E.coli bacteria in two …

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World’s most complex computer virus discovered: ‘Flame’

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A powerful data-snatching virus targeting computers in Iran, Israel and other Middle Eastern countries has been discovered by Russian experts. The worm has been used for years for what seems to be state-sponsored cyber espionage. Russian cyber-security company Kaspersky Lab says the malware, codenamed Flame, is the largest and one …

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Join the Internet Defense League

Internet Defense League

http://internetdefenseleague.org/ Inspired by fruitful virtual protests against the SOPA and PIPA online piracy bills, Internet activists have united their forces and formed an organization to protect the web from “bad laws and monopolies.” The idea of an Internet Defense League was first suggested by Tiffiniy Cheng, the head of the …

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Gary Connery: stuntman completes 2400ft skydive without a parachute

The 42-year-old daredevil plunged from a helicopter in a death-defying feat before landing in an area containing 18,600 cardboard boxes. [youtube height=”400″ width=”550″]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=un1C9TkP7JU[/youtube] The father-of-two, a veteran of 880 sky dives, 450 base jumps and dozens of film and television roles, jumped this afternoon above Ridge Wood, Bucks to become …

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Going nuclear-free: Germany smashes solar power world record

Germany’s solar power plants produced a record 22 gigawatts of energy on Friday, equivalent to the output of 20 nuclear plants. The country is already a world-leader in solar power and hopes to be free of nuclear energy by 2022. The director of the Institute of the Renewable Energy Industry …

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World’s smallest artificial heart saves a baby

The smallest artificial heart in the world, weighing only 11 grams, was enough to save life of an infant boy suffering a deadly disease. Italian doctors who completed the surgery say it kept the baby alive till a donor was found. This is the first time that such a small …

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Anonymous leaks 1.7 GB of justice department data

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The Anonymous hacker group posted 1.7 gigabytes of data on The Pirate Bay. The group says it obtained by hacking into the Justice Department Statistics website. The department also acknowledged that its web server had been breached. A message accompanying the torrent uploaded by user AnonymousLeaks on The Pirate Bay …

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Want to control your dreams? Introducing ‘Remee’

Remee lucid dreaming mask

It sounds like science fiction: Imagine being able to control your thoughts and actions while you’re dreaming. The process is called lucid dreaming and entrepreneurs Duncan Frazier and Steve McGuigan hope to take it mainstream with their creation called the Remee, an REM (rapid eye movement) enhancing mask. Quite possibly the …

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Security services to block cell phone towers ahead of NATO summit

NATO protest

Reports suggest local law enforcement agencies are considering shutting down cell phone services in the city over the weekend and while it will most likely be very effective, many are questioning if the move is legitimate. The Daily Beast reports that the FBI and Secret Service have standing authority to …

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