Science & Technology

Old ‘The Pirate Bay’ site seized by FBI, tracks IP address

The Pirate Bay

Anonymous says, “The Pirate Bay has a new domain! Old domain compromised.” Yes, the pirate bay is back after two months, as promised, they have come back on the 1st of February, 2015 under a new domain ‘.ac’. Last year, in December, The Pirate Bay’s servers were raided by Swedish police …

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Elon Musk plans to bring the internet into space

SpaceX CRS-5 Dragon

The SpaceX CEO wants to build a satellite network high above Earth that would speed up the Internet and bring access to underserved communities. And he’ll use the profits to help colonize Mars. Elon Musk, the man who’s determined to move our civilization to Mars, will also tackle creating an …

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Google Translate now rewrites images and converts voice

Google translate image

Travelling in a foreign country has often been a challenge – now technology comes to the rescue. Google has updated its Translate app to do voice and sign translations – just point your smartphone at signs, menus or whatever you want to understand. The California based internet giant introduced the …

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Snapchat and WhatsApp to be banned under proposed surveillance laws

David Cameron Whatsapp

PM David Cameron may block encrypted messaging platforms Snapchat and WhatsApp if the Conservatives win May’s general election, as part of the party’s agenda to bolster surveillance powers following last week’s terror attacks in Paris. During a meeting with Britain’s security chiefs, the Prime Minister pledged to halt the use of communications …

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Hubble snaps image of Andromeda galaxy at 1.5 billion pixels

Hubble image Andromeda galaxy

NASA and the European Space Agency (ESA) have released the sharpest and biggest image ever taken of the Andromeda galaxy. The image taken by the Hubble Space Telescope has an amazing 1.5 billion pixels that would require 600 HD television screens to display in full. This panorama is the product of the Panchromatic …

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US government has a system for stalling patents

US Patent and Trademark Office

Entrepreneurs and established companies alike depend on the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office to legally protect their inventions. But the Patent Office has been using a secret system to withhold the approval of some applications. Newly released documents reveal that the office, tasked with evaluating and protecting the rights to …

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Why NASA looks to Europa to find the building blocks of life

NASA Europa moon Jupiter

NASA wants to send an expedition to Jupiter’s moon, Europa, to find the ocean it believes lies under the ice — and the building blocks for life it thinks it will find there. When it comes to life, biologists have long hypothesised that its origins — on Earth, at least …

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‘Off switch’ for pain discovered in the brain

Scans of brain

A breakthrough means to ease pain for millions of patients has been discovered by US researchers – and it’s right inside our body. Scientists at St. Louis University, Missouri, blocked a pain pathway in rodents using a receptor called A3, which is located in rats’ brains and spinal cords, and …

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New AI software can read images to human level accuracy

Image recognition software

Scientists with Stanford University and Google have developed two new artificially intelligent software programs capable of describing images with near human-level accuracy. Stanford’s research paper, entitled “Deep Visual-Semantic Alignments for Generating Image Descriptions,” explains how specific details found in photographs and videos can be translated into written text. “We present …

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37 million bees die due to pesticides used on GMO crop

Bees

The makers of neonicotinoids, the bee-killing insecticide that was banned all over Europe, won’t be able to refute this latest phenomenon. Millions of bees were found dead after GMO corn was planted in Ontario, Canada. This isn’t new news, but it should be known news. The keeper of these bees, Dave …

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