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Inside the Digital Heist that Shook the World, Organ Incubators and Google I/O

May 21, 2017

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Catching up with the Cool on Techcrunch and Quartz. Amazingly the ransomware attack that crippled IT operations in organisations around the world – most notoriously in the British NHS where operations and diagnostic appointments were cancelled and rescheduled – raised less than $100,000. That is not to play down the impact of this widespread attack, but […]

Proof Through Images – Shots of Science Up Close

April 12, 2017

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Science is revealed up close with this selection of images gathered by Canadian researchers for the 2016 competition ‘Proof Through Images’ The National Centre for Scientific Research, or CNRS, is a collection of 10 institutes run by the French Ministry of Education and Research. Together with Decouvrir magazine, the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council […]

US Naval Research Lab Tests CICADA Swarming Palm-Sized Drones

April 10, 2017

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Imagine a fleet of drones, each the size of your palm blooming from a package dropped from an airplane. That’s what’s possible with the U.S. Naval Research Laboratory’s CICADA - a tiny drone undergoing swarm testing.

Ultimate Travel Buzz: Working with Wild Animals and Conservation Projects

January 15, 2017

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Safaris are often top of people’s wishlist of travel experiences. Seeing wild animals in their native habitat is close to the ultimate buzz. So why not try your hand at conservation and help secure a future for wild species. When water is scarce, water tanks at the camps attract wildlife. Some species clearly have a […]

Forget wearables. In the future, your clothes will connect to the internet — Quartz

November 20, 2016

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Imagine you’ve just purchased a new jacket from your favorite brand. You put it on for the first time, and scan a tag embedded in the sleeve with your phone. A menu of options pops up. You can find information about the jacket’s design, how the brand selected only sustainable materials, and details on the… via […]

Power of Swimming VR Simulation is a Saviour for Children Scared of Water

November 13, 2016

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Swedish alliance creates virtual reality experience to tackle fear of water and improve swimming skills. Several years ago I discovered a VR project aiming to help amputees cope with the pain and psychological problems caused by losing an arm. Medical researchers found that by just having the appearance of the missing limb in place, using […]

Your Personal Data Can Be Bought For Tiny Fractions of a Penny So Why Do We Value It So Highly?

October 30, 2016

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The disparity between the value that people place on their personal information and how much it can be bought for online is shocking. In a survey from credit comparison site TotallyMoney.com the company reveals how little your privacy is worth. TotallyMoney spoke to UK consumers to find out how much they would be prepared to […]

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