Monthly Archives: May 2013

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American drone base in India? Pentagon plans use of Port Blair as possible site in case of offensive against China

  Port Blair might not be anything more than a vacation spot for most Indians, but a new Pentagon-commissioned report seeks to turn it into something radically different: a base…

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Leonardo da Vinci was right all along, new medical scans show

He has long been praised as one of the finest artists of the Renaissance, working far ahead of his time and producing some of the world’s most recognisable works. But…

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Finally! Independent Testing Of Rossi’s E-Cat Cold Fusion Device: Maybe The World Will Change After All

Back in October 2011 I first wroteabout Italian engineer, Andrea Rossi, and his E-Cat project, a device that produces heat through a process called a Low Energy Nuclear Reaction (LENR). Very…

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Aussie scientists print flexible solar panels

Australian scientists have found a way to print large but extremely lightweight and flexible solar panels like money. World-leading scientists at the CSIRO said the A3-sized panels, which are created…

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Google Buys a Quantum Computer

Google and NASA are forming a laboratory to study artificial intelligence by means of computers that use the unusual properties of quantum physics. Their quantum computer, which performs complex calculations…

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Scientists Create First Cloned Human Embryo

  Scientists have made an embryonic clone of a person, using DNA from that person’s skin cells. In the future, such a clone could be a source of stem cells,…

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Soon, Solar Panels as Cheap as Paint: Plasmonic-Enhanced Organic Photovoltaic Materials

One of the more promising efforts, which Gan is working on, involves the use of plasmonic-enhanced organic photovoltaic materials. The cost to manufacture, install and maintain solar panels is so…

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China Is Transforming Tibet’s Holiest Area Into A Tourist District

  China is transforming the ancient part of Tibet’s capital into a tourist district according to a visiting native of the area, Amy Li of the South China Morning Post reports….

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Quantum Network Secretly Running for 2 Years

  A national laboratory has been running a quantum network that could make perfectly secure Internet communications a reality. Though the new technology, described May 1 in the preprint journal…

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Report: Russia to Sell Syria Advanced Missiles, Keep Assad Going

Israel has warned the United States that Russia plans to sell advanced weapons to Syria, a report in the Wall Street Journal Thursday said. The deal is set to take place in…

There’s Potentially 100,000 People Now Printing Out Their Own Handguns

Downloaders have successfully acquired at least 100,000 schematics for Defense Distributed’s printable 3D handgun over the course of two days. By comparison, the first episode of Game of Thrones clocked in…

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New Paper Technology Could Put Undetectable ID Chips In Cash

Scientists have developed paper containing ultra-thin, undetectable Radio Frequency Identification Chips (RFID), and in doing so may have taken a huge step towards ending “dark money” cash transfers. “The technique…

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$70 Drone Shield wants to protect you from flying spies

There are quite a lot of people who are seriously concerned about maintaining their privacy in an age where aerial drones – like the Parrot AR – are increasingly easy to build…

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Senior scientists attack Chinese researchers for creating new strains of influenza virus in veterinary laboratory

Scientists create hybrid flu that can go airborne H5N1 virus with genes from H1N1 can spread through the air between mammals. As the world is transfixed by a new H7N9…

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Mystery Of Hundreds Of Yellow Orbs Found In Mexico’s Temple Of The Feathered Serpent

Hundreds of mysterious yellow orbs have been found beneath Mexico’s Temple of the Feathered Serpent. The once-metallic spheres were discovered by a robot named Tláloc II-TC, which was deployed by archaeologists exploring a tunnel…