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Apple announces share buyback as earnings rise

Posted in Business on 24th Apr, 2014 01:27 AM
by AlexMuller
Technology giant Apple reported profits of $10.2bn (£6.1bn) after selling 43.7 million iPhones during the three-month period ending 29 March.
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NASA outlines the path for getting humans to Mars

Posted in Science on 24th Apr, 2014 01:23 AM
by AlexMuller
This new plan outlines what steps we’ll take on the path to human exploration on Mars, making it a reality within the next 15 to 20 years.
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+39

Google refunding buyers of fake anti-virus app

Posted in Business on 24th Apr, 2014 01:20 AM
by AlexMuller
Google is refunding users who unsuspectingly bought a fake anti-virus app from its Play Store.
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+14

Guardant Health raises $30M for its revolutionary cancer detection tech

Posted in Business on 24th Apr, 2014 01:15 AM
by AlexMuller
The startup is focused on developing a non-invasive cancer screening tool called Guardant 360 that uses blood samples instead of tissue.
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+36

A neuromorphic-computing 'roadmap’

Posted in Software on 23rd Apr, 2014 01:07 AM
by AlexMuller
Now it could be possible to build a practical neuromorphic (brain-inspired) computer while minimizing energy requirements.
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+34

America's Middle Class is no longer the Richest in the World

Posted in Business on 23rd Apr, 2014 01:04 AM
by AlexMuller
The richest middle class is now in Canada.
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+16

For the first time, a majority of Americans are using smartphones, even seniors

Posted in Hardware on 23rd Apr, 2014 12:58 AM
by AlexMuller
The transition to a mobile-centric computing culture in the U.S. is now certified.
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+29

South Korea May Try To Curb Smartphone Use With Mobile Gaming Curfew

Posted in Business on 23rd Apr, 2014 12:55 AM
by AlexMuller
It's already in place for online computer gaming. Can the government impose a curfew on the one gadget people can’t live without?
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+26

AT&T wants to beat Google Fiber to the punch in 21 new cities

Posted in Business on 22nd Apr, 2014 05:24 AM
by AlexMuller
Bringing fiber-optic Internet access to Midwestern cities seems to be in vogue: AT&T is in the game too.
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+12

Google scoops up another high-profile scientist for anti-aging project

Posted in Business on 22nd Apr, 2014 05:21 AM
by AlexMuller
Google’s secretive Project Calico is aimed at defeating death itself, or at least staving it off far longer than ever before.
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+30

Alzheimer's and Cancer Link Found using biomedical data and supercomputing.

Posted in Software on 22nd Apr, 2014 05:12 AM
by AlexMuller
Scientists witness 'a new era of digital biology' using biomedical data and supercomputing.
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+28

Thinking 'obesity is a disease' makes you more likely to eat high-calorie food

Posted in Medicine on 22nd Apr, 2014 05:07 AM
by AlexMuller
Research suggests the “obesity is a disease” message actually undermines important weight-loss efforts.
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+36

Goggles help surgeons 'see' tumours

Posted in Hardware on 21st Apr, 2014 12:42 AM
by AlexMuller
The newly developed goggles allow surgeons to 'see' the cancer cells they need to remove.
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+25

Spacex plan to recover and refly a first rocket stage in 2015

Posted in Hardware on 21st Apr, 2014 12:29 AM
by AlexMuller
"We don't have to just recover it," Musk said. "We have to show that it can be reflown quickly and easily".
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+18

NASA: The Only Thing Stopping a City-Destroying Asteroid is Blind Luck

Posted in Science on 21st Apr, 2014 12:23 AM
by AlexMuller
The odds of a large-scale asteroid impact are actually three to ten times higher than we thought.
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+16

Stem-Cell Treatment for Blindness Moving Through Patient Testing

Posted in Medicine on 21st Apr, 2014 12:15 AM
by AlexMuller
Advanced Cell Technology is testing a stem-cell treatment for blindness that could preserve vision and potentially reverse vision loss.
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+29