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Google works toward 10Gbps Internet connections

Google's need for Internet speed just kicked into a whole new gear.<p>The Web giant is working on technology to deliver data transfer speeds over the Internet at 10 gigabits per second, 10 times faster than the connections offered by Google Fiber in Kansas City, a Google executive revealed Wednesday, …

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Modern Genes Reveal 100 Major Population Shifts In Human History

Wherever conquerors go, they leave a little bit of their genetics. Gene analyses of modern people are able to reveal those influences.<p><i>Spread of Mongol Empire. Astrokey44 on Wikimedia Commons, CC BY-SA 3.0</i><p>Violence and love, conquest and assimilation, they're all in your DNA. Literally. As human …

In This 'Anti-Stealth' Game, You Make Sure You're Always Watched

It's like it's a commentary on something. Hmm.<p>Here's the concept behind a videogame in the "stealth" genre: you maneuver past a series of puzzles and obstacles, all the while avoiding the virtual gaze of guards, cameras, robot panopticons, etc. This idea has led to some good, even great, games. But …

What scientific idea is ready for retirement?

Edge.org was launched in 1996 as the online version of "the Reality Club", an informal gathering of intellectuals who met from 1981 to 1996 in Chinese restaurants, artist lofts, investment banking firms, ballrooms, museums, living rooms and elsewhere. Though the venue is now in cyberspace, the …

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São Paulo – Investidores, <b>empreendedores</b> e boas ideias. O Vale do Silício, nos Estados Unidos, ficou conhecido por reunir em um mesmo local as …

The resume is not dead—here are three ways to make yours better than any social media profile

Just a few short years ago, the focus of job search advice was creating a tip-top resume that would open the door to opportunity.<p>In today’s job market, people are getting hired in unconventional ways, such as showcasing work through social media (like this barber who got a job through Instagram) or …

7 Things Americans Can Learn From Italians

If you've spent time in Italy you know that life in Italy and life in America are very different. While both cultures have their pros and cons, we think Americans can learn a lot from the way Italians live.<p>Traditionally, Italians have an easy-going and positive outlook on how to go about daily …

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São Paulo – Por 11 anos, o engenheiro de alimentos Ricardo Martinez, de 47 anos, foi executivo da DSM, empresa de produtos nutricionais de Campinas, …

A Scientific Miracle: Theories of Mary's Virgin Birth

<i>Now the birth of Jesus Christ took place in this way. When his mother Mary had been betrothed to Joseph, before they came together she was found to be with child from the Holy Spirit. - Matthew 1:18</i><p>Merry Christmas, scientists! It's that time of year again when all rational human beings shake our …

IBGE: um quinto dos jovens no Brasil é "nem-nem", que não estuda nem trabalha

Dados do IBGE (Instituto Brasileiro de Geografia e Estatística) baseados na Pnad 2012 (Pesquisa Nacional por Amostra de Domicílios) e divulgados …

A Phone Charging Device For The Next Billion Turns Heat Into Power

The Voto uses cookstoves, a handheld fuel cell, and simple biomass fuels to power lights and devices in areas where electricity is scarce.<p>Billions of people in the developing world are using mobile phones, and a growing portion of them are connecting to the Internet for the time through them. But …

Afghanistan and US agree text of security deal

http://vod-pro-ww-live.akamaized.net/mps_h264_hi/public/news/world/1029000/1029940_h264_1500k.mp4?__gda__=1524724537_ff3332e71d12b134cd7e7e07e4b73f81<p><b>The US says it has agreed the text of a bilateral security agreement with Afghan officials.</b><p>The deal paving the way for some US troops to remain after …

Bitcoin Coming To Your 401(k)?

Bitcoin, the virtual currency dubbed as “Gold 2.0,” has been attracting significant interest from investors who are skeptical of the long-term health of the US Dollar and want an alternative to gold. Naysayers of Bitcoin cite that the currency is unregulated and not backed by any financial …

Qualcomm announces Snapdragon 805: 2.5GHz, Adreno 420 GPU with 4K display support

Qualcomm just took the veil off its latest high-performance system on a chip, the Snapdragon 805, combining the fastest mobile CPU ever with the new Adreno 420 GPU.<p>The Snapdragon 805 is equipped with a quad-core Krait 450 CPU clocked at 2.5GHz, 200MHz more than the previous leader, the Snapdragon …

Forget Prozac, Psychobiotics Are the Future of Psychiatry

For millennia, the human race has sought to combat psychological disorders through the intervention of natural – and eventually synthetic – chemicals. Originally, the sources for these psychoactive substances were the various fruits and flowers, including the Areca tree (betel nut), the poppy …

Ubisoft faz Joaquim Barbosa 'virar' personagem de 'Assassin's Creed'

Subsidiária brasileira da produtora publicou montagem no Facebook. 'Eles (os poderosos) precisam de vocês', diz a frase que acompanha o post.

The economics of selling expensive phones to rich people in poor countries

The standard narrative about mobile in the poor world is one of ever-cheaper phones for more and more people. This is broadly true. But there are rich people in the poor world too, and for them, the economics of phones are reversed.<p>The iPhone 5s, the high-end version of Apple’s latest phone, …

Mary Wollstonecraft, feminism, and the nature v nurture debate

I did wonder what Mary Wollstonecraft would have made of Raymond Blanc's Twitter comment about the 'female tears' that were ruining his enjoyment of the Great British Bake Off. As Ruby Tandoh so eloquently put it:<p>What are "female tears", anyway? Are they more fragile and delicate than male tears? …

Devastação da Amazônia deve crescer 20% este ano

BRASÍLIA — Após quatro anos em queda, o desmatamento na Amazônia Legal deverá voltar a crescer este ano, principalmente puxado pela derrubada da …

Como alterar seu servidor DNS para melhorar sua conexão

Nessa terça-feira, 5, divulgamos aqui no <b>Olhar Digital</b> um programa chamado Namebench, (disponível para Windows, Mac e Linux), criado pelo Google, que …