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Shell Scripting Part I: Getting started with bash scripting

This is the first part of a series of Linux tutorials. In writing this tutorial, I assume that you are an absolute beginner in creating Linux scripts …

Linux

Watch Out Google, DARPA Just Open Sourced All This Swish 'Dark Web' Search Tech

Google appears to be an indomitable force. But, with today’s release from the US military’s research arm of its Memex search technologies and Europe’s competition investigation into the Mountain View giant, it might be a propitious time for tech-minded entrepreneurs to start building a Google …

Human Rights

The Earth is 'humming', and scientists think they know why

A strange bell-like ring emitted by the Earth has left oceanographers confused for decades, but a new study may have found an explanation.<p>The …

Scientists Have Discovered a Way to Make Trees Grow Bigger and Faster — NOVA Next | PBS

Beneath the sturdy bark of a tree is a layer of tissue called the cambium—the command center and driving force behind a tree’s outward growth.<p>But …

Plantations

5 Things To Know About The Rise Of Open Source

If you still think open source technology is less reliable than proprietary software, or less secure, it’s time to learn more about the private sector’s digital revolution.<p>During the past year major tech brands such as Google, Facebook and Microsoft have adopted a more open source philosophy, …

National Security Agency (NSA)

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What Will the Future of Molecular Manufacturing Really Be Like?

Molecular machines are nano-scale assemblers that construct themselves and their surroundings into ever more complex structures. Sometimes dubbed …

iChip: The Future of Antibiotic Discovery

Two weeks ago, a team led by scientists from Northeastern University published a study describing a new class of antibiotics called teixobactin, which they found in the soil of a field in Maine. The Internet subsequently lit up with both excitement and criticism (mostly excitement, though). It’s …

Microbiology

Scientists get to the heart of fool's gold as a solar material

As the installation of photovoltaic solar cells continues to accelerate, scientists are looking for inexpensive materials beyond the traditional …

Monkeys Steer Wheelchairs With Their Brains, Raising Hope for Paralyzed People

New technologies offer a window into how the brain creates movement.<p>WASHINGTON, D.C.—Experimental wheelchairs and exoskeletons controlled by thought alone offer surprising insights into the brain, neuroscientists reported on Monday.<p>Best known for his experimental exoskeleton that helped a paralyzed …

Amazon and Simon & Schuster reach a deal on internet book sales

Amazon just found a way to put further pressure on Hachette in its ongoing pricing war: strike a deal with <i>another</i> publisher. The online retailer has forged a new agreement with Simon & Schuster that will keep the book giant's digital and physical titles on Amazon for multiple years. The full terms …