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Norovirus and the anatomy of a scientific discovery

The process of scientific discovery is far from mysterious, even if it is often more convoluted than you might imagine<p>“A virus,” wrote the celebrated immunologist Peter Medawar, “is a piece of bad news wrapped in protein.”<p>The bad news from norovirus, one of the main preoccupations of my research …

Kima Invests In Pakistan-Based Startup Behind Groopic Photo App

The world just got that little bit smaller. The Pakistan-based startup behind Groopic, an iOs and Android app that ‘lets the photographer be in the picture’ has secured an investment from Kima Ventures. Kima is a seed stage capital firm with headquarters in Paris, France, and is known to invest at …

Basel Apple Store opens to crowds as Apple promotes upcoming Edinburgh location

In line with last week’s announcement, Apple’s fourth store in Switzerland opened this weekend in Basel. The store, like most Apple Stores, opened to significant crowds and Apple handed out commemorative shirts to celebrate. The interior of the store appears like most Apple Stores, and the location …

Two men and their quest to make Bitcoin truly untraceable

For some, Bitcoin doesn't go far enough towards truly unregulated, untraceable currency. Cody Wilson, the man behind the world's first lethal 3D-printed gun, and Amir Taaki, a Bitcoin entrepreneur, are the two crytpo-anarchists leading the effort to build software that hopes to make Bitcoin …

Curated Food Delivery Startup Caviar In Talks To Be Acquired By Square For $100 Million

Curated food delivery startup Caviar is in talks to be acquired by Square in a deal that could be worth at least $100 million, according to several sources. While we’ve heard the deal is slated to take place over the next couple of weeks, these things could always fall apart.<p>Caviar is one of many …

A Guy Raised More Than $3 Million On Kickstarter By Reinventing The Cooler

Launched just four days ago, Ryan Grepper's "Coolest Cooler" has raised $3.2 million of his $50,000 goal, and he still has 48 days left.<p>Besides the aesthetically pleasing design and it being able to keep drinks and food cool, it includes just about every possible feature you might want to have for …

Crowd Funding

A Cyclist In The Tour De France Was Busted For Using His Cellphone At Nearly 40 MPH

As if we needed it, we have more evidence cellphones have invaded every aspect of modern life, sports being no exception.<p>Consider a sacred institution now infiltrated: the Tour de France, the greatest of all bicycle races, celebrated the world over for its strong traditions and panache.<p>Yes, a rider …

Tour de France

Hundreds Of People Destroyed A Public Park While Searching For Hidden Cash

Penn Park in Whittier, California suffered more than $5,000 of damages to trees, shrubs, fences, and sprinklers after more than 800 people got wind of the free money stashed in Pez containers by Jason Buzi, the creator of the @HiddenCash Twitter account, The Whittier Daily News reports.<p>Buzi, a Bay …

New York City

With Germany’s win Microsoft perfectly predicted the World Cup’s knockout round

<i>Update 5:40pm ET: With Germany’s 1-0 win over Argentina in the final, Microsoft’s prediction engine had a perfect record in predicting the knockout stages of the World Cup.</i><p>The most accurate predictor of the knockout stages, Microsoft’s predictions, have been perfect for every match of the final …

NBA Draft

Hackers only need to get it right once; we need to get it right every time

Hackers need to find one weak point to steal valuable information, while you must account for every possible vulnerability across your entire infrastructure. We must band together, think like a bad guy and take action to protect what matters.<p>Recent high visibility hacks, such as those at Target and …

Should You Block Social Media At Work?

<i>Ilya Pozin is a serial entrepreneur, writer, and investor. He is the founder of online video entertainment platform Pluto.TV, social greeting card company Open Me, and digital marketing agency Ciplex.</i><p>Social media in the workplace is a hot button topic. As more employees are reprimanded or even …

What Does Your City Look Like From Space?

A new website lets you check out photos taken by astronauts of specific spots on Earth.<p>Who isn’t moved by images of the Earth at night?<p>In the contrast it shows between nature and settlement—in the civilizational network it reveals—it gestures at the mystery of human society. These composites are …

Mobile Commerce Is Taking A Much Bigger Slice Of Total E-Commerce Activity

Tablet-wielding consumers are driving more traffic to e-commerce sites as well. Twelve percent of e-commerce site traffic in the first quarter came from tablets, compared to just 9% for the year 2013.<p>As a result, the share of e-commerce shopping traffic from PCs has declined dramatically in recent …

eCommerce

BT customers suffer email failure in account migration

<b>Tens of thousands of BT customers were left without email over the weekend, the company has said.</b><p>Users complained they could neither send nor receive messages from Friday 11 July, with "thousands" still affected on Monday afternoon.<p>BT said there was a problem with the transfer of customers from …

The Mind-Blowing Way Selfies Will Change Our Future. Yes, Selfies

An advanced civilization millions of light years away would surely be forgiven if they described the human race in 2014 using just one word: <i>Duckface</i>.<p>What with the current affliction of pouting and puckering the lips for all its worth showing no signs of decline – fueled by a culture of selfies, …

Humble sand could one day triple the battery life of your smartphone

Sam Baid<p>One of the most frustrating aspects of the modern smartphone is poor battery life, especially for power users. A typical day of usage with my Nexus 5 consists of moderate-to-heavy use, a mixture of browsing the web, watching YouTube videos, using social apps, and listening to music. My …

Clean Energy

3 Gmail Tricks That'll Save You Hours Every Week

<i>Vik Singh is CEO and co-founder of Infer, a provider of data-powered business applications.</i><p>It’s totally unbearable and massively inefficient to process countless emails every day. And yet, to have any chance of success in today’s information world, you must communicate via email.<p>As you succeed, you …

20 best iPhone and iPad apps and games this week

It's time for our weekly roundup of the best new iPhone and iPad apps and games to have emerged on Apple's App Store.<p>As ever, prices are correct at the time of writing, but may have changed by the time you read this. (Free + IAP) means in-app purchases are used within the app.<p>Want more apps? Browse …

Google's Chrome Web Browser Is Killing Your Laptop Battery

There is a problem with Google Chrome on Microsoft Windows that is potentially very bad news for laptop users. It can drastically affect battery life, and even slow down your computer.<p>So, why is Chrome eating through your battery quicker than other internet browsers? The problem is down to …

Too Many Android Wear Apps Are Missing the Point

If you want an example of everything wrong with smartwatch apps right now, just look at all the Android Wear calculators.<p>I currently count four …

Watch Boeing's 787-9 Dreamliner do things that would make you throw up

Boeing is at the Farnborough Airshow this week — one of the biggest trade exhibitions for the world's aircraft manufacturers — showing off the 787-9, a larger version of the Dreamliner that's going head-to-head with new offerings from European arch-rival Airbus. But when you're showing off an …

Homemade undersea scanner finds strange new world

It's easy to find a good compact underwater camera, but artist Nathaniel Stern opted to go a different route for his deep-sea imaging. Really different. He strapped on homemade rigs built from custom electronics and software, melted and welded plexiglass, plastic bags, duct tape, and other bits and …

BITCOIN: How It Works, And Why It Could One Day Threaten Legacy Payments Tools Like Credit Cards

Bitcoin offers merchant and individuals an extremely low-cost, virtually frictionless payments system. Value can easily be transferred around the world without transmitting sensitive information that could be used for fraud, and without forcing merchants to pay extortionate transaction fees.<p>But, …

Flare Pan is claimed to be 40 percent more energy-efficient than regular cookware

When the University of Oxford's Dr. Thomas Povey was on a mountaineering trip several years ago, he became acutely aware of how much fuel was …

University of Oxford

Ultra-Fast 5G Wireless Is Coming And Will Be Totally Different

Sure it will be faster. But it will also be smarter and be located in weird spots, like telephone polls, he said on Monday at the Fortune Brainstorm conference in Aspen.<p>While 5G probably won't be rolled out in networks worldwide for another five to 10 years, Ericsson already gave its first live …

Ericsson

A Bunch Of People Were Given The Vacation Of A Lifetime In Dubai In Exchange For A Few Instagram Photos

Last month, a bunch of influential Instagrammers like Liz Eswein (@NewYorkCity) and Murad Osmann (@muradosmann) were flown from all over the world to experience the biggest "Insta-meet" ever at a luxurious hotel — the Burj Al Arab— in Dubai.<p>The hotel and a company called Beautiful Destinations …

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