Austin Klem

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Will the Government Finally End the Tyranny of Cable Boxes?

A new FCC proposal could make it a lot cheaper and easier to watch TV.<p>Cable boxes deserve the scorn of any television-loving American: They’re ugly, they’re heavy, and they’re expensive. And when they don’t work, it’s a pain to get them fixed.<p>Last year, a U.S. senate study estimated that Americans …

Net Neutrality

Stretchable, transparent heater made from metallic glass

(Phys.org)—Researchers have fabricated a stretchable and transparent electrode that can be used for applications such as heating parts of the body …

From U.S., the ABC's of Jihad

In the twilight of the Cold War, the United States spent millions of dollars to supply Afghan schoolchildren with textbooks filled with violent images and militant Islamic teachings, part of covert attempts to spur resistance to the Soviet occupation.<p>The primers, which were filled with talk of …

Portland installs turbines in their city water pipes, powers city by flushing toilets

Hydoelectric turbines have been installed in one of the main water pipelines in Portland, Oregon, utilizing the water pressure to produce e…

Oregon

Mosquitoes engineered to pass down genes that would wipe out their species

'Gene drive' that spreads infertility could eliminate mosquitoes that transmit malaria in Africa.<p>The mosquito that is responsible for most of the …

Plan to bring people back from the dead by freezing their brains and then resurrecting them with artificial intelligence

A company claims that it is developing technology to bring people back from the dead.<p>Humai says that it is developing technology that would allow …

Кровать сейсмозащитная. Anti-EarthQuake Bed

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The page you are looking for is missing!<p>You have the following options:<p>• Try to find the missing page using the search field at the top of this page …

Marketing

Li-Fi Has Just Been Tested in The Real World, And It's 100 Times Faster Than Wi-Fi

Sorry, Wi-Fi. We had some good times together.<p>Expect to hear a whole lot more about Li-Fi - a wireless technology that transmits high-speed data …

The irony is delicious.

Nicole Fowles: Mobile hotspots are library’s latest offering - Delaware Gazette

This week I’m sure many of you are busy making plans to travel, cook, eat, see friends and family, watch some sports, and shop. While stores are …

Man Gets Prison Sentence For Collecting Rainwater On His Own Property

His story quickly went viral after a rural Oregon man was slapped with fines for collecting rain water on his own property. But now, as of last …

Magic Mushrooms Create a Hyperconnected Brain

Magic mushrooms may give users trippy experiences by creating a hyperconnected brain.<p>The active ingredient in the psychedelic drug, psilocybin, seems …

After Endless Demonization Of Encryption, Police Find Paris Attackers Coordinated Via Unencrypted SMS

In the wake of the tragic events in Paris last week encryption has continued to be a useful bogeyman for those with a voracious appetite for …

Correction: AMA-Ad Ban story

CHICAGO (AP) — In a story Nov. 17 about the American Medical Association calling for a ban on direct-to-consumer prescription drug ads, The Associated Press misidentified PhRMA spokeswoman Tina Stow as Trish Stow. A corrected version of the story is below.<p>American Medical Association backs …

Disney will release a new Star Wars movie every year for as long as it can

There are six more Star Wars movies coming out over the next six years, but Disney has no plans to stop there.<p>According to a new feature in Wired, Disney and Lucasfilm have decided to put out a new Star Wars movie every year, so long as there's an audience willing to buy tickets. Considering that …

Intelligence agencies pounce on Paris attacks to pursue spy agenda | Trevor Timm

CIA director John Brennan thinks privacy advocates undermine counter-terrorism work. But snooping on everyone won’t protect us<p>Government officials are wasting no time in attempting to exploit the tragedy in Paris to pass invasive anti-privacy laws and acquire extraordinary new powers that they have …

Surveillance

Researchers just unearthed a lost island in the Aegean

An ancient island where the Athenians and the Spartans battled in 406 BC has been discovered by an international group of geo-archaeologists.<p>The scientists, led by researchers from the German Archaeology Institute, examined underground rock layers from an Aegean Sea peninsula near Bademli village …

Scientists Think a Whole New Type of Life Form Could Be Living in Our Guts

Wow.<p>Our digestive system is home to a weird and wonderful collection of bacteria, and we're only just beginning to understand how these unique …

Brazil mining flood could devastate environment for years

RIO DOCE, Brazil (Reuters) - The collapse of two dams at a Brazilian mine has cut off drinking water for quarter of a million people and saturated waterways downstream with dense orange sediment that could wreck the ecosystem for years to come.<p>General view from above of a dam owned by Vale SA and …

Brazil

44 Oil Executives and Truck Drivers Were Just Arrested for a Multimillion-Dollar Scam

Dozens of New York City-area energy industry executives and truck drivers were arrested Tuesday as part of a law enforcement probe into a suspected …

Here’s what the Internet hates about the TPP trade deal

After years of warning that the secretive Trans-Pacific Partnership would be devastating for Internet freedom, intellectual property experts have …

Conspiracy Theory Rock By Robert Smigel

Genetically engineered algae kills 90% of cancer cells without harming healthy ones

Algae has been genetically engineered to kill cancer cells without harming healthy cells. The algae nanoparticles, created by scientists in …

Ants Farm other Insects in a Symbiotic Relationship | Facts, Information, Photos and Videos

Ants Farm Aphids in a Symbiotic Relationship<p>Many ants have developed a variety of <b>symbiotic</b> relationships with other <b>invertebrates</b> and plants, …

Sweet times for cows as gummy worms replace costly corn feed

KANSAS CITY, Missouri (Reuters) - Mike Yoder’s herd of dairy cattle are living the sweet life. With corn feed scarcer and costlier than ever, Yoder increasingly is looking for cheaper alternatives — and this summer he found a good deal on ice cream sprinkles.<p>“It’s a pretty colorful load,” said …

Boy With Autism Saves Classmate With Heimlich, Says He Learned It on 'SpongeBob'

A 13-year-old boy with autism says he performed the Heimlich maneuver on a classmate at his New York City school after learning the technique from …

Autism