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Make your old iPhone run like new

Want to rejuvenate a sluggish iPhone 4? Here are some easy tips.<p>My friend is convinced that the slowing of his iPhone 4S is part of a vast Apple conspiracy. I'm not completely persuaded.<p>I mean, sure Apple has sent out updates to iOS that are arguably a step in the wrong direction, like that whole …

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The Crazy Accurate Thermal Images That Saw Dzokhar Tsarnaev Through a Boat Tarp (Updated)

There was no small amount of technology that went into the capture of Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzokhar Tsarnaev, but perhaps none was more …

Windows XP putting businesses at risk

Firms are leaving it too late to upgrade from Windows XP, which Microsoft will cease to support just a year from today, IT specialists have warned.<p>Microsoft will stop offering technical support for Windows XP from April 8 next year, but many firms have not made sufficient plans to move to a newer …

Bee deaths stir up renewed buzz

This past winter has been exceptionally rough for honeybees — and although it's too early to say exactly why, the usual suspects range from pesticides that appear to cause memory loss to pests that got an exceptionally early start last spring.<p>Friday marked the start of an annual survey that asks …

It's a gut reaction: how other people's bacteria can cure us – extract

This is a standard party invitation in most respects: there's a map of the neighbourhood, the address and time, and some friendly encouragement to …

Scientists create transistor-like biological device

Scientists have used biological tissue to recreate one of the main components of a modern computer inside living cells.<p>The biological device behaves …

Scientists develop biological transistor that can command living cells

Fully biological computers are getting closer to reality. Scientists at Stanford University today announced they have created a new type of transistor, the most basic part of a computer (and almost all other modern electronics), that is made entirely using genetic material, and works inside of …

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Tree-based solar cells point the way to recyclable energy sources

This new base material for solar cells dissolves in room temperature water.<p>News has emerged of recyclable solar cells that almost literally grow on …

Texas Biolab Loses Deadly Guanarito Virus

The Galveston National Laboratory lost one of five vials containing a deadly Venezuelan virus, according to the University of Texas Medical Branch, …

Speed Of Light In Vacuum Is Not Actually Constant, Study Finds

Oh, and a vacuum may not really be void of matter.<p>Can you trust nothing in life? A new physics paper suggests that the speed of light in a vacuum may not be constant, and that a vacuum isn't actually entirely empty of stuff.<p>The paper, by a team of French physicists, finds that the speed of a photon …

Scientists Engineer Extreme Microorganisms To Make Fuel From Atmospheric Carbon Dioxide

A University of Georgia team tinkered with the genes of Pyrococcus furiosus, and the new breed is hungry for the smoggy stuff.<p>To find a way of fending off global warming, scientists sometimes look to nature. Plants, after all, use photosynthesis to snap up carbon dioxide, the biggest source of our …