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Make a Solar Panel Using Diodes

A diode made from a semiconductor can generate electricity in the presence of light. Instructables user nevdull shows how to generate a modest amount of power by arranging four 1N4148 diodes in parallel.<p>Go ahead and dig out a few diodes from your tacklebox, toolbox, bead drawer, or whatever you …

By the numbers: The NSA's super-secret spy program, PRISM

In a bombshell scoop, the that the National Security Agency (NSA) has gained direct access to the servers of nine prominent Internet companies, …

Inside The Meltdown At America’s Most Conservative, Most Christian Political Consulting Firm

Rex Elsass built a Republican empire on his faith. But he found himself battling his closest allies over his immortal soul.<p>DELAWARE, Ohio — About 30 miles north of Columbus, down the road from a Walmart and across the street from a Walmart-sized Baptist church, a brick-faced Victorian estate stands …

APOD: Curiosity: Wheels on Mars (2013 Jun 03) Image Credit: NASA, JPL-Caltech, MSSS, MAHLI http://apod.nasa.gov/apod/ap130603.html Explanation: Could life ever have existed on Mars? To help find out, humanity landed the Curiosity rover on Mars last August. To make sure the car-sized explorer survived the interplanetary trip and dramatic landing intact, the above image and others was taken peering at, under, and around Curiosity. Pictured above in this unusual vista are three of Curiosity's six wheels, each measuring about half a meter across. In recent months, Curiosity has been exploring the surroundings of an area dubbed Yellowknife Bay. Analyses of data taken by Curiosity's cameras and onboard laboratories has provided strong new evidence that Mars could once have supported life. In the distance is part of the slope to the central peak inside Gale Crater that Curiosity is scheduled to attempt to climb -- Mt. Sharp. http://photojournal.jpl.nasa.gov/catalog/PIA16134 Starship Asterisk* • APOD Discussion Page http://asterisk.apod.com/discuss_apod.php?date=130603 Starship Asterisk* • On This Day in APOD http://asterisk.apod.com/view_retro.php?date=0603

Suspected Islamist militants attack Niger prison

<b>Gunmen have attacked the main prison in Niger's capital, Niamey, killing at least two guards, officials say.</b><p>They are thought to be members of the Islamist militant group, Movement for Unity and Jihad in West Africa (Mujao).<p>Officials said several inmates were overpowered and detained after what …

Judge: Google must give FBI info

SAN FRANCISCO — Google must comply with the FBI's demand for data on certain customers as part of a national security investigation, according to a ruling by a federal judge who earlier this year determined such government requests are unconstitutional.<p>The decision involves "National Security …

China and US to begin first high-level meetings on cybersecurity and industrial espionage

After months of political back-and-forth, top-level officials from US and China will meet next month to discuss agreements on cybersecurity and industrial espionage, reports <i>The New York Times</i><i>.</i> The talks mark the first diplomatic push to resolve tensions since the issue of Chinese cyberattacks on …

CyanogenMod 10.1 RC3 available for download

In the push towards a stable release of CyanogenMod 10.1, the development team has published its third release candidate (RC) with a boat load of bug fixes including a fix for the preview issues seen after using the camcorder.<p>In software development circles release candidates are used for public …

Root Explorer version 3 brings reworked interface and cloud support

Considered one of the best file navigators in our productivity apps round-up, Root Explorer has just received a massive update, bringing the application to version 3.0. While the app used to feel a bit unpolished, Speed Software decided yesterday to upgrade the general experience with a wide range …

Samsung Galaxy S4 vs LG Optimus G Pro

Simply put, Samsung dominates the smartphone world in terms of sales. The company sold 10 million Galaxy S4’s within a month, and this could quite possibly have to deal with its seemingly endless marketing budget. On the other side, we have LG, a company who hasn’t seen nearly as much success with …

Apple, betrayed by its own law firm

Lawyer-turned-"troll" started planning patent suit six days after iPhone launch.<p>When a company called FlatWorld Interactives LLC filed suit against …

Syrian Electronic Army Adds Financial Times to Its Social Media Hacks

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p><i>The Financial Times</i> became the latest news agency to fall prey to the Syrian Electronic Army, the …

Russia Just Sent Bashar al-Assad More Missiles

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>Russia, one of the few remaining friends of Bashar al-Assad's regime, just sent the Syrian …

BP and Shell raided in European commission price-rigging inquiry

The London offices of BP and Shell have been raided by European regulators investigating allegations they have "colluded" to rig oil prices for more …

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Magic Lantern Manages to Pull 24p RAW Video Out of the Canon 5D Mk III

A couple of weeks ago, the Magic Lantern team announced that they had discovered a RAW DNG Live View output on the 5D Mark II and Mark III. At the …

Twine review: the little blue box that hacks the world around you

It's hard to remember life before we were bombarded with notifications throughout the day on all manner of devices, for everything from Twitter replies to earthquake alerts in Japan. With very few exceptions, though, these all have one limiting factor in common: you're relying on someone else's …

This startup has now raised $1.1 billion

Silicon Valley venture capitalists like to crow that it’s now cheaper than ever to establish a startup company. While that may be true for internet firms, the amount of money required to fund a Silicon Valley green tech startup can be mind-boggling.<p>Case in point is fuel cell maker Bloom Energy, …