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Analysts: Google cloud revenue hit $200M last quarter and will keep expanding

Google (s goog) has been hitting the right notes to entice more developers, companies and enterprises to move workloads onto the Google Cloud …

Locket puts ads on your Android homescreen, pays you a penny to unlock (video)

Take a look at your Android phone. See that background shot? It's probably kind of cute, but hardly inspiring. In fact, is it bringing you any joy whatsoever? Is it helping you to make rent? Believe it or not, there's now an app for that. Locket has just launched into the Google Play Store, …

The Surprising Origin Of Earth's Gold

New observations suggest your jewelry may have originated from colliding stars. Twinkle, twinkle!<p>Pirates have hunted it. Monarchs have exploited it. Jewelers have sold it. But where did gold come from?<p>Research by the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics (CfA) suggests that the Earth's supply …

Why Is The CIA Funding Geoengineering Research?

At least they aren't trying to drone global warming to death?<p>The Central Intelligence Agency is joining with the National Air and Space Administration, the National Academy of Sciences, and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration to spend $630,000 studying a subset of potential global …

New Nano Structure Is The Thinnest Light-Absorber Ever

Nanosize light-absorbers break records for size and efficiency and could lead to better solar cells.<p>Scientists at Stanford University have managed to build light-absorbers that are thousands of times thinner than a sheet of paper. The nanosize structures are capable of absorbing close to 100 …

How the US government uses information from spying on foreign companies

There’s no longer doubt that the US government spies on foreign multinational corporations as well as governments, thanks to the disclosures by former National Security Agency contractor turned international fugitive Edward Snowden. The NSA vacuums up mountains of classified information from a rich …

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The Terrifying Truth About Bananas