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Newly discovered Babylonian tablets just rewrote the history of astronomy - ExtremeTech

By on January 29, 2016 at 1:17 pm<p>This site may earn affiliate commissions from the links on this page. Terms of use.<p>Ancient astronomers were highly …

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Babylonians tracked Jupiter with fancy math, tablet reveals

For a text that may rewrite the history of mathematics, it looks rather sloppy.<p>The brown clay tablet, which could fit in the palm of your hand, is scrawled with hasty, highly abbreviated cuneiform characters. And, according to science historian Mathieu Ossendrijver, it proves that the ancient …

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The US military is testing $40,000 surveillance drones that can fit in the palm of your hand

The teeny flying robot, called the PD-100 Black Hornet 2, weighs 18 grams with cameras and fits in the palm of your hand. The device, which can fly for up to 25 minutes with a range of two miles, also features both regular and thermal cameras.<p>Designed by the Norwegian company Prox Dynamics, the …

2,000 cases may be overturned because police used secret Stingray surveillance

More than 2,000 cases could be overturned in Baltimore as the first motion for a retrial is filed accusing the state’s attorney’s office and the police of “deliberate and wilful misrepresentation” of the use of the secret surveillance equipment known as Stingrays.<p>The motion, which was filed on …

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RSA 2015 survey: 48 percent believe NSA surveillance has increased

At RSA Conference 2015, a group of more than 200 attendees were surveyed regarding their thoughts about government surveillance in the wake of Edward …

America's Soft Police State

Although Americans now live in a soft police state, we may not understand how we got to this point, or why reclaiming the Fourth Amendment is …

An Old Trailer Becomes a Cheerful, Tiny Retreat

And netted the crafty creator a pretty penny on Craigslist.<p>The tiny house craze isn't dying down any time soon — every day a new stylish, cozy home pops up and we start daydreaming about downsizing. Cue this 200-square-foot cutie we spotted on TreeHugger.<p>Ron Rusnak of Ashland, Oregon, saw a bright …

New push to protect people who videotape police officers

In a world where cellphone videos are increasingly ubiquitous, the scene captured Sunday in South Gate has generated attention and alarm.<p>A U.S. marshal was captured on a video snatching a woman's cellphone as she was recording and smashing it on the ground.<p>The incident comes as courts have affirmed …

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NSA, FBI Scramble As Patriot Act Spy Authorization Expires

The National Security Agency and the Federal Bureau of Investigation held secret briefings with a House Intelligence Committee on Tuesday and …

DIY Marble Tray: Sophisticated Elegance at Your Fingertips

Marble is one of those classic materials that happens to be quite trendy right now. Which seems strange to say a classic décor item is trendy, but …

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A Portrait in a Portrait in a Portrait in a Portrait…

Check out this trippy portrait of the sketch comedy duo Hello Generic. It’s a portrait of a portrait of a portrait… <i>18 levels deep</i>.<p>Here’s a 100% crop …

How “Genetic Surveillance” Will Reveal Your Personal Details

Heather Dewey-Hagborg contemplates her own face, created from DNA she extracted from a strand of her hair.<p>Think of the dread you’d feel if you lost …

Genetics

Snap, crackle, pop: study reveals secret behind knuckle-cracking | Reuters

(Reuters) - Some people like the sound of knuckle-cracking and others loathe it, but for years there has been disagreement among scientists about what actually causes it.<p>Researchers prepare a study participant's finger for joint cracking under the watch of an MRI video setup in this undated handout …

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US Government Planting Malicious Software On Your Phone, So It Can Bypass Encryption and “See What You’re Doing” | Global Research - Centre for Research on Globalization

<i>Top computer and internet experts say that NSA spying breaks the functionality of our computers and of the Internet. It reduces functionality and</i> …

NSA and FBI fight to retain spy powers as surveillance law nears expiration

• Debate reignites on Capitol Hill with Patriot Act section set to expire<br>• Agency representatives secretly meet with members of Congress<p>With about 45 days remaining before a major post-9/11 surveillance authorization expires, representatives of the National Security Agency and the FBI are taking to …

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Facebook Blames A Bug For Tracking Nonusers And Denies Breaching EU Privacy Laws

Close<p>Facebook fired back against a group of academics from Belgium who derided the social network's tracking methods, data sharing and ambiguity in …

Life in ruins: The haunting images of abandoned towns around the world

By<p>Little says more about how civilisations once lived than a glimpse into the surviving ruins of the places that they inhabited.<p>In Grytviken on South …

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New York police caught lying over Stingray use, spying without court oversight - ExtremeTech

By on April 8, 2015 at 4:11 pm<p>This site may earn affiliate commissions from the links on this page. Terms of use.<p>In the wake of the Edward Snowden …

Stop the Patriot Act's Mass Surveillance

I’m one of your constituents, and I’m calling to urge you to end the NSA’s unconstitutional mass surveillance under the Patriot Act and vote no on S. …

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EFF, Human Rights Watch Sue The DEA Over Mass Surveillance Program

Well, that was quick. As we noted, just yesterday, USA Today published a detailed takedown of the DEA's massive phone records mass surveillance …

NSA Can Now Change Your Facebook Chat Messages

Facebook privacy concerns and BA account hack: What we learned in security this week

A breakdown of the biggest security insights to emerge this week

Facebook Is Allegedly Tracking Every Thing You Do On The Internet Via Like Button

Social media giant <b>Facebook Inc.</b> (NASDAQ:FB) is in hot waters yet again as <b>reports about its alleged breach of EU privacy laws</b> surfaced on the web …