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How Internet-connected sex toys make it clear that we need to worry about the Internet of Things

The Internet-connected fridge is the typical example of mundane technology that might soon be online. Getting sex toys online makes the problematic …

Internet of Things

African elephants are migrating to safety—and telling each other how to get there

The Chobe National Park in northern Botswana is a 11,700 sq km (4,517 sq mile) sanctuary for animals. Families of endangered African elephants wander freely through the park, which is bordered by Namibia in the north and Zimbabwe in the east. The animals visit watering holes, feed on the lush …

Wildlife

IoT hack: how to break a smart home… again

There can never be too many IoT gadgets – that’s what people usually think when buying yet another connected device with advanced functionality. From …

Information Security

At the Bottom of the Ocean, a Surprising, Gloomy Discovery

Almost two miles below the surface of the Pacific Ocean, on a lonely outcrop of bare rock 100 miles from Costa Rica, researchers on a geological …

Nature

Farming Nemo: How Aquaculture Will Feed 9 Billion Hungry People

Shrimp fountains don't grow on trees, you know—nor do Ahi Tuna steaks, Fish McBites, or fried calamari. But that hasn't stopped an increasingly …

Aquaculture

Global ag tech startup investments rise 29 percent in 2017 -study | Reuters

March 6 (Reuters) -<p>* Global agriculture and food technology startups received a record $10.1 billion in investments in 2017, up 29 percent from 2016, according to an annual report from food and agriculture investment platform AgFunder.<p>* The number of deals fell 17 percent to 994 as investors made …

Venture Capital

More than 95% of world's population breathing unhealthy air, says new report

<b>(CNN) —</b> More than 95% of the world's population is breathing unhealthy air and the poorest nations are the hardest hit, a new report has found.<p>According to the annual State of Global Air Report, published Tuesday by the Health Effects Institute (HEI), long-term exposure to air pollution contributed …

Pollution

Slow-Motion Ocean: Atlantic's Circulation Is Weakest in 1,600 Years

If hemisphere-spanning currents are slowing, greater flooding and extreme weather could be at hand

Global Warming

Forbes Welcome

Entrepreneurship

Marshall pipeline leak almost twice size of early estimates

The amount of crude oil that leaked from a pipeline in Marshall County is nearly twice as much as originally believed.<p>Some 9,700 barrels of oil …

Oil & Gas Industry

Netflix offering more than $300 million for billboard company: sources

(Reuters) - Netflix Inc (NFLX.O) is offering more than $300 million to buy a company that owns billboards across Los Angeles, including on West Hollywood's famed Sunset Strip, a move that could help it save money maintaining a high profile in the world's entertainment capital, according to people …

Los Angeles

These seafaring robots will search for life across the solar system

Submarines and rovers will go for a dive on the moons of Jupiter and Saturn<p>We recognize Earth as the blue planet, but it’s not the only ocean world in our neighborhood. Oceans may be concealed beneath thick crusts of ice on moons orbiting Jupiter, Saturn, and Neptune, and on the dwarf planets Pluto …

Astronomy

Record Set as India Produces 100 Billionth Unit of Renewable Energy in a Year

Recently, India achieved a renewable energy milestone. Somewhere in the country, a solar panel, a wind turbine or possibly a small hydro plant pushed …

Renewable Energy

AFP.com

04/13/2018 - 09:04<p>English world champion diver Tom Daley on Friday urged Commonwealth nations who outlaw homosexuality to relax their anti-gay stance.<p>…

Soccer

Scientists say we’re on the cusp of a carbon dioxide–recycling revolution

Every year, the billions of metric tons of carbon dioxide (CO2) we release into the atmosphere add to the growing threat of climate change. But what …

Protons

Giraffes Silently Slip Onto the Endangered Species List

The International Union for the Conservation of Nature, the body that administers the world’s official endangered species list, announced yesterday …

Extinction

Science Release: Hubble finds first galaxy in the local Universe without dark matter

An international team of researchers using the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope and several other observatories have, for the first time, uncovered a …

Universe

Facebook will cut off access to third party data for ad targeting

In a surprise change, Facebook will give up one major data source that the company uses to help advertisers target relevant users on the platform. The company just announced that it will end a feature called Partner Categories, launched back in 2013 out of a partnership between Facebook and major …

Cambridge Analytica

The teen who built a prosthetic arm for his dad

Robbie Frei’s father lost part of his arm serving in Iraq, so Robbie designed him a new one – then shared his design so people around the world can 3D print their own prosthetics.<p>Robbie Frei is passionate about the potential of 3D printing. After all, he’s seen its potential first-hand.<p>Robbie’s …

3D Printing

Open Source Voice Assistant

Mycroft is an open source voice assistant, that can be installed on Linux, Raspberry Pi, or on the Mark 1 hardware device. Our opensource skills are …

Raspberry Pi

Facebook Delays Home-Speaker Unveil Amid Data Crisis

Facebook Inc. has decided not to unveil new home products at its major developer conference in May, in part because the public is currently so …

Social Media

Chevron’s lawyer, speaking for major oil companies, says climate change is real and it’s your fault

In a court hearing in San Francisco, oil companies publicly backed the science of climate change<p>In a federal court in San Francisco on Wednesday, major oil companies concurred with the “scientific consensus,” saying it was “extremely likely” that human activity has been driving global warming since …

Climate Change

In field tests, device harvests water from desert air

It seems like getting something for nothing, but you really can get drinkable water right out of the driest of desert air.Even in the most arid …

MIT

Farm to Fork Program

by Daniel Feld - 2.26.2018<p>There’s an often-repeated stat that 90 percent of startups fail. Not sure the source is, but no doubt that it scares …

Entrepreneurship

Meet the woman who saved Stephen Hawking's voice, and then gave the technology away to those in need

When Lama Nachman met Stephen Hawking in 2011, she was given one clear instruction: do not change his voice.<p>Her task, leading a team of researchers …

Stephen Hawking

Fukushima professor develops rubber that can make and store power from light and vibration

Kunio Shimada, a professor of fluid mechanics and energy engineering at Fukushima University, has developed a special rubber that can generate …

High Blood Pressure

The Population Bomb Has Been Defused

Some of the most spectacularly wrong predictions in history have been made by those who claim that overpopulation is going to swamp the planet. …

Geography