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Assassin's Creed Unity Wants to Bodyslam Your PC

I noticed a rumor about this on Reddit earlier, and wondered if it might be someone trolling, but no: The minimum requirements to play <i>Assassin’s</i> …

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Slough sewage plant human excrement into high-quality fertiliser

Berkshire town's phosphorus-rich excreta is converted by nutrient recovery reactor into pellets for farm and garden use<p>Just a few yards from the choked M4 motorway, beyond the massive settling tanks and a steaming, 500-tonne mountain of black sewage sludge at Slough treatment works, a modern …

Children and the internet: a parent's guide

You can't blame Jamie Oliver for being worried. As the father of Poppy, 11, Daisy, 10, Petal, four, and Buddy, three, he really needs some long-term tech ground rules in his house. So he announced last week that he has banned his eldest daughters from using a mobile phone or any kind of social …

Google reads all emails, Microsoft warns

Microsoft has declared war on Google in a series of high profile criticisms about the way the firm scans the contents of every email its users send to target ads at them<p>Microsoft has launched a campaign openly criticising its rival Google for snooping on people’s emails.<p>The software company has …

How can poor countries afford space programmes?

ON NOVEMBER 5th or at some point in the following weeks India’s space organisation, ISRO, will launch a rocket carrying a small, unmanned spacecraft, …

Inhabitat's Week in Green: shape-shifting tires, modular smartphone and the burgeoning cockroach industry

<i>Each week our friends at Inhabitat recap the week's most interesting green developments and clean tech news for us -- it's the Week in Green.</i><p>Elon Musk made headlines around the world this summer when he lifted the curtain on the "hyperloop" -- a concept for an ultra-fast train that could transport …

Pixelstick Takes Your Long Exposure Photography To A Trippy New Level

Remember that night when you and your friends discovered how to “draw” with your camera’s long exposure function?<p>You started out simple, piercing the dark with a cheap handheld flashlight as you traced a terrible rendition of your name through the air. You were hardly halfway through the last …

Handie prosthetic uses 3D printing and smartphones for much cheaper bionic hands (video)

The main aim of Handie, already a James Dyson award nominee, was to develop an artificial hand that offered a large degree of functionality without the brutal prices associated with prosthetics. With the latest model, it apparently skirts below a $400 price tag, substituting a smartphone for …

Pondering privacy, Part 1: We’re being exploited and spied on, and that sucks

Advertisement<p>8 Comments<p>Credit: Shutterstock / Juergen Faelchle<p>I’ll admit it: I’m very conflicted on the topic of privacy.<p>On the one hand, I’m …

Global food supply at severe risk from climate change, warns leaked study by UN-created panel

A scientific panel set up by the United Nations has found that climate change will pose a serious threat to the world's food supply in the coming decades, reports <i>The New York Times</i>. The findings aren't set to be announced until March and are still undergoing editing, but a copy of the report has …

Romanian scientists create artificial blood

Romanian scientists have created a blood-like liquid that could be used in surgery or for transfusions in case of accidents. The artificial blood contains a protein from sea worms. It has been tested on mice and the team behind the work says the results are encouraging.

Can drones appeal to the masses?

<b>The latest generation of camera-equipped drones offers the chance to take the kinds of photos once only available to helicopter pilots. The BBC's Kim Gittleson asks if the drones of the future will be panorama picture takers, not predators.</b><p>On a recent windy autumn day in New York City, I tagged …

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Alzheimer's study reveals new genes implicated in disease

Largest study yet into genetics of Alzheimer's disease identifies double the previous number of genes associated with disorder<p>Researchers have taken a major step towards understanding the causes of Alzheimer's disease with the largest study yet into the genetics of the disorder.<p>Findings from the …

Tax on shopping bags 'will lead to more food poisoning'

Shoppers who switch to reusable bags may be at risk of food poisoning because of a rise in the amount of contamination, experts have warned.<p>An increase in the use of “bags for life” could lead to a spike in illness rates as shoppers place new items in bags already used to store fresh meat and raw …

Yes, Twitter is flawed during an event like the Boston bombings — and so is everything else

Advertisement<p>6 Comments<p>Credit: Shutterstock / Donskarpo<p>By now, most Twitter users are probably aware that the news they get from the network isn’t …

The War On Hackers

Corey Thuen was a developer at the Idaho National Laboratory who helped to develop a network-visualization tool called Sophia. Then Battelle Energy, the company that manages the INL, rejected the notion of open-sourcing Sophia, and instead licensed it for commercial use to a company called …

H2O-Pal Helps You Get Your Two Gallons Of Water A Day

The United States National Laboratory Of Water Drinking And Health (not a real laboratory) recommends that all humans drink lots of water all the time. That’s why H2O-Pal exists – it’s a water bottle that tells you how much you’ve drunk and, more important, when you’ve reached the daily goal of two …

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