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Guantánamo hunger strikers demand new doctors in letter of protest

Thirteen Guantánamo Bay detainees on hunger strike have written an open letter to their military doctors insisting they receive independent, …

Chinese Axes Polished Better in 4,500 B.C. Than Today

Many people think modern technology is very advanced, but according to Dr. Peter J. Lu, post-doctoral research fellow at Harvard University, Chinese …

Pirate3D Buccaneer Printer Will Cost Just $247 For First 350 Backers

Get ready, get set, Kickstart. The Pirate3D Buccaneer printer is up on Kickstarter, and the first 350 backers will be able to get it for just $247—$100 off its regular price of $347.<p>The 3D printer is targeted at home users and beginners, say its founders. One of our editors, John Biggs, had his …

Anatomy of a hack: even your 'complicated' password is easy to crack

In March, readers followed along as Nate Anderson, Ars Technica deputy editor and a self-admitted newbie to password cracking, downloaded a list of …

Flyby radar maps Saturn's Earth-like moon - Futurity

JOHNS HOPKINS (US) — Using a radar imager to peer through the soupy atmosphere of …

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Reality: A Mere Illusion (Part 1)

Every action and all matter that has developed in the universe conforms to what we know as reality. The idea that our universe passes like a giant’s …

TechStars Arrives In Austin, Will Launch First Program In August

TechStars, the popular startup accelerator with locations in Boston, Boulder, New York, Seattle, London, and more, has today announced an expansion to Austin, Texas – a city TechStars founder and CEO David Cohen refers to as the “natural next stop for us” in this morning’s announcement about the …

How a Bitcoin Transaction Actually Works

At this point, you probably have a working understanding of what bitcoins are (at the very least your handle of bitcoins is like how you can kinda, …

Apple deluged by police demands to decrypt iPhones

ATF says no law enforcement agency could unlock a defendant's iPhone, but Apple can "bypass the security software" if it chooses. Apple has created a police waiting list because of high demand.<p>Apple receives so many police demands to decrypt seized iPhones that it has created a "waiting list" to …

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