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Radioisotopes: The medical testing crisis

With a serious shortage of medical isotopes looming, innovative companies are exploring ways to make them without nuclear reactors.

Ecology

Move fast, break things: The sad story of Platform, Facebook’s gigantic missed opportunity

It was May 24, 2007 at Facebook’s inaugural developers conference f8, held at the San Francisco Design Center. Mark Zuckerberg, just 10 days past his …

Steve Wozniak discusses his dependency on a MacBook Pro and his affinity for transistor radios

<i>Every week, a new and interesting human being tackles our decidedly geeky take on the Proustian Q&A. This is the Engadget Questionnaire.</i><p>Steve Wozniak pioneered the personal computing industry with the Apple I and II. In a throwback to our 31st issue of Distro, we'll take a very thorough look at the …

Two-factor authentication: What you need to know (FAQ)

You may not know it, but you probably already use two-factor authentication in the physical world. This explanation of what it is should help convince you why it's a good idea to use it with mission-critical online services, too.<p>Two-factor authentication, or 2FA as it's commonly abbreviated, adds …

Information Systems

Nurse pleads guilty to deadly Sydney nursing home blaze

<b>A nurse who started a fire at a Sydney nursing home has admitted 11 counts of murder.</b><p>The guilty plea came as Roger Dean, 37, went on trial over the 18 November 2011 blaze at the Quakers' Hill Nursing Home.<p>The fire engulfed a building that was home to dozens of elderly residents.<p>Five people died at …

Boy born in jail frees mother Vijay Kumari after 19 years

A 50-year-old Indian woman has been released from prison, 19 years after she was granted bail.<p>Vijay Kumari was unable to post the necessary amount of about $180 (£120) to secure her release - so she stayed in prison until the son, who she gave birth to while in jail, got her out.<p>Sanjoy Majumder …