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The Week In Numbers: The Cost Of A DIY Spacesuit, The Calories In A Human Body, And More

<b>113:</b> the number of hand-held weapons used World War I and catalogued by this crowd-sourced project. The project is incomplete, so you can add arms if you know of them.<p><b>60 percent:</b> reduction in levels of the air pollutant nitrogen dioxide in the U.S. since 1980. The U.S. Environmental Protection …

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Timehop delivers a daily digital time capsule

What were you doing this time last year? What about two, three, four, and even five years ago? If your memory is fuzzy, let an app called Timehop help you out. What started as just an email service, Timehop has grown into a social media time capsule that you can dig up each day on your Android …

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Clean storage: These scientists are making an organic, water-based battery for the power grid

Advertisement<p>3 Comments<p>Credit: Image courtesy of USC Photo / Gus Ruelas.<p>Most batteries — whether they’re embedded in your iPhone or they’re plugged …

Even With Twice As Many Users, Google Still Lags Apple In App Revenue

At Google's developer conference, it said it paid $5 billion to developers in the past 12 months. Independent analyst Jan Dawson charted out his estimate of what that looks like on a quarterly basis, and compared it to his estimates for payouts to developers from Apple.<p>As you can see, Google is …

App Camp for Girls expanding to Seattle after successful first year in Portland

App Camp for Girls, a summer camp that gives middle school-aged girls a chance to build their own iPhone apps, is coming to Seattle as a part of its …

Is YouTube's Fan Funding a Threat to Crowdfunding Services?

<b>By Noah J. Nelson (@noahjnelson)</b><p>YouTube CEO Susan Wojcicki told the crowd at the annual VidCon gathering of online video fans and creators something they wanted to hear yesterday: that the 800-pound gorilla of video was getting into the crowdfunding business.<p>Wojcicki announced Fan Funding, a pilot …

Risky Business Report Shows Investors Are Ready For Climate Action

What is happening to the climate change debate in the US? After decades of subsuming the requirements of the global climate to the demands of American business, the world’s biggest economy has this year seen a raft of policy initiatives to push the issue to the forefront of the debate.<p>First there …

MIT's Local Warming system warms you while you wander

Thought experiment time, folks: what would do you if you wanted to warm up a few people in a big, chilly room? Prevailing logic says to crank up the heat, but let's be honest here: sometimes the prevailing logic sucks. The folks from MIT's Senseable City Lab project have cooked up a more efficient …

HP wins dismissal of lawsuit linked to ex-CEO Hurd's ouster

(Reuters) - Hewlett-Packard Co has won the dismissal of a lawsuit accusing the computer maker of securities fraud for misleading shareholders about its commitment to ethics while its chief executive was allegedly engaging in sexual harassment.<p>A Hewlett-Packard logo is seen at the company's …

These Luxury Smartphones Cost More Than Your Car And Your College Tuition

However, that price sounds like nothing compared to what some luxury designers charge for their high-end smartphones.<p>Forget hundreds of dollars — some some extremely high-end devices will cost you millions.<p>Here's a look at some of the most expensive smartphones on the planet.

Aereo Suspends Service After Loss to Broadcasters at High Court

Aereo, the Internet streaming television service that lost a big Supreme Court case this week, suspended its service Saturday.<p>In a blog post, CEO Chet Kanojia told customers they would not be access their saved programs after 11:30 a.m. ET “as we consult with the court and map out our next steps.” …

Apple To Cease Development Of Aperture And Transition Users To Photos For OS X

With the release of OS X Yosemite later this year, Apple will cease the development of its ‘pro’ photo editing app Aperture. Users of that program will be transitioned to Photos, a new app that was introduced during the WWDC keynote and that will be released next year.<p>Photos integrates many of the …

US congressional candidate Tim Murray says he was beaten by a robot

An American politician says he will challenge the results of a local election because he believes the man who beat him is dead and being represented …

Radio presenter Michael Smith dumped after comments about the Prophet Mohammed

Sydney talkback radio host Michael Smith has been told he will no longer be filling in on 2GB after making controversial comments about the Prophet …

Juncker's nomination, Cameron's defeat | DW | 28.06.2014

<b>UK reaction</b><p>"Britain nears EU exit," writes UK national newspaper "The Times." Most of the other British papers have adopted a similar perspective. …

Europe

Immigration Minister Morrison won't comment on boat claims

Immigration Minister Scott Morrison has refused to confirm claims by refugee activists that a boat carrying Tamil asylum seekers is in …

US flies armed drones over Iraq's capital

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