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McAfee anti-virus namesake 'on run from US Gov'

16th May 2018 | Comments Off on McAfee anti-virus namesake 'on run from US Gov'

This post was originally published on this siteJohn McAfee, the eccentric founder and namesake of anti-virus company McAfee, has claimed to be on the run from the US Securities and Exchange Commission. In a series of videos apparently featuring McAfee in a convoy of armoured cars, the cyber security personality claimed he had been issued […]

LIVE: Astronauts spacewalk to fix space station

16th May 2018 | Comments Off on LIVE: Astronauts spacewalk to fix space station

This post was originally published on this siteNASA astronauts are undertaking a spacewalk lasting more than six hours today to repair the International Space Station. Drew Feustel and Ricky Arnold are going to replace a failed cooling component and install a camera system and communications receiver on the outside of the craft. The pair previously […]

In the future, you'll mine cryptocurrency by dancing

16th May 2018 | Comments Off on In the future, you'll mine cryptocurrency by dancing

This post was originally published on this siteStudents at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology have invented a way to mine cryptocurrency by playing classic arcade game Dance Dance Revolution. Agnes Cameron and Kalli Retzepi initially created the DDR mat that mines cryptocurrency on a private Ethereum blockchain for a party. Using the mat “hundreds of […]

Scientists unveil insect-sized flying robot

16th May 2018 | Comments Off on Scientists unveil insect-sized flying robot

This post was originally published on this siteScientists have invented an insect-sized flying robot that is free from electric wires tethering it to the ground. RoboFly is slightly heavier than a toothpick and is powered by a laser beam, using a tiny on-board circuit to convert the laser energy into electricity to flap its wings. […]

3D printing to revolutionise surgery

15th May 2018 | Comments Off on 3D printing to revolutionise surgery

This post was originally published on this siteTransplant surgery in the UK could soon be transformed thanks to 3D printing that helps doctors practice operations in advance and spot any issues before they happen. Each machine costs £250,000 but surgeons say the device could save them costly time in operating theatres and ultimately help speed […]

Facebook admits 4% of accounts were fake

15th May 2018 | Comments Off on Facebook admits 4% of accounts were fake

This post was originally published on this siteFacebook has admitted that tens of millions – up to 4% – of active accounts over the last six months were fake. The admission comes alongside newly published data on Facebook’s content removals – which the company has released for the first time – revealing the amount of […]

Uber to launch 'panic button' for passengers in app

15th May 2018 | Comments Off on Uber to launch 'panic button' for passengers in app

This post was originally published on this siteRide-hailing giant Uber is launching a range of new safety procedures and features including a panic button on its app linked directly to the emergency services. In a blog post the company said: “We’re rolling out a new emergency button in the app that can automatically communicate the […]

Facebook criticised for 'insufficient evidence'

15th May 2018 | Comments Off on Facebook criticised for 'insufficient evidence'

This post was originally published on this siteMPs have again criticised Facebook for submitting “insufficient” evidence to a parliamentary inquiry about how it handles data. Damian Collins, chair of the digital, culture, media and sport committee, published Facebook’s evidence sent in response to a previous letter which put 39 outstanding questions to the social media […]

'Too much sex' killing off Australian marsupials

15th May 2018 | Comments Off on 'Too much sex' killing off Australian marsupials

This post was originally published on this site Two species of marsupials whose males die after marathon sex sessions have been put on Australia’s endangered list. Scientists from Queensland University of Technology say biologists are racing against the clock to save the species from extinction. The black-tailed dusky antechinus and the silver-headed antechinus – discovered […]

Life on Mars? Scientists look to acidic streams in Dorset

15th May 2018 | Comments Off on Life on Mars? Scientists look to acidic streams in Dorset

This post was originally published on this siteScientists are studying acidic streams in Dorset because of their similarity to the environment of Mars billions of years ago. Reseachers from Imperial College London have found traces of fatty acids – which are key to the development of life – in Dorset’s acidic streams. Applying their findings […]

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