Science & Technology

The Cookie(-Less) Monster (Infographic)

Source: What is Device Fingerprinting, and Can You Stop It? With an increased focus on privacy thanks to revelations of massive spying by the NSA, computer users are (or should be) increasingly concerned about their security online. Most of us know about cookies, small pieces of data sent from a website and stored in

Google Beats Facebook To Acquire Solar Drone Company

As you will read below, I had previously reported on Facebook's interest in Titan Aerospace, a solar drone company that could presumably facilitate a truly World Wide Web that would cover the globe with a blanket of aerial communication. It now appears that Google has taken the lead, purchasing the company for what some speculate

What You Need To Know About A Major Internet Security Hole Called The Heartbleed Bug

Researchers have uncovered a major security vulnerability they are calling Heartbleed. It is said to have huge implications for the entire Internet. Here is an overview of the bug and how it works: Yan Zhu of the Electronic Frontier Foundation explained how the bug operates in more detail in her article Why the Web Needs

The Window To Resist Tyranny Is Closing Due To The New Super Weapons

Many talk about the fact that Americans have an estimated 300 million privately owned hand guns as the reason why no foreign power, or even our government, can subjugate the people. I am compelled to disagree. If our government ever became abusive enough that the people felt the need to rebel, there is a new

Neuroscientist Exposes Dangers Of Electromagnetic Fields (VIDEO)

Neuroscience has come under scrutiny for its involvement in an array of mind control initiatives and other ethically questionable research. But at least one neuroscientist from Sweden has gone on record to caution against the increasing dangers of Electromagnetic Fields (EMF) on human beings and other living organisms, as you will see in the presentation

DARPA’s New Biotech Unit Will Try To Create New Life Forms

Yes, sci-fi writers hard up for new material should spend an hour or so perusing the Defense Department’s 2015 budget proposal, especially the section covering the far-out research projects underway at DARPA, where the agency’s mad scientists are working to develop brain-controlled drones, biowarfare, engineer new life forms, and possibly attempt immortality. If last year was

French Scientists Are Working On An Acoustic Earthquake Shield

A group of French scientists has developed a method of shielding cities from the force of an earthquake, and after devastating earthquakes in Chile, the idea is drawing some much-deserved attention. It works on the principle of refraction, planting an array of boreholes to redirect the reverberations around the city and into areas where they

14 Cold, Hard Facts About Noah’s Ark That You Probably Do Not Know

The new Hollywood blockbuster “Noah” has created a tremendous amount of interest in the story of Noah’s Ark.  Traditionally, most people have regarded it as just a cute Bible story to tell children.  But could it be real?  Is there solid evidence that Noah’s Ark actually existed?  If there is real evidence, would you believe

How Improved Auto Safety Has Revolutionized The American Commute

Over the past century, it goes without saying that auto safety has dramatically increased. In the 40s, cars had very few features. Today, we have cars that can detect other nearby vehicles and help guide us along our commute. Here are a few ways that auto safety has revolutionized the American commute. Cities Spend Less

Your Next Car Will Have A Rearview Camera, Whether You Want One Or Not

Whether you're backing out of the garage in an SUV the size of a Balkan state or in a zippy little Prius, the government doesn't trust your ability to not maim Little Billy or Grandpa, who are apparently crawling around the driveway in their suburban-terrain ghillie suits. That's why the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

Have Historians Found The Holy Grail?

Spanish historians say they have discovered what Monty Python could not – the Holy Grail, the legendary cup Jesus supposedly drank from at the Last Supper. The Spaniards – Margarita Torres and José Ortega del Río – believe the 2,000-year-old vessel is in a church in León in northern Spain. The pair spent three years

Soylent Green: Company Wants You To EAT Your Favorite Celebrity

Company says it wants to make salami from celebrity body tissue A company is aiming to take advantage of the mindless celebrity worship culture by planning to feed fanatics their favorite celebrities. Hundreds of people are petitioning celebrities to donate tissue samples to, a company that says it will produce “artisanal salami” from celebrity

Droning On: The Rise Of Remote Piloted Flying (Infographic)

Source: In Kathleen Ann Goonan’s 1994 science fiction/ nanopunk novel “Queen City Jazz”, she introduced enormous bio-engineered bees that “fertilized” giant nanotech flowers on tops of highrise buildings with data. While we’re not at the the “bio-nan” stage where organisms are enhanced with nanotech, there are studies in progress in which bees and possibly

$2 Billion Bet On Your Virtual Future: Facebook And Virtual Reality Is Agenda 21

Facebook's CEO Mark Zuckerberg is betting $2 billion that you'll prefer virtual reality to the real thing.  He has just invested in Oculus, a company that makes headsets for virtual reality personal imaging. The 'story' is that this is all about gaming but it's not a big leap to virtual classrooms, virtual travel, virtual relationships,

Humans To Be Kept Between Life And Death In The First Suspended Animation Trials

At a hospital in Pittsburgh, surgeons are now allowed to place patients into a state of suspended animation. If a patient arrives with a traumatic injury, and attempts to restart their heart have failed — if they’re on the doorstep of death — they will have their blood replaced with a cold saline solution, which

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