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Jail for Selling Email Lists to Spammers

amigoro Private data = Private parts (172 comments)

Your private data is like your private parts. No one has the right to expose them without your permission.

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Soon: community-driven computer animation movie

amigoro amigoro writes  |  more than 6 years ago

amigoro writes "A collaborative animation project to produce a computer-generated animated short film for theatrical release will be open to established and aspiring animators soon, according to its sponsor Intel Corporation. Animators will be able access a collaboration application built on the Facebook Platform, and will work together to create the animated short film, as part of the Mass Animation project."
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End of the pill? Ovulation gene discovered

amigoro amigoro writes  |  more than 6 years ago

amigoro writes "Birth control pills could soon become history after group of Canadian and European researchers unlocked the mystery of a gene with the potential to both regulate and block ovulation. "This discovery means we can envision new contraceptives that selectively stop ovulation," said Dr. Murphy. "If created, these new contraceptives would be more effective and produce less side-effects than current steroid-based forms of birth control.""
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Implantable device kills cancer cells in blood

amigoro amigoro writes  |  more than 6 years ago

amigoro (761348) writes "A tiny, implantable device that can pull adult stem cells out of a living rat with a far greater purity than any present technique could soon be used to isolate and destroy cancer cells, according to a paper to be published in British Journal of Haematology. The the device designed by Michael R. King, associate professor of biomedical engineering at the University of Rochester use the hydrodynamic properties of the blood to manipulate stem cells and cancer cells."
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Yahoo lied to Congress about helping China police

amigoro amigoro writes  |  more than 6 years ago

amigoro writes "A United States congressional panel ruled today that Yahoo provided false information to Congress during the investigation into whether the search engine giant provided information to authorities in China which lead to a dissident journalist to being sentenced 10 years in prison.

"Mr. Yang, Mr. Callahan, Shi Tao's mother is sitting in the first row right behind you — I would urge you to beg the forgiveness of the mother whose son is languishing behind bars due to Yahoo's actions," Lantos said."

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Scientists make radio from single carbon nanotube

amigoro amigoro writes  |  more than 6 years ago

amigoro writes "A team of researchers have created the first fully functional radio from a single carbon nanotube, making it by several orders of magnitude the smallest radio ever made, according to an article they published in the journal Nano Letters. They successfully tested their radio with Good Vibrations by the Beach Boys transmitted via FM."
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AIDS came to US via just one migrant from Haiti

amigoro amigoro writes  |  more than 6 years ago

amigoro writes "The AIDS virus entered the United States via Haiti, probably arriving in just one immigrant in about 1969, and from there spread worldwide, according to new research published this week in the online Early Online edition of the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. "Our results show that the strain of virus that spawned the U.S. AIDS epidemic probably arrived in or around 1969. That is earlier than a lot of people had imagined," said senior author Michael Worobey."
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Scientists design glow-in-the-dark clothes

amigoro amigoro writes  |  more than 6 years ago

amigoro writes "British Researchers have developed textile yarns that can be used to make glow-in-the-dark garmentswhich would replace current high visibility products such as those used by emergency services, cyclists and highway maintenance workers. The traditional high visibility garments, which depend on external light sources to make them visible, can be ineffective in low light situations and require a light source from something like vehicle headlights to make them visible leading to the wearer being seen too late. esearchers at the William Lee Innovation Centre (WLIC) at the University of Manchester announced that they have successfully designed clothes from electroluminescent (EL) yarns, allowing the wearer to be permanently visible and therefore improving personal safety."
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Laser zaps viruses in blood

amigoro amigoro writes  |  more than 7 years ago

amigoro writes "Lasers can be used to zap viruses in blood, making the process of disinfecting blood for transfusions more efficient, a father-son team reported in the Journal of Physics: Condensed Matter. The researchers aimed a low-power 425 nm wavelenghth visible laser with a pulse lasting 100 femtoseconds (10-13 second) into glass tubes containing saline-diluted viruses that infect bacteria, also known as bacteriophages and the amount of infectious virus within each cube plummeted 100- to 1000-fold after the laser treatment."
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Don't censor gTLDs, public tells ICANN

amigoro amigoro writes  |  more than 7 years ago

amigoro writes "The public overwhelmingly opposes plans by Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers(ICANN) to censor generic top-level domains (gTLDs), on the grounds of moral, political and commercial judgments and other non-technical criteria, according to comments received on its new policy guidelines."
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'Touch' over IP coming soon

amigoro amigoro writes  |  more than 7 years ago

amigoro writes "Shoppers, lovers, and gamers online could 'feel' different in the future, thanks to thanks to research being carried out at Queen's University into a new technology which has the potential to add the sense of touch to virtual worlds. Known as haptic technology, such systems interface the user via the sense of touch by applying forces, vibrations and motions to the user."
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Scientists discover how to erase memories

amigoro amigoro writes  |  more than 7 years ago

amigoro writes "Neuroscientists have discovered that long-term memories are not etched in a "clay tablet"-like stable form as once thought, but the process is much more dynamic, involving a miniature molecular machine that must run constantly to keep memories going, jamming the machine briefly can erase long-term memories."
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Do you have to be smart to be rich?

amigoro amigoro writes  |  more than 7 years ago

amigoro writes "Do you have to be intelligent to be wealthy?

The answer is yes, according to a study which tracks a large group of young US baby boomers, but only if all other factors are held constant. But regression results suggest that statistically, there is really no distinguishable relationship between IQ scores and wealth."

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