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fezzzz (1774514) writes "Anonymous performed a data dump of hundreds of whistle blowers' private details in an attempt to show their unhappiness with the SAPS (South African Police Service) for the Marikana shooting. In so doing, the identities of nearly 16,000 South Africans, who lodged a complaint with police on their website, provided tip-offs or reported crimes, are now publicly available." Link to Original Source top
Yale finds link between cell phone use during pregnancy and behavioral disorders
fezzzz (1774514) writes "Dr. Hugh S. Taylor performed a study on pregnant mice by placing a cell phone, with an active phone call on top of a cage and another cell phone, deactivated on top of the cage of the control group. He found that the mice exposed to cellphone radiation had reduced memory capacity and tended to be more hyperactive than the mice in the control group. This is not the first study to link cellphone radiation to a variety of problems, but the first I know of which were performed by Yale. Does anyone know if this study is remotely relevant to modern humans or not?" Link to Original Source top
fezzzz (1774514) writes "Google Street View is pretty great! It lets me see rural villages, the National Gallery in London, post-crisis Fukushima, and your house. And soon, in collaboration with the Catlin Seaview Survey, it’ll be letting people explore Great Barrier Reef as part of the expanding ‘Seaview’ project.
The Catlin Seaview Survey is studying the composition of coral reefs on the Great Barrier Reef and Coral Sea – but they’ll be simultaneously broadcasting their findings through Google Maps. Once the expedition – launching in September – finishes up, they’ll have uploaded about 50 000 coral reef panoramas to Google Earth and Google Maps.
They’ll be using specially-designed squid-like robot cameras to dive into the deep-water reefs, travelling at aroun 4km/h, and taking 360-degree, geo-tagged panoramas every four to six seconds.
fezzzz writes "South Africa's bid to host the Square Kilometre Array (SKA) has received a boost with the signing of a memorandum of understanding (MOU) between the bid team and Intel. The MOU was signed on Tuesday and gives the South African bid access to the latest hardware from the global computer chip producer." Link to Original Source