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The Rise and Fall of the World's Nuclear Arsenal Over 70 Years

The Rise and Fall of the World's Nuclear Arsenal Over 70 Years | Jeff Morris | Scoop.it
Since 1987, the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists has been counting up each country's nuclear arsenal in its Nuclear Notebook, peeling back the veil of secrecy that often surrounds these numbers. The Bulletin has now gone and made its Nuclear Notebook into a neat interactive graphic.

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A paralyzed woman flew an F-35 fighter jet in a simulator — using only her mind

A paralyzed woman flew an F-35 fighter jet in a simulator — using only her mind | Jeff Morris | Scoop.it
A 55-year old Pittsburgh woman has successfully controlled a prosthetic arm -- and now a Joint Strike Fighter aircraft -- with just her thoughts.

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The mystery of the magnetic train

The mystery of the magnetic train | Jeff Morris | Scoop.it
This past week, thanks to Laughing Squid and other sources, a lot of people watched and were amazed by this simple demonstration of electromagnetism in action. It is billed as the "world's simplest...

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Europol: Cryptocurrency Serves 'Crime-as-a-Service' Business Model

Europol: Cryptocurrency Serves 'Crime-as-a-Service' Business Model | Jeff Morris | Scoop.it
Cryptocurrencies offer a money-laundering platform for freelance criminals, a new Europol report says.
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System scrolls text in time with user's reading speed

System scrolls text in time with user's reading speed | Jeff Morris | Scoop.it
It may indeed be a First World problem, but using a mouse or arrow key to scroll through blocks of computer text is a bit of a hassle That's why scientists have developed a sort of teleprompter-li...
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Cyber crime: What every business needs to know

Cyber crime: What every business needs to know | Jeff Morris | Scoop.it
Computer Weekly gets the low-down on cyber crime from law enforcement officers and investigators

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Germ-killing molecules identified in alligator blood - health - 02 March 2015 - New Scientist

Germ-killing molecules identified in alligator blood - health - 02 March 2015 - New Scientist | Jeff Morris | Scoop.it
Over more than 37 million years, alligators have developed a formidable defence against infections that we might be able to harness

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Is Islam Hostile to Science?

Is Islam Hostile to Science? | Jeff Morris | Scoop.it
In the 11th and 12th centuries, Muslim scientists were way ahead of contemporaries in Christian Europe.
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Russian cyber-crime has largest ever bounty put on his head

Russian cyber-crime has largest ever bounty put on his head | Jeff Morris | Scoop.it
Russian Evgeniy Mikhailovich Bogachev - nicknamed Fantomas by neighbours for his likeness to the movie villain - has a record $3million (£1.95million) bounty on his head.

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Field Cameras Catch Deer Eating Birds—Wait, Why Do Deer Eat Birds?

Field Cameras Catch Deer Eating Birds—Wait, Why Do Deer Eat Birds? | Jeff Morris | Scoop.it
Deer aren't the slim, graceful vegans we thought they were. Scientists using field cameras have caught deer preying on nestling song birds. And it's not just deer. Herbivores the world over may be supplementing their diets.

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Dorothy M Neddermeyer, PhD's comment, March 5, 6:00 PM
When herbivores eat 'meat' they are seeking minerals and salt. If a salt/mineral lick is strategically placed where the herbivores 'turned meat eaters' congregate, the propensity to eat meat will disappear.
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Blue Physics

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Dolores Gende's curator insight, December 18, 2014 5:15 AM

Blue Physics by David Derbes is a free textbook (PDF), released under a Creative Commons license.

It is intended to be a "teach yourself" text for adults, covering first year college physics.
Knowledge of high school algebra is a prerequisite; calculus is taught as needed.
No prior knowledge of physics is presumed.

The book has many historical notes and worked examples. Internal references are hyperlinked.

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Twitter troll fired, another suspended after Curt Schilling names and shames them

Twitter troll fired, another suspended after Curt Schilling names and shames them | Jeff Morris | Scoop.it
Within 1 hour of the online onslaught against his daughter, the former Red Sox pitcher had published tormentors' names and backgrounds. One was suspended, another lost his job, and others were kick...
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Texas Town Gets Rid of Police Dept., Hires ‘SEAL Security’ — Guess What Reportedly Happened to Crime

Texas Town Gets Rid of Police Dept., Hires ‘SEAL Security’ — Guess What Reportedly Happened to Crime | Jeff Morris | Scoop.it
In 2012, the community of Sharpstown, Texas, made the controversial decision not to renew its contract with the local police department and instead hire a private security firm to combat crime. Since SEAL Security Solutions took over law enforcement in Sharpstown, crime has reportedly dropped by 61 percent...
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MIT scientists develop method of detecting the presence of clouds on exoplanets

MIT scientists develop method of detecting the presence of clouds on exoplanets | Jeff Morris | Scoop.it
MIT researchers have developed a method of analyzing data from NASA's Keplar space observatory, that allows for the detection of clouds present in the atmosphere of distant exoplanets. The researc...
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Lockheed Martin laser weapon takes out truck

Lockheed Martin laser weapon takes out truck | Jeff Morris | Scoop.it
The battlefield of the future recently came a step closer, as a Lockheed Martin laser weapon took out a truck in a field test. The 30-kW fiber laser weapon system was fired at a small truck mounte...
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Cigarettes: A product that kills two out of three of its users

Cigarettes: A product that kills two out of three of its users | Jeff Morris | Scoop.it
Smoking really is that bad.

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Police may charge data centre in largest ever child abuse images bust

Police may charge data centre in largest ever child abuse images bust | Jeff Morris | Scoop.it
Police might press charges against the owner of the drives that hold the child abuse image material - most likely, an Ontario data centre that houses the files.
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The growing anti-science movement is making people in Silicon Valley nervous

The growing anti-science movement is making people in Silicon Valley nervous | Jeff Morris | Scoop.it
Ignorance has costs.
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Curiosity drill site reveals Mars isn’t red - it’s greyish-blue

Curiosity drill site reveals Mars isn’t red - it’s greyish-blue | Jeff Morris | Scoop.it
NASA’s Curiosity rover has drilled down into Mars to collect samples, and it’s revealed that just under the dusty red surface, the Red Planet is actually a greyish blue. The drilling happened at a site called Telegraph Peak, right up in a region...

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....This week color battle to break the Internet.  Is Mars the 'Red Planet' or the 'Blue Planet'?? #IsMarsRedOrBlue?