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New ways to attack iPhones exposed - be sure to update iOS

New ways to attack iPhones exposed - be sure to update iOS | Jeff Morris | Scoop.it
But there are serious security reasons why you should update your iDevices too.
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The cosmic start of lightning

The cosmic start of lightning | Jeff Morris | Scoop.it
Even though lightning is a common phenomenon, the exact mechanism triggering a lightning discharge remains elusive. Scientists at the Dutch national research institute for mathematics CWI, the University of Groningen and the University of Brussels now published a realistic model involving large ice ...
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'Americans never presented Israel with full security plan for West Bank withdrawal'

'Americans never presented Israel with full security plan for West Bank withdrawal' | Jeff Morris | Scoop.it
Defense Minister Ya'alon says that US plans to deal with potential Israeli withdrawal as part of peace deal were partial and did not meet Israel's security requirements.
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A robot called Hadrian wants to build you a house in two days

A robot called Hadrian wants to build you a house in two days | Jeff Morris | Scoop.it
A West Australian company has a robot they say can lay 1,000 bricks a second and build the frame of an average house in under two days.
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Creator of photonic crystals wins Newton medal - BBC News

Creator of photonic crystals wins Newton medal - BBC News | Jeff Morris | Scoop.it
US physicist Eli Yablonovitch, who first created "photonic crystals" to repel, trap and steer light, will receive the Newton Medal from the UK's Institute of Physics.
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Latest Flash hole already exploited to deliver ransomware - update now!

Latest Flash hole already exploited to deliver ransomware - update now! | Jeff Morris | Scoop.it
Are you still using Flash in your browser?

If so, make sure you've got the latest update from Adobe, even though it only came out last week.
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New nanogenerator might set energy-generating car wheels in motion

New nanogenerator might set energy-generating car wheels in motion | Jeff Morris | Scoop.it
Armed with a special nanogenerator and a toy Jeep, researchers have demonstrated that the energy wastage caused by friction as car tires roll across the road can be captured and turned into electricity. It's a development that could bring about better fuel efficiency in cars of the future.
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Data roaming charges to end in EU within two years - BBC News

Data roaming charges to end in EU within two years - BBC News | Jeff Morris | Scoop.it
After its watered down plans were attacked in March, the EU reaches a deal to end mobile data roaming charges and define net neutrality rules.
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Graphene takes on a new dimension

Graphene takes on a new dimension | Jeff Morris | Scoop.it
Researchers from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign have come up with a way of creating 3D objects out of flat sheets of graphene, opening up the possibility of creating a whole new range of innovative electronic devices.
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Beware of The One Ring Scam on Your Phone

Beware of The One Ring Scam on Your Phone | Jeff Morris | Scoop.it

That missed call on your cellphone could cost you $30, but maybe not in the way you think.


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Lab-grown blood, artificial organs – the science transforming our health

Lab-grown blood, artificial organs – the science transforming our health | Jeff Morris | Scoop.it
After the news that scientists have developed blood that can be grown in a laboratory, here are more discoveries that are redefining medicine
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Planting coral could save Great Barrier Reef from climate change, say scientists

Planting coral could save Great Barrier Reef from climate change, say scientists | Jeff Morris | Scoop.it
Humans could save the Great Barrier Reef from global warming by transplanting corals that survive heat stress, say scientists
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16 Free Data Science Books

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16 free data science books for the aspirational data scientist, covering
statistics, Python, machine learning, the data science process, and more.
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Here's a first glimpse of Russia's futuristic new military aircraft

Here's a first glimpse of Russia's futuristic new military aircraft | Jeff Morris | Scoop.it
It could be used to carry cargo and military personnel as a more efficient alternative to helicopters
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Computer system identifies cows by their muzzle prints

Computer system identifies cows by their muzzle prints | Jeff Morris | Scoop.it
There are already several methods of identifying cattle – branding, ear tags, tattooing and ear notching all come to mind. Now, however, Egyptian scientists are working on a new biometric system that's less invasive and more difficult to thwart: electronic muzzle-printing.
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Fish diversity exploded when dinosaurs went extinct

Fish diversity exploded when dinosaurs went extinct | Jeff Morris | Scoop.it
Teeth and scales in marine sediments point to “new age of fish” at the end of the Cretaceous
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Cuba Named 1st Country to End Mother-to-Child HIV Transmission

Cuba Named 1st Country to End Mother-to-Child HIV Transmission | Jeff Morris | Scoop.it
The World Health Organization credited Cuba with offering women early access to prenatal care, HIV and syphilis testing, and treatment for mothers who test positive
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FTC acts against dodgy mobile app that mined Dogecoin behind your back

FTC acts against dodgy mobile app that mined Dogecoin behind your back | Jeff Morris | Scoop.it
The app was called "Prized," but it was the app vendor that took the prizes by co-opting your phone into a cryptocurrency mining botnet.
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Drones in restricted area divert planes fighting wildfire

Drones in restricted area divert planes fighting wildfire | Jeff Morris | Scoop.it
Air drops were aborted as a DC-10 and two smaller planes were forced back from the fire, costing the US Forest Service more than $10,000.
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Letter from Africa: Our presidents are addicted to titles - BBC News

Letter from Africa: Our presidents are addicted to titles - BBC News | Jeff Morris | Scoop.it
Ghanaian writer Elizabeth Ohene asks why African presidents put so many titles before and after their names.
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Compound discovery sets stage for speedier electronic devices

Compound discovery sets stage for speedier electronic devices | Jeff Morris | Scoop.it
A material called niobium phosphide, which is a compound of transition metal niobium and phosphorus, dramatically increases its resistance in a magnetic field. The material could find use in faster, higher-capacity hard drives and other electronic components.
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Iranian ambitions breed scepticism and fear in Israel - BBC News

Iranian ambitions breed scepticism and fear in Israel - BBC News | Jeff Morris | Scoop.it
A final deal over Iran's nuclear programme is aimed at defusing the international crisis, but for Israel the Islamic republic remains the number one threat, says the BBC's Kevin Connolly in Jerusalem
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Call for more protection for seagrass meadows - BBC News

Call for more protection for seagrass meadows - BBC News | Jeff Morris | Scoop.it
Seagrasses - the underwater plants that act as nursery grounds for young fish - need more protection, according to Welsh scientists.
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Firefighters forced to kill 20 million bees escaped from truck crash

Firefighters forced to kill 20 million bees escaped from truck crash | Jeff Morris | Scoop.it
A truck carrying hundreds of beehives, each hosting some 50,000 bees, crashed on Thursday in Idaho; responders were forced to douse the bees with foam.
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