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Robotic Weapon System gives helicopters hidden firepower

Robotic Weapon System gives helicopters hidden firepower | Jeff Morris | Scoop.it
Unveiled at the Eurosatory defense industry show in Paris, the “first-of-its-kind” Robotic Weapon System (RWS) from Israel-based Duke Airborne Systems is a ...
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New 'high-entropy' alloy is as light as aluminum, as strong as titanium alloys

New 'high-entropy' alloy is as light as aluminum, as strong as titanium alloys | Jeff Morris | Scoop.it
Researchers from North Carolina State University and Qatar University have developed a new 'high-entropy' metal alloy that has a higher strength-to-weight ratio than any other existing metal material.

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Microsoft: US would be outraged if another nation ransacked its servers

Microsoft: US would be outraged if another nation ransacked its servers | Jeff Morris | Scoop.it
That's exactly what the US is doing, Microsoft says: trying to sidestep international law by demanding a customer's email from servers in another country.
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Stun-Gun-Armed Officers Result in Workplace Violence Drop in Hospitals

Stun-Gun-Armed Officers Result in Workplace Violence Drop in Hospitals | Jeff Morris | Scoop.it
Approximately 11,370 healthcare and social assistance workers were the victims of workplace violence assaults in 2010 – a 13-percent increase over such assaults in 2009, and many more incidents likely go unreported, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics.
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U.S. top court rejects worker pay for security-screening time

U.S. top court rejects worker pay for security-screening time | Jeff Morris | Scoop.it
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday handed a victory to employers over worker compensation, ruling that companies do not have to pay employees for the time they spend undergoing security
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Fighting the Islamic State with Kurdish oil

Fighting the Islamic State with Kurdish oil | Jeff Morris | Scoop.it
Turkey should battle the Islamic State by buying Kurdish oil, which would disrupt the caliphate’s oil export networks and deprive it of an important revenue stream. In October, Turkey allowed soldi...
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Record efficiency for converting solar energy to hydrogen without rare metals

Record efficiency for converting solar energy to hydrogen without rare metals | Jeff Morris | Scoop.it
Scientists from Ecole Polytechnique Federale de Lausanne (EPFL) in Switzerland have created a solar water splitting technique that uses common materials. They have also achieved a record solar ene...
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Mars Rover Finds Stronger Potential for Life

Mars Rover Finds Stronger Potential for Life | Jeff Morris | Scoop.it
The case for an early Mars that was ripe and ready for living organisms has grown stronger.
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The surprising origins of Europeans

The surprising origins of Europeans | Jeff Morris | Scoop.it
Geneticists David Reich and Nick Patterson detailed recent work on human migrations that led to the populations of today’s Europe.
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Google Can Now Tell You're Not a Robot With Just One Click | WIRED

Google Can Now Tell You're Not a Robot With Just One Click | WIRED | Jeff Morris | Scoop.it
On Wednesday, Google announced that many of its “Captchas”—the squiggled text tests designed to weed out automated spambots—will be reduced to nothing more than a single checkbox next to the statement “I’m not a robot.”
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Sony saved thousands of passwords in a folder named 'Password' - Telegraph

Sony saved thousands of passwords in a folder named 'Password' - Telegraph | Jeff Morris | Scoop.it
Sony is facing further embarrassment over its latest data breach, after it emerged that its security precautions were somewhat lacking
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Thousands of Einstein Documents Are Now a Click Away

Thousands of Einstein Documents Are Now a Click Away | Jeff Morris | Scoop.it
A mammoth effort is underway to digitally publish Albert Einstein’s letters, papers, postcards and diaries that have been scattered in archives, attics and shoeboxes.
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Can binary terrestrial planets exist?

Can binary terrestrial planets exist? | Jeff Morris | Scoop.it
The possible existence of Earth-like binary planets is being described today at the American Astronomical Society's Division for Planetary Sciences meeting in Tucson, AZ. Two bodies, each of mass similar to Earth, can form a closely orbiting pair under certain conditions present during the formation ...

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The Four Horsemen of Cyber Security in 2014 - Dark Reading

The Four Horsemen of Cyber Security in 2014 - Dark Reading | Jeff Morris | Scoop.it
What too many of the year's high-profile data breaches had in common.

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Roger Smith's curator insight, December 9, 4:47 PM

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Viking women colonised the British Isles too, study claims

Viking women colonised the British Isles too, study claims | Jeff Morris | Scoop.it
Researchers from the University of Oslo have revealed that 'significant' numbers of women accompanied Viking men when they sailed to places like the Scottish mainland in longboats.
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UAVs could map the bottom of the sea, using new lidar tech

UAVs could map the bottom of the sea, using new lidar tech | Jeff Morris | Scoop.it
When an organization sets out to map the sea floor, it will typically use a device known as a bathymetric lidar. A team at Georgia Tech has now developed a cost-effective new system that they clai...
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Plastic phantom shows space travel may be safer than thought

Plastic phantom shows space travel may be safer than thought | Jeff Morris | Scoop.it
A European Space Agency experiment aboard the International Space Station suggests that space travelers may have less to worry about when it comes to radiation ... thanks to a phantom.
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2 Futures Can Explain Time's Mysterious Past

2 Futures Can Explain Time's Mysterious Past | Jeff Morris | Scoop.it
New theories suggest the big bang was not the beginning, and that we may live in the past of a parallel universe
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Compound kills off malaria by making infected cells appear as aging red blood cells

Compound kills off malaria by making infected cells appear as aging red blood cells | Jeff Morris | Scoop.it
Research St Jude Children's Research Hospital suggests that a compound called (+)-SJ733 sees the body's immune system treat malaria-infected cells the same way it does aging red blood cells, leadi...
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Astronomers observe two stars so close to each other that they will end up merging into a supermassive star

Astronomers observe two stars so close to each other that they will end up merging into a supermassive star | Jeff Morris | Scoop.it
A study of 'MY Camelopardalis' binary system, published in the journal Astronomy & Astrophysics, shows that the most massive stars are made up by merging with other smaller stars, as predicted by theoretical models.
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Microsoft slates 7 security updates for next week, resurrects Exchange fix

Microsoft slates 7 security updates for next week, resurrects Exchange fix | Jeff Morris | Scoop.it
Microsoft plans to release seven security updates on Tuesday, three of them critical, to patch Internet Explorer, Windows, various pieces of the Office suite, and the SharePoint and Exchange server software.
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Superconductivity without cooling

Superconductivity without cooling | Jeff Morris | Scoop.it
Superconductivity is a remarkable phenomenon: superconductors can transport electric current without any resistance and thus without any losses whatsoever. It is already in use in some niche areas, for example as magnets for nuclear spin tomography or particle accelerators. However, the materials must ...

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