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Penn Engineers Develop $2 Portable Zika Test

Penn Engineers Develop $2 Portable Zika Test | Jeff Morris | Scoop.it

University of Pennsylvania engineers have developed a rapid, low-cost genetic test for the Zika virus


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Chinese Ad Firm Infected 85 Million Android Users to Get More Clicks

Chinese Ad Firm Infected 85 Million Android Users to Get More Clicks | Jeff Morris | Scoop.it
Chinese Advertising Company Yingmob infected 85 Million Android devices with Malware to Get More Clicks
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How to rid your new PC of pre-installed junk, once and for all

How to rid your new PC of pre-installed junk, once and for all | Jeff Morris | Scoop.it
Fed up of all the rubbish that your PC came pre-installed with? Guest contributor Yasin Soliman explains how you can banish the bloatware from your Windows PC.
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China fits final piece on world's largest radio telescope - BBC News

China fits final piece on world's largest radio telescope - BBC News | Jeff Morris | Scoop.it
China has fitted the final piece on what is set to be the world's largest radio telescope, the size of 30 football fields and worth $180m (£135m).
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3 Serious Facebook Security Holes You Didn't Know About

3 Serious Facebook Security Holes You Didn't Know About | Jeff Morris | Scoop.it
If you use Facebook, you need to know about these serious security concerns.
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Juno mission: British rocket engine ready for Jupiter task - BBC News

Juno mission: British rocket engine ready for Jupiter task - BBC News | Jeff Morris | Scoop.it
When the US space agency’s latest probe to Jupiter tries to enter into orbit around the planet on Tuesday, it will be relying on a British rocket engine.
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One-way shields give riot police the edge

One-way shields give riot police the edge | Jeff Morris | Scoop.it
To provide riot police with a psychological advantage, Nottingham Trent University has come up with a new riot shield that allows the police to see the rioters clearly, but not vice versa.​
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Folding boat changes from rolling suitcase to canoe in 10 minutes

Folding boat changes from rolling suitcase to canoe in 10 minutes | Jeff Morris | Scoop.it
The Belgian-designed Onak canoe follows in much the same form as the Oru folding kayak, but it offers room for three plus gear. Because you don't always want to paddle alone.
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Dangerous keyboard app has more than 50 million downloads

Dangerous keyboard app has more than 50 million downloads | Jeff Morris | Scoop.it
The Flash Keyboard app has been downloaded more than 50 million times -- but is capable of some extremely dangerous behaviors.
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Amazon fires: Humans make rainforest more flammable - BBC News

Amazon fires: Humans make rainforest more flammable - BBC News | Jeff Morris | Scoop.it
Human disturbances are putting the Amazon rainforest at greater risk of fire, say researchers.
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Ancient birds' wings preserved in amber - BBC News

Ancient birds' wings preserved in amber - BBC News | Jeff Morris | Scoop.it
Two wings from birds that lived alongside the dinosaurs have been found preserved in amber.
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'Rule-breaker' forests in Andes and Amazon revealed by remote spectral sensing

'Rule-breaker' forests in Andes and Amazon revealed by remote spectral sensing | Jeff Morris | Scoop.it
It turns out that forests in the Andean and western Amazonian regions of South America break long-understood rules about how ecosystems are put together, according to new research led by Carnegie's Greg Asner and publishe
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Scientists find 'water windfall' beneath California's Central Valley

Scientists find 'water windfall' beneath California's Central Valley | Jeff Morris | Scoop.it
California's drought-stricken Central Valley harbors three times more groundwater than previously estimated, Stanford scientists have found. Accessing this water in an economically feasible way and safeguarding it from possibl
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DJI drones gain geo-fencing safety feature opt-out - BBC News

DJI drones gain geo-fencing safety feature opt-out - BBC News | Jeff Morris | Scoop.it
DJI has updated its app to allow drone owners to fly its aircraft into restricted areas they were previously prevented from entering.
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Not using Adobe's PDF reader doesn't mean you're avoiding PDF malware

Not using Adobe's PDF reader doesn't mean you're avoiding PDF malware | Jeff Morris | Scoop.it
A dozen vulnerabilities have been found in the Foxit PDF Reader software.
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Juno mission: Jupiter probe nears critical orbit manoeuvre - BBC News

Juno mission: Jupiter probe nears critical orbit manoeuvre - BBC News | Jeff Morris | Scoop.it
The US space agency will try shortly to put a satellite in orbit around Jupiter to sense what lies beneath the giant planet's obscuring clouds.
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Tech support scams target victims via their ISP - BBC News

Tech support scams target victims via their ISP - BBC News | Jeff Morris | Scoop.it
The old tech support scam where a fraudster pretends to be a Microsoft agent takes a new turn.
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The Punishing Physics of Your Favorite Ninja Warrior Stunts

The Punishing Physics of Your Favorite Ninja Warrior Stunts | Jeff Morris | Scoop.it
Here are five great examples of physics from Ninja Warrior.

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Disabled Cancer Patient Sues Memphis International Airport, TSA After Bloody Checkpoint Scuffle

Disabled Cancer Patient Sues Memphis International Airport, TSA After Bloody Checkpoint Scuffle | Jeff Morris | Scoop.it
Bloodied and bruised, 19-year-old cancer patient Hannah Cohen was led from Memphis International Airport in handcuffs last year. The teen was heading home to Chattanooga on June 30, 2015, after treatment for a brain tumor at St.
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Pig manure may pave the way to sustainable road building

Pig manure may pave the way to sustainable road building | Jeff Morris | Scoop.it
Researchers have developed a process that uses pig manure as a low-cost replacement for petroleum in the production of road asphalt. In searching for bio alternatives, the group discovered that swine waste is especially rich in oils very similar to petroleum suited for asphalt production.
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'Healing' detected in Antarctic ozone hole - BBC News

'Healing' detected in Antarctic ozone hole - BBC News | Jeff Morris | Scoop.it
Researchers say they have found the first clear evidence that the thinning in the ozone layer above Antarctica is starting to heal.
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Home PC outperforms a supercomputer in complex calculations

Home PC  outperforms a supercomputer in complex calculations | Jeff Morris | Scoop.it
Russian physicists have put a computer running a consumer-level Nvidia GPU to work on equations that are normally performed using a powerful supercomputer, and found that the home PC solved them in 15 minutes – far faster than the supercomputer’s time of two or three days.
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Scientists can create malaria-proof mosquitoes – but is the world ready?

Scientists can create malaria-proof mosquitoes – but is the world ready? | Jeff Morris | Scoop.it
Mosquitoes are the deadlines animal in the world, killing more than 700,000 people each year. Gene drive technology could be the solution, but could there be potentially harmful side effects?
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'It Wasn't the Bear's Fault.' Grizzly Attack Survivor Stories

'It Wasn't the Bear's Fault.' Grizzly Attack Survivor Stories | Jeff Morris | Scoop.it
Survival rates for bear attacks are high. And those who have been mauled are often forgiving.
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Ancient 'Deep Skull' from Borneo full of surprises

Ancient 'Deep Skull' from Borneo full of surprises | Jeff Morris | Scoop.it
A new study of the 37,000-year old remains of the "Deep Skull" - the oldest modern human discovered in island South-East Asia - has revealed this ancient person was not related to Indigenous Australians, as had been originall
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