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Start of test with solar energy generating noise barriers alongside highway

Start of test with solar energy generating noise barriers alongside highway | News we like | Scoop.it
Alongside the A2 highway near Den Bosch, The Netherlands, two test noise barriers are installed that generate solar energy.
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Oslo Builds World's First Bee Highway

Oslo Builds World's First Bee Highway | News we like | Scoop.it
Bees are essential for food production, but around the world, populations have been declining for years. Norway’s latest bid to back its fuzzy insectoid friends? The world’s very first bee highway, naturally.
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NSA files decoded: Edward Snowden's surveillance revelations explained

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Exclusive: NSA pays £100m in secret funding for GCHQ

Exclusive: NSA pays £100m in secret funding for GCHQ | News we like | Scoop.it
• Secret payments revealed in leaks by Edward Snowden • GCHQ expected to 'pull its weight' for Americans • Weaker regulation of British spies 'a selling point' for NSAThe US government has paid at least £100m to the UK spy agency GCHQ over...
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Who killed Elsie Frost? How one Radio 4 show could solve a murder ‘cold case’

Who killed Elsie Frost? How one Radio 4 show could solve a murder ‘cold case’ | News we like | Scoop.it
Investigations by Radio 4’s iPM have caught listeners’ imaginations – and 50 years after the teenager’s death, new lines of inquiry are openingWhen 14-year-old Elsie Frost was murdered in an unexplained, violent attack on a Wakefield towpath in...
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How to Make the Best Limoncello You've Ever Had

How to Make the Best Limoncello You've Ever Had | News we like | Scoop.it
Limoncello! That sweet, tart, and refreshingItalian after-dinner digestif can be a wonderful thing. But, typically, when you go for the store-bought stuff it’s cloyingly sweet, and doesn’t have any of that fresh zip to it.
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Researchers Study 3 Promising Anti-Aging Therapies

Researchers Study 3 Promising Anti-Aging Therapies | News we like | Scoop.it
Some researchers believe they will soon be able to slow or even stop the body's clock—at least for a little while
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One Pissed-Off Artist Made an App to Scam Spotify's Royalty Payments

One Pissed-Off Artist Made an App to Scam Spotify's Royalty Payments | News we like | Scoop.it
For as much love as Spotify gets from customers, it draws equal hatred from musicians, who are consistently unhappy with the tiny amount of revenue generated by streaming music.
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The Guy Who Invented Cell Phones Thinks Apps Suck 

The Guy Who Invented Cell Phones Thinks Apps Suck  | News we like | Scoop.it
The inventor of the first cell phone thinks that someday we’ll all have tiny computers implanted behind our ears instead of phones. He also thinks apps are terrible.
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Stanford Engineers Build A Water Droplet Based Computer

Stanford Engineers Build A Water Droplet Based Computer | News we like | Scoop.it
It is well known to every computer scientist that you can implement a computer in many different ways - but drops of water? Yes of course you can and the result is really fun to watch. 
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Does Pixar’s Inside Out Show How Memory Actually Works?

Does Pixar’s Inside Out Show How Memory Actually Works? | News we like | Scoop.it
Pixar’s newest film, Inside Out , tells the story of 11-year-old Riley and her difficulty dealing with a family move to San Francisco. The film is getting a lot of attention for its depiction of emotion and memory.
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This $300 Palm-Sized Bug Wirelessly Steals  Laptop Crypto Keys

This $300 Palm-Sized Bug Wirelessly Steals  Laptop Crypto Keys | News we like | Scoop.it
This self-contained snooping device can steal data from laptops within 19 inches of it, sniffing out information based on the radio waves that leak from processors as a result of their variations in power use.
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Programmed Bacteria Can Detect Tumors

Programmed Bacteria Can Detect Tumors | News we like | Scoop.it
Sangeeta Bhatia of MIT talks about efforts to get bacteria to home in on tumors and let us know they're there. Cynthia Graber reports.
 
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Synthetic Blood Transfusions Are Coming

Synthetic Blood Transfusions Are Coming | News we like | Scoop.it
Cancer-curing Cylon baby blood may still be a fantasy, but with the next two years, two human volunteers will be receiving the very first blood transplants manufactured in a lab, the British National Health Service announced last week.
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Revealed: how US and UK spy agencies defeat internet privacy and security

Revealed: how US and UK spy agencies defeat internet privacy and security | News we like | Scoop.it
• NSA and GCHQ unlock encryption used to protect emails, banking and medical records • $250m-a-year US program works covertly with tech companies to insert weaknesses into products • Security experts say programs 'undermine the fabric of the...
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The primary NSA issue isn't privacy, it's authority | Jeff Jarvis

The primary NSA issue isn't privacy, it's authority | Jeff Jarvis | News we like | Scoop.it
At heart, the NSA debate is about what the government is allowed to do with what it knows and who is overseeing itI celebrate Judge Richard J Leon's opinion that the government's mass collection of communications metadata is "almost Orwellian", and...
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The Essential Cyberpunk Reading List

The Essential Cyberpunk Reading List | News we like | Scoop.it
It’s now been over three decades since cyberpunk first exploded, and in that time we’ve seen gorgeous movies, read fascinating books, and seen dozens of offshoots like steampunk (and my new favorite, deco punk) develop.
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People Still Insist This Flying Car Will Arrive By 2017, Despite Crash

People Still Insist This Flying Car Will Arrive By 2017, Despite Crash | News we like | Scoop.it
Another day, another promise that flying cars are just over the horizon.
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The Quest for Lab-Grown Meat

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A handful of scientists aim to satisfy the world's growing appetite for hamburgers—and eventually steak—without wrecking the planet.
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'Sexting', 'vaping' and 'photobombing' reach Oxford English Dictionary

'Sexting', 'vaping' and 'photobombing' reach Oxford English Dictionary | News we like | Scoop.it
Around 500 new words and phrases have been added to the Oxford English Dictionary in the tome's quarterly update, including several that provide an insight into 21st century hobbies, such as 'sexting', 'photobombing', 'vaping' and 'crowdfunding'.
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What Is the Big Secret Surrounding Stingray Surveillance?

What Is the Big Secret Surrounding Stingray Surveillance? | News we like | Scoop.it
State and local law enforcement agencies across the U.S. are setting up fake cell towers to gather mobile data, but few will admit it
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Camera zooms can get so ridiculously close it's scary

Camera zooms can get so ridiculously close it's scary | News we like | Scoop.it
If you want to be a total creep and spy on things from miles away, just get a camera like the Nikon P900. The zoom is so ridiculous it’s scary. Check out the video by Fratila Angelo below that shows just how close you can get.
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Samsung Disables Windows Updates to Favor Its Own Crappy Bloatware

Samsung Disables Windows Updates to Favor Its Own Crappy Bloatware | News we like | Scoop.it
Windows updates are simultaneously very boring and incredibly important: they have a habit of shutting down your computer at the wrong moment, but also patch critical security flaws with alarming regularity.
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Google Android ported to run on a graphing calculator - Liliputing

Google Android ported to run on a graphing calculator - Liliputing | News we like | Scoop.it
Remember when new gadgets would come out and someone would always ask “can it run Doom?” The answer was usually “yes.” But there might be a better question today: can it run Android? We’ve seen Android ported to run on all sorts of devices, ranging from the HP TouchPad tablet to the HTC HD2 smartphone, …
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Evidence Supports Marijuana as Medical Treatment for Some Conditions, Not All

Evidence Supports Marijuana as Medical Treatment for Some Conditions, Not All | News we like | Scoop.it
Researchers found moderate support for using marijuana to treat chronic pain and muscle spasms and involuntary movements
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