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Colonial Shipwrecks of Colombia: Exploring an Unknown Wreck

Colonial Shipwrecks of Colombia: Exploring an Unknown Wreck | Vloasis sci-tech | Scoop.it
National Geographic Grantee and Texas State University Research Faculty Frederick “Fritz” Hanselmann and a top-notch team of archaeologists from Colombia and the United States are leading an expedition to locate and document historic shipwrecks off...
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The Cartagena region has long been a place of intrigue, and I wonder how many more unknown ships mkight be down there.

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Parkinson's Drugs Linked to Sex and Gambling Addictions

Parkinson's Drugs Linked to Sex and Gambling Addictions | Vloasis sci-tech | Scoop.it
Scientists have new clues to what causes behaviors like pathological gambling, hypersexuality and compulsive shopping after a new study shows these behaviors may occur as the side effects of taking certain drugs, that affect dopamine in the brain.

Via Kenneth Weene
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Now there's a link I wasn't expecting.

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Anyone who works with mental illness knows that dopamine is the neurotransmitter most likely to be involved in issues of impulse control and hallucination. Amphetamines are dopamine mimetic drugs, and we know what that using them does for many people. Clinical trials for any drug that acts within the brain should include careful attention to behavioral side effects.

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Leaky Galaxy Mimics First Light in Early Universe

Leaky Galaxy Mimics First Light in Early Universe | Vloasis sci-tech | Scoop.it
A densely packed star-forming galaxy is reproducing the events that brought light to the early universe.
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Whoa; that kinda looks like a face, staring southeast.

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Deadly Infections Linked to Neti Pots

Deadly Infections Linked to Neti Pots | Vloasis sci-tech | Scoop.it
The Louisiana Department of Health and Hospitals has issued a warning about Neti pots, which have been linked to two fatal infections.
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If you use tap water in these, boil it first and let it cool a bit.

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The Intellectual Property Act 2014: what it means for small businesses

The Intellectual Property Act 2014: what it means for small businesses | Vloasis sci-tech | Scoop.it
The act, which came into force this week, simplifies the process for protecting 3D designs, and puts design rights on an even footing with copyright and trademark
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A field of the present, and the future.

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People Were Tricked into Microwaving Their iPhone 6

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People Were Tricked into Microwaving Their iPhone 6
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Aww, you mean iButt technology is fake?!

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How To Stay Anonymous Online In 2014

How To Stay Anonymous Online In 2014 | Vloasis sci-tech | Scoop.it
Lots have changed since we last publish the infograph showing you how to hide your Internet presence. Removing yourself from social media accounts simply doesn't cut it anymore. In this updated version by WhoIsHostingThis, slightly more advanced techniques are featured. Click to enlarge.
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TOR is a good option.

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Supermoon 9 9 14 - YouTube

video shot by me at midnight, edited with the following audio: "Jalandhar" Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3....
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It was a good evening for this, with the clouds creating a great effect.

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Intel chip has tiniest transistors

Intel chip has tiniest transistors | Vloasis sci-tech | Scoop.it
Intel formally says the tiny transistors on its new family of chips will let powerful, "razor-thin", fanless computers become possible. (Intel chip has tiniest transistors. You've gotta love intel.
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I can see where they got the name M.

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Mysterious Fake Cellphone Towers Are Intercepting Calls All Over The US

Mysterious Fake Cellphone Towers Are Intercepting Calls All Over The US | Vloasis sci-tech | Scoop.it
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Thanks to Randy for posting this. I'll see his Wow and raise a Holy F*ck.

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Wrangling a thousand-strong robot swarm

By itself, one tiny robot called a Kilobot is not very smart. But 1,000 can follow simple instructions to assemble into multiple shapes without human interve...
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The idea was there, and now the beginning stages of execution. Given time, little things like this could do meaningful work.

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How serious is California drought? Check out these before and after pictures, taken only three years apart

The most viral images on the internet, curated in real time by a dedicated community through commenting, voting and sharing.
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Thanks to Raven for posting this.

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History 2.0: Civil War Journals & Historic Letters Go Digital

History 2.0: Civil War Journals & Historic Letters Go Digital | Vloasis sci-tech | Scoop.it
Armchair historians with a knack for reading scratchy handwriting can now help the Smithsonian Institution with a huge effort to preserve thousands of historical letters and journals online.
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One of the good things about technology!

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NASA Is Building a Tiny Mothership to Explore Distant Lunar Oceans

NASA Is Building a Tiny Mothership to Explore Distant Lunar Oceans | Vloasis sci-tech | Scoop.it

Suppose you’re a planetary scientist. You operate an unmanned spacecraft, surveying a distant moon in our solar system. Years of funding, engineering work, and long-distance space travel have all come together, and at last this machine—to which you have devoted so much of your life—is in place. And it’s just made an incredible discovery.

 

Maybe it’s a new kind of crater. Or an odd, unexpected mineral. Or the holy grail: liquid water.

 

It’s thrilling news—years of your career, vindicated! Now you have to wait. And lobby. And hope for the funding to come through. And wait for the next craft to get there...


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Very cool.

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'Particle Fever' exalts human side of scientific discovery

'Particle Fever' exalts human side of scientific discovery | Vloasis sci-tech | Scoop.it
By telling the human story behind a breathtaking scientific discovery, this documentary makes the abstract more understandable.
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Don't particle accelerators look like alien constructs?

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Google hires camel for Desert Street View

Google hires camel for Desert Street View | Vloasis sci-tech | Scoop.it
Giant camera strapped to dromedary's hump captures Dubai allows 360-degree online exploration of Abu Dhabi's Liwa oasis.

Via TechinBiz
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Next up: dolphins!

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Rapid and durable protection against Ebola virus with new experimental ChAd3 Ebola vaccine

Rapid and durable protection against Ebola virus with new experimental ChAd3 Ebola vaccine | Vloasis sci-tech | Scoop.it

One shot of an experimental vaccine made from two Ebola virus gene segments incorporated into a chimpanzee cold virus vector (called chimp adenovirus type 3 or ChAd3) protected all four macaque monkeys exposed to high levels of Ebola virus 5 weeks after inoculation, report National Institutes of Health (NIH) scientists and their collaborators.

 

The ability of the ChAd3 Ebola virus vaccine to elicit rapid protection in monkeys is notable as the world health community battles an ongoing Ebola virus disease outbreak in West Africa. While the protective effects of the single shot waned over time, two out of four inoculated animals were protected when challenged with Ebola virus 10 months after vaccination.


Via Dr. Stefan Gruenwald
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I hope this bodes well.

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Windows 10 technical preview - YouTube

Microsoft released Windows 10 technical preview today, which is the pre-consumer preview version of the new OS. This is a test install of Win10 on a Compaq C500. I installed it to a partition on the hard drive with only 9.3gb of space (had originally planned to put a Linux distro there). Did it fit and install? Check it out.
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So far so good. I was very pleased to see the traditional task bar and start button upon startup.

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Japan's 'scientific whaling' under scrutiny

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In this Sept. 11, 2014 photo, chef of the Japanese restaurant "COM FOR TABLE" slices whale meat for a dish in in Tokyo.

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One of the biggest lines of horsecrap is the "scientific" whaling claim of Japan.

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eBay Down: Twelfth Outage of the Year

eBay Down: Twelfth Outage of the Year | Vloasis sci-tech | Scoop.it
Reports are flooding in that eBay is down, estimated to be the twelfth major outage eBay has experienced this year. The ...
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In what is becoming an all too familiar pattern, eBay is once again down.  After massive password leaks recently, unexpected site crashes, and whatever this latest thing is...you have to think thousands of low bidders are winning auctions right now and thousands of sellers are kinda getting screwed.

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10 Weird and Wonderful Electric Vehicles

10 Weird and Wonderful Electric Vehicles | Vloasis sci-tech | Scoop.it
Electric vehicles don't have to be stratospherically priced products from Silicon Valley, or boring range-limited economy-focused cars, either. No, some of the most fun, innovative, and affordable ways to experience electric propulsion come in far smaller

Via BikerEntourage.com
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The third one looks like something you'd expect to see two clowns trying to share.

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Russian Space Experiment On Gecko Sex Goes Awry

Russian Space Experiment On Gecko Sex Goes Awry | Vloasis sci-tech | Scoop.it


Space is a dangerous place.

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And I had such high hopes for humping space geckos.

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Tapping Brainwaves: Will Our Brains Soon Be Hackable?

Tapping Brainwaves: Will Our Brains Soon Be Hackable? | Vloasis sci-tech | Scoop.it
It's 2035. As you head out for work, you're sure to grab your BSH - Brain Security Hat - before heading off to work. The hat has become part of the cultural image of anyone who works in a field with sensitive, proprietary information; as it protects your brain against brain hackers. Does that sound like the…
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You can tell what some people are thinking without jumping into the future.

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Advanced hypersonic weapon destroyed during US test

Advanced hypersonic weapon destroyed during US test | Vloasis sci-tech | Scoop.it


The weapon was developed by Sandia National Laboratory and the U.S.

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Gotta wonder exactly what happened that made them detonate it.

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Neanderthals and Humans May Have Had Sex for Millennia

Neanderthals and Humans May Have Had Sex for Millennia | Vloasis sci-tech | Scoop.it
Neanderthals went extinct in Europe about 40,000 years ago, giving them millennia to coexist with modern humans culturally and sexually, new findings suggest...
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Millennia? They should have called their doctors if it lasted longer than four hours.

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The Loneliness of Illness and Pain

The Loneliness of Illness and Pain | Vloasis sci-tech | Scoop.it
“You’re lucky you don’t have to work!” “You’re just giving up!” “You need to get out more!” When we break a leg, are we better off hopping on it or using crutches?
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In light of Robin Williams' apparent suicide, articles like this should gain more focus. 

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