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$1mn Per Card: Major Flaw Detected in New Credit, Debit Cards
Science & Tech  (tags: Crime, Europe, Global economy, Hacking, Information Technology, Modernization, SciTech, UK, USA )

Ray
- 44 days ago - rt.com
Scientists testing for card fraud on new contactless microchip debit and credit cards have found a critical flaw that could allow a criminal to steal up to $1 million just by coming into close contact with a person.
700-Yo Virus From Ancient Caribou Poop Revived, Infects Living Plant
Science & Tech  (tags: Biology, Canada, Ecology, Global warming, Health, Law, Russia, SciTech, Social networks, USA )

Ray
- 50 days ago - rt.com
Scientists have successfully revived a 700-year-old virus that was frozen within ancient caribou feces, using it to infect a modern-day plant. The development raises the possibility that global warming could resurrect other infectious viruses.
Paralyzed Man Walks Again Thanks to UK-Funded Tech
Science & Tech  (tags: Conflict, Health, Modernization, SciTech, Science, UK )

Ray
- 54 days ago - rt.com
A man whose lower body was completely paralyzed has been given the chance to walk again, thanks to pioneering surgical therapy developed by scientists in the UK and Poland.
Orionids Meteor Shower Lights Night Sky
Science & Tech  (tags: NASA, SciTech, Science, Space )

Ray
- 58 days ago - rt.com
Stargazers are in for a weeklong celestial display of shooting stars as Earth passes through a stream of dusty debris from Halley's Comet.
Two Earlier Discovered Earth-Like Planets Do Not Exist, New Study Shows
Science & Tech  (tags: SciTech, Science, Space )

Ray
- 164 days ago - rt.com
A new study, focused on finding a sharper tool for discovering new - and maybe even potentially habitable planets - has apparently proved two of most probable candidates do not exist, even though the researcher says it was unintentional.
SPHERE Camera Will Identify New Planets By Looking Through Light Pollution
Science & Tech  (tags: Information Technology, SciTech, Science )

Ray
- 196 days ago - rt.com
Astronomers encouraged by a string of exciting discoveries now have reason to hope more luck will come their way with the debut of a new technology that promises to help them identify faraway planets located within a cluster of celestial bodies.
Milky Way, Andromeda Galaxies Set to Collide in Giant Game of Space Bumper Cars
Science & Tech  (tags: NASA, Physics, SciTech, Science, Space, USA )

Ray
- 200 days ago - rt.com
A short time ago, in a galaxy very, very close by, a NASA satellite thought it detected a gamma ray burst in Andromeda. It was a false alarm, but astronomers used the opportunity as a reminder that our galaxy and Andromeda are set for a head-on collision.
Melting of Antarctic Ice Sheet and 3-Meter Sea Level Rise Inevitable - Study
Science & Tech  (tags: Biology, Global warming, SciTech, Science, USA )

Ray
- 219 days ago - rt.com
Massive regions of the ice sheet that makes up West Antarctica have begun collapsing in a process that scientists have worried about for decades and fear is likely unstoppable.
Scientists Create 'Self-Healing' Plastic Inspired By Human Vascular System
Science & Tech  (tags: Accident, Biology, Nanotechnology, SciTech, USA )

Ray
- 222 days ago - rt.com
A new breakthrough in "self-healing" plastics has scientists looking forward to a future in which broken smartphones, utility pipes, and even satellites can repair themselves.
Discovery of 'Alien' DNA Hailed By Scientists, Raises Ethical Concerns
Science & Tech  (tags: Biology, Health, SciTech, Science, USA )

Ray
- 224 days ago - rt.com
American scientists have for the first time ever made it possible for an organism to survive with artificial DNA, making it more likely new medicines can be developed, while raising ethical concerns among some advocates.
White House's 'Identity Ecosystem' Spurs Suspicion of National ID Registry
Science & Tech  (tags: Information Technology, Intelligence, Internet, Law, Politics, SciTech, USA )

Ray
- 226 days ago - rt.com
The US government is reportedly considering a so-called "Identity Ecosystem" that, while promising to save time and money, has already riled privacy advocates worried about the government having too much biometric information at its disposal.
Nuclear-Scale Asteroid Blasts in Earth's Atmosphere Up to 10 Times 'More Common' Than Thought
Science & Tech  (tags: Russia, SciTech, Security, Space, USA )

Ray
- 239 days ago - rt.com
There have been 26 nuclear-scale asteroid explosions in the Earth's atmosphere between 2001 and 2013, according to a new report. The most powerful of the impacts was dozens of times the magnitude of the atom bomb that devastated Hiroshima, Japan in 1945.
IRS Awarded Contract to Surveillance Company That Tracks License Plates
Science & Tech  (tags: Intelligence, Police, SciTech, Security, USA, Vehicles )

Ray
- 243 days ago - rt.com
A California-based surveillance vendor that sells access to license plate databases and the devices that indiscriminately collect that information has been reportedly cashing checks from the Internal Revenue Service and other federal offices.
Is Water Flowing on Mars? NASA Presents New Evidence
Science & Tech  (tags: SciTech, Science, Space, USA )

Ray
- 309 days ago - rt.com
Researchers have unveiled new evidence which they say proves water could be flowing on Mars right now - a claim that could debunk the long-held belief that the Red Planet has been completely dry for billions of years.
New Evidence Proves Existence of Space Wind
Science & Tech  (tags: NASA, SciTech, Science, Space )

Ray
- 530 days ago - rt.com
Scientists have revealed new evidence of space wind, confirming a theory proposed 20 years ago. 'Plasmaspheric wind' is an elusive phenomenon and its existence helps scientists understand how the atmosphere protects us from violent solar winds.
 

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