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Ban Killer Robots Before They Become Weapons of Mass Destruction
Science & Tech  (tags: world, technology, scientists, science, research, safety, interesting, humans, Gizmos, environment, discovery, computers, killer robots, weapons of mass destruction, autonomous, global, security, war )

Darren
- 290 days ago - scientificamerican.com
We need an international agreement to prevent the development of autonomous weapons before they threaten global security
You Can Actually Hear the Climate Changing ~ TEXT and SOUNDS
Science & Tech  (tags: environment, science, scientists, climate change, soundscape ecologist, discovery, investigation, news, humans, world, study )

Carrie
- 169 days ago - outsideonline.com
Soundscape ecologist Bernie Krause has recorded jaguars in the Amazon, ice in Antarctica, insects in Zimbabwe, rainstorms in Borneo, and orcas in the Pacific. Wild sounds allow us to examine changes that may otherwise go unnoticed.
Newly Identified Bacteria Break Down Tough Plastic
Science & Tech  (tags: discovery, environment, interesting, investigation, news, research, science, study, technology )

Pablo
- 74 days ago - aaas.org
Keio University. Researchers have identified a species of bacteria that uses just two enzymes to break down a tough type of plastic polymer. A NEW BACTERIA BREAKS DOWN PET POLYMERS THAT MAKE UP SOME WATER BOTTLES AND OTHER COMMON PLASTIC CONTAINERS.
Another Canadian Scientist Fired in Harper's Ongoing War on Science
Science & Tech  (tags: science, muzzling, Canada, Harper, scientists, politics, Ottawa, environment, research, climate )

Michael
- 309 days ago - nationalobserver.com
This government has used a culture of fear - achieved by de-funding, and the strategic dismissal of key leaders - as a means to suppress the flow of information from federal scientists.
The Really Big One ~ The Earthquake That Will Devastate Seattle
Science & Tech  (tags: environment, seismology, scientists, Seattle, Cascadia fault line, earthquakes, destruction, research, interesting, humans, science, investigation )

Carrie
- 316 days ago - newyorker.com
An earthquake will destroy a sizable portion of the coastal Northwest. The question is when.
Netherlands to Try Recycled Plastic Roads; More Durable, Climate Friendly Than Asphalt
Science & Tech  (tags: concept, design, environment, interesting, investigation, NewTechnology, research, study, world )

Frans
- 294 days ago - industrytap.com
Plastics do not biodegrade. Everything ever made from plastic still exists, creating a worldwide environmental monster....
Siri And Other Phone Assistants Don't Always Help In A Crisis
Science & Tech  (tags: technology, research, humans, environment, tech, investigation )

Cal
- 71 days ago - npr.org
...if you told the Google App or S Voice from Samsung that you were just sexually assaulted or beaten by your partner, they don't have much to offer, a study finds.
Searching for the Painted Bunting ~ New York City's Colorful New Celebrity
Science & Tech  (tags: animals, discovery, interesting, humans, environment, habitat, news, world )

Carrie
- 170 days ago - theverge.com
We're hoping to catch a glimpse of a bird that ~ until recently ~ had never been seen in New York City: the painted bunting. The bird is the avian equivalent of a box of crayons.
Catatumbo Lighting
Science & Tech  (tags: Catatumbo Lighting, Venezuela, Tropospheric ozone, science, environment, Maracaibo basin )

Nancy
- 197 days ago - odditycentral.com
The people of northwestern Venezuela call the phenomenon âEUR~rib a-baâEUR(TM), which means âEUR~river of fire in the skyâEUR(TM). It is also known as âEUR~Relámpago del CatatumboâEUR(TM), the âEUR~everlasting stormâEUR(TM). It generates 1.2 million lightning strikes a year,
For More and Better-Quality Food Production, Take Care of Pollinators
Science & Tech  (tags: animals, diversity, environment, health, pollinators, sustainable agriculture, new insect species )

Rosemary
- 124 days ago - blog.worldagroforestry.org
Bees, birds, butterflies, moths and some small mammals transfer pollen from flower to flower, causing fruit to set. This environmental service of pollinators is what secures the harvest of a huge proportion of the worldâEUR(TM)s food production.
Groundwater Contamination From Fracking Changes Over Time: Study
Science & Tech  (tags: carcinogens, earthquakes, environment, fracking, ground water, heavy metals )

Julie
- 13 days ago - thetyee.ca
Fracking chemicals from oil wells were located within four kilometres from sampled water wells. Canada's top hydrogeologist and contaminant expert calls fracking an uncontrolled science experiment on groundwater
Hacking Team Hacked: How to Protect Yourself
Science & Tech  (tags: world, technology, safety, interesting, internet, humans, environment, computers, Hacking Team, protection, intrusion, software, Remote Control System )

Darren
- 320 days ago - accessnow.org
Here's how to defend yourself from Hacking Team's Remote Control System intrusion software.
Everest Glaciers Very Sensitive to Global Warming, Researchers Say
Science & Tech  (tags: environment, climate, science, study )

Marty
- 359 days ago - sci-news.com
According to a team of scientists led by Dr Joseph Shea of the International Centre for Integrated Mountain Development in Kathmandu, Nepal, if greenhouse-gas emissions continue to rise, glaciers in the Dudh Kosi basin in the Nepal Himalaya
Israeli Surveillance Balloon Kept Paris Delegates Safe
Science & Tech  (tags: Paris, terrorists, terrorism, Muslim terrorists, climate conference, protection, environment, science, safety, society, world )

Penny
- 160 days ago - israel21c.org
Paris police launched an Israeli~made Skystar 180 aerostat surveillance balloon over the French capital to help assure the security of about 200 worldwide delegates
WorldâEUR(TM)s First Robotic Vegetable Factory Opening in Japan in 2017
Science & Tech  (tags: concept, design, environment, interesting, NewTechnology, research, scientists, study, technology, world )

Frans
- 53 days ago - industrytap.com
Japan shocked the world when it recently staffed a hotel with robots. Now Japan is preparing to open the worldâEUR(TM)s first fully automated vegetable farm. These developments, in quick succession ...
 

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