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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
- 22 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
- 28 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.
Cosmic Chaos: Turbulence Prevents Cluster Galaxies From Forming Stars (PHOTO)
Science & Tech  (tags: Law, Physics, Science, Space, USA )

Ray
- 29 days ago - rt.com
A group of international scientists have discovered that turbulence might keep the temperature inside cluster galaxies too hot to allow for cooling needed to form stars.
Cup of Cocoa a Day Keeps Memory Loss Away - Scientists
Science & Tech  (tags: Biology, Health, Science, USA )

Ray
- 30 days ago - rt.com
A tasty drink may give a typical 60-year-old the memory as of a person 20 to 30 years younger. A US study has revealed that cocoa contains bioactive ingredients that reverse age-related memory decline.
Urge These Two Democratic FCC Commissioners to Save Net Neutrality ACTION US
Science & Tech  (tags: net neutrality, usa, technology, internet, FCC, Clyburn, Wheeler, Rosenworcel )

Nancy
- 61 days ago - campaigns.dailykos.com
Chairman Wheeler will need two votes to enact net neutrality rules and they will need to come from Democratic Commissioners Jessica Rosenworcel and Mignon Clyburn because the needed votes won't be coming from the Republican Commissioners.
Yellowstone Supervolcano Eruption Would Be Disastrous for Entire US - Study
Science & Tech  (tags: Ecology, Natural disasters, North America, Science, USA, Weather )

Ray
- 84 days ago - rt.com
If the massive supervolcano at Yellowstone National Park erupted again, scientists believe it would blanket much of the United States in ash and potentially sever communication as well as travel between the country's coasts.
Drug Pruning Extra Synapses in Brain Can Treat Autism - Study
Science & Tech  (tags: Children, Drugs, Health, USA )

Ray
- 93 days ago - rt.com
Autistic children have an excessive amount of synapses, or brain connections between neurons, which doesn't alter as it should with age, US scientists have revealed. This could help develop a drug normalizing their number even after diagnosis.
Star Dust Brought to Earth Originated Beyond Our Solar System
Science & Tech  (tags: Japan, NASA, Science, Space, USA )

Ray
- 100 days ago - rt.com
NASA's Stardust robotic mission which gathered samples from the flyby comet Wild 2 and brought them to Earth in 2006 has proven to be a success, with scientists saying some particles it collected originated from outside our solar system.
China's Shunfeng Continues Grand Solar Plans, Buys 30% Stake in US Energy Storage Company Feifei Shen, Bloomberg August 08, 20
Science & Tech  (tags: world, americans, USA, business, consumers, energy, Entrepreneurs, environment, ethics, greenbuilding, investing, sustainable development, labor, research, science, tech, study )

Ruth
- 103 days ago - renewableenergyworld.com
'BEIJING -- Shunfeng Photovoltaic International Ltd., a Hong Kong-based maker of solar products, said its unit SF Suntech Inc. will buy a 30 percent stake in U.S. energy storage company Powin Energy Corp. for $25 million.'
Elbit: Exporting Oppression From Palestine to Latin America
Science & Tech  (tags: Elbit, technology, surveillance, world, profit, illegal israeli occupation of palestine, defense, exports, human rights, abuses, oppression, spying tools, USA, WORLD )

Jess
- 147 days ago - icj10.stopthewall.org
Using knowledge and expertise gained from assisting in the occupation of Palestine, Elbit has made millions exporting surveillance and defense materiel worldwide
The Map With Only 38 States
Science & Tech  (tags: geography, USA, 38 states, state boundaries, cultural history, government, interesting, study )

CarrieSIC
- 155 days ago - mentalfloss.com
In 1973, California State University geography professor George Etzel Pearcy suggested that the U.S. redraw its antiquated state boundaries and narrow the overall number of states to 38.
NASA Considers Sending Quadcopter Drone to Look for Life on Titan
Science & Tech  (tags: NASA, Science, Space, USA )

Ray
- 159 days ago - rt.com
While one NASA probe whizzes by Saturn's moon Titan on Thursday to analyze its atmosphere, the American space agency is also considering a plan to send a quadcopter drone capable of searching for life.
Astronomers Discover Sister to Earth's Sun
Science & Tech  (tags: NASA, Science, Space, USA )

Ray
- 161 days ago - rt.com
As part of a search into the origins of our galaxy, astronomers at the University of Texas have identified what they believe to be a sister to the Earth's sun.
The Lasting Allure of the Flying Saucer
Science & Tech  (tags: Space, Spacecraft, NASA, USA )

Ray
- 166 days ago - bbc.co.uk
Nasa is launching a spacecraft that strongly resembles a flying saucer. For more than half a century the distinctive shape has exerted a powerful grip over the popular imagination.
Earth & Moon 60 Million Years Older Than Previously Thought
Science & Tech  (tags: France, Science, Space, USA )

Ray
- 167 days ago - rt.com
The timing of the giant impact between Earth's ancestor and another planet-sized body happened 40 million years after the start of the solar system. This means Earth is a bit of an older lady than previously thought.
 

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