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Syrian Civil War Prompts First Withdrawal From Doomsday Seed Vault In The Arctic
Science & Tech  (tags: syrian, svalbard global, seed samples, seed vault, Middle East, Civil War, research )

- 11 days ago -
Now, less than 10 years after the opening, officials are preparing to withdraw seeds for the first time.
Why Jails' Embrace of Video Visiting Technology Can Harm Inmates, Families
Science & Tech  (tags: technology, jails and prisons, video visits )

- 9 days ago -
Jails and prisons in 43 states have embraced Skype-like video instead of face-to-face meetings, but some Texas jails are facing a backlash for abandoning in-person visits entirely.
This Machine You Use Every Day Is Surprisingly Vulnerable to Terrorists and Hackers
Science & Tech  (tags: electricity, power, blackouts, solar storms, hackers, terrorists, terrorism )

- 24 days ago -
Throughout history, inexplicable natural phenomena have tended to instill an understandable fear in people. Accounts of the solar storm of August and September 1859 stand out for their tendency toward the whimsical and delighted.
New Malware Attack Tries To Trick People By Pretending To Be EFF
Science & Tech  (tags: EFF, malware, pawn storm, spear phishing )

- 39 days ago -
Needless to say, don't visit the site unless you know what you're doing -- and also, a good reminder not to click on URLs in emails. Go directly to sites.
Two Major US Aquifers Found to Be Saturated With Uranium
Science & Tech  (tags: Ogalala Aquifer, California's Central Valley, Texas, University of Nebraska - Lincoln, uranium, drinking water, agriculture, nitrates )

- 44 days ago -
Researchers from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln have just completed a comprehensive analysis of roughly 275,000 water samples from 62,000 locations across the United States.
Carbon Nanofibres Made From CO2 in the Air
Science & Tech  (tags: concept, discovery, energy, environment, interesting, investigation, NewTechnology, research, science, technology, world )

- 47 days ago -
Scientists in the US have found a way to take carbon dioxide (CO2) from the air and make carbon nanofibres, a valuable manufacturing material. Their solar-powered system runs just a few volts of electricity through a vat full of a hot, molten salt ...
Researchers to Tap Mosquitoes' Sense of Smell to Develop Rescue Bot
Science & Tech  (tags: science, research, rescue, rescue robot, sense, mosquitoes, smell )

- 48 days ago -
A group of researchers will start development next month of a rescue robot that can detect human scents at disaster sites where people may be trapped under debris or earth and sand.
Autonomous Driving Technology: A Force for Good, or Another Driving Distraction?
Science & Tech  (tags: technology, cars, computers, business, energy, habitat, humans, interesting, news, NewTechnology, performance, research, society, tech, world )

- 54 days ago -
Self-drive cars might not be as far down the road as you think. But are humans ready for a human-free driving experience?
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