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Civil War Causes – Poverty, Politics and ENSO Swings

Civil War Causes – Poverty, Politics and ENSO Swings

A breakthrough by a recent study has shown that the probability of civil war starting in nations due to adverse effects of weather like El Nino is 200%. This has been proved by the fact that hostility between government of Peru troops and rebel groups like Shining Path flared up into bloody battles, due to [...]

Greenhouse Emissions and Global Warming

Greenhouse Emissions and Global Warming

Its been established that it is going to be hard to avert serious climate changes through stopping greenhouse gas emissions. The present goal falls short of the levels required to maintain the levels of global warming below the dangerous levels. For this to be succesful, the trend of rising emissions has to reversed followed by [...]

WHO finds that reducing climate change is good for your health

WHO finds that reducing climate change is good for your health

Health in the Green Economy, a new series of studies produced by the World Health Organization, highlights how decreasing climate change will have an immediate and increasingly positive effect on the population’s health. Many noncommunicable diseases, such as cancer, chronic respiratory illness, obesity and cardiovascular disease can be prevented by an increase in green investments. [...]

Gunboat Climatology – Australia’s Solution for Dealing with Pirates

Gunboat Climatology – Australia’s Solution for Dealing with Pirates

In Melbourne, Australia, researchers are using various naval resources to improve climate monitoring. The vast Indian Ocean is their target of interest, as it is swarming with modern-day pirates. According to Ann Thresher, one of Australia’s leading oceanographers, Somali pirates have put a dent in Australia’s research efforts. The ARGO program has been one of [...]

IFTTT app, a Unique app Connection Service

IFTTT app for iPhonesIFTTT, a service that allows you to use specific app parameters to connect two different services or apps, is one kind of service that iPhone users can find more useful. This is a service that can be used to link your computer and iPhone.

Connections between two devices using IFTTT

These type of connections are known as recipes. They are exceptionally easy to use because all you need to do is to specify you This and That in your equation so as to create a recipe. For example,  you may ask your IFTTT to import photos of you saved on your Dropbox to Flickr. Also, you can still condition your IFTTT to send you SMS notifications whenever someone tags you in a Facebook photo.

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Previously, this service used to be available on web based services alone but recently an iOS specifically meant for iPhones hence making the service available to iPhone users. Continue Reading

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Game Changing ‘Biowire’ Technology developed by Canadian Cardiovascular Research Team

researchMilica Radisic and her team recently announced in the scientific journal, Nature Methods, that they have developed a new method of maturing human heart cells by applying electrical pulses to the cells, in a pattern that mimics the fetal cardiac development of humans. The new technology, called ‘Biowire’ uses silk sutures to grow human heart cells which are mature enough to be used in research and transplantation. Electrical pulse is applied to the cardiomyocytes that mimics the fetal heart rate of humans to stimulate a natural environment for the heart cells to mature in. This new process has achieved much better results than previous methods to mature stem cells derived from human caridomyocytes.

Radisic, who is the Canada Research Chair in Functional Cardiovascular Tissue Engineering, was named a “Top Innovator under 35″ by MIT Technology Review and has received the Order of Ontario and the Young Engineers of Canada 2012 Achievement Award. Her team included Dr. Sara Nunes, a scientist and cardiac and vascularization specialist at the University Health Network (UHN) Toronto, and Jason Miklas, a graduate student at the University of Toronto. Continue Reading

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Commute by Electric Skateboard…Using Brain Power?

electronic skateboard When considering electric transportation methods, a skateboard usually isn’t the first set of wheels that comes to mind. However, thanks to the advent of new technology, the long-time vehicle of choice by kids and rebel teens alike has shone a new light on daily commuting. Some of the latest decks are equipped with remote control devices, as well as the ability to be controlled by the mind.

When 50% of the world’s car trips are under five miles, and public transportation systems often leave the passengers walking the last mile to their destinations, it’s no wonder manufacturers are looking to market the electric skateboard as an eco-friendly alternative to getting around traffic while saving gas. It’s becoming a great commuting option for those with balance, according to William Hurley, co-founder of electric boarding pioneers, Chaotic Moon. “In fact,” Hurley remarks, “Several companies have emerged in the past two years in attempt to grab a piece of this growing market.” He mentions that the two largest trends in the market are controlling devices and battery options. Continue Reading

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French Scientist Announces Singularity Now Real

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The Associated Press is reporting that an international team of scientists has announced that the long-awaited and hotly debated “Singularity” has been achieved. Dr. Renee Deschamps, who headed up the top-secret team, held a carefully-worded press conference this morning to announce that the first human hybrid, commonly known as a cyborg had been developed through the work of dozens of scientists who had been working on the project for the past 26 years.
The scientists’ work had been kept under tight security because not everyone is enthusiastic about the possible consequences of the development. Prominent bioethicist, Dr. Charles Rogers, of UCLA, has publically expressed grave concerns about the potential for disaster in creating human hybrids which could quickly surpass human intelligence capabilities, yet could not be invested with any human-identified morality or values. “Any such hybrids would have the potential of being the equivalent of intellectually-driven sociopaths,” Rogers said, “with capabilities no purely human being could match or defend against.” Continue Reading

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The Flying Car

flying carThis generation has been characterized by massive technological advancement and development. These rapid changes have been brought about by institutions and companies which have ventured out in research and innovation. Terrafugia is a Massachusetts company which has been recognized for playing a crucial role in promoting innovative and creative ideas in this generation. Terrafugia as a company has become recognized for the flying vehicle concept dubbed, the Transition. Transition is an innovative idea which embodies the concept of a flying vehicle. That is, it is a form of a plane which can be driven. This has been embraced as a great concept for the pilots who would like to fly in the air and at the same time get an opportunity to have fun on the road. The question which lingers in this regard is, if this innovative idea is great for the pilots, what about the rest of the people? Continue Reading

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Shape Shifting Mobile devices Unveiled

MorpheesThe 29th of April saw the unveiling of prototype mobile devices which have the ability to change shapes. The unveiling of the devices also known as morphees is likely to lay the foundation for future high resolution shape devices. A research paper to be presented during a conference on human computer interface will introduce a new term “shape resolution” that will describe the display and resolution of the new device. Dr. Anne Roudaut, Professor Surinam Subramanian of Bristol’s Computer Science, the lead researchers of the project used the technology to compare resolutions of 6 prototypes built by the team using new technologies in shape material technology like electroactive alloy and shape memory alloy. Continue Reading

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Government of Australia Exploring the Creation of a High Speed Railway Network

High Speed Railway NetworkThe AECOM and its consultants have produced a report for the Infrastructure Department of the Government of Australia, that explores the creation of a high speed railway network. This railway network will cover a 1748 kilometers and will connect major Australian cities. It will be a phased project ensuring high speed connectivity between Brisbane, Sydney, Canberra, Melbourne, Gold Coast and New castle.This will not only make transport by railway within Australia incredibly convenient and efficient, but is also expected to convert air travelers to the railways. The report studies the feasibility of creating such a network, and estimates costs and revenues. The report anticipates the final phases of the project to be completed by 2058.

The report estimates the railroad network construction costs at close to around $114 billion. It is a project that will take considerable time to complete (nearly half a century) and also requires considerable resources and comes at a very high cost. In this context views of certain exports who have examined the report has been sought on the report and the idea of a high speed railway network for Australia. Continue Reading

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Michigan Tech Scientist Uses Customizable 3-D Print Designs To Cut Laboratory Setup Costs

open-source 3D printer Akin to how open source designs have helped to drastically bring down the costs of software applications to very comfortable levels so that they can now be accessed by a large cross section of the society, open-source hardware designs are now aiding the expansion of science by offering experimental opportunities to almost everyone in the scientific community. In this context, it is interesting to note that the laboratory at Michigan Technological University has published an entire library of open-source optic components (3-D printable) in the scientific journal PLoS ONE. Continue Reading

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Facebook’s New Features

FacebookFacebook being the most popular social network has been implementing new upgrades to make the site more user-friendly. In the last few years, Facebook has experienced an unmatched growing popularity since its development. It has continually been upgrading its layouts and features to ensure that its users get the best out of it. This has been a key trait of retaining its competitiveness and relevance in the social networks despite encountering stiff competition from other social networking sites. Its latest upgrade last Wednesday focused on the development of new profile pages. The reason behind the redesigning was to eliminate clutter from its “timelines” which register postings made by members. Rose Yao, a Facebook official had explained in a blog posting that the redesigning had been done as a result of comments from Facebook users that the timeline layout was difficult to read. Continue Reading

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The New Changes on Facebook News Feed

Facebook news feedFacebook is one of the world’s most profitable companies. The reason for this is related to the fact that the company is always trying to adapt by introducing changes its web page design. Since its inception, the company has hit the headlines more than a dozen times of its intention to introduce new changes to its web page. Recently, the company hit the headlines as it introduced new changes to the look of its News Feed, user settings, and advertisements on the site. With currently over a billion active users, talks of a “Facebook fatigue” are rife in many circles.

The company hosted an event at its headquarters in Melon Park, California to unveil the new changes to its News Feed. This is the second time the company is hosting the media at the same venue to unveil new changes to its web page. Previously, the company hosted an event to unveil a new search feature. In the recent event, it was not apparent whether new changes will be following soon. Sources close to the company are silent on the issue. Continue Reading

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What you need to know about hosting needs for different types of websites

technologyWith the advent of the internet, websites have become a very significant vehicle through which a business can advertise and sell its products and services. The benefits of using such an approach are becoming obvious and numerous. It is therefore important to understand that there are different hosting (see http://awoip.com/) needs for different site types. Obviously the hosting needs for a music site (see http://musicricket.com/) will vary from those of a video (see http://videotide.com/) or charity type (see http://caritasvukovar.com/) auction site which still may be different to those needed for a blog. Continue Reading

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