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China adopted a new controversial cyber security law on Monday to tackle increasing cyber terrorism and protect leakage of government information. The law was legislated by  the Standing Committee of National People’s Congress and it will take effect from June 2017. The new law states that it will, "monitor, defend and handle cyber security risks and threats originating from within...
China has moved forward from creating cheap toys, lights and other consumer items to actually creating an artificial sun. https://twitter.com/hevilys/status/794406457231872000 Earlier this year in February, Chinese scientists were able to make a nuclear reactor plasma reach a temperature of 50 million Kelvins (or, 49.999 million degrees Celsius) -which is thrice as hot as the sun's 15 million Kelvins core. And now they...
Researchers from the University of Southern California’s Viterbi School of Engineering have released a report saying that online tweet-robots are generating a large number of tweets on the upcoming US election which may influence the upcoming elections. A very high-end, state of the art bot detection algorithm was used by Ferrara and Alessandro Bessi, two research assistants at USC. The...
HTC, one of the leading Taiwanese tech mammoths, plans to open hundreds of virtual reality arcade centers across Taiwan, China, the United States and Europe under its "Viveport Arcade" program. The company is developing virtual reality games for its VR devices and hopes the gaming arcades will serve to promote its virtual reality Vive headset, according to The Taipei Times. HTC,...
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Adobe announced Wednesday that it will next year launch the beta version of Project Nimbus, a new cloud-native photo editor that enables users to move back and forth between a desktop and mobile. The Lightroom-like tool that Adobe is developing was unveiled at its ongoing MAX conference. The tool removes complications involved in the company’s flagship photo-managing and editing application, replacing...
How many times after a game at a kids’ party have we declared magnanimously “everyone was a winner and there is a prize for everybody”.   A recent study says such magnanimity is misplaced.  According to the research, parents’ mindset about failures as debilitating or enhancing can affect their children. Letting children always win at a game or any competition can...
With millions of gigabytes of data being produced every day, storage of data has become a concern.  But a potential solution is in sight, according to researchers who say that diamonds can be used to store all the information being created. A study by scientists at the City University of New York says that a unique feature of diamond could...
A new study shows that a skin patch could help reduce peanut allergies in children. The skin patch delivers protein in small doses thereby alleviating the symptoms of the allergy. Researchers from the Consortium of Food Allergy Research tested 74 peanut-allergic volunteers, aged between 4 – 20 to see whether the VIAskin peanut patch could reduce their reaction to the...
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A  tiny fossil found in Surrey, England in 2004 has been identified as the brain of a plant-eating dinosaur that roamed the earth some 130 million years ago. The analysis was made by a team of international paleontologist from England and Australia.  The fossil contained tissues from the cortex and meninges part of the brain and blood vessels and capillaries. “The...
Vine, Twitter’s video sharing app will be discontinued.  The app that was acquired by Twitter in 2012 was not doing too well in the face of competition from the likes of Snapchat, Musical.ly and Instagram. The news came as a shock to many Vine users who have used the app to build loyal followings and even built careers around it....
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