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    Know thy graphene

    Knowing about graphene is essential for anyone who is interested in peeping into the future of technology. Graphene, according to industry experts, is the most malleable, slimmest and strongest material discovered to date. It is basically a form of carbon and has the potential of completely changing the performance, look and feel of today’s devices. What’s more, it might even interact with human body. The world has already seen devices, for instance LG G Flex, which possesses the ability of healing themselves from minor scratches and scrapes. Graphene can do more than that. This new material, according to reports, is…

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Know thy graphene

Know thy graphene

Apr 18, 2014

Knowing about graphene is essential for anyone who is interested in peeping into the future of technology. Graphene, according to industry experts, is the most malleable, slimmest and strongest material discovered to date. It is basically a form of carbon and has the potential of completely changing the performance, look and feel of today’s devices. What’s more, it might even interact with human body. The world has already seen devices, for instance LG G Flex, which possesses the ability of healing themselves from minor scratches and scrapes. Graphene can do more than that. This new material, according to reports, is…

First exomoon sighting brings delight to NASA

First exomoon sighting brings delight to NASA

Apr 17, 2014

People at NASA are delighted to see a suspected exomoon or a moon that surrounds a planet located outside the solar system. However, the agency will probably not get enough opportunities for confirming what they actually spotted. A group of NASA-funded researchers sighted what according to them might be an exomoon, when two different objects suddenly collided with each other within the Milky Way, the same galaxy, of which, the solar system is a part. The study involved use of telescopes planted in Tasmania and New Zealand. The researchers will not get another chance of finding out what exactly happened…

Robo newspaper a reality now

Robo newspaper a reality now

Apr 16, 2014

Robo newspaper has finally become a reality for the people in the United States. For US residents, the only way to check reports published on The Guardian was reading its digital version. However, from now on, they will get to read #Open001, a robot-generated monthly print edition of the UK paper. The Guardian is using a proprietary algorithm for its robot edition; the algorithm works by combing through the content of the paper’s digital version to find the most popular reads. The popularity of a particular news item is assessed based on different social media metrics such as comments, tweets,…

NASA tests its flying saucer

NASA tests its flying saucer

Apr 12, 2014

NASA is ready to test its flying saucer, which it has designed to move four times faster than sound and stimulate the speeds at which payloads travel across the atmosphere of Mars. However, the agency is not referring to this disk-like object as flying saucer anymore; the object has got a new name. NASA is calling it Low Density Supersonic Decelerator. NASA’s Low Density Supersonic Decelerator is expected to take its first flight this June. However, journalists have already been given the chance of witnessing the new aircraft. The media was invited at the agency’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena,…

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Apple acquires hydroelectric plant project near its data center

Apple acquires hydroelectric plant project near its data center

A latest government filling that was published last week shows that Apple has taken over a hydroelectric plant project near its Oregon data center. According to Apple, the acquisition will help them to operate their data center on total renewable energy. Apple claims that it runs all of its data centers on renewable energy. Apple said that new acquisition will help the company to maintain a 100% supply of renewable energy to its centers. As Apple is expanding its domain, it now needs more power source to power up the new places. The renewable energy is produced from wind and…

NSA took advantage of Heartbleed for years

NSA took advantage of Heartbleed for years

According to a latest report published on a business blog, NSA knew about the Heartbleed flaw in OpenSSL years before it came out to public and used it to collect intelligence data without notifying the organizations that used OpenSSL in their services. The problem is not that NSA exploited the flaw to gather personal data of citizens, it is the way the agency behaved after it found out the exploit and instead of helping the community, it kept silence for its own benefits. If some of you don’t know about Heartbleed, it’s a flaw in the Open SSL certificates that…

Mozilla underfire for anti-gay CEO

Mozilla underfire for anti-gay CEO

Mozilla is under fire for its decision of hiring Brendan Eich as the company’s new CEO. The popular dating website OkCupid has strongly opposed this decision of Mozilla as Eich has a history of supporting an anti-gay movement. In 2008, Eich, who is known as the famous inventor of Javascript, donated money for the California Proposition 8 Campaign. Proposition 8 is a California constitutional amendment that banned gay marriage. Mozilla’s decision to hire Eich was not only protested by external bodies, but also faced opposition from the company’s own board members. Since this controversial appointment, three board members of the…

Microsoft will respect Hotmail's privacy

Microsoft will respect Hotmail’s privacy

Microsoft has finally decided to show respect to Hotmail users’ privacy. The general counsel of the company Brad Smith announced on Friday that Microsoft will stop spying on private communications of its customers for tracking leakers of the company’s physical or intellectual property. Smith informed that from now on Microsoft will allow law enforcement agencies to take charge of such investigations. Those agencies will then need to acquire court orders for inspecting private communications taking place on Microsoft’s various services, for instance, Skype, Outlook, Hotmail etc. This announcement came just a week after Microsoft stated that it did nothing wrong…