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At 11.2 billion years old, oldest planetary system discovered by astronomers

At 11.2 billion years old, oldest planetary system discovered by astronomers Watch

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The oldest planetary system yet discovered consists of a prehistoric star that has five planets orbiting around it. Labeled Kepler 444, ...

Super thin, inexpensive solar panels may become Godsend to India and Africa

Super thin, inexpensive solar panels may become Godsend to India and Africa Watch

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By Magdalena Mis, Thomson Reuters Foundation

A new generation of solar panels made from a mineral called perovskite has the potential to convert solar energy into household electricity ...

This San Francisco based company's one invention will REVOLUTIONIZE the developing world!

This San Francisco based company's one invention will REVOLUTIONIZE the developing world! Watch

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By Matt Waterson (NEWS CONSORTIUM)

Cars are ubiquitous in the Western world, especially in the United States. However, many developing parts of the world lack the infrastructure to ...

'Big Brother' is watching you on your iPhone

'Big Brother' is watching you on your iPhone Watch

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Former NSA contractor Edward Snowden, who blew the whistle on some dubious, privacy robbing practices of the United States government, now thinks ...

Doomsday is approaching! The symbolic Doomsday Clock moves closer to the fatal end

Doomsday is approaching! The symbolic Doomsday Clock moves closer to the fatal end Watch

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By Abigail James (NEWS CONSORTIUM)

Doomsday is the closest it's been since 1953, according to the Bulletin of Atomic Scientists' "Doomsday Clock." The clock now stands at three minutes ...

Search giant, Google, has daring plans to infiltrate the competitive wireless cellphone service market

Search giant, Google, has daring plans to infiltrate the competitive wireless cellphone service market Watch

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By Abigail James (NEWS CONSORTIUM)

The wireless phone game may soon be changing up. Currently there are four major names competing for customers, AT&T, Verizon, Sprint and T-Mobile. ...

High-tech drug smuggling: Drone found bearing meth near San Ysidro Port of Entry

High-tech drug smuggling: Drone found bearing meth near San Ysidro Port of Entry Watch

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Drug smuggling has entered the high-tech age. A drone carrying methamphetamine, a stimulant that goes under the street names of "crank" and ...

California-based rocket company gets big bucks influx from Google, Fidelity

California-based rocket company gets big bucks influx from Google, Fidelity Watch

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California-based rocket company SpaceX has received a $1 billion investment from Google and Fidelity. The sudden influx of cash now brings the ...

Is it world domination? No, it's just Netflix

Is it world domination? No, it's just Netflix Watch

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By Matt Waterson (NEWS CONSORTIUM)

Online streaming giant Netflix has finished 2014 with 57.4 million subscribers, up more than four million from their third quarter figures; making ...

Hacker's delight! BAD passwords make it airtight!

Hacker's delight! BAD passwords make it airtight! Watch

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As the recent attack on Sony Pictures by purported agents from North Korea prove, the more things change - the more they remain the same. ...

No longer a science fiction fantasy, the possibility of designer babies may threaten the world's reproductive future

No longer a science fiction fantasy, the possibility of designer babies may threaten the world's reproductive future Watch

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By Abigail James (NEWS CONSORTIUM)

"Designer babies" may soon be a reality as major strides have been made in germ-line genetic modifications. Dr. Tony Perry, of the University of ...

They could be watching you! Secret radar device unconstitutionally allows law enforcement to covertly 'see' through walls

They could be watching you! Secret radar device unconstitutionally allows law enforcement to covertly 'see' through walls Watch

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By Abigail James (NEWS CONSORTIUM)

A secret radar device, able to detect if anyone is inside a building, is now being used by at least 50 U.S. law enforcement agencies. According to ...

The cure for deadly Ebola virus is closer than ever! Scientists find the key to a working treatment in genetically engineered, cloned ... cows?

The cure for deadly Ebola virus is closer than ever! Scientists find the key to a working treatment in genetically engineered, cloned ... cows? Watch

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By Abigail James (NEWS CONSORTIUM)

Ebola antibodies are being brewed up in cloned, genetically engineered, cattle. These animals were created with hopes of finding a way to treat the ...

Scientist uncover Greenland's fascinating 'Meteorite age'

Scientist uncover Greenland's fascinating 'Meteorite age' Watch

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According to archaeologists, prehistoric hunters in Greenland lived through a "Meteorite Age." Hunters at that time mined metal from fallen space ...

What is out there? Strange, unidentified matter could be lurking in the universe

What is out there? Strange, unidentified matter could be lurking in the universe Watch

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Among the densest objects in the known universe, just a spoonful of matter from a star made of neutrons could conceivably weigh more than the ...

Biggest ship in the world sails into Britain: capable of holding 900 million tins of beans

Biggest ship in the world sails into Britain: capable of holding 900 million tins of beans Watch

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That's a lot of beans. The world's largest ship, Hong-Kong registered CSCL Globe, is longer than The Shard is tall, arrived in Britain for the ...

New findings suggest - but do not prove evidence of life on Mars

New findings suggest - but do not prove evidence of life on Mars Watch

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Scientists are being cautious - but there is new photographic evidence that life may at one time existed on the red Planet. Photographs beamed ...

The appaling truth behind the dark web raises red flags for child abuse

The appaling truth behind the dark web raises red flags for child abuse Watch

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By Abigail James (NEWS CONSORTIUM)

A recent study of the web, designed to dissect traffic to hidden websites, revealed a shocking reality that most of hidden-site traffic goes to sites ...

Dark Matter, here we come! Scientists hope to discover elusive particles that make up as much as 25 percent of all mass in the universe

Dark Matter, here we come! Scientists hope to discover elusive particles that make up as much as 25 percent of all mass in the universe Watch

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Hopes are high in the new year for one of the most astounding machines ever built by humanity. The Large Hadron Collider in Cern, Switzerland, is ...

Dog-walking droid could be yours for as little as $999

Dog-walking droid could be yours for as little as $999 Watch

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Personal robots have long been present in science-fiction literature and movies. A robotics company in Santa Monica, California now claims that ...

Who has Samsung and Apple running scared? This new Chinese smartphone maker, who just earned $1 billion!

Who has Samsung and Apple running scared? This new Chinese smartphone maker, who just earned $1 billion! Watch

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By Matt Waterson (NEWS CONSORTIUM)

Another Chinese tech company has jumped up the rankings to dominate new markets, this time in the hotly contended arena of smartphones.

What do the Russians know that we don't? Russian scientists hurredly constructing massive 'NOAH'S ARK' to preserve every species on the planet

What do the Russians know that we don't? Russian scientists hurredly constructing massive 'NOAH'S ARK' to preserve every species on the planet Watch

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It's being described as a "Noah's Ark" designed to serve as a bank for the preservation of every living thing on the planet. Moscow State University ...

'Instagram rapture' finds millions of accounts deleted on account of spam issues

'Instagram rapture' finds millions of accounts deleted on account of spam issues Watch

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It's being called the "Instagram rapture" - millions of Instagram users' accounts have been deleted, as if in captured up into the clouds. It was a ...

Astronomers discover a new 'Super Earth' proving the Kepler spacecraft still has the right stuff despite malfunction

Astronomers discover a new 'Super Earth' proving the Kepler spacecraft still has the right stuff despite malfunction Watch

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The Kepler planet hunting probe has detected another Earth-like planet 180 light-years from the Sun. The planet is massive and hot and uninhabitable, ...

Anywhere in the world in four hours or less: Space plane receives approval from European Space Agency

Anywhere in the world in four hours or less: Space plane receives approval from European Space Agency Watch

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A futuristic plane that could fly anyone anywhere in the world in four hours or less, as well as carry spaceships out of the atmosphere without ...

BURP! There! Proof of life existing on the planet Mars

BURP! There! Proof of life existing on the planet Mars Watch

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Belches...and worse, could have just proven the evidence of life on Mars. NASA's Curiosity Rover has detected mysterious spikes of methane. These ...

Are you a receptionist, security guard or retail clerk? You could soon be replaced by a ROBOT

Are you a receptionist, security guard or retail clerk? You could soon be replaced by a ROBOT Watch

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Automation works well if it spares humans from dangerous and monotonous tasks. While many have lost their line of work in assembly lines to ...

Catch me if you can: A new device aims to catch wandering Alzheimer's patients and bring relief to caregivers

Catch me if you can: A new device aims to catch wandering Alzheimer's patients and bring relief to caregivers Watch

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By Abigail James (NEWS CONSORTIUM)

Approximately five million people in the United States suffer from Alzheimer's. 65 percent of those patients wander. They get up in the middle of the ...