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Sunday, 15 January 2017

Wyoming bill would all but outlaw clean energy, by forbidding utilities from using it

quote [ Aiming to keep Wyoming electric utilities dependent on coal, the legislature proposes a bill preventing them from using the state's abundant wind power to in-state customers. ]
[SFW] [science & technology] [+10 WTF]
[by Kelyn@3:37amGMT] [4 comments]

Saturday, 14 January 2017

NASA raised thousands of jellyfish in space. They ended up unfit for life on Earth.

quote [ Since the early 1990s, we humans have been doing something both odd and eminently sensible: We've been launching jellyfish into space. And we have been doing so for science. ]

[SFW] [science & technology] [+5 Interesting]
[by Headlessfriar@11:48pmGMT] [1 comment]

REPOST(fix?): Please Stay Down

quote [ Facebook users in parts of the world are experiencing a social media blackout, according to reports online. ]

[SFW] [science & technology]
[by R1Xhard@10:04amGMT] [2 comments]

Friday, 13 January 2017

How governments have tried to block Tor

quote [ Iran blocked Tor handshakes using Deep Packet Inspection (DPI) in January 2011 and September 2011. Bluecoat tested out a Tor handshake filter in Syria in June 2011. China has been harvesting and blocking IP addresses for both public Tor relays and private Tor bridges for years. ]

[SFW] [science & technology] [+2]
[by Jodan@4:36amGMT] [2 comments]

CVS Generic Competitor to EpiPen, Sold at 1/6th the Price

quote [ CVS is now selling a rival, generic version of Mylan's EpiPen at about 1/6th of its price, just months after the maker of the lifesaving allergy treatment was eviscerated before Congress because of its soaring cost to consumers.

The drugstore chain says it will charge $109.99 for a two-pack of the authorized generic version of Adrenaclick, a lesser-known treatment compared to EpiPen, which can cost more than $600. ]

nice job CVS!
[SFW] [science & technology] [+7 Good]
[by vintuk@1:40amGMT] [1 comment]

Scientists are building an animal fart database

quote [ So, which animals cut the proverbial cheese? Tons, it turns out. Bats do, according to David Bennett, a PhD candidate at Queen Mary University of London. And the bigger they are, the harder they honk. ]

Seems like a shoe-in for the Ig Nobel Prize

[SFW] [science & technology] [+3]
[by sanepride@12:43amGMT] [1 comment]

Europe calls for mandatory 'kill switches' on robots

quote [ European lawmakers have proposed that robots be equipped with emergency "kill switches" to prevent them from causing excessive damage. Legislators have also suggested that robots be insured and even be made to pay taxes. ]
[SFW] [science & technology]
[by satanspenis666@12:39amGMT] [5 comments]

Thursday, 12 January 2017

Facebook has a mysterious team working on tech that sounds a lot like mind reading

quote [ Recently posted job listings from Facebook indicate that its Building 8 hardware team is working on futuristic technology that sounds a lot like telepathy. ]

I may have pooped myself a little. Will we still poop in a dystopian future? Or will they just stick a tube up our butt to harvest our precious byproducts?
[SFW] [science & technology] [+2]
[by evil_eleet@11:59pmGMT] [11 comments]

Tuesday, 10 January 2017

A Drug Meant for Alzheimer?s Treatment Regrows Human Teeth

quote [ Researchers at King?s College released a study today stating they?ve discovered a medicine that can prompt teeth to regrow over cavities or injuries. The study was published this week in Scientific Reports. ]

Wish this was available when I was a kid. Original paper in extended.

[SFW] [science & technology] [+6 Interesting]
[by midden@11:59pmGMT] [6 comments]

Browser autofill used to steal personal details in new phishing attack

quote [ Chrome, Safari, Opera and extensions such as LastPass can be tricked into leaking private information using hidden text boxes, developer finds ]

Well great. My CRS might finally have a tangible negative impact...
[SFW] [science & technology] [+1 Informative]
[by XregnaR@8:34pmGMT] [1 comment]

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