Tuesday, December 12, 2017

Google’s self-driving cars of tomorrow face the mean streets of today

Google says its self-driving cars can make driving safer because they pay better attention to the road than humans do—though there have been dings...

Egypt’s animal mummy ‘scandal’ revealed

Scans reveal hidden secrets of animal mummies. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qyz0aTSwEQk Scientists say they have exposed a scandal at the heart of Ancient Egypt's animal mummy industry. A scanning project...

Scientists turn an iPhone into a blood parasite detector

Seeing a hematologist is a luxury that few people can afford in the poorest parts of Africa. That's why a team at UC Berkeley...

FORMER UN CHIEF: AMERICANS SHOULD EAT INSECTS TO FIGHT GLOBAL WARMING

arie Antoinette may or may not have said “Let them eat cake” at the outset of the French Revolution 200-plus years ago, but former...

NASA spacecraft smashes into Mercury

NASA's Messenger spacecraft has crashed into the planet Mercury after running out of fuel, in an incident expected by the US space agency. http://c.brightcove.com/services/viewer/federated_f9?isVid=1&isUI=1 On Thursday,...

Russia’s spinning cargo capsule for space station total loss

A Russian supply capsule that went into an uncontrollable spin after launch was declared a total loss Wednesday, but astronauts at the International Space...

LG G4 flagship launched: 5.5-inch display, Slim Arc design, Snapdragon 808 and more!

LG has taken the wraps off its 2015 flagship – the G4. The device design is pretty similar to the G3 with almost similar...

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Somaliland, the lessons of a ghost country

The former British protectorate (Somaliland), self-proclaimed independence of Somalia in 1991, has not been recognized by any state but tries to consolidate the exercise...

Pentagon foresees at least two more years of combat in Somalia

Amid its escalating campaign of drone strikes in Somalia, the Pentagon has presented the White House with an operational plan that envisions at least...

Humanitarian data breaches: the real scandal is our collective inaction

Why it’s time for an independent investigatory body CAMBRIDGE, 8 December 2017: The news that a platform used by at least 11 major operational NGOs and...