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The Materials Of What Shrimp Are Made Of Help Engineers

The Materials Of What Shrimp Are Made Of Help Engineers

Engineers at the University of California, Riverside are looking to nature for inspiration in creating stronger vehicle frames and body armor. They may have found a key structure in the club-like claw of the sea floor-dwelling mantis shrimp, according to a report published online this week in the journal Science. The 4-inch crustacean, also known as a stomatopod, [...]

What’s In The Applesauce?

What’s In The Applesauce?

WWDC is right around the corner — should the weekend be a corner to be rounded — and the internet is abuzz with excitement. For those of us unable to make the pilgrimage to the beautiful Bay area, following along on the various tech-themed blogs and news sources will simply have to suffice. Seeing as this [...]

‘One-Size-Fits-All’ The Cloud Are They Serious

‘One-Size-Fits-All’ The Cloud Are They Serious

There are several different cloud types such as cumulus, stratus, cirrus and altostratus; and so too there should be different shapes and flavors of cloud computing. That’s the findings of a report, “Negotiating Cloud Contracts – Looking at Clouds from Both Sides,”  released by researchers of the Cloud Legal Project at the Centre for Commercial Law Studies [...]

Do Not Track Measures By Microsoft Are In Hot Water

Do Not Track Measures By Microsoft Are In Hot Water

It was really sweet of Microsoft to want to protect us from online ad agencies and any other organizations who may wish to watch our online activities and behaviors. After all, online privacy and security is a hot-button topic right now. Surely the Redmond-based company wanted to get ahead in this arena and be forever known as [...]

Mysteries Of Space Are Being Tackled By New Supercomputer

Mysteries Of Space Are Being Tackled By New Supercomputer

The University of Leicester has been awarded funding to establish a multi-million pound national supercomputer which will make it possible to study space in unprecedented detail and provide new insights into the history of the Universe. It will allow astronomers to address some of the most challenging problems in physics and astronomy – such as What is [...]

iPhones Are Testing Facebook’s App Center

iPhones Are Testing Facebook’s App Center

Facebook’s new App Center is now up and running on a number of iPhones, which the social network says are being used as a trial for its store. “Since we announced the App Center to developers last month, we’ve been testing it with a small percentage of users. We have no further details to share at this [...]

Will Our Mobile Internet Will Only Get Faster From Here!

Will Our Mobile Internet Will Only Get Faster From Here!

You know what they say…If you don’t like the weather in Texas, just wait a few minutes and it’ll change. Now, it seems the same could be said of your internet connection. If you don’t like the speed of your mobile data connection — or don’t even have such mobile internet — just wait a [...]

Open Connect Network Be Built by NetFlix

Open Connect Network Be Built by NetFlix

Netflix announced this week that it is building its own content delivery network, dubbed the “Open Connect Network,” an indication that the company wants to be able to deliver content on its own terms. “Around the world, people are enjoying nearly a billion hours per month of movies and TV shows from Netflix.  We’ve been delivering [...]

How is the Empire State Building Saving Energy

How is the Empire State Building Saving Energy

One year after the Empire State Building completed its massive energy retrofit it has already saved $2.4 million, 5% more than expected. When the final tenent spaces are upgraded, the iconic building will save $4.4 million a year, a 38% reduction of energy use that will cut carbon emissions by 105,000 metric tons over the [...]

Power Plants Are Drinking Up All The Water

Power Plants Are Drinking Up All The Water

Often left out of the discussion on climate change is the effect that it will have on power production. 90% of US electricity production is dependent on huge amounts of water for cooling and steam, including all nuclear and fossil fuel power plants (though natural gas plants use less than coal). These power plants account [...]

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