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Authority that runs the internet has been hacked

ICANN, the organisation that provides the tools that allow the internet to work, has said that it was the victim of a cyber-attack that left many of its most important systems exposed.

Thu 18 Dec 14 from The Independent

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Disabled dog is now able to run, thanks to 3D-printed prostheses

Derby the dog faced a challenge right from Day One. Due to a congenital deformity, he was born with very small forelegs and no front paws. This resulted in his ending up in the care of Hillsborough, ...

Wed 17 Dec 14 from Gizmag

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New jeans stop hackers getting in your trousers

Your pocket is constantly broadcasting your data which, if hackers seize on it, can be used to steal your credit-card data and other important information. That's why new jeans, endorsed ...

Thu 18 Dec 14 from The Independent

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Sony hacking fallout puts all companies on alert

Companies across the globe are on high alert to tighten up network security to avoid being the next company brought to its knees by hackers like those that executed the dramatic cyberattack ...

Thu 18 Dec 14 from

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Technology to help people with disabilities to learn and communicate

The Easy Communicator (ECO) application, which has been designed at the EPSEVG under the auspices of the UPC's Accessibility Chair, is aimed at children with autistic spectrum disorders, adolescents ...

Fri 19 Dec 14 from

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Big data may be fashion industry's next must-have accessory

Big data may be the next new thing to hit the fashion industry's runways, according to a team of researchers.

Wed 17 Dec 14 from

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Mysterious virtual reality firm Magic Leap hires sci-fi writer Neal Stephenson to help it predict the future

Magic Leap, which is rumoured to have innovative virtual reality technology but has disclosed very little of its plans, has hired science fiction author Neal Stephenson to help it predict the ...

Wed 17 Dec 14 from The Independent

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'Draw me a picture,' say scientists: Computer may respond

Like the rest of us, scientists wish they could just ask a computer a question and have it respond with an answer presented in an easy-to-understand picture. Today's visualization tools can ...

Wed 17 Dec 14 from

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Digging up the 'Spanish Vikings'

The fearsome reputation of the Vikings has made them the subject of countless exhibitions, books and films - however, surprisingly little is known about their more southerly exploits in Spain.

Fri 19 Dec 14 from

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Life Under the Microscope: The Year's Best Biology Close-Ups

Life is pretty interesting, and at the microscopic scale, it can also be beautiful, strange, intriguing, frightening and gross. The winning photos and videos from this year’s Olympus BioScapes ...

Tue 16 Dec 14 from Wired Science

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