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Floating nuclear power plants could avoid disasters like Fukushima

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Researchers have an idea for how future nuclear reactors can avoid the trauma that led to the 2011 disaster at Fukushima: by building new plants five to seven miles out into the ocean. "This affords some absolutely crucial advantages," Jacopo Buongiorno, a professor of nuclear science...(more) 



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The Science Behind 'Impossible' Videos: New Show Demystifies Online Acts

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From levitating a car with water from fire hoses to sprinkling salt on a dead frog's legs to make them twitch, the Science Channel show "Outrageous Acts of Science" explains the science behind YouTube videos that would make your jaw drop. 



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Jaguar Land Rover brings the boardroom to your dashboard with in-car infotainment system

a shared story    1 hour 14 minutes ago
The boundary between your smartphone and your car is growing thinner by the day, and Jaguar Land Rover is the latest in a long line of car companies trying to work out the ideal balance between the two. The ... 



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Salt intake falls 15%... and heart deaths fall 40% (but we still eat too much of it)

a shared story    1 hour 14 minutes ago
The fall of just a quarter of a teaspoon a day in England is credited with stopping 18,000 strokes and heart attacks a year – half of which would have killed. 



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Beware, phone thieves: The smartphone ‘kill-switch’ is coming

a shared story    2 hours 14 minutes ago
The five largest U.S. wireless carriers and many smartphone makers including Apple, Google, HTC, Huawei, Motorola, Microsoft, Nokia, Samsung and others on Tuesday announced they have agreed to include “kill-switch” technology in all smartphone models released after July 2015, Re/code reports, in a move that should...(more) 



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Major security flaw discovered in Android

a shared story    3 hours 14 minutes ago
Security firm FireEye has discovered a major security flaw in Google’s mobile operating system, ComputerWorld reports, which could allow an attacker to modify the behavior of an app icon in the launcher in order to send users to a malicious site that would collect personal data....(more) 



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Terrifying interactive map shows global cyber attacks happening in real time

a shared story    4 hours 14 minutes ago
Heartbleed is hardly the only online threat we have to worry about these days. The massive OpenSSL bug should certainly be taken seriously — here are all the passwords you should change immediately because of Heartbleed — but there are threats around just about every corner...(more) 



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Rosy Cosmic Cloud Glows with Stars Shine in New Telescope View (Video, Photo)

a shared story    4 hours 14 minutes ago
A new image reveals hot, young stars shining in a cloud of hydrogen 7,300 light-years from Earth. Called Gum 41, the cloud glows red in the new photo released by the European Southern Observatory today (April 16). 



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Nearly 300 missing, 4 dead in South Korea ferry disaster

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Four people are confirmed dead and more than 50 injured after a ferry carrying 459 sinks. 



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Megaupload's Dotcom, facing legal threat, launches political party

a shared story    6 hours 14 minutes ago
By Naomi Tajitsu AUCKLAND (Reuters) - Internet tycoon Kim Dotcom holds court while bathing in the pool of a sprawling New Zealand mansion, fist bumping and chatting with some of the 700 guests gathered to celebrate the political party he launched last month to promote Internet...(more) 



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Incredible Technology: How to Grab an Asteroid and Park It Near Earth

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Editor's Note: In this weekly series, Space.com explores how technology drives space exploration and discovery. NASA's plan to lasso an asteroid, bring it into a stable orbit near the moon and let astronauts visit it might sound ambitious, but the space agency is looking at two...(more) 



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LaCie discloses details about year-long security breach

a shared story    8 hours 14 minutes ago
Computer hardware company LaCie is warning customers who have made transactions between March 27th, 2013 and March 10th, 2014 that their personal data may have been compromised. According to a statement released by the company, customer names, addresses, email addresses, payment card numbers, card expiration numbers...(more) 



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