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French police unleash water cannon, tear gas against anti-brutality protesters

Water cannons and tear gas have been used against protesters in Southern France. Public anger over police brutality is boiling over in France following the death of an environmental activist killed...

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Turkish Hackers Crack Electric Utility; Delete $670 Billion Of Pending Bills, Freeing Millions of Turks From Debt

RedHack, Turkey’s number one hacker collective this week hacked into the website of the Turkey Electricity Transmission Company website. They then did something which will cheer a lot of Turkish c...

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Healthy Vending Machines: The Future Of Snack Food

Today over a third of Americans are obese, costing $190 billion a year in extra medical spending, Reuters reports. One company is fighting the fat with hi-tech vending machines that stock healthier...

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3D printing technique will put electronics into just about everything

You can use 3D printing to make a handful of electronics, such as antennas and batteries, but LEDs and semiconductors have been elusive; you usually need some other manufacturing technique to make ...

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White House silence on Mexico protests speaks volumes

In early October, I attended a rally outside the Mexican consulate in New York City to protest the disappearance of a group of students taken by police in the state of Guerrero two weeks earlier. O...

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Super-Humanizing: Virtual Reality, Music and the Coming Revolution

One morning I drove by Candlestick Park as the first demolition crews set to work on the grand old thing. I was on my way to the Palo Alto office of a company called Jaunt, to strap an Oculus heads...

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I Drove Toyota's Mirai Future Car to a Sewage Plant and Filled it With Poo Power

Fuel cell technology is set for prime time as major automakers unveil street-ready hydrogen cars - but the question remains how best to fuel them. Well, here's an idea - run them on poo power! Yest...

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Pope Francis to raffle off gifts, give proceeds to those in need

Pope Francis is raffling off the Homero Ortega brand hat, a new four-wheel-drive Fiat Panda, bicycles, an espresso coffee machine, watches and other objects he has received as gifts in order to rai...

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UC Berkeley Students Occupy Wheeler Hall, Refuse to Leave Until Tuition Vote Is Reversed

Students held a sleepover at UC Berkeley's Wheeler Hall, occupy-style to protest the recent vote to increase tuition by 25 percent for the next five years. A UC Regents committee yesterday pass...

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Anonymous seizes Ku Klux Klan Twitter account and doxes klan members over Ferguson threats #HoodsOff

Two Twitter accounts belonging to the Ku Klux Klan, @KuKluxKlanUSA and @YourKKKCentral, have been seized by Anonymous as part of the hacker-activist entity's new campaign, #OpKKK #HoodsOff @KuKl...

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London student demonstration sees arrests and scuffles

Police have made 11 arrests after thousands of students marched through London protesting against education cuts, tuition fees and student debt. Two were held after charging at police guarding t...

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Bionic Boots that help you run up to 25 MPH

Bionic boots let you run as fast as a CAR: Springy shoes mimic ostrich's gait to let you travel at up to 25 miles per hour Prototype developed by San Francisco-based inventor, Keahi Seymour Shoes h...

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Bicycle Bottle System Condenses Humidity From Air Into Drinkable Water

The weight of water limits how much can be brought on a long bike ride. There isn’t always an option to stop and fill up from a clean stream or drinking fountain, but water could be obtained from a...

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Solar-Powered Floating Greenhouse is an Off-Grid Solution to Food Scarcity

Farmland is shrinking across the world at an alarming rate, sparking fears of a global food crisis. In a bid to increase food security, a multidisciplinary team of architects and botanists develope...

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Obsolete: 33% of Workers Replaced by Machines Over the Next 20 Years

More than a third of all UK jobs could be replaced by machines in as little as 20 years because of rapid advances in technology, according to a study... The paper, by two Oxford University acade...

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