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26.12.2013

3-D Tissue Printing: Cells from the Eye Inkjet-Printed for the First Time

3-D Tissue Printing: Cells from the Eye Inkjet-Printed for the First Time

Science Daily Report. “Dec. 18, 2013 — A group of researchers from the UK have used inkjet printing technology to successfully print cells taken from the eye for the very first time. The breakthrough, which has been detailed in a paper published today, 18 December, in IOP Publishing’s journalBiofabrication,… »

22.12.2013

Bolivia Joined the Space Age with Satellite Tupac Katari

Bolivia Joined the Space Age with Satellite Tupac Katari

Beijing, Dec 20 (Prensa Latina) Today the putting into orbit of Tupac Katari satellite joined Bolivia to the countries with ingenuity of this type, which do not exceed fifty in the world and only reaches six… »

11.12.2013

Symposium “From Einstein to Magritte: beyond our truths”

Symposium “From Einstein to Magritte: beyond our truths”

On December 7 and 8 2013 the Centers for Humanist Studies of Paris and Brussels were very pleased to organise their first Symposium in the beautiful settings of the Park of Study and Reflection La Belle Idée, France. It was a well attended occasion with panelists and participants from France,… »

29.11.2013

DW Akademie open online workshop: Digital Safety for Journalists

DW Akademie open online workshop: Digital Safety for Journalists

Deutsche Welle press release DW Akademie, in conjunction with Reporters Without Borders Germany, will host its first online workshop on digital safety for journalists, examining how to deal with threats like hacking and digital surveillance. The free of charge workshop runs from December 2 to 6,… »

18.11.2013

The NSA has asked Linus Torvalds for access to GNU/Linux systems

The NSA has asked Linus Torvalds for access to GNU/Linux systems

By Christian Engström, Member of the European Parliament for Piratpartiet, [Pirate Party] Sweden The NSA has asked Linus Torvalds to inject covert backdoors into the free and open operating system GNU/Linux. This was revealed in this week’s hearing on mass surveillance in the European Parliament. Chalk another one up of… »

15.11.2013

Twitter’s activist roots: How Twitter’s past shapes its use as a protest tool

Twitter’s activist roots: How Twitter’s past shapes its use as a protest tool

Surprised when demonstrators from all over the world took to Twitter as a protest tool? Evan “Rabble” Henshaw-Plath, member of Twitter’s founding team, was not. Rather, he sees it as a return to its roots: Inspired by protest coordination tools like TXTMob, and shaped by the values and backgrounds of… »

08.11.2013

From Einstein to Magritte : Beyond our truths. Symposium of Center of Humanists Studies in Paris and Brussels

From Einstein to Magritte : Beyond our truths. Symposium of Center of Humanists Studies in Paris and Brussels

Throughout history, humankind has always taken its destiny into their hands determined to discover the secrets of the universe. Today, perhaps more than ever, such sustained effort coincides with rapid global change, causing much disorientation but also opening new horizons. The acceleration of change and the current crisis is not… »

06.11.2013

The Missing Green Link

The Missing Green Link

There was something missing from the eighth 2013 ECO Expo Asia held at AsiaWorld-Expo, Hong Kong from 28 October to 31 October, 2013 – was it the serious takers of the goods on offer? In this age of the renewables, the much touted energy saving and recycling efforts… »

04.11.2013

International Panel on Fissile Materials: “2013 Global Fissile Material Report”

International Panel on Fissile Materials: “2013 Global Fissile Material Report”

Fissile Materials versus Strategic Materials A “strategic nuclear material” is any substance that can be used as a nuclear explosive – that is, capable of causing an atomic explosion. A “fissile nuclear material” – or simply “fissile material” – is any substance that can be used as fuel… »

28.10.2013

In response to NSA revelations, the internet’s engineers set out to PRISM-proof the net

In response to NSA revelations, the internet’s engineers set out to PRISM-proof the net

By Julie Blussé (CC) for Radio Netherlands Greatly disturbed by the recent revelations of mass internet surveillance, the Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF) have announced plans to ramp up online security. You may never have heard of them, but the IETF are the creators and engineers of the… »

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