Science and Technology

06.02.2014

Science News: Amputee feels in real-time with bionic hand

Published by Science Daily, original report Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausann Read the full report “Nine years after an accident caused the loss of his left hand, Dennis Aabo Sørensen from Denmark became the first amputee in the world to feel — in real-time — with a sensory-enhanced prosthetic hand… »

03.02.2014

Bangladesh: Technology and social relationships

Bangladesh: Technology and social relationships

Technology and social relationships: self-destructive weapon under guise of an approach to an affluent life?  We are living in an era where technology is booming and at possibly its highest level. In Bangladesh, particularly in the capital Dhaka, we can observe significant changes in lifestyle of the urbanites due to… »

13.01.2014

Organic Mega Flow Battery Promises Breakthrough for Renewable Energy

Science Daily reports on Jan. 8, 2014 — A team of Harvard scientists and engineers has demonstrated a new type of battery that could fundamentally transform the way electricity is stored on the grid, making power from renewable energy sources such as wind and solar far more economical and reliable. The novel… »

28.12.2013

Solar Activity Not a Key Cause of Climate Change, Study Shows

Solar Activity Not a Key Cause of Climate Change, Study Shows

Daily Science reports on research carried out at the University of Edinburgh regarding the relationship between climate change and solar cycles. Dec. 22, 2013 — Climate change has not been strongly influenced by variations in heat from the sun, a new scientific study shows. The findings overturn a… »

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… »

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