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  • New metamaterial is proved to be the world’s first to achieve the performance predicted by theoretical bounds

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    Called Isomax, the beauty of this solid foam—in this case loosely defined as a combination of a stiff substance and air pockets—lay in the geometry within. Instead of the typical assemblage of bubbles or a honeycomb arrangement, the ordered cells were set apart by walls forming the shapes of pyramids with three sides and a […]

  • Tuberculosis-resistant cows developed for the first time using CRISPR technology

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    CRISPR/Cas9 gene-editing technology has been used for the first time to successfully produce live cows with increased resistance to bovine tuberculosis. “We used a novel version of the CRISPR system called CRISPR/Cas9n to successfully insert a tuberculosis resistance gene, called NRAMP1, into the cow genome. We were then able to successfully develop live cows carrying […]

  • India IT stocks slip amid worries about stricter H-1B visas

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    The shares of top Indian IT companies sank Tuesday in response to news of proposed U.S. legislation that would require salaries for H-1B visa holders to be doubled. By late afternoon shares of all the main IT companies, like Infosys, Wipro and Tata Consultancy Services, had fallen 2-4 percent on the Bombay Stock Exchange. The […]

  • Trump hits 51% disapproval rating after 8 days, faster than any president in modern history.

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    According to a Gallup poll. Gallup tracks daily the percentage of Americans who approve or disapprove of the job Donald Trump is doing as president. Daily results are based on telephone interviews with approximately 1,500 national adults; Margin of error is ±3 percentage points.

  • Paleontologists Find 450 Million Year Old Fossilized Trilobite Eggs

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    Left: ventrally preserved specimen of the Ordovician trilobite Triarthrus eatoni showing nine eggs in the specimen’s left genal angle; scale bar – 5 mm. Right: close up of the egg-bearing region from the specimen; scale bar – 2 mm (top); scanning electron microscopy (SEM) image of the eggs from the specimen (bottom). Image credit: Thomas […]

  • 3.1 billion records leaked in 2016 because of data breaches and cyber attacks

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    Data breaches and cyber attacks in 2016 = 3.1 billion Create line charts One thing that is apparent is that the number of attacks will only continue to grow. With the Internet of Things, the Fourth Industrial Revolution, and so many more devices coming online, the number of targets is growing. – Danielle Kriz, Palo Alto […]

  • Samsung Chromebook Plus images have been leaked because of BestBuy

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    Samsung is preparing to discharge a convertible, stylus-prepared Chromebook, in light of a clearly unintentional Best Buy posting. It bears a striking similitude to another released demonstrate, the 12.5-inch, 1080p ASUS Chromebook that seemed a month ago on Newegg. Samsung’s gadget is purportedly called the Chromebook Plus, yet there are no specs going with the […]

  • Cyanogen is shutting all current services “no later than” 31 Dec

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    As part of the ongoing consolidation of Cyanogen, all services and Cyanogen-supported nightly builds will be discontinued no later than 12/31/16. The open source project and source code will remain available for anyone who wants to build CyanogenMod personally. Source: Cyanogen As the greater part of us are focusing on our long occasion end of […]

  • Jakarta Apple Research and Development Centre Could be on the Horizon

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    Apple are looking to increase the work that they do in Indonesia and this could begin with the American firm implementing a research and development centre in Jakarta, however, the location of the centre and any plans still need to be finalised. The plan is being finalised by the Industry Ministry and the Communication and […]