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


    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


    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 […]

  • This is the cyber security executive order Trump is about to sign

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    The United States is committed to: ensuring the long-term strength of the Nation in cyberspace; preserving the ability of the United States to decisively space cyberspace relative to other international, state, and non-state actors, employing, disrupting, and defeating malicious cyber actors. Read the full order here Disclosure: we received this from an anonymous source.

  • 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.

  • Trump signs 3 more executive orders: on NSC, Lobbying and ISIS


    President Donald Trump on Saturday signed three new executive actions to reorganize the National Security Council, impose a five-year ban on lobbying for administration appointees and a lifetime ban on lobbying the government for other countries, and order the Department of Defense to come up with a plan within 30 days to defeat ISIS. Two […]

  • Paleontologists Find 450 Million Year Old Fossilized Trilobite Eggs


    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


    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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • Foreigners will have to provide social media accounts to enter U.S.

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    National security officials think examining social media profiles of people entering the U.S. will help identify extremist threats. Outside voyagers will now be requested that give connections to their web-based social networking accounts before they enter the U.S. after the legislature executed another approach intended to recognize “potential dangers” on Tuesday. The ask for to […]

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


    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 […]