Month: July 2013

Wifi tooth to monitor eating and speaking habits

An artificial tooth that monitors eating, drinking and smoking habits along with how often someone coughs and even spends speaking has been developed. The tooth, which looks like a normal molar but has an accelerometer embedded inside, could also be used to help people with speech defects or even to help train singers Photo: Cheng-Yuan Li…

XKeyscore: NSA tool collects ‘nearly everything a user does on the internet’

• XKeyscore gives ‘widest-reaching’ collection of online data • NSA analysts require no prior authorization for searches • Sweeps up emails, social media activity and browsing history • NSA’s XKeyscore program – read one of the presentations   Glenn Greenwald theguardian.com,              Wednesday 31 July 2013 08.56 EDT One presentation claims the XKeyscore program covers…

Oz defence department: We don’t have a ban on Lenovo kit

EEV: Really are they this Dumb?     Nobody said you did, sunshine By       Phil Muncaster Posted in Security,               31st July 2013 02:59 GMT       Update The Australian Department of Defence has issued an official statement denying it banned the use of Lenovo computers over concerns they contained backdoor vulnerabilities. A report from the Australian…

White House presses for team of ‘nudge’ experts to sway American behavior

      By Cheryl  K. Chumley – The Washington  Times Tuesday, July 30, 2013 The White House has kicked off several federal projects aimed at influencing  how Americans react to certain policy reforms, going so far as to solicit  behavior experts to join a British-style “Behavioral Insights Team” to help  nudge voters into accepting key…

Texas students hijack superyacht with GPS-spoofing luggage

Don’t panic, yet Students from the University of Texas successfully piloted an $80m superyacht sailing 30 miles offshore in the Mediterranean Sea by overriding the ship’s GPS signals without any alarms being raised. The team, led by assistant professor Todd Humphreys from UT Austin’s department of aerospace engineering and engineering mechanics, took a GPS spoofing…

Hollywood’s in need of a hero – to recover its money from China

Beijing accused of taking box office receipts from American studios Tim Walker Tuesday, 30 July 2013 China is likely to become the world’s biggest film market within the next five years, making it a potential source of vast profits for Hollywood studios – but only if the Chinese decide to pay them. And, according to…

Health Research Report 29 JUL 2013

Topics: DHA for Chronic Pain – Annal of Neurology Vitamins and Minerals as an alternative psychiatric medications – 2013 IFT Ginko Biloba Extract for Effectively treats Vascular Dementia – Neural Regeneration Research V8 N18 2013 BPA – Damages Teeth Enamel – AJP BPA- Causes Obesity in Puberty age Girls – PLOS ONE BPA- Idiopathic Undescended…

Heavy Cell Phone Use Linked to Oxidative Stress

A new study finds a strong link between heavy cell phone users and higher oxidative stress to all aspects of a human cell, including DNA. Uniquely based on examinations of the saliva of cell phone users, the research provides evidence of a connection between cell phone use and cancer risk. (Credit: © maron / Fotolia)…

Newspaper: Strauss-Kahn may take up position of Serbian govt’s advisor

Photo EPA/ITAR-TASS BELGRADE, July 30 (Itar-Tass) – Former Managing   Director of the International Monetary Fund, Dominique   Strauss-Kahn may take up the position of an advisor to   Serbia’s government, the newspaper Danas says in its   Tuesday edition. Serbian Deputy Prime Minister Aleksandar Vucic said   earlier the government might invite an authoritative   foreign advisor whose name would…

Back from the Dead – Resuscitation Expert Says End Is Reversible

Raising the dead may soon become medical reality. According to critical care physician Sam Parnia, modern resuscitation science will soon allow doctors to reanimate people up to 24 hours after their death. At some point, everyone’s heart will stop. For most, this is when they begin to die. Doctors succeed in very few cases at…