Watch a 1950s retro calculator have a mechanical meltdown when faced with the problem 'zero...

Video shows a 1950s mechanical Facit ESA-01 pin-wheel calculator User enters a problem, zero divided by zero, that causes it to malfunction The wheels spin as the machine can not cope with infinite nature of...
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06 April 2016, 18:04

Sumatran rhino dies weeks after landmark discovery due to an infection in her leg...

The rare rhino was caught in a pit trap last month in East Kalimantan It was the first physical contact environmentalists had made for 40 years Najaq, as the female rhino was known, succumbed to a leg infection ...
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06 April 2016, 14:25

Green sea turtles of Florida and Mexico are no longer endangered: Decades of conservation work...

Conservation efforts have seen numbers rise from a handful in 1978 to 2250 nesting females in Florida alone Successful measures have included protection of nesting beaches The official figures were announced by US...
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06 April 2016, 14:25

Litterbugs, beware! Drones are being used to film people dumping rubbish on beaches, deserts...

Successful trial of single drone will lead to a litter surveillance squad UAVs will patrol beaches, the desert and landfill sites to catch litter bugs Tech will save inspectors, who patrol different parts of the...
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478
06 April 2016, 13:41

Apple fixes the Siri bug that put your photos and contacts at risk: Update has been...

Tech expert recently discovered a security flaw using Siri and 3D Touch It let people bypass the lockscreen by searching for contacts on Twitter Apple has now fixed the problem androlled out the update automatically...
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06 April 2016, 13:40

Twitter and NFL announce deal to stream 10 Thursday Night Football matches for free after...

Twitterwill simulcast 10 games on their website after winning the NFL deal The social media company outbid Verizon, Yahoo and Amazon The NFL game at Wembley between Jacksonville Jaguars and Buffalo Bills last season...
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06 April 2016, 12:02

Could Triton 'artificial gills' work? Firm refunds $ 900000 to Indiegogo supporters but...

$ 300 device claims to allow anyone to stay underwater for 45 minutes Experts say the technology, as Triton describes it, is impossible to create Firm has launched new campaign and already raised $ 240000 in backing  ...
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502
06 April 2016, 11:06

Easy as Alep, Bet, Gimel? Researchers uncover the roots of the English alphabet...

Project examined how writing developed during 2nd and 1st millennia BC Ugaritic wrote in cuneiform script made of wedge-shaped signs on clay Phoenicians, who lived in Syria, used the same order for their alphabet ...
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456
06 April 2016, 5:46

Gigantic comets and asteroids bombarding Mars may have create the perfect conditions for life...

Comets and asteroids as big as West Virginia hit red planet's surface Could have melted subsurface ice on a cold and barren Mars Would have made hydrothermal systems much like those in Yellowstone  Heating would...
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06 April 2016, 5:46

How will climate change affect YOUR weather? Interactive maps reveals more rain and less snow...

Atmospheric conditions linked to California droughts are more frequent Researchers found driest, warmest years associated with high pressure These high pressure regions can prevent stormtrack from reaching state ...
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484
06 April 2016, 4:42

On guard! Watch a drone dodging a SWORD attack (and it could soon use the same technique to...

Researchers used an offline-online system to teach the drone Sensors gather real-time data of area, send it to computer then the drone Used a collision detection module and obstacle-dodging algorithm Plans to add...
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391
06 April 2016, 4:41

The force really is strong: Lightsabers would be 'the most dangerous weapon ever created' and...

Lightsabers are blades of plasma and would be very lethal if real Users Magnetic fields to keep shape, similar to harnessing nuclear fusion If plasma blades clash, almost impossible to avoid magnetic reconnection ...
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06 April 2016, 0:21

WhatsApp joins terrorism row by switching encryption on for its billion users: Firm says move...

With new encryption, message will only be readable to sender and recipient End-to-end encryption uses distinct 'locks' and 'keys' to secure messages  Encryption extends to calls, messages, photos, videos, file, voice...
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06 April 2016, 0:20

How to check if YOUR partner is cheating on Tinder: New website lets you search dating...

Swipe Buster uses Tinder's public API to pinpoint specific users for $ 5 The site asks you to put in person's first name, age, gender, and location Then, it finds the people who match, and tells when they last used...
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461
05 April 2016, 22:21

Twitter adds new DM button to its apps in bid to make messaging easier...

Enables users to share a tweet using Direct Messages in two taps Twitter hopes it will boost usage by allowing users to DM more easily Twitter has added a new button to tweets, one that enables users to share a...
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05 April 2016, 22:21