Archive: 05/8/2014

Lethal parasite evolved from pond scum

A genomic investigation by University of British Columbia researchers has revealed that a lethal parasite infecting a wide range of insects actually originated from pond scum, but has completely shed its ...

dateMay 08, 2014 in Biotechnology
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Fueling aviation with hardwoods

A key challenge in the biofuels landscape is to get more advanced biofuels—fuels other than corn ethanol and vegetable oil-based biodiesel—into the transportation pool. Utilization of advanced biofuels ...

dateMay 08, 2014 in Energy & Green Tech
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Extinct kitten-sized hunter discovered

A Case Western Reserve University student and his mentor have discovered an ancient kitten-sized predator that lived in Bolivia about 13 million years ago—one of the smallest species reported in the extinct ...

dateMay 08, 2014 in Archaeology & Fossils
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California smartphone 'kill switch' bill advances

On a second attempt, California lawmakers have advanced a bill that would require electronics manufacturers to install a shut-off function in all smartphones as a way to deter what one senator called a crime wave of thefts.

dateMay 08, 2014 in Other
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Dish aims to launch Web TV service by year's end

Dish says it plans to launch its Internet-delivered TV service by year's end on mobile devices, game consoles and smart TVs for about $20 to $30 a month. It will contain live sports, entertainment and children's programming.

dateMay 08, 2014 in Telecom
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German lawmakers want to interview Snowden

German lawmakers agreed Thursday to ask NSA leaker Edward Snowden to testify in their inquiry into surveillance of Chancellor Angela Merkel by the U.S. National Security Agency.

dateMay 08, 2014 in Security
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