What to do when raped every night by groups of invading soldiers

Image credit: (right) Ubud Writers Festival When afternoon came and a number of Japanese men began to arrive, the girls began running frantically back and forth. They tried to find some crack through which to slip away, but every place was already guarded. The house’s fairly large yard was surrounded by a high wall, with just […]

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7 Ways to Give Your Retail Store the Local Advantage

As the holiday shopping season approaches, are you getting discouraged by visions of shoppers heading to Walmart on Black Friday and ignoring your store? Well, cheer up. According to a study by Spong, reported in MediaPost, 30 percent of shoppers say if all things were equal, they would choose local over national brands “always” or […]

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Scientists developed artificial molecules

Artificial molecules are shown. The individual components are marked with different fluorescent dyes (molecule size: 2-7 micrometres; compilation of microscopic images). Credit: ETH Zurich / Lucio Isa Scientists at ETH Zurich and IBM Research Zurich have developed a new technique that enables for the first time the manufacture of complexly structured tiny objects joining together […]

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Combining gasification with fuel-cell technology could boost efficiency of coal-powered plants

This illustration depicts a possible configuration for the combined system proposed by MIT researchers. At the bottom, steam (pink arrows) passes through pulverized coal, releasing gaseous fuel (red arrows) made up of hydrogen and carbon …more Most of the world’s nations have agreed to make substantial reductions in their greenhouse gas emissions, but achieving these […]

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In race to improve batteries, nanotechnology provides hope

In this picture taken on Wednesday, March 9, 2016, a battery is tested at the Prague based He3Da company, in the Czech Republic. In the global race to create more efficient and long-lasting batteries, some are betting on nanotechnology – …more In the global race to create more efficient and long-lasting batteries, some are betting […]

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Technicolor stores Hollywood history in a bottle

Technicolor CEO Frederic Rose attends a ceremony honoring the company’s 100th anniversary, in Hollywood “This, we believe, is what the future of movie archiving will look like,” Bolot said. Scientists have been experimenting with DNA as a potential storage medium for years but recent advances in modern lab equipment have made projects like Technicolor’s a […]

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Touching a robot can elicit physiological arousal in humans

Pepper is described as an “engaging, friendly companion that can communicate with people through the most intuitive interface we know: voice, touch and emotions.” Credit: Aldebaran, SoftBank, Corp. On the scale of the “uncanny valley,” the humanoid robot registers a positive response with humans just before the dip into repulsion. Its resemblance hovers between C-3PO […]

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Terahertz technology reaches industrial maturity

The researchers at Fraunhofer have packaged the transmitting and receiving unit for terahertz radiation into a handy little sensor head with a diameter of only 25 and a length of 35 millimeters. Credit: Fraunhofer HHI Terahertz is a new technology in which nondestructive testing of components and surfaces is possible. Until now, these devices and, […]

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Sunsuper betting on technology play to become one of the big six

‘Ten years from now the superannuation sector is likely to look a lot more like the banking sector,’ says Scott Hartley, CEO of Sunsuper, speaking at the Australian Financial Review Banking & Wealth Summit. Photo: Christopher Pearce Non-profit superannuation funds that can’t afford to spend big on technology are set to flounder, while a clutch […]

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