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From the Moon to mongooses, crowdfunding rescues science research
Online donors have pledged more than £3bn to help science studies Continue reading...
[The Guardian]

VIDEO: Shoppers get set for 'Panic Saturday'
£1.2bn is expected to be spent by UK shoppers on the last Saturday before Christmas, with researchers calling it "Panic Saturday".
[BBC News UK]

£1.2bn spent on 'Panic Saturday'
UK shoppers are expected to spend a record £1.2bn buying Christmas presents and groceries on what researchers are calling "Panic Saturday".
[BBC News UK]

Flaw discovered that could let anyone listen to your cell calls
German researchers have discovered security flaws that could let hackers, spies and criminals listen to private phone calls and intercept text messages on a potentially massive scale - even when cellular networks are using the most advanced encryption now available. The flaws, to be reported at (...)
[OSNews]

Breakthrough in optical fiber communications
Researchers from the University of Southampton have revealed a breakthrough in optical fiber communications. They developed an approach that enables direct modulation of laser currents to be used to generate highly advanced modulation format signals. The research explores a radically new (...)
[Science daily]

Marine Research Initiative, dataMares, Analyzes Data on Ocean Life with Tableau
Tableau Software, a global leader in easy-to-use, rapid-fire business analytics software, today announced that the Scripps Institute of Oceanography's dataMares initiative is using Tableau to analyze and monitor data on marine life in the Gulf of California. The dataMares initiative (...)
[WebWire Computer software]

Big data may be fashion industry's next must-have accessory
Big data may be the next new thing to hit the fashion industry's runways, according to a team of researchers.
[Science daily]

Switching to spintronics: Electric field switching of ferromagnetism at room temperature
Researchers have used an electric field to reverse the magnetization direction in a multiferroic spintronic device at room temperature, a demonstration that points a new way towards spintronics and smaller, faster and cheaper ways of storing and processing (...)
[Science daily]

Lens-free microscope can detect cancer at cellular level
A lens-free microscope that can be used to detect the presence of cancer or other cell-level abnormalities with the same accuracy as larger and more expensive optical microscopes, has been developed by researchers. The invention could lead to less expensive and more portable technology for (...)
[Science daily]

Contrasting views of kin selection assessed
Researchers have used several different ways of testing Hamilton's rule, the core mathematical formula of kin selection, as an explanation for the evolution of much altruistic behavior in animals. These vary in their realism and their ability to generate predictions. The variety of approaches, (...)
[Science daily]

Privacy policies good for big business, not so good for consumers
Research suggests effective self regulation has yet to emerge for the majority of businesses whose privacy policies keep them from sharing consumers’ private information, but are not readable by the average consumer.
[Science daily]

Novel insights into pathogen behavior
New insights into the behavior of an important bacterial pathogen have been provided by researchers. The researchers investigated, using combination of experiments and computational modeling, how bacteria swarm in groups containing millions of cells. "We show in this paper that appendages of (...)
[Science daily]

Combining social media, behavioral psychology could lead to more HIV testing
Social media such as Twitter and Facebook, combined with behavioral psychology, could be a valuable tool in the fight against AIDS by prompting high-risk individuals to be tested, research shows. Though there have been many experimental HIV testing interventions in international settings, none (...)
[Science daily]

First steps for Hector the robot stick insect
A research team has succeeded in teaching the only robot of its kind in the world how to walk.The robot is called Hector, and its construction is modeled on a stick insect. Inspired by the insect, Hector has passive elastic joints and an ultralight exoskeleton. What makes it unique is that it (...)
[Science daily]

Researchers generate tunable photon-pair spectrum using room-temperature quantum optics silicon chip
A team of researchers have demonstrated a way to emit and control quantum light generated using a chip made from silicon -- one of the most widely used materials for modern electronics.
[Science daily]

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