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Outrage over US attempt to recoup veteran bonuses
Thousands of California National Guard soldiers are ordered to repay enlistment bonuses given to them a decade after they signed up to serve.
[BBC News Americas]

Mexican police find border tunnel, meth hidden in cheese
MEXICO CITY (AP) " Mexican prosecutors said Monday that they had found a tunnel in the border city of Tijuana that led toward or into the United States.The attorney general's office did not say whether the tunnel actually reached...
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'Robomussels' used to monitor climate change
Tiny robots have been helping researchers study how cli­mate change affects bio­di­ver­sity. These “robo­mus­sels” have the shape, size, and color of actual mus­sels, with minia­ture built-??in sen­sors that track tem­per­a­tures inside the mussel (...)
[Science daily]

T-rays will 'speed up' computer memory by a factor of 1000
Scientists have found a way to significantly improve computer performance. They propose the use of the so-called T-waves, or terahertz radiation as a means of resetting computer memory cells. This process is several thousand times faster than magnetic-field-induced (...)
[Science daily]

Small droplets feel the vibe
A team of researchers have used ultrasonic forces to accurately pattern thousands of microscopic water-based droplets. Each droplet can be designed to perform a biochemical experiment, which could pave the way for highly efficient lab-on-a-chip devices with future applications in drug discovery (...)
[Science daily]

Beautiful house from Pompeii reconstructed with 3D technology
By combining traditional archaeology with 3D technology, researchers have managed to reconstruct a house in Pompeii to its original state before the volcano eruption of Mount Vesuvius thousands of years ago. Unique video material has now been produced, showing their creation of a 3D model of an (...)
[Science daily]

Encryption method takes authentication to a new level, improves privacy protection
New kinds of encryption methods have been developed for improving the privacy protection of consumers to enable safer, more reliable and easier-to-use user authentication than current systems allow. The method combines safety, usability and privacy protection, when, until now, implementing all (...)
[Science daily]

Silencer Shop Rolls Out 300 Secure In-Store Identification Documentation Kiosks To Further Streamline Gun Suppressor Purchases
The changes to the ATF 41F ruling has commenced a new process for acquiring gun suppressors in the United States through Form 5320.23. In response to the ATF 41F ruling that went into effect July 13, 2016, has deployed 300 interactive Secure In-Store Identification (...)
[WebWire Electronic Internet commerce]

The drugs don't work
The lucrative counterfeit drugs trade causes hundreds of thousands of deaths every year. Technology can help fight it, but are big pharma and governments doing enough?

The drugs don't work
The lucrative counterfeit drugs trade causes hundreds of thousands of deaths every year. Technology can help fight it, but are big pharma and governments doing enough?
[BBC News]

Everyone is still using their Note 7 as Samsung fumbles its recall
Nearly two weeks after Samsung recalled the Galaxy Note 7 due to the risk of explosion, the device is still being used just as frequently by its owners. This is according to data from Apteligent, a mobile analytics company that claims "usage rate of the phone among existing users has been (...)

Why these Mac users won't abandon OS 9
The reasons some Mac lovers stick with OS 9 are practically as numerous as Apple operating systems themselves. There are some OS 9 subscribers who hold out for cost reasons. Computers are prohibitively expensive where they live, and these people would also need to spend thousands on new (...)

New service improves cloud storage usage on mobile devices
Researchers designed and developed StoArranger, a service to intercept, coordinate and optimize requests made by mobile apps and cloud storage services. StoArranger works as a 'middleware system,' so there is no change to how apps or an iPhone or Android-device run, just improved (...)
[Science daily]

Discovery creates future opportunity in quantum computing
Perovskite systems have been shown to be highly efficient at converting sunlight to electricity. Now, scientists have discovered a new use for perovskites that runs counter to the intended usage of the hybrid organic-inorganic (...)
[Science daily]

Get Prepared - Electronic Locks Will Soon Replace More Traditional Ones
El Paso, TX has been known as one of the safest large cities in the United States. However, this does not mean that everyone can keep their doors unlocked at all times. As times change, so do lock technologies and your old, brass deadbolt will soon become a thing of the past. Luckily, local (...)
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