Technology

Our technology page is geared toward exploring existing, rumored, and potential technologies as well as where the technological revolution is taking humankind.

Barack Obama’s Twitter & Facebook Hijacked by Syrian Electronic Army
  • President Obama’s official Twitter and Facebook accounts – which have a combined audience of 76 million followers – were hacked by the Syrian Electronic Army and used to promote a link to a video which highlights how US-backed rebels are [...] Read More »
Scientist controls colleague’s hand in first human brain-to-brain interface
  • University of Washington researcher Rajesh Rao, left, plays a computer game with his mind, while across campus, researcher Andrea Stocco wears a magnetic stimulation coil over the left motor cortex region of his brain. (Credit: University of Washington) The telepathic [...] Read More »
WINDOWS 8 AND THE SPECIAL SURVEILLANCE CHIP
  • WINDOWS 8 AND THE SPECIAL SURVEILLANCE CHIP Article via Joel Skousen, World Affairs Brief While Microsoft long ago provided back doors into their software products for easier government snooping, a new chip designed to work with Windows 8 just may [...] Read More »
DARPA to Genetically Engineer Humans by Adding a 47th Chromosome
  • We’re no molecular biologists over here, but have you ever seen the sci-fi flick Gattaca? In that 1997 film, society is structured around eugenics as people are bioengineered to be ‘perfect specimens’, and one’s entire life and position in the [...] Read More »
DARPA Building Robots With ‘Real’ Brains
  •   By Sandra I. Erwin The next frontier for the robotics industry is to build machines that think like humans. Scientists have pursued that elusive goal for decades, and they believe they are now just inches away from the finish [...] Read More »
The camouflage fabric ‘that can make soldiers INVISIBLE’
  • Article By Damien Gayle via dailymail.co.uk The U.S. military is backing the development  of camouflage fabrics that could one day make their soldiers completely  invisible, it has been claimed. The so-called ‘Quantum Stealth’ camouflage  material is said to render its [...] Read More »
The UN asks for control over the world’s Internet
  • Article via rt.com Members of the United Nation’s International Telecommunications Union (ITU) have agreed to work towards implementing a standard for the Internet that would allow for eavesdropping on a worldwide scale. At a conference in Dubai this week, the [...] Read More »
Newly Released Drone Records Reveal Extensive Military Flights in US
  • Article By Jennifer Lynch via eff.org  View new Map of Domestic Drone Authorizations in a larger window. Today EFF posted several thousand pages of new drone license records and a new map that tracks the location of drone flights across [...] Read More »
Make Biochar — This Ancient Technique Will Improve Your Soil
  • Artcile from motherearthnews.com Last year, I committed one of the great sins of gardening: I let weeds go to  seed. Cleaning up in fall, I faced down a ton of seed-bearing foxtail, burdock  and crabgrass. Sure, I could compost it [...] Read More »
Cook Islanders grow sustainable food using ‘aquaponics’
  • Articel by Rachel Reeves via scidev.net The project involves cultivating plants in water and raising fish in tanks Flickr/ agrilifetoday [RAROTONGA] A pilot aquaponics experiment is now underway in the Cook Islands that has the potential to become the South [...] Read More »
  

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