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2 hrs ago | Brandon Sun

Japanese lab still trying to replicate discredited stem cell breakthrough, shakeup underway

The Japanese laboratory that retracted a paper reporting a potentially major breakthrough in stem cell research said Wednesday its researchers have not managed to replicate the results.

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Related Topix: Stem Cell Research

4 hrs ago | WHAS11

Hackerspaces used to turn ideas turn into reality

Inside a nondescript garage-like workshop nestled between restaurants, a flower shop and jewelry stores along Main Street, ideas are taking shape.

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Related Topix: Inventions, Nuclear Energy

5 hrs ago | Bromsgrove Advertiser

Secret of herding sheep discovered

One causes a sheepdog to close any gaps it sees between dispersing sheep. The other results in sheep being driven forward once the gaps are sufficiently closed.

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Related Topix: Robots

5 hrs ago | ABC News

Hackerspaces Used to Turn Ideas Turn Into Reality

At HeatSync Labs, the tables are littered with computer chips, pens, pads and tools while the room is abuzz with the chatter of would-be inventors hoping to change the world - or just make cool things.

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Related Topix: Inventions

Tue Aug 26, 2014

Inside Bay Area

Biz Break: Instagram branches out with Hyperlapse time-lapse app

Today: Instagram introduces another app separate from its namesake, a time-lapse video app, and Facebook hits a record high.

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Related Topix: Instagram, iPod touch App, iPad App, iPhone and iPad App, iPhone App, Startups, Facebook, Social Software, Apple, Ipad

Local TV Station KTVZ

Biologist: New collar for wolf OR-7 no easy matter

Biologists trying to put a new GPS tracking collar on Oregon's famous wandering wolf, OR-7, could be camping out in the southern Oregon Cascades for weeks before they are successful.

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Related Topix: GPS

West Australian

Fund managers look to make room for Alibaba

Investors are looking over portfolios to make room for Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba Group Holdings Inc's market debut next month - and that means some less attractive stocks that funds are holding might be shown the door.

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Related Topix: Alibaba, Internet, Financial Markets, Amazon, Emerging Technology, Search Engines, Startups, Yahoo!

Business Journal

Hacker tool used in Target breach hit 1,000+ businesses

As many as 110 million Target customers had their information accessed in a massive data breach by hackers.

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Related Topix: Retail, Target, Computer Security, US Secret Service, US News

Medical News

Study: US experienced widespread adoption of robot-assisted prostate removal surgery in recent years

A new study reveals that the US has experienced widespread adoption of robot-assisted prostate removal surgery to treat prostate cancer in recent years.

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Related Topix: Robots, Prostate Cancer, Health

ITworld

Google's Slides presentation app now works offline on iOS

The Google Docs word processor and Sheets spreadsheet apps for iPads and iPhones could already be used while disconnected from the Internet Google's Slides presentation app can now be used without an Internet connection on iOS devices, joining the two other core office productivity tools in the company's suite, the Docs word processor and Sheets ... (more)

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Related Topix: Google, Startups, Microsoft, Microsoft Office

Mon Aug 25, 2014

USA Today

NSA built 'Google-like' search engine to share data

The National Security Agency built its own search engine and shares hundreds of billions of digital records with federal law enforcement and several other U.S. agencies, The Intercept reported.

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Related Topix: Internet, Widevine Technologies, Emerging Technology, Search Engines

Brandon Sun

Amazon to buy video game streaming service Twitch for $970 million

The e-commerce giant is buying streaming platform Twitch Interactive for $970 million in cash as it seeks to take part in video gaming's growth as an online spectator sport.

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Related Topix: Amazon, Internet, 2012, Gliese Games, Video Games, Jeff Bezos, Emerging Technology, Search Engines

Denver Post

A Closer Look: Reading tablets decent, but needed?

In partnership with Samsung, Barnes & Noble released a reading-centric tablet last week, the Galaxy Tab 4 Nook.

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Related Topix: Barnes & Noble, Kindle, iPod touch App, iPad App, iPhone and iPad App, iPhone App, Ipad, iBooks, Facebook, Cameras

CIO

Two Galileo GPS Satellites Launched in Wrong Orbit

Two satellites that are intended to form part of the European Galileo satellite navigation system went astray from their intended orbit after launch from French Guiana on Friday, satellite launch company Arianespace said.

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Related Topix: GPS, South America, World News, French Guiana, Space

The Wichita Eagle

Biologists plan to re-collar wandering Oregon wolf

Biologists plan to recapture and re-collar OR-7, Oregon's famous wandering wolf that is now a settled father of pups.

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Related Topix: Oregon, GPS

RTE.ie

Sony's online gaming and music services attacked

Japanese entertainment giant Sony has said its online music and gaming sites came under a cyber attack by a hacker group that also claimed there were explosives on a plane carrying a senior company executive.

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Related Topix: Sony Online Entertainment, Video Games, Software, Computer Security

Sun Aug 24, 2014

OregonLive.com

Oregon wolf OR-7 targeted for recapture, new tracking collar

Biologists plan to recapture and re-collar OR-7, Oregon's famous wandering wolf that is now a settled father of pups.

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Related Topix: Oregon, GPS

Globe and Mail

Artist Matt Mazur wants you to think galactically with 3D universe images

Matt Mazur is seen with a projection from his "Multiverse" universe simulator at his home in Vancouver, B.C., on Thursday August 21, 2014.

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Related Topix: Canada, Space, Astronomy, Science,

KMIZ

NASA: Voyager 2 previews Pluto mission

NASA's New Horizons explorer is hurtling through space on its way to the outermost reaches of the solar system for a rendezvous with the small, icy "dwarf planet" of Pluto and its five moons.

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Related Topix: NASA, Space

Daily Journal

Roche to buy US biotech firm InterMune for $8.3B

Swiss pharmaceutical company Roche said Sunday it has reached an $8.3 billion deal to buy InterMune Inc., a California-based developer of treatments for lung diseases.

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Related Topix: Biotech, InterMune, Medicine, Healthcare Industry, San Mateo County, CA, Brisbane, CA

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