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1 hr ago | National Public Radio

China Says One-Fifth Of Its Farmland Is Polluted

Faced with growing public anger about a poisonous environment, China's government released a yearslong study that shows nearly one-fifth of the country's farmland is contaminated with toxic metals, a stunning indictment of unfettered industrialization under the Communist Party's authoritarian rule.

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Related Topix: CPU, Agriculture, Science

4 hrs ago | The Raw Story

Cloning breakthrough: Scientists create patient-specific stem cells from adults' skin tissue

Scientists have moved a step closer to the goal of creating stem cells perfectly matched to a patient's DNA in order to treat diseases, they announced on Thursday, creating patient-specific cell lines out of the skin cells of two adult men.

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Related Topix: Stem Cell Research, Genetics, Medicine

Thu Apr 17, 2014

KDLT-TV Sioux Falls

State Offers Training For Blind, Visually Impaired Apr. 17

The South Dakota Rehabilitation Center for the Blind is set to start hosting a series of monthly training sessions focusing on assistive technology for people who are blind or visually impaired.

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Related Topix: Ipad, Computers

KCCI-TV Des Moines

NASA: Earth-sized planet may sustain life

It's like finding a needle in a universe-wide haystack. Researchers have located a planet roughly the size of Earth that could be habitable.

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Related Topix: NASA, Space

Norwalk Citizen News

Famous Los Angeles mountain lion exposed to poison

This March 27, 2014 photo provided by the National Park Service shows P-22 a 4 year old male mountain lion who was recaptured in late March by National Park Service biologists.

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Related Topix: GPS

Bradenton.com

Cyber cops: Target hackers may take years to find

But the agency says it could take years to identify the criminals who stole some 40,000 debit and credit card numbers of Target shoppers and other personal information from as many as 70 million people in the pre-Christmas breach.

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Related Topix: US Secret Service, Computer Security, Prison

National Public Radio

Researcher Finds Flaw In Samsung Fingerprint Check

A Berlin-based researcher says he has managed to fool the fingerprint-based security system on Samsung's new Galaxy S5 smartphone using wood glue and a picture of the original print.

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Related Topix: Computer Security, PayPal, iPod touch App, iPad App, iPhone and iPad App, iPhone App

4029TV.com

Americans wary of futuristic science, tech

Americans are generally excited about the new technology they expect to see in their lifetimes.

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Related Topix: Inventions, Robots

Viking FM

First Heartbleed 'Hacker' Arrested And Charged

A man accused of exploiting the Heartbleed bug to steal information on hundreds of people will appear in court later.

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Related Topix: Computer Security

Wed Apr 16, 2014

Sunherald.com

Robot sub makes first complete search for plane

In a Monday, April 14, 2014 photo provided by the U.S. Navy, operators aboard the Australian defense vessel Ocean Shield move the U.S. Navy's Bluefin-21 autonomous underwater vehicle into position for deployment to search for the missing Malaysia Airlines Flight 370.

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Related Topix: US Navy, US News, US Military, Robots, Australia, Oceania, World News, Boeing Aircraft, Aircraft, Commercial Aircraft, Boeing 777, Asia Travel, Travel, Beijing, China Travel, China Travel

CBS Local

State Senate Leader Seeks Review Of GPS Tracking

The leader of the state Senate is seeking an independent review of how parole officers tracked a sex offender charged with four Southern California slayings.

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Related Topix: GPS, Orange County, CA

The Advocate

Review: a Transcendencea like a clunky TED talk

First, we had Scarlett Johansson as a human-like operating system. Now, Johnny Depp has been uploaded.

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Related Topix: Celebrities, Scarlett Johansson, Hot Chicks, Science, Computer Science, Computers, Joaquin Phoenix, Inventions, PC

CBS Local

SpaceX To Try To Launch Station Cargo On Friday

NASA confirmed the launch date Wednesday, two days after a last-minute rocket leak delayed the mission.

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Related Topix: NASA, Weather, Space

ABC News

SpaceX Will Try Again Fri. to Launch Station Cargo

NASA confirmed the launch date Wednesday, two days after a last-minute rocket leak delayed the delivery mission.

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Related Topix: NASA, Weather

ComputerWorld

Red Hat to update Docker container tech for enterprises

"Containers are all about streamlining the movement of the application to the cloud," said Paul Cormier, Red Hat president for products and technologies, during a press conference at the company's Red Hat Summit in San Francisco Tuesday.

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Related Topix: Red Hat, Open Source Software, Linux

The Hartford Courant

Yahoo's growth anemic as turnaround chugs along

Yahoo Inc barely managed to expand its core advertising business in the first quarter despite Chief Executive Marissa Mayer 's two-year effort to revive growth at the Internet pioneer.

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Related Topix: Startups, Yahoo!, Internet, Google, Twitter, Alibaba, Ansonia, CT

Tue Apr 15, 2014

Marshfield News-Herald

NASA wants your vote for new spacesuit

Today before midnight is the last chance to cast a vote for NASA's newest prototype: a space suit design that will eventually go to Mars.

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Related Topix: NASA, Space

The Reporter

Full lunar eclipse delights Americas, 1st of year

'Blood moon' leaves sky watchers in awe: The highly anticipated lunar eclipse or 'blood moon' drew crowds across the country to the skies to see the moon cross Earth's shadow.

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Related Topix: Cape Canaveral, FL, NASA

Bradenton.com

Intel reports lower 1Q net income, higher revenue

Intel Corp. is the world's largest maker of microprocessors, which act as the "brains" of computers.

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Related Topix: PC, CPU, Computers, Microsoft Windows

Star-Telegram.com

Scientists find new sponge species off La Jolla

Scientists using a remote-controlled robot submersible have discovered a new species of poisonous sponge in deep waters off San Diego.

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Related Topix: San Diego, CA, La Jolla (San Diego, CA), La Jolla Pharmaceutical, Biotech, Medicine, Healthcare Industry, Robots

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