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Leaked Lumia 830 images reveal a mix of Nokia designs on eve of launch

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Leaked Lumia 830 images reveal a mix of Nokia designs on eve of launch
Images of Microsoft’s upcoming Lumia 830 handset leaked first in early July, but new photos today reveal that the device will be a mix of the Lumia 1020 and Lumia 930 design. WPDang has obtained several images of the Lumia 830 just a day before Microsoft’s "more Lumia" press event in Berlin. The Lumia 830’s design appears to include an aluminum band, like the Lumia 930, and a large PureView camera at the rear (a little like the Lumia 1020). The Lumia ... more

Boot up: iCloud hack update, NFC iPhone?, Anonymous in depth

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Boot up: iCloud hack update, NFC iPhone?, Anonymous in depth
Plus the lithium breakthrough for longer battery life, Ouya eyes buyout, Facebook's teen app hero, and more Continue reading...

Google satellite executive reportedly leaves to work with SpaceX

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Google satellite executive reportedly leaves to work with SpaceX
Google Satellite executive Greg Wyler has left Google and has reportedly been seen frequenting the SpaceX office, according to The Wall Street Journal. Neither Wyler nor the two companies have commented on his abrupt departure, which comes just months after he was hired to assist in Google's attempt at creating a global internet service.  Although he is reportedly working in close proximity with billionaire Elon Musk, The Wall Street Journal cites sources as stating that the satellite communications expert is not a ... more

Naked celebrity pics and the James Foley video: how many have clicked?

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Naked celebrity pics and the James Foley video: how many have clicked?
How many viewed the gruesome beheading or private images of Jennifer Lawrence? Online data gives us a fair estimate Continue reading...

Nearly two dozen fish species off U.S. West Coast deemed sustainable

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Nearly two dozen species of fish have been deemed sustainable seafood options once again after rampant overfishing left areas off the U.S. West Coast devastated, a marine watchdog group said on Tuesday. The Monterey Bay Aquarium Seafood Watch program upgraded the status of 21 species of bottom-dwelling fish, including varieties of sole, rockfish and sablefish, to "best choice" or "good alternative" from the group's "avoid" classification. The change comes after fishing grounds off the coast of California, Oregon and Washington ... more


Limited water presents challenge for natural gas fracking

published about 4 hours ago
Limited water presents challenge for natural gas fracking
Extracting natural gas for energy from shale rock deep underground requires lots of water, but much of the world's shale gas is in regions where ... more

National Briefing | West: Revival of Species Puts Some Fish Back on Plates

published about 6 hours ago
Dozens of species of popular West Coast rockfish that were once so overfished that the fishing grounds were declared a federal economic disaster are now ... more

Halliburton to Pay $1.1 Billion to Settle Damages in Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill

published about 6 hours ago
Halliburton to Pay $1.1 Billion to Settle Damages in Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill
The settlement, a fraction of the damages paid by companies involved in the accident, goes a long way toward resolving Halliburton’s exposure to liability claims.

Dot Earth Blog: The New Look of Smokers’ Litter

published about 19 hours ago
Dot Earth Blog: The New Look of Smokers’ Litter
The cigarettes may change, but for some smokers the habit of littering does not.

Observatory: A Mission for Remote-Controlled Bugs

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Observatory: A Mission for Remote-Controlled Bugs
Researchers are working with living moths and cockroaches on a project that could make them useful in searches through rubble.
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Observatory: Research Aimed at the Heart of the Sun

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Observatory: Research Aimed at the Heart of the Sun
With the aid of a powerful instrument, researchers have detected subatomic particles produced by fusion reactions at the very core of the sun.

World Briefing: Geckos on Mission Die Aboard Russian Spacecraft

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Five geckos launched into space for an experiment on sexual reproduction in near-zero gravity were found dead after their spacecraft returned to earth, the Russian ... more

Airships That Carry Science Into the Stratosphere

published Mon, Aug 25 2014 12:40 GMT
Airships That Carry Science Into the Stratosphere
Engineers are designing sleek new airships that could streak past layers of cloud and carry telescopes into the thin, icy air of the stratosphere.

Time Travel: Dark Spots in Our Knowledge of Neptune

published Mon, Aug 18 2014 15:59 GMT
Time Travel: Dark Spots in Our Knowledge of Neptune
Voyager 2 and the Hubble Space Telescope have offered tantalizing glimpses of Neptune that show how much more there is to learn about the planet.

Raw Data: The Intelligent-Life Lottery

published Mon, Aug 18 2014 12:31 GMT
Raw Data: The Intelligent-Life Lottery
Some argue that with billions of stars in our galaxy, there must be other civilizations. But others say intelligence is so rare on Earth; why ... more