Tony Abbott's threat to shirt-front Putin has resulted in an unexpected visit by the Russian Pacific fleet. The Australian PM's less than diplomatic and repeated bracing of Vladimir Putin over preceding weeks has seeded what appears to be a machismo laden confrontation now taking place. 4 Russian … [Read more...] about Don’t bait the bear. Russian Ships Heading to Australian Waters.
A global discussion of the divisive as well as uniting qualities of the IOT is vital for a balanced view of the implications of this world spanning technology. My own view is inclined to the optimistic, but my nerdy passion for history insists that as promising as the IOT is, shit can also really go … [Read more...] about Stage Two of The Internet: The Internet of Things
Media outlets who peddle this kind of gutter journalism fill our minds with paranoid and substance-less debate. Debate which detracts utterly from informing the public and creating useful social discourse. [dropcap size=big]I[/dropcap]n this era of widespread and competitive global media you expect … [Read more...] about Real Ebola and Homeopathic Fakes.
"In the three hardest hit countries, Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone, the number of new patients is moving far faster than the capacity to manage them. We need to surge at least three to four times to catch up with the outbreaks," Director Margaret Chan [dropcap size=big]T[/dropcap]his call to … [Read more...] about Can the world afford Ebola?
University of Bristol researchers have discovered how to stop cells from attacking healthy body tissue in debilitating autoimmune diseases (such as multiple sclerosis), where the body’s immune system destroys its own tissue by mistake. [dropcap size=big]S[/dropcap]cientists were able to selectively … [Read more...] about Silencing the Inner War: Autoimmune Disease Breakthrough
A working microwave thruster would radically cut the cost of satellites and space stations and extend their working life, drive a plethora of suddenly affordable deep-space missions, and take astronauts to Mars in days to weeks rather than months. [dropcap size=big]I[/dropcap]n 2011 the NASA … [Read more...] about NASA’s Eagle Works: The Manhattan project of space travel.