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Posted By Carl Engelbrecht

Yet another win for us consumers...

"South Carolina has become the latest state in the union to pass a state-level bill that effectively makes it difficult, if not impossible, for municipalities to create their own publicly owned Internet service provider that could compete with private corporations. The bill passed the South Carolina General Assembly and Senate on Wednesday and awaits the signature of the state’s governor."

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Posted By Carl Engelbrecht

"According to Keynote Systems, an analysis it did of online behavioral tracking on 269 top websites across four industries — "news & media," "financial services," "travel & hospitality," and "retail," -- showed that 86% of the sites place one or more third-party tracking cookies on their visitors."

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Posted By Carl Engelbrecht

"Scientists and engineers at Picatinny Arsenal are busy developing a device that will shoot lightning bolts down laser beams to destroy its target. Soldiers and science fiction fans, you're welcome."

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"The US Naval Research Laboratory (NRL) researchers said recently that a Navy very high-resolution Doppler radar can actually spot individual raindrops in a cloudburst, possibly paving the way for new weather monitoring applications that could better track or monitor weather and severe storms."

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Posted By Carl Engelbrecht

Another study looking how to change a result of fat without acknowledging its cause?

"In mammals, most lipids (such as fatty acids and cholesterol) are absorbed into the body via the small intestine. The complexity of the cells and fluids that inhabit this organ make it very difficult to study in a laboratory setting. New research from Carnegie's Steven Farber, James Walters and Jennifer Anderson reveals a technique that allows scientists to watch lipid metabolism in live zebrafish. This method enabled them to describe new aspects of lipid absorption that could have broad applications for human health. Their work is published in Chemistry & Biology."

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Posted By Carl Engelbrecht

"There's plenty to choose from. According to the Privacy Rights Clearinghouse, during the first half of 2012 we have seen 266 breaches that affect more than 18.5 million records."

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Posted By Carl Engelbrecht

"After going without food for 18 hours, most of us would rather reach for French fries or chicken fingers than green beans or carrots, according to a new study from Cornell’s Food and Brand Lab."

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Posted By Carl Engelbrecht

Insulin


So...is this what obesity looks like?

 
Posted By Carl Engelbrecht

"Digital-book publishers and retailers now know more about their readers than ever before. How that's changing the experience of reading."

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Posted By Carl Engelbrecht

"In 2009, ICS-CERT fielded 9 incident reports. In 2010, that number increased to 41. In 2011, it was 198. Of those 198, seven resulted in the deployment of onsite incident response teams from ICS-CERT, and 21 of the other incidents involved remote analysis efforts by the Advanced Analytics Lab. Incidents specific to the water sector, when added to those that impacted multiple sectors, accounted for more than half of the incidents due to a larger number of Internet-facing control system devices reported by independent researchers, according to the report."

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Posted By Carl Engelbrecht

"Past experiments have hinted that animals can feel sympathy. Rats and monkeys had been found to forgo food to avoid delivering electric shocks to relatives. Similarly, apes have recently been documented consoling one another after conflicts. However, all these experiments and observations were demonstrating an animal’s sensitivity to distress in other members of the same species. Deborah Custance and Jennifer Mayer of Goldsmiths College, London, set out to see if dogs could detect the emotional state of humans."

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Posted By Carl Engelbrecht

The corn lobby will make it very difficult for the state to begin to lean toward carbs causing the obesity problem around the globe...

"Farmers nationwide are anticipating more profit from corn than other crops this year and planted 96.4 million acres of it this spring, the most in nearly eight decades, the U.S. Department of Agriculture said Friday."

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Posted By Carl Engelbrecht

Biofuel not foodstuff is the proper use of grains...Green Energy by the Bushel?

"Using a mixed bag of microbes for specific chemical reactions, biological engineers have designed a process for upgrading ethanol into something even better -- caproic acid, a carboxylic acid that's a versatile fuel precursor. If scaled up, their process could integrate seamlessly into already-established ethanol production lines."

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Posted By Carl Engelbrecht

Is this a win for LCHF?

"The research finds that dieters who were trying to maintain their weight loss burned significantly more calories eating a low-carb diet than they did eating a low-fat diet."

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Posted By Carl Engelbrecht

"Those sky-high numbers about the amount of data and what's spent to hold it were based on the results of a survey of 4,056 information technology professionals at organizations in 38 countries for Symantec's 'State of Information' survey. Published today, the survey found on average $38 million is being spent annually by larger enterprises, and $332,000 by small to midsize businesses (SMBs), to store and secure their business data. In all, 30 percent said they suffer from 'information sprawl' as data is held outside the organization as well as inside it."

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