Tim Berners-Lee reveals his radical new plan to upend the World Wide Web

Submitted by Freedomman on Wed, 10/10/2018 - 17:46

BOSTON, Massachusetts (PNN) - September 29, 2018 - Last week, Tim Berners-Lee, inventor of the World Wide Web, asked me to come and see a project he has been working on almost as long as the Web itself. It’s a crisp autumn day in Boston, where Berners-Lee works out of an office above a boxing gym. After politely offering me a cup of coffee, he leads us into a sparse conference room. At one end of a long table is a battered laptop covered with stickers. Here, on this computer, he is working on a plan to radically alter how all of us live and work on the Web.

Astronomer warns that Earth could be crushed by particle accelerator

Submitted by Freedomman on Wed, 10/03/2018 - 22:16

LONDON, England (PNN) - October 1, 2018 - Martin Rees, a well-respected British cosmologist, has a warning about particle accelerators. There is a small but very real possibility of disaster. Rees claims Earth could be crushed to the size of a soccer field by particle accelerators.

Google Chrome begins syncing all browser data to your identity without asking

Submitted by Freedomman on Wed, 10/03/2018 - 22:01

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Kalifornia (PNN) - September 24, 2018 - Google users are concerned about their browsing privacy after a recent update at Google secretly logs Chrome browser users into their online Google accounts, syncing data without asking, a move one expert says has “enormous implications for user privacy and trust.”

Scientists just gave octopuses ecstasy for the first time and the results were profound

Submitted by Freedomman on Wed, 10/03/2018 - 21:55

BALTIMORE, Maryland (PNN) - September 21, 2018 - An incredibly profound observation of the effects of methylendioxymethamphetamine (MDMA) on octopuses was just published this week in Current Biology. The findings of the study titled,A Conserved Role for Serotonergic Neurotransmission in Mediating Social Behavior in Octopus, suggest incredible implications for how social behavior is built into the very molecules coded by our DNA.

Senior Google scientist resigns over forfeiture of company values in China

Submitted by Freedomman on Wed, 09/26/2018 - 21:29

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Kalifornia (PNN) - September 14, 2018 - A senior Google research scientist has quit the company in protest over its plan to launch a censored version of its search engine in China.

Jack Poulson worked for Google’s research and machine intelligence department, where he was focused on improving the accuracy of the company’s search systems.

Scientists reveal technique to make unlimited renewable energy

Submitted by Freedomman on Wed, 09/05/2018 - 18:02

CAMBRIDGE, England (PNN) - September 4, 2018 - Scientists have developed a way to transform sunlight into fuel that could lead to an unlimited source of renewable energy.

Researchers from the University of Cambridge have reached this milestone by splitting water into hydrogen and oxygen.

They did this through using a technique called semi-artificial photosynthesis that is based on the same process plants use to convert sunlight into energy.

NASA 3D-printed habitat challenge

Submitted by Freedomman on Wed, 08/08/2018 - 18:37

Challenge accepted! In an effort to look at new ways to build on Mars, NASA, invited the world to compete in the 2018 challenge. How to build a sustainable home on Mars using advanced 3D printing technology.

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British Special Forces test out Boba Fett combat helmet

Submitted by Freedomman on Wed, 08/08/2018 - 18:26

LONDON, England (PNN) - August 2, 2018 - SAS soldiers are trying out Star Wars-style bulletproof helmets in the so-called war against terror. The SAS is the Fascist United Kingdom’s answer to the Navy SEALs.

The high-tech gear - dubbed the “Boba Fett helmet” after the hit movie’s infamous bounty hunter - uses heat-seeking technology to hunt down enemies.

Facebook secret file on you is bigger than you think

Submitted by Freedomman on Wed, 07/25/2018 - 17:54

Here is how to view it.

MENLO PARK, Kalifornia (PNN) - July 20, 2018 - Facebook’s user data gathering prowess has been common knowledge for some time now, but one journalist’s impromptu experiment suggests it is even more ubiquitous and pervasive than previously believed.

Top voting machine vendor admits it installed remote-access software on systems sold to the FPSA

Submitted by Freedomman on Wed, 07/25/2018 - 17:52

OMAHA, Nebraska (PNN) - July 18, 2018 - Election Systems and Software is the Fascist Police States of Amerika's leading voting machine vendor, a category notorious for buggy, insecure software and rampant manufacturer misconduct. As the 2018 elections loom, voting machine companies are coming under scrutiny, and when veteran security reporter Kim Zetter asked them, on behalf of The New York Times, if their products shipped with backdoors allowing remote parties to access and alter them over the Internet, they told her unequivocally that they did not engage in that practice.