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Could Transgenic Mosquitoes Help In The Fight Against Dengue And Malaria?

Dengue and Malaria are two dangerous diseases with the potential to cause death. In common, they also have the lack of a vaccine, even though there is research being made in order to obtain vaccines for both diseases. Recently, a new technique using genetic engineering in order to modify vector mosquitoes can be helpful to reduce the transmission of these two diseases.

Plant Trees While Searching The Web With Ecosia

«End deforestation, one search at a time». This could well be the motto for Ecosia, a search engine which plants trees with user's searches. Even though Ecosia is not exactly new, being live a few years now, it recently has been getting attention and the user base has been expanding brutally in the last weeks.

Nelson Mandela Apps: An Icon's Footprints Across The Digital Landscape

It's difficult to say good-bye to a man as formidable as Nelson Mandela. TV, Radio and the blogosphere have been flooded with updates, and I suspect this will continue for some time. Living in the digital age, as mankind moves forward, it's apparent that we will all be memorialized when the time comes with what we leave behind on the Internet.

Killer Snake Venom Provides Protein That Prevents Blood Clots

The two top causes of death in the world are heart attacks and strokes, and a research team in Toronto is onto a promising drug that could do much to reduce or delay those death by reducing their number one cause - blood clots. Ironically, the drug being tested, Anfibatide, is made from a protein extracted from a snake's venom; the snake is one of the deadliest in the world.

Kindle Fire HDX Is Coming In Hot

Amazon is back at it again, this time with the Kindle Fire HDX, an updated version of the super popular Kindle Fire HD. Available in two screen sizes, 7" and 8.9", and boasting a much higher pixel count; the HDX is a strong contender this holiday season.

Introducing Microsoft’s “The Prime Challenge” - A Challenge To Find The Lost Primes!

It’s up to you, the dedicated math geek, to help Microsoft to discover the “lost primes!” While people have searched tirelessly to discover the largest prime numbers possible, untold amounts of perfectly prime numbers are waiting to be found with the aid of cloud computing!

Who's on First? Competing Santa Trackers: NORAD vs Google

Perhaps not as funny as the classic 1938 comedy sketch "Who's on First?" popularized by Abbott and Costello, but it does bring a smile to one's face when anybody is able to give Google a run for their money. Such is the case when the Northern American Aerospace Defense Command (NORAD) backed by Microsoft and Bing take on the Granddaddy of search engines in a face-off that pits one Santa Tracker against another.

Martin Luther King Jr.'s Image Used To Promote Chinese Online Sale

“I have a dream...” of great savings! The stylized image of American civil rights icon Martin Luther King Jr. has begun appearing in ads for Chinese internet mall Taobao's upcoming Sales Day.

Need A Little Kabbage To Finance Your Small Business?

Even with the economy relaxing somewhat, bank loans are still a little tight and VC money is not always available for small businesses. So SME entrepreneurs today are seeking more creative ways to obtain capital to finance their business. One such new method to secure funds is from the appropriately named platform, Kabbage.

Shine Activity Monitor Is More Than Meets The Eye

With exercise and fitness ever increasing in popularity, many products have been released over the past couple years that track user's activities. But many of them have at least one downfall; you either have to strap it on your wrist, or it requires the conscious effort to remember to charge the device. Enter the Shine. An activity monitor that is not limited to tracking running and walking, and stays charged for close to six months at a time.

Coral Species From Brazil Useful To Fight Hospital Superbacteria

Despite our huge breakthroughs involving Health, Medicine and Science, Hospitals still are places highly contaminated with all sorts of prejudicial agents. Bacterias and viruses, from the common cold to pneumonia, roam through Hospital buildings almost everywhere and there is no easy way to prevent them from being them. Luckily, there are several ways of treating them - one of the last discoveries in this area was made in Brazil, where scientists used a coral to fight infection caused by a "superbacteria".

Just Like Google, Brazilian Government Is Testing Balloons To Provide Internet In Remote Locations

Back in the Summer of 2013, Google presented the "Project Loon", which aims to provide Internet access to rural and remote areas. To achieve so, Google will use high-altitude balloons to create a wireless network, which will then provide up to 3G-like speeds. With the same goal in mind, the Brazilian Government has recently began tests in order to set up a similar network in the country.

Hey Ash, What Game Are You In?

In what surely must be a match made in heaven, Ashly, Anthony, and Papa Burch - stars of the YouTube series "Hey Ash, Whatcha Playin'?" - have been coded into Saint's Row IV's latest DLC, quirky sense of humor and all. Not surprisingly, it's an incredible fit.

The Path To Better Robots Lies In Teaching Them Human Interaction

If we're to create robots that can truly relate to human beings, they can't simply be developed in a laboratory. That's a recipe for disaster. Instead, more researchers across the world are turning to other men and women to help them develop their machines...through simple interaction.

Strategies To Make Science Appealing For Youngsters

It probably went unnoticed for the outside world but, during last week, the 6th World Science Forum took place in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. With the attendance of figures from many different countries around the world, it was discussed what is wrong and what should be improved in terms of Science-related policies. There were some conclusions drawn out which, if well applied, can be important for the future of Science in general.

Win $2,000 From The 500 Group Supercar Body Challenge 2013!

Attention Gearheads, Grease Monkeys and Armchair Designers! It’s once again time for GrabCAD and the 500 Group to team up to find the best car body design for their latest 1000+hp twin turbo roadster, and they’re ready to pay thousands for a car shape that’s going to shred Germany’s Nurburgring!

From Homeland To Home Deliveries, Drones Target Afghanistan & The Amazon

For those addicted to the HBO's hit series, Homeland, the writers have inserted drones into their plot lines almost as if they were dark villainous anti-heroes. Last season, lead character Sargeant Brody sought revenge for a drone attack gone sideways killing innocent Iraqi children. This season the unmanned aerial vehicle is now used as "eyes on the ground" allowing Brody to seek covert asylum in Afghanistan...

Brazilian Authorities To Rebuild Comandante Ferraz Antarctic Station

By reading my articles on this site you have probably understood by now that Brazil is a very inventive and innovative country. Most likely only few people know that it has an "Antarctic Program", which sets foundations on the Comandante Ferraz Antarctic Station. After the occurrence of a fire back in 2012, there was the need to rebuild the station. The works should start in 2013 and continue during 2014.

5 Innovative Companies Changing The Course Of Education

Nelson Mandela once said, "Education is the most powerful weapon you can use to change the world." From Coursera offering first-rate college courses free of charge, to OpenStudy bringing together study buddies across the world, to Irynsoft bringing school to the palm of your hand, here are some innovative companies seeking to change the world by equalizing educational access.

Using Subway Heat To Warm Up Homes

If you ever traveled in the London subway/metro/tube/underground, then you know it can get a little bit crowded sometimes. That many people, as well as the vehicles themselves, exhale heat which is then lost and dissipated into the air. Well, not anymore - at least in London. There is a technology being developed in order to use all that heat to warm up houses nearby.