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+ - 108 Sony Xperia E3, new cheaper smartphone with SmartBand->

Submitted by PhonesMag
PhonesMag (3894381) writes "Sony Xperia E3 is a new version of Xperia add to sony sphere, this new smartphone has announced recently by Sony in the last conference in Berlin and obviously this new Sony smartphone belongs to mid-range smartphones which are kind of cheaper and also able to work with 4G, and what amazing in this smartphone is that came out with a new Sony SmartBand."
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+ - 100 Stem Cell Therapy->

Submitted by Anonymous Coward
An anonymous reader writes "Stem cell therapy is one of the latest entrants in the field of therapeutic medicine. Although, stem cells have been in the news for several years now, they have mostly been confined to the research laboratories up until now. However, Stem cell therapy is now developing into something much more useful and applicable in mainstream medicine"
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+ - 111 Startup Helps You Build Your Very Own Picosatellite on a Budget->

Submitted by Zothecula
Zothecula (1870348) writes "A Glasgow-based startup is reducing the cost of access to space by offering "satellite kits" that make it easier for space enthusiasts, high schools and universities alike to build a small but functional satellite for as little as US$6,000 and then, thanks to its very small size, to launch for significantly less than the popular CubeSats."
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+ - 108 Whatever it takes.

Submitted by cmwoulfe
cmwoulfe (616189) writes "I understand that the major powers have a fusion research project going with many other countries tagging along. If we can agree to get together for fusion, the same can be done for fission. A number of /.ers have suggested plausible engineering approaches. Right now we need to do WHATEVER IT TAKES to make this work. This is the 21st Century. We should not give up on fission technology merely because of many ancient designs and greedy operators. Fission needs an "Elon Musk". Had to say this.

I haven't read all the posts. Sorry."

+ - 100 Bihar accounts for tenth part babe deaths in Bharat->

Submitted by Anonymous Coward
An anonymous reader writes "PATNA: when the state Health Department claimed that state had witnessed a gradual decline in mortality rate rate (NMR) in recent years the state accounts for second highest range of babe deaths in Bharat. The state’s share within the babe deaths within the country is eleven per cent, with the NMR, i.e. death of infants (within one month of birth) per one,000 live births, at 28."
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+ - 278 New Findings - RNA Molecules under Hypoxia Cause Tumor Progression

Submitted by Eric Shawn
Eric Shawn (3815221) writes "University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center published one of its latest studies. The study uncovered a long-lasting secret of an unknown phenomenon. When oxygen is deficient, key regulatory molecules will drop in numbers. This fact finally leads to the progression of tumor regardless of in vivo and in vitro experiments.

As the tumor grows, blood vessels originally feeding it become incapable of covering all the outgrown part of the tumor. The partial tissue of some tumors consequently appear short of oxygen, which is a condition scientifically named tumor hypoxia. Normally thinking, hypoxia should delay tumor growth. However, the study from MD Anderson Cancer Center just released an opposite conclusion. Researchers observed how some enzymes in tumor cells were affected by lack of oxygen. They were surprised to find that hypoxia only resulted in tumor progression. Simply put, cancer cells can adapt to hypoxia and continue growing through crafty approaches.

Anil K. Sood, Doctor of Medicine and professor at MD Anderson Cancer Center, specializes in gynecologic oncology, reproductive medicine, and cancer biology. He explained the above phenomenon that hypoxia decreases the expression and further the quantity of the two enzymes Drosha and Dicer, which are producers of microRNA (miRNA). An miRNA, if expressing in a cell, is what regulates the activity of many cellular genes. On the other hand, tumor progression is the reflection of hypoxia in terms of cell and tissue functions."

+ - 99 Should You Be Using a VPN Service->

Submitted by Anonymous Coward
An anonymous reader writes "Virtual Personal Network (VPNs) lets you deliver information safely over the internet. When you use a VPN support, all the information sent between your laptop or computer and the VPN server is secured."
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+ - 99 Tech Support For Windows – Freezing Issues is Very complicated->

Submitted by Anonymous Coward
An anonymous reader writes "Sometime desktop or Laptop locking up or freezing is reasoned by a software problem. In case you’re experiencing lockups when the your device is opening a specific program, verify you have all the most recent updates for that program and an instant PC through online computer repair masters."
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+ - 108 Follow These 5 Worthy Tips for Developing a Successful E-commerce Website->

Submitted by celinsmith111
celinsmith111 (2961377) writes "So, you have decided to launch your first e-commerce website? Or maybe you already have an established one, you are simply planning to upgrade it with all the bells and whistles and therefore launching a re-platforming e-commerce project. Whatever the case might be, designing and re-designing an e-commerce website isn't a child's play. It's a serious decision since many of the stakeholders of your company have vested their trust, interest, and money in the success of your single most important project."
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+ - 101 Understanding RequireJS For Optimizing Your JavaScript->

Submitted by celinsmith111
celinsmith111 (2961377) writes "Modular programming is the process of breaking large applications into manageable chunks of code. However, during the app development process developers have a one major concern that is managing dependencies. Since, large applications particularly require various JS files, which gets loaded one at a time using the tag. Moreover, each file can be dependent on the other files. RequireJS is one of the most sought-after frameworks that helps in managing the dependencies between the modules. When loading your JavaScript files, you need to configure the dependencies. This can be done after downloading RequireJS."
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+ - 98 RFID-blocking blazer and jeans could stop wireless identity theft->

Submitted by Anonymous Coward
An anonymous reader writes "A pair of trousers and blazer have been developed by San Francisco-based clothing company Betabrand and anti-virus group Norton that are able to prevent identity theft by blocking wireless signals. The READY Active Jeans and the Work-It Blazer contain RFID-blocking fabric within the pockets’ lining designed to prevent hacking through radio frequency identification (RFID) signals emitted from e-passports and contactless payment card chips. According to the clothing brand, this form of hacking is an increasing threat, with “more than 10 million identities digitally pick pocketed every year [and] 70% of all credit cards vulnerable to such attacks” by 2015."
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+ - 221 India successfully test fires its heaviest rocket

Submitted by vasanth
vasanth (908280) writes "India on Thursday moved forward in rocket technology with the successful flight testing of its heaviest next generation rocket and the crew module . The 630-tonne three-stage rocket, Geo-Synchronous Satellite Launch Vehicle Mark III, carried active solid boosters, liquid core stage and a passive cryo stage and a crew module to test its re-entry characteristics.

This rocket is capable of doubling the capacity of payloads India can carry into space and it can deposit up to four tonne class of communication satellites into space. India also plans to use this rocket for ferrying Indian astronauts into space.

For India, ISRO the Indian space agency perfecting the cryogenic engine technology is crucial as India can save precious foreign exchange by launching heavy duty communication satellites by itself."

+ - 180 what is best way to build a site for course content dissemination? 1

Submitted by Anonymous Coward
An anonymous reader writes "Dear /.ers, Greetings! I am a physics teacher in a small town U. I would like to know what is the best way to build a simple (click on the menu items on the left panel and contents get displayed on right side type) website for course content (class notes, quizzes, solutions, exams etc.) and various other tidbits of information for dissemination to student community, e.g.generic articles, images, animations etc. from my programming class, URLs etc. I am not familiar with CMS, but would prefer a small lightweight course management system OR if I can learn to develop an interactive website building, that would also be nice. Preferably something that won't have much of a learning curve. Appreciate your thoughts and any insight. Thanks much."

+ - 169 Terrestrial Gamma Ray Bursts Very Common

Submitted by Rambo Tribble
Rambo Tribble (1273454) writes "It was long thought that gamma ray bursts were the exclusive province of deep space sources. More recently it was found that storms could produce such emissions, but such occurrences were thought rare. Now, data from NASA's Fermi satellite suggest such events happen over a thousand times a day. Per Prof. Joseph Dwyer, from the University of New Hampshire, "These are big, monster bursts of gamma rays, and one would think these must be monster storms producing them. But that's not the case. Even boring-looking, garden-variety, little storms can produce these.""

+ - 99 OneRNG open source hardware entropy genrator->

Submitted by taniwha
taniwha (70410) writes "Moonbase Otago is pleased to announce its Kickstarter campaign for OneRNG — an open source hardware entropy generator, is already 3/4 funded after 3 days.

OneRNG is a USB key in the same form factor as a USB flash drive, it's an entropy generator, it makes random bitstreams suitable for feeding to your computer's encryption systems to make better and faster keys to make interception of your communications more difficult. It has two entropy sources, an avalanche diode and an RF noise source, either or both can be used

OneRNG is also open hardware, that means all of the design, both hardware and software, is Open Source — you can inspect the hardware and software to make sure there is nothing hidden that stops it from functioning as promised. It also means that you can inspect a unit after shipping to make sure it has not been tampered with, both by lifting its lid to look at the components, and by inspecting the embedded firmware both to make sure that it contains what you think it does and also that it is cryptographically signed with a valid key.

Because you don't truly own your own hardware unless you can reprogram it we're also offering device programmers for those who want to take the existing software and make it better or their own."

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+ - 110 Over 9,000 PCs in Australia infected by TorrentLocker ransomware->

Submitted by River Tam
River Tam (3926677) writes "Cybercriminals behind the TorrenLocker malware may have earned as much as $585,000 over several months from 39,000 PC infections worldwide, of which over 9,000 were from Australia. If you're a Windows user in Australia who's had their files encrypted by hackers after visiting a bogus Australia Post website, chances are you were infected by TorrentLocker and may have contributed to the tens of thousands of dollars likely to have come from Australia due to this digital shakedown racket."
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+ - 168 Google Proposes to Warn People About non-SSL web sites

Submitted by mrspoonsi
mrspoonsi (2955715) writes "The proposal was made by the Google developers working on the search firm's Chrome browser. The proposal to mark HTTP connections as non-secure was made in a message posted to the Chrome development website by Google engineers working on the firm's browser. If implemented, the developers wrote, the change would mean that a warning would pop-up when people visited a site that used only HTTP to notify them that such a connection "provides no data security". Currently only about 33% of websites use HTTPS, according to statistics gathered by the Trustworthy Internet Movement which monitors the way sites use more secure browsing technologies. In addition, since September Google has prioritised HTTPS sites in its search rankings."

+ - 206 Magic Leap Hires Sci-Fi Writer Neal Stephenson as Chief Futurist->

Submitted by giulioprisco
giulioprisco (2448064) writes "Magic Leap, a secretive Florida augmented reality startup that raised $542 million in October, hired renowned science fiction writer Neal Stephenson as its “Chief Futurist.” Stephenson offers hints at the company’s technology and philosophy: "Magic Leap is bringing physics, biology, code, and design together to build a system that is going to blow doors open for people who create things." According to the Magic Leap website, their Dynamic Digitized Lightfield Signal technology permits generating images indistinguishable from real objects."
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