storkus writes: "Wicked Lasers is under new ownership and management. [We] will no longer be shipping lasers >5mW to US-based customers starting on Jan 1st, 2015. These shipping restrictions will be extended to other countries shortly thereafter." It speaks for itself. Link to Original Source
"If we don't export food, mostly grains, the world starves."
Maybe back in the 1960s and 1970s, but this is a myth or urban legend in the 21st Century. See for example this. If anything, we are taking corn OUT of the export market and driving up world food prices with our insane tax subsidies on corn to produce fuel ethanol.
cybrpnk2 writes: In this Arxiv paper, three German students present a novel, highly critical attack that allows unprompted installation of arbitrary applications from the Android Market. Their attack is based on a single malicious application, which, in contrast to previously known attacks, does not require the user to grant it any permissions. Link to Original Source
cybrpnk2 writes: From Tech Review's arXiv Blog: "Dimitar Ouzounov at the NASA Goddard Space Flight Centre in Maryland and a few buddies present the data from the Great Tohoku earthquake which devastated Japan on 11 March. Their results, although preliminary, are eye-opening. They say that before the M9 earthquake, the total electron content of the ionosphere increased dramatically over the epicentre, reaching a maximum three days before the quake struck. At the same time, satellite observations showed a big increase in infrared emissions from above the epicentre, which peaked in the hours before the quake. In other words, the atmosphere was heating up." Link to Original Source