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Submission + - As Ebola death toll rises, scientists work on nanotech cure

rlinke writes: Scientists at Northeastern University are using nanotechnology to find an effective treatment for the Ebola virus, which has killed more than 1,200 people and sickened even more.

What makes finding a vaccine or cure such a formidable job is that the virus mutates so quickly. How do you pin down and treat something that is continually changing?

Thomas Webster, professor and chairman of bioengineering and chemical engineering at Northeastern, may have an answer to that — nanotechnology.

Submission + - Bitcoin hits $101 Makes World History (bit-trader.net)

An anonymous reader writes: Just moments ago for the first time in history Bitcoin the most popular online virtual currency hit $101 USD in trading on the Mt.Gox Bitcoin Exchange.

Litecoin, Bitcoins main competitor also hit $1.35 in 24hr trading entering both currencies into world history.

Over the last 24hrs Bitcoin on Mt.Gox + BTC-e has traded over $5.4 Million USD value volume with the Litecoin also trading $1.9 Million USD value volume.

Both virtual currencies have increased over 100% in value over the last 30 days as they rapidly gain in popularity around the world.


Submission + - After 10 months, Largest Bitcoin Ponzi collapses with a loss of 5.6 Million USD (dailytech.com)

beltsbear writes: Despite the many people calling it out as a Ponzi scam from the beginning, Pirateat40 was able to collect millions of dollars worth of Bitcoin from thousands of Bitcoin users. At almost every stage Pirateat40 copied the path of the EVE online Ponzi except on a much larger scale with a far more liquid take.

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