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People Are Being Sexually Harassed Over AirDrop, Here's What It Is And How To Protect Yourself

As you may have seen in the news recently there is a growing form of sexual harassment taking place that utilises a feature found on Apple’s devices called AirDrop. Apple’s file-sharing technology AirDrop can send photos, videos and documents instantly over a WiFi connection. To understand how people are abusing this feature, and how you can continue to use AirDrop ...

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A Revolutionary Leukaemia Treatment Left 90% Of Patients In Complete Remission

A revolutionary leukaemia treatment could soon be approved for use in the USA after clinical trials saw complete remission in 90% of patients with a type of aggressive blood cancer. The gene therapy ‘CTL019’ has produced unprecedented results, and was regarded as such a success that it was extended to include a larger pool of patients than originally planned. It ...

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Account Takeover: How A Combination Of Approaches Could Hold The Key To Protecting Our Cyber-Homes

It is said that an Englishman’s home is his castle. In today’s connected, online-focused world, it may be more accurate to say that an Englishman’s online accounts are his castle. They can hold anything from your life’s savings to personal details about yourself, a loved one, or even information that could allow a malicious actor to steal your identity. While ...

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Pollution Is Wreaking Havoc On Your Body

It is no secret that air pollution is bad for the human body but new studies have shown that the prognosis could actually be far worse than previously suggested. Researchers in Shanghai have found that breathing in dirty air, polluted with microscopic particulate matter from car exhausts and industrial sources, causes stress hormones in the body to spike and alter ...

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Overcoming The Paradox Of Automation

In a nutshell, the paradox of automation is the idea that the more advanced automated systems are, the more critical any human involvement becomes. The Air France Flight 447 tragedy has become synonymous with the concept. Perhaps because I’m a nervous flyer, or maybe as it was the first time the paradox was imprinted upon the public psyche, the story ...

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DeLorean Is Actually Making A Flying Car And It Looks Astonishing

When Doc Brown first unveiled his flying DeLorean over 30 years ago it’s fair to say that not many of us ever thought his creation would become a reality. Well now it has. DeLorean Aerospace has unveiled its very own flying car and it looks astonishing. It’s called the DR-7 and has been built for two things: Speed and manouverability. ...

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The 2017 Perseid Meteor Shower Produced Some Absolutely Stunning Pictures

Generally regarded as the brightest in the UK, the annual Perseid meteor shower arrived in our skies this weekend, providing plenty of opportunity for even amateur stargazers to get out the telescope.  Originating in the constellation of Perseus, the fireballs of debris falling from the Swift-Tuttle comet into the earth’s atmosphere are renowned for being most easily visible in the ...

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Scientists Create A Road Surface Out Of Discarded Cigarette Butts

Every year, human beings drop billions of cigarette butts on the floor in what is arguably one of the the single largest acts of littering ever undertaken by our species. Now though, scientists at RMIT University in Australia say they’ve found a way to actually make use of all the discarded butts rather than having them clutter up our pavements. ...

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How Many Circles Can You See In This Optical Illusion?

We all know how much the internet loves an optical illusion, but the latest visual trick to go viral is really leaving all of our eyes hurting. The image, known as the Coffer Illusion, was submitted to Reddit, and is a variation on Gianni Sarcone’s ‘Op Art Illusion’. At first glance the image shows a black and white pattern of ...

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An Engineer Has Reimagined Public Transport And It Looks Absolutely Bonkers

A Russian engineering company known for creating a ‘folding’ house has this year decided to turn its attention to public transport. Dahir Insaat has unveiled what it believes will be the future of our busses, trams and trains and it’s absolutely bonkers. Dahir Insaat As odd-looking as they are there is fact reasoning behind the unique design decision. By utilising ...

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