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USB Kill stick USB stick can kill any device it touches There’s USB Kill stick that can destroy any overdrive in seconds! It costs less than $60. For just a few bucks, you can pick up a USB stick that destroys almost anything that it’s plugged into. Laptops, PCs, televisions, photo booths — you name it. Once a proof-of-concept, the pocket-sized USB stick now fits in any security tester’s repertoire of tools and hacks, says the…

Anthropocene: Planet Earth has entered new epoch, experts say Our little blue planet has entered a new epoch dubbed the Anthropocene because of the extent of humanity’s impact on the planet, according to a group of experts, The Independent reports. An international working group set up to consider the question voted by 34 to zero, with one abstention, that the Anthropocene was real in a geological sense. The warming temperature, higher sea levels, ash from fossil…

Mars:China Releases Concept Images of Equipment It Plans to Use for Mission to Planet The country’s space program presented its design for the space probe and rover it plans to use to explore the planet’s surface and atmosphere. The mission is scheduled to launch in 2020. Engaged adds: The six-wheeled rover it’s blasting off to space in 2020 will be larger than Yutu at 441 pounds. It will be equipped with 13 different instruments, including…

GJ 1132b: Venus-Like Exoplanet Might Have Oxygen Atmosphere, New Research Finds GJ 1132b, the closest rocky exoplanet found, has a thin and wispy atmosphere that may contain oxygen but is 232 degrees Celsius and 39 light years away, a study in The Astrophysical Journal found. “On cooler planets, oxygen could be a sign of alien life and habitability,” Dr. Schaefer said. “But on a hot planet like GJ 1132b, it’s a sign of the exact…

Mars: NASA’s Curiosity Rover Shows 360-Degree Images of Planet Looking Like Earth The rover took more than 130 individual pictures Aug. 5, four years after it landed on Gale Crater, to compose the panorama. It shows the planet’s surface looking similar to the southwest U.S. According to NASA: The relatively flat foreground is part of a geological layer called the Murray formation, which formed from lakebed mud deposits. The buttes and mesas rising above this…

The oldest living organism in Europe is a Bosnian pine located in northern Greece. As reported by CNN, an international team of researchers were able to date the tree using dendrochronology, the scientific analysis of tree rings. The pine is at least 1,075 years old. “It is quite remarkable that this large, complex and impressive organism has survived so long in such an inhospitable environment, in a land that has been civilized for over 3,000 years,” Swedish…

ISS feed cut UFO hunters have raised the alarm after the International Space Station live feed cut out just as a large mysterious object appeared to enter Earth’s atmosphere. According to the Daily Mail, the incident occurred on July 9 and was first reported by prolific UFO hunter Streetcap1 in a video uploaded the same day. The enthusiast did not directly imply that the object was an alien spacecraft saying: “This could well be a…

LONDON – The health care sector has become the hot target for hackers in recent months, according to researchers at Symantec, a leading cybersecurity company that says it’s also seeing big increases in “spear-phishing,” “ransomware” and efforts to exploit newly discovered vulnerabilities in software used by a wide range of industries. After a wave of high-profile attacks on banks and retailers over the last two years, almost 80 percent of the calls to Symantec’s global…

There’s somthing hiding beheath Matata, a small coastal town 125 miles from Auckland, on New Zealand’s North Island. According to reports Monday, scientists recently discovered a massive magma build-up, possibly signaling the beginnings of a new volcano. But oddly, this Zombie volcano beneath New Zealand is nowhere near an active volcano. According to geophysicist Ian Hamling, since 1950 an incredible influx of magma – enough to fill 80,000 Olympic-sized swimming pools – has accumulated beneath the…

The US will  approve the first commercial space mission beyond the Earth’s orbit, paving the way for a space startup co-founded by an Indian-origin entrepreneur to go ahead with its proposed Moon mission, the Wall Street Journal has reported. The US approved moon mission would make way for Moon Express, a relatively obscure space startup co-founded by Naveen Jain, to land a roughly nine-kg package of scientific hardware on the Moon sometime next year, said the…

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