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How Close Are We to Resurrecting Extinct Species?

The passenger pigeon, the gastric brooding frog, the wooly mammoth, they all have one thing in common, they’re extinct…. dead as a dodo, if you will. In fact, scientists estimate that 5 billion species have come and gone off this planet. But what if we could bring them back? What …

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Why It’s So Hard For The Government To Hack Your Phone

The US government is unable to hack iPhones that use an encryption standard they helped create. Oh the irony. Hi haxors, Julian here for DNews. Way way back in 2001, the National Institute of Standards and Technology announced their new standard for….encryption technology. The Advanced Encryption Standard, or AES, was …

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Cicret Bracelet DEBUNK

Greetings, children! How you like me now eh? I’ve Gynééfied myself with my disruptive new invention, the Gynéé! It uses advanced “kortdramanometry”, to fit you into a tiny container, so you can ship yourself instead of paying for today’s overpriced, factory farm plane tickets. Now, it will be nuclear-powered, so… …

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The Truth About Wireless Charging

This episode of Real Engineering is brought to you by Brilliant.org: a problem solving website that helps you think like an engineer. There is over four billion mobile phone users in the world, a figure that is expected to grow to five billion by the end of the decade. We’ve …

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Bringing a fossil to life: Reverse engineering locomotion

For decades people have been fascinated by creatures of the past. What did they look like? How did they move? Many theories have been developed for many species. Now researchers have turned their attention to an ancient creature called Orobates. Which lived before the dinosaurs roamed the earth. Using cutting-edge …

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Wana Decrypt0r (Wanacry Ransomware) – Computerphile

: What steps have you taken to find out about this? : I, I ran it. On my machine. Actually that’s not quite true. I ran it on a virtual machine. So I installed a virtual XP machine, unpatched, from this current patch it wasn’t connected to the internet, I …

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Password Cracking – Computerphile

Everyone’s passwords are terrible and they should change their passwords right now. Let’s just get that right out in the open, OK, you all have bad passwords and you know you should feel bad. Probably not necessarily people who watch Computerphile, but the majority of the public don’t have good …

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Graphene Could Solve the World’s Water Crisis

Graphene is the sexy new wonder material that seems to have a million and one uses. From thin flexible screens to solar cells that work when it’s raining, people are finding all sorts of potential applications for this one-atom thick sheet of carbon. Now scientists have added another trick to …

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