06 July 2014

Can Facebook Be Trusted? (video)

Kedrosky: Facebook Can't Be Trusted: Video - Bloomberg:
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Bloomberg Contributing Editor Paul Kedrosky discusses the risks of oversharing information on social media as Facebook is caught manipulating users’ newsfeeds as part of a study. He speaks on “Market Makers.” (Bloomberg July 3)

New Horizons team earns Hubble time for KBO search
The Space Reporter
A two-week trial period in which members of NASA's New Horizons mission team were granted use of the Hubble Space Telescope to search for Kuiper Belt Objects (KBOs) the spacecraft could visit after Pluto resulted in the discovery of two tiny nearby KBOs.

Explorer lives undersea for 31 days in groundbreaking mission
RTE.ie
The grandson of famed underwater explorer Jacques Cousteau, Fabien Cousteau, has lived undersea for more than one month, breaking his grandfather's record by one day. Cousteau has been living in the Aquarius lab off the Florida Keys for 31 days to ...

Google Take-Down Notice to BBC Stirs Confusion
Wall Street Journal
Former Merrill Lynch CEO Stan O'Neal, shown here in 2007, is the subject of a BBC post affected by "right-to-be-forgotten" rules. Bloomberg News. A notice from Google Inc. GOOGL +0.39% Google Inc. Cl A U.S.: Nasdaq $593.08 +2.30 +0.39% July 3, 2014 ...

FTC suing T-Mobile for bogus billing
Maine News
On Tuesday, the US Federal Trade Commission (FTC) revealed that it is filing a lawsuit - in a federal court in Seattle - against wireless carrier T-Mobile. In the one-of-its-kind case against T-Mobile, the FTC has accused the carrier of bogus billing to its ...

Facebook experiment becomes a debate over power and consent
Los Angeles Times
When Facebook performed an experiment to see if it could secretly affect users' emotions, were you really surprised? Academics were galled, knowing they would need explicit permission from research subjects and strict ethical oversight to perform such an ...

Found: Earth-like planet in two-sun system. Are there more? [VIDEO]
Los Angeles Times
An artist's rendering of a newly discovered frozen planet orbiting one star of a binary star system 3,000 light-years from Earth. An artist's rendering of a newly discovered frozen planet orbiting one star of a binary star system 3,000 light-years from Earth.

Archaeopteryx had feathers before flight but why?
Tech Times
Feathered dinosaurs developed the body covering before Archaeopteryx, but a new specimen of the fossil could reveal the purpose of feathers before flight. (Photo : H. Tischlinger). Archaeopteryx is the most famous of the flying dinosaurs, and a new ...

NASA finalizes $2.8 billion Boeing contract for SLS rocket stage
CBS News
NASA has finalized a $2.8 billion contract with Boeing for development of avionics systems and the 20-story-tall first stage of the agency's planned Space Launch System rocket, a gargantuan booster intended to propel astronauts on missions beyond the ...

Untrasound For Baby Stars - Determining Age By Sound Waves
Science 2.0
Acoustic vibrations – sound waves – are produced by radiation pressure inside stars. While physicists have long posited that young stars vibrate differently than older stars, a new study says it is the first to confirm these predications using concrete data from ...

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