Danish museum officials say that an archaeological dig last year has revealed 365 items from the Viking era, including 60 rare coins.
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A huge quarry, along with tools and a key, used by workers some 2,000 years ago have been discovered during an excavation in Jerusalem prior to the paving of a highway, Israel authorities said.
A research team says they have found an area off the coast of Brazil that may have contained parts of the original continent Pangaea, which existed before the Americas, Africa and other land masses drifted apart.
With the OPPO Find 5 seeing a surprising amount of interest in the forums and across-the-ocean mobile carriers of the world this month, it comes time to compare to one of the other most-searched smartphones on the planet: the iPhone 5. Both devices are the hero smartphone for their manufacturer, and both work with the
Scientists said Wednesday that they have found the first solid archaeological evidence that some of the earliest American colonists at Jamestown, Va., survived harsh conditions by turning to cannibalism.
Scientists at the Large Hadron Collider say they are getting some clues about where all the anti-matter went
Scientists at the world’s biggest atom smasher have found further reasons for the apparent lack of antimatter in the universe.
A mysterious and potentially grisly find by two young boys in a wooded area has police and residents of Quincy, Mass., baffled.
Egypt’s state minister of antiquities says a Franco-Egyptian exploration team has discovered a Red Sea port dating back about 4,500 years to Great Pyramid builder King Cheops of the Fourth Dynasty of the Old Kingdom.
Facebook will announce its ‘New Home on Android’ tomorrow, and we’ll be updating live from Menlo Park.
Facebook is slated to make an Android-related announcement tomorrow at its Menlo Park, California headquarters, which is expected to include a partnership with a phone manufacturer to deeply integrate the social network on a smartphone. Whatever the news, we’ll bring you all the details here as they unfold live.
Following up on YouTube’s April Fool’s Day prank, Google has launched one of its own. It’s similar to its prank last year, when it launched an awesome 8-bit version of its Maps service. This year, Google has transformed Google Maps into a treasure map. In order to access the map, all you have to do
Scientists from Illinois have found a rare, 600-year-old Chinese coin on the Kenyan island of Manda.
Algae-like structures inside a Sri Lankan meteorite are clear evidence of panspermia, the idea that life exists throughout the Universe, say astrobiologists
Using smartphone microphones, the crowdsourcing tool could deduce the current atmosphere at bars and eateries.
An app called Bing Now, demonstrated at Microsoft’s headquarters last week, could give Web searchers a way to gauge the current vibe of a bar or restaurant before they book a table.
With the right tools, you’ll never be too far from a free hot spot. You might have to walk another block or two, but the money you’ll save will be worth it.
tverbeek writes “Russian scientists believe they have found a new type of bacteria in the sub-glacial Lake Vostok. From the article: ‘The samples obtained from the underground lake in May 2012 contained a bacteria which bore no resemblance to existing types, said Sergei Bulat of the genetics laboratory at the Saint Petersburg Institute of Nuclear Physics. “After putting aside all possible elements of contamination, DNA was found that did not coincide with any of the well-known types in the global database,” he said. “We are calling this life form unclassified and unidentified,” he added.’”
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A subatomic particle discovered last year that may be the long-sought Higgs boson might doom our universe to an unfortunate end, researchers say
Tutorspree has been quiet of late, but that doesn’t mean it’s not still plugging away on its mission to make high-quality, local tutors in any subject accessible to any student — or finding continued interest from investors along the way. According to its Form D filing with SEC, Tutorspree recently closed on a new round of financing that appears to add an additional $ 1.9 million to its coffers. Co-founder Aaron Harris tells us that, in fact, the startup has closed on a new $ 800K in financing, which is part of a larger, ongoing round that will see it add approximately $ 2.2 million in new capital.
Wanted: An entrepreneur or team of rivals who want to stand on stage to present their project to thousands of investors and members of the media. Sounds like you? You’re in luck. TechCrunch is holding Office Hours this week to scope out some potential Disrupt Battlefield and Startup Alley participants. These things usually sell out wicked fast so read on to figure out what to do. Office Hours is one of the best opportunities we can offer to a startup to get featured in our massive Disrupt NYC conference. More than a few of our past Disrupt alumni were discovered during Office Hours. It’s pretty straightforward: you come, we meet for 10 minutes, learn about your product, and give any feedback we may have. Do you have to be at office hours to grab a spot at Disrupt? Absolutely not, but putting a face to the name definitely helps. We’ll hold the meetings in our Aol Ventures office at 670 Broadway on Thursday, February 7, at 1pm. But before you rush over and sign up, there are a few requirements: Since we’re looking for potential Disrupt companies, we ask that you have an unreleased product. That means you’re in stealth mode, or in a private beta. You must be ready to launch in late April/early May. No PR people allowed at Office Hours. You can sign up for a session with John, Chris, or myself right here.
SternisheFan notes that scientists at Cambridge University have found four-stranded DNA in human cells for the first time. “If you’ve ever studied genetics in school or college, you’ll know that the structure of DNA is a double helix. You likely know that DNA carries all of our genetic code. While traditionally we think of only double helix DNA, scientists from Cambridge University in England have made an interesting discovery. According to the researchers, a quadruple helix is also present in some cells and is believed to relate to cancer in some ways. According to the researchers, controlling these quadruple helix structures could provide new ways to fight cancer. The scientists believe the quadruple helix may form when the cell has a certain genotype or operates in a certain dysfunctional state. Scientists have been able to produce quadruple helix material in test tubes for years. The material produced is called the G-quadruplex. The G refers to guanine, which is one of the base pairs that hold DNA together. The new research performed at the University is believed to be the first to firmly pinpoint quadruple helix in human cells.”
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If you’ve ever studied genetics in school or college, you’ll know that the structure of DNA is a double helix. You likely know that DNA carries all of our genetic code. While traditionally we think of only double helix DNA, scientists from Cambridge University in England have made an interesting discovery. According to the researchers,
The Outer Fall area in the central Gulf of Maine is believed to be a mating ground for the endangered North Atlantic right whale, but it’s not always hospitable to humans. On a recent trip, endless, steep swells jostled the research boat Endeavor, while gusts transformed the steady sleet into eye-stinging projectiles.
Researchers from Security Explorations, a Poland-based vulnerability research firm, claim to have found two new vulnerabilities in Java 7 Update 11 that can be exploited to bypass the software's security sandbox and execute arbitrary code on computers.
Three teams from three countries have spent years planning, drilling and digging in a race to reach one of a handful of lakes buried up to a mile and a half beneath Antarctica’s trillion tons of ice, lakes that has never seen the light of the sun.
Big handset fans (we’ll abstain from the ph-word) will soon have another option in the Oppo Find 5, as it’s set to go on pre-order in China for 2,998 yuan ($ 485) on January 15th. That sum will get buyers there the 16GB model (pricing for the 32GB version in China hasn’t been released), which Oppo will drop in the mail starting on January 29th in all its 5-inch, 1080P, quad-core glory. The company said earlier that it would try to bring the natty looking model to North America, Europe and elsewhere soon afterwards, at $ 500 stateside for the 16GB model and $ 570 for the 32GB version. So, if other size-comparable models aren’t meeting your pixel-density needs, start revving up that plastic.
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sciencehabit writes “If carrion flies have one enviable talent, it’s finding animal carcasses in the wilderness, something they surpass even the most systematic and intrepid field biologists at doing. Now, researchers may be able to capitalize on the insects’ gruesome gift to survey biodiversity. Capture the flies, a new study shows, and DNA from their last meals will tell you which animals live in the area. In addition to scanning an area’s biodiversity, the technique has the potential to reveal species that are new to science.”
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jfruh writes “Evidence of a gang rape committed by members of an Ohio high school football team, including video, was, in the way of digital native teenagers today, put online on various social media sites — and was quickly taken down as students began realizing the magnitude of the situation. The hactivist group Anonymous has been able to find archived and cached versions of the damning content, which may help prosecutors make their case.” (The original story from December at the New York Times adds more detail.)
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Security researchers from antivirus vendor Trend Micro have uncovered a piece of backdoor-type malware that infects Java-based HTTP servers and allows attackers to execute malicious commands on the underlying systems.
Ho ho ho! Even on this special day, the folks at Oppo decided to drop a bomb on its “Ofans.” According to a fresh teaser on its Facebook page, not only will Oppo be offering the $ 499 16GB version of the quad-core, five-inch 1080p Find 5 in the US (as we already knew), but there’ll also be a 32GB flavor for $ 569. What’s more, the image also lists many additional countries: Canada, UK, Spain, Australia, Germany, France, Belgium, Malaysia, Sweden, Singapore, Finland, Greece, Denmark, New Zealand, Norway, Japan and Hong Kong. Just to be sure, we reached out to Oppo and were told that it’s aiming to hit all these markets within Q1 next year; and better yet, it’ll try to do that as close to the China launch as possible. Sounds like the company’s pushing for a global online retail channel (the blurred out URL probably indicates that it’ll be a centralized website), and it’ll be interesting to compare its performance to Xiaomi’s more humble attempt closer to home.
Update: We’ve been told that this is only a partial list, so fret not if your country isn’t there.
Source: Oppo (Facebook)
A nearby Sun-like star is host to a planet that may be capable of supporting life, according to an international group of astronomers.
Sony pulled the plug on the original specs for its next-gen Exmor RS sensor, pushing a rollout for those modules into the new year. So while that move, made for quality control purposes, guarantees that a new batch of Xperias outfitted with the tech won’t appear until 2013 at the earliest, imaging fanatics curious for a preview can get a sneak peek courtesy of Oppo. Baked into the Chinese manufacturer’s newly announced Find 5 — a quad-core S4 Pro Android Jelly Bean handset with a 5-inch 1080p display — is the top shelf 13-megapixel version of Sony’s sensor tech. Oppo’s provided a few curated snapshots taken with the camera on its site and, as you’ll see, the resulting images are rich with color and exhibit a fine level of detail. We’ll reserve judgement until we can get our hands on a review unit for extensive testing. Until then, feast your eyes on the samples at the source below.
Via: Xperia blog
Google tweaked its search algorithm overnight, effectively making it much harder to find pornographic images. And the company responsible for the search.xxx website loves it.
mask.of.sanity writes “Researchers have developed attacks capable of crippling Global Positioning System infrastructure critical to the navigation of a host of military and civilian technologies including planes, ships and unnamed drones. The novel remote attacks can be made using against consumer and professional-grade receivers using $ 2500 worth of custom-built equipment. Researchers from Carnegie Mellon University and Coherent Navigation detailed the attacks in a paper. (pdf)”
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YouTube is launching the next round of its YouTube NextUp program with collaboration in mind. YouTube will choose 30 creators who have decided to partner up and create videos together, and will provide them with funding, equipment, and some classes to help jump start their work together.
U.S. companies are prohibited from providing technological support for the Syrian government. Yet a new report recently revealed that several major Internet companies were hosting Syrian government websites.
Data scientists are in demand in this era of big data. IT hiring managers, however, are struggling in their search for qualified candidates (as even the candidates themselves may not realize they are a fit for the role). Here are five ways you can recruit data scientists.
The company wants to improve its mobile search services by automatically delivering information you wouldn’t think to search for online.
For three days last month, at eight randomly chosen times a day, my phone buzzed and Google asked me: “What did you want to know recently?” The answers I provided were part of an experiment involving me and about 150 other people. It was designed to help the world’s biggest search company understand how it can deliver information to users that they’d never have thought to search for online.
Billions of Google searches are made every day—for all kinds of things—but we still look elsewhere for certain types of information, and the company wants to know what those things are.
An anonymous reader writes “We’ve heard this one before, over and over again: pirates are the biggest spenders. It therefore shouldn’t surprise too many people to learn that shutting down Megaupload earlier this year had a negative effect on box office revenues. The latest finding comes from a paper titled: ‘Piracy and Movie Revenues: Evidence from Megaupload.’”
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Finding clothes that fit just right is surprisingly tough for a sizable amount of the population, especially when shopping online. E-tailers have used everything from 3D scanners to mailable mannequins to ensure that customers find the best sizes for them, and the truly picky have probably had a friend break out a tape measure to get some exact numbers. A whole team of researchers is looking the simplify this process however, and put the power to easily get the right size at your fingertips. A group, including developers from the London College of Fashion, and experts from the University of Surrey and Guided, have come together to turn practically any camera into a virtual tape measure, including your smartphone or webcam. Since the image you capture has to be taken in your underwear, we wouldn’t suggest doing this in public, though. All you have to do is fire up the software, take the pic and punch in your height — the computer does the rest. With funding from the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council the coalition is working to bring the system to market, with hopes of launching within the next two years. For a bit more check out the PR after the break.
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Editor’s note: Maria Rocio Paniagua currently works as a project manager at Innku, one of the top mobile and web workshops in Mexico.
Mexico 15 years ago may not look very different from today if seen from the right angles. Most Mexicans used a single search engine (the now forgotten AltaVista); Windows was operating in most homes; and we were all excited for Nokia’s latest release: a lighter, smaller phone.
Microsoft will provide information about the location and quality of free Wi-Fi hotspots in Windows Phone 8 so users can find the best nearby networks.
Recovering from Hurricane Sandy is no small feat as most of Lower Manhattan is still in the dark without power. I talked with a couple of people working in startups who had to find a place to get back work. But the most difficult part was probably to set aside the devastation and get the businesses back on track. Those companies are fragile and can’t risk a companywide blackout for a week.
Attackers can abuse Facebook's phone search feature to find valid phone numbers and the name of their owners, according to security researchers.
The fuel-sipping cars have typically been pricier than conventional counterparts, but technological advances are changing that.
As automakers work to comply with fuel-economy standards, they’re increasingly turning to hybrids. Last week, for example, Toyota announced that it would make 21 hybrid models by 2015, up from 12 now (see “Toyota Scales Back Electric Vehicle Plans” and “Stringent CAFE Standards Push Automakers“). Automakers have grown more enthusiastic about hybrids because the cost of making them has plummeted. Several years ago, Toyota’s Prius hybrid cost the consumer about $ 6,000 more than an equivalent conventional car—and even at that price, the company was losing money on every one it sold. The difference is now $ 2,500, and the car is profitable, says Mike Omotoso, an analyst with LMC Automotive. The drop in cost is due to an accumulation of incremental technology improvements, along with economies of scale. And advances going forward—better batteries, electric motors, and power electronics and transmissions—could cut costs by another 50 percent.