Hair-Raising Technique Detects Drugs, Explosives On Human Body

sciencehabit writes Scientists have found a way to combine Van de Graaff generators with a common laboratory instrument to detect drugs, explosives, and other illicit materials on the human body. In the laboratory,

Hair-Raising Technique Detects Drugs, Explosives On Human Body

sciencehabit writes Scientists have found a way to combine Van de Graaff generators with a common laboratory instrument to detect drugs, explosives, and other illicit materials on the human body. In the laboratory,

Supreme Court Gives Tacit Approval To Warrantless DNA Collection

An anonymous reader writes On Monday, the U.S. Supreme Court refused to review a case involving the conviction of a man based solely on the analysis of his "inadvertently shed" DNA.

What Would Minecraft 2 Look Like Under Microsoft?

An anonymous reader writes "Microsoft spent billions purchasing Mojang, the studio behind the game Minecraft, and while it's unlikely to start work on a sequel anytime soon, rather than continue development of the game, it's worth considering what a Minecraft 2 will look like. After all,

Why We Should Stop Hiding File-Name Extensions

An anonymous reader writes 14 years after the Anna Kournikova virus took advantage of users' ignorance about file-name extensions in order to wreak worldwide havoc,

Khronos Group Announces Vulkan To Compete Against DirectX 12

Phopojijo writes The Khronos Group has announced the Vulkan API for compute and graphics. Its goal is to compete against DirectX 12. It has some interesting features,

Inside the North Korean Data Smuggling Movement

Sparrowvsrevolution writes A new Wired magazine story goes inside the North Korean rebel movement seeking to overthrow Kim Jong-un by smuggling USB drives into the country packed with foreign television and movies. As the story describes, one group has stashed USB drives in Chinese cargo trucks.

NVIDIA Fixes Old Compiz Bug

jones_supa writes NVIDIA has fixed a long-standing issue in the Ubuntu Unity desktop by patching Compiz. When opening the window of a new application, it would go black or become transparent on NVIDIA hardware. There have been bug reports dating back to Ubuntu 12.10 times.

Hillary Clinton Used Personal Email At State Dept., Possibly Breaking Rules

HughPickens.com writes: The NY Times reports that Hillary Rodham Clinton exclusively used a personal email account to conduct government business as secretary of state, according to State Department officials.

Google, Dropbox, and Others Forge Patent "Arms Control Pact"

jfruh writes Patent trolling is a serious irritant and financial drain on many big tech companies — but those same companies can't guarantee that their own future management won't sell the patents they own to a 'non-practicing entity', especially in the case of sale or bankruptcy.

Google, Dropbox, and Others Forge Patent "Arms Control Pact"

jfruh writes Patent trolling is a serious irritant and financial drain on many big tech companies — but those same companies can't guarantee that their own future management won't sell the patents they own to a 'non-practicing entity', especially in the case of sale or bankruptcy.

Peer Review Ring Broken - 60 Articles Retracted

blackbeak (1227080) writes The Washington Post reports that the Journal of Vibration and Control's review system was hijacked by a ring of reviewers. 60 articles have been retracted as a result. "After a 14-month investigation,

阿里官方宣布启动上市,地点美国

3月16日下午2点左右,阿里巴巴官方微博宣布“启动在美国上市事宜,以使公司更加透明、国际化”,同时表示“未来条件允许,我们将积极参与回归国内资本市场,与国内投资者共同分享公司的成长”。

Google取消超链接下划线,这是以用户体验为中心的互联网美丽新世界的前奏

昨天Google已经取消了搜索页面所有超链接的下划线,对你来说,或许这只是个小小的改动,但其背后的象征意义远不止于此。自Google诞生以来,就一直给超链接添加下划线,这几乎成了互联网的陈规。

Y Combinator Renews Calls For “Founders Visas”

Y Combinator's new head macher has taken to the blogosphere to renew a call made roughly five years ago for the U.S. to create a "founders visa." Initially proposed by Paul Graham (Y Combinator's original honcho) as a way to bring 10,000 new entrepreneurs to U.S. shores,

Valbray為Leica打造100周年紀念腕錶

Leica迷請注意,為慶祝Leica的100周年,瑞士鐘錶廠Valbray將會為Leica打造一隻紀念腕錶,並會在下星期的世界鐘錶珠寶展BaselWorld正式公布! 這隻紀念腕錶的外型尚未公布或有任何圖片流出,但原閱讀全文    

美国马里兰大学:研究显示做爱会让人变聪明 脑细胞增加

美国马里兰大学的研究人员发现更多的性交活动与更高的脑力水平相关联。不过遗憾的是一旦性交行为终止,这种大脑在脑力方面的高水平也会随之消失。

MBA海归大败局(一)相亲

在熙熙攘攘的人群中,觅得真爱很难嘛?是的,很难很难。因为真爱没有举牌告示大众,没有刻在脸上。

为您点评iPhone 6五大安卓手机替代品

iPhone 6 并非非买不可,这个世界上也不是只有 iPhone 一部手机,用户还有很多手机可选。如果你不打算购买 iPhone 6,或许你可以考虑它的五大替代品。  

How To Opt Out Of Twitter’s New Thing That Tracks Which Apps You Install

Twitter is now keeping track of which apps you have on your phone, and sending that data back to the mothership (birds nest?) Here’s how to turn it off. Read More

Lena Dunham quits Twitter to 'create a safer space'

Avid tweeter and millennial Lena Dunham is over the 140 character lifestyleIt seems the Girls actress has deleted the Twitter app from her phone because she is "trying to create a safer space" for herself "emotionally." See also:

高级别阿拉木图2022年冬奥会申办代表团前往洛桑

在国际奥委会发布令人鼓舞的评估报告后,该代表团前往洛桑,向国际奥委会进行技术展示 哈萨克斯坦阿拉木图和瑞士洛桑2015年6月11日电 /美通社/ -- 在国际奥委会(IOC)下属评估委员会(Evaluation Commission)于6月1日发布令人鼓舞的报告之后,阿拉木图申办2022年冬奥会的团队现在前往洛桑,以便向国际奥委会提交他们的技术性文件。

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