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Fire-chasing beetles sense infrared radiation from fires hundreds of kilometres away Not Exactly Rocket Science Discover Magaz

Monday, May 28, 2012
Category: Science

From blogs.discovermagazine.com

In the 1940s, visitors watching football games at Berkeley’s Californian Memorial Stadium would often be plagued by beetles. The insects swarmed their clothes and bit them on the necks and hands. The cause: cigarettes.

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Guess What′s Cooking in the Garage Popular Science

Monday, May 28, 2012
Category: Science

From www.popsci.com

The next big breakthrough in synthetic biology just might come from an amateur scientist.

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Bredolab BotHerder Gets Four Years for 30 Million Infections Threat Level Wired.com

Monday, May 28, 2012
Category: Engineering

From www.wired.com

Armenia handed down its first computer crime sentence on Tuesday with a four-year punishment for the mastermind behind the Bredolab botnet.

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Why Octopuses Should Run Our National Security Infrastructure

Monday, May 28, 2012
Category: Society

From io9.com

The octopus has so many natural adaptations all in one package. It has adaptable features that are almost automatic and distributed and just happen - like the way its skin cells respond to the environment to create camouflage.

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Solidoodle, a $500 3d printer - Hack a Day

Monday, May 28, 2012
Category: Engineering

From hackaday.com

3D printers are very popular right now. We′ve seen them go from an interesting project to multiple commercial entities. Makerbot seems to be the poster child for the commercial side of things, at least they were.

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