Category: Press Release

US man treated for Internet addiction

US man treated for Internet addiction

A US Navy serviceman who had Google Glass glued to his eyes for two months has been admitted for treatment in the first known case of Internet addiction. “The patient had been wearing the Google Glass device each day for up to 18 hours for two months prior to admission, removing the device during sleep [&hellip

Data show Taser overuse by UK police

Data show Taser overuse by UK police

British police officers in England and Wales used Tasers against suspects 10,488 times in the 12 months to the end of June, official figures show. According to the statistics, released by Britain’s Home Office on Wednesday, there was a 13-percent year-on-year rise in the use of the 50,000-volt Taser stun gun. The data also showed [&hellip

Stem cells, type 1 diabetes cure linked

Stem cells, type 1 diabetes cure linked

A team of researchers at Harvard University shows that transformation of stem cells into insulin-producing beta cells could treat type 1 diabetes. The researchers, by using stem cells, produced hundreds of millions of the cells in the laboratory and then tested on mice. The results revealed that the lab-made cells could produce insulin and control [&hellip

Lung cancer can be dormant for 20 yrs

Lung cancer can be dormant for 20 yrs

Scientists have discovered that lung cancer cells can lie dormant for over 20 years before they turn deadly, helping to explain the disease’s persistence that kills 1.5 million people every year. According to two papers published in the journal, Science, scientists discovered that tumor cells quietly shape-shift into numerous new mutations over the evolution of [&hellip

Only 100 cybercrime brains worldwide

Only 100 cybercrime brains worldwide

There are only “around 100″ cybercriminal kingpins behind global cybercrime, according to the head of Europol’s Cybercrime Centre. Speaking to Tech Tent radio show, Troels Oerting said that law enforcers needed to target the “rather limited group of good programmers”. “We roughly know who they are. If we can take them out of the equation then [&hellip

Interpol warns of cash machine hack

Interpol warns of cash machine hack

Interpol has alerted countries across the world of a hacking mechanism used in cash machines, which yields wads of cash. The hack is enabled by first infecting cash machines with malware, using a bootable CD. Then, the attackers enter a combination of digits on the ATM’s keyboard, make a call to receive further instructions from an operator, [&hellip

Wild animals halved in number in 40 yrs

Wild animals halved in number in 40 yrs

The number of wild animals on Earth has halved in the past 40 years, as humans hunt for food in unsustainable numbers and destroy habitats, a new study has shown. Human destruction of habitat including rampant pollution has significantly contributed to the decline in the number of animals, fish and birds since the 1970s, scientists [&hellip

Height lies in genetic code: Study

Height lies in genetic code: Study

Variety of DNA regions in people’s genomes may be responsible for the extra growth, the largest ever study has suggested. Researchers have found that many thousands of genes and other regions of DNA could play role in height differences. Scientists from 300 institutions examined the DNA of more than 250,000 people across Europe, according to [&hellip

Scientists detect new ocean mountains

Scientists detect new ocean mountains

An international team of researchers has discovered thousands of new mountains under water, at the bottom of the ocean. A group of American and European scientists has detected mountains under water by using newly designed radar satellites. While the previous radar dataset could detect everything taller than 2km, new dataset has capability of discovery of things [&hellip

Study finds mostly anti-US Arab tweets

Study finds mostly anti-US Arab tweets

A new research by a prominent American university on millions of messages by users of Twitter in the Arab world has revealed strong anti-US sentiments among them. Researchers from Princeton University used a tool to examine the reaction of people in public Arabic posts to major events in 2012 and 2013, including the ouster of [&hellip