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Brits “could be microchipped like dogs in a decade”

“A report on the Surveillance Society” was provided to the UK’s Information Commissioner in 2006, and predicted that developments in surveillance technology, and increasingly oppressive governments could see Brits ‘microchipped like dogs in a decade’. Eight years into that decade, the UK is indeed the world’s leading surveilliance society.

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Kickstarter crowd gives glowing plant the green light

A glowing plant that could provide a sustainable light source has caught the imagination of backers on the crowdfunding website Kickstarter.

With a month still to go, the project has raised $243,000 (£157,000). Its initial goal was $65,000.

Backers are promised seeds for glowing plants, although delivery will not be until next May at [...]

Why You Should Care: Printable Guns

The future of firearms is downloadable. Tim and his robopal discuss what would happen when new 3D technologies allow people to print out whatever they want, even guns.

‘Climb stairs’: Amputee to scale US skyscraper with thought-controlled bionic leg

Zac Vawter, 31, is to put the revolutionary prosthetic to the test on Sunday, when he attempts to climb 103 flights of stairs to the top of Chicago’s Willis Tower.

The whirring, robotic leg will respond to electrical impulses from muscles in his hamstring, with Mr Vawter’s thoughts triggering motors, belts and chains to [...]

‘Human barcode’ could make society more organized, but invades privacy, civil liberties

Would you barcode your baby?

Microchip implants have become standard practice for our pets, but have been a tougher sell when it comes to the idea of putting them in people.

Science fiction author Elizabeth Moon last week rekindled the debate on whether it’s a good idea to “barcode” infants at birth in an interview [...]

Obama Lord of the RIAA Copyright Trolls Movie Trailer

ACTA is being Created by the Nest of RIAA Copyright Trolls the USA President Obama Hand Picked for his Department of Justice!

What on earth is a Zuba Box? Community solutions you may never have thought of

There are many innovative and inexpensive ways of making life better for more of us. Check out this initiative that is helping certain African communities.

Every now and then when we post on how solar power is bringing the internet to rural Africa, or enabling the charging of mobile phones in poor communities, I’ll [...]

Almost ten months on and Fukushima officials finally admit their lack of preparedness

This is an issue that is facing countries all over the world that have at some time in their history embraced a technology that is dangerous at best and potentially calamitous at worst. Read more on how they are finally admitting fault.

A lack of preparedness for a disaster and failures in the response [...]

Why the Mythbusters won’t do RFID (last hope Adam Savage)

Adam Savage at The Last Hope explaining why there will never be RFID on Mythbusters.

Honey I lost my nuke?

In a major and long term cover up, whose revelation has been so long in coming because of laws that would put whistleblowers in jail for life, the British government is scrambling to figure out whatever happened with their lost nukes, Yes, folks British nukes are missing. For more info read this article that appeared [...]

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