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Earth Bombarded By Twin Solar Flares

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A sunspot five-times the diameter of Earth has fired twin flares at us, causing a geomagnetic storm that was forecast to peak on Saturday, 13 September. AR2158 first exploded on Tuesday, followed by a more powerful eruption (classed as an X1.6) on Wednesday, briefly causing high-frequency radio blackouts, said Phys.org. Both flares [...]

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Stadium Floodlights Powered By Footsteps? Possible, But Pricey

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The floodlights of a new soccer field in Brazil are the world’s first to be powered by footsteps. Located in a hilly slum near the center of Rio de Janiero, the soccer field features an energy technology called Pavegen, which generates electricity from the player’s movement. A total of 200 Pavegen panels [...]

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Apple's Ultra-Slim 12-Inch Notebook Coming in Mid-2015 With Silver, Gold, and Space Gray Options?

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With Apple's Mac notebooks continuing to prove popular with consumers, the company has been rumored for some time to be working on a 12-inch notebook that could feature an ultra-slim form factor, Retina display, a new buttonless trackpad, and a fanless design.

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9/11 Vs. Snowden: My Students' Surprising Debate About Privacy And Government

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Whether it was a normal multi-perspective conversation in a journalism class, I don't know, but the less-privacy-more-security side seemed to be in the majority.

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The NSA Gives Birth To Start-Ups

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"I saw things in the NSA that motivated me to leave and make this for individuals," says a NSA alum who created an encryption tool for email.

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11 Biggest State Incentive Deals

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Nevada is offering $1.25 billion for Tesla's gigafactory. Here are the 11 biggest state incentive deals, according to the advocacy group Good Jobs First.

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