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‘Rare Rodent-Borne Disease’ Threatens Thousands; Twelve Monkeys Spikes (TM+2=50%)

Posted August 31st, 2012 10,000 people at risk of hantavirus after Yosemite stays, CDC says   By Kate Mather (Los Angeles Times) A new nationwide advisory issued Friday by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said that as many as 10,000 people were at risk Read More >

Projected Human Population Growth Combined with Severe Draught Could Murder Meat in the Future; Soylent Green Gains (SG+3=84%)

Posted August 27th, 2012 World may be forced to go vegetarian by 2050, scientists say Cattle drink from a water tank in Tallula, Ill., Aug. 3, 2012. (Seth Perlman/AP) By Dylan Stableford (Yahoo! News | The Lookout) By the year 2050, you may be forced to become Read More >

Scientists Believe Severe Draught Is Boosting West Nile Outbreak in U.S.; Soylent Green and Twelve Monkeys Gain (SG+1=81%, TM+2=48%)

Posted August 24th, 2012 What’s making the 2012 West Nile virus outbreak the worst ever? By Ryan Jaslow (CBS News) The West Nile virus outbreak of the summer of 2012 is on track to be the worst ever in the United States. Health officials said earlier this week that Read More >

U.S. West Nile Outbreak Worsens, Twelve Monkeys Gains (TM+2=46%)

Posted August 22nd, 2012 West Nile Outbreak Shaping Up as Worst Ever in U.S., Authorities Say By Donald G. McNeil Jr. (The New York Times) The nation is heading toward the worst outbreak of West Nile disease in the 13 years that the virus has been on this continent, Read More >

Twelve Monkeys Ascends Over New Ebola Outbreak (TM+2=44%)

Posted August 21st, 2012 Ebola outbreak kills 10 in Congo By Joe Sterling (CNN) — The Ebola virus has killed 10 people in the Democratic Republic of Congo, the World Health Organization said Read More >

DNA Could One Day Replace I-Pod; Matrix/Terminator, Star Trek Gain (M/T+1=30%, ST+3=68%)

Posted August 20th, 2012 Harvard stores 70 billion books using DNA Research team stores 5.5 petabits, or 1 million gigabits, per cubic millimeter in DNA storage medium By Lucas Mearian (Computerworld) Harvard researchers have been able to use sequencing technology to store Read More >

New ‘Soft’ Robot with Camouflage Capabilities; Matrix/Terminator and Star Trek Gain (M/T+3=29%, ST+2=65%)

Posted August 16th, 2012 Camouflage robot changes colour for disguise By Rebecca Morelle (BBC News) A robot that can change colour to either blend in with or stand out from its surroundings has been created by scientists. The machine, designed by researchers at Harvard Read More >

U.S. Oil Stockpiles Fall as Demand Rises; Road Warrior Gains (RW+2=77%)

Posted August 15th, 2012 Oil prices rise on big drop in US supplies By Pamela Sampson BANGKOK (AP) — Oil remained above $94 a barrel Thursday in Asia after an unanticipated drop in U.S. crude inventories and stronger retail sales helped push prices to a Read More >

Mankind Builds a Robotic Earthworm; Matrix/Terminator and Star Trek Ascend (M/T+1=26%, ST+1=63%)

Posted August 14th, 2012 Soft autonomous robot inches along like an earthworm By Jennifer Chu, MIT News Office (MIT News) Earthworms creep along the ground by alternately squeezing and stretching muscles along the length of their bodies, inching forward with each wave of Read More >

Machines Learn How to Work Together; Matrix/Terminator and Star Trek Escalate (M/T+2=25%, ST+2=62%)

Posted August 13th, 2012 Boeing technology allows drones to swarm like insects A ScanEagle drone, made by Boeing subsidiary Insitu, in mid-flight. (Boeing Co.) (Los Angeles Times) Engineers at Boeing Co. and Johns Hopkins University have devised technology that Read More >