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Scientists have discovered gold producing bacteria. Cupriavidus Metallidurans, a bacterial microbe, takes in toxins and produces 24 karat gold crystals in return.

When I hear the word bacteria, I automatically think of hygiene and health. Stereotypical? Perhaps. But not all bad; Bacteria has given great service to humanity over the centuries. It has intrigued the scientific community many a times with its varied forms of existence. One such enthralling bacterial activity is achieved by the Cupriavidus Metallidurans, a recently discovered gold producing bacteria, reported to produce 99% pure 24-karat gold!

 
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Posted by Renee Schmidt

President Obama is a loyal Blackberry user. He hasn’t really tested other mobile operating systems as far as we know, but he did come across an iPhone recently. The press took notice and snapped some pictures. The next day, the media was abuzz on Obama, Blackberry and iPhone. But what’s the hype?

 
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Digital eye strain is a modern problem that results in poor eye health and fatigue. The Vision Council listed recommendations in its recent report on the issue.

We are living in a technical society where the average time spent in front of a computer or other electronic device is increasing at an alarming rate. Experts believe that it may cause serious health problems such as digital eye strain, headaches, and back and neck pain. With the release of next generation gadgets, which only increase our exposure to electronic devices, the discussion of digital eye strain is timely a one.

 
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If you’re mistrustful of the things coming across your web browser each day, you may be a cyber skeptic. A delve into cyber skepticism –the good, bad and ugly.

Social networking has done many things. It has opened up a more direct form of communication that lets us meet others who are large distances away. It has also provided a place for people to connect based on interests, passions or lifestyle. It has increased the amount of time we spend online and through mobile devices, we are now constantly connected. It has also created a bit of a gap when it comes to reality.

 
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Posted by Renee Schmidt

The fourth amendment of the U.S constitution protects citizens against unreasonable searches and seizure. The famous Roy Olmstead case of 1928 used this amendment in its defense when Olmstead was charged with a crime using evidence collected from phone tapping. Although the Supreme Court denied the defense, it gave way to a heated privacy debate that continues today.

 
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Forbes has published its list of 100 Most Powerful Women for 2012, with Angela Merkel on top, recognizing the achievements and contributions of women from all around the world. The list, edited by editor Mary Ellen Egan, is based on economic impact and visibility of leading women around the globe and all walks of life.

 
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Los Angeles restaurant now offers discount meals to its patrons for them staying off their mobile phone while they dine. Now you can enjoy a peaceful meal and 5% off your bill.

 
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The Femtosecond laser, a new way to treat brain cancer, was developed by a group of scientists. This new laser technology will target specific cancerous regions.

 
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Silicon Valley tech girls are getting major recognition and I’m not referring to only the media. Fashion designers have also taken notice, inviting many tech heavyweights to VIP fashion events, including front row seating at Fashion Week. 

 
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A college education is not required for successful entrepreneurship. Peter Thiel, co-founder of PayPal, created a college dropout entrepreneur fellowship, investing $100,000 into 24 young, talented students. The fellowship asked 24 young adults to quit college to pursue their passion.

 
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