Category Archives: Science and Technology

Social Media Linked To Loneliness And Depression, New Study Finds

Social Media Linked To Loneliness And Depression, New Study Finds

The most recent study linking poor mental health conditions to social media use has added even more evidence to back up the theory “Using less social media than you normally would lead to significant decreases in both depression and loneliness. These effects are particularly pronounced for folks who were more depressed when they came into the study. It is a little ironic that reducing your use of social media actually makes you feel less lonely,”

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Google Concealed Data Breach Over Fear Of Repercussions; Shuts Down Google+ Service

Google Concealed Data Breach Over Fear Of Repercussions; Shuts Down Google+ Service

Google opted not to disclose to users its discovery of a bug that gave outside developers access to private data because, they stated, it found no evidence of misuse. However, in response to being busted, Google is set to announce broad privacy measures which include permanently shutting down all consumer functionality of Google+ which “effectively puts the final nail in the coffin of a product that was launched in 2011 to challenge Facebook, and is widely seen as one of Google’s biggest failures.”

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Spacecraft With Revolutionary Heat Shield Will “Touch The Sun”

The closest that planet Mercury ever gets to the sun during its orbit is approximately 29 million miles, allowing surface temperatures to reach 800 degrees Fahrenheit (430 °C). And Earth’s average distance to the sun is 93 million miles. But, NASA has unveiled a “cutting-edge heat shield” that will make it possible for a space probe to “touch the sun” — or at least get a spacecraft to within 4 million miles of it…

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Moon Fuel: A New Multi-Trillion Dollar Treasure

Helium-3 is a source of waste-free nuclear energy that is quite rare on Earth. However, there is an estimated 1 million metric tons of helium-3 embedded in the moon (though only about a quarter of that realistically could be brought to Earth). Still, being able to tap into this resource would be enough to meet the world’s current energy demands for at least two, and possibly as many as five, centuries. Many countries are interested in bringing it back to Earth with India vying to be on the forefront of this race. Whoever can figure out how to get it back to Earth could make, what is estimated to be, worth trillions of dollars.

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The First Burger Restaurant Run By A Robot Is Opening In San Francisco [VIDEO]

A San Francisco based restaurant will become the first to serve burgers cooked and assembled by a robot. The burger will be assembled and cooked in a machine that contains 20 computers, 350 sensors, and 50 actuator mechanisms – and zero human interference, other than having somebody present to hand the finished burger to customers.

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Judge Rules Twitter Can Be Sued For Falsely Advertising They Allow Free Speech

A California judge has ruled that social media giant Twitter can be sued for falsely advertising free speech yet bans users for “any or no reason.”  The judge also ruled that Twitter could be sued on the basis of misleading its users, due to the platform’s promise not to ban accounts on the basis of viewpoint or political affiliation, which is frequently violated.

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