Science & Technology

New study highlights link between the moon and heart disease

New study highlights link between the moon and heart disease

Heart disease affects more than a million people in the UK each and every year and more than 147,000 people die from the disease annually, according to statistics published by the British Heart Foundation. Factors for the disease include bad diet, obesity, family history, diabetes, smoking, lack of exercise and age (55 or older for women). But there may be[Read More…]

Imagination can affect the senses, study shows

Imagination can affect the senses, study shows

Imagination plays a key role in the way we see and hear things, according to new research. Researchers from the Karolinska Institutet in Sweden has revealed that our thoughts and imagination can not only affect what we see, but what we imagine seeing can affect what we hear and the way our brain interprets sound. During the experiment, participants dealt[Read More…]

Computer scientists develop technology to determine location of photographs

Computer scientists develop technology to determine location of photographs

They say you can tell alot about a person by looking at their photograph – but now scientists have found a way of discovering even more – by tracking the location of any photograph. Granted, in some cases the picture itself may give clues as to where it was taken – but not always. Now  computer scientists at Carnegie Mellon[Read More…]

The dark side of smart meters

The dark side of smart meters

The government along with the energy industry have always touted the benefits of smart meters. It is claimed that the benefits of such metres would be to provide more accurate and fair readings on bills, cut carbon emissions and help people to track and cut down on their energy usage. Recently, MP Kate Green, who represents the Stretford constituency, publicly[Read More…]

NSA continues to wage war on privacy in partnership with Microsoft

NSA continues to wage war on privacy in partnership with Microsoft

Another twist has been unveiled in the ongoing war against privacy, after Microsoft have become the latest corporation to be exposed in the NSA hacking scandal. Top secret documents obtained by the Guardian has shown how the tech giant has worked closely with the US intelligence services to gain details about users. The files were provided by Edward Snowden and[Read More…]