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#51 ‘Dam good’ video shows how beavers could fight fires - The Verge

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An adorable video by graduate student Emily Fairfax at the University of Colorado Boulder is making the rounds on Twitter. It shows a beaver building a dam and transforming the forest upstream into a marshy wetland that’s protected fro... (continued)

#beavers #beaver #wildfire #occupationalsafetyandhealth #ecologicalsuccession



#53 With elections weeks away, someone “sophisticated” hacked Australia’s politicians | Ars Technica

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Hacks come on heels of attack on Parliament House network earlier in February.

#computing #digitaltechnology #websites #arstechnica



#55 Google partially backtracks on Chrome changes that would break ad blockers | Ars Technica

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Benchmarks showed that most ad blockers don't make network requests much slower.

#chromeos #benchmark #adblocking #googlechrome #freeware #portablesoftware #cloudclients #alphabet #onlineadvertising #worldwideweb #software #webbrowsers


#56 2.7 million patient calls to Swedish healthcare hotline left unprotected online

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2.7 millions audio recordings of calls made to 1177 Vårdguiden were left online without any authentication or encryption.

#authentication #hotline #telecommunications #computeraccesscontrol


#57 PTSD may one day be treated with a common blood pressure drug | New Scientist

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Preliminary experiments suggest that a type of blood pressure drug can make it easier to un-learn fear memories, hinting at a possible treatment for PTSD

#draftdonaldedmondson #treatmentsforptsd #mdma #militarysociology #militarypsychiatry #militarymedicine #posttraumaticstressdisorder #rtt #receptoragonists #psychiatry #psychoactivedrugs


#58 Hyundai’s Nexo makes a case for fuel-cell SUVs

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The future of hydrogen fuel cell cars is still in doubt. It all comes down to infrastructure and there aren't enough stations for most to even consider purc...

#hydrogenfuel #hyundaimotorcompany #sportutilityvehicle #fuelcell #hydrogenvehicle #fuelcellvehicle #universe #articles #hydrogentechnologies #hydrogeneconomy #energy


#59 If you call this firm a “patent troll,” it might sue for defamation | Ars Technica

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New Hampshire defamation case has significant free speech implications.

#articles #patent #patenttroll #arstechnica #abuse #defamation #crimes #censorship #humanbehavior #pejoratives #tortlaw