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Bitcoin Wallets Embedded in Man’s Hands

Bitcoins are a form of decentralized digital currency.   A Dutch bitcoin entrepreneur has had two microchips containing the virtual currency injected into his hands to help him make contactless payments. The chips, enclosed in a 2mm by 12mm capsule ...

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Man Hears Wi-Fi Via Hacked Hearing Aids

In the latest issue of New Scientist, freelance science writer Frank Swain contributes an intriguing autobiographical report. Swain, who has been slowly going deaf since his 20s, recently completed an experimental software hack, which works with iPhones and hearing aids ...

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Fishing Net Biodegrades if Lost at Sea

Hundreds of thousands of animals, including marine mammals, sharks and birds, die as bycatch in fishing nets every year. According to the World Wildlife Fund, one dolphin or porpoise dies every two minutes from being entangled in fishing gear. Sharks, ...

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