Bird Flu Researchers Push to Make Virus More Deadly

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TweetYumIn a letter published today in the nation’s two most prestigious scientific journals — Science and Nature — bird flu researchers say they need to perform research on the H7N9 virus that would make it more dangerous. The researchers say that’s necessary in order to prepare for its possible spread between humans [because they’re obviously […]

Drones vulnerable to terrorist hijacking, researchers say

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TweetYumShareThis Drones vulnerable to terrorist hijacking, researchers say 25 Jun 2012 A small surveillance drone flies over an Austin stadium, diligently following a series of GPS waypoints that have been programmed into its flight computer. Then, as if some phantom has given the drone a self-destruct order, it hurtles toward the ground… Professor Todd Humphreys […]

Flame, Stuxnet Super Cyber Weapons Linked: Researchers

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TweetYumResearchers say they have uncovered “proof” linking the authors of the Flame cyber espionage program to Stuxnet, the most powerful offensive cyber weapon ever developed — both of which are believed to have targeted Iran. Analysts at the Russia-based cyber security firm Kaspersky Labs, which was the first to uncover Flame and had previously analyzed […]

Polar bear populations remain on thin ice, U of A researchers say

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TweetYumShareThis Polar bear populations remain on thin ice, U of A researchers say –Global warming forcing bears to spend more time on land where there is virtually no food 09 Apr 2012 Two of Canada’s top polar bear scientists warn that recent attempts to justify an increase in the harvest [by terrorists] of the iconic […]

Decision time for researchers of deadly bird flu

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TweetYumWhen 22 bird flu experts meet at the World Health Organization this week, they will be tasked with deciding just how far scientists should go in creating lethal mutant viruses ‘in the name of research.’ 14 Feb 2012 The hurriedly assembled meeting is designed to try to settle an unprecedented row over a call to […]