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More Americans Brewing Their Own Moonshine

Discovery Channel’s Moonshiners brings to light what we all know, but do not talk about. In spite of questionable legality, Americans brew moonshine at home. What many do not realize is that more people are distilling moonshine than ever before — at home and in a professional setting. Moonshine Then and Now Legal disputes about […]

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Apple and Microsoft are Using Advanced Controllers to Provide a Better User Experience

There are few things more annoying than having to dig through couch cushions and overturn furniture to try to find the remote, but that tends to be a lot easier and less time-consuming than getting up and changing the channel right on the TV set. In that respect, remotes have completely revolutionized the way people […]

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Environmental Concerns Dampen Mood at Sochi Games

The Sochi Olympic games have seen their share of controversy, not least among them a reaction to the approach Russia has taken to important environments in the region. Although Putin had promised “zero waste” game construction standards, it quickly became apparent that the country was ill-equipped to build the large-scale infrastructure needed to host the […]

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Counter-Terrorism Measures Can be Used to Help Thwart Cyber Criminals

Last September, cyber attackers were able to steal some £1.3 million from Barclays bank. Over the holiday season in the United States, hackers stole the credit card information of more than 40 million people who shopped at Target, the third-largest retailer in the country. As the number of consumers who make purchases online or in […]

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Are You Missing out on the eCommerce Boom?

Rising from a fad to the fact of the business world, online business is booming across the globe. In the United States alone, more than $200 billion is spent online every year, and that number is only expected to grow as time goes on. In fact, American eCommerce levels are expected to eclipse $440 billion […]

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Breakthrough Technology Allows Amputee to Feel Sensation of Touch

In a technological breakthrough for artificial limb construction, 36-year-old Danish patient Dennis Sorensen is the world’s first amputee able to experience the sensation of “touch” with an artificial hand. The sensory-enhanced bionic hand, known by the project name of Lifehand 2, was developed by neuroengineer Silvestro Micera with the help of researchers in Italy and […]

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Russian Punk Rock Group Pussy Riot Makes Waves Again

Six weeks before eyes everywhere turned to Russia, two members of the country’s most notorious protest-art collective, Pussy Riot, were released from prison, which could spark further protests in the already turbulent circumstances that have surrounded the Winter Olympics. In a recent interview with Stephen Colbert, they explained that they were jailed because they “sang […]

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The Strange Tale of Security at the Sochi Olympics

Amid predictions of unavoidable terrorist attacks, whether from the Black Widows, a group of female Chechens who’ve lost husbands in previous conflicts with Russia, or from extremists acting on their own with explosives enclosed in tubes of toothpaste, Russian officials are cracking down on security for the 2014 Sochi Olympics. Dr. Gordon Woo, a risk […]

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What to Look for on the Sochi 2014 Parade of Nations Runway

There’s always plenty to see at the Olympic Opening Ceremonies. From the lavish displays put on by the hosting nation to the always tear-jerking sight of the world’s athletes joined in excitement and peace, there’s never a dull moment. Today’s ceremony at Fisht Olympic Stadium will surely be no exception, especially when we tune in […]

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Chili Peppers Catch Red Hot Fire for Faking Super Bowl Performance

The Super Bowl halftime show has always been a source of controversy, perhaps most famously with Janet Jackson’s “wardrobe malfunction” in 2004. It’s only fitting, then, that on the incident’s 10-year anniversary,  we have a whole new fiasco on our hands. This week, the Red Hot Chili Peppers came under fire after fans called them […]