Essential Security Apps for Your iPhone 5

If you’re determined to hang on for dear life to your iPhone 5 rather than switching with the masses to the 5c or 5s, check out your options, pat yourself on the back for your patience, and dig your heels in to the ground as you wait it out for the next smaller, better, and even more beautiful and secure generation

6 Tips to Cut Costs in a Laboratory

Sadly, science – as vastly important as it is – does not have unlimited funding, and the fact of the matter is that the majority of laboratories in operation today have to work with constricted budgets. This may be to attempt to maximise profits, or they may simply have few resources to work with; either way, the outcome is the

Saving on Utilities: Frugal Tips for Winter

With the winter season on the horizon, you may be thinking that you will be faced with excessive utility bills because of the inevitable increase in energy consumption to ensure you stay warm and cosy on the colder days. It can be a hard few months if you have to be frugal anyway, especially when you have Christmas just around

Waterless Urinals: Saving Water And Money From Going Down the Drain

More than 160 billion gallons of water are flushed down the drains each year due to urinal usage.

3D Printing and the Future

Recently, major developments have been made in the field of 3D printing. The process of 3D printing is certainly not a new process, originally emerging in the late 1970’s. However, the process was incredibly limited back then, with the printers often large and expensive to buy and run. Skip to 2013 and the process of 3D printing has been revolutionised,

Leading a Healthy Lifestyle: 8 Gadgets That Can Help

In our increasingly health-conscious world, the marketplace has been flooded by gadgets that insist they’ll help us achieve our fitness goals. But for every useful innovation there are several destined to collect dust. Read on to discover the health inventions worth investing in. Monitor Your Body with the Basis B1 Watch Image via Flickr by Alan Cleaver Heart-rate monitor watches

Healthy Money: How Your Good Health Can Generate Some Extra Cash

What could be better than keeping fit and healthy as you earn money? Some jobs are particularly good for the body and the wallet and there is also a host of great ways to make some extra cash from your fit and trim body, making you a double winner. Here are some great ways that your good health can help

One Year On: NASA, Coolness, and Curiosity

Is space exploration boring? We’ve come a long way since the moon landing and the relatively exciting space race between the United States and the Soviet Union. Back then, the universe was there to be conquered by the superpowers. How things have changed. It’s the 21st century and the Soviets are long gone. The Russian space program is proving successful,

Ten reasons to join social media today

There’s little reason to explain what social media is nowadays, seeing how we’re simply bombarded by social channels from all directions. After all, everyone’s on Facebook, right? Truth be told, social media isn’t entirely new -it’s been on the web since its early days actually, ever since the first forums and blogs surfaced. Twitter, Facebook, Tumblr and the likes have

How has the Portrayal of Hackers Changed over Time?

What image does the word ‘hacker’ conjure up? University geeks creating online chaos for their own amusement? A criminal gang stealing millions from non-savvy tech users? Or an anti-capitalist anti-hero wreaking havoc on multinational corporations? Throughout the history of tech, the hacker has been all of these things, and more. Here’s a quick look at how the image of hackers

The Humans Behind the Hacking

Hacking has come a long way since its (relatively) innocuous beginnings.

Is a single disk wipe enough to secure an SSD drive?

The growing use of Flash memory for storage with top end devices now available in the Terabyte region, has brought on the need for ever more effective technologies for not only recovering data from a Flash drive, but also for effectively wiping them. There are a number of important differences between legacy mechanical hard drives and Flash drives which can

Fighting Wildfire With Aerial Firefighting

Aerial firefighting was first employed to minimize damage from napalm attacks during World War II. Following the war, many more potential uses were investigated. Recently, aerial firefighting has proven to be quite effective in fighting wildfires. As techniques are refined, aerial firefighting has proven flexible in many situations and adaptable to different types of aerial equipment, spelling good news for

Can phone recycling help save the Eastern African Gorilla?

It is common that most of our gadgets contain a substance by the name of Coltan, particularly our mobile phones.

How to use Android Spy: 5 funny ideas

Android has dominated smart phones. Everywhere you go, the mall, coffee shop, restaurants, offices, you will most likely see the trademark Android mascot on people’s phones. You know the green robot with cute antennas and a wide smile? Who would miss that? Android phones are preferred by many because of the amazingly cool and trendy software and applications. A recent

Science ABC: An overview on cord blood and stem cell treatment

Every medical practitioner took an oath and swore to provide the best kind of care and service to people above all else – the Hyppocratic oath. Because of this, doctors and medical experts continuously study the human body and other, related subjects to further understand different diseases and treatment and improve as time passes. We rely on their studies to

Genetic Health Testing for Predisposition to Cancers

Genetic health tests have enabled the layman at home to learn more about their genes and discover possible links between their genetic code and some diseases such as cancer. Cancer, an abnormal and uncontrolled growth of cells, is a common disease and the current era has been characterized by a cancer epidemic where the prevalence of cancer seems to be on the increase.

Digital Libraries and Repositories in the US

The age of technology has greatly transformed the ways we store and access information. In the past, it was somewhat difficult to find all of the information available on a particular topic, digital libraries and repositories have made it simple for anyone with access to a computer to find a wealth of information with a few simple clicks. These resources

Green cars – no longer the preserve of environmentalists

Advances in science technology and design in the last 10 years have made cars — especially stereotypical gas-guzzlers like 4x4s — into green cars, greener than could have been imagined when they first launched just a few short years ago. Relentless research into improvements for efficiency has transformed the idea of driving a low emission electric or semi-electric (hybrid) vehicle.

NASA Today and its Uncertain Future

The National Aeronautics and Space Administration has had a long and storied history in the course of American scientific exploration. Since its founding in 1958 during the U.S/Soviet Space Race to the disasters of the Challenger and Columbia Space Shuttles and their 14 dead astronauts, the agency has also had its fair share of ups and downs.  NASA’S Past Successes