The NSA broke Syria’s internet
In 2012 the NSA took out all internet connectivity in Syria – the disruption had previously been blamed on President Bashar al-Assad.
In a beautifully presented long form feature, from Wired, Edward Snowden speaks in detail about his motivations for leaking the NSA documents.
Renewable’s the way to go
More than a fifth of the world’s electrical energy is now provided by renewable sources, a new report has revealed.
It also said that half of the new energy creating capacity introduced last year was from renewable sources.
Source: Renewable Energy World
Sunscreen and pencils
A sixteen-year-old has created a paint-like substance which is able to break down pollutants which it comes into contact with.
The newly created product is made using chemicals which are in both sunscreen and pencils.
Cannabis powered batteries
Apparently it is possible for cannabis to be used to power batteries and not just any batteries, extremely powerful super capacitors.
That’s the finding of researchers from one American university who discovered the future of batteries could be hemp.
The world’s fastest camera
The quickest camera in the world is able to capture 4.4 trillion frames per second beating the previous record by a mere three trillion frames per second.
Unfortunately it won’t be developed for commercial purposes but the technology may be used for medical research.
Source: International Business Times