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  • News is warning Greeks that 27-55% of the money held in banks will disappear; more are looking to Bitcoin as an alternative
  • Bitcoin's price rasied 10 points in the last week due to talks about Greek debt
  • The prototype uses a Google Mail plug-in called Read Me and works by substituting specific words with ambiguous ones
  • It reduces the information disclosed to eavesdroppers or computer systems that monitor online communications
  • There's been increasing interest in encryption since Edward Snowden leaked documents about government surveillance
  • Swiss adventurer Andre Borschberg broke the record for the non-stop flight in 76 hours, which would normally be 120 hours
  • The Solar Impulse 2 circumnavigated the globe in 13 stages, starting and ending in Abu Dhabi
  • 240 sites in Northern Ireland have been given licenses for a special version of the Lego-style adventure game, MinecraftEdu
  • Minecraft has had over 100 million downloads since its launch in 2009
  • £60,000 of funding for the project came from the Department of Culture, Arts and Leisure
  • Like YouTube, Facebook will now split ad revenue with creators, giving them 55% and keeping 45% for itself
  • Facebook gets 4 billion video views every day
  • Facebook offers up "suggested videos" to watch after you have seen an initial clip, which will be the ads
  • When protests from cab drivers and others grew "out of control," Uber suspended UberPOP
  • The manager of Uber France and general manager for western Europe were detained by police for questioning over "illicit activities"
  • Uber is waiting for a key court decision in September before permanently dropping the service or reinstating
  • "A group of 36 Nobel prizewinners have signed a new Mainau Declaration calling for urgent action on climate change."
  • The document is open for other Nobel Laureates to join.
  • "17 percent of parents who make more than $100,000 per year said in a recent survey that they had told or will tell their children before age 18 how much money they make."
  • "Nearly half of millionaires say they don’t feel wealthy, even though 95 percent of households make less than $167,000 a year."
  • "Patients who received the gene therapy showed a significant, if modest, benefit in tests of lung function compared with the placebo group" in a UK study.
  • "On average, those who experienced improvements saw a 3.7 percent increase in FEV1 lung function, a ratio used to measure obstructive lung diseases and how easily a sufferer can breathe."
  • Zuckerberg has revealed the technology that powers Internet.org, showing images of a laser system that can beam Internet signals down to Earth
  • Aims to connect the billion people who don't live in range of existing wireless networks
  • Lazer systems will dramatically increase the speed of sending data over long distances
  • can be programmed to change shape and form, from stars and hearts to letters from the alphabet.
  • "Femtosecond lasers were first pioneered by MIT and are typically used in micromachining and carrying out laser eye surgery. But because they move so rapidly, they're also safe for human touch."
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