Top Ten Oldest Universities Around the World

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The word university is derived from the Latin universitas magistrorum et scholarium, roughly meaning “community of teachers and scholars”. The term was coined by the Italian University of Bologna, which, with a traditional founding date…

The US government might finally let someone else supply scientists with pot

Since 1968, the University of Mississippi has been the only source of marijuana that scientists in the US can use for federally-approved medical research. With its contract set to expire next year, the National Institute on Drug Abuse is now…

Ralph Lauren Polo Tech shirt reads wearer's biological and physiological info

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Ralph Lauren clothing has been helping people look slick since 1967, but in the future it may also help you to keep fit. The company has announced a new Polo Tech shirt that monitors biological and physiological information of its wearer. It…

BMW reveals new armored X5 Security Plus in Russia

Earlier this month, Mercedes revealed its S600 Guard armored car. BMW has now followed suit by using Moscow’s International Auto Salon to launch the new X5 Security Plus, an armored version of the X5 SUV designed to protect customers against…

New Horizons passes Neptune orbit on way to Pluto encounter

Like a traveler on a very long road trip, a deep space probe has passed the last sign post before its destination. NASA has announced that its New Horizons probe has passed the orbit of Neptune – its last milestone before it flies by Pluto…

One way Windows Phone may have a crucial advantage over Android

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The limitations of Windows Phone — primarily the lack of high- quality new apps in its app store — are already well known. However, it looks as though Windows Phone might have a very important advantage over Android in one crucial metric: Battery…

Huawei says it has ‘no choice’ but Android because consumers don’t want Windows Phone

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Windows Phone has been going nowhere fast over the last year, although Microsoft is hopeful that things will finally pick up now that it’s made the platform free for OEMs to use and it’s signed up a lot more manufacturing partners. Nonetheless, the…

Don’t buy Samsung’s metal Galaxy Alpha when it launches

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Even if you’re interested in buying Samsung’s new somewhat- metallic Galaxy Alpha smartphone, you should probably wait a little bit before picking it up. The reason? There might be an even better version of the device on the way. SamMobile’s…

Microsoft set to unveil new Windows software

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A news report out Thursday indicated that Microsoft is poised to give the world a glimpse at a new-generation computer operating system that will succeed Windows 8. The US software titan could hold an event as early as the end of September to…