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The Surprising Power of an Electric Eel’s Shock

The Study on electric fish in 1800’s by Alessandro Volta, which mimics how electric fish store and release electricity was similar to how a modern battery works. Now a new study, by Kenneth C. Catania, a biologist at Vanderbilt University, reveals a remarkable sophistication in the way electric eels deploy their shocks. Similar to a taser, but studies show some remarkable features of the eel’s shock. Read More>>

Special Report: How Sony Systems Were Hacked

The hack into computer systems at Sony Pictures resulted in the release of numerous confidential corporate documents and email files. How these confidential data was released has been solved by investigators.

According to the investigators, The hackers apparently gained access to Sony’s systems by obtaining the login credentials of a high-level systems administrator in Sony’s I.T. department. Once the credentials were in the hands of the hackers, they were granted “keys to the entire building. Read More>>

Kleiner Perkins, Al Gore, Revolution Growth invest $50M in Optoro, a Lanham start-up

Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers, a Silicon Valley venture capital firm has invested $50 million on a  start-up called Optoro. Kleiner is known to have supported some of the most iconic businesses in the world. The latest being Optoro, which began a decade ago in the Brown University dorm room of a Washington entrepreneur, builds software that enables big-box retailers to redirect their unsold or returned inventory, from laptops to blenders, to online sites such as eBay and Amazon.com. Read More>>