Scientists Cultivate Bacteria That Can Fuel Rockets

The lucky species of microbes are collectively known as anammox bacteria. The anammoxians (let the awkward handle suffice for now) are blessed with a rare appetite for bodily fluids, which isn’t very surprising for bacteria. What makes them extra special is their unique role as converters in the recycling process. Not just any recycling, however, but recycling into fuel. This isn’t particularly surprising, since bacteria are among the most efficient and ubiquitous organisms on our planet (and beyond, perhaps).

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Waterbuggy Perfect For Lazy Days At The Beach

For those occasions when zipping around in anything high-speed across the waters is not an option, here’s the Waterbuggy for a bare modicum of fun. Let’s better ‘emphasize bare modicum: the Waterbuggy operates best in shallow waters just three feet deep at the most. Also, its modular engine complement powers it at an epic 10 km/h tops (yes, that’s sarcasm people).

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iCloud & AirPlay Bring iOS Gaming To The Cloud & TV Screen

Still astounded that we live in a world where you can play your Steam saved games on any device? How about doing the same thing on iOS? Bought a new iPad? Want to continue playing that game you started on your iPhone right where you left off? Bam, iCloud. Also, how do you feel about maybe putting it up on the big TV with the swipe of a finger?

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Unreal Engine 3 Coming To Flash

We’re not sure if Epic’s Unreal engine is feeling the heat from upstart Unity, since the former is still the de facto AAA engine and not doing too shabbily on mobile either, but it’s now muscling in on Unity’s home turf: the browser. And what’s more, it doesn’t even need a separate, special plugin like Unity does. All it needs is Flash, which comes as part of the package with one of the biggest browsers out there.

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iPhone 4S, Apple’s Fifth Generation iPhone Gets Official

Apple has officially announced its latest iPhone, the iPhone 4S, which shares the same design as last years model, the iPhone 4, although the new model has a range of new specifications over the existing iPhone 4.

The iPhone 4S will come with the latest version of Apple’s mobile OS, iOS 5 which has a wide range of new features that we have heard about previously, and it gets the same A5 processor that can be found in the iPad 2, and according to Apple it is two times faster than the iPhone 4, with dual core graphics which are reported to be seven times faster than the iPhone 4.

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iPhone Camera Turned into a Microscope

When you get into the third world areas where many doctors operate with access to the sort of facilities we have in the US and other countries, it can be hard to get the gear you need. Doctors working in the wilds of Africa for instance won’t have access to a microscope to use in diagnosing someone that is ill.

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Apple’s iCloud And iTunes Match Coming October 12th

As well as announcing the launch date of iOS 5, Apple has also announced that its new iCloud service which replaces its MobileMe service will be available from the 12th of October.

Apple’s iCloud service will sync your photos and videos from the camera roll as well as app data and your iOS device settings, plus documents from iWork apps and other apps, and when you change a document on one iOS device it will be synced with iCloud and your other iOS devices automatically.

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Apple iOS 5 Coming October 12th

Apple announced iOS 5 back in June, and today at their iPhone 5 event Apple has announced that iOS 5 will be available for the iPhone, iPod Touch and iPad from the 12th of October.

We have already seen many of the new features in iOS 5 over the last few months, which include the new lock screen that will display notifications, Twitter integration, the new camera home screen shortcut, iCloud, iMessage and much more.

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Rhapsody Acquires Napster Music Service

Rhapsody has announced this week that it will be acquiring the music service Napster in a move that will merge the two companies user base together. Terms of the deal have not been officially published by either side but its thought it will be completed around the 30th November.

Back in 2008 Best Buy purchased Napster for $121 million which included Napsters 700,000 subscribers at the time. However times have been a little hard lately with added competition from the likes of  Slacker, MOG, Spotify and Pandora to name a few.

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Muzee Cloudia, Portable Android Media Device (video)

Muzee Cloudia is a portable Android media devices which is equipped with a 7 inch 800 x 600 resolution LCD display but is a little different to the normal Android devices on the market as it doesn’t have a touch screen. Therefore its menus and features are navigated via a remote control.

It’s also equipped with Google Android 2.2 and is powered by a 800 MHz processor has a 1500mAh battery, and connectivity is provided by a 10/100MB Ethernet connection and 802.11b/g/n Wi-Fi. Watch the video after the jump to see it in action.

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