Controversy is surrounding claims by Newsweek to have found the creator of the Bitcoin virtual currency. It was assumed that the name behind Bitcoin, Satoshi Nakamoto, was a pseudonym for the group of coders who developed the system. Now Newsweek claims Dorian S Nakamoto, a 64-year-old model train enthusiast who lives on the outskirts of Los Angeles, is the creator. However, he denied his involvement in an interview with the Associated Press. Mr Nakamoto said he hadn't heard of the cryptocurrency until his son told him about it after being contacted by a reporter. Newsweek reporter Leah Goodman said in the article, she tracked Mr Nakamoto down by seeking public records for US citizens bearing that name. She then investigated people whose background, education and employment history showed they might be capable of creating the crypto-currency. Ms Goodman's enquiries focussed on one candidate in particular who seemed to have the right profile and whose involvement was hinted … [Read more...] about Controversy over ‘discovery’ of Bitcoin creator
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A Scottish team of biologists, nanoengineers and surgeons has come up with a new technique which could mean hip replacements that last a lifetime. The researchers want to coat key surfaces with a "nanopattern" pitted plastic to encourage stem cells to form bone in contact with the new joint. The system aims to combat problems with the body forming soft tissues around hip replacements. Work is under way to develop prototype devices over the coming years. It's the potential solution to a problem which faces everyone who gets a new hip - it won't stay new. … [Read more...] about ‘Nano pit’ technique to extend life of hip replacements
A well-known millionaire in the United States, she has dedicated time and effort contacting many major hospitals and universities in her hometown, and launched charity campaigns to fundraise for the surgery of a Vietnamese man. Part 1: "Firefighter" for people inflicted by diseases Part 2: Fairy for Vietnam children with cardiac diseases Part 3: "Tree of Life" of an American millionaire Her name is Amanda Schumacher, founder of The Tree of Life Foundation International headquartered in Florida, and the man is Nguyen Duy Hai, whose 82kg tumor was removed from his right leg at the Ho Chi Minh City-based FV hospital in early January 2012. If you visit the foundation at www.treeoflifefi.org, the column "Help Hai" appears in a key position on the interface. When you click it on, you see an introductory letter written by Amanda, detailing Hai's story. When asked why, she simply says: "Our goal is to help individuals like Hai, with dedication and passion." Dedicated knocking on all … [Read more...] about “Tree of Life” of an American millionaire
A body recovered on Wednesday from the crashed AirAsia plane was wearing a life jacket, an Indonesian search and rescue official said, raising new questions about how the disaster unfolded.Rescuers believe they have found the plane on the ocean floor off Borneo, after sonar detected a large, dark object beneath waters near where debris and bodies were found on the surface.Ships and planes had been scouring the Java Sea for Flight QZ8501 since Sunday, when it lost contact during bad weather about 40 minutes into its flight from the Indonesian city of Surabaya to Singapore.Seven bodies have been recovered from the sea, some fully clothed, which could indicate the Airbus A320-200 was intact when it hit the water. That would support a theory that it suffered an aerodynamic stall.Two bodies, in coffins bedecked with flowers and marked 001 and 002, arrived by an air force plane in Surabaya, TV pictures showed.The fact that one person put on a life jacket suggests those on board had time … [Read more...] about AirAsia victim with life jacket raises new questions about plane’s last moments
The story of a Vietnamese father and son found living in the jungle more than 40 years after they went missing during the American War has captivated people across the nation and around the world. Ho Van Thanh, 82, and Ho Van Lang, 41, apparently fled their home village after a bomb killed three members of their family. From that day until their discovery they avoided contact with anyone from the outside world. The pair survived by foraging for fruit and cassava from the forest and planting corn. They wore loincloths made from bark and lived in a hut located five metres above the ground. They have received medical check-ups, meals with salt, and exposure to TV and radio. However, now Lang insists he wants to go back to the jungle. A debate has been initiated online about whether they should be returned to their familiar living environment, with many observing the reality that some aspects of modern life do not appeal to everyone. What is your take on this story? Do you know … [Read more...] about Does modern life appeal to all?