30. 04. 2011
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Italy/Ireland unemployment rising

Italy/Ireland unemployment rising

Italy March Unemployment Rate Increases to 8.3% as Recovery Loses Momentum The unemployment rate rose to 8.3 percent from a revised 8.2 percent in February, Rome-based national statistics institute Istat said in a...

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Former Texas Representative “Jim” Solis Admits to Role in Limas Extortion Scheme

Former Texas Representative “Jim” Solis Admits to Role in Limas Extortion Scheme

Former Texas representative Jose Santiago “Jim” Solis, has been convicted of aiding and abetting the extortion by former state district judge Abel Corral Limas, United States Attorney José Angel Moreno announced today. At...

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UPDATE: Explosive Barges In Place

UPDATE: Explosive Barges In Place

The explosive packed vessel that could destroy part of the Birds Point Levee in Mississippi County, Missouri is in place. That barge was moved from Hickman, Kentucky. The Army Corps of Engineers plans...

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Greenpeace marine radiation monitoring blocked by Japanese government

Greenpeace marine radiation monitoring blocked by Japanese government

The Japanese Government has refused to grant Greenpeace permission to carry out independent radiation monitoring within the country’s 12 mile territorial waters, approving only a much more limited programme further out to sea....

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HSBC under fire over leading role in land deals for Mubarak regime

HSBC under fire over leading role in land deals for Mubarak regime

Bank secured more than £450m for property developers now facing corruption charges. HSBC faces accusations that it helped to enrich senior Egyptian political and business figures now at the centre of corruption investigations....

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UPDATE:Feds investigating New Mexico plane crash into lake

UPDATE:Feds investigating New Mexico plane crash into lake

Investigators have released more information of a New Mexico airplane crash with Idaho ties that has the Drug Enforcement Administration involved. On Sunday, a small Cessna registered to a Caldwell crashed into Heron...

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Ubuntu 11.04 ‘Natty Narwhal’ Release

Ubuntu 11.04 ‘Natty Narwhal’ Release

What’s new in Ubuntu 11.04? from Canonical Design on Vimeo.   >> Ubuntu

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29. 04. 2011
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PepsiCo Social Vending [social engineering]

PepsiCo Social Vending [social engineering]

  >> TECCA

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29. 04. 2011
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McDonald’s April 19 Hiring Push Lands 62,000 Employees[Serfs]

McDonald’s April 19 Hiring Push Lands 62,000 Employees[Serfs]

McDonald’s Corp.’s (MCD) has hired 62,000 full- and part-time employees in conjunction with what it called National Hiring  Day on April 19. She says the company received about 1,000,000 applicants as part of...

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Spanish Unemployment Rate Rises to More Than 21% as Inflation Accelerates

Spanish Unemployment Rate Rises to More Than 21% as Inflation Accelerates

Spanish unemployment, the highest in Europe, rose more than expected as inflation accelerated and retail sales plunged, undermining the nation’s recovery from its worst recession in six decades. Joblessness rose to 21.3 percent...

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28. 04. 2011
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Convicted RFK assassin says girl manipulated him

Convicted RFK assassin says girl manipulated him

Convicted assassin Sirhan Sirhan was manipulated by a seductive girl in a mind control plot to shoot Sen. Robert F. Kennedy, and his bullets did not kill the presidential candidate, lawyers for Sirhan...

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Strontium-89 from Japan found in Big Island milk

Strontium-89 from Japan found in Big Island milk

The state Health Department confirmed that strontium-89 from Japan’s nuclear release was detected in Big Island dairy milk after a nationwide high level of cesium also was found in the same April 4...

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28. 04. 2011
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DARPA Caterpillar Robotics

DARPA Caterpillar Robotics

The GoQBot is a soft-bodied silicone robot that’s four inches long and has actuators made of shape-memory alloy coils. This allows it to have a push-off time of less than 250 milliseconds, which...

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Missouri county starts evacuations as Corps decides levee fate

Missouri county starts evacuations as Corps decides levee fate

A rural Missouri county was evacuating residents on Wednesday from a 130,000-acre area that will be flooded if the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers decides to blow up a Mississippi River levee. The...

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27. 04. 2011
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Drug Cartels In Mexico And Colombia Allegedly Supplied With Weapons From Honduran Military

Drug Cartels In Mexico And Colombia Allegedly Supplied With Weapons From Honduran Military

Gun stores on the U.S.-Mexico border have recently been criticized for their firearms ending up in the hands of drug cartels. However, a 2008 diplomatic cable obtained by Wikileaks draws light on another...

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Saudi Arabia detains bloggers over protest

Saudi Arabia detains bloggers over protest

Authorities in Saudi Arabia have detained two Shi’ite bloggers this week for taking part in demonstrations in the country’s oil-producing Eastern Province, a Shi’ite website and activists said on Wednesday. Shi’ite website, www.rasid.com,...

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Microsoft issues phishing alert for Xbox Live

Microsoft issues phishing alert for Xbox Live

Now Microsoft is experiencing its own online problems.Modern Warfare 2 is suffering phishing attacks, it seems. Microsoft today issued a Service Alert for Xbox Live to warn users of a security risk. The...

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Cocaine-Laden Plane Came from Ariz.

Cocaine-Laden Plane Came from Ariz.

Update Investigators have determined that the cocaine-loaded plane that crashed in northern New Mexico’s Heron Lake came from the Prescott, Ariz., area. Lynn Lunsford, a spokesman for the Federal Aviation Administration, said the...

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William S. Burroughs On Trial for Corrupting Turkish Morals

William S. Burroughs On Trial for Corrupting Turkish Morals

William S. Burroughs died in 1997, but he’s still causing trouble. The Turkish Prime Minister’s Council for Protecting Minors from Explicit Publications has accused Burroughs of “incompliance with moral norms” and “hurting people’s...

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Robot Wars

Robot Wars

  >> SBS Dateline

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Great Central U.S. ShakeOut

Great Central U.S. ShakeOut

2011 Great Central U.S. ShakeOut on April 28 at 10:15 a.m.! >> shakeout.org Phantom Report: New Madrid Seismic Zone

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New Heat Pump Could Last 10,000 Years

New Heat Pump Could Last 10,000 Years

The new heat pump consists of many miniature heat pumps as small as one cubic millimeter. To heat a house one needs several thousand of them. They are put together into larger units...

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Kroger Affirms Forecast, Sees Grocery Prices Hikes

Kroger Affirms Forecast, Sees Grocery Prices Hikes

Kroger Co. says grocery prices are rising slightly, and it is passing along those hikes, but it may benefit from fuel prices going up because the discounts it offers on gasoline could attract...

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Camera surveillance which use artificial intelligence to determine human activity

Camera surveillance which use artificial intelligence to determine human activity

A Swedish company in the field of security has developed a new software for camera surveillance which use artificial intelligence to determine the pattern of human activity based on parameters derived from video...

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26. 04. 2011
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Food vs rent & Food Security

Food vs rent & Food Security

Food Security: New Threats, New Approaches In a press briefing last week, Robert Zoellick, president of the World Bank, cautioned that the world’s poor were “one shock away from a full-blown crisis” when...

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US Dollar, Japan S&P Rating, Yen

US Dollar, Japan S&P Rating, Yen

Japan Debt Outlook Cut to Negative by S&P on Reconstruction Japan’s sovereign-rating outlook was cut to “negative” by Standard & Poor’s as the nation’s reconstruction needs following last month’s earthquake will likely add...

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Why Gas Prices Are Nearing Records, When Crude Oil Prices Aren’t

Why Gas Prices Are Nearing Records, When Crude Oil Prices Aren’t

The price of gas is very near its record high of $4.11 a gallon, set in August 2008. We’re only 7% below that record.Yet the price of crude oil, while high, isn’t anywhere...

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File photo of the inside of reactor No. 4 at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant in Fukushima Prefecture

Robots Enter Crippled Japanese Reactor For First Time

  After pushing their way through the outer doors of reactor buildings Unit 1 and Unit 3 the PackBot pair collected and analyzed air samples. The news was not good. Radiation levels were...

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MIT researchers use genetically modified virus to produce structures that improve solar-cell efficiency by nearly one-third.

MIT researchers use genetically modified virus to produce structures that improve solar-cell efficiency by nearly one-third.

Researchers at MIT have found a way to make significant improvements to the power-conversion efficiency of solar cells by enlisting the services of tiny viruses to perform detailed assembly work at the microscopic...

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26. 04. 2011
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CIA’s Panetta Held Secret Talks on Syria in Ankara

CIA’s Panetta Held Secret Talks on Syria in Ankara

U.S. Central Intelligence Agency chief Leon Panetta spent five days in the Turkish capital at the end of March discussing regional tensions as Syria became the latest Mideast country to erupt in protests,...

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Activists claim UK spy Trojan sold to Egyptian police

Activists claim UK spy Trojan sold to Egyptian police

Allegations have resurfaced that a UK company sold a computer surveillance Trojan to the Egyptian police to monitor dissidents during recent unrest. In March, news emerged that an activist, Mostafa Hussein, had discovered...

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25. 04. 2011
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Napolitano recruits at UC Berkeley for cyber techs

Napolitano recruits at UC Berkeley for cyber techs

Napolitano said the U.S. government and industry need to move toward an automated response to cyber attacks that will reduce the time needed to react to a crisis. Part of that is a...

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25. 04. 2011
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NSA to Build Massive Supercomputing Datacenter

NSA to Build Massive Supercomputing Datacenter

A recent article in Information Week reports that the US National Security Agency (NSA) is designing what may be the largest HPC [ high performance computing] center every built. The new facility is...

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Raytheon developing small scale drone-fired weapon

Raytheon developing small scale drone-fired weapon

It’s less than 2 feet long and 4 inches around.But Raytheon is designing its smallest air-launched weapon – the Small Tactical Munition – to help unmanned aircraft deliver a big punch. Tucson-based Raytheon...

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USDA Raises Beef, Vegetable Price Forecasts

USDA Raises Beef, Vegetable Price Forecasts

The forecast for overall food-price inflation held steady at 3% to 4%, the U.S. Department of Agriculture said in its monthly analysis of the federal government’s consumer-price index for food, which tracks retail...

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TEPCO Reveals Radiation Map

TEPCO Reveals Radiation Map

Radioactive debris are spread across the grounds of the crippled Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant (FDI), in an area larger than New York City’s Central Park… The map shows some 150 highly radioactive...

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One Eye on the Future: Iris Scanners Are Coming

One Eye on the Future: Iris Scanners Are Coming

We fidgeted while the guy at the security desk peered at our driver’s licenses, up at us, and back at our licenses. As we strolled through the security gates, Matthew laughed. “An eye...

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Fast Start for World’s Biggest Biometrics ID Project

Fast Start for World’s Biggest Biometrics ID Project

A program aiming to provide biometric IDs to all Indians has begun with a few million rural residents. This woman from a village near Bangalore is having her fingerprints and irises scanned and...

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Car sales in Latin America skyrocket

Car sales in Latin America skyrocket

Vehicle sales growth in China, now the world’s No. 1 car market, is grabbing headlines. But Latin American countries including Brazil, Peru, Argentina  and Colombia  also are seeing car sales skyrocket. A rapidly...

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25. 04. 2011
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Retinal prosthetics may one day allow humans to see in ultraviolet and infrared

Retinal prosthetics may one day allow humans to see in ultraviolet and infrared

Even if resolution is low, the prosthesis could allow users to experience the visual world in wavelengths beyond those perceptible to normal-sighted humans. For example the eye absorbs ultraviolet light before it reaches...

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25. 04. 2011
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Libyan, Once a Detainee[Guantánamo Bay prison], Is Now a U.S. Ally of Sorts

Libyan, Once a Detainee[Guantánamo Bay prison], Is Now a U.S. Ally of Sorts

For more than five years, Abu Sufian Ibrahim Ahmed Hamuda bin Qumu was a prisoner at the Guantánamo Bay prison, judged “a probable member of Al Qaeda” by the analysts there. They concluded...

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25. 04. 2011
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Silver Shoots To Record With Gold As Dollar Falls

Silver Shoots To Record With Gold As Dollar Falls

The most actively traded silver contract, for May delivery, touched a record $49.820 a troy ounce and was recently up 4.2% or $1.956, at $48.015 per troy ounce. The thinly traded nearby April...

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Small plane full of cocaine crashes in New Mexico lake

Small plane full of cocaine crashes in New Mexico lake

A small planed loaded with bundles of cocaine crashed into a lake in northern New Mexico on Sunday morning, apparently killing all on board, according to the New Mexico State Police. Police Lieutenant...

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24. 04. 2011
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Libyan rebel oil production down for 4 more weeks

Libyan rebel oil production down for 4 more weeks

Libyan rebels fighting Moammar Gadhafi won’t be able to produce more crude oil for at least another four weeks and are taking steps to conserve precious supplies of fuel and money, said the...

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24. 04. 2011
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Walmart psyops program to influence shoppers

Walmart psyops program to influence shoppers

On April 18th, 2011, Walmart quietly acquired Kosmix Corp, a company that analyzes, dissects, and searches online social data, for example Facebook. It then takes this data, and as they put it, “personalizes”...

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23. 04. 2011
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Insects to Machines

Insects to Machines

  >>Cornell Edu

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23. 04. 2011
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DARPA test finds running electrical currents through scalp improves video game skills

DARPA test finds running electrical currents through scalp improves video game skills

In a study funded by the US Defense Advanced Research Project Agency (DARPA), scientists at the University of New Mexico hooked subjects up to electrical currents which were generated through sponges attached to...

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23. 04. 2011
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FBI to investigate 9/11 responders for terrorism

FBI to investigate 9/11 responders for terrorism

A provision in a new draft of the 9/11 healthcare bill will force the FBI to investigate tens of thousands of cops, firefighters, construction workers and others for ties to terrorism by comparing...

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22. 04. 2011
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Friendly Robot for Industrial Dual-arm Assembly[FRIDA]

Friendly Robot for Industrial Dual-arm Assembly[FRIDA]

  >> MSNBC Phantom Report: In time, FRIDA will be coupled with a M3M .50 caliber machine gun

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22. 04. 2011
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Windows 8 To Use Kinect-Like Facial Recognition

Windows 8 To Use Kinect-Like Facial Recognition

Hackers poring through the leaked Windows 8 M1 build have found some interesting evidence suggesting that Microsoft’s next OS may automatically recognize its users, a la Kinect. An API relating to “Detect[ing] human...

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21. 04. 2011
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U.S. warns radiation near crippled plant could exceed upper limit

The United States has warned that radiation levels could exceed the upper limit on annual exposure set by the Japanese government in extensive areas around the crippled Fukushima No. 1 Nuclear Power Plant....

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Decline of the dollar. Rise of the foreign currency.

Decline of the dollar. Rise of the foreign currency.

He [Buffett] flew to South Korea for a factory opening and called the country a “hunting ground” for investments. He also pronounced post-earthquake Japan “a buying opportunity,” and then traveled on to India,...

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London trader faces Interpol over Greek debt email

London trader faces Interpol over Greek debt email

The Greek authorities have asked Interpol to question a London trader over an email he sent which talked of the high chance of a Greek default. The email, published in a Greek newspaper,...

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Pentagon: Robot War Over Libya Begins in 3… 2… 1…

Pentagon: Robot War Over Libya Begins in 3… 2… 1…

Thursday marks the end of the end of U.S. strike missions in Libya. In a press conference, Gates and Gen. James Cartwright, the vice chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, announced that...

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Warfighting lab experiments with robotic trucks

Warfighting lab experiments with robotic trucks

The Marine Corps Warfighting Laboratory is pushing forward with development of at least two unmanned ground vehicles, including a 7-ton truck that would cut down on the number of Marines outside the wire...

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Radioactive iodine found in breast milk of Japanese mothers

Radioactive iodine found in breast milk of Japanese mothers

The radiation contamination came to light after tests were conducted on breast milk samples taken from nine women living northeast or east of Tokyo. Four of these women were found to be contaminated,...

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Epidemiologist, Dr. Steven Wing, Discusses Global Radiation Exposures and Consequences with Gundersen

Epidemiologist, Dr. Steven Wing, Discusses Global Radiation Exposures and Consequences with Gundersen

Epidemiologist, Dr. Steven Wing, Discusses Global Radiation Exposures and Consequences with Gundersen from Fairewinds Associates on Vimeo.   >> Fairewinds Associates Phantom Report: FYI. Two reputable scientist discussing radiation exposure facts.

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Prenatal pesticide exposure linked with lower IQ

Prenatal pesticide exposure linked with lower IQ

Babies exposed to pesticides before birth may have significantly lower intelligence scores by age 7 than children who were not exposed In one study, a team at the University of California Berkeley found...

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Japan nuclear evacuation ring will be no-go zone

Japan nuclear evacuation ring will be no-go zone

Japan Thursday said it would ban people entering the 20 km (12 mile) evacuation zone around the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant north of Tokyo, weeks after the tsunami-wrecked facility began leaking radiation. We...

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Dollar hits 3-yr low; gold, Asian stocks march on

Dollar hits 3-yr low; gold, Asian stocks march on

The U.S. dollar slid to a 3-year low against a basket of major currencies and Asian stocks jumped to a 3-year high on Thursday. Dim prospects of the Fed raising interest rates anytime...

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Drone program spreads to South America

Drone program spreads to South America

Countries throughout the Americas are deploying drones as a high-tech answer to tackling drugs, gang violence, and activities such as illegal logging. From Canada toBrazill, at least 11 nations are flying UAVs over...

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Government warned senior bankers are entitled to massive pay-offs

Government warned senior bankers are entitled to massive pay-offs

The Irish taxpayer will be forced to pay millions more to the bankers who brought the country down if the government tries to force them out of work. Senior bank executives at Bank...

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British navy ships on way to Cyprus for military exercise

British navy ships on way to Cyprus for military exercise

Bases deny that the marines on board are to mount ground attack on Libya THE THREE British navy ships carrying hundreds of Royal Marines to Cyprus for training are in no way linked...

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Oak Ridge National Lab shuts down Internet, email after cyberattack

Oak Ridge National Lab shuts down Internet, email after cyberattack

The Oak Ridge National Laboratory, home to one of the world’s most powerful supercomputers , has been forced to shut down its email systems and all Internet access for employees since late last...

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I-Phone the global panopticon app

I-Phone the global panopticon app

Scan your face in 3D with your iPhone The app, dubbed Trimensional, was created by Grant Schindler, a computer scientist at the Georgia Institute of Technology. It uses the iPhone’s screen to project...

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Coming Soon From the Air Force: Mind-Reading Drones

Coming Soon From the Air Force: Mind-Reading Drones

It all starts with a solution for a legitimate problem. It’s dangerous to fly and land drones at busy terminals. Manned airplanes can collide with drones, which may not be able to make...

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19. 04. 2011
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New Army Aviation Brigade Combines Manned and Unmanned Aircraft

New Army Aviation Brigade Combines Manned and Unmanned Aircraft

The Army this year, for the first time, will organize manned and unmanned aircraft in the same unit, under a single aviation commander. The new brigade will feature an entire company of Grey...

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Scientists seek to implant embryos with genetic material from three parents

Scientists seek to implant embryos with genetic material from three parents

Leading research organisations and patient groups are asking the government to change the law to allow scientists to implant into women embryos that have genetic material from three different parents. The procedure has...

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Federal Biometric ID Cards Get Iris Scan Option

Federal Biometric ID Cards Get Iris Scan Option

Biometric ID cards being developed for federal employees and contractors may include iris scanning in addition to fingerprinting, according to updated specifications released by the federal organization for IT standards. A new draft...

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Morgan Stanley fund fails to repay debt on Tokyo property

Morgan Stanley fund fails to repay debt on Tokyo property

A Morgan Stanley property fund failed to make $3.3 billion in debt payments by a deadline on Friday, handing over the keys to a central Tokyo office building to Blackstone (BX.N) and other...

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CIA declassifies WWI-era secret documents

CIA declassifies WWI-era secret documents

The CIA lifted the lid on one corner of the cloak and dagger world of World War I, declassifying six of the oldest secret documents in the U.S. government archives, the agency announced...

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Belarus Scraps Bank Currency Restrictions In Devaluation

Belarus Scraps Bank Currency Restrictions In Devaluation

Belarus lifted key currency restrictions Tuesday, effectively devaluing its ruble, as authoritarian leader Alexander Lukashenko seeks loans from Russia to shore up foreign reserves and avert a financial meltdown. Belarus banks will be...

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UK/French to send military advisors to Benghazi in Libya

UK/French to send military advisors to Benghazi in Libya

Britain said on Tuesday it would send experienced military officers to bolster its diplomatic team in the eastern Libyan city of Benghazi. “These additional personnel will enable the UK to build on the...

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18. 04. 2011
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The Mountain

The Mountain

  The Mountain from TSO Photography on Vimeo.

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Secret memos expose link between oil firms and invasion of Iraq

Plans to exploit Iraq’s oil reserves were discussed by government ministers and the world’s largest oil companies the year before Britain took a leading role in invading Iraq, government documents show. The papers,...

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China stealth fighter “appears” to have made second flight

China stealth fighter “appears” to have made second flight

China appears to have staged a second test-flight of a new stealth fighter jet, a state-owned newspaper said on Tuesday, which if true could be another step toward narrowing the military gap with...

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Yahoo plans to keep search records for 18 months

Yahoo plans to keep search records for 18 months

Yahoo plans to extend the amount of time it retains records on what its users search for online, less than two and a half years after breaking from the other big Internet search...

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Human Skin Grown In a Robot-Controlled German Skin Factory in operation

Human Skin Grown In a Robot-Controlled German Skin Factory in operation

Back in 2009, we told you about the skin factory concept at the Fraunhofer Institute for Interfacial Engineering and Biotechnology, where scientists hoped to mass-produce skin at low cost for clinical testing and...

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EU awaits UN approval for deployment of ground troops

EU awaits UN approval for deployment of ground troops

The EU has drawn up a “concept of operations” for the deployment of military forces in Libya, but needs UN approval for what would be the riskiest and most controversial mission undertaken by...

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Questions Raised on Purchases of Tokyo Electric Power Shares

Questions Raised on Purchases of Tokyo Electric Power Shares

Japanese regulators and executives of the Tokyo Electric Power Company are asking questions about a seemingly coordinated series of stock purchases two weeks ago that led to an undisclosed buyer or buyers acquiring...

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Syrian Hologram Propaganda

Syrian Hologram Propaganda

Syria officer assassinated over unwillingness to open fire at protesters Syrian opposition websites say assassination is part of a new Assad regime policy aiming to get rid of military officials who show sympathy...

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Global cyber-spying

Global cyber-spying

Leaked US cables finger Chinese army hackers for cyber-spying Leaked US diplomatic cables have provided some of the first hard evidence that the US is engaged in a heated cyberespionage battle with China,...

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Belarussian Leader Hints at Devaluation

Belarussian Leader Hints at Devaluation

Belarussians scrambled to convert their local currency into U.S. dollars Sunday after President Alexander Lukashenko hinted that the Belarussian ruble could be devalued in coming days as Russia stalled on granting much-needed loans....

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Lighter-than-air UAV ready for testing

Lighter-than-air UAV ready for testing

A U.S. developer of lighter-than-air unmanned aerial vehicles will conduct flight testing of its Argus One vehicle at a U.S. Army proving ground. For the tests, slated for a two-week period early in...

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Robots Find High Radiation as Tepco Lays Out Plan to End Crisis

Robots Find High Radiation as Tepco Lays Out Plan to End Crisis

Robots sent into two buildings at Japan’s crippled Fukushima Dai-Ichi nuclear station detected radiation still too toxic for humans as the plant operator set out a plan to end the crisis in six...

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Corporations make big money out of wars US is losing

Corporations make big money out of wars US is losing

  “The stock price of these defense contractors has quadrupled since the war began and they do not give a damn how many Afghans are killed or even how many Americans are killed.”...

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Euroskeptic [ Banker skeptic] parties make gains in Finland vote

Euroskeptic [ Banker skeptic] parties make gains in Finland vote

The anti-immigration and staunchly euroskeptic True Finns don’t see why Finland should rescue Europe’s “squanderers,” while the Social Democrats have called for changes to how they are funded. The outcome means conservative leader...

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17. 04. 2011
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Water wars? Thirsty, energy-short China stirs fear

Water wars? Thirsty, energy-short China stirs fear

On the eight great Tibetan rivers alone, almost 20 dams have been built or are under construction while some 40 more are planned or proposed. China is hardly alone in disrupting the region’s...

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Strawberry harvesting robot

Strawberry harvesting robot

  Phantom Report: Eerie. 24/7 Robotic Agriculture = decline of the human population

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China’s yuan nearly “freely usable”

China’s yuan nearly “freely usable”

The most widely used emerging market currencies should be considered for the basket, Yi Gang, deputy governor of the People’s Bank of China told reporters. China’s yuan is close to being a freely...

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Google Funds Artificial Intelligence Research to Teach Computers Regret

Google Funds Artificial Intelligence Research to Teach Computers Regret

Prof. Mansour and other researchers in the department are working on algorithms that would allow computers to learn from their past failures or mistakes in an effort to make smarter predictions in the...

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Lockheed Martin developing ninja robots

Lockheed Martin developing ninja robots

“The main goal of this research is to enable robots to perform military missions more effectively,” said Brian Satterfield, lead engineer on the project at Lockheed. “Approaching a location of interest without alerting...

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Radioactivity rises again in sea near No.2 reactor

Radioactivity rises again in sea near No.2 reactor

The operator of the crippled Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant says levels of radioactive substances in seawater have risen again near the water intake of its No.2 reactor. The Tokyo Electric Power Company,...

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Chemicals Were Injected Into Wells

Chemicals Were Injected Into Wells

Oil and gas companies injected hundreds of millions of gallons of hazardous or carcinogenic chemicals into wells in more than 13 states from 2005 to 2009, according to an investigation by Congressional Democrats....

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Hydrocarbons Could Form Deep In the Earth From Methane, Not Animal Remains

Hydrocarbons Could Form Deep In the Earth From Methane, Not Animal Remains

A new study demonstrates how high hydrocarbons could be formed from methane deep within the Earth, aside from the compression and heating of ancient animal remains over the eons. Fused-methane oil would be...

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15. 04. 2011
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US Meat and Poultry Is Widely Contaminated With Drug-Resistant Staph Bacteria

US Meat and Poultry Is Widely Contaminated With Drug-Resistant Staph Bacteria

Researchers collected and analyzed 136 samples — covering 80 brands — of beef, chicken, pork and turkey from 26 retail grocery stores in five U.S. cities: Los Angeles, Chicago, Fort Lauderdale, Flagstaff and...

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Robotic Warfare Draws Closer as Robot Jet Fighter Passes Two More Flight Tests

Robotic Warfare Draws Closer as Robot Jet Fighter Passes Two More Flight Tests

  Built by Northrop Grumman, the X-47B is the Navy’s newest UAV, and the first true robotic fighter in existence. Unlike the Predator and Reaper drones currently in operation in the skies of...

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Flight CASA CN-235 tail nr N196D wkg Santa Maria OAC 14 April 2011

Flight CASA CN-235 tail nr N196D wkg Santa Maria OAC 14 April 2011

Listen!   Suspicious CIA flight CASA CN-235 tail nr N196D wkg 05598.0 kHz Santa Maria OAC 14 April 2011 23:37 UTC with a position report: waypoint NAVIX 23:34 UTC waypoint ASGAM 00:10 UTC...

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Crusher (CMU’s military Unmanned Ground Vehicle)

Crusher (CMU’s military Unmanned Ground Vehicle)

The Crusher is an autonomous, unmanned off-road vehicle that takes after a tank more than most of these other more biologically-inclined robots. Developed at Carnegie Mellon, it weighs 6.4 tons and packs plenty...

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Experts: Store blood cells from Japan nuke workers

Experts: Store blood cells from Japan nuke workers

Workers at Japan’s troubled nuclear plant should store blood cells now in case they need them later as treatment for radiation overdose, some Japanese experts suggest. So they suggest that the plant’s workers...

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