31. 07. 2011
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Dragonfly drones and cyborg moths: Tiny flying robots set to be the future of spying and rescue missions

Dragonfly drones and cyborg moths: Tiny flying robots set to be the future of spying and rescue missions

The next generation of military robots is set to be based on designs inspired by the insect world.The dragonfly drones and cyborg moths, with in-built micro-cameras, could revolutionise spying missions and rescue operations.The...

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31. 07. 2011
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Outsourced: Clinical trials overseas

Outsourced: Clinical trials overseas

US pharmaceutical companies have moved their operations overseas over the course of the past decade. Instead of testing trial medicines on Americans, more and more of these tests are being carried out on...

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31. 07. 2011
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In Belarus, Just Being Can Prompt an Arrest

In Belarus, Just Being Can Prompt an Arrest

Iron-fisted authorities in Belarus have responded to a burst of creative modes of protest by young protesters with a rather surreal innovation of their own: a law that prohibits people from standing together...

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31. 07. 2011
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China: Unrest in Kashgar, Xinjiang, leaves 15 dead

China: Unrest in Kashgar, Xinjiang, leaves 15 dead

The violence began on Saturday when two men killed a truck driver, then drove his lorry into pedestrians and attacked them with knives, killing six. One of the attackers also died. On Sunday...

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30. 07. 2011
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IARPA’s “Finder” Is Like Facial Recognition For Backgrounds

IARPA’s “Finder” Is Like Facial Recognition For Backgrounds

When your friends show you a picture, what are the chances that you can guess where they were? If it’s around your town, you might be able to figure it out pretty well,...

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30. 07. 2011
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Pakistani troops aid Bahrain’s crackdown

Pakistani troops aid Bahrain’s crackdown

In the following two months, on the back of visits to Islamabad by senior Saudi and Bahraini officials, sources say at least 2,500 former servicemen were recruited by Bahrainis and brought to Manama,...

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29. 07. 2011
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Japan widens ban on radioactive beef to Miyagi Prefecture

Japan widens ban on radioactive beef to Miyagi Prefecture

Japan widened a ban on beef shipments to a second tsunami-hit region on Thursday, citing elevated radiation levels in the meat of animals because of the ongoing Fukushima nuclear crisis. Almost 3,000 cattle...

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29. 07. 2011
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Australia farmer sues neighbours over GM crops

Australia farmer sues neighbours over GM crops

An Australian farmer on Thursday launched legal action against his neighbour after genetically modified canola blew onto his farm, prompting authorities to strip him of his organic licence. Believed to be Australia’s first...

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29. 07. 2011
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Army Corps Agrees to Pay Whistle-Blower $970K In Iraq Case

Army Corps Agrees to Pay Whistle-Blower $970K In Iraq Case

The dispute is rooted in the frenetic days leading up to the invasion of Iraq in 2003, and in a project that came to symbolize the high costs and poor oversight of Iraqi...

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29. 07. 2011
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Recovery, what recovery?

Recovery, what recovery?

The so-called economic “recovery” since mid-2009 was chiefly hype, a veneer of good news to disguise and minimise the awful underlying economic realities. The few (large corporations and the rich) who bear much...

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28. 07. 2011
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Defense Russia’s Arctic force may include paratroopers

Defense Russia’s Arctic force may include paratroopers

Units of the Russian Airborne Troops may be deployed in the Arctic as part of a permanent multi-branch contingent in the region, the Airborne Troops chief of staff said on Thursday. Lt. Gen....

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28. 07. 2011
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UK’s plan to ‘anonymise’ DNA

UK’s plan to ‘anonymise’ DNA

One of its key features of the Protection of Freedoms Bill, we were assured by Nick Clegg in January, would be an end to the “indefinite storage of innocent people’s DNA”. That seemed...

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28. 07. 2011
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Apple’s iOS facial recognition could lead to Kinect-like interaction

Apple’s iOS facial recognition could lead to Kinect-like interaction

The unearthed APIs are described as “highly sophisticated,” and can determine where a user’s mouth, and left and right eyes are located, as well as process images taken by the iPhone for face...

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27. 07. 2011
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MARC FABER: The Debt Fight Is Meaningless, As Governments March Toward Hyperinflation

MARC FABER: The Debt Fight Is Meaningless, As Governments March Toward Hyperinflation

Marc Faber tells King World News: “Yes, I’m sure there will be an agreement, but it doesn’t solve the fundamental problem of excessive debt and of further, very substantial deficits.    They’ll iron out...

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27. 07. 2011
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Now France is being dragged into global financial crisis as credit rating could be cut

Now France is being dragged into global financial crisis as credit rating could be cut

France was dragged into the global financial crisis last night with warnings it could be stripped of its top-notch credit rating without ‘more efforts’ to tackle its debts. The International Monetary Fund told...

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27. 07. 2011
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A sinister cyber-surveillance scheme exposed

A sinister cyber-surveillance scheme exposed

When President Eisenhower left office in 1960, he provided the American people with a warning. “In the councils of government, we must guard against the acquisition of unwarranted influence, whether sought or unsought,...

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27. 07. 2011
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Rural US disappearing? Population share hits low

Rural US disappearing? Population share hits low

Rural America now accounts for just 16 percent of the nation’s population, the lowest ever. The latest 2010 census numbers hint at an emerging America where, by midcentury, city boundaries become indistinct and...

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27. 07. 2011
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In Secret, Senate Panel May Re-Up Vast Surveillance Dragnet

In Secret, Senate Panel May Re-Up Vast Surveillance Dragnet

Most of Congress is busy debating whether to raise the debt ceiling. But starting Thursday, Danger Room is hearing, a group of Senators meeting behind closed doors may consider renewing a controversial law...

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27. 07. 2011
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Document suggests government estimated 1,600 Fukushima workers exposed to radiation

Document suggests government estimated 1,600 Fukushima workers exposed to radiation

The Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry estimated that approximately 1,600 workers partaking in efforts to rein in the disaster at the Fukushima No. 1 Nuclear Power Plant will be exposed to over...

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27. 07. 2011
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Iranian scientist’s death ‘probably the work of western security agencies’

Iranian scientist’s death ‘probably the work of western security agencies’

Western security agencies [CIA/Mossad] were most probably behind the killing of an Iranian scientist, analysts have said. Darioush Rezaeinejad, 35, was shot dead by gunmen in eastern Tehran on Saturday, the third murder...

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26. 07. 2011
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NSA Lawyer Questioned Over Cellphone Location Tracking of Americans

NSA Lawyer Questioned Over Cellphone Location Tracking of Americans

Is the government using cellular data to track Americans as they move around the U.S.? According to the general counsel of the National Security Agency, it may have that authority. Matthew Olsen, who...

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26. 07. 2011
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African land grab threatens food security: study

African land grab threatens food security: study

The trend is accelerating as wealthier countries in the Middle East and Asia, particularly China, seek new land to plant crops, lacking enough fertile ground to meet their own food needs, Washington DC-based...

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26. 07. 2011
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DHS Fears a Modified Stuxnet Could Attack U.S. Infrastructure

DHS Fears a Modified Stuxnet Could Attack U.S. Infrastructure

One year after the discovery of a sophisticated worm that was used to attack centrifuges in Iran’s nuclear program, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security told Congress it fears the same attack could...

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26. 07. 2011
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US to continue spy flights after jets ‘pursued’ by China over Taiwan

US to continue spy flights after jets ‘pursued’ by China over Taiwan

Washington on Tuesday insisted it would continue spy flights over the Taiwan Strait after Chinese jets reportedly chased a US reconnaissance plane into Taiwanese airspace. Adm Mike Mullen, the top US military official,...

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25. 07. 2011
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Police forces come together to create new regional surveillance units

Police forces come together to create new regional surveillance units

Britain’s police forces are forming regional surveillance units with the power to carry out covert and intrusive investigations. Detectives believe the groups will make it easier for the authorities to bug computers, break...

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25. 07. 2011
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U.S. veteran says he can locate Agent Orange burial site

U.S. veteran says he can locate Agent Orange burial site

Steve House, a U.S. veteran who claims he was ordered to bury Agent Orange at a U.S. military base in South Korea over three decades ago, said Monday he could locate the exact...

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25. 07. 2011
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Boeing’s Millennium Falcon Floats Using Nazi Technology

Boeing’s Millennium Falcon Floats Using Nazi Technology

Boeing is working on a new flat plane that would be able to take off and land vertically using dozens of new pulse jets they call Pulse-Ejector-Thrust-Augmentors. Of course, these things were originally...

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25. 07. 2011
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Astronomers find largest water reservoir ever, 12 billion years in the past

Astronomers find largest water reservoir ever, 12 billion years in the past

Using a pair of sub-millimeter wavelength telescopes, two teams of astronomers have discovered the largest reservoir of water ever found in the Universe. The water-containing cloud was found near quasar APM 08279+5255, some...

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25. 07. 2011
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US money ‘being funnelled to the Taliban’

US money ‘being funnelled to the Taliban’

Half the main freight companies ferrying food, fuel and building materials to American troops were involved in a “criminal enterprise or support for the enemy” it suggests. Details of the military-led investigation followed...

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