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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24. 07. 2011
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Japanese radiation 7/19/2011:Arnie Gundersen

Japanese radiation 7/19/2011:Arnie Gundersen

  >> Wikipedia: Black rain, a term used by survivors of the atomic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki to describe the nuclear fallout from the bombs, which initially occurred in the form of...

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24. 07. 2011
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Company develops handheld device that police can use to detect excreted drugs

Company develops handheld device that police can use to detect excreted drugs

Paul Yates from Intelligent Fingerprinting, a company spun out from the University of East Anglia in Norwich, and colleagues, have developed a handheld device that police can use to detect breakdown products from...

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24. 07. 2011
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Greece urges citizens to repatriate money held in foreign bank

Greece urges citizens to repatriate money held in foreign bank

After securing a second rescue package to prop up its debt-stricken economy, Greece has implored its citizens to honour the agreement by repatriating cash whisked abroad during the crisis. Appealing to businessmen, shipowners...

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23. 07. 2011
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Caltech Researchers Create the First Artificial Neural Network Out of DNA

Caltech Researchers Create the First Artificial Neural Network Out of DNA

The researchers are the first to have made an artificial neural network out of DNA, creating a circuit of interacting molecules that can recall memories based on incomplete patterns, just as a brain...

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23. 07. 2011
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Air Force Special Forces seek stealth robot jeep

Air Force Special Forces seek stealth robot jeep

U.S. Special Forces soldiers may soon trust their lives to a stealth robot jeep that can autonomously carry them to their target and back, through mountainous terrain under the cover of nightfall, without...

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23. 07. 2011
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Over 1,300 cattle suspected of radiation contamination shipped

Over 1,300 cattle suspected of radiation contamination shipped

A total of 1,349 cattle suspected of being fed rice straw containing radioactive cesium have been shipped to 45 of Japan’s 47 prefectures, a Kyodo News tally showed Wednesday. On Wednesday, prefectural surveys...

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23. 07. 2011
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Update: Iran accuses Israel and US of assassinating scientist

Update: Iran accuses Israel and US of assassinating scientist

Darioush Rezainejad’s death at the hands of motorcycle-riding gunmen prompted speculation that a violent and covert campaign to slow Iran’s development of nuclear materials was again underway. The 35-year old scientist was shot...

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23. 07. 2011
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Saudi Arabia’s new law would make political dissent a crime

Saudi Arabia’s new law would make political dissent a crime

The Saudi authorities have drafted new anti-terrorism legislation that makes political dissent a criminal offence and would enable the government to jail anyone who questioned the integrity of the King or Crown Prince...

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23. 07. 2011
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German cover-up furore after file on Nazi is deleted

German cover-up furore after file on Nazi is deleted

Germany’s intelligence service has been rocked by revelations that its staff mysteriously destroyed a 500-page file on Alois Brunner, one of the world’s most wanted Nazi war criminals, amid suspicions that he worked...

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23. 07. 2011
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New facial recognition scanners to be introduced at Heathrow

New facial recognition scanners to be introduced at Heathrow

Passengers going through terminals one and five at Heathrow will have their faces scanned from September before they board their planes, airport operator BAA has announced. Travellers will be enrolled into a facial...

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23. 07. 2011
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150 human animal hybrids secretly grown in UK labs

150 human animal hybrids secretly grown in UK labs

Figures seen by the Daily Mail show that 155 ‘admixed’ embryos, containing both human and animal genetic material, have been created since the introduction of the 2008 Human Fertilisation Embryology Act. This legalised...

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20. 07. 2011
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CIA trains covert units of Afghans to continue the fight against Taliban

CIA trains covert units of Afghans to continue the fight against Taliban

Covert forces of CIA-trained Afghan paramilitaries are being built up to continue the US-led war on the Taliban as thousands of US troops prepare to leave the country. Members of one shadowy group...

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20. 07. 2011
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Iran downs U.S. ‘spy drone’

Iran downs U.S. ‘spy drone’

Iran has brought down a U.S. “spy drone” flying near its Fordo nuclear enrichment plant in Qom province, state-run media reported Wednesday. The date of the incident has not been disclosed, and three...

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20. 07. 2011
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Risk of stock market crash is building

Risk of stock market crash is building

Veteran forecaster Douglas McWilliams said: “The signals seem to be building up for some kind of market crash – shares and many bonds are already down significantly from their recent peaks. At the...

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19. 07. 2011
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NZ quake exposes possible Israeli spy ring

NZ quake exposes possible Israeli spy ring

One of the victims of the February earthquake in Christchurch, New Zealand may have been an Israeli spy, according to a report in The Southland Times. The man, Ofer Benyamin Mizrahi, 24, was...

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19. 07. 2011
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Pakistan funded Washington lobby group

Pakistan funded Washington lobby group

Pakistani intelligence secretly funneled at least $4 million to a Washington front group whose leaders improperly lobbied U.S. officials over the disputed territory of Kashmir, federal agents alleged Tuesday.The KAC director, Syed Ghulam...

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19. 07. 2011
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U.S. conducted subcritical nuclear tests in Dec. and Feb.

U.S. conducted subcritical nuclear tests in Dec. and Feb.

The United States conducted subcritical nuclear tests at a Nevada underground test site last December and February this year, an arm of the Energy Department said Tuesday. With the revelation by the National...

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19. 07. 2011
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Search launched for Romania’s 64 missing missiles

Search launched for Romania’s 64 missing missiles

Romanian police were yesterday struggling to find the culprits responsible for the mysterious theft of 64 missile warheads from a train carrying military equipment across the border to Bulgaria. Unconfirmed Romanian news reports...

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19. 07. 2011
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India: ‘Massive’ uranium find in Andhra Pradesh

India: ‘Massive’ uranium find in Andhra Pradesh

Studies show Tummalapalle in Kadapa district could have reserves of 150,000 tonnes of the mineral, Atomic Energy Commission chief S Banerjee said.India has estimated reserves of about 175,000 tonnes of uranium.Analysts say the...

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19. 07. 2011
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Nazi war criminal Josef Mengele’s journals to be auctioned

Nazi war criminal Josef Mengele’s journals to be auctioned

The Connecticut-based Alexander Autographs said Thursday’s auction would include some 3,500 pages of “hidden journals” of the doctor at the Auschwitz-Birkenau death camp. The items are expected to fetch between $300,000 and $400,000....

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19. 07. 2011
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Darpa Searches for Life’s Master Clock

Darpa Searches for Life’s Master Clock

Darpa wants to find the master regulator, and then use that knowledge to develop “predictive models of molecular-timed events, cell-cycle progression, lifespan, aging, and cell death, response to stress, and useful treatment strategies...

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18. 07. 2011
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NSA Is Building An Artificial Intelligence System That Can Read Minds

NSA Is Building An Artificial Intelligence System That Can Read Minds

The NSA is working on a computer system that can predict what people are thinking.The system can answer the question, ‘What does X think about Y?'” These are the words of an unnamed...

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18. 07. 2011
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Atlanta OKs surveillance center; cameras to watch city

Atlanta OKs surveillance center; cameras to watch city

On Monday, the Atlanta City Council approved a measure to network and monitor thousands of public and privately owned security cameras throughout Atlanta. The cameras and images will be part of a new multi-million dollar...

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18. 07. 2011
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Micro air vehicle wright patterson USAF

US Air Force Micro Air Vehicles lab at Wright Patterson Air Force Base

Image: Reuters The Micro Air Vehicles unit of the Air Force Research Laboratory at Wright Patterson AFB is developing small military drones, with the goal of making them so small that they resemble...

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18. 07. 2011
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NSA spooks win fight to keep secret possible ties to Google

NSA spooks win fight to keep secret possible ties to Google

The National Security Agency will get to keep secret documents that may, or may not, show a working relationship with Google. In a decision made public Wednesday, U.S. District Judge Richard J. Leon...

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18. 07. 2011
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General Dynamics to get piece of $1.3B arms sale to Egypt

General Dynamics to get piece of $1.3B arms sale to Egypt

DOD released on the Federal Register Monday a notice about plans to sell to Egypt 125 armed Abram tanks, as well as spare parts and maintenance and support equipment and services through a...

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18. 07. 2011
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7 Ways US Government Invades Brains

7 Ways US Government Invades Brains

- U.S. intelligence agency wants technology to predict the future from public events – NASA, DARPA looking for your input for futuristic space exploration dialogue – Apple of my eye? U.S. fancies a...

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17. 07. 2011
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Beckhams a ‘bad example’ for families

Beckhams a ‘bad example’ for families

David and Victoria Beckham may have been overjoyed to welcome their new daughter, Harper Seven, last week but, according to a growing group of campaigners, the birth of their fourth child make the...

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17. 07. 2011
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Drought cripples southern US farms

Drought cripples southern US farms

The drought has spawned wildfires, turning grasslands to ash. In Texas, the leading cotton producer in the US, 59 per cent of the cotton crop is in poor condition or worse. Harvests of...

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17. 07. 2011
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Senior adviser to Afghan president Hamid Karzai, murdered in Kabul

Senior adviser to Afghan president Hamid Karzai, murdered in Kabul

Jan Mohammad Khan, former governor of southern Uruzgan province and a key ally of the embattled president, was killed in the attack. The killing comes less than a week after the president’s half-brother...

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16. 07. 2011
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Novel Virus ‘Jumped’ From Monkeys to Humans, Researchers Find

Novel Virus ‘Jumped’ From Monkeys to Humans, Researchers Find

A novel version of a virus responsible for many well-known illnesses in humans and animals has managed to jump from one species and spark infection in another, according to researchers. This “jumping” virus...

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16. 07. 2011
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‘Ice Wars’ heating up the Arctic

‘Ice Wars’ heating up the Arctic

The recession of the sea ice and the reduction in permafrost — combined with advances in technology — have allowed access to oil, mineral and natural gas deposits that were previously trapped in...

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16. 07. 2011
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One in five households in fuel poverty as energy prices soar

One in five households in fuel poverty as energy prices soar

Figures show a huge rise in UK households in fuel poverty, even before expected rises in the price of gas and electricity, and charities predicted that this winter would see millions more people...

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16. 07. 2011
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Bodyguard who killed Karzai’s brother was trusted CIA contact

Bodyguard who killed Karzai’s brother was trusted CIA contact

The bodyguard who assassinated President Hamid Karzai’s brother had been working closely with US Special Forces and the CIA before he was recruited by the Taliban, raising fears over the Islamist movement’s increasingly...

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16. 07. 2011
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Euro crisis could cause global markets to crash

Euro crisis could cause global markets to crash

A disorderly end to the turmoil would “inevitably” lead to a global recession, crushing companies’ profitability, they believe. “Global equities could lose up to 35pc of their value if the situation deteriorates into...

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14. 07. 2011
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Hackers Gained Access to Sensitive Military Files

Hackers Gained Access to Sensitive Military Files

The disclosure came as the Pentagon released a strategy for military operations in cyberspace, embodying a belief that traditional passive programs for defending Pentagon data systems are insufficient in an era when espionage,...

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14. 07. 2011
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Burma accused of using prisoners to clear landmines

Burma accused of using prisoners to clear landmines

Dramatic testimony from escaped prisoners has revealed how the Burmese army is forcibly using convicts to serve as porters on the frontlines in military operations against ethnic tribes. Prisoners have been tortured, used...

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14. 07. 2011
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Chile native seeds in danger of being monopolised

Chile native seeds in danger of being monopolised

Fear is growing among environmental and indigenous organisations in Chile over the possible appropriation of native seeds by foreign companies, opening the doors to transgenic crops and their negative impact on biodiversity. Alarm...

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14. 07. 2011
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Col Gaddafi has ‘suicide plan’ to blow up Tripoli

Col Gaddafi has ‘suicide plan’ to blow up Tripoli

Mikhail Margelov, in an interview with the Russian Izvestia daily, said: “The Libyan premier told me: if the rebels seize the city, we will cover it with missiles and blow it up.” Mr...

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14. 07. 2011
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‘Fracking’ company targets US children with colouring book

‘Fracking’ company targets US children with colouring book

This has been providing much mirth and merriment in the US for a few weeks now, but it’s too good to ignore. Talisman Energy, a Canadian global oil and gas company valued at...

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13. 07. 2011
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New Printable Antenna Can Harvest Ambient Energy To Power Small Electronics

New Printable Antenna Can Harvest Ambient Energy To Power Small Electronics

A new ultra-wideband antenna printed on paper or plastic can harvest ambient energy, enabling wireless sensors to tap into electromagnetic currents in the air around them. The device captures energy from a wide...

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13. 07. 2011
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Helicopters measuring radiation in Bellevue

Helicopters measuring radiation in Bellevue

Lessons from the nuclear incidents in Fukushima, Japan show the value of a local project to measure background radiation levels in several parts of the state. A low-flying helicopter will gather radiological readings,...

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13. 07. 2011
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Missouri River floodwaters taking more farmland

Missouri River floodwaters taking more farmland

The swollen Missouri River was swamping more farmland in Missouri on Wednesday as federal officials began to prepare for a gradual reduction in water releases from a key dam starting later in July....

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13. 07. 2011
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A Greek Tragedy

A Greek Tragedy

  >> SBS Dateline on YouTube

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13. 07. 2011
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Libya campaign duration cannot be predicted, Liam Fox warns

Libya campaign duration cannot be predicted, Liam Fox warns

The campaign was originally mandated for 90 days but it is now approaching four months with little sign of Col Muammar Gaddafi’s regime collapsing. Although the Nato mission has been extended to continue...

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13. 07. 2011
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Humaniris

New Police Tool for Face Recognition

Police forces across the country are planning to start using new mobile technology later this year that can identify suspects and instantly reveal their criminal history based on a picture of their face or...

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13. 07. 2011
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China facing severe water crisis due to massive food production

China facing severe water crisis due to massive food production

As the world’s population increases, so too does its need for food and water – the two resources which are absolutely necessary to sustain life. And as it happens, one is needed to...

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13. 07. 2011
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Lockdown: U.S. Builds New Jails Across Afghanistan

Lockdown: U.S. Builds New Jails Across Afghanistan

The U.S. military is supposed to turn its massive jail on the outskirts of Bagram Air Field over to the Afghan government this year. But the U.S. is going to keep holding detainees...

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13. 07. 2011
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Age of austerity to continue for decades

Age of austerity to continue for decades

Britain must brace itself for decades of austerity even after George Osborne’s spending squeeze, to pay the price for an ageing population, the independent Office for Budget Responsibility (OBR) warned on Wednesday. The...

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13. 07. 2011
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Bernanke says more support possible if [needed to keep the ponzi scheme afloat ] the economy weakens

Bernanke says more support possible if [needed to keep the ponzi scheme afloat ] the economy weakens

The Fed’s second quantitative easing programme (QE2) ended two weeks ago. Speaking to members of Congress, Mr Bernanke also said the US could expect only “moderate” growth over the coming quarters. He added...

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13. 07. 2011
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McDonald’s argues it is a supermarket rather than restaurant in Russia

McDonald’s argues it is a supermarket rather than restaurant in Russia

In a legal battle that is likely to see dozens of other fast food chains in the world’s largest country following suit, McDonald’s successfully argued that it should be classified as a food...

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12. 07. 2011
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CIA aiding interrogations of terror suspects in Somalia

CIA aiding interrogations of terror suspects in Somalia

CIA operatives have secretly traveled to Mogadishu, Somalia, to help interrogate terrorism suspects about operations in East Africa and Yemen, a senior U.S. official told CNN Tuesday. The official, who was not authorized...

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12. 07. 2011
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US Intelligence Agencies Want to Crowdsource the Future

US Intelligence Agencies Want to Crowdsource the Future

America’s intelligence agencies are in the business of predicting the future, using limited amounts of information to divine world events. But even expert analysts and sophisticated algorithms can make mistakes. Applied Research Associates...

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12. 07. 2011
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Meat of 6 cows fed radioactive straw reaches 9 prefectures

Meat of 6 cows fed radioactive straw reaches 9 prefectures

The meat of six cows shipped from a Fukushima Prefecture farm at the heart of growing concerns over beef containing traces of radioactive cesium has been distributed to at least nine prefectures, including...

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12. 07. 2011
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THE GREAT DROUGHT OF 2011 Is America’s Worst Since The Dust Bowl

THE GREAT DROUGHT OF 2011 Is America’s Worst Since The Dust Bowl

Fourteen states are suffering from a drought so early and severe that it’s already causing comparisons with the dust bowl years of the 1930’s. According to a story in The New York Times,...

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12. 07. 2011
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Pizza Hut using Biometrics to Combat Payroll Fraud

Pizza Hut using Biometrics to Combat Payroll Fraud

Pizza Hut franchisee Rage, Inc. has rolled out DigitalPersona U.are.U Fingerprint Biometrics in 118 locations throughout the East Coast in South Carolina, North Carolina, Kentucky, Tennessee and Virginia to reduce employee theft. By...

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12. 07. 2011
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Karzai’s Brother Dies A Gangster’s Death in Kandahar

Karzai’s Brother Dies A Gangster’s Death in Kandahar

Since Ahmed Wali Karzai lived like the Tony Montana of Afghanistan, it almost seems inevitable that half-brother of the Afghan president died the way he did. The man known by the U.S. military...

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12. 07. 2011
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Fourth attack on Egyptian gas pipeline

Fourth attack on Egyptian gas pipeline

An attack on Tuesday on a Sinai gas pipeline taking Egyptian natural gas to Israel and Jordan interrupted supply for the fourth time this year, the state-run Mena news agency reported. A guard...

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12. 07. 2011
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US trade deficit widens to more than $50bn

US trade deficit widens to more than $50bn

The trade gap rose from a downwardly revised $43.6bn in April, according to Commerce Department figures. Oil prices helped push imports to the second highest level on record, while exports fell slightly from...

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12. 07. 2011
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House prices ‘won’t recover until 2020′

House prices ‘won’t recover until 2020′

Real house prices, accounting for inflation, will still be 12pc below their 2007 high in 2015, PwC said. By 2020, there is just a 53pc chance that house prices will have risen 1pc,...

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11. 07. 2011
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Caterpillar accused of $2 billion tax dodge

Caterpillar accused of $2 billion tax dodge

Caterpillar Inc. avoided paying more than $2 billion in federal income taxes from 2000 to 2009 by accounting fraudulently for billions in dollars of profits, according to a lawsuit filed by a manager...

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11. 07. 2011
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A Separate Internet Could Curb Cyber Threats, Former CIA Chief

A Separate Internet Could Curb Cyber Threats, Former CIA Chief

To combat cyberattacks, the U.S. may need more than new cyberdefenses. It might need a whole new piece of Internet infrastructure. So says former CIA director Michael Hayden, who served under President G.W....

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DOJ: We can force you to decrypt that laptop

DOJ: We can force you to decrypt that laptop

The Obama administration has asked a federal judge to order the defendant, Ramona Fricosu, to decrypt an encrypted laptop that police found in her bedroom during a raid of her home. Because Fricosu...

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High radiation found in straw given to cows whose meat was contaminated

High radiation found in straw given to cows whose meat was contaminated

High levels of radioactive cesium have been detected in rice straw used as feed for cows from a Fukushima Prefecture city whose meat contained excessive levels of cesium. The meat of 11 head...

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Was Paid Millions At UBS And Bear Stearns For Stealing And Fronting A Ponzi Scheme

Was Paid Millions At UBS And Bear Stearns For Stealing And Fronting A Ponzi Scheme

Meet your worst nightmare: a Wall Streeter who got paid millions to work at investment banks while he was stealing money from innocent investors and his company. Justin Paperny, a 36-year old who...

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Italy Moves to Rein In Short-Selling

Italy Moves to Rein In Short-Selling

The Italian authorities moved to rein in short-selling on the Milan stock exchange Monday as fears mounted that Italy could become the next victim of the debt crisis dogging the euro. Consob, the...

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Scientists find first superbug strain of gonorrhea

Scientists find first superbug strain of gonorrhea

The new strain of the sexually transmitted disease — called H041 — cannot be killed by any currently recommended treatments for gonorrhea, leaving doctors with no other option than to try medicines so...

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Panetta Says U.S. to Act Alone Against Iran-Backed Attacks

Panetta Says U.S. to Act Alone Against Iran-Backed Attacks

Defense Secretary Leon Panetta told American troops in Iraq that the U.S. will “do what we can unilaterally” to stem Iranian-backed attacks on their bases and convoys, in addition to working with Iraqi...

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German spy agency HQ building plans leaked

German spy agency HQ building plans leaked

Focus, a magazine, claimed the plans for the new building included details on alarms, emergency exits, wall thickness and the locking systems designed to protect the 4,000 personnel who will work there. Focus...

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08. 07. 2011
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Second world war bombers changed the weather

Second world war bombers changed the weather

Allied bombing raids during the second world war inadvertently experimented on the weather by producing huge contrails over south-east England. A study of one 1944 raid offers a rare opportunity to check our...

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British Gas hikes energy prices

British Gas hikes energy prices

Millions of households will see their utility bills break the £100 a month barrier after British Gas today announced price hikes of up to 24%. Some nine million customers will be hit when...

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