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

On July 31, 2011 by stratagem
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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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Outsourced: Clinical trials overseas

Outsourced: Clinical trials overseas

On July 31, 2011 by stratagem
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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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In Belarus, Just Being Can Prompt an Arrest

In Belarus, Just Being Can Prompt an Arrest

On July 31, 2011 by stratagem
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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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China: Unrest in Kashgar, Xinjiang, leaves 15 dead

China: Unrest in Kashgar, Xinjiang, leaves 15 dead

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

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

On July 30, 2011 by stratagem
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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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Pakistani troops aid Bahrain’s crackdown

Pakistani troops aid Bahrain’s crackdown

On July 30, 2011 by stratagem
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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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Japan widens ban on radioactive beef to Miyagi Prefecture

Japan widens ban on radioactive beef to Miyagi Prefecture

On July 29, 2011 by stratagem
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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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Australia farmer sues neighbours over GM crops

Australia farmer sues neighbours over GM crops

On July 29, 2011 by stratagem
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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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Army Corps Agrees to Pay Whistle-Blower $970K In Iraq Case

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

On July 29, 2011 by stratagem
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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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Recovery, what recovery?

Recovery, what recovery?

On July 29, 2011 by stratagem
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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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Defense Russia’s Arctic force may include paratroopers

Defense Russia’s Arctic force may include paratroopers

On July 28, 2011 by stratagem
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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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UK’s plan to ‘anonymise’ DNA

UK’s plan to ‘anonymise’ DNA

On July 28, 2011 by stratagem
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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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Apple’s iOS facial recognition could lead to Kinect-like interaction

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

On July 28, 2011 by stratagem
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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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MARC FABER: The Debt Fight Is Meaningless, As Governments March Toward Hyperinflation

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

On July 27, 2011 by stratagem
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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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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

On July 27, 2011 by stratagem
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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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A sinister cyber-surveillance scheme exposed

A sinister cyber-surveillance scheme exposed

On July 27, 2011 by stratagem
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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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Rural US disappearing? Population share hits low

Rural US disappearing? Population share hits low

On July 27, 2011 by stratagem
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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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