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Burning building freezes

April 12, 2008

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A fire has gutted a building housing a furniture company and a popular American cafe in an icy Minneapolis. Firefighters battled freezing temperatures, snow and ice to save Maxwell’s cafe. It was a popular spot with locals who say it does a “great lunch”. The fire appears to have been accidental. At minus 12 degrees […]

Drivers Flood Station For 35 Cent Gas

April 12, 2008

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Traffic was backed up and police were called to control the crowd after a Wilmington gas station accidentally set the pump price at 35 cents a gallon. The Wilmington Star-News reported Friday that hundreds of drivers flooded a BP station for the cheap gas after the price dropped around 9 a.m. Thursday. Station employee Shane […]

Attorney for polygamist leader suggests tip may have been hoax

April 12, 2008

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An attorney for polygamist sect leader Warren Jeffs says Texas authorities may have been duped by a fake phone tip into raiding a West Texas ranch occupied by Jeffs followers. “I smelled a rat from the beginning,” attorney Michael Piccarreta told The Arizona Republic, referring to the call from a 16-year-old girl at the Fundamentalist […]

Bush, Cheney, Rumsfeld, Rice, Powell, Tenet & Ashcroft approved smother-bagging

April 12, 2008

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“Well, we started to connect the dots in order to protect the American people.” Bush told ABC News White House correspondent Martha Raddatz. “And yes, I’m aware our national security team met on this issue. And I approved.” As first reported by ABC News Wednesday, the most senior Bush administration officials repeatedly discussed and approved […]

Apparent misfired artillery round hits home, kills cat

April 12, 2008

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— What may have been a small artillery shell slammed through the roof of a house in New Jersey Friday, and killed a cat. The Star-Ledger of Newark says the six-by-four-inch object landed on 10-year-old Casandra Angel’s bed. She had left about 20 minutes earlier to go to a sleepover at a friend’s house. But […]

Adobe opens shop on Web-based Photoshop Express

April 12, 2008

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Adobe Systems opened up Photoshop Express on Thursday, its long-anticipated Web-based image editor aimed at the millions of consumers that want a simple way to touch up, share, and store photos. Photoshop Express, available for free with 2 gigabytes of storage at www.photoshop.com/express, is a significant departure from Adobe’s desktop software business and a big […]

Cheney: Smother-bagger, child abuse promoter… millionaire

April 12, 2008

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Guards have confiscated a ‘Lord of the Rings’ movie screenplay from a former child soldier awaiting trial at Guantanamo, his lawyer and U.S. officials said Thursday. Navy Lt. Cmdr. William Kuebler, the military-appointed attorney for Canadian Omar Khadr, told reporters he gave the detainee the script to build trust. In addition to seizing the screenplay, […]

Man Finds $140,000, Turns It In To Cops , Brinks Gives Struggling Landscaper $2,000 Reward, His Mom Says It Should Have Been 10% – CBS News

April 12, 2008

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from www.cbsnews.com posted with vodpod

100 GB memory chip coming in 2009

April 12, 2008

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Bytes, not bits. Oh, and it’s fast, too. Nanochip, a Silicon Valley-based fabless semiconductor firm, just received $14 million in funding to complete work on a 100 GB storage chip. Intel Capital, who should know something about chips, is an investor. The goal: “. . . allow Nanochip to complete development of its first prototypes […]

Laser TV Demo

April 12, 2008

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Smart paper may put lightweight spies in the skies

April 12, 2008

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Paper aeroplanes could fly by flapping their wings thanks to smart paper that bends when bathed in an electric field. The material raises the prospect of swarms of tiny lightweight aircraft carrying sensors that act as the eyes and ears of a surveillance network. Electroactive paper (EAPap) is ordinary cotton-based paper, similar to the material […]

Scientists links laptops to detect earthquakes

April 12, 2008

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Elizabeth Cochran sensed an opportunity to save lives when she realized laptops can be used as seismometers to detect earthquakes. Many laptops have an accelerometer, a sensor that detects motion and free fall, and that can be used to detect the intensity of earthquakes when a laptop shakes, said Cochran, a seismologist and assistant professor […]