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Michael Palin’s journey across Africa

February 17, 2012

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Food Project Proposes Matrix-Style Vertical Chicken Farms

February 17, 2012

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Architecture student André Ford has proposed a new system for the mass production of chickens that removes the birds’ cerebral cortex so that they don’t experience the horrors of being packed together tightly in vertical farms.Each year, the United Kingdom raises and kills around 800 million broiler chickens for their meat. These creatures are grown […]

Swiss ‘janitor’ satellite to sweep up space junk

February 17, 2012

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Swiss scientists plan to launch a shoebox-sized satellite with jellyfish-like tentacles to sweep up space junk as early as 2016. The $11 million satellite, called CleanSpace One, would chase down space junk and drag it out of orbit, burning up during atmospheric re-entry in the process. Swiss space scientists hope this will be the first […]

Yale: Error correction brings quantum computing closer to reality

February 17, 2012

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Physicists at Yale University have taken another significant step in the development of quantum computing, a new frontier in computing that promises exponentially faster information processing than the most sophisticated computers of today. In research published online this month in the journal Nature, the Yale physicists demonstrate the most basic form of quantum error correction […]

Department Of Homeland Security Tells Congress Why It’s Monitoring Facebook, Twitter, Blogs

February 17, 2012

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BY Neal Ungerleider – At a Congressional hearing this morning that veered into contentious arguments and cringe-worthy moments, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) spilled the beans on their social media monitoring project. DHS Chief Privacy Office Mary Ellen Callahan and Director of Operations Coordination and Planning Richard Chavez appeared to be deliberately stonewalling Congress […]

The Underwear Bomber Case

February 17, 2012

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Tony Muga – Now that the Underwear Bomber trial is over, the corporate controlled mainstream media has once again given a version of the story (or rather left parts out altogether) that not only stands in stark contrast to Kurt Haskell’s testimony, but is so incredibly lacking of pertinent facts that it is becoming painfully […]

UC Davis pays $1.35M to settle Title IX case

February 17, 2012

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The University of California, Davis has agreed to pay more than $1.3 million to attorneys representing three women who had filed gender discrimination claims because the campus did not offer a women’s wrestling team, officials said Thursday. The settlement came after a federal judge in Sacramento ruled on a broader question in August and found […]

Report: 2 ICE officers killed, 1 wounded at federal office building in Long Beach

February 17, 2012

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Three immigration officers were involved in a shootout at the Long Beach federal building on Thursday evening, police said. Two officers were pronounced dead at the scene and the third, reportedly shot in the upper torso, was sent to a nearby hospital, according to aerial communications from Long Beach police, NBCLosAngeles.com reported. One of the […]

Review: Shatner’s World: We Just Live In It

February 17, 2012

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By Dan Bacalzo Feb 17, 2012 William Shatner displays a curious mix of self-deprecation and self-aggrandizement in Shatner’s World: We Just Live In It, his entertaining one-man show currently playing a limited Broadway engagement at The Music Box before launching a brief national tour. The actor demonstrates a willingness to laugh at himself, thereby allowing […]

Slow walking ‘predicts dementia’

February 17, 2012

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The speed someone walks may predict the likelihood of developing dementia later in life, according to researchers in the US. They also told a conference that grip strength in middle-age was linked to the chance of a stroke. The scientists said more studies were needed to understand what was happening. Experts said the findings raised […]

UFOs disabling nukes

February 17, 2012

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It would be great of aliens would save us from ourselves. If they have been watching and can disable nukes, I wonder why they didn’t disable the second nuke we dropped on Japan. Why did they allow on 8/9/1945 at 12:02 pm the bomb known as “Fat Man” to explode at 1,849 feet with a […]