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India to check on toilet use in 'real time'

India's government Wednesday announced a nationwide scheme to check whether people are using toilets as part of a cleanliness drive championed by Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

dateDec 31, 2014 in Other
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Funding challenges for Orion and SLS

The Government Accountability Office (GAO) is the audit, evaluation, and investigative arm of Congress, which exists to support Congress in meeting its constitutional responsibilities and to help improve ...

dateDec 22, 2014 in Space Exploration
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Norway probes spy equipment found in central Oslo

Norwegian police said Sunday they have warned politicians about possible eavesdropping of cellphone calls after several listening devices were reportedly found in central Oslo, including near government buildings and Parliament.

dateDec 15, 2014 in Security
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World's rarest cetacean threatened by illegal gillnets

The world's rarest cetacean could disappear in less than four years unless immediate action is taken by the Mexican government to protect it from entanglement in gillnets deployed illegally in its Gulf of California refuge, ...

dateDec 14, 2014 in Ecology
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Web inventor says Internet should be 'human right'

The computer scientist credited with inventing the World Wide Web says affordable access to the Internet should be recognized as a human right, as a report showed that billions of people still cannot go online and government ...

dateDec 11, 2014 in Internet
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Congress told US lags other nations on drones

Commercial drone flights are taking off in other countries while the U.S. lags behind in developing safety regulations that would permit unmanned aircraft operations by a wide array of industries, witnesses ...

dateDec 10, 2014 in Engineering
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Australia to crack down on online pirates

Australia's government Wednesday outlined plans to tackle online piracy as it moves to end the country's position as one of the world's top illegal downloaders of television shows such as "Game of Thrones".

dateDec 10, 2014 in Security
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Canada scientists bargain for right to speak out

A union representing 15,000 Canadian government scientists said Wednesday their right to speak publicly about their work regardless of what they discover should be addressed in contract negotiations.

dateDec 03, 2014 in Other
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A new way to fix those frustrating websites

How many times have you been looking for information online, only to find yourself going round and round in circles? Or you've spent too long poking around a website trying to find what you need, only to ...

dateDec 03, 2014 in Internet
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